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Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jeffrey Lavoy, MD

Education: Medical University of Ohio, Family Medicine

Residency: Aultman Hospital Family practice Residency Program; Board certified through the American Board of Family Medicine

Family Physician

Dr. Kelly Phelps, MD



Medical Doctor

Dr. Thomas Horst, MD

Arizona City

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Dr. John Hess, DNP

Education: University of South Florida

Certified Physicians Assistant

Donald Innes,

Education: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences – Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Family Nurse Practitioner

John Sauer,

Arizona City

Education: Grand Canyon University: Masters of Science in Nursing, with Post Masters Certificate of Family Nurse Practitioner

Certification: American Association of Nurse Practitioners: FNP-C

Behavioral Health Director

Yvonne Hess, LMFT

Education: U.S.C and U.N.L.V.
Certifications: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Behavioral Health Clinician

Emily Saunders, LCSW

Education: Hunter College School of Social Work

Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Pharmacy Director

Dr. Pedram Ghafourifar, PharmD, PhD


PharmD: University of Tehran College of Pharmacy, Tehran, Iran

PhD: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland,

Fellowship: University College London, London, UK,

Senior Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Academic Career: 

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology: LSU College of Medicine

Associate Professor of Pharmacology: Marshall University College of Medicine,

Full Professor of Pharmacology: Ohio State University College of Medicine,

Full Professor of Pharmacology, Department Chair

Associate Dean: University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy


Management Certificate: Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

Board Certifications: AZ, WV, and VA Boards of Pharmacy


Dr. Lawrence Kahn, MD

Education: Indiana University School Of Medicine
Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Dental Director

Dr. Jennifer Lim, DDS

Education: Loma Linda University

Registered Dietitian

Kat Alvarez,

Education: Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions

Certification: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Desert Senita Community Health Center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Desert Senita Community Health Center sites are Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facilities.

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