Community Health Center Board

The County of Ventura is designated as a Community Health Center grantee under the Health Resources Services and Administration (HRSA). Eighteen (18) clinics in the County’s health care system are operated through the HRSA grant program. These clinics are known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The FQHC primary care clinics currently manage care for more than 106,000 patients and over 500,000 visits per year in addition to the more than 12,000 patients that are part of the Health Care for the Homeless program. 


FQHCs are considered “safety net” providers and their main purpose is to enhance the provision of primary care services in underserved urban and rural communities.

The Ventura County CHC works directly with the Board of Supervisors and the Health Care Agency to provide quality health care to designated medically underserved areas and/or populations such as people living with homelessness. The County receives and manages the federal funding; the CHC Board provides the governing oversight of the FQHC system of clinics.


Leadership & StaffMembers
  • David Tovar-Chair, District 3
  • Ralph Reyes- Vice Chair, District 3
  • Espy Gonzalez- Secretary, District 2
  • Rena Sepulveda- Treasurer, District 1


  • Dr. Theresa Cho-CHC Executive Director
    Ventura County Ambulatory Care
    CEO & Medical Director
  • Martha Ann Knutson- Assistant County Counsel
  • Chaya Turrow-CHC Co-Applicant Board Clerk
    Ventura County Ambulatory Care
  • Manuel Minjares, District 3
  • Monique Nowlin, District 1
  • Renee Higgins, MD, District 3
  • Susan White Wood, District 5
  • Melissa Livingston, District 4
  • James Mason, District 5


Regular meetings are open to the public and held the fourth Thursday of every month from 12:30 pm-2:00 pm at 2240 E Gonzalez Rd, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93036

Questions? Email the Board Clerk by clicking here.


June 27, 2024

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