An Initiative of Alameda County Health Care Services Agency



Our Mission

AC Care Connect is committed to strengthening a system of care that works together to deliver consumer centered care and supporting high need individuals (the people of Alameda County who face highly complex physical, behavioral, and social challenges) to achieve optimal independence and health.

Message from the Director

We, as a system and as a community, are currently poised to make a significant difference in the serious challenges that Alameda County is facing. In 2016, Alameda County received a $140 million award across five years from the California Department of Healthcare Service to implement a whole person care pilot to “coordinate health, behavioral health, and social services in a patient-centered manner with the goals of improved health outcomes and more efficient and effective use of resources.”

Our approach is to strengthen our service system so that our consumers’ needs are met by placing the consumer in the center, the place where solutions and possibilities begin. This idea, this approach aligns with many partners and organizations throughout Alameda County and we now have the resources and partnerships to make this vision a reality.

This is an exciting time of transformation and change for our consumers and our system. AC Care Connect is proud to support and join our partners in this journey.

—Dr. Kathleen Clanon, M.D., Medical Director


Kathleen Clanon, M.D.Medical Director
Rebecca AlvaradoManager, Clinical Case Management Projects
VALERIE EDWARDS, LCSWDirector, Clinical Case Management Methods
Shannon Eng, MBASenior Program Specialist
HANNA FLORESRBA Program Specialist
NATHAN HOBBSInterim County Alcohol and Drug
Program Administrator
MARTA LUTSKY, MED, MPHManagement Analyst
KAI MANDEROperations and Integration Liaison
JENNIFER MARTINEZ, MPHProgram Development Director
ROBERT RATNERHousing Director
Bridget SatchwellSystem Outreach Manager
FREDDIE SMITHDivision Director for
Integrated Health Care Services
Kimi TaharaOperations and Integration Program Specialist
Liz Taing, MPH, MSWPlanning Director
MELISSA VALLAS, M.D.Crisis System Liaison
Suzanne WarnerDirector, County-wide Housing Services
LILLAWA WILLIE, MPHDelivery Oversight Program
KATHY BARRONAdministrative Assistant
MORGAN BRANNONAssistant to Dr. Kathleen Clanon
AMANDA GARTINAdministrative Assistant
JOY SLEDGEAdministrative Assistant


Carol BurtonInterim Director, Behavioral Health Care Services
Colleen ChawlaAgency Director
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
KATHLEEN CLANON, M.D.Medical Director
AC Care Connect
SCOTT E. COFFINCo-Chair, Director
Alameda Alliance for Health
LORI A. COXAgency Director
Alameda County Social Services
ELAINE DE COLIGNYExecutive Director
Everyone Home
DELVECCHIO FINLEYChief Executive Officer
Alameda Health System
LINDA GARDNERHousing Director Alameda County Housing & Community Development
John Jones IIICommunity Organizer, East Oakland Black Cultural Zone
Senior Services Coalition
RALPH SILBERExecutive Director
Alameda Health Consortium
Karl Sporer, M.D.Emergency Medical Services of Alameda County
Wendy StillChief Probation Offcer
Alameda County Probation