Welcome to Antelope Valley Partner of Health!!

During the construction of our main building, we have moved to a temporary location at 858 W Jackman St. Lancaster, CA.

If you need resources or services, please call to make an appointment by calling (661) 942-4719 or click here to ensure staff are available to assist you.

**AVPH food pantry is back on a continuous schedule at 858 W. Jackman St, Lancaster, CA 93534. Check our social media and website for the food pantry flyer with 2024 Jan-June dates.**

We appreciate your patience during this time. We will keep you informed of any changes or updates.

Welcome to Antelope Valley Partner of Health!!

Have any questions? (661) 942-4719

Antelope Valley Partners for Health
Address

44226 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534

Office Hours
Monday – Sunday 8AM–4PM

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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 a 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.

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.

Victoria 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

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.

Jacqueline Johnson

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, MS, CLE

Associate Director-Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Healthy Families America®– Home Visitation Program

Lisa Jo Melville, MS, CLE, is the Associate Director of the Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH), Healthy Families America® (HFA) – Home Visitation Program. Lisa Jo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development, with a concentration 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, referral and assessment, home visitation, Leadership, and is an HFA Accreditation Peer Reviewer. Lisa Jo’s personal and professional passion is devoted to the field of maternal-child health and family well-being. Most importantly, decreasing adverse outcomes which place children and families at risk.

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 to 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 training.

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

Mary

Associate Director- Senior Services

Mary Vongphachanh joined AVPH in 2014. She is the Associate Director of Senior Services at Antelope Valley Partners for Health. Mary leads the Handyworker Program as well as the A Place in Time program at AVPH. Mary helps families to improve their quality of life through free minor home repairs for homeowners and assists homeless Antelope Valley College students guide their steps into housing and stability. She was recently honored with the Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award for her work with the Handyworker program as well as receiving an award for The Women AV. She has previously held positions in human resources, loan servicing, office management, and manufacturing. Her previous work history has helped her grow her passion for helping the community around her. Mary’s continued passion helps support AVPH and its mission in assisting those in need in our community.

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.

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Emotional Wellness

Programs provide counseling and therapy services for youth and adolescents experiencing mental health. Important mental health habits—including coping, resilience and good judgment—help adolescents to achieve overall wellbeing and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthood. Mental health programs are designed to help youth and adolescents maintain a positive and productive lifestyle that promotes meaningful and beneficial relationships and connections to family, peers, and the community both during treatment and after treatment ends.

 

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Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and child health is a priority for AVPH and the Antelope Valley community. The Antelope Valley has some of the highest rates of infant mortality, low birth weight babies, preterm births, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in the United States. In fact, these rates are higher than other parts of Los Angeles County! While many factors contribute to this trend (including income level), there are plenty of resources available to help families cultivate an environment that supports healthy pregnancies and children from their first days through adulthood.

 

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Home Visitation Program

The Home Visitation program is a one-on-one visit between the expectant mother and the family support specialist. The visits can be scheduled during pregnancy or after birth, depending on the needs of each family. Visits are typically conducted weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly as determined by the family support work (FSS).

 

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Youth

Provides a broad range of coordinated services for youth who are in foster care, experiencing homelessness or other barriers and need support to finish school, find a job or pursue a career path. Our programs are designed to prepare students to become self-confident, self-sufficient and independent adults.

 

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Workforce Development

Focuses on an individual’s ability to grow their skills and develop the tools they need for business success. In other words, training individuals to be more productive and prosperous in the workplace, which benefits both the employer and the worker.

 

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Family Support

The Family Support program helps parents/caregivers become better equipped to move their children on a path toward a brighter future. The process of building a healthy home environment so that children will thrive is key to reducing or eliminating the damaging effects of poverty on children and families.

 

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Housing

To support the realization of the best quality of life possible for each individual/families, starting with a stable home.

 

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Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center offer support by helping parents, families, and children locate and use services within their communities. The services can include parent groups, sibling support groups, resource libraries, classes, and play groups. They also can provide referral information for family visitation services, food and clothing banks, and more.

 

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Health Education

To provide educational programming, services, and resources that will enable individuals of the Antelope Valley to play active roles in achieving, protecting, and sustaining health and wellness. HE is dedicated to helping you find the most appropriate health and wellness information and support available. We provide educational workshops, services, and resources.

 

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