Through leadership and expertise, the management team ensures that patients receive high quality healthcare at the Valley Care Clinics. By creating a strong network of multi-specialty clinics throughout the South Texas region, we can deliver our standard of patient-center care and treatment to the people who need it most.

CHRIS SIZEMORE


Market Manager, Physician Practices
Date Joined: January 2012
Responsibilities: Provides senior executive leadership for the Valley Care Clinics Network, including operational, financial and business development strategies.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Master’s degree in Business Administration from Marshall University.

MARILYN SALVIA


Director of Operations
Date Joined: August 2013
Responsibilities: Oversees day-to-day operations of the Physician Administrators, Practice Administrators and Practice Managers at each clinic.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Contract Negotiations at Strayer University. Currently attends Trinity University to receive a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Community Involvement: A member of the Parent Teacher Association for both Freddy Gonzalez Elementary and South Middle School. Involved in the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley.

MARISSA CASTOR


Human Resources Manager and Compliance
Date Joined: March 2012
Responsibilities: Directs all aspects of Human Resources for South Texas IPM
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration with a minor in Respiratory Therapy from Texas State University.
Community Involvement: Involved in San Juan Parks & Rec boys baseball. Member of the of Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo, TX.

LAURA ARRENDRO


Financial Analyst
Date Joined: September 2014
Responsibilities: Performs detailed financial analysis and reporting.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas – Pan American.

APRIL LOPEZ


EMR Coordinator and Cerner SuperUser
Date Joined: September 2012
Responsibilities: Manages all Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) used by the employed physician practices.
Education: Associate’s degree in Nursing ADN from the University of Texas – Pan American and South Texas College. Certified Pharmacy Technician CPT, Certified Bariatric Nurse CBN and Certified Basic Life Support BLS.

JOANN RODRIGUEZ


Practice Administrator
Date Joined: April 2012
Responsibilities: Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Transplant, Trauma, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Infectious Disease and McAllen Hospitalist Group.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science from University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, TX.

CARMEN PERKINS-SWAFFORD


Practice Administrator
Date Joined: April 2013
Responsibilities: Health Clinic PLLC, Cardiology and Cardiac Thoracic Surgery GI
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Master’s degree in Education - Healthcare Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration - Healthcare Management.
Community Involvement: Volunteers at the American Red Cross, Special Olympics Coach, Board Member with the Consolidated Association of Pride (CAPI) and American Heart Instructor.

SANDRA RODRIGUEZ


Practice Manager
Date Joined: October 2012
Responsibilities: Family Medicine
Education: Certified as a Registered Medical Assistant from San Antonio College for Medical Assistants. Currently attends South Texas College to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration.
Community Involvement: Volunteers at Proyecto Humano de la Comunidad in Palmview, TX.