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Michelle Fluke

Executive Director

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.

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Tiara Sigaran

Director of Research and Evaluation

Tiara Sigaran is the Director of Community Impact at Antelope Valley Partners for Health. Ms. Sigaran earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health Education from California State University Northridge and her Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Southern California. Ms. Sigaran has led the development of the internal data management processes for the home visitation programs at Antelope Valley Partners for Health. She has an interest in project management/ development, grant writing, data visualization and exploring innovative ways to use data and share information about health disparities to communities.

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Vicky Bibby

Director of Direct Services

Victoria Bibby, BA, CLE serves as Director of Direct Services for Antelope Valley Partners (AVPH) for Health.  Mrs. Bibby has oversight of all programs that provide direct services to the community of Antelope Valley, including Welcome Baby, Healthy Families America (HFA) Home Visitation programs, HandyWorker program, Lactation, Building Community Capacity, Family Caregiver Support Program, Relative Home Assessment Services, Relative Support Services and Prevention and Aftercare. Mrs. Bibby earned her Bachelor of Science from University of Phoenix in Human Services and has developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector.  Mrs. Bibby brings a diverse background of experience to her position including, a combined 25 years working and helping at-risk children and families, development and implementation of new programs, teaching and managing a preschool and early childhood education center, and providing home visitation to families in her community. Mrs. Bibby has a passion for making change, impacting and empowering children and families in the community.

Kelly Vanvakaris

Kelly Vanvakaris

Controller

Kelly Vanvakaris came to find her new family/home working for Antelope Valley Partners for Health as the Controller in 2017.  Kelly has lived in the Antelope Valley community for over 47 years and previously worked at Edwards AFB for close to 20 years in Finance/Purchasing.  Kelly graduated from The University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1993. Kelly looks forward to the day to day challenges and accomplishments that accompanies the role as Controller.  Many of the duties she oversees includes accountability for the accounting operations, cash flow, payroll, accounts payable, maintaining audit compliance and overseeing daily finance operations. Kelly enjoys the impact her role and her department plays in supporting the company and staff to help achieve AVPH’s mission and vision.

Jaqueline Brodrick

Jaqueline Brodrick

Associate Director- Policies, Systems, and Environmental Programs

Jacqueline Brodrick is the Associate Director of Policy, Systems and Environmental Programs at Antelope Valley Partners for Health. She has an extensive background in health education and community health, earning a Bachelor of Science in School Health Education and a Master’s in Public Health, Community Health. She continues to feed her passion for community health by facilitating the Antelope Valley Wellness Coalition and serves as an internship preceptor for public health students. She has earned a certificate for Nonprofit Management and has plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Public Health (DrPH).

Lisa Jo Melville

Lisa Jo Melville, MS, CLE

Associate Director-Healthy Families America Home Visitation Program

Lisa Jo Melville, MS, CLE, is the Associate Director of Antelope Valley Partners for Health, Healthy Families America (HFA) Home Visitation Program. Lisa Jo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development, specializing in Early Intervention, from California State University, Northridge; and a Master’s Degree in Human Services, with an emphasis in Public Health Administration, from Capella University. Lisa Jo brings to AVPH over thirty years of knowledge and experience in the field of evidence-based family centered services, reflective supervision, training, program development, capacity building, and community advocacy. During Lisa Jo’s twenty-year tenure with the HFA program, she has served in outreach and assessment, home visitation, leadership, and most recently as an HFA Accreditation Peer Reviewer. Lisa Jo’s personal and professional passion is dedicated to the field of maternal child health and well-being, and most importantly, decreasing adverse outcomes which place children and families at risk.

Cecelia Gibson

Cecelia Gibson

Associate Director – Community Centers

Cecelia Gibson, Associate Director of Community Centers joined AVPH in 2016 where she currently manages 11 Wellness and Neighborhood Homes in the Antelope Valley along with 2 Community Gardens and the AVPH Conference Center.  She came to AVPH with 20+years’ experience in the non-profit world.

Prior joining AVPH, Cecelia was the Office Manager for Optimist Foster Family Agency where she successfully opened the Palmdale satellite office.  She fiercely advocated for those without a voice, recruited volunteers, organized community events and hosted educational trainings.

Cecelia’s favorite hobbies include gardening, camping and spending time with her grandchildren.  

Mary Vongphachanh

Mary Vongphachanh

Associate Director- Senior Services

Mary Vongphachanh is the Associate Director of Senior Services at Antelope Valley Partners for Health. Mary leads the Handyworker Program as well as the Family Care Giver Support Program at AVPH. Mary helps families to improve their quality of life through free minor home repairs for homeowners and free respite care for caregivers. She was recently honored with the Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award for her work with the Handyworker program. She has previously held positions in human resources, loan servicing, office-management and manufacturing. Her previous work history has helped her grow her passion towards helping the community around her. Mary’s continued passion helps support AVPH and their mission in assisting those in need in our community

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Rocio Castellanos

Associate Director-Building Community Capacity

Rocio Castellanos serves as an associate director of “Building Community Capacity” at Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH). Mrs. Castellanos coordinates multiple projects including but not limited to community events, homeless assistance and parent support groups. Mrs. Castellanos has coordinated major community events with attendance of over 3,000 participants and a large number of “Parent Cafés” serving over 1,500 people. Mrs. Castellanos is highly respected amongst her peers as a devoted, professional, committed associate director but above all for her passion in serving her community. 

Mrs. Castellanos began her service as a community leader promoting health and wellness at a young age from her roots born and raised in South Central Los Angeles to her current position. Mrs. Castellanos was a respected employee for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Palmdale School District as a key member of the Special Education Department and a Parent Community Liaison.  Mrs. Castellanos has over 10 years working in public education, and over 8 years working at non-profit organizations. Mrs. Castellanos is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor Degree in Sociology, and has earned a certificate for Nonprofit Management. Mrs. Castellanos resides in the Antelope Valley since 2003 and is married and has three amazing daughters.

One can teach the fundamentals to do the job, to teach leadership but you cannot teach “Passion”. Passion cannot be measured but can be seen and recognized. 

Teresa Ward

Teresa Ward

Associate Director-Resources, Referrals, and Assessments

Teresa Ward, BA, CLE is an Associate Director of Resources, Referrals and Assessments at Antelope Valley Partners for Health.  Mrs. Ward received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University in 2015. Mrs. Ward has worked with Antelope Valley Partners for Health since 2013 where she started as Parent Coach before becoming a Family Assessment Worker for the AVPH’s Healthy Families America program. Mrs. Ward has oversight of AVPH’s Outreach Department for the past five years to include Welcome Baby and all Healthy Families America home visiting programs.