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Bahram Bahremand holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Armstrong University in Berkeley and brings over 22 years of executive management experience in health care industry to Friends of Family Health Center (FOFHC). Mr. Bahremand has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FOFHC since July 2012. As the CEO and Project Director, he is responsible for overseeing and evaluating all programs, services, and activities to ensure they support the mission and goals of the organization as determined by the Board of Directors. Mr. Bahremand collaborates with the Board on the strategic planning process and monitors attainment of the organizational goals determined by the strategic plan.
Prior to his employment with FOFHC, Mr. Bahremand worked for three years consulting in various financial and operational aspects of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) and Fee-For-Service healthcare delivery systems. Prior to that, Mr. Bahremand served as the Chief Financial Officer and acting Chief Operating Officer at ProMed Health Care Administrators (ProMed), a Management Services Organization (MSO) and its two Independent Physician Associations (IPAs) that provided medical care to over 80,000 HMO members in Inland Empire Region. Mr. Bahremand led the process of filing and successful emergence of Chapter 11 Reorganization for one of the ProMed managed IPAs between mid 2000 to late 2002. He was also instrumental in the acquisition of all ProMed entities by Prospect Medical Group in 2007. Prior to ProMed, he worked at Regal Medical Groups as the Chief Administrative Officer of Bakersfield Family Medical Center, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at PrimeCare and North American Medical Management (NAMM) for more than nine years.
Dawn Ta holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from University of Redlands and brings over 18 years of experience in health care industry to Friends of Family Health Center (FOFHC). Mrs. Ta, oversees all financial operations of FOFHC, including but not limited to production of monthly financial statements, billing and receivable schedules, various health care payers and grants, fixed assets, and cash flow projections. She additionally conducts in-depth analyses of the actual revenues and expenses against the approved budget, and reports the variances to the CEO and Board of Directors. Prior to FOFHC, Mrs. Ta held the positions of Director of Finance and CFO at Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA). She was instrumental in the legal and financial separation of FOFHC from IHA after the FQHC designation. Mrs. Ta became CFO of FOFHC upon its independence in June 2012.
Prior to IHA, Mrs. Ta was employed for eight years by ProMed Health Care Administrators, a southern California managed care provider network with $90 million in annual revenue. During her tenure there, she was promoted from Accounting Manager to Finance Director. As Finance Director, she was responsible for the company’s accounting and finance departments and assisted with the filing and successful emergence from Chapter 11 Reorganization for the managed independent practice association (IPA), and the ProMed/Prospect acquisition. Prior to ProMed, Mrs. Ta worked at North American Medical Management (NAMM), one of the leading physician practice management companies, and a regional healthcare provider and health plan.
With a passion to work in the community and providing care for those in most need, Dr. Nguyen’s focus is to advocate and educate her patient’s about their health. Her specialty is to treat and work with families to help kids with ADD/ADHD. Prior to practicing medicine in a community health center setting, Dr. Nguyen worked in a private practice and also at Kaiser Permanente. She speaks English, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
Dr. Wang’s goal as a pediatric dentist is to provide exceptional care for her patients. She strives to be a gentle and kind dentist because it is important to her that her patients have positive dental experiences. Dr. Wang provides comprehensive and individualized oral health care to children from infancy through adolescence. Dr. Wang is the Dental Director at Friends of Family Health Center since 2009 and has been practicing dentistry since 2002.
In her Master’s Thesis, Dr. Wang developed a visual aid that was used when educating parents of young children about explaining the children’s dental treatment needs. Her findings showed that the use of this visual aid increased the understanding of dental caries and increased treatment cooperation of the parents and their children significantly. The findings of her thesis are published with the Pediatric Dentistry journal.
Dr. Wang and her husband Ben live locally in Fullerton. They love traveling, exploring new places, dining out, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Shaw is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience. He has provided services to children, youth, adults and older adults. Prior to joining FOFHC, Dr. Shaw worked with the County of Orange Health Care Agency as a Service Chief of a children's outpatient behavioral health clinic for eleven years.
Dr. Shaw has a broad background in psychology with experience as a clinic director of a non-profit juvenile diversion program, as an academic program director with National University, as a psychologist with a community college, as a psychologist in private practice and for 15 years as independent contract psychologist with Family Service of Long Beach. Dr. Shaw has interest in and experience working with individuals diagnosed with autism.
Member: American Psychological Association