Staff

Tammy De Armas
Position: Chief Executive Officer
 

Tammy De Armas joined the staff in July of 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. In February 2011 she became Chief Executive Officer. She has a BS in Marketing with a minor in Spanish. She became involved with Alternatives because abortion is an evil battlefield that she fell upon personally. She wanted to be part of a provision for women who are contemplating this choice and to help them make the most informed decision they can. It is her passion to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves–the preborn.

Cana Aeschbacher
Position: Chief Operating Officer
 

Cana joined the AMC staff in May of 2013 as Office and Ministry Partner Coordinator after working 13 years in the construction industry. In February of 2015 she became Chief Operating Officer. During a sabbatical, it was her prayer that God would open the door to where He wanted her to serve. She is pleased to partner with AMC as she works with the staff and ministry partners to protect the life of the preborn in order to ultimately point others to the eternal life found only in Jesus Christ.

Pam Robinette
Position: Nurse Manager
 

Pam rejoined the AMC staff in July of 2018.  She had previously been a Nurse and Nurse Manager at Alternatives.  Pam has 30 years of clinical experience in numerous community healthcare settings.  She is happy to be part of a team that has a desire to provide excellent healthcare while sharing God’s truth with each of the patients.

Karen Plevyak, RN, CLE
Position: STI Coordinator
 

Karen became a volunteer at Alternatives in October of 2000 when she moved to the area and wanted to help in the pro-life movement. She became Nurse Manager in May 2002 and in July 2018 became the STI Coordinator. Karen has a Nursing Degree with specialties in Lactation Education and Critical Care Nursing. She has had a heart for the preborn for 35 years, working for various resource centers in Texas and San Diego. She feels it is a blessing to serve mothers in crisis and share with them the truth of life in the womb and in Christ.

Juana Jackson
Position: Front Office Coordinator
 

Juana began at Alternatives as a volunteer in October of 2013 and then joined the staff in April 2014. She has a B.F.A. Degree in Interior Architecture and a Ministry Certification from Escondido Bible College. Juana is passionate about encouraging others and sharing the love and compassion of Jesus Christ with those who are hurting, oppressed and in crisis, especially women. She longs to see lives restored and made whole in mind, body and spirit.

Kimberly Parker, RN
Position: Mobile Clinic Charge Nurse
 

Kimberly joined the staff in June of 2015. She has an Associates Degree in Nursing. As an RN Kim worked in labor and delivery, nursery, and postpartum care. Kim has always had a passion for Women’s Health. At a young age she was introduced to AMC, and it has been on her heart to be a part of this ministry for a long time. Kim looks forward to using her experience to serve the surrounding community on the Mobile Clinic.

Joy Maxhelaku, RN
Position: Registered Nurse
 

Joy started working at Alternatives in February of 2017. She had previously worked at Ramona Pregnancy Clinic as Nurse Sonographer, and then as the Nurse Manager. She received her nursing degree in 2014 at Grossmont College of Nursing, and then in 2016 received her BSN from Grand Canyon University. Joy has always had a passion for working with pregnant women, and working at Alternatives fulfills a long held dream to serve women in crisis.

Les Koehn
Position: Mobile Driver
 

Les started working at Alternatives in November of 2017. His previous experience includes: School Bus Driver, Transporation Officer and Warehouse Delivery and Truck Driver. His desire was to work with a service minded organization. Les has always had a passion for the unborn and is happy to be a part of the AMC team.

Josue Leon, MD
Position: Medical Director
 
Abortion procedure/direct referral not provided.
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