Board of Directors
Catalina Alcantara-Santillan – President
Katy (Catalina) Alcantra-Santillan is a life-long resident of Brawley with her husband, Paul. They have 3 adult children, Eric, Marci, and Paul Marcos. Katy has actively been involved in the medical field for over 35 years. Her family business continues to provide services for the developmentally disabled community locally and statewide.
As a graduate of the University of Phoenix, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration, she previously worked at Clinicas de Salud in the Accounting Department and then served as Director of Human Resources. She also worked at Pioneers Memorial Hospital as the Community Services Supervisor. Mrs. Santillan’s knowledge and experience with Title 22, which governs PMHD, gives her the hospital management experience necessary to assist in fulfilling the goals of the District and help the overall community. In addition, Katy and her family are active in the community and are members of the Saint Margaret Mary Church and numerous non-profit organizations locally and statewide.
Linda Rubin – Treasurer
Linda Rubin has been a resident of the City of Brawley for over 30 years, raising with her husband Ron three children. Rubin is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a registered dietitian. She completed her internship at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and has over 30 years of hospital management experience. While the majority of that service has been in dietary management, she has also served as an interim director of human resources.
Mrs. Rubin and her husband are active in the community, especially as members of Sacred Heart Church in Brawley. Mr. Rubin (husband) served as the first president of the PMHD Foundation which initiated in 1982.
Ms. Rubin was elected to the PMHD Board in November 2010. Email Linda Rubin
Nickolas P. Aguirre -Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
Nickolas P. Aguirre, Jr., recently retired from his role as Family Nurse Practitioner with Clinicas De Salud Del Pueblo, Inc. Mr. Aguirre is a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, holding a Master in Nursing, Case Management.
Mr. Aguirre knows Pioneers well, having worked here between 1975 and 2007. During his 31 years of service, he held roles within Case Management, Nursing (House Supervisor) and as an Associate Administrator over Clinical Services. Email Nickolas P. Aguirre