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, behavioral healthcare, and vision care 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
Administration and Development Manager,
Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization

Kelly Stone

Board Member
Business Attorney
with Carmel & Naccasha LLP

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

Gilbert Anderson
Herminio Fronquez
Lawrence Li
Hafez Nasr
Ahmad Nooristani
Dr. Carl Schlosser
Lee Silkman
Dr. Taglia, Surgery
Elizabeth Toro, MD (OB/GYN)
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. Weinstock, Ear, Nose, and Throat
Dr. Yostos, internist


Abe Lincoln

Interim Executive Director

Carla Jimenez

Clinic Manager

Karen Vordale

Nurse Practitioner

Eryn Parks

Development and Volunteer Manager

Jose Chavez

Physician Assistant

Art Dossey, LCSW

Behavioral Health Practitioner

Matt McGrath

Physician Assistant

Izel Chavez


Kim Garcia

Medical Assistant

Chrissy Faulding

Nurse Practitioner