Current Members: 510-433-1150
Become a Member: 844-319-1150
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 188
Oakland, CA 94605
(Located inside the Eastmont Town Center Mall, Lower Level)
Serving our respected elders in East Oakland, Fruitvale, Dimond, San Antonio, Laurel, Eastmont Hills, Castro Valley
Conveniently located, East Oakland Center offers more than just high-quality medical care.
PACE East Oakland is dedicated to founding CEI board member and beloved East Bay community activist, Josie Barrow. She spent her life advocating for seniors and helped bring PACE services to the East Bay.
Our East Oakland PACE center has a medical clinic, a vibrant social center and a gym. Elders who are enrolled in our full-service healthcare plan often visit this center to eat a tasty lunch with friends, enjoy performances or activities, speak with their social workers or see their nurse, doctor or physical therapist.
Unique at this location is a full service dental clinic and a quiet room.
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People You'll Meet at the PACE East Oakland Center
Joél Olivier, MSW
“I treasure the richness and uniqueness of each participant under my care. As Center Director, I can have a direct impact on positive outcomes for our seniors.”
I joined Center for Elders’ Independence as a social worker in spring 2012 and continue to treasure the richness and uniqueness of each participant under my care. I was thrilled to be promoted to Center Director in 2020 as I can have a more direct impact on the positive outcomes for our seniors.
The PACE healthcare model inspires me to do the best I can to contribute to the bettering our seniors’ lives. I serve as a bridge between the seniors and the social service system. The uniqueness of the PACE model inspires me as it covers every single aspect of their day-to-day life.
Born in Cuba, I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Havana University. I moved to California in the beginning of the 1990s and immediately I found myself working in a variety of settings as an advocate and services manager for homeless youth and families. Inspired by the people I worked with, I decided to earn a Master’s in Social Work at California State University East Bay. After graduation, I worked with HIV positive, homeless youth in San Francisco and eventually moved to working directly with seniors at On Lok for five years as a social worker. While at On Lok, I fell in love with seniors while guiding them in group therapy sessions on spiritually, life purpose and meaning.
When I’m not working at the Center, I take pleasure in spending time at home with family and friends cooking Cuban specialties. I currently live in Berkeley and have my beloved Cuba, in my heart.
EAST OAKLAND CENTER
Eileen Kim, MD
“I respect our elders and see being a part of the PACE team as a way to help them stay healthy, mentally and physically.”
I respect our elders and see being a part of the PACE team as a way to help them stay healthy, mentally and physically. I like to encourage participants to care about all aspects of their life. Elders are still people that need treatment but might need more help getting it. I’m drawn to PACE because of the integrated teams and all around care beyond medication.
I started my physician journey at UC Berkeley in the pre-med program and then earning my medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. I spent my early years as a physician in Merced, CA. I then joined the South of Market Health Center in San Francisco as a family physician, then promoted to Site Medical Director. I was inspired to work with seniors and joined Center for Elders’ Independence.
I speak English, basic Korean, and am learning medical Spanish.
Outside of the clinic, I find yoga, traveling, cooking and enjoying the arts to be passions of mine. I like to focus on my family and friends and extend that out to the community. I try to remember every day to love life and to love those around me.
MSN, FNP-BC, East Oakland Center
Christina M. Pingol
“I have a deep respect for elders because of the wisdom and life experience they possess. I am in constant awe of their resilience and light they bring to those around them.”
I have a deep respect for elders because of the wisdom and life experience that they possess. I am constantly in awe of their resilience and light that they bring to those around them. I bring that respect and love to my work at Center for Elders’ Independence since joining in 2017. The comprehensive model of PACE addresses access to food, transportation, and psychosocial stressors that traditional primary care does not. I’m proud to be a part of that and excited that I can spend more time to focus on quality care with each senior.
After earning my Bachelor of Science in Human Development at UC Davis, I continued my education at San Francisco State University to obtain both my Master of Science in Nursing and Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate. I am certified as a Medicare provider and Board Certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), in addition to seven other certifications and licenses.
When I am not working at CEI, I volunteer at Berkeley Free Clinic’s Saturday service for sexual/ reproductive health for women, transgender, gender nonconforming and genderqueer clients. I also volunteer with the Coalition of Concerned Medical Professionals, an all-volunteer organization connecting low-income workers to comprehensive medical care.
I love singing and dancing, and have performed in bands and dance groups around the Bay Area. I also enjoy travel, hiking, days at the beach, and spending time with family.
NP, EAST OAKLAND CENTER
“As a provider, I see a patient thrive as all the pieces of a healthcare plan come together and work wonders.
It’s now more important than ever to understand our collective history from all kinds of perspectives so we don’t make the same mistakes. I learn so much as I hear the stories our participants share with me. Being able to access medical care, mental health resources, physical therapy, dentistry and other specialties all in one place allows seniors a chance to relax and heal. As a provider, I see a patient thrive as all the pieces of a healthcare plan come together and work wonders.
After spending six years as a journalist for the Chicago Tribune, I shifted careers by attending nursing school at Truman College in Chicago earning an ADN degree in 2011. After three years as a registered nurse, I transferred to San Francisco location within the Kindred Healthcare Centers in 2013. I joined Center for Elders’ Independence also as a registered nurse in 2015 and that’s when I fell in love with seniors. I decided to earn a Masters of Science in Nursing from Holy Names University in Oakland and become a nurse practitioner. I am very excited to return to CEI to continue my mission of making a positive difference in lives.
I speak English and limited Spanish.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my fabulous husband and our growing collection of cats, dogs and turtles. We like to hike the beautiful, lush green trails in the Bay Area along with yoga and travel.
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