Our Team

We are dedicated to making a difference

Meet Our Care Coordinators

Meet our Care Coordinators! These are the individuals connecting you to the services you need. Whether it’s coordinating a ride to appointments or helping patients access our programs, our care coordinators are here for you every step of the way. Our patients’ wellbeing is our top priority and our care coordinators commit to serving as a liaison between patients and the services they need to stay healthy. Families Together is working to continuously expand the Care Coordinator program so that each patient has the opportunity to have a personalized care plan at Families Together.

Susana Namisato

Care Coordinator

Susana Namisato is a lifelong learner who received two Associate Degrees, one as a Medical Assistant and one in photography. She continued on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and received a Translation Certificate as a Spanish/English Interpreter. Susana is a Care Coordinator at our Tustin location. When she isn’t working, you can find her hiking, or learning a new activity. Her talents include talking, napping, and eating ice cream!

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Valerie Langarica

Care Coordinator

Valerie Langarica, a dedicated Care Coordinator at Families Together of Orange County, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. With a background in early childhood instruction and research, she is driven to eliminate healthcare disparities and promote equity. Currently learning American Sign Language (ASL), Valerie’s passion for public health fuels her commitment to ongoing education and experience in the field, as she endeavors to ensure access to quality healthcare for all.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Zaira Desiderio

Care Coordinator

Zaira Desiderio, our compassionate Care Coordinator, holds both an Associate and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton. A proud Orange County native and member of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, Zaira is dedicated to improving care for vulnerable populations and advancing health equity in our community. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering at softball fields, family time, hiking, and discovering new cafes.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Elizabeth Martinez

Care Coordinator

Elizabeth is an Orange County native, U.S Army Veteran, mom, and full-time student, driven by her passion for healthcare. After serving six years in the military Elizabeth went on to receive a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton. Currently, Elizabeth is pursuing a Master in Healthcare Administration Degree from CAHME accredited Concordia University Irvine. She is a member of The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Elizabeth dedicates her weekends to volunteer work at UCI, hiking, spending time with her family and her adorable Frenchie Zoey.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Mayra Guadarrama

Care Coordinator

Mayra Guadarrama holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from California State University of Fullerton and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Purdue University Global. In her spare time, she enjoys immersing herself in music, literature, and films.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Lupita Nava

Care Coordinator

Lupe Nava, with over 16 years of work experience, has been successfully employed at FTOC for 8 years. Her career has focused on the field of marketing, where she has demonstrated exceptional commitment both in her work and in her community. Throughout her career, she has been a key figure in organizing appointments for medical services such as dental, medical, and vision, facilitating access to healthcare for those in need. In her free time, Lupe enjoys going to the movies with her daughter or relaxing by watching Netflix. However, her favorite part of life remains being able to positively contribute to the community and enjoy the company of those around her when circumstances allow.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish