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Leadership Team

Marlen J. Trujillo, PhD, MBA

Chief Executive Officer


Marlen Trujillo joined the health center in March of 2006. She received her BBA from the University of Houston in Finance & Marketing and obtained her MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University. She graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy in Health/Healthcare Administration from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Ms. Trujillo oversees the overall operations of the health center and maintains compliance with grant deliverables. She is responsible for the supervision and administration of all staff and functions, as well as managing personnel systems and monitoring activities to achieve the goals as outlined in the health and business plans. Ms. Trujillo anticipates, identifies and resolves problems; allocates resources, interacts with the community, providers and partners; and, responds to opportunities and planning for future growth.



Michael G. Bsaibes, MBA

Chief Operations Officer

Michael Bsaibes joined SBCHC in 2007 after receiving his Bachelor Degree in Management from Texas State University. He is a recent graduate of Bauer College at the University of Houston with his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. As the Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Bsaibes is responsible for the clinical and administrative operations of the organization that includes all activities related to the delivery of services to health center patients. This includes monitoring the adequacy of the delivery system, monitoring provider productivity, responsible for patient flow and general operations. He also ensures that there are appropriate internal controls through reporting and monitoring the accuracy of data.



David Krusleski, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. David W. Krusleski, a 1986 Rice University graduate with a double major in Biology and Spanish obtained his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1990. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Southwest Memorial Hospital in 1993, and a Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School in 1994. He has been in practice since 1994, and is board certified in Family Medicine. He became the Chief Medical Officer for Spring Branch Community Health Center in 2018. He has worked in Community Health Centers for over 25 years.

Lori McCain, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Lori McCain joined SBCHC in 2016, with over 19 years of experience as a health center chief financial officer, and several years of experience in public accounting. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Houston-Victoria, is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Texas CPA Society, and the Houston CPA Society. In her role as CFO, Ms. McCain serves as the focal point for all financial operations of the health center, develops and executes financial policies and procedures, and is responsible for all functions of the accounting and patient billing departments.


Gerard Peperone

Chief Development Officer


Gerard Peperone joined SBCHC in 2017 with over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, working for organizations in the arts like Texas Institute for Arts in Education and Da Camera of Houston, social services and community health centers. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from the University of Denver, and Masters in Music from The University of Texas at Austin, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Mr. Peperone is responsible for all development and fundraising projects for SBCHC. He also ensures our 330 Health Center meets all program requirements per HRSA.



Michael E. Smith, M.Ed.

Chief Program Officer

Michael Smith joined SBCHC in 2019. Mr. Smith received his BA in Education from Texas A&M, in 1994 and his M.Ed. in Education in 2001 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. As the Chief Programs Officer, Mr. Smith brings over 10 years of experience working with Federally Qualified Health Centers in multiple capacities. Mr. Smith is responsible for providing direction and oversight to the Community Health Department including leading all community partnerships, patient health programs, community engagement/activities, and social marketing initiatives.



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