Christy Ward, Chief Executive Officer
Christy Ward is the Chief Executive Officer of Share Our Selves (SOS). She is grateful to lead SOS, continuing the amazing legacy of essential services to the communities that SOS serves, as well as being able to incorporate community service and advocacy as part of her daily work.
Christy joined SOS in September 2019 after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of One Community Health in Sacramento and prior to that was the Chief Operating Officer/Primary Care Services Director for the Multnomah County Health Department in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, where Christy grew up. She also served in previous leadership positions at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and at Oregon Health and Science University, where she began working as a nurse and moved into progressive leadership positions. Christy understands well the importance of community partnerships and collaborations with safety net clinics, health systems and providers, and civic leaders.
Christy earned her Master’s degree in Communication and Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration at Ashford University. She is a licensed practical nurse and is a current board member of the California Primary Care Association, a previous board member of the Oregon Primary Care Association, and is a California representative for the OCHIN CEO Steering Committee, which provides strategic input for the OCHIN organization that hosts the Epic electronic health record for safety-net clinics across the United States.
Dr. Jay W. Lee
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Mary Ann Huntsman
Chief Quality & Innovation Officer
Our Senior Management Team
Rudy Ramos, Director of Operations
Kimm Sharp, Director of Human Resources
Ilona Artemov, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Michael McGlinn, Director of Social Services
Our Provider Leadership Team
Dr. Jila Nikkhah, Dental Director
Dr. Teresa Flores, Director of Women’s Health & Medical Director – El Sol Wellness Center
Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Medical Director – Community Health Center Mission Viejo
Dr. Laela Hajiaghmohseni, Medical Director – Children and Family Health Center