Christian Wallis, DHA, MBA, FACHE
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.
Tom Scaglione, CPA
Tom has a 32-year career in accounting, finance, executive management, consulting, and education. For the last three years, Tom has offered services, including interim executive and financial management, to special districts through his firm ATS Financial Services. Before that he was an adjunct professor at Palomar College and California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM), and the Assistant General Manager and CFO for the Vallecitos Water District in San Marcos, California. Tom’s professional career started with accounting, tax, and consulting work for public accounting firms in San Diego’s North County. Tom is a CPA, earned a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on government leadership from CSUSM, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting from San Diego State University. In his leisure, Tom enjoys accounting and finance.
Randi Baker is a San Diego native with over 20 years of executive support experience in legal and nonprofit settings. She joined the healthcare district in Fall 2021 after several years serving as Executive Assistant for The Salvation Army San Diego Regional Office. At the healthcare district, she supports daily operations within the office as well as public business on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. Randi is passionate about spending time with her family and serving the community through volunteerism, with a focus on making a difference in mental health services.
Candido started at the District as an independent contractor in 2003 while he owned his own business, EverClear. In 2020, he began his full-time contract due to his exceptional services. Now, Candido manages the facility’s security, upkeeps the building’s maintenance and janitorial services, and has recently began landscaping our beautiful campus. Outside of work, Candido enjoys spending time with his family and swimming.
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.
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 Shalabi, MPH
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.