Faculty and Administration

Designated Institutional Official

Raul Ayala

Raul Ayala, MD, MHCM
Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Ayala serves as Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program. He is the Market Medical Officer for Adventist Health in the Central Valley and sits on the networks’ governing boards.

Medical school: New York Medical College

Residency: University of California, San Francisco – Fresno

Interim Program Director

Jerry Neria

Jerry Neria, MD
Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Neria oversees the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program. He is chair of the PEC and a member of the CCC.

Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies

Residency: Hanford Family Medicine Residency Program (rural track), Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Personal background: Married with two children. Enjoys weightlifting, traveling, movies, gaming and reading Christian books on spiritual growth and leadership such as those authored by Dr. Myles Munroe.

Why I enjoy the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program: First and foremost, I believe in servant leadership. What better way to serve patients than to pour myself into our resident physicians, as they care for our community? I would say that seeing the residents grow and develop into their own is the most rewarding experience. I feel that I am growing with them. Family medicine affords us the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of patient care, from their spiritual and mental health to their social and family support. I believe in educating patients, which also empowers them. The ability to prevent disease with diet and lifestyle management is something that I am very passion about and strongly encourage.

Associate Program Director

Randy Beddoe

Randy Beddoe, MD
Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Beddoe assists in providing oversight of the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program.

Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Residency: Adventist Health Glendale Family Practice Residency

Personal background: Single with two children. Enjoys, photography, woodworking, hiking, camping and fishing

Why I enjoy the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program: Resident enthusiasm, eagerness to learn. Exposure to international environments and customs. Watching / Being part of development of lifelong relationships of exceptional people.

Program Coordinator

Alisa Vance

Alisa Vance
Certified ACGME Coordinator and a member of the AFMA, Alisa supports the GME, Core Faculty and residents.

Personal background: Married with three children. Enjoys crafting, reading, gardening and relishing in God’s love and blessings each, and every day.

Why I enjoy the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program: The comradery, and sense of family. It is an honor to be a part of a Team whose sole purpose is to support and develop Residents so that they may realize their dream of becoming a doctor. I am awed and inspired by what we accomplish together.

Core Faculty

Jacqueline De Castrp

Jacqueline G. De Castro, MD
Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. De Castro is a graduate of the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program. As a member of the Core Faculty, she provides support for the family medicine experience.

Medical school: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Residency: Hanford Family Medicine Residency Program (rural track), Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Personal background: Married with two children. Enjoys shopping and cross-stitching.

Why I enjoy the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program: It’s great to be a part of the physician learning process. The residents are very sharp, as I am challenged to always bring my best to every encounter. Working with the residency program also gives me another opportunity to give back on an academic and professional basis.

Candice Golez

Candice D. Golez, MD
Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Golez practices general and pediatric medicine. As a former graduate of the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program, she now forms part of its Core Faculty.

Medical school: University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines

Residency: Hanford Family Medicine Residency Program (rural track), Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Personal background: Married with six children. Enjoys watching movies, making music and traveling with family.

Why I enjoy the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program: Family medicine is the perfect representation of why I went into medicine. As family medicine physicians, we are instruments of healing. We are advocates. We are social movers. We are teachers. We are evangelizers. Being in an environment where we can impart these to the future generation of family physicians is most fulfilling. There also is mutual learning that takes place, which makes this vocation all the more enriching.

John Kotler

John M. Kotler, PhD
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Kotler is part of the Core Faculty for the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program. He teaches behavioral health with an emphasis on a holistic approach to patient-centered care.

Medical school: CA School of Professional Psychology - Fresno

Residency: UCSF Medical Education Program – Fresno (Predoctoral Clinical and Research Intership)

Personal background: Single, with two children. Enjoys hiking, skiing, music, playing the guitar, traveling and charitable service.

Why I enjoy the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program: The Community focus, as well as the great students and faculty. The relatively small number of students for the development of close personal and professional relationships. It is truly a “family” residency program.

Michael Lloyd

Michael Lloyd, MD
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Lloyd is a member of the Core Faculty for the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program. With his fellowship training into obstetrics, he supports residents with women’s health education.

Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Residency: North Colorado Family Medicine, Greeley, CO

Personal background: Married with two children. Enjoys spending time with family, traveling, mission trips, church, outdoor activities and following basketball and other team sports.

Why I enjoy the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program: The ability to develop relationships with families over a long period of time is the most rewarding. It is the breadth of family medicine and variety of patients that always keep things interesting! It is an honor to be able to help facilitate learning and see residents gain the experience they need to become excellent physicians.

Humberto Villalvazo

Humberto J. Villalvazo, MD

A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Villalvazo supports the Hanford Family Medicine Residency as a member of the Core Faculty. He provides procedure and colonoscopy training to residents.

Medical school: Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

Residency: Bella Vista Hospital, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Personal background: Married with two children. Enjoys traveling and working on his off-roading Jeep.

Why I enjoy the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program: I love meeting residents when they arrive and guiding them through all the teachings until graduation. Medicine is one of the top professions in the pyramid of society and I always aim to help residents aspire to the infinite and beyond.