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 Chair/Medical Director
Chief Hospitalist
at Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Oscar Diaz

Vice Chair/Treasurer
Portfolio Manager,
Coast Hills Bank

Yasmin Dawson

Board Member
Community Activist and Founder of C4, Lompoc

Michael Dixon, LCSW

Board Member
Behavioral Health Program Manager,
Lompoc Health

Abe Lincoln

Board Member
Healthcare Executive and Former Director,
SLO NOOR Foundation

Alex Murkison

Board Member
Development Associate
at the Fund for Santa Barbara

Lee Silkman, MD

Board Member
Practicing as a Primary Care Physician
in Lompoc

Savie Health is Deeply Grateful
for the Amazing Physicians who Volunteer
their Time to See Patients at the Clinic (at Savie Health):

Gilbert Anderson
Lawrence Li
Hafez Nasr
Ahmad Nooristani
Dr. Carl Schlosser
Lee Silkman
James Trettin

And for the Specialists Willing to See
and Treat our Patients in Their Offices
at Lompoc Valley Medical Center:

Dr. Avalonne, Urology
Dr. Gul, Cardiology
Dr. Raoufi, gastroenterology
Dr. Sherman, Ophthalmology
Dr. Taglia, Surgery
Dr. Weinstock, Ear, Nose, and Throat
Dr. Yostos, internist


Eryn Shugart, PhD

Executive Director

Carla Jimenez

Clinic Manager

Karen Vordale

Nurse Practitioner

Eryn Parks

Development and Volunteer Manager

Viridiana Gutierrez

Nurse Practitioner

Art Dossey, LCSW

Behavioral Health Practitione

Primitiva Hernandez

Case Manager

Izel Chavez