Meet Our Board Of Directors
Serving on our Board of Directors means being a part of our Mountain Park family. It means being active in and around our community. Our board is a working board, and is made up of individuals with varying backgrounds, all dedicated to our mission of serving our community. We value the diverse perspectives our board members bring to the decisions we make together. Learn more about our individual board members below.
Anielka (right) with her wife Nikki and twins who they call Twin-kies.
ASU College of Health Solutions
Member since: 2013
I moved to the United States from Nicaragua when I was 7-years old. I grew up between two cultures and have been enriched by both, which has shaped the way I view the world. My family has always supported me and pushed me to reach my goals, and I was the first in my immediate family to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree.
I have always been a dreamer and I believe that you never stop learning. I have a passion for connecting people and organizations and creating opportunities to make positive change.
In my current role as an Assistant Director of Executive Education and Professional Development at the College of Health Solutions at ASU, I am able to help individuals and organizations improve on what they already do so well. For me, it is critical to have a strong board of directors in any organization and that it represents the community it serves. As a member of the Phoenix community and a patient of Mountain Park I fit both groups.
My wife Nikki and I enjoy experiencing life through the eyes of our “twin-kies,” Ava and Lucas, who keep us busy and on our toes. It takes a village to raise a child and I am thankful to have an entire support system to help shape our children’s lives. My days with my family are filled with adventures. I love exploring, even if it’s my own backyard, and take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way with grace and a grateful heart.
Kevin (left) with our CEO, Dr. John Swagert at a fundraising event in 2013.
Kevin Camberg, CPA
Fester Chapman, P.C.
Member since: 2015
Working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector is an important part of my life. I joined the Mountain Park Board of Directors because I understand how impactful community health centers are and I wanted to help make a difference in the lives of those in my community. The mission of helping others have access to healthcare is something that pulled me toward joining this specific board.
I have worked in finance for many years. My daily life revolves around helping community health centers stay on track financially by seeing how they did compared to how they thought they would do. I help them plan for the future from a financial perspective and help see where the organization can grow successfully to help serve those who need healthcare.
Outside of Mountain Park and my work I enjoy volunteering and staying connected to the community. One organization I love volunteering for is Rancho Feliz where I get to travel to Agua Prieta, Mexico, and help build homes and orphanages.
Every day I get to go home to my beautiful wife who is a coach. We have two children who learned the importance of volunteerism at an early age. We are all runners, so you can spot us at the annual Mountain Park race as a family. Other than running, I love to play tennis and basketball. I also enjoy watching Phoenix teams like Diamondbacks, Suns and Cardinals.
Siman (2nd from left) with three of her four children.
Children’s Action Alliance
Member since: 2012
As a Somali immigrant, I came to the U.S. as a young child. When people look at me, they see a woman and a person of color, but they don’t realize that my mother’s family has roots in New England, and Europe before that. My family is a blend of seemingly divergent cultures, yet, I continuously come to the conclusion that we have so much more in common than we are different. That is who I am and serving on the Mountain Park board is dear to my heart because the organization and people who work here have such a passion for our community.
Working in public health is something I have done most of my career, both here and abroad. I currently work for a local nonprofit where I focus on advocating for increasing children’s healthcare coverage.
When I am not working, I spend a lot of time with my family. I have a wonderful husband and four amazing children, three boys and a girl. We also have a little kitty. We love to travel and try to visit all of our family spread around the world, from Yemen to the United Kingdom. I also try to grow organic vegetables (unsuccessfully), love listening to my nerdy podcasts and am patiently awaiting another season of Game of Thrones.
Darren (2nd from right), a local police officer, with his wife and the Temptations at Child Help Ball.
Phoenix Police Department
Member since: 2016
I have worked in law enforcement for more than two decades. As the commander of the Phoenix Police Department’s Strategic Information Bureau, I am responsible for running the Crime Analysis and Research Unit, Records Management System, Digital Forensics Unit, Forensic Imaging Unit and Data Integrity Unit. As a board member, I bring a unique perspective when addressing certain issues within the communities Mountain Park serves.
I am married and we have five children, three of which are grown. I also have a Rottweiler, Canaan who is always happy to see me when I get home. One of my greatest passions is music because it’s a way for me to relax. I currently play the guitar in a funk band called “Stone Cold Funk.”
Martin (right) with our Pediatrician, Dr. Castañeda, at Academia Del Pueblo Career Day.
Martin Perez Jr.
Friendly House Academia del Pueblo
Member since: 2016
I believe every person should have access to healthcare. Growing up, my family did not have healthcare, and I saw firsthand the stress and challenges it brought to my family. As an assistant principal at Academia del Pueblo, I now get to witness how this affects my students and the entire community. Being able to represent that voice is important to me as we continue to ensure access to healthcare for all.
My aunt is a patient at our Maryvale Clinic. Had it not been for the services they offer her, she would not be healthy today. Nor would she ensure that her and her grandchildren were making healthy lifestyle decisions. Being a part of the Mountain Park board is personal for me because it directly impacts my family, my neighbors and my students.
I am originally from California, and am grateful to have learned about the melting pot of cultures here in Phoenix. During our free time my wife Eva and I enjoy spending time with our friends, finding new ways to give back to the community, and doing what we can to create equity for the diverse group that calls Arizona home.
Linda (left), an active Tempe community member, at one of our events before we opened our new Tempe Clinic.
Linda Huff Redman
Member since: 2014
As a Tempe community member I’ve been involved in a number of organizations close to my heart, including the Tempe Community Foundation, Tempe Neighbors Helping Tempe Neighbors, Arizona State University and others. Representing Mountain Park on our Board of Directors has been incredibly rewarding for me. A big part of that is their mission of serving everyone who has unmet healthcare needs. More importantly I love the creativity and energy of the organization, specifically their focus on making life better overall for everyone we serve. The Care Team model, Medical Legal Partnership, public art and play areas and inviting waiting spaces all exemplify what a caring and unique organization Mountain Park is.
My children and grandchildren all live near me and they are a very important part of my husband Chuck and I’s life. We have a passion for Mexico and like to spend a few weeks there each year with a family we’ve become very close with. I have a deep interest in Latino countries and their cultures. I also am an avid runner and hiker, and I enjoy reading and attending cultural events with my friends and family.
I bring a background of healthcare policy and analysis to the board and have a deep understanding of programs that meet low-income healthcare needs. My absolute favorite accomplishment at Mountain Park is the opening of our new Tempe Clinic. I drive by it nearly every day and always feel a sense of happiness and pride when I see how beautiful it is and how well it serves our community.
Roger (right) presenting awards at our Run/Walk.
Member since: 2016
Serving our communities is a way for me to stay in touch and make a positive difference. Growing up in a low-income household, my parents really had to know where to cut corners. Oftentimes, we had to go without and getting sick was not an option. I remember as a child that going to the doctor always seemed to put a financial strain on my family, even with well-check visits.
Being a part of Mountain Park Health Center, and working to make healthcare attainable to all hits home for me. I have worked in healthcare for more than 30 years, 13 of those working in hospitals and the last 18 in hospice and palliative care.
I am a father of two teenage daughters and am married to a spectacular woman. We have a rescue dog and two rescue cats. When I’m not working, I enjoy watching my daughters compete in soccer and cheerleading. I also love football, bodybuilding, cooking, gardening, mountain biking and of course hiking.
Anthony (right) accepting a food donation from our pediatrician Dr. Woods.
Member since: 2017
I grew up in a neighborhood that was diverse, both ethnically and spiritually. My family is Italian and my parents taught me that it didn’t matter what your ethnic heritage, gender, religion or sexual orientation, if someone needed help, you helped. I follow this mantra to this day. My parents worked hard—two jobs—and tried to instill in my brother and I that by working hard and helping others, you will make a difference anywhere you go.
Serving on the Board of Directors is important to me because working with the staff at Mountain Park has shown me what a difference the organization makes in the community. From serving free breakfast and lunch in the summer, to encouraging a healthy lifestyle, they go beyond traditional healthcare.
My wife and I have been married for more than 30 years. We have a Pitbull/Boxer mix named Louie. I am a small business owner of a picture framing business. I’m a huge advocate for independent and locally owned businesses. In my free time, when I’m not working, I really enjoy playing ice hockey, riding my motorcycle and collecting various sports memorabilia.
Rita (center) with her family at her graduation from ASU.
Valpak of Metro Phoenix
Member since: 2012
I am a daughter of Lebanese immigrants and am a student at Arizona State University. I speak Arabic, Spanish and English and am able to connect with people on a deeper level because of my ability to be multilingual. I love being able to give back to my community, especially the people who are like family here at Mountain Park.
Seeing the world is important to me and something I enjoy doing when not in school. I have been fortunate enough to have opportunities to travel and would love to continue seeing as much of the world as I can. I also enjoy exploring Arizona—going on early morning hikes—and spending time with my family and friends. Most of my extended family lives overseas in Lebanon. Because family is extremely important to me, I try to spend as much time with them as I can.
Lori at at our annual family and dog friendly run/walk events.
City of Tempe
Member since: 2015
As a single mom, a social worker, community advocate and patient, I bring a unique perspective to the Mountain Park Board of Directors. I’m proud to be a part of this community and be able to advocate for social justice and access to affordable, high-quality care.
For more than 15 years, I have worked and built relationships with individuals from a variety of sectors, diverse communities and socio-economic levels. I love connecting people and leveraging community resources to meet the needs of local citizens. I spend my life working intimately in the community and giving voice to those who need us most.
I am blessed to have the love and support of my family, the entire community, and my pup Buki. My son, Sam, motivates me to be the best I can be every day of my life. When I’m not working or being involved in community events, I enjoy spending my time outdoors. I practice yoga and love going to live concerts. I also donate a lot of my time by volunteering with local organizations that promote justice and human rights, as well as chairing my neighborhood association.
Dr. Lindor (far right) with his children and grandchildren at a family event.
Dr. Keith Lindor
Arizona State University
Member since: 2018
As a physician, it has always been important for me to surround myself with like-minded people. For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in how to best serve and improve the health of my patients. I found out about Mountain Park through a colleague in 2009 and since I have in some way been involved with the organization. In my eyes, Mountain Park has always been a team-oriented and forward-thinking organization that focuses on giving people an equal opportunity at a healthy life.
I have worked in various capacities as a gastroenterologist and educator at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University. After 7 years as the dean of the Mayo Medical School at Rochester, Minn., my wife and I moved to Arizona. I was given the opportunity to join ASU as an executive vice provost. Three months into my new role College of Health Solutions was created and I became the founding dean helping develop the School of Science of Healthcare Delivery. Currently, I work in the provost office as a senior advisor helping coordinate ASU’s health-related activities and trying to serve as a bridge between ASU and the community, improving health.
In the early 80s, my wife and I wanted to break away from the constant cycle of school and thought to leave the east coast. We learned that the Indian Health Services in Southern Arizona had two openings, so we jumped at the chance to relocate for a year. After our flight, as we were driving through Tucson we felt like we landed on the moon. Coming from North Carolina, where it’s lush and green, it was a shock seeing the desert so vast and brown. We called Arizona our home, our son was even born here and later, my daughter came to ASU to do a dual medical and law degree that the university was offering. Having that early experience is what made moving to Arizona easier.
My wife Noralane, who is a medical geneticist at Mayo Clinic, and I met in med school in 1975. We have two children and two grandchildren. Our son lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his 4-year old son and my daughter is still in Minnesota but will be joining my wife and I in Arizona with her husband and 10-month old daughter. When we have time, we enjoy gardening and landscape. I enjoy reading and art. Most of my work hasn’t really been artistic or visual so I try and do something different when I have time to relax.
Jordan, (right) with our CEO, Dr. John Swagert at the grand opening of our Tempe Clinic.
Member since: 2016
For as long as I can remember, my family has taught me to help others as much as I can. I became passionate about the medical field because I knew it would give me plenty of opportunities to help people. As a high-school student, I have attended multiple STEM and medical camps and I’ve been involved in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Through helping my father with his injuries, I fell in love with the idea of becoming a medical doctor.
I learned about Mountain Park from a former counselor at my high school. Thanks to the connection from my counselor and the leadership program, I was able to meet Mountain Park board members and employees. I instantly fell in love with the organization. I became a board member in 2016 and have been able to share ideas and speak on behalf of young adults and children ever since.
My family is very important to me and we are very close knit. I have one brother, who is a high-school student as well and my parents both work. Even though we live together, we are very busy so we don’t see each other until late into the evening, which makes me cherish every moment I have with them.
I really hope to become a doctor and one day work for Mountain Park. This organization has exposed me to an environment I’m truly passionate about.
Something people may not know about me or my family is that we have a background in rodeo. My father’s side of the family are ranchers, which led to my introduction into the world of rodeo. My uncles are ropers, my father was a bull rider and I was a timed event competitor. I ran barrels, poles and competed in goat tying. I’ve retired my horse, but I hope to return to rodeo before I leave for college.
Dulce with her children visiting Chichén Itzá, Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.
Grand Canyon University
Member since: 2018
I have always had an interest in public health. For nine years I worked for Chicanos Por La Causa as the health and nutrition coordinator. That is where my relationship with Mountain Park began. I started referring families to the Baseline Clinic. The relationship between Chicanos Por La Causa and Mountain Park enhanced and I was able to help keep children healthy. When I found out about everything that Mountain Park offers, and all the locations in the valley, I was shocked and fell in love with the organization because of their integration of WIC, behavioral health and registered dietitians. I decided to join the Mountain Park board of directors because I have always felt the need to be connected to the community and Mountain Park is a perfect example of family and community.
Currently, I work as a professor at Grand Canyon University. I love teaching and being able to be innovative with the curriculum and what I teach students. Also, I am a student myself and am working on my doctorate of public health with an emphasis on maternal child health. Early childhood development has always been another passion of mine. I believe that you have to start young to make the best decisions that will influence your life as an adult.
When I am not working or studying, Eva and Emiliano—my two children—keep me busy and on my toes.
Gateway Community College
Member since: 2016
Kristin (left) with a colleague at our Music for Medicine fundraising event.
Member since: 2018
Member since: 2018