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OLE Health Welcomes Five New Providers in Napa Valley and Names Medical Director for South Napa

NAPA, CA – OLE Health today announced that it is adding four new medical providers and one new dentist across its clinics in Napa County. This significantly expands the capacity for appointments and helps better serve community. In addition, Dr. Lynette Leighton has been named Medical Director for our South Napa sites, which includes oversight of both the Napa Valley Vintners South Napa Campus and County Campus.

“As the only nonprofit health center in Napa County, we know that the community depends on us, so increasing our capacity and access for patients is a top priority,” said Alicia Hardy, Chief Executive Officer for OLE Health. “We are thrilled to expand our team in Napa and our ability to serve more of our community.”

OLE Health has seven clinics across Napa and Solano Counties, serving more than 40,000 patients annually. The new providers will be seeing patients at OLE’s North Napa Campus on Pear Tree Lane and Up Valley sites in St. Helena and Calistoga. Each provider at OLE Health translates to approximately 3500 appointments per year. The new clinicians bring a variety of skills, languages, and backgrounds to the OLE team.

North Napa

  • Sarah Ashland, DO, FAAP – Dr. Ashland is a board-certified pediatrician. She completed her medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida and went on to complete her residency training in General Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her areas of interest include nutrition and lifestyle, asthma care, mental health, and global health.
  • Roxana Infante, PA-C – Roxana completed her MS in Physician Assistant Studies at Dominican University of California in December of 2020. A native Napan, she previously volunteered with OLE Health and decided to join the team and return to serving her community. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
  • Felicia Tang, MD – Dr. Tang is a board-certified Family Physician. She completed her medical education at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and went on to residency with Sutter Health Family Medicine in Sacramento. She brings a wealth of research and teaching experience to her role and is fluent in English and Mandarin with a basic proficiency in Spanish.
  • Andrew Zwers, DMD – Dr. Zwers received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Tufts University in Boston. He brings a decade of experience in comprehensive dental care with a focus on underserved populations. He joins OLE after three years with Alliance Medical Center in Healdsburg.

Up Valley

  • Michelle Muñoz, MD – Dr. Munoz joins OLE as a Family Physician at OLE’s Up Valley health centers in St. Helena and Calistoga. She increases the number of providers from two to three, which should allow for approximately 20 percent more appointments, reducing the amount of time patients need to wait for available appointments. She is a board-certified family physician who is committed to providing culturally competent, compassionate care to a full spectrum of patients, including prenatal care. She completed her medical education at University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency training in Family Medicine at Ventura County Medical Center. Her areas of interest include diabetes care, prenatal care, and global health.

In addition to the expansion of staff in North Napa, OLE Health has created a new Medical Director position for South Napa, naming Dr. Lynette Leighton to the role. Dr. Leighton has been with OLE Health for 8 years and has held numerous leadership positions, including developing and implementing OLE’s first mentorship program.

“I am honored to accept the role of Medical Director, South Napa sites,” said Dr. Leighton. “I have dedicated my entire career to underserved communities and populations, and I am excited to lead new efforts to improve the health of our community.”

As the Medical Director, South Napa Sites, she will be overseeing the medical providers located at South Napa Campus, OLE Health’s newest and largest facility, which opened in June 2019 thanks to the generous support of the community and the Napa Valley Vintners. In addition, she will oversee OLE Health’s County Campus, which operates in partnership with Napa Valley Health and Human Services but is currently closed due to COVID-19.  She will also serve as the subject matter expert for women’s health, reproductive health, and sexual health services, including management of the comprehensive perinatal services program team, which supports women through all stages of pregnancy and the first weeks with a newborn.

About OLE Health

Since 1972, OLE Health has provided comprehensive care to all individuals regardless of insurance or ability to pay. OLE’s Health offers primary care, dental, optometry, and behavioral health services and embraces a patient-centered model of care. By emphasizing care coordination across departments, as well as referral and enrollment services, we ensure all the patients’ health and well-being needs are met. OLE Health has seven clinics across Napa and Solano County and is the only nonprofit health center in Napa County. OLE serves 40,000 patients annually and is the second largest provider of primary care in Napa Valley.