Senior Leadership Team

Michael Erikson, MSW
Chief Executive Officer

Michael Erikson joined Neighborcare Health in 2016 with nearly two decades of executive health care leadership experience. He is a nationally known leader for health care improvement. Most recently he served as the chief operations officer for one of the largest multi-specialty integrated care delivery systems in northern California, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health. Prior to this, Michael led the design and implementation of the groundbreaking primary patient-centered medical home model for Group Health Cooperative, and served as an executive vice president for Group Health. Michael began his career as a clinical psychotherapist in community health settings and returned to community health to continue his commitment to patient-centered, affordable, effective care that is accessible to all.

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, information technology, and human resources departments, bringing nearly two decades of experience in health care finance and administration.

Meena Mital, MD
Chief Medical 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 Rainier Beach Medical & Dental Clinic.

Meredith Vaughan, MHA
Chief Operating Officer

Meredith Vaughan, MHA, Chief Operating Officer, joined Neighborcare Health in February 2017, returning to Neighborcare Health where she began her health care administration career. With a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Washington (Executive Program), Meredith served most recently in leadership roles at large health care delivery systems such as Virginia Mason and MultiCare Health System. Meredith believes that in order to provide the best care for our patients, her responsibility is to develop team members’ strengths and encourage their growth, while facilitating operational improvements across the organization.

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.

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

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please contact Colleen Desmond at colleend@neighborcare.org.