CEI Eastmont PACE Center
Eastmont PACE Center
CEI’s Eastmont PACE Center, located on the upper level of the Eastmont Mall complex in East Oakland, opened in Summer 2001. The PACE serves Alameda County residents of Hayward, East Oakland, San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and neighboring communities.
Deborah Schwark, RD, Interim Center Director
Deborah Schwark has been with CEI since April 2008 after relocating to California from Wisconsin. She started as a contracted Registered Dietitian at Josie Barrow Center and Eastmont Center, both located in Eastmont Town Center. In late 2014, Deb joined the CEI team as an employee. She worked as the dietitian for both centers until late 2016, when she was promoted to Associate Center Director. Deb is currently working as interim center director for the Eastmont Center.
Dr. Kerri Masutto, Primary Care Physician
Kerri Masutto, MD, leads the inter-disciplinary team and provides primary medical care for participants at CEI’s Eastmont Center. During her Internal Medicine residency training she took a special interest in geriatrics, palliative care, hospice medicine, and diabetes weight management in seniors. Dr. Masutto has worked as a Primary Care Physician and is experienced and interested in the comprehensive care of elderly individuals in outpatient and interdisciplinary settings. She performed extensive in-home evaluations of elderly Medicare patients with complex medical problems. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and her B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kathi Ruel, Primary Care Provider
Kathi Ruel provides primary medical care at Eastmont Center. Before joining CEI in 2006, Kathi worked at Highland Hospital for 24 years, 13 years in Recovery Room and 11 years as manager of Employee Health. She was also a house supervisor at John George Psychiatric Pavilion and Fairmont Hospital. At CEI, she has served on the Policies and Procedures and Infection Control Committees, and helped introduce and implement the POLST form for advance care planning. She received her master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
Jennifer Low, Primary Care Provider
Jennifer Low is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner providing primary care at the Eastmont and San Pablo clinics since 2016. She earned her master’s degree in nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, and her bachelor of science degree in nursing at Columbia University. She spent three years working as a medical/surgical nurse at NYU Langone Medical Center and Mills-Peninsula Hospital. She belongs to the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
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