OLE Health Announces New Chief Medical Officer

OLE Health is pleased to introduce its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Teresa L. Shinder, DO, FAAP. Dr. Shinder began her position on November 11.

OLE Health provides high-quality primary health care, as well as many other patient-centered ancillary services such as optometry, dental and behavioral health, serving 37,000 patients at seven locations throughout the Napa Valley and Solano County. OLE Health also operates a health center inside the South Napa Shelter for its residents.

The OLE Health CMO is a member of the organization’s executive leadership team, creating and making major policy decisions, identifying and assisting in the implementation of key strategic initiatives and developing innovative approaches to health care delivery. The CMO also provides clinical services to patients.

“The search for our new CMO was a very involved and collaborative one,” said OLE Health CEO Alicia Hardy, “and I truly appreciate our staff and board members involved in the process. A special thank you to Dr. David Gorchoff for his dedication to OLE Health as our CMO over the past several years, and for lending his time, expertise and input during this transition.”

Dr. Shinder is a graduate of the University of California-San Diego, where she obtained her bachelor of science degree in animal physiology and neuroscience. She pursued her medical degree at Touro University and completed her postdoctoral training in pediatrics at the University of Hawaii.

“The passion in the people who choose to work here has already impressed itself upon me in my first few days at OLE Health,” said Dr. Shinder. “I’m very proud to be part of the incredible mission and work this dedicated team does here every day.”

Hardy said that Dr. Shinder is uniquely qualified to make a difference at OLE Health, “with experience working at Federal Qualified Health Centers throughout her career.” Hardy added that Dr. Shinder’s time spent working in Solano County the past several years while living in Napa means she has already displayed a level of engagement and a unique connection to the communities OLE Health serves in both counties.

“I’m looking forward to the positive impact Dr. Shinder will have on the important work OLE Health does to change the lives of our patients, and help them live better, healthier lives.”

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