Congratulations to Maria Carriedo-Ceniceros, MD (District I, San Diego-Imperial counties) and Shayne Poulin, MD (District V, Riverside-San Bernardino, Kern, Tulare counties) who were recently elected to serve on CAFP’s Board of Directors.
Maria Carriedo-Ceniceros, MD is a family physician from San Ysidro Health Center, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center serving over 109,000 of the culturally diverse population throughout San Diego County. She has been the VP and Chief Medical Officer for San Ysidro Health Center since 2012. Her goals at CAFP include not only providing the perspective of a physician working in Southern California with an underserved and culturally diverse population, but in addition, working together with physicians from throughout the state to build a healthier community and address the many important issues facing healthcare including health equity, physician workforce shortage, physician wellness, and practice transformation. Dr. Carriedo-Ceniceros also holds a seat on the board of the San Diego County Medical Society and enjoys “working with a broad spectrum of physicians and specialties to work towards a common goal of meeting the needs of our patients and honoring our profession.”
Shayne Poulin, MD has served as the Community Director for the Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter for the past two years, bringing together the diverse and robust community of family physicians in the Inland Empire. In her current role providing primary care at Planned Parenthood in San Bernardino she enjoys the opportunity to care for underserved patients from all over Southern California. “The transition from my previous experience in academics surrounded by other family physicians to being the only doctor at my current health center has been isolating at times. This is a sentiment I know is shared with others, particularly those working in rural areas. That feeling of isolation and quest for community drew me to CAFP. What I found at CAFP and our local chapter is a rich source of community, friendship and support. It is truly an honor to continue to cultivate our vibrant community and serve as the District V Director for CAFP.”
Shani Muhammad, MD is an active member of the Riverside-San Bernardino chapter and prior District VIII Director, was also elected to serve as District V Alternate.
Congratulations Maria, Shayne and Shani, and thank you for your commitment to serve!