Executive Leadership Team

Maria Moreno

Maria is responsible for running all facets of COLFS. She has a proven track record with over 30 years of experience driving growth in the medical offices where she has worked. Her vast experience includes medical assistant, biller, front and back office assistant, receptionist and office manager. She has a broad knowledge of various medical specialties because of her diverse work experience in family practice, gastroenterology, oncology, pediatrics, endocrinology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology. She is very grateful for her opportunity to support COLFS and is passionate about recognizing Christ in each patient she meets. Maria and her husband, Jose, have two daughters, Daniela and Clarissa.

Maria Moreno

President & CEO
Vanessa Alves

Vanessa is a local Escondido resident, and is excited to use her role as Ministry Operations Manager to serve her community from a unique faith-based perspective. Having studied Business Administration at UC Riverside and receiving her Master in Healthcare Administration degree from Walden University, her biggest goal is to expand access to healthcare, especially for women in this community, all while guided by the Holy Spirit. Even though she was baptized as a child, and received her First Communion and Confirmation in April 2019. Since then, she has been very active with the Church of the Resurrection through serving on the Parish Council and with the Filipino Community. In her spare time, she loves to golf, cheer on the San Francisco Giants, and spend time with her husband, Alexandre, and dog, Clark.

Vanessa Alves

Ministry Operations Manager
Marianne Dobrino

During the early years of COLFS, Marianne and her husband Tom, volunteered as Confirmation Coordinators at their parish and were blessed to bring those teens to volunteer with COLFS. Last year, after 30+ years as a design engineer (BSEE with postgraduate work), Marianne dissolved her corporation to devote more time to family and sharing her gifts. Always having an interest in being more involved with COLFS, God had a plan and opened the door for her. Marianne has been married to her knight, (yes, a real knight, Knights of Columbus), for 35 years and they have one daughter, Abigail Marie. When not spending time with her family, she is eating dark chocolate, HeeHee!

Marianne Dobrino

Business Operations Manager
Priscilla Garcia, MA

Priscilla completed her medical assistant externship at COLFS and has been with us since 2011. She previously worked as a caregiver where she found her love and passion for patient care. She is married and has four beautiful children. Priscilla enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and children.

Priscilla Garcia, MA

Assistant Clinic Manager
Kylie Armstrong

Kylie is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and moved to San Diego in January 2020. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2017 with a B.A. in Theatre and served as a missionary for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at UC Santa Barbara from 2017-2019. During her time as a missionary, she was blessed to lead a mission trip to Mexico City where she received the call to pursue pro-life work while visiting Our Lady of Guadalupe. Kylie is currently pursuing a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Divine Mercy University and plans to be a licensed therapist some day. In addition to work and school, Kylie spends her time writing music and exploring San Diego!

Kylie Armstrong

Ministry Operations Assistant/Coordinator
Arianna Allen

Arianna attended UC Santa Barbara where she studied English and Educational Studies. Shortly after graduating college, she moved to San Diego and became involved at The Immaculata where she currently serves as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry in addition to her role at COLFS. In November of 2019 she married her wonderful husband Jonah, and they are now expecting their first baby boy! In her free time, she enjoys sitting in coffee shops, reading, playing board games, and spending time with friends or family.

Arianna Allen

Education Coordinator

Medical Provider Team

George Delgado, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Delgado is board certified in family medicine as well as in hospice and palliative medicine, and welcomes patients of all ages. His special interests include NaProTECHNOLOGY, bioethics, skin surgery and behavioral health. He and his staff are available to help women and families in difficult pregnancy circumstances and are fluent in Spanish. Dr. Delgado received his undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s College of California where he graduated summa cum laude and received the biology department’s top honor — the Carlos Freitas Award. He attended medical school at UC Davis and completed his residency training at Santa Monica/UCLA Hospital.

George Delgado, MD, FAAFP

Medical Director
Karen Saroki, MD

Dr. Saroki is a San Diego native who attended UC Berkeley for her undergraduate training. She majored in Integrative Biology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Saroki attended medical school at the University of Michigan and completed her family medicine residency training at University of North Carolina Hospitals. She is a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is an NFP Medical Consultant trained in NaProTECHNOLOGY. Dr. Saroki is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Karen Saroki, MD

Associate Medical Director
Atefeh Eslami, PA-C

Atefeh is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in Family Medicine care. She completed her undergraduate studies as University of California in San Diego and continued to obtain her Masters of Science Degree at Hofstra University in New York. Ms. Eslami is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and New York State Society of Physician Assistant (NYSSPA) and is committed to providing quality of compassionate care to all her patients.

Atefeh Eslami, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Jenna Shurer, FNP-C

Jenna is a Family Nurse Practitioner, nationally certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is originally from Ohio, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Kent State University. Jenna practiced nursing in all realms of intensive care, and continued her education to complete a Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. She is passionate about caring for others and empowering patients through education.

Jenna Shurer, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Cheris Lenahan, RN

Cheris is a registered nurse and graduate from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BS in Nursing.

Cheris Lenahan, RN

Clinical Nurse
 

Board of Directors

  • Bill Goyette: Chair
  • Tom Dobrino: Co-Chair
  • Jim Teeter: Treasurer
  • Tracy Negus: Secretary
  • Don Meziere: Member at Large
  • Fr. Derek Twilliger: Member at Large
  • Karen Saroki, MD
  • Maria Perez Moreno

Advisory Board

  • The Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco
  • Fr. Richard Castro, MC, Miles Christi
  • Marie Finn, St. Dismas Guild, Co-Founder of COLFS
  • Deacon Keith Esshaki
  • Charles S. LiMandri, Esq.
  • Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colt
  • Mike Murphy, Sharp Health Care
  • Roger Lopez
  • Deacon Frank Mercardante
  • Anthony DeBellis
  • Colleen Maalouf
  • Mark Ginella
  • Joan Katherine Martin
  • John Bradel
  • Greg Anthony, Esq.  KofC Light and Light Foundation