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Rural Health Fundraiser

[Jun 15]

The Family Medicine Education for Mendocino County (FMEMC) will award the title of 2019 Rural Health Rock Star on June 15 to five individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to medical patients in Mendocino County. FMEMC will present the awards at their annual fundraiser, “Music is Medicine,” the fourth annual Rural Health Rocks concert and farm-to-table dinner. This year’s winners are: 

Advocate/Leader: Luchresha Renteria, Mendocino Coast Clinics 

Physician: Mills Matheson, MD, Baechtel Creek Clinic, Willits 

Renteria, Matheson

Physician Assistant - Certified: Justin Ebert, MCHC Health Centers, Ukiah 

Paramedic: Chris Ottolini, MCC, Gualala 

Chiropractor: Audrey Jade, Laytonville 

Ebert, Ottolini, Jade

Sponsored by Fowler Subaru, the event will honor local rural health rock stars celebrate the inaugural class of the Adventist Health Ukiah Valley (AHUV) Family Medicine Residency. 

"It's going to be extremely festive,” said Noemi "Mimi" Doohan, M.D., Ph.D., director of the AHUV Family Medicine Residency Program, “The community has been waiting for this first group of residents for a long time." Music Is Medicine will include a farm-to-table dinner catered by Black Dog Farm followed by a rockin’ concert in the Mendocino College Center Theatre highlighting the incredible talent we have right here in Mendocino County under the musical direction of local legend Alex DeGrassi. 

Tickets for the event are available at

FMEMC is a community-based, non-profit organization that serves as an independent advisory board to the family medicine residency (doctor training) program starting at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley in 2019. FMEMC also improves local health care through its support of the street medicine program and local nursing. 

For more information about FMEMC, visit or find it on Facebook at To learn more about Rural Health Rocks, visit

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