David B. Vliet, MBA, Chief Executive Officer
David comes to LifeLong with a wealth of experience in the community health center movement, most recently as the CEO of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC) in Hayward, CA. For more than seven years, David has led a strong team at TVHC, home to seven primary care clinics, three dental clinics, and three school-based health centers staffed by 300 health professionals.
From 2002 through 2012, prior to assuming the role of CEO at TVHC, David led Central Texas Community Health Centers, first as Chief Operating Officer for three years followed by seven years as CEO. Central Texas Community Health Centers is one of the largest community health center systems in the State of Texas.
David has co-led efforts to develop future diverse community health leadership at the local and nation level, forming “Conversations: Leadership Diversity”, a series of meetings and network of leaders of color across the health center movement. He is a frequent speaker at local, state and national forums and focuses on the development of tomorrows leaders.
Primary Job Responsibilities: Serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, with responsibility for all LifeLong programs and activities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, corporate by-laws, Board policies and contractual obligations. Provides input and recommendations to the Board on overall vision and direction, develops long-term relationships, and contributes to policy development and advocacy at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
Marty Lynch, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer Emeritus
Marty Lynch, PhD, is the Chief Executive Officer Emeritus. He has been the Director of LifeLong Medical Care and the Over 60 Health Center since 1982, and a non-profit administrator for more than 30 years.
Dr. Lynch co-founded the Elderly Sub-Committee of the National Association of Community Health Centers and is past Chair of the California Primary Care Association. He recently served on the state task force to examine policy changes necessary for the integration of primary care and mental health services and worked to develop a California plan for Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Lynch received his Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco, and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
In addition to health administration, Dr. Lynch is involved in public policy and research activities related to health access for the uninsured, long-term care models, chronic care, and financing care for disabled populations. Dr. Lynch also is a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley.
Lucinda Bazile, MPH, Deputy Director
Ms. Bazile serves as Deputy Director. She started with LifeLong’s Over 60 Health Center as a Health Fellow. Over the many years with LifeLong, Ms. Bazile has developed several programs and departments, including human resources, AmeriCorps, compliance, outreach, and marketing.
She has years of experience in operations and financial management, event planning, human resources, policy development, and program planning.
Ms. Bazile made a career change from public accounting into public health because of her desire to work directly with the management of providing access to healthcare for underserved communities, particularly those of color. She earned a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MPH from the University of California Berkeley. She also is a Blue Shield Foundation of California-Clinic Leadership Institute Graduate.
Primary Job Responsibilities: Responsible for the development and strengthening of relationships with community partners and elected representatives at all levels of government in order to promote LifeLong’s services, collaborations, funding, and policy advocacy. Reports to CEO. Member of Senior Leadership Team.
Dr. Michael Stacey, Chief Medical Officer
Michael Stacey, MD, joined LifeLong Medical Care as Chief Medical Officer in 2019. Dr. Stacey focuses on clinical leadership, quality improvement, and the use of health technologies to the LifeLong Community.
Dr. Stacey comes to LifeLong from his position as the Director of Medical Services and the Deputy Director of Health and Social Services for Solano County. His passion to serve underrepresented communities has spanned his entire medical career. In Solano County he oversaw the County FQHCs, which included Dental Care, for 7 years. He has also served as Co-chair of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) for a number of years, which aims to eliminate health inequities in the Bay Area through upstream interventions and policy work (visit barhii.org for more information).
Dr. Stacey brings with him a breadth of local and international experience which have fueled a desire to work with underserved communities. Although initially he thought his career would be focused overseas, he has found that there are many opportunities to have a positive impact right here in the Bay Area. After he finished medical school, Dr. Stacy served in the US Air Force for 6 years stationed in California and England. He has also spent time in Chile, where he learned Spanish, and Nicaragua.
Primary Job Responsibilities: Responsible for the provision of medical and mental health services, including service delivery, and monitoring and improving quality of care. Coordinates with clinical leadership for oversight of direct delivery of medical services at all sites. Develops and implements quality assurance systems. Regularly reviews services provided under formal written agreement to ensure compliance with health center requirements. Reports to CEO. Member of Senior Leadership Team.
Kanwar Singh, Chief Financial Officer
Kanwar Singh returned to LifeLong Medical Care as the CFO in 2014. He has worked in finance and accounting in the health care industry for more than 20 years.
Mr. Singh was the Chief Financial Officer at LifeLong for eight years (1994-2002), and pursued his career for another seven years at the City and County of San Francisco, where he managed a budget of approximately $490 million.
Mr. Singh also has worked as CFO at Seneca Centers, a $55 million Behavioral Health organization; at Thunder Road (Sutter Health affiliate) in Oakland; and at Axis Community Health in Pleasanton. Mr. Singh brings an expertise in primary care, behavioral health, and social services.
Primary Job Responsibilities: Responsible for overall agency financial management including accounting, billing, grants management and contract compliance. Provides leadership and technical assistance to managers in sound fiscal management practices; contract compliance; and budget development. Reports to CEO. Member of Senior Leadership Team.
DL Poole, Chief Operating Officer
Damone “DL" Poole is the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Poole started with LifeLong in the role of Chief Administrative Officer in January 2015 after serving as a member of LifeLong Medical Care’s Board of Directors for three years and was changed to LifeLong’s COO in August 2020. He operates departments that support patients and staff and is responsible for IT, Facilities Management, Procurement, and Patient Services, which includes the Call Center and Patient Grievances. A critical focus of his work is improving both the patient experience and staff satisfaction.
Mr. Poole has 20+ years’ experience in healthcare administration and services. Before joining LifeLong as an executive officer, he served as the regional senior executive director for Core Healthcare, an operator of skilled nursing facilities throughout Northern California. Other previous roles include executive director/associate medical director for two skilled nursing facilities, San Pablo Healthcare & Wellness Center and Vale Healthcare Center. He has also practiced as a licensed Physician Assistant for Kaiser Permanente and in private practice.
Mr. Poole earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Public Administration in healthcare from California State University, Hayward. He earned a Physician Assistant certification from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Primary Job Responsibilities: Oversees multiple departments that support patients and staff. A critical focus of this work is improving both patient experience and staff satisfaction. Reports to CEO. Member of Senior Leadership Team.
Julie Sinai, Chief Strategy Officer
Julie Sinai comes to LifeLong Medical Care with more than three decades in the non-profit and public sector working for social and economic justice, with a focus on equity, community well-being, access to education, and economic self-sufficiency.
Ms. Sinai has developed policy and programs in childcare and family support at a regional and national level. She also led Berkeley Unified School District’s School-Linked Programs, forging collaborative efforts to bring medical, dental, and behavioral health services into the schools. From 2003-2011, Julie was the policy advisor to the Mayor of Berkeley on health and social services, youth and education, workforce development, and job creation. She also has served as the Mayor’s chief of staff.
Ms. Sinai also worked for UC Berkeley and then the California Community College System. Most recently she served as Vice President of Policy and Regional Initiatives for the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund.
Ms. Sinai received her B.S. in Community Service and Public Affairs at the University of Oregon and her MPA at University of San Francisco. In 2012, LifeLong Medical Care recognized Julie with the Bobbie Award for her public service as a health activist and advocate.
Brenda Goldstein, Chief of Integrated Services
Brenda Goldstein is the Chief of Integrated Services at LifeLong Medical Care, a community health center serving Berkeley, Oakland, West Contra Costa County and Marin Counties in California. Ms. Goldstein has fostered numerous partnerships between public and community agencies to create medical, mental health and social services systems of care for those experiencing homelessness, mental illness and complex health care needs. Ms. Goldstein has developed LifeLong’s Supportive Housing Program into a nationally recognized model of care serving homeless adults and is recognized as a leader in developing policies and programs to promote integrated primary care and behavioral health services. Ms. Goldstein received her Master’s in Public Health from University of California Berkeley.