Bettering the quality of life for backstretch workers

Our Staff

Our dedicated staff at our four clinics fall into four basic categories – Medical and Dental professionals, Medical and Dental assistants, Eligibility and Administration.

This small group has logged nearly 200 years of cumulative experience in treating our patients like family.  This close knit bond between our staff and our patients serves the needs of the patients very well as familiarity tends to breed confidence in the care being received.

The environment in our clinics is quiet, friendly and professional.   Everyone on our staff, without exception, has an innate instinct to put the patient first.  They come to work each day with the knowledge that they will be helping to serve the medical and dental needs of a dedicated population of backstretch workers who have few alternative medical resources to turn to.  Helping these workers serves to help all of us leave our respective CTHF clinics each day knowing that we have contributed to the welfare of a population less fortunate than us in many ways.

The CTHF believes that a happy and healthy backstretch worker leads to happy and healthier race horses, as these workers exercise, feed, watch over, groom and, like ones pets at home, fall in love with these magnificent animals.

SANTA ANITA STAFF

Cliff Goodrich – Executive Director
Angela Valverde – Office Manager
Aracely Cedeno – Eligibility Coordinator
Tri Vo, M.D. – Lead Physician *
Sandra Gaytan – Medical Assistant
Maribel Garcia – Medical Assistant *
Monica Inda – Medical Receptionist
Linda Roselle – D.D.S
Yanira Posada – Dental Assistant/Receptionist
Dalia Osuna – Dental Assistant/Receptionist
Grace Vera – Hygienist
Isabel Donis – Thrift Shop Clerk

LOS ALAMITOS STAFF

Thomas Tokuza, DDS
Vicki Carlson, Hygienist
Alma Alvarado, Dental Assistant
Elizabeth Rodriquez – Dental Receptionist
Patricia Garcia –  Medical Receptionist

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS STAFF

Natasha Phan, M.D.
Alejandra Curry – Medical Assistant **
Dr. Mary Ann Maravillas, DDS
Dr. Jacob Chi, DDS
Jessica Hernandez, Dental Assistant

PLEASANTON FACILITY (SEASONAL)

Dr. Yusuf Ruhullah, Physician

*   Assists at Los Alamitos
** Assists at Pleasanton