Leadership

Karen L. McGlinn, Chief Executive Officer

Karen McGlinn is the Chief Executive Officer of Share Our Selves (SOS). She has served as the organization’s leader since 1993, and was on the founding board in 1970. A tireless human rights advocate for those marginalized by poverty, Karen has been the driving force in leading SOS from a small grassroots group to one of the largest and most innovative multi-service centers assuring direct access to safety net services in the Orange County community.

Karen’s current focus is on transforming community health care systems, and the health care reform movement. Under her forward thinking vision, SOS successfully transitioned from a free clinic to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and has expanded services to four sites throughout Orange County; providing leadership that assures new populations arriving into health care networks have access to care. She leads SOS with a belief in personalized medicine that emphasizes a seamless system of holistic care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Karen is a major proponent of the importance of advancing and implementing technology in healthcare, and played a key role in establishing new technology platforms for SOS, including electronic health records, telemedicine, transition to cloud-based technology, and becoming the first clinic in Orange County to establish a local and national Heath Information Exchange. Her understanding of technology and healthcare facilities is innovative, challenging, and creative. In addition, her work emphasizes the importance of triple aim, patient-centered care, and consumer engagement.

As new health networks develop, Karen is being asked to sit on advisory councils and is often a key speaker at symposiums and conferences, where she gives direction and guidance to new and emerging community health centers. A true entrepreneurial spirit, she strives to create opportunities for health centers to increase revenue streams outside of the traditional sources of funding. Karen is active in healthcare at both the national and local level, as demonstrated by her placement on a national leadership team for Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services (PSPC), which integrates evidence-based clinical pharmacy services into the care and management of the high risk, high cost, and complex patient. Locally she is involved in an initiative to engage six local clinics in exploring new integrated models of care.

Sergey Sergeyev, Chief Financial Officer

Sergey Sergeyev, M.P.A., has served Share Our Selves as its Chief Financial Officer since August 2013. Sergey specializes in building entrepreneurial operations and complex financial systems, bringing to Share Our Selves over 20 years of experience in improving business and financial performance. Passionate about the plight of families and those with unmet healthcare needs, during his career he has made significant contributions to program development and services.

Mr. Sergeyev previously served as the Interim CEO at the To Help Everyone (THE) Clinic, a well-regarded Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and as Chief Operations and Financial Officer (COFO) at Saban Community Clinic, one of the largest FQHCs in Los Angeles County.

Along with his firsthand knowledge of FQHC clinics’ financial management systems, Mr. Sergeyev brings a wealth of experiences as a nonprofit senior executive to his role at SOS. Sergey holds a Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Management and is pursuing his PhD in Human Services, with a Healthcare Administration emphasis. Sergey is a member of Healthcare Compliance Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Institute of Management Accountants, and National Association of Community Health Centers.

Jim Rice, Chief Operations Officer

Jim Rice, MBA, FACHE, joined Share Our Selves as Chief Operations Officer in February of 2016. He brings over 25 years of experience working in the health care industry to the organization. Jim is focused on expanding the SOS network of care and services to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve in Orange County.

Previously, Jim was the Vice President of Strategic Development at Hoag Hospital. In this role, he focused on developing partnerships and programs. Jim additionally held the role of Vice President of Operations and Facilities at Hoag. Mr. Rice was also responsible for Hoag Orthopedic Services, one of the centers of Excellence, which includes the JointWorks Program, the Institute of the Spine and rehabilitation services. He assisted in the development of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute and the Hoag Hospital Irvine. Before working at Hoag, Mr. Rice worked as associate administrator for Pacifica Hospital in Huntington Beach. He is a Fellow at American College of Healthcare Executives and was a member of their regent advisory council for the Southern California region from 2002-2011.

Mr. Rice received his bachelor’s degree of science in health policy and administration from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and his master’s degree of business administration at Pepperdine University. Mr. Rice also volunteers his time for Penn State University as a recruiting volunteer.

Phillip Velasco, Chief Information Officer

Phillip Velasco, MBA, MISM, CHCIO, CSCS, joined Share Our Selves in November of 2013. Prior to joining SOS, Mr. Velasco was employed with Saban Community Clinic (formerly Los Angeles Free Clinic) where, for 7 years, he held positions including Information Systems Technician, System Analyst and Health Informatics Analyst. Phillips’ prior Information Technology experience includes a combined total of 14 years where he has attained a super user certification in i2i Track Systems, a Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS) certification in HIPAA security compliance and a Certified Healthcare CIO certification with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Phillip has extensive experience in multiple areas of Information technology including health systems interfacing, security, compliance and data analysis. Over the span of his career he has implemented various polices and technologies that have proven effective in meeting/exceeding organizational strategic directives. Mr. Velasco’s responsibilities with Share Our Selves include management of 9 facilities (5 of which were opened under his tenure), management of the Information Systems staff, research and development of new technologies, and applications that benefit both SOS and its patients, ensuring security and compliance requirements are met, establishing and maintaining strategic vendor relationships, and procurement of new equipment and services.

Phillip’s holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Network Engineering, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Technical Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management (MISM). Mr. Velasco holds membership in the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

Mr. Velasco enjoys various outdoors activities, is an amateur home brewer and enjoys playing musical instruments in his spare time.

Jay Donoghue, Chief Development Officer

Jay Donoghue joined Share Our Selves in October 2015. As Chief Development Officer, Jay is responsible for leading the development effort, which is designed to offer ongoing, sustainable financial support for the long-standing mission at SOS of providing care and assistance to those in need in the Orange County Community.

Jay Donoghue is a native Southern Californian who grew up in Pasadena. After graduating from UCLA and receiving his California Secondary Teaching Credential, he taught at Locke High School in South Central Los Angeles and at a special opportunity school in Pasadena for troubled teenagers. He then began a broad-based, multi-faceted business career, which included many years as a Retail Brokerage Office Manager for Merrill Lynch and Shearson-American Express in various locations, Surety Bond Underwriter in Los Angeles, and Institutional Investment Real Estate Consultant in Chicago. During his business career, Jay developed several community outreach programs that focused on providing college scholarships for marginalized and underserved students, stay-in-school initiatives designed to address the high school drop-out problem, and programs directed at providing financial assistance to local non-profits engaged in helping families and children in need. Jay is also a veteran who served in Chu Lai, Vietnam, Camp Pendleton, and Port Hueneme, California.

More recently, Jay worked as a Director of Legacy Planning at the University of California, Irvine, where he helped legacy and major gift donors structure and implement their gifts to the university. Jay lives in Irvine with his wife, Madonna, and has three adult children and four granddaughters. He enjoys reading, art, journal writing, sports, and spending as much time as he can with his grandchildren.

Dr. Eric Huang, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Eric Huang joined the team at Share Our Selves in July of 2013. Dr. Huang specializes in family medicine and is currently serving SOS as Chief Medical Officer.

Prior to SOS, he worked as an outpatient primary care physician practicing family medicine and performing minor outpatient surgeries and procedures for Hoag Medical Group, and Merrimack Family Medicine / Lowell General Hospital in Massachusetts where he worked as a primary care physician practicing full range of family medicine including obstetrics. Dr. Huang spent his undergraduate years at Brandeis University, where he studied biology and computer science before attending medical school at Tufts. He is a member the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and Massachusetts Medical Society.

In his free time, Dr. Huang enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, PC hardware and software repair.

Dr. Jila Nikkhah, Dental Director

Dr. Jila Nikkhah has been the SOS Dental Director since 1999.

She attended University of California, Irvine for her undergraduate studies and later earned her Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery from University of Maryland, Baltimore. After finishing one year of General Practice Residency (GPR) at Loma Linda VA Hospital, she started working for different private practices.

While attending dental school she took every opportunity to participate in all community outreach programs. As part of her training she spent time in Chinle, Arizona-Navajo land, where she got to work with American Indians in the Reservations. During that month she became familiar with public health settings and recognized the need for education and development.

When Dr. Nikkhah was introduced to SOS, she realized that the need for dental care in Orange County is great. As a health care provider she saw the relationship between the lack of knowledge in oral care and chronic diseases such as diabetes or habits such as smoking. Poor oral care is an epidemic that can be prevented with proper education, especially in underprivileged population.

She says “My primary goal in my professional life has been to serve and educate patients and change lives one smile at a time. There is a great sense of satisfaction to work for the people and help them with their dental needs.”

Dr. Mary Ann Huntsman, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services

Dr. Mary Ann Huntsman, is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Share Our Selves (SOS) in Costa Mesa, California. She began her career at SOS as a volunteer in 1997 and joined the staff several years later. Mary Ann has been instrumental in the integration of patient centered medication management services into the Clinic’s health care model, specifically in the areas of medication therapy management, medication access, disease state management, health literacy, continuous quality improvement, and immunizations. She serves as an assistant professor and APPE Ambulatory Care Preceptor at the University of Southern California and Loma Linda Schools of Pharmacy.

Mary Ann’s passion and primary interests focus on providing quality health care for the underserved. She is a faculty member for the national collaborative: Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services and speaks nationally regarding optimizing medication outcomes, patient safety, and health literacy. She is a Certified Diabetic Educator, actively involved in integrating evidence based clinical pharmacy services into the care and education of patients with diabetes.

Mary Ann is a graduate of the Clinic Leadership Institute (CLI) and has received Specialty Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. Mary Ann received both her Bachelor of Science, Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Teresa Hollander, Director of Pediatrics, SOS Children & Family Health Center

Teresa Hollander, MD is the Director of Pediatrics at the SOS Children & Family Health Center. She brings over two decades of experience working with Orange County families in need to her role. Dr. Hollander completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, and attended medical school at University of California, Irvine. She completed her pediatric residency at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles in 1992 and has been a Board Certified pediatrician since that time. Dr. Hollander worked in a CHOC Children’s Hospital community clinic in Santa Ana for 22 years, helping children from infants to college students and their families access needed medical care.

Dr. Hollander is excited to be part of the new SOS Children and Family Health Center, and looks forward to helping the children of this community grow and thrive physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally into amazing adults.

Dr. Hollander was born in Cuba and is a native Spanish speaker. She is the mother of three and enjoys all kinds of music, books, and trying new adventures.

Dr. Melissa Soo Hoo, Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Melissa Soo Hoo is the Director of the Behavioral Health Program. She joined the Share Our Selves team to follow her passion for providing counseling services in a primary care setting. Working at SOS has allowed her the opportunity to fully experience the interplay between physical, emotional/psychological, relational, and spiritual health in the treatment process. It is her desire to see patients access quality behavioral health care that restores quality of life and improves ability to function, decreases frequency of medical visits, and prevents reliance on unnecessary medications.

Dr. Soo Hoo is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience providing care in community mental health, public school, group practice, acute care hospital, dialysis center, skilled nursing facility, outpatient medical clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) settings. She earned her PsyD from the APA-accredited program at Azusa Pacific University and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center and California Hospital Medical Center, respectively. As a California native, she enjoys learning about the Latin American culture and is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Soo Hoo strives to maintain balance in life and enjoys experiences that promote personal growth and challenge. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, trail running, and cooking.

Dr. John Le, Associate Medical Director

Dr. John Le started working at SOS in June of 2013, and is now the site director of the SOS and PEACE Center Health Clinic in Lake Forest.

Before SOS, Dr. Le worked for Altamed Health Services helping to identify, coordinate and implement processes to improve the medical care of patients in a Federally Qualified Health Center. He also practiced family medicine and primary care at Kaiser Permamente, focusing on caring for adults with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, COPD, and dyslipidemia. Dr. Le also gained experience working with a primarily Spanish-speaking population as a family practice provider for Universal Care.

Dr. Le’s educational background is in bioengineering, which studied at the University of California, San Diego. He continued his education by becoming a Doctor of Osteopathy at the Midwestern University-Arizona College of Osteopathy Medicine. He did his residency at the Kern Medical Center, where he treated the underserved population of Kern County.