PCAP Primary Care Associate Program

Faculty and Staff

The Program faculty includes Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and physicians, in addition to a large voluntary faculty, which includes physicians who serve as preceptors for medical students or Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. A number of Program faculty are community based and serve as teachers and role models providing important linkages with the medical community.


Lucinda Hirahoka, FNP, PA-C, MPH

Program Director
Principal Faculty

Valerie Berry, MD

Medical Director
Principal Faculty

Arturo Armendariz, FNP, PA-C, MPH

San Diego
Regional Coordinator

Andrew Chastain, PA-C

Clinical Instructor
Principal Faculty

Carlos Flores, PA-C

Kern County
Regional Coordinator

Camille Gordon, FNP-C, PA-C, MS

Clinical Instructor
Principal Faculty

Patti Hee, PA-C, MPH

Clinical Instructor
Principal Faculty

Heather Hirsh, PA-C, MPAS

Regional Coordinator

Veronica Jauregui, FNP, PA-C

Regional Coordinator

Chantal Lobue, PA-C

Regional Coordinator

Sheila Siegel, PA-C, MPAS

Regional Coordinator



Cynthia Ahrendsen

Preceptor/E*Value Administrator Assistant

Doris Chou

Financial Manager

Lio Francisco, MA

Program Counselor

Leslie Anne Johnson, BA

Program Scheduler

Tomiko Oskotsky, MD

Data Manager

Shanna Selsor, BS

Administrative Associate

Fred Tovar

Director of Student Affairs

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