Senior Leadership Team

Rashad A. Collins
Chief Executive Officer

Rashad A. Collins joined Neighborcare in July 2022. Previously he served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford, CT. Prior to that Rashad served as the Chief Program Officer at the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut. Rashad also served as Board Chair of Caring Health Center Inc. in Springfield, MA. Rashad serves as a member of various national level committees including the National Association of Community Health Center Excellence & Training Committee and Conversations in Leadership Diversity Advisory Group. He has been recognized as a Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader, and as one of the nation's 100 members of the health center movement whose dedication foretell a bright future ahead for America’s Health Centers.

Irwin Batara, MPA
Interim Chief People and Equity Officer

Irwin Batara joined Neighborcare Health in September 2021. Previously he worked at YWCA as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Irwin also worked in the health care industry for more than 13 years at International Community Health Services and Seattle Indian Health Board as Director of Human Resources and Compliance Officer. He received his bachelor's from the University of Washington and his master's in public administration from Seattle University. Very active in community and local universities, Irwin has been involved in equity and anti-racism community work for many years. Irwin also has been a consultant for human resources, non-profit and equity issues, and has been involved in the Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition and the City of Seattle Human Service Division’s Race and Social Justice change team. In his spare time, he is a Third Degree Black Belt in Shito-ryu/ Itosu- Ryu and teaches/learns Silat and Filipino Martial Arts. 

Janine Childs, MHA
Chief Financial Officer

Janine Childs, Chief Financial Officer, joined Neighborcare Health in December 2006 as the Controller and became the Chief Financial Officer in January 2010. She is responsible for oversight of Neighborcare Health’s finance, billing, referrals, insurance eligibility and information technology, bringing nearly two decades of experience in health care finance and administration.

Sarah Vander Beek, DMD
Chief Dental Officer

Sarah Vander Beek, Chief Dental Officer, joined Neighborcare Health in August 2010. She completed her BA in Sociology at the University of Washington and earned her DMD in 2009 from Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, a dental school that emphasizes community health. Before becoming Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Vander Beek was a practicing dentist at Neighborcare Health at Rainier Beach and continues caring for patients there each week. 

Cora Weed, MSW
Interim Chief Operating Officer

Cora Weed, Interim Chief Operating Officer, joined Neighborcare Health in August 2014 and has held several roles across the organization including School-based Health Center Manager, Clinic Administrator and Director of Clinical Operations. Cora holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Skidmore College and a master's degree in social work degree from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining Neighborcare Health, Cora spent over 10 years working across the country and in Eastern Africa developing and leading camp programs for children living with chronic or life-threatening conditions and their families.

Jonathan Wells, MD
Interim Chief Medical Officer

Jonathan Wells joined Neighborcare Health in August 2014 as a family physician with our High Point clinic in West Seattle and as part of our inpatient team practicing medicine and obstetrics. Before serving as the current interim Chief Medical Officer, he served as the Associate Chief Medical Officer helping support our clinical care teams and medical quality and compliance efforts. Additionally, he has previously served as the Site Medical Director for our High Point clinic. 

Board of Directors

Neighborcare Health’s Board of Directors consists of passionate, dedicated, and informed leaders. At least 51 percent of our board members are patients. With the dedication of these volunteers, we work toward our goal of ensuring equal access to quality health care for all.

  • Nwando Anyaoku, MD, MPH
  • Ken Aso
  • Jennifer Bell, Secretary
  • Rose Feliciano, Treasurer
  • Bob Greenlee, CPA
  • Lucy Gunter, MSW
  • Joyce Lammert, MD, Vice Chair
  • Nancy I. Nipples
  • Rick Rubin
  • Barbara Shickich, Chair
  • Joyce Williams

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please email