MARTY LYNCH, PH.d, executive director/ceo
Marty Lynch, PhD, is the Executive Director/CEO. 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.
Dr. Eric Henley, Chief Medical Officer
Eric Henley, MD, joined LifeLong Medical Care as Chief Medical Officer in 2014. Dr. Henley focuses on clinical leadership, quality improvement, and the use of health technologies to the LifeLong Community.
Before coming to LifeLong Medical Care, Dr. Henley served as Chief Medical Officer at North Country HealthCare, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Flagstaff, Arizona where he led electronic health record adoption, quality improvement efforts, and patient-centered medical home development. He worked for more than nine years as a commissioned officer in the Indian Health Service on the Hopi Reservation and in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and as a locum physician in Alaska and New Mexico.
He also worked for almost 13 years at the University of Illinois Chicago’s regional campus in Rockford, IL. While there, he spent nine years as the Chair of the Family and Community Medicine Department. His interest in community health led him to develop several school-based clinics, become medical director at a local methadone program, and have his department run the entire health program for the county jail (700+ adults).
Dr. Henley attended Georgetown University Medical School, family medicine residency at the University of Connecticut, and received his Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.
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.
DL Poole, Chief Administrative Officer
Damone “DL" Poole is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Mr. Poole assumed the role of CAO in January 2015 after serving as a member of LifeLong Medical Care’s Board of Directors for two years. As CAO, he oversees administrative departments that support patients and staff and is responsible for non-primary care clinical service areas including dental, adult day health care, urgent care, and school-based services. A critical focus of his work is improving both the patient experience and staff satisfaction.
Mr. Poole has more than 20 years experience in healthcare administration and services. Before being named CAO, he served as the regional senior executive director for Core Healthcare, an operator of skilled nursing facilities throughout 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 East Bay. He earned a physician assistant certification from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
ROOPAK MANCHANDA, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Roopak Manchanda is the Chief Information Officer. He has more than 20 years of technology experience that includes architecture, delivery, integration, and management of mission-critical enterprise solutions.
Roopak previously led the Strategy Practice at BlueNovo. He also functioned as the CIO of California Primary Care Association (CPCA).
Prior to BlueNovo, Roopak served in the capacity of a senior technology executive for mid-to-large for-profit organizations. Roopak’s career includes product management for a Radiation Oncology scheduling and optimization system. He has also co-developed 1st and 2nd generation EHR’s for longitudinal tracking of research participants at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and Baltimore VA Medical Center.
Roopak received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also graduated from the Laboratory of Healthcare Informatics (LHI).
JULIE SINAI, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Julie Sinai is the Chief Strategy Officer. She 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.
Nance Rosencranz, Director of strategic planning & business development
Nance Rosencranz is the director of strategic planning and business development. Her work focuses on developing new strategic business ventures with nonprofit associations, foundations, and governmental agencies. She also provides planning and implementation leadership for capital projects.
Since joining LifeLong Medical Care in 2006, Ms. Rosencranz has spearheaded consistent growth in grant support for LifeLong’s initiatives and ongoing operations. She has more than 25 years of strategic and business development experience.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Chief Executive Officer: 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.
Deputy Director: 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.
Chief Financial Officer: 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.
Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development: Responsible for overall business plan including development of new service and financing streams. Works with CEO, Board and senior management to set strategic direction for the organization, and brokers new opportunities and partnerships. Reports to CEO. Member of Senior Leadership Team.
Chief Medical Officer: 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.
Chief Administrative Officer: Oversees administrative departments that support patients and staff and is responsible for non-primary care clinical service areas including dental, adult day health care, urgent care, and a school-based services. A critical focus of this work is improving both patient experience and staff satisfaction. Reports to CEO. Member of Senior Leadership Team.
Chief Information Officer: Responsible for the technological direction of the organization. Supervises information system, computer operations and communications network and manages the day to day operations of the information technology department. The CIO also assesses and anticipates technology projects and recommends appropriate action and resources. Member of Senior Leadership Team.
Psychosocial Services Director: Oversees the development and implementation of behavioral health services. Develops community partnerships and service delivery models, negotiates contracts and manages grants. Requires knowledge of behavioral health service models, local providers, best practices for behavioral health integration, and special populations including homeless and residents of public housing. Reports to CEO.