Senior Leadership Team

Janine Childs, MHA
Chief Financial Officer and Co-Interim Chief Executive 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.

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. 

Meena Mital, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Co-Interim Chief Executive Officer

Meena Mital, MD, Chief Medical Officer, joined Neighborcare Health in August 2018. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University, and completed her internship, residency and fellowship at the Oregon Health and Science University in Internal Medicine in Portland, OR. Dr. Mital brings considerable experience to Neighborcare Health, having served as a practicing Internist and Medical Director of the Patient Centered Medical Home at Swedish Medical Group. She also served as the Deputy Medical Director at the Multnomah County Health Department, where she was a leader in public health and community health center programs and services. 

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.

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 contact Colleen Desmond at colleend@neighborcare.org.