Steve Arnold Steve has lived in Vallejo since 1975, attending Vallejo public schools and graduating early with CHSPE certification. Steve built a house with his family in unincorporated Vallejo in 1984 and soon after completion founded Arnold’s Home Services, specializing in building decks and fences. By 1991, he obtained a California Contractors’ license and founded…

Nelly Tsvetkova, Ph.D. I have recently retired from my position of senior staff scientist at a major pharmaceutical company in the Bay Area, where I worked on development and commercial launch of innovative therapeutic drugs. Prior to this role, I was a research scientist at the Center for Biostabilization at the University of California Davis,…

Dr. Lisa Messina Lisa Messina has been a Board Member since 2014. She has been a practicing physician for 13 years in the areas of family medicine, integrative medicine and aesthetic medicine. She also is Medical Director for the Student Health Center at Touro University. She homeschools her children and enjoys reading, golf and travel.

Christine Fitzgerald, B.S., PharmD., B.C.P.S. Christine Fitzgerald lives locally in Vallejo, CA, a relatively new transplant to the area from Philadelphia, PA since 2016. As a clinical pharmacist, she has extensively practiced in neurology as a prior Associate Professor at a leading university with a clinical practice in a neurology ICU. But with a board…

Valinda Gillis Valinda Gillis has been a member of Milestones’ Board of Directors for over 30 years and has served in each of the board officer positions, currently as Board President. Valinda is very proud of her long-term involvement with Milestones and her contributions to ensuring continued financial health as well as. Milestones great reputation…

Carolyn Appenzeller, RN, MSN Carolyn currently serves as Secretary on the Milestones Board of Directors. She is recently retired from her position as Chief Executive Officer of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians Medical Foundation, where she provided clinical, administrative and strategic leadership to the foundation. Prior to this role, Ms. Appenzeller served as Chief Operating…

Teresa Wilson, RN, FNP, MSN, NC-BC Currently, Teresa Wilson is an educator and nurse coach, working as a consultant with the IHA Way LLC. She has enjoyed and benefited from her prior years affiliated with Sutter Health in senior leadership capacities and innovative designs of healthcare delivery models. Her last prior role was as the…