Meet Our Team.

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

The Faces of Claris Health

Anna Ali

Reality Check Speaker
Anna speaks to teens & young adults about their sexual and relational 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. She facilitates the group-based prenatal care program, Centering Pregnancy, and provides other women's and reproductive-health services.
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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.

Bernadette Benware

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

Community Engagement Coordinator
Amanda supports the community outreach team by maintaining and building community partnerships, planning and organizing events, and working with volunteers and groups.

Bianca Castillo

Lead 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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Emily Choi

Bookkeeper
Emily performs accounting tasks and other bookkeeping duties for the agency.
Lisa Craig

Lisa Craig

LMFT & Clinical Supervisor
Lisa is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and provides supervision to MFT associates and trainees.

William Dardon

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

Rondell Eskridge

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

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.
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Alexa McKenna

Senior Administrative Coordinator
Alexa supports Claris' advancement and operations teams and efforts.
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Monica Mendez

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

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

Spanish Parenting Facilitator
Lizzete runs our Spanish-speaking parenting classes and facilitates individual parenting support sessions.

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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Ishanika Sehgal

Social Media Coordinator
Social Media Coordinator

Blanca Vasquez Nieves

Patient Care Coordinator
Bianca is responsible for the overall management and implementation of all patient advocacy, referral services, and facility needs.

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 Speaker
Patrick 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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Katherine Zogg MS, WHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Katherine serves as one of the medical providers at Claris Health, bringing a variety of women's health and other medical services.

Jaclyn Corral, President

Chris Coates, Treasurer

Denise Perlstein, Secretary

Nick Angelich, Member

Natalie Burkholder, Member

Tasha Higgins, Member

Carla Janzen, MD, PhD, Member

Matthew Kleinhans, Member

Kyra Odi, Member

Ariella Onyeama, Member

Marc Phelps, Member

Talitha Phillips, CEO, Member

Kelly Redd, Member

Tish & Charles Anderson

Theresa & Bill Armour

Natalie & Rob Corrao

Dr. Bob & Leslie Hamilton

Patricia Heaton

Jackie & Charles Hu

Carrie & Peter Kingston

Jo Ann & Robert Klein

Celeste Liversidge, Esq.

Christine Martinez

Christine Metzler

Seth David Mitchell

Tracie & Chris Shepard

Susan & Craig Tschudi

Christa Workman, Esq.