The Rev. Robby Olson

Robby Olson is a California native who, after brief sojourns in Wisconsin and Washington has found his way back home. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. Robby and his wife, Jenni Veitch-Olson, came to Watsonville in 2013 when Robby was called to be the pastor of The United Presbyterian Church of Watsonville. In addition to his full-time work in church ministry, Robby is the Watsonville Police Chaplain, and JV boys basketball coach at Watsonville High School. Robby is actively involved in wide ranging elements in the city, seeking to help Watsonville be an equitable, thriving community for all who call it home.

Mimi Hall

Mimi has nearly two decades of experience as a public-sector health services administrator working to improve community health through innovation, strategic planning, meaningful collaborations and effective implementation of policy. Ms. Hall has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Master’s in Public Health from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Shebreh Kalantari Johnson, MSW, Board Chair

Shebreh Kalantari Johnson

Board Chair

Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson is a native of Iran and has lived in Santa Cruz County for the past 20 years. She received her B.A. in Psychology and French/Francophonie Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and a Masters in Social Work from San Jose State University. Shebreh currently provides professional grant writing, program development/management; strategic planning; and facilitation services to local agencies working in the area of public health, education and social services. She currently serves in other leadership roles including Dominican Hospital/Dignity Health Community Grants Committee and Community Advisory Board. Shebreh strives to achieve equity and unity in her work across sectors and throughout the county. She is a mother of two young boys, is married and lives in Santa Cruz California.

Elsa Mendoza Jimenez, MPH

Elsa Mendoza Jimenez

Monterey County Health Services Department Appointee

Elsa Mendoza Jimenez was appointed to the Health Trust Board by the Monterey County Health Department in 2013. She earned her Master of Public Health degree with a focus in Community Health Education from San Jose State University and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University.

She has been employed by the County of Monterey over 10 years and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Health/COO at the Health Department. During her tenure with the County she has served in various fiscal and chronic disease and health promotion programs capacities. Previously, she worked for the Community Health Partnership of Santa Clara County as a program manager for its diabetes program. Elsa was born and raised in King City and currently lives in Prunedale with her husband and three children.

Christian Miranda

City of Watsonville Neighborhood Services Department, Division Director

Bio to come.

Yuliana Mendoza Flores, MPH

Yuliana Mendoza Flores

Brooke Kondo Rains, DDS

Brooke Kondo Rains, DDS

Caroline Eiskamp, Pharm. D

Caroline Eiskamp

Caroline grew up in the San Francisco bay area, attending college at UC Riverside and University of the Pacific, receiving a BA in Biology, and a Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy), and is a Registered Pharmacist. She completed a Clinical Pharmacy residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco in 1988. She worked as a clinical pharmacist at PPMC before moving to the Pajaro Valley in 1990 to develop a Clinical Pharmacy program at Watsonville Community Hospital. During her tenure, and eventually as the Director of Pharmacy Services, she worked with pharmacy, nursing and medical staff to improve communication and medication education, implemented a more effective medication distribution system, and collaborated with clinical staff in order to promote improved patient care and staff productivity. Caroline left pharmacy practice in 2000 to raise her young children and work with her husband John in their 6th generation family farm. With her interests in health care and opportunities as an employer to influence employee health, she has been a long supporter of comprehensive health care especially as it relates to employees in agriculture.

Caroline joined the Health Trust in 2006 and served on the Grants Review Committee, and as GRC Chair, Board Vice Chair and finally as Board Chair before her 8-year term ended in 2014. Her interests in improving access to care, promoting and supporting education and careers in health professions and promoting greater health and food security to our Pajaro Valley population still align with those of the Health Trust and prompted her to return to the Board in 2016 where she now serves on the GRC Committee as Co-Chair.   Caroline is also involved with various Farm Bureau and Agriculture programs, most recently the Down to Earth Women (DEW) luncheon which has raised nearly $500,000 in the past 10 years for scholarships and education programs for our Santa Cruz County students. When farming allows, she enjoys traveling, attending Porsche events with her husband, wine tasting and spending time with her family.

Frank Ravago, MD

Frank Ravago, MD

Frank Ravago M.D. is an Internal Medicine physician who has been in solo practice in Watsonville since 1992. He grew up in Manila, Philippines and graduated from the University of the Philippines with a BS in Biology. He received his M.D. Degree at Far Eastern University, Institute of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ravago has been an active medical staff member in Watsonville Community Hospital since 1992 and served the medical staff as its Vice Chief of Staff, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chair of Utilization Management Committee. He participated in the creation of the hospital’s myocardial infarction and stroke clinical pathway. He is currently serving as the Physician Adviser of Watsonville Community Hospital and Medical Director of Crestwood Rehabilitation Center (CRC). At the CRC, he is the primary physician responsible for the care and management of veterans, teens and homeless people who are suffering from mental impairment and drug/alcohol abuse.