Author Archives: Ari Eisen

Nelson Fundi

Nelson Fundi is a Medical Doctor specializing in provision of Primary Care. Currently he is finalizing his residency in Family Medicine at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a passion for POCUS having received training as part of the residency, attended workshops led by leading faculty from Contra Costa and completed an…

Kara Toles

Kara Toles, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) at The University of California, Davis School of Medicine and Director of Equity and Inclusion in the Department of EM. She is passionate about emergency medicine, POCUS, clinical education, and health equity. She honed her ultrasound skills in residency just across the bay…

Jason Yost

Dr. Jason Yost currently splits his time between the new family medicine residency program in Eureka and a small community ER in Arcata without specialty coverage. Point of care ultrasound is an integral component of Dr. Yost’s daily practice and he uses it in approximately 20-30% of his outpatient encounters (same for ED). In the…

Jason Reinking

Dr. Jason Reinking is the medical director for the TRUST clinic in Oakland, CA, a center for health care for the homeless brick and mortar clinic and street medicine programs. He graduated medical school at Loyola Chicago and encountered POCUS at Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency, honing its skills in its emergency room followed by…

Ne (Melissa) Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson earned her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed residency at the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program in Martinez, CA as one of the chief residents. Subsequently Dr. Ferguson completed a Faculty Development Fellowship through the University of California at San Francisco and is currently one of…

Ari Eisen

Ari Eisen is the Communications Manager for GUSI. She has over five years of experience managing communications for several nonprofits in the Bay Area. Most recently, she served as the Program Director at Urban Adamah, an environmental education center in Berkeley. In addition to designing and producing programs at the intersection of environmental sustainability and…

Elizabeth Sayre

Elizabeth Sayre is the GUSI Operations Manager.  Her professional background includes non-profit administration, music performance, university teaching, advocacy for traditional artists, grant writing, arts philanthropy, interpretation/translation (Spanish and French), and organizing educational travel to Cuba for health professionals for the health cooperation non-profit MEDICC. She has researched and played Afro-Cuban music since 1992, and has…