Leadership

Rogelio Riojas

Rogelio has been the head of Sea Mar since its inception in 1978. Rogelio has spearheaded the development of Sea Mar from a single medical clinic in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, to a comprehensive health and human services organization serving 11 counties in Washington state. Rogelio graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor’s degrees in political science (1973) and economics (1975). In 1977, he earned a master’s degree in health administration at the UW.

President and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Mary Bartolo

Mary Bartolo has worked at Sea Mar since it first opened in 1978. Mary has over 32 years of health care administration experience. As Executive Vice President, Mary is responsible for collaborating with the the President and CEO in the overall management of the organization. Mary participates on boards, committees, and task forces throughout Sea Mar’s service areas. She attended Yakima Valley Community College and Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Executive Vice President/Deputy Director
Carolina Lucero

Carolina Lucero joined Sea-Mar in 1985 as the Health Educator. As Senior Vice-President, Carolina currently oversees both Medical and Dental operations. Over the last 33+ years, Carolina has had direct oversight of operations in the primary care clinics, including oversight for a multidisciplinary array of services which comprise the Sea Mar Care Teams. This includes the Preventive Health, Care Management and Care Coordination Services. Additionally, in the past, she also managed Sea-Mar’s in-patient and community based long term care services.

Born in New Mexico, Carolina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from the University of New Mexico and a Masters degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University

Senior Vice President
Claudia D’Allegri, MSW, MA, MMHS

Claudia D’Allegri began working at Sea Mar in 1993 and is responsible for Sea Mar’s outpatient and inpatient behavioral health programs, including four inpatient treatment centers and 34 outpatient clinics that provide a combination of mental health and/or substance abuse outpatient treatment. Claudia earned a master’s degree in social work, with certification in public administration from Eastern Washington University. Claudia is a minority mental health consultant for many organizations in Washington state, providing cultural diversity training and consultation on outreach to communities of color.

Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health
Dr. Alex Narváez

Dr. Alex Narváez has been responsible for Sea Mar’s dental services since 1982. He oversees the clinical practice and operations of Sea Mar’s 22 dental clinics in western Washington. In 1977, Dr. Narváez earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and completed an independent internship at Moses Lake Community Health Center. In 1982, he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington and completed a course for general practitioners in orthodontics in 1998. He presently sees patients at the White Center and South Park clinics, with a focus on children and limited orthodontics.

Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Federico Cruz-Uribe

Federico Cruz-Uribe MD MPH has worked for 25 years directing health departments in four states. He came to the Pacific Northwest in 1992 to become the director of the Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department. In 2007 he and his wife moved to southern Nicaragua and together they started a diabetes control program. He joined Sea Mar in 2013 as Vice President of Clinical Affairs with a focus on specialty care and building up Sea Mar’s care management system. As the Affordable Care Act became fully implemented, Dr. Cruz began to work with the Washington State Health Care Authority on Health Care reform issues. Currently he is Sea Mar’s Vice President of External Affairs and serves on the board of directors of five Accountable Communities of Health and is the Chair of the Board in both Pierce and Southwest Washington ACHs.

Vice President of External Affairs
Dr. Jerry Garcia

Dr. Jerry Garcia was born and raised in Quincy, Washington to parents who worked in agriculture most of their lives. Dr. Garcia received his BA and MA at Eastern Washington University and Ph.D. in history from Washington State University. As Vice President of Educational Services, Dr. Garcia will oversee the new Sea Mar Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural and History Museum. Dr. Garcia will also oversee, as well as promote and advocate educational opportunities for our Chicanx and Latinx community, through such programs as the Latina/o Educational Achievement Project (LEAP), the Youth Re-Engagement Program at Everett Community College, and the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. Dr. Garcia will also oversee the Sea Mar Housing Programs in Seattle, Des Moines, Vancouver, and Pasco.

Before joining Sea Mar, Dr. Garcia had nearly twenty years’ experience in higher education with academic appointments at Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Northern Arizona University and is the former Director of the Chicano Education Program and the College Assistance Migrant Program at Eastern Washington University. Dr. Garcia’s research focus is on Chicana/o History, Latin American and Mexican History, Asians in the Americas, immigration, empire, masculinity, and race in the Americas. Dr. Garcia’s most recent books are We Are Aztlan! Chicanx History in the Northern Borderlands (2017) and Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and U.S. Hegemony, 1897-1945 (2014). Please feel free to visit Dr. Garcia’s website at JerryGarciaLives.com for more information on his research, publications, and passions.

Vice President of Educational Services
Dr. Ricardo Jimenez

Dr. Ricardo Jiménez began practice as a physician at Sea Mar in 1990 and has been medical director since 1995. In 2016, Dr. Jimenez’ title changed to Chief Medical Officer (CMO). As CMO, Dr. Jiménez oversees Sea Mar’s comprehensive health services and medical residency programs. He continues to practice as a physician, caring for patients at the Sea Mar’s Seattle medical clinic and for families in ambulatory and hospital settings. Dr. Jiménez earned a Doctor of Medicine degree at the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú, in 1982. In 1989, he completed his family residency program at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where he also finished a faculty development fellowship in 1990.

Chief Medical Officer
Dustin Greer

Dustin Greer began working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers as CFO in 2017. He has over 14 years of healthcare finance experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in finance and is a Certified Public Accountant registered in Washington state. Dustin is also a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional.

Chief Financial Officer
Harshiem Ross

Harshiem Ross, Vice President of Medical Operations (South), grew up in New York City and served in the US Army for 14 years and has been working in the medical field for 11 years, primarily in community health. Throughout his career, he has focused on ensuring that patients receive quality care from professional and caring staff. Harshiem has traveled throughout the world and has been exposed to impoverished nations and made it his personal goal to ensure that everyone receives quality care regardless of their ability to pay. In his tenure at Sea Mar, Harshiem has working in the Community Care Center and spent 10 years as an ambulatory clinic manager serving in Pierce County.

Vice President of Medical Operations, South Region
Jesus Sánchez

Jesus was an early employee with Sea Mar in 1983, before his career in public administration took root. Jesus has served in Public Administration for a majority of his career. Most recently, he served under Governor Inslee as Director of the Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance. Jesus has served in many government high level posts of administrative positions. Jesus began his service in Public Administration in 1980 when he was appointed by Governor Spellman as the Assistant Director for the State Department of Motor Vehicles. He went on to serve in King County Government as the Director of the Department of Executive Administration, under County Executive Tim Hill. In addition, he served as the Director of the Kingdome, working with the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners. He also was responsible for the formation of King County’s Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES). Mr. Sanchez has served on many boards and commissions both regionally and locally, as well as non-profit agencies. Currently, Jesus is the co-chair of the Sea Mar Charity Golf Tournament and a Board member of Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District Board. He is most proud that his family are all graduates of UW and Husky Fans. Go Huskies!

Vice President for Economic Development and Governmental Affairs
Jorge Madrazo

Jorge Madrazo began working at Sea Mar in January 2007. Prior to joining Sea Mar, he worked for six years as Consul of Mexico in Seattle. Previously, he worked in Mexico as a public attorney, Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights, and as Mexico’s Attorney General. Born in Mexico City, Jorge earned a law degree in 1977 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico Law School. He has written five books and many articles on Constitutional Law and Human Rights that have been published in Mexico, the United States, and Latin America.

Vice President of Community Relations
Kristina Hoeschen

Kristina Hoeschen began working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers in 2010. She has over 17 years’ experience in non-profit management including development, marketing and operations for a wide range of mission-driven community organizations. She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Journalism, and is currently working toward her MBA. As Chief Compliance Officer, Kristina is responsible for the oversight of Sea Mar’s compliance program, as well as the Credentialing, Human Resources and Communications departments.

Chief Compliance Officer
Michael Leong, J.D

Since 1998, Michael Leong has served as General Counsel for Sea Mar. He also serves as Corporate Compliance Officer, overseeing Sea Mar’s commitment to meet high standards of ethics and compliance with the law. In 1978, Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. While attending law school in 1981, he began serving as a member of Sea Mar’s board of directors. In 1982, Michael earned a Juries Doctorate degree from the University of Washington’s School of Law.

Senior Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs
Vinay Sayala

Vinay Sayala joined Sea Mar Community Health Centers in 2013. Vinay oversees Sea Mar’s technology including infrastructure, networks, telecommunications, applications, training, user support, data analysis, computers, security, and compliance. He also has responsibilities in finance that include financial reporting of Managed Care Organizations and 340B Drug Discount Program. Vinay has an MBA from University of Washington and an M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rutgers University. He has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked in various industries such as health insurance, telecommunications, and utilities.

Chief Information Officer
Victoria Breckwich Vasquez

Dr. Breckwich Vasquez is the Vice President of Preventive Health Services and Education/Training. She is responsible for overseeing Sea Mar’s preventive health programs including Health Education, Maternity Support Services, Medical Nutrition Therapy, RD Internship, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC). She also leads learning organization initiatives that engage employees in training and professional development to support a culture of health. Dr. Breckwich Vasquez has over 25 years in public health and health care leadership and was previously a health educator, community-based researcher, program evaluator and University of Washington Bothell assistant professor. She is involved in local community building and equity initiatives to advocate for farmworker health and safety, and previously served on the WA Latino Community Fund Board and as a Commissioner on the WA State Commission on Hispanic Affairs. She earned a doctoral degree in public health at UC Berkeley and her MPH and MA in Latin American Studies from UC Los Angeles.

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