The Cypress Foundation | Physicians Foundation for a Healthy Central Coast

                       

CollegeToDoctor imagePhysicians for a Healthy Central Coast (PHCC) and The Cypress Foundation (TCF) improve community health and empowers physicians.  PHCC is a collaborative community and physician-led subsidiary 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation of the Santa Cruz County Medical Society.  TCF is a subsidiary 510(c)(3) public benefit corporation of the Monterey County Medical Society. Project funding is derived from the medical community, private donors, businesses and foundations.

If you would like to be involved, volunteer, or donate, please call (831) 479-7226.

Mission

To improve community health, support physicians throughout their career, and serve as a leader in fostering careers in medicine.

To fulfill it's mission, PHCC and TCF act as a bridge linking physicians and other medical and public health professionals to the community through the works of the foundation. We work in collaboration with our partners to support the improvement of health and access to a physician for all who live, work and play in our county.

Focus

Our focus is on Wellness and Workforce -- ensuring the publics health, supporting physicians through all the stages of their careers, and fostering the next generation of physicians.

Workforce

Supporting current and next generation physicians.  Driving the discovery for developing and deploying actions to address the physician shortage in our county and region, supporting youth interest and engagement in health sciences, and fostering careers in medicine. 

Wellness

With a public health focus, leading and engaging in community collaborations/partnerships that promote well-being, healthy eating, active living, and safety and resliliency throughout Santa Cruz County.

Projects

Workforce (Pipeline)

  • Future Docs! - Pipeline & Physician Workforce Commission
  • Family Residency Program
  • Bridge to Medicine! - Shadowing for pre-med students
  • Decision Medicine! - Youth Mentorships through programs such as UCSC MESA Schools Program (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement)

Wellness (Public Health)

TCF Board of Directors

Chair
Alfred Sadler, MD FACP
CSUMB MSPA Program

Vice-chair
Anastasia Klick, MD
Salinas Valley Memorial Clinic

Valerie Berry, MD
CSUMB MSPA Program

William Khieu, MD
OB/Gyn Associates of the Central Coast

Melissa Nothnagle, MD MSc
Natividad 

Stephen Saglio, MD
Valle Verde Medical Group
 

PFHCC Board of Directors

President
Jack Watson, MD
Kaiser Permanente Watsonville

Secretary
Donna J. Odryna
CEO, MCMS / SCCMS / PHCCF

Treasurer
Grant Hartzog
Professor, MCD Biology, UCSC

Past President
Christopher O'Grady MD
Pajaro Valley Medical Clinic

Jeannine Rodems, MD
Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care

Anthony Sturzu, MD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Health

 

 

BOD Meets Bi-Monthly beginning January.

Founders

Joydip Bhattacharya, DO
Founding President

David McNutt, MD
Founding Secretary

David South, MD
Founding Treasurer

Willie Elliott-McCrae
Founding Director

Donna Odryna
Founding Director