Staff Leadership


Fernando SañudoFernando M. Sañudo, M.P.H., is Vista Community Clinic's Chief Executive Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from UC San Diego and a Masters degree in Public Health from San Diego State University. He teaches Program Design and Evaluation at the University of San Diego for the Master’s Program in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership. Mr. Sañudo has been with the clinic since 1988, starting as a health educator. Until his appointment as CEO in January 2013, he was the Clinic Administrator.

Mr. Sañudo was named the for "Health Champion of the Year" for Molina in 2008.

"Over the years, I've watched the clinic reach many, many individuals and families who would not otherwise have access to healthcare. Each day I know that no matter what, our work has made a difference in not just one person’s life but thousands of lives."

Barbara Mannino, CEOBarbara Mannino, M.Ed., M.B.A., is the Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Vista Community Clinic. She received her B.A. degree and M.Ed. in Counseling from Memphis State University, her Masters in Business Administration at San Diego State University. Ms. Mannino served as the Chief Executive Officer from 1983 through the end of 2012.

Ms. Mannino won the 2010 San Diego Business Journal's award for "Most Admired CEO."

"Vista Community Clinic has been my life's passion. It has been rewarding to watch the employees and the organization grow to serve North San Diego County."

Kelly Motadel, M.D., M.P.H.Kelly Motadel, M.D., M.P.H. is Chief Medical Officer of Vista Community Clinic. Dr. Motadel received her Medical Doctorate in 1999 from University of California, San Diego and has a Masters of Public Health from California State University, Fresno. She graduated from residency at UCSF, Fresno Pediatrics in 2002. She is a board certified pediatrician. In 1999, Dr. Motadel received the Humanism in Medicine Award from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. She has numerous presentations to her credit on childhood health issues such as access to health care, childhood obesity, and pneumonia and has done research in the areas of behavioral disorders and child abuse. Dr. Motadel has been with Vista Community Clinic since 2003.

Dr. Motadel was the 2008 award winner for the San Diego Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business Award." In 2010 she won the Soroptimist Oceanside/Carlsbad Ruby "Women Helping Women" Award.

"As a pediatrician, I have always known the importance of quality healthcare in the life of a child. As Medical Director, my perspective is enhanced. Not only do I get to develop a relationship with each of my patients and their families, I can impact change in our community in developing organizational goals and policy and by overseeing the quality of medical care given to our more than 57,000 patients."

Carol Camarda, M.B.A., is the Director of Human Resources. Ms. Camarda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration, emphasis in Human Resources. She has worked in the field of human resources since 1977 and has held the position of Human Resources Vice President for several web-based medical imaging and practice management solution companies spanning entrepreneurial through Fortune 500 environments.

"It is rewarding to work alongside a team of more than 540 individuals dedicated to providing high quality healthcare to the community."

Betsy Heightman is Vista Community Clinic's Director of Development. She is responsible for implementing campaign planning, including the recruitment of leadership to the Board of Trustees, identification, cultivation, solicitation and retention of annual donors. Ms. Heightman attended Penn State University's paralegal program with an emphasis in the field of Elder Law. She has worked for Vista Community Clinic since 1995 and has her Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

"As Development Director, I have the opportunity to hear from so many community members who share the same passion for what the clinic does as our team and staff do."

Ron Kelley, M.P.A., C.I.S.M. is the Director of Information Technology at Vista Community Clinic. He has 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field. He has served as Director of Network Services at Stanford University Medical Center, Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Director of Information Security at Catholic Healthcare West, and Chief Information Officer at Tulare Regional Medical Center. Ron holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University and is a member of the Project Management Institute and Information Systems Audit and Control Association. He is a Certified Information Security Manager.

"As Director of Information Technology, I am extremely excited to be a part of the Vista Community Clinic family. Vista has a strong reputation for providing outstanding services to the members of its community. I look forward to the challenges and advantages that new healthcare technologies bring to Vista Community Clinic."

Michele Lambert, M.B.A., is the Chief Financial Officer of Vista Community Clinic. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University, where she was chosen as the Outstanding Student in Management in her class by faculty, and completed her B.S. degree at the University of Colorado, majoring in Finance. Ms. Lambert brings experience from both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She served as the Vice President Finance of a San Diego-based data storage company from 1996 through 2003, and worked in the not-for-profit sector as the CFO of a holistic health center and as the Accounting Manager for a community health care agency. She is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, and serves on the Board for the San Diego chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

In 2011 Ms. Lambert was named "CFO of the Year" by the San Diego Business Journal in the category of large nonprofits.

"As the Chief Financial Officer of Vista Community Clinic, I am motivated by the constant challenge of the job, always-changing healthcare environment, and the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of those who are facing hardships. I believe that the best achievements are a result of leaders focusing on the people (employees and customers), not just the bottom line, and a focus on continuous improvement."

Dorothy Lujan, M.A., L.M.F.T., is the Director of Compliance at Vista Community Clinic. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Counseling Education and holds a BA in Psychology from UC San Diego. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ms. Lujan has been with Vista Community Clinic since 1983.

Ms. Lujan was the County of San Diego "Public Health Champion" in 2008.

"As Director of Compliance, I've watched many unique, innovate programs come to fruition over the years. These programs have greatly improved the health and the lives of our patients. It is rewarding to be a part of such an important mission."

 Michelle Laufman Monroe is the Vista Community Clinic Revenue Cycle Director.  Ms. Monroe received her B.S. in Human Development and Education with a minor in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.  She brings more than a decade of experience in patient financial services, patient access, customer services, document control, health information systems, and utilization management to her position.  Ms. Monroe has been with Vista Community Clinic since 2011.

"From the moment I arrived at VCC, I was immediately impressed by the level of commitment and loyalty from all levels of staff. I jumped at the chance to be part of this team that is truly focused on working together to provide the perfect patient experience."

Nannette Stamm, M.P.H., is the Director of the Health Promotion Center. She oversees the clinic’s community and in-house health promotion and education programs in areas such as youth development; alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse prevention; breast health; migrant services; HIV/AIDS prevention, clinical programs; and maternal and child health. Ms. Stamm holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from the University of California, Davis; and a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She started at the clinic in 2004, left for 18 months to work in Bolivia, and returned to work at VCC in 2009.

"VCC approaches issues in a comprehensive way by creating multi-pronged approaches to solve complex problems. As a result, we are able to help individuals conquer their specific health challenges through individual and group interactions, as well as improve the overall community’s health through environmental prevention strategies. This, along with our focus on those with the most need in our community, makes my job so rewarding."