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Dr. Sonya Bruton has spent 24 years in public health increasing access and improving health outcomes for people without insurance. She has worked with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) at the state, national, and site levels since 1999. Her expertise is in identifying and activating the drivers that transform people, ideas, initiatives, and organizations to the next level.
Dr. Bruton has served on numerous boards, advisory councils, and governor-appointed task forces. She presently sits on the Priority Partners MCO Board of Directors, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Innovation Advisory Council, Committee on Health Center Excellence and Training, and Committee on Service Integration for Behavioral Health and HIV.
Dr. Bruton has been recognized as a Health Care Hero by The Daily Record, a featured alumna at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a distinguished alumna at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She holds a Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, an M.A. in Public Administration from NC State University Graduate School, and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Cesar Arias, M.D., FAAP, is the Chief Medical Officer of CCI Health Services. Dr. Arias oversees CCI’s clinical operations and ensures they meet the standards we set to improve community health outcomes and foster a positive in-office experience for our patients.
A practicing pediatrician for over two decades, Dr. Arias joins CCI after serving in leadership positions for several health centers within the Baltimore Medical System. He is the former Medical Director for Middlesex Health Center, overseeing the center’s $3.5 million budget and clinical operations, which sees 20,000 patients annually. Dr. Arias is also the former Medical Director for St. Agnes Health Center, where his strategic planning led to a 20% increase in adolescent wellness visits and a 15% increase in immunizations for children.
As a young child, Dr. Arias arrived in the United States from Cuba with his mother as an asylum seeker. He has made his life’s mission to further health equity and provide quality care for historically marginalized communities. Dr. Arias’ peers describe him as resourceful and collaborative, with an innate ability to adapt to challenges.
Dr. Arias received his M.D. from Universidad Central del Este, a private university in San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic. He completed his residency in general pediatrics at BronxCare Hospital System (previously known as Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center) and Jacobi Medical Center in New York. Dr. Arias is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been honored with several outstanding achievement awards throughout his career.
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Robert (Bob) Baror is CCI Health Services’ Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Bob is responsible for overseeing CCI’s legal and compliance matters. He joined the CCI team in 2018 and was promoted to Chief Legal Officer one year later.
In 2006, Bob joined Daniel & Porco, LLP as an associate, where he represented hospitals and large physician group practices. In 2009, he joined the Thatcher Law Firm, LLC, later becoming a litigation partner at the firm. After seven years with the firm, Bob set out on his own and became Founder and Managing Partner with the Baror Law Firm, LLC, where he focused on representing clients subjected to discrimination and civil rights violations in the workplace.
Bob completed his J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law in New York in 2006. He also holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University. Bob was a past board member of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and former Co-Chair of the Employment Law Subcommittee of Maryland Defense Counsel. His writings have been featured in several leading law publications, including The Federal Lawyer and For the Defense.
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As Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Jessica Wilson helps drive organizational growth and launch new initiatives that benefit CCI Health Services’ thousands of patients throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
Jessica first joined the team in 2014 as CCI’s Grants Manager before her promotion to Development Director just two years later. Under Jessica’s leadership, CCI’s Development Department grew to six full-time staff members while total revenue nearly doubled. Her strategy would lay the framework for CCI’s fundraising and grant efforts today.
Jessica’s experience and passion for innovation have been pivotal to CCI’s implementation of several key programs, including a comprehensive prenatal care program, the adoption of the CenteringPregnancy® program, and the annual Run Baby Run 5K race, which raises awareness of maternal health issues among populations historically considered underserved.
Jessica graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a B.A. in Political Science. In addition, she completed the Geiger Gibson Health Policy Fellowship through the George Washington University School of Public Health. Jessica also holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.
Marvin E. Onyemaechi is CCI Health Services’ Chief Information Officer (CIO.) As CIO, Marvin oversees CCI’s information systems and implements a technology strategy that encourages efficiency and assures security.
Before joining the CCI team in June 2021, Marvin was the Senior Director of IT and Chief Privacy Officer for the George Washington University Hospital. During his seven years at the hospital, he helped align their information technology strategy with their health services and delivered upgraded technology to better support their clinicians and improve the patient experience. Marvin is also the former Chief Technology Officer for EMECO Consulting & Technology, Inc., where he used his expertise across disciplines to improve the company’s information systems and IT governance.
Marvin possesses over 20 years of experience in information technology. As both an executive and a consultant, he has developed and led projects that result in the standardization and upgrade of technological infrastructures across hospital networks, including but not limited to cloud services, data analytics, and patient engagement.
Marvin holds an M.A. in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College (now the University of Maryland Global Campus) and a B.S. in Applied Chemistry. He completed the Delivering Information Services program managed by Harvard Business School Executive Education. In addition, he maintains several active certificates and accreditations in IT management, cyber security, and project management. Marvin is a sought-out speaker and panelist in the data management and cyber security sectors.
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Jessica Petros, M.D., is the Associate Chief Medical Officer of CCI Health Services. Dr. Petros is responsible for providing clinical leadership and serving as deputy to the Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Petros knew she wanted to become a doctor at a young age. She would realize her dream in 2004 when she graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, now the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Petros completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, considered one of the most recognized hospitals in the world.
After her residency, Dr. Petros began her career working for YAI/Premier HealthCare where she delivered primary care to patients living with developmental disabilities. She would later work as Medical Director and Director of Primary Care for Community Healthcare Network, one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers in New York.
In 2017, Dr. Petros moved to Maryland, where she would begin working with and supporting patients recovering from eating disorders at a residential patient facility. She would return to the community health movement by joining the CCI team in July 2021 to help break down disparities in health equity and deliver patients an exceptional health care experience.
Dr. Petros is passionate about helping her patients meet the healthiest versions of themselves and increase their quality of life.
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April Lewis has been called the “Leadership and Wellbeing Energizer.” She is the CEO and Founder of the A. Lewis Academy, Inc., a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to improving workplace culture. She has an extensive healthcare and communications background and takes an “inside–out approach” to transformation. She excelled in various roles in operations, training, and technical assistance for community health centers and primary care associations, before ending her tenure at the National Association of Community Health Centers.
April now serves as a keynote speaker and consultant for Fortune 100 companies, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions across the nation. Her certifications include DISC Facilitator, Health Coach, Executive Coach, and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. Her guiding principle is “Human first, Employee second.”
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Dr. Golestani serves as CCI’s first-ever Chief Dental Officer, managing our robust dental services program and ensuring we meet and exceed clinical outcome expectations and quality assurance standards.
Dr. Golestani has operated several successful dental practices within the Washington metropolitan area spanning two decades. She is the former owner of Century Dental, located in Germantown, Maryland. At Century Dental, Dr. Golestani provided restorative dental services while directing the clinic’s daily operations. She sold the practice in 2021. Dr. Golestani is also the founder of Sterling Dental Center. She sold the practice in 2009 after spending nearly a decade developing it from just an idea to an established and well-regarded clinic in the Sterling, Virginia, area.
Entrepreneurial and results-driven, Dr. Golestani believes in using her clinical expertise and business knowledge for good. She is eager to help CCI reach more of our neighbors with our dental services and lead the program to new heights.
Dr. Golestani received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Maryland and has practiced dentistry since 1995. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Greater Washington Area Women Dentists, and the American Association of Facial Esthetics.