Ms. Fluke has over 22 years of experience in the field of finance and accounting centering on the health and wellness industry. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2000 and Master of Business Administration in 2003. Ms. Fluke is responsible for the day-to-day management of Antelope Valley Partners for Health, providing administrative oversight, overseeing all accounting functions, handling all aspects of human resource management as well as grant writing, strategic planning and acting as community health and services liaison to both Lancaster and Palmdale City officials. Because of her experience, leadership skills and ability to meet challenges, solve problems and apply innovative thinking, Ms. Fluke was chosen as Executive Director of Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH). Under the direction and oversight of Ms. Fluke, AVPH has increased its strength as the foundation of collaboration in the Antelope Valley that focuses on improving the health and wellness of the community.
Director of Operations/Finance
Colleen Gulley has worked in the field of business finance and accounting for more than thirty years including ten years in management. She was born and raised in Lancaster and attended Quartz Hill High School where she received the DECA business award which recognizes accomplished students for their abilities as leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in finance, management and other business areas. She received a full scholarship to Watterson College where she obtained a Paralegal degree. Colleen has experience working in business management, finance management, office management, property management, human resources, paralegal, administrative support, business research and analysis, and business ownership. She has volunteered as the Business Manager for her church for 10 years and has been successful in implementing checks and balances in accordance with non-profit accounting and bookkeeping requirements (GAAP) as well as ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations. She enjoys serving at the local homeless shelter and being involved in providing food to homeless camps throughout the Lancaster area. She also enjoys music and had the pleasure of a thirty year career as a piano/music teacher in the Antelope Valley. It is Colleen’s passion to give back to the community she was raised in, lives in, and loves. She has been privileged to be a part of the AVPH management team since 2013 and looks forward to many more years serving her community together with this organization.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Tiara Sigaran started her career as an intern with AVPH in 2008 and now is the Director of Research and Evaluation. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health Education. She is currently a Masters of Public Health student at the University of Southern California. Tiara has worked in many different areas of the organization and has extensive knowledge of all areas of the organization ranging from project management, data collection and analysis, grant writing, grant reporting, and program development.
Director of Development
The Director of Program Development, Cheyanne Capelo, has worked with Antelope Valley Partners for Health over 4 years. Cheyanne has experience working with non-profit organizations for almost 10 years. She has many years’ experience worked with multiple home visitation programs at AVPH and prior organizations, including the long term Healthy Homes program and the universal home visitation program Welcome Baby. Cheyanne received her Masters of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University in June 2016. She is highly interested in program development and leadership development within AVPH and the Antelope Valley community. Cheyanne is currently working in this position to further develop programs and assist in providing a wide range of community services for the Antelope Valley.
Director of Building Community Capacity
Ms. Franklin has over 15 years of experience in the field of social service. She graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. A native of the Antelope Valley, Ms. Franklin is responsible for building community capacity. She oversees the Palmdale and Lancaster Best Start grants, the agency’s outreach efforts, and YOLO, the wellness program in collaboration with the city of Lancaster. Ms. Franklin was chosen as Director of Building Community Capacity for her knowledge of the community and her experience with community engagement.
Director of Direct Services
Victoria Bibby serves as Director of Direct Services for Antelope Valley Partners for Health. Victoria has oversight of programs that provide direct services to the community of Antelope Valley, including home visitation, Handyworker program, Lactation and Prevention and Aftercare. She earned her Bachelors of Science from University of Phoenix in Human Services. Victoria brings a diverse background of experience to her position including, a combined 15 years in preschool, home visitation and working with at-risk children and families and 8 years in construction. Victoria has a passion for making change and impacting and empowering the community.
Director of Clinical Services
Jill Blanks, Director of Clinical Services has worked in the Antelope Valley for over 30 years providing mental health services to the community’s most vulnerable populations. Ms. Blanks is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with her Masters in Marriage, Child and Family Therapy from California Family Study Center and specializes in trauma, maternal child health, compulsive behaviors and addiction. Ms. Blanks started her journey with Antelope Valley Partners for Health as a Clinical Supervisor and has taken the lead to identify gaps in mental health services in the community and building services around those gaps. Ms. Blanks brings mindfulness and reflective processing to the leadership of Antelope Valley Partners for Health which has changed the cultural of the organization.