David B. Vliet 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 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, 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.
Mr. Vliet has co-led efforts to promote diversity in future health leaders 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.
Lucinda Bazile started her career at LifeLong as a Health Fellow with the Over 60 Health Center. 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.
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.
Before coming to LifeLong, Dr. Stacey was 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 seven years. He has also served as co-chair of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), which aims to eliminate health inequities in the Bay Area through upstream interventions and policy work.
Dr. Stacey contributes a breadth of local and international experience which fueled his 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 six years stationed in California and England. He has also spent time in Nicaragua and Chile, where he learned Spanish.
Brent Copen currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at LifeLong Medical Care. He brings 20+ years of executive management and leadership experience, including senior finance roles in health care, technology, management consulting, and community development finance. Over the past decade, he served as Chief Financial Officer for two Bay Area Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and he was awarded 2018 Bay Area CFO of the Year by the San Francisco Business Times.
Mr. Copen currently holds three graduate level teaching positions at University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, School of Public Policy, and Berkeley Law where he teaches courses in financial management, financial modeling, and business planning for nonprofit organizations. He co-authored The Nonprofit Business Plan, a practical guide to help leaders establish a sustainable, results-driven business plan. Mr. Copen received a Master’s in Public Administration degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Damone “D.L." 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. He took the position as 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, 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.
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.
Over the past 30 years Brenda Goldstein has been a vocal advocate for increased access to care for the underserved. Ms. Goldstein does amazing work building LifeLong’s continuum of services for adults with complex needs, including programs for homeless populations, supportive housing, Care Transitions, and designing behavioral health initiatives for individuals with mild to severe mental health challenges.
She has special talents in creating positive partnerships between public and community agencies to create medical, mental health, and social services systems of care for the homeless and mentally ill and frequent users of emergency services.
Ms. Goldstein has developed LifeLong’s Supportive Housing Program into a nationally recognized model of care serving dually diagnosed homeless adults and she is recognized as a leader in developing policies and programs to promote integrated primary care and behavioral health services for low-income communities. She has expanded our integrated care services into a model that has become a source of pride for LifeLong. Ms. Goldstein received her Master’s in Public Health from University of California Berkeley.
Dr. Parker is a graduate of City College of San Francisco. She received her degree in dentistry from Howard University and completed her residency at Harlem Hospital in New York City. She also holds a Master of Public Administration in health administration (MPA) degree from University of Michigan.
Prior to joining LifeLong Medical Care, she served as a director of Hamilton Community Health Network in Flint, Michigan, directing the dental division of a multi-location, multi-disciplinary community health facility. In her 11 years there, she developed clinical protocols and standards, participated in community outreach, maintained clinic funding, and provided and oversaw comprehensive clinical care to patients.
In 2012, Dr. Parker implemented a nationally accredited dental residency program at New York University Lutheran Hospital Center.
Dr. Parker has served as a mission dentist all over the globe. For the past 17 years, she has been involved in education, screening, prevention, and treatment of oral diseases and the fabrication of dental/orthodontic appliances for cleft palate. Her work has taken her to Haiti several times, including a visit in 2010 after the catastrophic earthquake there.
Marty Lynch was the Director of LifeLong Medical Care and the Over 60 Health Center for 38 years 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 PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco, and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.