Senior Leadership Team

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
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Meredith Vaughan, MHA, Interim CEO, 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 PeaceHealth. 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.

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
  • Joe Garcia
  • Bob Greenlee, CPA
  • Lucy Gunter
  • 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.