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Board of Directors Closed Session Meeting

Thursday, June 23, 2022

5:30 PM

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Board of Directors Open Session Meeting

Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Peninsula Wellness Community (PWC)

Aerial View of Peninsula Wellness Community Site

The Peninsula Wellness Community (PWC) is an outward-facing intergenerational mixed-use and mixed-income community focused on health, wellness, and community connectivity. The District owns approximately 6.42 acres in Burlingame bounded by Mills-Peninsula Medical Center on the east, Trousdale Drive on the north, Marco Polo Way on the west, and the residences along Davis Drive on the south, which comprises the planned site for the PWC.

Update on Peninsula Wellness Community
AR ENA Negotiation Period Timeline (PDF - 69 KB)
Amended and Restated PWC ENA (PDF 258KB)
Summary of Amended and Restated PWC ENA Key Terms (PDF 110 KB)

Our Programs


Our Staff

Cheryl Fama

Cheryl Fama, CEO

Vickie Yee

Vickie Yee,MBA

Ann Wasson

Ann Wasson

Eddie Flores

Eddie Flores, MBA

Stephanie Arevalo

Stephanie Arevalo-Rodriguez

Michelle Marheineke

Michelle Marheineke

Jackie Almes

Cheryl Fama, CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Health Care District

(650)-697-6900 ext. 1

Cheryl Fama joined the Peninsula Health Care District as its Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2007.

A lifetime resident of San Mateo County, Ms. Fama spent her professional life in health care, starting as a critical care nurse, retiring from hospitals as the President/CEO of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, and now focusing on community-based health and wellness for the Peninsula Health Care District.

Ms. Fama leads with an upstream approach and commitment to advancing strategies that build community capacity and capabilities. She has nurtured cross-sector partnerships throughout and beyond the County, which have been instrumental in accelerating the mobilization of resources, especially during challenging times.

During her tenure, the District completed three strategic and financial planning processes, developed the Peninsula Wellness Community master plan, launched Sonrisas Dental Health, the PHCD Health & Fitness Center and The Trousdale assisted living/memory care community, and fortified existing community programs and services through strategic leadership and grants support.

Ms. Fama has served on a broad range of community and service organization boards and committees including the Association of California Healthcare Districts, the San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women, San Mateo County Healthy Community Collaborative, San Mateo County Oral Health Coalition, San Mateo Leadership Program and Burlingame Rotary.

Ms. Fama holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, both from the University of San Francisco and still maintains an active RN license.

Vickie Yee,MBA

CFO & Board Treasurer, Peninsula Health Care District


Vickie Yee has over 15 years of accounting and finance experience and is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Board Treasurer at the Peninsula Health Care District.  Her expertise includes budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and financial analysis.

Yee is responsible for all financial-related activities, stewardship of the company’s assets, and risk management operations of the company, to include the metrics, budgets, operational strategies, and the continuing oversight of internal controls to ensure the safeguard of assets.  She plays a significant role in supporting entrepreneurial programs at the District, such as Sonrisas Dental Health, PHCD Health & Fitness Center, and The Trousdale, as well as for on-going initiatives and programs.

Before joining the District, Yee was the Controller at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and RSF Social Finance, a non-profit financial service organization in the SF Presidio.

Yee received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from San Francisco State University. This year, she will be completing an MBA in Finance from Notre Dame de Namur University.

Vickie Yee brings her love of community and expertise in finance to various volunteer positions. Currently, she volunteers with Boy Scouts of America, Millbrae Troop 355, and serves as the Treasurer for the Troop.


Ann Wasson

Director of Community Engagement Director, Peninsula Health Care District


Ann has more than 25 years of experience in program development, fostering partnerships, community engagement, and cultivating collaborative advocacy in Los Angeles and Monterey County.  She was the Public Affairs Officer for the LA County Medical Association, a Director of the Violence Intervention Program at LAC+ USC Medical Center, the Director of Fiscal Sponsorship Programs and Grants Administration for the Action Council of Monterey County, and the Founder/Director of “Blue Crew,” a service-learning program to address climate change through youth voice and leadership.

Ann has made civic engagement and service to her community a priority.  She has served on the Boards of Young & Healthy, National Charity League and Junior League of Pasadena, Carmel River Elementary School Site Council, and Action Council of Monterey County, and in leadership positions for such organizations as Women in Public Affairs, Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, California Service-Learning Leadership Institute, Monterey Bay Christ Child Society and Carmel Unified School District Social and Emotional Learning Team.

In her role as PHCD’s Community Engagement Director, Ann monitors health priorities and disparities, proposes and evaluates program ideas, administers the community health investment budget, manages the PHCD Community Grants and Special Funding Initiatives, establishes and carries out the community education program, and represents PHCD on committees such as Health Plan of San Mateo Children’s Initiative Oversight Committee, HepB Free Planning Group, the Sand Hill Foundation, and the Healthy San Mateo Collaborative.

Ann holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology / Industrial Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Los Angeles, graduating Magna cum laude both times while swimming for the NCAA Division II Intercollegiate Swim Team. She also holds a Service-Learning Certification from the California Department of Education.

Eddie Flores, MBA

Director of Youth Behavioral Health Programs, Peninsula Health Care District


Eddie comes to the District with over 15 years of progressive management experience in public, private, non-profit, and civic arenas. He has a proven track record of being a collaborative leader, previously managing teams at the American Lung Association, Salesforce, and internationally at the World Health Organization. In addition, in his previous role as an elected school board trustee on the South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD), he partnered with many local organizations such as the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) and The Boys and Girls Club of North San Mateo County, leading efforts to conceptualize and bring forth numerous educational learning hubs during the global pandemic to students in South San Francisco.

In his current role as a member of the South San Francisco City Council, Eddie continues tackling high-impact initiatives that serve children, youth, and young adults, with a personal commitment to do so with a social justice, equity, and diversity lens. Eddie has a passion for community service and serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of North San Mateo County.

In his role as our Director of Youth Behavioral Health, Eddie will be responsible for developing, launching, and administering PHCD’s new Youth Drop-In Center (allcove), managing related PHCD programs and external partnerships, and serving as PHCD’s liaison to the countywide network of providers and agencies addressing behavioral health & wellness.

Eddie has earned degrees in public health and public policy from the University of California at Berkeley and an Executive MBA from San Francisco State University.

Stephanie Arevalo-Rodriguez

Business Operations Manager, Peninsula Health Care District


Stephanie Arevalo-Rodriguez has been with the District for three years, first as Executive Assistant to the Board and CEO then promoted to Business Operations Manager. In her current role, she provides property management and facilities support, as well as serves as Program Liaison and Website Manager.

During her tenure at the District, Arevalo-Rodriguez has been instrumental in managing 7 District properties, including supporting the programs and tenants occupying the properties. In addition, Arevalo-Rodriguez is responsible for the redesign of the District website for an improved end-user experience and the integration of software for Board document management. She is also responsible for management of the District’s social media presence.

Arevalo-Rodriguez thrives in establishing community and vendor partnerships. Recently, she completed the San Mateo County Leadership Program that provides a framework for engagement in the communities of San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, and Hillsborough.

Arevalo-Rodriguez earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Norte Dame de Namur University. Currently, she is completing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Michelle Marheineke

Fitness Center Director, Peninsula Health Care District Health and Fitness Center


Michelle Marheineke has been with the District since 2018 and brings over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. As the Fitness Center Director, Marheineke is accountable for developing, implementing and monitoring safe and efficient operations and programs.

Born and raised in Burlingame, Marheineke knew from a young age that she wanted to keep her roots in her hometown and work in a career that was self-rewarding and focused on helping others. After attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Arizona State University, Marheineke started her professional career as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehab, with a specialty in older adult fitness.

Marheineke is passionate about going above and beyond for her Fitness Center community. Her empathetic and caring nature foster a special connection with her staff and members alike.

Jackie Almes

Youth Outreach Specialist, Peninsula Health Care District


Jackie Almes comes to the district with over 5 years of experience in healthcare. Soon after beginning work, she began to realize how much she enjoyed helping the community. As our Youth Outreach Specialist, she is responsible for working directly with our youth advisory group (YAG) to incorporate their ideas into our youth mental health programs. She will work to ensure that youth voice is at the forefront of program development, launch, and ongoing service delivery. She’ll also be working on the development of our new integrated youth mental health center, allcove San Mateo in coordination with our YAG.

Growing up in San Mateo, Jackie was an active member of the community. As an active member, she was involved in youth programs such as AYSO and coaching volleyball for a local club team. During her years at Mercy Burlingame, she was a part of the Mercy Ambassadors. The ambassadors created a welcoming space for all students and helped new students transition into high school. She then went on to graduate from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science. During her years at the university, she began to focus on helping others within her college community while also studying the clinical aspects of psychology.

Jackie is passionate about mental health programs in the community. She actively works to create a safe and open environment for conversations regarding mental health. She is excited to start working for the district and is looking forward to providing a voice for the youth.


California Healthcare Districts respond to the specialized health needs of California communities. Voters created 79 Healthcare Districts to fulfill health local care needs.  Healthcare Districts provide access to essential health services and are directly accountable at the community level. As a result, tens of millions of Californians have been able to access care that would otherwise be out of reach.

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