Meet Our Team.

The Claris team is passionate about serving our patients, providing excellent care, and having fun together!

The Faces of Claris Health

Nia Archer

Patient Care Manager - Mobile Unit
Nia coordinates the outreach and operational needs of the mobile unit.
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Lisa Arshawsky, MSN, WHNP, RN

Certified Nurse Midwife
Lisa serves as a certified nurse midwife at Claris Health.
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Bernadette Benware

Parenting Program Coordinator
Bernadette provides pregnancy and parenting advocacy, education, and support through in-person and virtual classes and case management.

Bianca Castillo

Medical Assistant
Bianca loves helping others and goes where the greatest need is, travelling between the Lynwood, West Los Angeles, and mobile clinics.
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Rosie Covarrubias

Patient Care Coordinator
Rosie is responsible for the ongoing emotional and practical support of patients at Claris Health in Lynwood.
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Lisa Craig

Lisa Craig

LMFT & Clinical Supervisor
Lisa provides supervision to all MFT interns and trainees.

William Dardon

Medical Mobile Unit Driver
William drives the mobile medical unit and provides additional support to the mobile medical team.
Rondell Eskridge

Rondell Eskridge

Reality Check Speaker
Rondell speaks to teens & young adults about their sexual and relational health.
Cameron Frye

Cameron Frye

Community Engagement Coordinator
Cameron works to build and strengthen our connections with community partners, volunteers and clients. He helps coordinate outreach events and volunteer opportunities that help us better serve our community.

Carla Janzen, MD, PhD

Medical Director
After peripheral involvement for many years, Dr. Janzen became Claris Health's Medical Director in 2016. She reviews all medical records and mentors the medical staff.
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Shaun Jordan, MSN, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife
Shaun has provided prenatal, gynecological, and primary care services for more than 25 years and counts it a privilege to have delivered thousands of babies across LA County. She shares Claris' philosophy of caring for the “whole” patient, building community, and bridging the gaps In healthcare.

Emily Keith

VP of Advancement
Emily has held various positions at Claris over the last 20 years. She currently oversees advancement and communications efforts, including fundraising, marketing, and more.
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Alexa McKenna

Administrative Assistant
Alexa supports Claris' advancement and operations teams and efforts.

Monica Mendez

Patient Services Director
Monica oversees the patient services team at all Claris locations and directly manages the West LA clinic, providing education, advocacy, and case management.
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Denise Middleton


Aylah Moraga

Reality Check Coordinator
Aylah trains and coordinates the Reality Check team, presents to students in LA, and trains other sexual-health programs around the nation.
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Evadna Nesbit, PA-C

Clinic Director
As Claris' Clinic Director, Evadna oversees patient services and cares for individuals and families visiting the clinics.
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Talitha Phillips

Originally introduced to Claris Health as a client, Talitha has now served as the CEO for twenty-one years and is in charge of vision casting, leadership, organizational development, and fundraising.
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Lizzete Resendiz

Spanish Parenting Educator
Lizzete runs our Spanish-speaking parenting classes and facilitates individual parenting support sessions.
Natalie Rios

Natalie Rios

Mobile Medical Unit Driver
Natalie drives the mobile medical unit and provides additional support to the mobile medical team.
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Natalie Barraza Roman

Medical Assistant
Natalie interned at Claris in 2022 and is thrilled to be on staff now serving as a Medical Assistant at our West Los Angeles clinic.

Reina Villegas

VP of Operations
Reina oversees all program operations at Claris Health and provides support to the medical, counseling, education, and support teams.

CC Weske-Yadon

Reality Check Speaker
CC serves as a virtual sexual-health educator, giving presentations from her home in Idaho.

Stacy Williams

Community Engagement Director
Stacy oversees all community partnerships with social service providers, medical clinics, governmental agencies and faith-based organizations as well assists with donor development and fundraising events.
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J. Patrick Wise

J. Patrick Wise

Reality Check Coordinator
Patrick manages the Reality Check social media and presents for Reality Check in schools and other venues around Los Angeles.
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Niki Woolsey

Parenting Program Manager
Niki runs the Parenting Program by educating, encouraging, and supporting new parents.
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Amen Bains, President

Chris Coates, Treasurer

Denise Perlstein, Secretary

Nick Angelich, Member

Jaclyn Corral, Member

Adrienne Dixon,  Member

Sarah Dubbeldam, Member

Carla Janzen, MD, PhD, Member

Natalie LeVeck, Esq. Member

Talitha Phillips, CEO, Member

Kelly Redd, Member

Andrea Regalado, Member

Tish & Charles Anderson

Theresa & Bill Armour

Natalie & Rob Corrao

Dr. Bob & Leslie Hamilton

Patricia Heaton

Charles Hu

Carrie & Peter Kingston

Jo Ann & Robert Klein

Marc Little

Celeste Liversidge, Esq.

Christine Martinez

Christine Metzler

Seth David Mitchell

Tracie & Chris Shepard

Susan & Craig Tschudi

Christa Workman, Esq.