West PACE Team
Our trained team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and therapists want to collaborate with you to design a personalized care plan.
Comprehensive, coordinated support
Our goal is to empower you with a tailored care plan so you can remain at home and in your community.
Every member of our team is sensitive to your unique, evolving needs. Our program provides high-quality health care and social services that can support you on your journey and guide you through challenging times.
Meet the Team
Upon joining the West PACE program, our team will work with you to establish a care plan that meets you where you are.
We are here to navigate your health care because we recognize you as a whole, dynamic, and one-of-a-kind person.
Renata ‘Rena’ Smith, MPA, Executive Director
Rena oversees Center Operations and strategic planning efforts for the organization. Her 30-year track record as a passionate and effective advocate for underserved seniors makes her the ideal leader.
Through her dedication to helping others, she has worked to bring the PACE model of care to underserved markets.
Rena has worked extensively with vulnerable seniors, in settings that include low-income HUD-funded senior housing, assisted living, palliative care, and hospice
Ross Colt, MD, MBA. FAAFP, Medical Director
Dr. Colt is a Family Physician with more than two decades of full spectrum clinical practice experience. His specialties include a deep background in academic medicine and leadership in managed care environments at the regional and national level.
A decorated war veteran, Dr. Colt served two combat tours in Iraq and retired after 24 years as an Army Colonel.
He currently lives in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego with his wife and two teenage children.
Tim has extensive experience in shaping and advancing innovative methods of health care for seniors. By disrupting current health care models, he has established collaborations across a diverse group of stakeholders and organizations to support seniors and their unique needs.
He has held a leadership role as chief strategy officer at West Health as well as leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and several other health care companies.
Samar H: Clinic Services Director
Kannamma K: QI and Compliance Director
Mary J: Community Outreach Director
Melanie C: Human Resources Director
Robin J: Business and Finance Director
Azaria T: Center Director
Camille P: Network Services Director
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