Velva Berger, Nurse Practitioner
25 Year Anniversary!
When Velva was hired on February 24, 1992 Camino Health Center was known as the South County Community Clinic. Velva now celebrates 25 years of caring service with us and has seen our health center grow to three sites! Velva is our longest tenured provider at the health center and has been an integral part of our provider team. Velva is a certified Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Velva treats all of our patients including our pregnant moms. In 2012, Velva graduated from the Mission Gains Momentum program. She was excited to learn more about the heritage that led up to the work we continue to this day and was taken by the Sisters’ struggle to forge their way to developing such a wonderful ministry. Velva lives in San Clemente and loves being by the beach. She shares her home with husband Eric and their lovable, not to mention photogenic Schnauzer, Gracie! Velva has two grown children of whom she is very proud; son Austin, an attorney practicing in New York and Alison who is a teacher at the Journey School in Aliso Viejo. She is thrilled to be Nana to grandsons Harrison, three years old, and Franklin, nine months old.
Thank you for your commitment to Camino Health Center, Velva!
Angie Rivera, Nursing Manager
20 Year Anniversary!
Angie joined Camino Health Center in 1996 as a Patient Service Representative. She was soon promoted into a medical assistant position and was a long time driver of our mobile medical unit. She later went to Mission Hospital to pursue her Registered Nursing degree. During that time, she worked per diem for the clinic. She worked for a year as an RN at Mission Hospital in the OB Department and then was able to transfer back to Camino and has been our beloved RN ever since! Angie has been recognized for providing exceptional service and excellence in her care for patients.
Thank you for your commitment to Camino Health Center, Angie!
Phran Salcedo, WIC Nutrition Assistant II
20 Year Anniversary!
Phran joined Camino Health Center as a temp in 1995 and was officially hired as a WIC Clerk in 1996. Phran has received multiple promotions over the years and now serves as one of the WIC Department’s WIC Nutrition Assistant II staff. Today, Phran routinely provides nutrition education at our San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente offices. She has had extensive training in prenatal and early childhood nutrition, lactation education, motivational interviewing techniques, and Participant Centered Education. She has been recognized for the values of Excellence and Justice.
Thank you for your commitment to Camino Health Center, Phran!
Crystal Luna, WIC Nutrition Assistant II
10 Year Anniversary!
Crystal joined Camino Health Center in 2006 as a Patient Service Representative. She briefly left to work at a private practice but quickly returned when she realized what a positive work place Camino was. In 2008 she joined our WIC Department first as a WIC Nutrition Aide and was soon promoted to the WIC Nutrition Assistant II position. Today, Crystal routinely provides nutrition education out of our Lake Forest office. Crystal has received extensive training in prenatal and early childhood nutrition, lactation education, motivational interviewing techniques, and Participant Centered Education. She has been recognized for displaying a strong sense of Justice.
Thank you for your commitment to Camino Health Center, Crystal!