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8am to 5pm Mon - Fri

Felipe Saavedra, MD

Primary Care Physician

Dr. Felipe Saavedra (he/him/his) is an HIV Specialist and Family Medicine physician who has been working with the LGBTQ+ community since 2009. He completed a fellowship in LGBTQ Healthcare at UCLA in 2021, becoming the first Latinx physician specifically trained to care for the diverse population of the LGBTQ+ community.

In 2021, Dr. Saavedra joined DAP Health as a primary care physician and HIV Specialist (AAHIVS). He takes great pride in providing excellent and thorough care to patients of all backgrounds and has extensive experience caring for queer and gender-diverse individuals and their families.

Dr. Saavedra is passionate about connecting with patients to address acute, ongoing, and routine medical issues and achieving better health outcomes. He provides care for HIV/AIDS, PrEP/PEP, STI screening, and other specialized services like High-Resolution Anoscopy (HRA), Suboxone treatment, and gender-affirming care.

Felipe was born and raised in Chile, where he graduated from the University of Chile. During this time, he developed a passion for caring for the LGBTQ+ community as a researcher at an HIV/AIDS specialty clinic in Santiago and later as a primary care physician.

 

In 2015, Felipe joined a pre-residency program at UCLA, where he also completed his Family Medicine residency in 2020. During his training, he educated himself and colleagues on critical healthcare issues impacting LGBTQ+ individuals and improved the lives of underserved patients throughout LA County, many of whom were Spanish-speaking. He cared for trans and gender non-binary adults and kids as part of the groundbreaking UCLA Gender Health Program and co-created the UCLA Gender Health Resiliency Group. As a Clinical Instructor at UCLA, Felipe created a curriculum for first-year medical students exposing them to various LGBTQ+ topics, and continues to mentor clinicians and trainees today.

“I want to put my knowledge, experiences, and bilingual and bicultural skills to work for the diverse LGBTQ+ community in the Coachella Valley. My goal is to create a judgment-free space for my patients to ask questions and feel heard. I believe in using the latest research to inform the most effective treatments for my patients.”

Outside of work, Felipe enjoys spending time with his husband and corgi and exploring Southern California. He also enjoys traveling, volunteering, practicing yoga, and cooking traditional Chilean food for friends and family.

DAP Health clinicians, including Dr. Saavedra, provide the latest HIV/AIDS treatments in a safe, judgment-free environment. They are skilled in working with LGBTQ+ individuals to craft treatments that work and enhance their patients’ quality of life. Services include HIV testing; STI screening; linkage to care; HIV medications, including antiretrovirals, PEP and PrEP; patient education; mental health services; dental services; and more.

Board of Directors

DAP Health's Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated, esteemed community members who go above and beyond to lift our programs up.

Eve E. Fromberg-Edelstein, Esq. 

Board Member

Eve E. Fromberg-Edelstein was raised the Palm Springs area. Eve has been a member of the California Bar since December 1997.  Ms. Fromberg-Edelstein graduated from the University of San Diego in 1994 and California Western Law School in 1997.  Ms. Fromberg-Edelstein has practiced real estate, business and corporate law.  In 2008, Eve was the CEO of Smile Factory, a local non-profit agency which provides free dental screenings and treatment to public school children.  This experience gave her invaluable experience in working with non-profit organizations and knowledge of the day-to-day operational challenges they face. 

Ms. Fromberg-Edelstein has provided corporate and governance counsel to several nonprofit clients. Ms. Fromberg-Edelstein other areas of practice include real estate and general business law.  She also has facilitated many board retreats and spoken as a legal expert of board governance and legal compliance. Eve is a member of the Desert Bar Association, California Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  Ms. Fromberg-Edelstein resides with her husband Mark and son Jack in Rancho Mirage.

Eve is involved with many local organizations.  She has served as a board president for Pathfinder Ranch, and Cielo Vista Charter School Governing Board. She has served as a commissioner with the City of Rancho Mirage Housing Commission, a board member for The Foundation for Palm Springs Unified School District, Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs, and as board president of Palm Springs Pathfinders, a woman’s auxiliary organization.

Megan Stone, DO

Primary Care Physician, FAAMFM 

Coming Soon!

Ginny Ehrlich, D. Ed, MPH, MS

Board Member

Ginny is a nationally known leader who is accomplished in solving complex social challenges at scale and fostering partnerships of great purpose across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Currently, Ginny serves as CEO of Bright Pink, an organization saving lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively. Prior to that, Ginny served as the CEO at Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, where she grew the reach of Bedsider, Power to Decide’s signature digital tool, to more than 8 million annual users. Prior to taking the helm at Power to Decide, Ginny directed the childhood obesity prevention portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and led the Foundation’s $1 billion effort to ensure all children grow up at a healthy weight. Previously, Ginny spent eight years at the Clinton Foundation, where she served as the Founding CEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, focused on reducing preventable health outcomes and closing health inequity gaps across the United States, and the long-time CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. During her tenure at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Ginny positioned the organization as a national leader on preventing childhood obesity and started what is now the nation’s largest school-based obesity prevention program, active in more than 30,000 schools in all 50 states.

Scott Nevins

Board Member

Scott Nevins is an award winning host, TV/Radio personality, writer, comedian, entertainment/ political news contributor, LGBTQ & HIV awareness activist, and producer. Best known for being one of the breakout stars and original cast members of Bravo TV’s series “The People’s Couch”, and formally from truTV’s hit show “truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest...”, Scott has performed his acclaimed solo shows to sold-out audiences around the country, worked with some of the industry’s biggest names, and has appeared on national TV on NBC, FOX, Bravo, CNN, CNN International, HLN, truTV, and LOGO, to name a few. For several years he was the cohost of “The Ann Walker Show with Scott Nevins” (Universal Broadcasting Network), served as a fill-in Host on Sirius Satellite Radio and KNews Radio, and most recently, as a political/entertainment contributor for NewNowNext. Scott has hosted hundreds of live events, and has produced or appeared in a long list of fundraisers for some of the nation's biggest organizations. Every Holiday season, Scott proudly produces and hosts his own yearly, musical fundraiser, “SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert”. 

Scott was chosen as an honoree for OUT Magazine's prestigious OUT100 list, and is the recipient of the Out There Award and the Silver ADDY Award (from the American Advertising Federation) for his work as an LGBTQ and HIV Awareness Activist. He was chosen by New York Magazine in their ‘Best of New York’ issue, and has appeared as the cover story for INSTINCT magazine.

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Scott now resides in Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, CA, with his partner, Philip, and is a proud godfather and Uncle to Ozzie, Juniper and Ace.

Carolyn Caldwell

Board Member

Carolyn Caldwell is president and chief executive officer of St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach since June 2017.

Caldwell has 20 years of executive hospital leadership and more than 30 years of health experience.  Caldwell was Desert Regional Medical Center's (Tenet) executive officer prior to joining St. Mary.

Additionally, Caldwell is an American College of Healthcare Executives fellow. She received a master's in health care administration from Texas Women's University and spent 12 years in clinical services, as well as a bachelor's in zoology and chemistry.

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