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Arthur Martinez, M.D., M.S.H.A., is an Occupational Medicine Physician
with over sixteen years administrative experience in a multi-specialty
primary care clinic, over three years administrative experience in a
Health Maintenance Organization, and over four years clinical and
managerial experience in an urgent care clinic.
Dr. Martinez is the 18-year Founding Member of the Western Clinician
Network Board of Directors. He has clinical professional appointments with the
University of Arizona, AT Still University and Midwestern University. He is the
recipient of the “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the Bureau of Primary
Health Care, the “Distinguished Service Award” from the Arizona Association of
Community health Centers, and the “Health Care Excellence Crystal Award” from AT
Still University. Dr. Martinez was recognized with the Pinnacle Award for his work
on the HRSA Collaborative on Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services and
most recently, El Rio Health Center was awarded the Cardinal Health Foundation E3
Grant Program in support of “Improving Medication Safety by Providing Pharmacists
with Patient Diagnosis on Electronic Prescription Orders.”
Gary Cloud, Ph.D., M.B.A., has been the Assistant Provost and
Associate Dean, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona for
A.T. Still University since 2008. He also served as the Director of
Advancement from 1999 – 2008. He holds a Doctor of
Philosophy, with an emphasis on ethics and health policy,
Arizona State University, 2003; Master of Business Administration, with an
emphasis on health administration, University of Phoenix, 1998; Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration, with an emphasis on personnel and health
administration, Arizona State University, 1983.
Dr. Cloud is responsible for developing strategies, programs, partners, resources
and systems that advance AT Still University’s ability to meet its mission. Initiated,
oversaw, and/or facilitated efforts to design and establish a new Community Health
Center partnered college of osteopathic medicine; establishment of a health and
technology park; construction of a new campus; establishment of a nonprofit capital
structure/facility acquisition organization for development on the health and
technology park; design, start-up and accreditation of a dental school; start-up of an
American Indian health profession program; enhanced community leadership of the
University; design of cross program organizational themes; initiation of a
development program; establishment of a CHC-anchoring health-professionspipeline strategy called Hometown partnerships for Health; and identification of
new needs focused programs and endeavors.
Dr. Winston Wong leads Kaiser Permanente’s efforts in developing
community partnerships that address the needs of the underserved
and the pursuit of health equity. Dr. Wong guides investments and
partnerships to support the country’s community health centers,
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public hospitals and public health systems, with a particular emphasis on the
promotion of improved population outcomes and the elimination of health
As a clinician and medical director of Asian Health Services (Oakland, CA) from
1986- 93, Dr. Wong established several programs targeting health inequities faced
by immigrant Asian communities. From 1993 – 2003, Dr. Wong served as an Officer
of the U.S. Public Health Service, achieving the rank of Captain, and serving in
various roles in the DHHS. In recognition of his public service, Wong was the
recipient of the U.S. Public Health Service’s Outstanding Service Medal.
Dr. Wong is a notable national authority in areas of cultural competence and health
disparities. He co-chaired the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on
Cultural Competence, which led to measurement standards for culturally competent
care. He has also has been tapped by the Institute of Medicine as a content expert,
most recently as a member of the committee addressing the integration of primary
care and public health. In 2011, he was appointed to serve on the CMS Advisory
Panel on Outreach and Education.
Dr. Wong earned his undergraduate and Masters’ degrees from the UC Berkeley, and
his medical degree from UC San Francisco. The American Journal of Public Health
profiled Dr. Wong as a “Face of Public Health”.
Carl Heard, M.D., MMM, Independent Locum Tenens & Consulting
Physician for Medical Management.
Dr. Heard is Chair of the Western Clinicians Network Program
Committee. Dr Heard has been working within the safety net of
Nevada for 16 years, as the Chief Medical Officer for Nevada Health
Centers, Inc., five years as the County Health Officer for Carson City
County, and has served on numerous boards including the Clark County Social
Services Community Advisory Board, the Board of the Great Basin Primary Care
Association, the Nevada Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee to name
just a few. As recognition of the importance of business influence in health care Dr.
Heard has recently completed a Masters in Medical Management and is pursuing
entrepreneurial efforts to improve compensation models for medical services. He
has committed the current phase of his career to compensation redesign for primary
care services, as a means of resolving the most fundamental dilemmas facing the
practice of medicine, and currently makes his living providing locums coverage
within the safety net of Nevada and California and consulting on EMR
implementation and Patient Center Healthcare Homes creation efforts.
Dr. Kenneth Morris is a graduate of the Medical College of
Wisconsin and completed an Internship & Residency in
Pediatrics at the UCSD Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the
American Academy of Pediatrics and previously served as the
Chief Medical Officer of North County Health Services (NCHS) for
10 years. NCHS is a large Federally Qualified Health Center
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situated in North San Diego County with 60,000 users and over 260,000 visits. As
the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Morris had oversight over recruitment,
retention and direction of all clinical staff at NCHS’ 11 clinical sites. Along with
maintaining a busy clinical practice, he was also responsible for NCHS’ quality
management program and helping to identify critical issues of survival in the
managed care sector. After deciding to step down from his CMO position due to
family commitments, Dr. Morris has served as the Associate Medical Director &
Chief of Pediatrics. During the past 2 years, Dr. Morris has served as the Clinical I.T.
champion and helped spearhead the selection and implementation of NCHS’ first
Electronic Health Record. In his free time, he participates on several community
committees and boards, enjoys time with family and is always looking for an
opportunity to sneak off and sport fish the seven seas.
Dr. Pereira moved to Nogales, AZ in 1986 to fulfill his National
Health Service Corps obligation at the Mariposa Community Health
Center until 1990, when he returned to Emory University in Atlanta
to become a member of the faculty at their main teaching hospital,
Grady Memorial Hospital, where he earned two teaching awards in
1991 and 1992.
He returned to Nogales in 1992 to care for the underserved where he practiced fulltime Internal Medicine at the Mariposa Community Health Center until February
1998 when he was named Chief of Medical Staff and Clinical Services. While
completing his administrative duties, he still maintains al limited clinical practice.
He is earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Pereira is also a long time board member of the
Western Clinicians Network.
Dr. Lopez is originally from Flagstaff, AZ. He grew up in San
Jose, CA since 1961. He attended James Kick High School and
did his undergraduate work at Santa Clara University. While at
SCU Dr. Lopez worked on a project to instill interest in the
medical/science fields and completed presentations for
Gardner Family and Alviso health centers. Dr. Lopez recruited students from these
areas and plugged them into the county hospital (VMC) and San Jose City College. He
served as one of the teachers and secured funding for 3 years. Dr. Lopez was
accepted into medical school at UC Davis and did volunteer work in community
clinics in the Sacramento Area. He became acutely aware of working with Latinos
and was oriented to Pediatrics first, and then became enthralled with Family
Practice. Dr. Lopez did a 5th year in Medical School concentrating in Adult/Family
Practice Medicine. He was accepted to the FP Residency Program at San Jose
Hospital and completed 3 years. Dr. Lopez also worked with Gardner Health Center
part time for many years and had a private practice for 8 years. In 1990 he was
offered and accepted a staff position at Gardner. Dr. Lopez became Medical Director
in 1993 and continued on in that position. He has been happy in being part of
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helping Gardner Family Health Network grow in presence and effectiveness in the
community. He looks forward to continuing the health needs of their patients and
providing needed services.
Dr. Tyree Davis graduated from the University of Michigan in
1989. He immediately returned to his home in Houston, Texas
and began working in a managed care practice, while he and a
partner were building a private practice. He continued to work
in Houston until 1999, when he moved his family to Las Vegas,
Nevada. There he joined a highly successful private practice. It was during this
period of time that he began volunteering with the Miles for Smiles Dental Program.
He enjoyed serving the uninsured and underserved population so much that he left
private practice in 2002, and joined the Miles for Smiles Mobile Dental program full
time. He continued to help build the program form one mobile dental vehicle in Las
Vegas, to three vehicles, which covered the Southern and Northeastern portions of
Nevada. In 2004, the program moved form the Community College of Southern
Nevada, to Nevada Health Centers, Inc., a federally qualified health center. Dr. Davis
became the Dental Director and he continued to develop the program. A fixed dental
site was added to the program in 2004, and another fixed opened in 2007 in Elko,
NV, as the company’s dental program continues growing.
Dr. Davis is a member of the Southern Nevada Dental Society, the Nevada Dental
Association, and the American Dental Association. He is the past President of the
City of Lights Dental Society. He is Chairman of the Nevada State Advisory
Committee for Oral Health and has served on the board of the Western Clinicians
Network since 2005.
Dr. Moore became the Chief Medical Officer of Partnership
HealthPlan of California in July 2011, after serving as Medical
Director of Community Health Clinic Ole in Napa for 13 years.
Partnership is a well-respected MediCal and MediCare Managed Care
organization serving 200,000 members in 6 northern California
counties: Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino. His
major professional interests are quality improvement, operational
effectiveness, and delivery system transformation. He is a graduate
of UCSF Medical School and the Columbia University School of Public Health. He has
completed post-graduate courses and fellowships in Health Center Management,
Health Care Leadership, and Quality Improvement.
Dr. John Hoh is APHCV's medical director specializing in Internal
and Geriatric Medicine. With APHCV since 1996, he received his
medical degree from Temple University in 1983 and completed a
3-year medical residency at John Hopkins Medical Center and
the National Institute of Health-Gerontology Research Center. Dr.
Hoh treats patients in English and Cantonese.