“RotaCare provides top level, innovative, interactive, team-centered medical care with new management and medical direction.”
– Candace Roney, Former San Jose Clinic Advisory Council Member
The Board of Directors
Jack Higgins, MD, President
President & Chief Medical Officer
Global Telehealth Network,
Gurpreet K. Padam, MD, FAAFP
Physician - Family Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Michael Lee, Treasurer
Certified Public Accountant
Steven R. Polcyn, Secretary
Managing Director – Investor Relations Consulting Services
Gladstone Abraham Group
Patricia Austin, MD
Pacific Eye Care Center
Ray Singh Castañeda
Co-Founder, Sabor del Valle
Board of Governors, Capitol Club
Chief Executive Officer
Washington Hospital Healthcare System
Ronald P. Sekkel, EA
Sekkel & Associates
Former Chief Operating Officer
San Mateo Medical Center
Pate Thomson, MD, FACC
Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group
Meet our Administrative Team
RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. currently provides consistent, caring service and support for each of our ten free clinics in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties with 95% volunteer staff. Our solid team brings a foundation of centralized oversight and support in the form of best practices and quality care for all of our clinics. To provide the best patient care possible RotaCare, adheres to the following three major goals:
To support and sustain quality patient care in keeping with our mission to provide free medical care for those who have the greatest need and the least access.
To support our volunteers at our clinics.
To continually improve and expand capacity and services at our clinics to meet the changing needs of our patients.
Jatinderpal (JP) Kaur Sahi
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Lopez is responsible for various business and operational aspects of RotaCare Bay Area including but not limited to organizing financial reports, overseeing volunteers, managing payroll, budgets, and guiding internal policies and procedures.
She has spent nearly 30 years working at the executive level in the areas of leadership and management with primary focus in finance, insurance, and human resource management within non-profit and private industry. She draws her nonprofit administration expertise from her combined experiences as a fundraising professional with Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco and Our Lady of Fatima Villa. She also draws on her strong business management skills aquired while working as a Stock Broker with Bidwell & Company and Financial Consultant with Wells Fargo Private Banking & Securities.
Ms. Lopez has been with RotaCare Bay Area for more than seven years. She is a valuable member of the leadership team and supports staff, volunteer and donor efforts to strengthen RotaCare Bay Area's mission.
Ms. Sahi is responsible for providing oversight of clinic operations, development and management support to advance the organization’s mission, as well as participating in program and strategic planning, evaluation, and fund development.
Ms. Sahi has over 10 years of management experience as a professional in health care related nonprofit organizations. She has worked with community clinics in the East Bay, including Tri-City Health Center as Quality Director, Axis Community Health as Director of Clinic Operations and Center for Elders Independence as Quality Director. Her area of focus is health care operations and compliance. Additionally, she has extensive experience in program development and improvement plans, operational assessments, and implementation of EHR and CSR systems.
Ms. Sahi joined RotaCare Bay Area as the Director of Clinic Operations in August 2015, after leaving a position at Safeway, Inc. in Pleasanton, managing the Specialty Pharmacy (Health and Wellness) at the corporate headquarters. She holds a M.S. in Health Care Administration and a MBA in Operations Management from California State University, East Bay.