About Us

Our Mission

The mission of El Centro Family Health is to provide affordable, accessible, quality health care to the people of Northern New Mexico. Developing a healthy body, mind, and spirit is a lifelong journey.

In Northern New Mexico, the quality of this journey is enriched and interwoven with the traditions, history and culture of the people. Distance, isolation, economics, and the lack of information are major obstacles to achieving that quality of living.

We strive to improve the quality of life by bringing primary health care and basic health education to the people of Northern New Mexico. Through a system of clinics and cooperative programs, El Centro offers vital health services in a caring and supportive environment. We serve the people of this region and help to preserve the unique traditional qualities that define life in Northern New Mexico.

Our Purpose

The purpose of El Centro Family Health is to improve the health and well-being of our patients and communities. We achieve this purpose by utilizing health promotion & education, disease prevention activities, and case management.

El Centro Family Health provides services to all persons of our service area regardless of ability to pay. Utilizing a sliding fee scale, patients are assessed and a determination made based on income and family size. Responding to a changing health care environment, we advocate for patients to ensure they have access to all our services.

Board of Directors

  • Executive Committee

    Board Chair: Sinforosa Lovato

    Vice-Chair: Richard Frey

    Secretary: Nesha Morse

    Treasurer: Evaristo Maestas

    At-Large: Jakie Feeler

  • Members + Representative Clinics

    Richard Frey
    Coyote Clinic
    Member since October 2008

    Janette Archuleta
    Española Clinics
    Member since March 2012

    Nesha Morse
    San Miguel Clinic
    Member since December 2013

    Jackie Feeler
    Taos Clinic
    Member since February 2013

    Sinforosa Lovato
    Springer, Wagon Mound, Roy Clinics
    Member since November 1994

    Sylvia Vigil
    Peñasco Clinics
    Member since January 2013

    Evaristo Maestas
    La Loma Clinic
    Member since March 2009

    Mateo Fernandez
    San Miguel Clinic
    Member since January 2022

  • At-Large Members

    Nesha Morse
    San Miguel Clinic
    Member since December 2013

    Paul A. (Tony) Guiles
    Santa Fe, NM
    Member since August 2008

  • Emeritus Members

    Mardoqueo Chacon
    Vadito, NM
    Founder – El Centro Family Health

    Michael Kauffman

    Lebeo Martinez
    Dixon, NM
    Member since November 1994

Senior Team

  • Jerome Williams, COO

    Jerome has steadily grown into more advanced roles during his three years at El Centro Family Health. Jerome transitioned from an IT Technician and a Regional Administrator where he became responsible for overseeing seven clinic sites in Northern New Mexico. In December 2017, he accepted the position as the Chief of Operations for El Centro Family Health where he is now a member of the Executive Officer Team.

    Jerome Williams graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and he also holds a Masters Business Administration with a majoring in finance. He has 10 years of experience in higher education and 3 years of public health management experience.

    Jerome is originally from Flint, Michigan but has called New Mexico home for 10 years. He and his fiancée reside in Ohkay Owingeh, NM with their 2 boys. His greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. Jerome thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.

  • Francine Kain, CFO

    Francine Kain is the Chief Financial Officer for El Centro Family Health.

    Francine has worked in the finance field for over 30 years, and specifically with Community Health Centers for 17 years.

    Her first job was as an Office Manager and Bookkeeper for a private home health care agency in Santa Fe, NM; a position she held for over 12 years.

    In 1998 she left Santa Fe for an Accounting position with El Centro Family Health.

    In 2007 she was awarded her BA in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from the College of Santa Fe.

    After 9 years with El Centro Family Health, she transitioned to the position of Finance Director with La Familia Medical Center in Santa Fe.

    There she was employed for 3 ½ years before returning back to Espanola in 2011 to become the Chief Financial Officer of El Centro Family Health.

    Francine enjoys working with the leadership and staff of El Centro to ensure the future presence of El Centro in the communities of Northern New Mexico.

    Francine was raised in the small Northern New Mexico community of La Madera, and has resided in Espanola for nearly 27 years.

  • Darren DeYapp, CEO

    Bio coming soon!

  • Dr. Mark Bjorklund, CCO

    Dr. Mark Bjorklund is from Los Alamos, New Mexico and chose to work at El Centro Family Health because it gave him an opportunity to give back to the people of Northern New Mexico by working in areas where there would otherwise be no health care.

    Dr. Bjorklund is the Chief Clinical Officer for El Centro Family Health.

    He completed his undergraduate work at the University of New Mexico, earning a double major in Biology and Chemistry and also did his medical school training at the University of New Mexico.

    Dr. Bjorklund is Board Certified in Family Medicine and completed his residency at Penn State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

    Following completion of his residency, Dr. Bjorklund worked 8 years in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as an emergency physician. Before leaving this position he was the Vice Chairman of the Emergency Department and the Medical Director for Medic 83, Carlisle Advanced Life Support Emergency Services.

    Dr. Bjorklund has served as the Medical Director for the Española Valley Nursing Home and Chief of Staff for the Española Hospital.

    He was selected as the 2006 Provider of the Year for the New Mexico Primary Care Association.

    He enjoys all activities with his family. He is active in many outdoor activities including hiking, skiing (downhill and cross country), backpacking, trail running, and nature photography and dragonfly identification.

  • Dr. Arturo Sisneros, CDO

    I graduated from Taos High School in May 1996, from University of New Mexico with BS in Biology and Minor in Chemistry in May 2002. I also graduated from University of Colorado Health Science Center with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in May 2007. I received several local scholarships upon graduating from Taos High along with the NM lottery scholarship. I received the “Western Society of Periodontolgy” award in May 2007. I’m a member of NNOHA (National Network of Oral Health Association) for many years. NNOHA is the dental association of choice for dental providers involved in public health clinics of all sorts.

If you have any questions regarding our organization or the services we provide, we invite you to contact us at 800-284-7284 today.