Gil Muñoz Chief Executive Officer
Araceli Gaytan Chief Financial Officer
Maria E. Loredo Chief Operations Officer
OPEN Human Resources Director
Juan Garfias Information Technology Director
Jim Agin Performance & Systems Improvement Director
Rachel Li Organizational Development Director
Laura Byerly Medical Director
Chris Hill Associate Medical Director
Lisa Bozzetti Dental Director
Christine Hicks Pharmacy Director
Serena Cruz Executive Director, Foundation

Gil Muñoz

  • Gil Muñoz

    Gil Muñoz is the Chief Executive Officer at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. Gil has been Chief Executive Officer since 2001 and has been with Virginia Garcia since 1991. Under his leadership, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has grown from serving 7,000 patients at two sites to now serving 36,000 patients at five primary care clinics, four dental clinics, four school-based health centers, and a mobile outreach clinic in Washington and Yamhill Counties.

    Gil serves on the boards of directors/trustees of Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, OCHIN, Oregon Primary Care Association, Yamhill County Care Organization, Beaverton Collaborative Health Care and Tuality Healthcare/Tuality Hospital. Previously, he served on the boards of CareOregon, Loaves and Fishes, Oregon Health Policy Commission, and Tri-County Safety Net Enterprise. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College (1995) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland (1984).

    Gil and his wife Julie are the parents of two children and enjoy spending family time together.

Araceli Gaytan

  • Araceli Gaytan is the Center’s Chief Financial Officer where she oversees all financial management of Virginia Garcia Gaytan AraceliMemorial Health Center.  She has been with Virginia Garcia since 1987. Araceli is responsible for current accounting policies, procedures and principals, as well as federal and state policies and regulations that impact the financial governance of the Center. She manages all reporting to the Boards, executive and management teams on the financial health of the Center. Under Araceli’s leadership, Virginia Garcia has received only clean unmodified financial audits.

    Araceli participates as an advisory member in the Department of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP) in Oregon. In addition, she sits on the Board of Trustees for the 501c3 Unemployment Trust. Araceli has a Business Administration Degree from the Universidad de Mexico.

    Araceli is the mother of one daughter and enjoys time with friends and family.

Maria E. Loredo

  • Maria Loredo photoMaria E. Loredo is the Chief Operating officer for Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. She oversees the operations of Virginia Garcia primary care, dental, school-based, and outreach sites. Before coming to the center, Maria worked as a migrant day care health assistant, as a migrant consultant in the Forest Grove School District, and as a medical assistant at Salem Clinic.

    Maria has served as a member of various state and local boards, including the Governor-appointed Public Health Advisory Board, Health Equity Policy Review Committee, Maternal Mental Health Work Group, Migrant and Seasonal Advisory Council, Oregon Child Development Coalition, Community Action and others. She earned her B.A. from Portland State University. Born in Mission, Texas, Maria came to Oregon as a migrant worker. She has lived in Oregon for more than 50 years but, she always considers herself a Tejana first and Oregonian second.

    “I came to VG as a patient and also as an advocate for the families and children in the migrant camp and I have stayed as an employee – because not only can I see that VG is making a difference in the health of those who need it most, but that somehow I have a small part in making sure it happens.”

Rachel Li

  • Rachel Li is the Center’s Director of Organizational Development where she oversees organizational planning, leadership development, and training programs.

    Rachel has a rich background in healthcare, research, and academic settings. She has a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification, and Senior level certification from Society for Human Resource Management.

    Rachel is the mother of one son and enjoys time with friends and family, reading, and travel.

Laura Byerly

  • Laura_ByerlyDr Laura Byerly joined Virginia Garcia in 1994. She moved to Oregon from Maryland in 1979 to go to Reed College and stuck. Laura wanted to be a doctor since she was in 5th grade, and over the years decided she wanted to also serve people who might have some trouble accessing care otherwise. Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center provided the venue.

    When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time with her two lovely teenage children, and other family members. She also enjoys playing the guitar, marimba and singing, riding her bike, sewing, cooking and dancing.

    Medical Training: Oregon Health Science University – School of Medicine, Portland, OR (MD) 1990

    Board Certification: American Board of Family Practice (1993)

    Languages: English, Spanish, and some French


Chris Hill

  • Chris HillDr Chris Hill joined Virginia Garcia in September of 2002 and became Assistant Medical Director in 2012. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Hill takes an active role in research. Recent areas of focus have included diabetes quality improvement initiatives in safety net settings, and practice based research networks.

    Medical Training: Tufts University – School of Medicine, Boston, MA (1991) Medical Doctorate

    Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR (1995) Family Practice and Preventative Medicine

    Board Certification: American Board of Family Practice (1994)

Serena Cruz

  • Serena Cruz Walsh

    Serena Cruz is the Executive Director of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation where she oversees fundraising, public relations and community partnerships in support of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. Before joining Virginia Garcia in 2013, she co-founded and led a construction company for 5 years and before that served as a county commissioner for 8 years.

    She currently serves on the boards of Chalkboard Project, Oregon Historical Society and NOW Oregon chapter. She earned her BA at Lewis & Clark College, her MPP at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and her JD at the University of California at Berkeley. Serena was born in Seattle, raised in Eugene and now lives in Northeast Portland.

    “We change people’s lives every day. When families get access to high quality affordable health care they can work, go to school and live their lives to the fullest. I’m thrilled to be a part of Virginia Garcia’s efforts to support families in our community.”