Who We Are

CVHN serves more than 100 community health centers.
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What We Do

Learn about member programs and services.
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Central Valley Health Network is a Covered California Outreach, Education and Enrollment Partner. Contact our office for assistance in the Central Valley.
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CVHN Staff

Cathy Frey, MHA

Chief Executive Officer

Cathy is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Central Valley Health Network. Since January of 2012 she has been leading the Central Valley Health Network in its mission to promote Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and health care access for the medically underserved. Cathy is a seasoned executive who brings more than 20 years of experience working in the community health center arena. Cathy serves on the Board of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) including service as Board Chair in 2009-10. She is also active in the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) serving on its Rural Health and Health Policy Committees. Cathy holds a B.S. in Health Science from San Francisco State University and Master of Healthcare Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

Mary Renner

Chief Operation Officer

Mary has oversight responsibilities for Quality Improvement and Workforce Development projects as well as internal responsibilities for Human Resource functions. She has been with CVHN since 2009. Mary has a B.A. in Administrative Studies from the University of California at Riverside.

Lisa Kares

Administrative Coordinator

Lisa is our accounting assistant and is responsible for a number of bookkeeping activities. Lisa is also responsible for collecting and auditing the health centers’ data and monthly reports to ensure compliance with the State grants. She has been with CVHN since 2011 and has over 20 years of accounting experience.

Jason Vega

Consultant to Senior Policy Advisor

Marjorie Purdum

Finance Director