Get to Know WFHC’s Providers

Physicians

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Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez, Medical Director

Rebecca Rodriguez, M.D. is dual board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, with extensive experience providing medical care to both adults and children. She graduated from the University of Illinois School of Medicine and completed her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

"I wanted to work at WFHC because something made me feel that I could make a difference - the origins of WFHC and its focus on women and children really spoke to me."

 
 

Dr. Sean Javdan

Dr. Sean Javdan, is Board Certified in Family Medicine, he graduated from Chicago Medical School at Rosalinda Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2007, completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 2011.

“I work at WFHC because I want to give back to the community and make a difference.”

Dr. Cesar Barba

Dr. Cesar Barba, is Board Certified in Family Medicine, he graduated from Charles R. Drew/ University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Education Program in 2008, completed his residency in Family Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 2011.

“I joined WFHC because I believe in helping those who are most vulnerable and working here felt like being with family. The beliefs of WFHC align with my own in that every patient should be treated with dignity and respect and provided the highest quality of care regardless of background, socioeconomic status, and beliefs.”

 

Nurse Practitioners

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Susan Cho, FNP

Susan Cho is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with degrees from University of California Irvine (UCI) and Columbia University School of Nursing. 

"I work for WFHC because I believe that healthcare is a human right and I want to carry out my belief by serving the needs of the community around me." 

 

 

 

 

Brettney Daugherty, DNP, FNP. Ph.D.

Brettney Daugherty is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a doctorate degree from University of San Francisco (USF) and degrees from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University Northridge (CSUN).

"I work for WFHC because it is rewarding to be a part of a team that is dedicated to making a difference in the community”.

 

 

Marion Mayer, NP

Marion Mayer is a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, with a B.A. from Brown University and an M.S. from Pace University.

"I work for WFHC because it's my passion to work in community service, and I have worked almost exclusively in this type of nonprofit health care center since I first became an NP."

Sharon Stroll, WNP

Sharon Stroll is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with degrees from Columbia University School of Nursing. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

"I work for WFHC because I'm doing my part in giving women the reproductive services they deserve."

Jenna Tarkela, FNP

Jenna Tarkela is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with degrees from Columbia University School of Nursing.

"I work for WFHC because I feel like I’m making a difference."

 

 

 

 

Midwives

Mercedes Taha, CNM

Mercedes Taha is a Certified Nurse Midwife with a degree from University of California, Los Angeles. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

"I work for WFHC because I love giving back to my community and am passionate about supporting women in their choices about childbirth."

 

 

Physician Assistants

 

Lee Mancilla, PA-C

Lee Mancilla is a licensed Physician’s Assistant, with a degree from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

"I work for WFHC because I like giving back to the community I grew up in."