Our Team

In 2011, Dr. Ahmad Nooristani created the first free clinic in San Luis Obispo County to serve the underserved population and provide free high-quality non-emergent healthcare to those who could not otherwise afford to access care in the county. While working at Lompoc Valley Medical Center he realized the need for a free health clinic in the community. He created Savie Health to provide high-quality, preventative primary, and behavioral healthcare to the uninsured.

Our amazing team of staff and volunteers are committed to providing
high-quality health care services to those who need it most.

Board of Directors

Ahmad Nooristani, MD

Founder/Board President
Internal medicine physician
at Lompoc Valley Medical Center

James Trettin, MD

Emergency medicine physician at
Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Naishadh D. Buch, PHARMD

Board Member

Yvette Cope, MSN, RN

Board Member
Chief Nurse Executive at
Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Oscar Diaz

Board Member
Portfolio Manager,
Coast Hills Bank

Abe Lincoln

Board Member
Healthcare Executive and Former Director,
SLO NOOR Foundation

Alex Murkison

Board Member
Development Associate
at the Fund for Santa Barbara

Karen Ortiz

Board Member
Development Director,
Alzheimer’s Association

Lee Silkman, MD

Board Member
Practicing as a Primary Care Physician
in Lompoc


Eryn Shugart, PhD

Executive Director

Carla Jimenez

Clinic Manager

Alondra Capuchino, MA

Medical Assistant

Karen Vordale

Nurse Practitioner

Xiaoyan “Sophie” Zhang

Nurse Practitioner