Our Team

Medical Director: Dr. Tam Nguyen
Orthopedic Consultant: Dr. Trieu Tran


Administrator – Peter Bradshaw

Director of Nursing – Evangeline Ugalde

Evangeline received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Santo Tomas in the city of Manila in the Philippines. Evangeline is caring, determined to deliver the highest quality of care to our residents, and extremely dedicated to her profession. She is an experienced Registered Nurse with 27 years experience in nursing. Evangeline also enjoys spending time traveling with her family and she especially enjoys going to orchid shows.

Director of Rehabilitation – Peachy Taburnal

Peachy went to school at the University of Santa Isabel and has been a Licensed Physical Therapist for 12 years and has been a Director of Rehabilitation for 7 years. She has been at Mission Palms since 2013. She is an outstanding addition to the team, one who is very enthusiastic about her position, rehab and is an out-of-the-box thinker who thrives in helping our residents obtain a higher quality of life. She enjoys snowboarding, yoga, bodysurfing, reading, teaching Insanity workout classes and is a 5-star baker.

Social Service – Kimberly Dao  

Kimberly’s greatest strength and passion is interacting with people and taking care of our residents. As a very hard worker, Kimberly loves her job and takes pride in caring for our residents.

Dietary Service Supervisor – Larry Hanken

Larry is the director of dietary services and boasts a brilliant track record for providing exceptional cuisine and a finely run dietary department.  Residents have Larry to thank for a wide variety of tasty dishes that constantly receive great reviews.  His favorite place to be is either fishing or relaxing with family.

Marketing Director – Kim Do

Kim has been working in the healthcare industry for the past 13 years. She enjoys interacting with others but most importantly with patients.

Admission Coordinator – Candice Le

Candice has been working in the healthcare industry for 12 years. She has a background in marketing and admissions. She enjoys working with patients and seeing them happy!

Business Office Manager – Ritchie Belle Satina

Ritchie received her bachelor’s degree in Commerce major in Managerial Accounting at the University of Cebu Philippines.  She immigrated to the United States in 2004 and since then has experience in a variety of industry in the work field – beauty supply, manufacturing companies, box companies, hotel and the health industry.  Since 2007, Ritchie has been working in skilled nursing facilities as a business office manager.  Her motto is “the best get better!”, which she says allows her to have an open mind to go beyond what is expected and to learn from all her experience.  When not crunching numbers, you will find her playing tennis, swimming, jet skiing, fishing, and dancing.

Director of Staff Development – May Capulong

May graduated from Concorde University in 2000. She has been a Licensed Nurse for 14 years, a Charge Nurse for 10 years, a Wound Care nurse, and a Staff Developer. May is a recent enhancement to Mission Palms with her happy positive demeanor that is shared with all she comes across. May enjoys yoga, running, bodyboarding, gardening and was a collegiate tennis star. She loves her job.

Resident Assessment Coordinator – Cecil Torres

Cecil has served the healthcare industry for 11 years. Passion, dedication, and the love for what she does are the reasons why she is still here.

Environmental Services Director – Julian Huerta. Julian is the environmental services director at Mission Palms. He has been working in our facility for over five years. He enjoys his job because he is able to help and interact with others all the time. On his time off he likes to go paintballing and also to work on cars.

Activity Director – An Le

An has been a Certified Nurse for 5 years and has worked at Mission Palms as the Director of Activities for the last 2 years. An brings a lot of passion and energy to her position and to Activities at Mission Palms. An enjoys swimming, dancing, her family and has the best smile in the whole building.

Medical Records Director – Heidy Marroquin

Heidy is the Medical Records director at Mission Palms.  She has exceptionally high standards and runs a very organized and tight ship.  Heidy is always eager to help where ever she can.  She enjoys spending time with her family as well as skydiving, surfing, and riding her Harley Davidson.

Attending Physicians:

Dr. Archna Chaudhary
Dr. Anna Chickey
Dr. Minh C. Do
Dr. Dat Q. Duong
Dr. Said L. Elzayat
Dr. Robert T. Ha
Dr. Andy T. Ho
Dr. Abdul A. Khan
Dr. Kelvin Mai
Dr. Robert E. Melikian
Dr. Minsen Mok
Dr. Sarah Nghiem
Dr. Dean B. Ngo
Dr. Hung Nguyen
Dr. Thuy A. Nguyen
Dr. Vuong H. Nguyen
Dr. Chinh V. Huynh
Dr. Hitesh C. Patel
Dr. Hai H. Pham
Dr. Selma J. Prechel
Dr. Victor B. Siew
Dr. Thuc B. Tu
Dr. Mary A. Tran
Dr. Quy Vinh
Dr. Thuan H. Vo
Dr. Van Vu

Mission Palms Consultants:

Podiatrist: Dr. James Eggold
Optometrist: Dr. Linh Vuong
Psychiatrist: Dr. Alex Alva
Dentist: Dental Golden Age