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
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
Clarissa Moreno

Clarissa has been a COLFS volunteer since 2016. She has now taken the role of executive assistant within COLFS. Clarissa graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drinking large sums of coffee, and cooking a good meal.

Clarissa Moreno

Executive Assistant
Mariana Marin Estrada

Mariana has been a volunteer at COLFS since 2017 working with Baby Bottle Drives, baby showers, and client support. She has now taken over as Ministry Operations Assistant. Mariana graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2020 and plans to attend graduate school in the future for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is most passionate about women’s mental health, especially for expectant mothers.

Mariana Marin Estrada

Ministry Operations Assistant
Rebecca Knebelsberger

Rebecca began volunteering at COLFS in 2018 while getting her business degree from John Paul the Great Catholic University. After graduating she worked at Children of the Immaculate Heart, the Refuge for young girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. She then went on to work in a temporary position at Bristol Hospice. She has now joined the COLFS team as an administrative assistant, assisting with both the ministry and the medical side of COLFS. Outside of her passion for life, she loves hanging out with friends, playing sports, and going on adventures.

Rebecca Knebelsberger

Administrative Assistant
Daniela Moreno

Daniela has been a COLFS volunteer since 2016. She has now taken on the role of administrative assistant within COLFS Medical Clinic. Daniela has plans to attend school in the fall to pursue a degree in graphic design. In her time off, Daniela enjoys spending time at the beach, sketching whatever catches her eye, and sipping on a hot coffee.

Daniela Moreno

Administrative Assistant

Medical Provider Team

George Delgado, MD

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

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. In her free time she loves to travel, hike, paint, and spend time with family and friends.

Cheris Lenahan, RN

Clinical Nurse
Jonathon Mack, PhD, RN-BC

Dr. Jonathan Mack has over 36 years of health care experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. He has held senior level hospital positions as Director of Emergency and Trauma Services and Critical Care Services and executive positions as a Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for several Southern California Hospitals. Dr. Mack’s clinical and leadership experience crosses inpatient and outpatient care services, information and technology systems, advanced practice, and education services. Dr. Mack maintains an active practice as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner with a local medical group and works as a consultant in Telemedicine.

Jonathon Mack, PhD, RN-BC

Nurse Practitioner
David Medway, MD

Dr. Medway earned his B.A. in Psychology at UCLA, and completed his medical school education doing honors work at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Dr. Medway’s interest in optimal health began during his Internal Medicine residency in Southern California and at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York. After earning board certification in Internal Medicine, Dr. Medway completed an additional one-year program of study in Weight Management and Clinical Nutrition at the UC Irvine Medical Center where he held the position of Assistant Clinical Professor and Obesity Research Co-investigator. Dr. Medway works full-time at our Escondido office and is happy to offer primary healthcare services to our patients.

David Medway, MD

Lead Physician
 

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