Board of Directors

Michael Engle

Michael Engle

Michael Engle

Board Chair (August 2013 – Present) / Board Member at large (2012 – Present)

  • Senior Director of Ambulatory Care Services at Washington Hospital Healthcare System, overseeing the operations of Washington Urgent Care, Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation, Washington Radiation Oncology Center, Washington on Wheels, Ohlone College’s Student Health Center, Washington’s Medical Billing Unit, Medical Property Management and Kidango.
  • Before coming to Washington Hospital, he held positions with Cogent Healthcare, Team Health, and Sutter Health’s East Bay MSO, as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Hiram College, in Hiram, Ohio.; Master’s in Business Administration from John Carroll University, in University Heights, Ohio

Sharon Almeida

Sharon Almeida

Sharon Almeida

Treasurer (February 2015 – Present) / Board Member at large (February 2012 – Present)

  • Founder and CEO of Cents and Sensibility, Inc
  • Investment Advisory Representative and a Registered Representative with VSR Financial Services, Inc.
  • Sharon is an active member of the community; she also serves on the board of R.E.A.C.H. for Special Adults of the Tri-Valley and volunteers for the Sandra Wing Foundation.
  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Services from San Diego State University.
  • Lives in Livermore, California with her two children, Jacqueline and Garrett. She adores animals, especially her French bulldog, Brooklyn, her pug, Montgomery, and Rio, her cat. She enjoys reading and traveling to global destinations

Elizabeth Barron

Liz Barron

Liz Barron

Chairperson (August 2008 – August 2013) / Recording Secretary of the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Board (June 2007 – August 2008) / Board Member at large (June 2007 – Present)

  • 21-year career with Pacific Bell as supervisor, trainer and coach of 30 employees upgrading and implementing the mechanization of all outside plant records
  • Central Office Engineer for Pacific Bell who designed and coordinated installations of electronic relay equipment for the “Pacific Rim”
  • Served as Office Manager for Family Services of the Tri-Cities, a Non Profit Counseling Agency in Fremont (2001 –2003)
  • Served as Accounts Receivable for Union City Physical Therapy (2003-2005)
  • Served as President of the Italian Social Group at Holy Spirit Church in Fremont
  • Long-standing member of American Business Women’s Association having served as President, Vice President, and Recording and Corresponding Secretary
  • Served 2 years as President of the National American Clipper RV Association
  • Married to John Barron, retired Street Maintenance Superintendent for the City of Fremont
  • Mother of three adult children and grandmother to seven grandchildren

Julieanne DiBene

Julieanne DiBene

Julieanne DiBene

Board Member at large (2014 – Present)

  • Breast Cancer Survivor
  • More than 20 years high tech experience in the communications sector of high tech and more than 15 years of management experience
  • Author of numerous papers and articles
  • B.A. in Journalism from San Jose State University, California
  • Mother of one adult child and devoted “nana” to two grandchildren

Goretti Heinz

Goretti Heinz

Goretti Heinz

Board Member at large (2015 – Present)

  • Founder & CEO of Zemployee, Inc., a SaaS based software company that automates reference checking. Her mission is to bring clarity in hiring.
  • 18 years experience in the employment and recruiting industry, worked for major fortune 50-100 companies such as Robert Half International, Technisource, Randstad Technology.
  • Was a member of the National Charity League with her daughter, devoting volunteer time in philanthropy work for 6 years as a mother/daughter team.
  • Foodie, wine collector, world traveler.
  • Passion about women causes, helping children, animals, NFL, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

Nicholas Kozachenko

Nicholas Kozachenko

Nicholas Kozachenko

Board Member at large (2015 – Present)

  • Associate, Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Attorneys at Law
  • Board of Directors, Fremont Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Former Extern for the Honorable Marvin R. Baxter, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis in Political Science and International Relations

Diana Olveira

Diana Olveira

Diana Olveira

Board Member at large (2015 – Present)

  • Diana Olveira has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in finance and banking.
  • Director of Marketing at Heritage Bank of Commerce, a local community business bank.
  • Responsible for corporate communications, advertising, public relations, event planning, collateral development for the company.
  • Before Heritage Bank, worked for Union Bank, Greater Bay Bank and other Bay Area community banks.
  • Active in her community, Diana is on the Board of Alameda Youth Basketball.
  • In her spare time Diana enjoys endurance sports, completing triathlons, marathons, half marathons, long distance bicycling events and is currently training for an half ironman.
  • Diana is married to a die-hard Golden State Warriors fan and the Mom to a one child.

Corinne Watson

Corinne Watson

Corinne Watson

Board Member at large (2015 – Present)

  • Director of Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology, and Cancer Services at ValleyCare Health System which includes oversight of the Breast Cancer Program.
  • Before coming to ValleyCare, she held positions at Marin General Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center Sacramento.
  • Masters Degree from University of Southern California
  • Mother of a very busy toddler