Board of Directors

SNACK is a program of the Western Oregon Center for Pediatric Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (WOC).

Our board of directors includes community members and representatives from organizations and institutions around Yamhill County including Physicians’ Medical Center, Yamhill County Health and Human Services, and Linfield College.

William Koenig, DO, President
Janet Peterson, DrPH, Vice President
Giac Nguyen, MD, MPH, Treasurer
Camilo Zamora, Secretary
Jennifer Scott, RD, LD
Kevin Dao, MD, MPH
Stephanie Arciga, BS, QMHA

President: William Koenig, DO
Vice President: Janet Peterson, DrPH
Treasurer: Giac Nguyen, MD, MPH
Secretary: Camilo Zamora
Jennifer Scott, RD, LD
Kevin Dao, MD, MPH
Stephanie Arciga, BS, QMHA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President: Bill Koenig, DO

Board member since 2007
DO, Des Moines University

Bill Koenig is a co-founder of the SNACK Program. He is a board certified pediatrician at Physicians’ Medical Center in McMinnville. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Oregon Medical Association.
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Vice President: Janet Peterson, DrPH

Board member since 2007
DrPH in Preventative Care, Loma Linda University
MS in Exercise Physiology, California State University, Northridge
BS in Biology / Premed, University of Southern California

Janet Peterson is the co-founder of the SNACK program. Janet is active in her involvement in SNACK, and can often be found exercising or cooking alongside the kids and student interns in the program. She loves helping with the cooking classes and guiding outdoor physical activity.

Janet is in the process of completing her registered dietitian qualifications. When she is not helping out with the SNACK program, Janet is an associate professor of health and human performance at Linfield College, an avid outdoors woman, a writer and a self-proclaimed chef.
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Treasurer: Giac Nguyen, MD, MPH

Board member since 2013
BS in Engineering, UC Davis
MPH in International Health and Social & Behavioural Science, Boston University School of Public Health
MD, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Giac Nguyen’s background breaches East and West culturally, religiously, and educationally. He was born in Sai Gon, Viet Nam, and grew up with 4 brothers and 3 sisters. His family escaped by boat in May of 1975 after South Viet Nam fell to the communist North. Ultimately sponsored from a Thailand refugee camp by the United Methodist church in Eureka, CA, his family settled there in the fall of 1975.

Giac has been a member of the Physicians’ Medical Center family since 2012, and was able to help Western Oregon Center of Pediatric Therapeutic Lifestyle Change acquire non-profit status in 2014. He aspires to practicing medicine and public health full-time for under-developed, underserved and/or marginalized communities in the US or abroad.
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Secretary: Camilo Zamora

Board member since 2017

Camilo studied medicine in Colombia and is currently pursuing a physician assistant degree. He completed a 2-year internship with Operation Smile in Colombia, providing genetic counseling to children and families and conducting research in remote regions of the country. Camilo also brings expertise to the board as a medical/legal interpreter and translator.

Camilo is passionate about behavioral medicine and helping children overcome issues related to body image and self-esteem. In his free time, Camilo enjoys being outdoors with his wife, Joanna, and his two dogs, Baru and Goji.
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Board Member: Jennifer Scott, RD, LD

Board member since 2016
MS in Nutrition Education, Georgia State University.

Jennifer has worked as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for more than 20 years, including in public health, clinical dietetics, and for the most recent 20 years, at Physicians’ Medical Center, providing medical nutrition therapy and diabetes education to residents of Yamhill County, Oregon and Linfield College.

Jennifer enjoys helping people gain knowledge and confidence to use that knowledge to improve their health, meet their goals, and feel terrific! Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening (and especially cooking from the garden), hiking, volunteering, and even jogging a little!
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Board Member: Kevin Dao, MD, MPH

Board Member since 2016
MD, St. George’s School of Medicine, West Indies
MPH, Tulane University

Kevin’s professional interests are community based healthcare and mental health.
He enjoys spending his free time hiking and exploring nature.
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Board Member: Stephanie Arciga, BS, QMHA

Board Member since 2017
BS in Health Education, Linfield College

Stephanie Arciga was born and raised in McMinnville, OR. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at Linfield College, she was a SNACK Program Intern. She is currently working with Yamhill County Health and Human Services as a Qualified Mental Health Associate and Behavior Consultant.

Stephanie is passionate about working with the Latino Community. She is professionally driven and dedicated to reaching out to targeted communities and being a resource for people of all backgrounds. In her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors, listening to music, coloring, reading, and exercising.
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