Antonio Alfonso, DMD, Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Antonio Alfonso, DMD, joined San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) in 2020 to touch the lives and hearts of his patients through gentle, kind dental care and to create healthy, happier smiles.
He was first introduced to dentistry in 1995 while working as a dental assistant and officer manager for his sister, Dr. Catherine Alfonso, DMD, until she passed away from cancer in 2008. Her caring work inspired Dr. Alfonso to also become a dentist, graduating from Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California.
Dr. Alfonso is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and Tri-County Dental Association. He enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, cycling, youth ministry, listening to music, playing the drums, and spending time with his wife Beth, who is a nurse. Their favorite travel destination is Boracay Island in the Philippines.
Andre Basmadzhyan, DO, Family Practice, Chief Medical Officer
California native Dr. Andre Basmadzhyan returned to his roots in 2020, following his residency in Ohio, and joined the San Fernando Community Health Center’s (SFCHC) dedicated team of healthcare professionals as a board-eligible Family Medicine Physician.
As a resident doctor, Dr. Basmadzhyan worked for four years for Adena Health System. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Irvine; a master’s degree in medical clinical science from the Boston University School of Medicine; and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York.
Dr. Basmadzhyan’s experience includes conducting research in dental tumor proliferation and spinal cord compression. An avid sports fan, he also volunteered in high school sports medicine in the Midwest. In his free time, he enjoys biking and jogging.
Vishaal Buch, MD, Family Practice, Medical Director, Adult Medicine
Dr. Vishaal Buch, the San Fernando Community Health Center’s (SFCHC) Medical Director, Adult Medicine, is an American Board of Family Medicine-certified physician who has practiced in military facilities in the U.S. and abroad, as well as with underserved populations.
Through the lens of seeing medicine in its totality, he understands the importance of compassion, collaboration and empathy on both patient satisfaction and staff morale. He brings this vital perspective to SFCHC in its role as a welcoming healthcare home for the community, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable and underserved.
Dr. Buch treats patients of all ages – from newborns to centenarians – across the family care spectrum, including common childhood disease ailments, chronic adult disease management, women’s health, and geriatric and senior health. He also is experienced in other areas of medical practice, ranging from emergency medicine to hospital administration.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Buch received his Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. During his subsequent doctor-in-training work at St. Louis University Family Medicine Residency, he became Chief Resident.
Dr. Michael Eshaghian, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Michael Eshaghian, an advocate of providing patient-centered care, is a leading obstetrician and gynecologist serving the San Fernando Valley region. Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he offers a broad array of treatment options for women of all ages.
With extensive experience in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Eshaghian offers each patient the individualized attention necessary to provide treatment that is focused on her unique needs. He is positioned to offer care and medical guidance for women from across the world, and speaks English, Farsi and Spanish.
After earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Eshaghian completed his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Nassau University Medical Center in New York, an affiliate of Stony Brook Medical School, where he served as Chief Resident. During his residency, he also trained at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Jenifer Sullivan, MSN, FNP-C, RNC-OB
Jenifer Sullivan, MSN, FNP-C, RNC-OB, joined the San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) in 2020, bringing her compassionate and caring approach to this patient-centered healthcare home for the community.
Sullivan previously worked in the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than eight years, and has been practicing family medicine since then. Before becoming part of SFCHC’s provider team, she also worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the Joshua Medical Group.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from California State University, Northridge, Sullivan earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University (based in Minneapolis), graduating with honors from both programs.
A native of Brazil, Sullivan speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her two children, as well as hiking, kayaking and traveling.
Aura Veliz, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Registered Nurse Practitioner Aura Veliz joined the San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) in 2018. She brings more than two decades of experience in women’s and reproductive health, cancer prevention screenings, and all aspects of family planning to serving patients with the highest-quality care in a trusted and caring environment.
Veliz works closely with SFCHC’s obstetric and pediatric physicians, and is developing the Center’s Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program to provide the full spectrum of support for pregnant women through and after delivery, including vital resources and education services.
Prior to joining SFCHC, Veliz worked as a registered nurse specializing in women’s health at Providence Health & Services, Aurora Medical Center of San Fernando, Inc. and Valley Presbyterian Hospital. She also spent several years as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Antelope Valley Hospital.
Veliz earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Phoenix. In addition, she completed the Harbor-UCLA Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Graceland University, and the Duke University-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Fellowship.
Anastasia Williams, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Pediatric Services
Dr. Anastasia Williams, MD, FAAP, is recognized as one of the top pediatricians in her field, with honors from the Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians, the Washingtonian Magazine and the Northern Virginian Magazine. Most importantly, she has been consistently recognized by her patients for her compassion and bedside manner.
Dr. Williams is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Pediatrics with over 20 years of experience. She completed her pediatric residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and her medical training at the University of Virginia. A native New Yorker, she is an alumnus of Cornell University, where she earned a degree in Chemistry on the Dean’s List.
Dr. Williams is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, an alumnus member of the Raven Society and a member of the University of Virginia School of Medicine Alumni Board. She has served as Chairman of the Pediatric Council at UVA-Novant Hospital, an Assistant Professor for George Washington University and a Clinical Instructor for George Mason University. Dr. Williams was honored by the City of Manassas for her service to the community and has served on multiple community boards.
Dr. Williams relocated with her husband to Southern California, to be closer to two of their three adult children. She enjoys singing, volunteering and traveling with her family. Dr. Williams has been fortunate to participate in mission trips to Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Haiti, and is fluent in Spanish and Creole.
“I love what I do, and look forward to practicing personalized medicine that will serve the individual needs of my patients. Health care should be personal, and easily available when needed. This is a new chapter of my career, and I look forward to building many more lasting relationships with families.”