About Us

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California, the Sierra Family Health Center is a rural health center that has been providing full-service medical care to area residents for more than 31 years. Sierra Family Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center partially funded by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care to our culturally diverse community, including the indigent and medically underserved populations of Nevada County, California, and surrounding communities and to initiate preventive health programs that will improve the general health status of the communities we serve. We strive to be a center of healing, learning, and caring, and are committed to quality and to adding value in every aspect of our work.

All services shall be provided without regard to race, sex, color, age, national origin, disability, political or religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or ability of clients to pay for services.

Our Providers

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Peter Van Houten

MD, CMO



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Laura Hermann

FNP

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Carolina Blanco

DDS

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Claire Leve

MD

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Lauren Alderdice

FNP



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Alyse Stukin

LCSW

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Bozhidar Popov

DMD

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Michael Johnson

LCSW, PhD

Management

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Terry Strom

CEO, MBA

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Lael Walz

Clinical Operations Manager

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Victoria Knoll

CFO, MBA

Board of Directors

Radhika Cosley
Dean Cromwell
Rebecca George
Jan Hamilton

Kathleen Harris
Susan Hopkins
Sabari Lester

Spencer McClay
Robert Shapiro
Andre Sims
Paulette Taylor