About us

Centro San Vicente (CSV) family health centers are federally funded, nonprofit, community health clinics that provides a comprehensive range of health services to ensure quality, compassionate, accessible healthcare and peace of mind in an atmosphere of respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity. The health and well-being of patients and community alike are promoted through direct services, training, education, outreach and advocacy. We are completely committed to our patients' physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing and will not turn a patient away regardless of their income or ability to pay.

Centro San Vicente received three-year accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in 2010 and was most recently reaccredited in 2016.

Over 100 years ago, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul established El Paso's first hospital, Hotel Dieu. The Daughters founded the Southwest's first school of nursing. In 1988, after closing Hotel Dieu, the Daughters opened Centro San Vicente to provide accessible and affordable medical care and social services. Since then, CSV has kept pace with the community's growth by providing many quality of life services such as medical care, health education, social work, and counseling. The clinic added dental care as an additional service in 2004. On site x-ray, pharmacy and laboratory services are available. Centro San Vicente is affiliated with Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health system. Centro San Vicente is a Federally Qualified Health Center through the Health Resources and Services Administration.


We empower our region's individuals/families and in particular those underserved to embrace their role in caring for their health and well-being. Our holistic, innovative and affordable health care service model is based on respect, kindness, dignity and simplicity affirming Centro San Vicente's drive to positively impact everyone's wellness leading to an enhanced quaility of life.


Transforming wellness and quality of lives through excellence in primary and preventive healthcare services.


  • Service of the Underserved — Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
  • Reverence — Respect and compassion for dignity and diversity of life
  • Integrity — Inspiring trust through leadership
  • Excellence in Caring — As modeled by San Vicente
  • Creativity — Innovation through evidence-based practice
  • Dedication — Devotion to the mission

Board of Directors

David C. Porras, Jr.
University of Texas at El Paso
Presi Ortega, Jr., MBA
Presi Ortega & Associates
Brent Rosen
Interim Secretary/Treasurer
Yes We Do Hair Salons
Gina Martinez
VP of Business Development & Events
Sr. Mary Margaret Murphy, SL
Loretto Volunteer Program
Paul J. Escobar, J.D.
Paul J. Escobar Law Office
Wendy Viramontes
Baron Chemical & Janitorial Supplies
Christina Blanco, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP
Texas Tech Health Science Center-EP
Patricia A. Duran, DNP, RN, CENP
Edward Drusina, P.E.
Eva M. Moya, Ph.D, LMSW
University of Texas at El Paso
Robert Alvarez
Walgreens, Co.
Jose Manuel De La Rosa, M.D.
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center-EP
Bruce Parsons
Community Health Consultant
Nicolas Dominguez
Judge Maria Salas Mendoza
District Court Judge, 120th Judicial District Court


Christina Paz, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Chief Executive Officer
Celina Beltran, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Steven Lujan, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Howard Williams
Chief Operations Officer
Cynthia Acosta, MSN, BSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer


  • Robert Vera, MD (OB/GYN)
  • Sylvia A. Martinez, MD (Internal Medicine)
  • Jose Luna Jr., MD (Family Practice)
  • Celina Beltran, MD (Family Practice)
  • Eric Weber, MD (Family Practice)
  • Amanda Hartman Gavalas, MD (Family Practice)
  • Emma Viado, MD
  • Rosario Zabanal, MD
  • Teena Mendiola, MD
Nurse Practitioners
  • Christina Paz, DNP, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Patricia Law APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Cara Johnson APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Celina Favela, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Linda Lujan, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Leann Braid, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Hazel Padilla, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Richard Macias, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Dorothy Anyinkeng, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Julio Barron, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Maribel Gonzalez, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Ivette Emery-Robles, APRN, FNP-BC (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Gerardo Anaya, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Cindy DelaCruz, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Luisa Bowcutt, APRN, CNM (Midwife)
  • Emily Rosales-Baca, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Joshua Romero, APRN, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Ana Nicoletto, PharmD
  • Jaime Anaya, PharmD
  • Erica Bejarano, PharmD
  • Christina Dominguez, PharmD
  • Jose Hernandez, PharmD
  • Denisse Marioni, PharmD
  • John Rudder, RPh
  • Amanda Barba, DDS
Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
  • Jorge Medina, P/MHNP (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
  • Isabel Rodriguez, P/MHNP (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
  • Francisco Adame, LCSW
  • Christina Rascon, LCSW
  • Edgar Talavera-Ruiz, LMSW
  • Yovanni Atienzo, LMSW
  • Ricardo Lopez, LCDC


Centro San Vicente is committed to work collaboratively, maintaining its strong vertical ties with Ascension Health, its national affiliate, as well as with Thomason General Hospital and the various Departments of the Health Sciences Center of Texas Tech University in El Paso. It will continue its beneficial relationships with the UT El Paso/Austin Pharmacy Program and the University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Nursing. It intends to continue to strengthen its horizontal ties with its community based partners, including the Cancer Consortium, the El Paso Diabetes Association, Hospice of El Paso, Family Services of El Paso, Visiting Nurses Association and Centro Familiar La Fe, as well as various others.

Collaboratives / Community Partnerships
  1. BPHC Diabetes Collaborative
  2. Member of The El Paso Coalition for the Homeless
  3. Member of the CDBG Medical and Mental Health Collaborative
  4. Member of the CDBG Homeless Collaborative
  5. Member of United Way of El Paso County
  6. UTEP / UT Austin Pharmacy Program
  7. UTEP College of Nursing
  8. Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  9. Career Centers of Texas Dental Assistant Program
  10. Bel Air High School Center for Health Professionals Program

Affiliations / Memberships

  1. Member of the Texas Association of Community Health Centers  
  2. Affiliated with Ascension Health
  3. Member of El Paso Nonprofit Enterprise Center

Health Plans

  1. Superior Health Plan (Medicaid & CHIP)
  2. El Paso Health (Medicaid & CHIP)
  3. Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership (Medicaid)
  4. United Government Services (Medicare)
  5. Medicare Advantage Products
  6. Aetna Insurance Company (Private)
  7. Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  8. AARP
  9. United Healthcare (medical and dental)
  10. Cigna
  11. Healthsprings
  12. WellPoint
  13. TriWest


Awards and Recognitions

  • Centro San Vicente accredited by the Join Commission in Ambulatory Health Care in 2022.
  • 2023 Awardee HRSA Health Center Program "COVID-19 Public Health Champion"
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance recognized Centro San Vicente-Alameda on Achievement of Recognition for Systemic Use of Patient Centered, Coordinated Care Management Processes 2021-2022.
  • 2021 and 2023 UTEP Golden Impact Community Partner recognition.
  • Christina I. Paz, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Chief Executive Officer, received the 2023 Women of Impact Award.
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