Staff Spotlight

Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing a wealth of diverse skills and expierences to the work they love- caring for our community.

Aaron Poirier

A knee injury as a high school student athlete was the impetus that led Aaron Poirier to a career in physical therapy.

Paul Fry

Paul Fry has been a familiar presence for seven years at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, aiding patients in the Emergency Department as a Certified Physician Assistant.


Dr. Kali Freeman

Dr. Kali Freeman knew she’d found her professional calling while going through rotations in medical school.

She’d always loved chemistry, and initially thought she’d become a pharmacist. She opted instead for medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and enjoyed all of the rotations in the various specialties.

Angela Fichtner

Angela Fichtner was always interested in nursing, but after graduating Lompoc High School in 1995, she wasn’t ready to pursue higher education.


Femia Diaz

Eufemia “Femia” Diaz still smiles with the memories of a job she had as a baker’s helper at Birkholm’s Bakery in Buellton.

“Everything tasted so good; we ate everything,” she smiles.

Erika Tamayo

When Medical Assistant Erika Tamayo goes to work at LVMC:Physician Services, she always tries to have a smile on her face.


Patricia Martinez

In her job as a Medical Assistant at LVMC: Physician Services, Patricia Martinez sees her patients as more than a number or diagnosis on a chart. For the past five years, she’s developed relationships with people coming to receive medical care, watching their children grow up and learning about their lives.

cna program students

For several weeks this spring, the hard-working Certified Nursing Assistants at the Comprehensive Care Center were followed just about everywhere they went.