Outreach and Education

Wendy Lopez
Case Manager and Outreach Coordinator
wendy(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Wendy Lopez moved to the United States from Mexico in 1995. Wendy previously worked with the Calistoga Family Center to enroll and maintain insurances for children, and has worked with families from Lake and Napa Counties. She understands the struggles families have finding affordable, quality dental services for their children. Ms. Lopez lives with her family in Napa County.

Nazareli Parra
Case Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
nazzy(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Nazareli Parra was raised in Santa Rosa and is grateful to be living in Sonoma County. Nazzy has enjoyed working with children since she was 18 years old. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College and graduated from Empire College in 2011, and has been working at PDI ever since. Nazzy shares her positive outlook on life with everyone around her. She says, "Helping others is the most gratifying feeling anyone could have. Our children are our future, therefore let's continue to make them smile."

Grecia Mora Bernal
Oral Health Educator
grecia(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Grecia Mora Bernal is a Registered Dental Assistant working at PDI Surgery Center. Her mission as PDI’s Oral Health Educator is to improve our patients' dental and general health by providing them with education on oral hygiene and nutrition. One of her main goals is to provide our families with the necessary support and motivation they need to prevent tooth decay and make good nutritional choices. She loves when she hears a parent say, “Wow, nobody ever told me that! If I would have known, my child would not have all these cavities!” Grecia says, "It is truly motivating to see patients leave PDI cavity free and, most importantly, pain free."

Meesha Heydon
Oral Health Promotora

 

Meesha Heydon graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in general biology and a minor in chemistry. She began volunteering at PDI in 2009 and has since been working as PDI's Tooth Fairy and, most recently, as one of two brand new Oral Healthcare Promotores. She works to promote the importance of good oral hygiene to families living in and around Sonoma County. She hopes to pursue a career in public health and eventually join the Peace Corps.

Gustavo Sanchez
Oral Health Promotor

 

Gustavo Sanchez graduated with an AS Degree in Community Health Work from Santa Rosa Junior College and is currently completing his Bachelor degree at Sonoma State University. He has spent the last six years working and volunteering in the community teaching health classes, organizing and coordinating events, and supporting case management. He has worked with several dental clinics and private offices providing early attention and referrals to other dental specialists for uninsured, underinsured and underserved children in Sonoma County. He has special interest in helping patients apply for insurance through Covered CA, access Medi-Cal, CalFresh and other public assistance programs. With over 12 years of experience serving underrepresented people who do not have access to services due to language barriers, transportation or other circumstances, Gustavo has a demonstrated passion for making sure that they receive the care and services they need.

Rosa Bernal
Receptionist and Scheduler
(707) 838-6560

 

Rosa Bernal was born and raised in Sonoma County. Rosa has worked in the dental field for more than twelve years with local dentists. Ms. Bernal provides PDI with translation services, patient scheduling, and administrative support.

Clara Delgado
Receptionist and Scheduler
(707) 838-6560