Christian is a Navy Veteran with over 27 years of leadership experience in the healthcare field in the private sector, the federal government and international healthcare settings. He holds a doctorate in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University, an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Arizona. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. While Christian grew up in Northern California, he started his Navy career in San Diego. He’s excited to return to his home state and give back to the local community.
Carlos began at the District in 2015 as the Finance intern. After working at White Nelson Diehl Evans, now known as Clifton Larson Allen (CLA) for two years under their governmental auditing department, he returned to the District. Now, as Director of Administrative Services, Carlos oversees the accounting, risk management, human resources, information technology, and manages our outstanding bond debt. Outside of work, Carlos practices an active lifestyle through hiking and running.
Crystal has over 15 years of administrative/executive assistant experience, and 7 years of human resources experience. Holding two certificates in Human Resources Management and Meeting & Event Planning, Crystal has worked in arenas such as entertainment, legal, education and both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The main components of Crystal’s position are being the board liaison, managing the administration for grants and scholarships, as well as general administrative and office manager duties. Outside of work, Crystal spends time with her dog, Ginger, at the beach and dog park.
Dee retired after 27 years with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as a Technical Writer. Now, as the Safety and Special Projects Coordinator, Dee manages safety programs, implements general office health and safety standards, and ensures the District is in compliance with state and federal laws. Dee’s main hobby outside of work is dancing, specifically Chicago Steppin.
Erica Salcuni, MPH
Erica has more than 10 years of experience in San Diego with program communications and outreach in both nonprofit and government community health organizations, with emphasis on chronic disease prevention and mental health services. As the Director of Programs & Outreach, Erica oversees all programs, outreach events, and communications to stakeholders and residents within the Grossmont Healthcare District. She also serves as the District’s liaison on regional health related committees addressing priority community health needs. Erica enjoys hiking in the backcountry in North and East County, as well as hanging out in Ocean Beach.
Kay began her career as part of ZIP at SDSU, a startup incubator, where she managed all financials for the business. She also previously worked at LPL Financial as a Financial Advisor, where she learned about risk management, investments, taxes, and how to reach financial short/long term goals. Now, as the Staff Accountant, Kay’s main responsibilities are AP processing, quarterly reporting, and managing the annual audit. Kay enjoys photography, hiking, and spending time with her dogs and family outside of work.
Lucy’s experiences have revolved around marketing and programming for underserved communities in Southern California. She has worked in higher education, museums, and libraries. Now, as the Communications Coordinator, Lucy manages external communications, including social media, the website, e-newsletter, press releases, and any graphic design materials. In her free time, Lucy oil paints and enjoys hiking and the beach.
Rachelle G. Kierulff, MLIS
Rachelle has worked in libraries over the past 20 years, with her most recent job being the Library Director of Kresge Library, serving the Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Green Hospital. Holding her B.S. in Biological Sciences and Masters in Library & Information Science, Rachelle now serves as the Library Director of our Herrick Community Health Care Library. She provides leadership, policy, and administration of library services, technology, facilities, and staffing. Rachelle works toward meeting the health information needs of local residents by ensuring up-to-date and relevant library collections and programs. Outside of work, Rachelle loves being in nature, especially hiking and a new hobby, kayaking. As a librarian, she loves to read.
Sophia recently received her Master’s in Public Health, specializing in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. Much of her work experience centers around health outreach, programming, and education, including both within an educational library and clinical setting. As the Programs and Outreach Coordinator, she introduces programs and outreach efforts within the community and our library, as well as working with our partners to provide them with support and collaboration, with the ultimate purpose of meeting the unmet health needs of the community. When Sophia isn’t working, you can find her reading a book at the beach or having fun making resin jewelry.