Anjali Taneja, MD MPH, Medical Director
I am a family physician with a passion for improving health care and integrating traditional, holistic, and western medicine for healing.
Prior to joining the Culinary Extra Clinic, I served as a physician and leader at an innovative clinic for low-income and uninsured patients in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I also served as a medical director of an addiction medicine clinic in the community and in the county jail. In addition, I had the privilege of working as an emergency room doctor in a rural hospital on the Navajo Indian reservation. I trained as a family physician at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was born and raised in New Jersey.
I am inspired and guided by the saying “Health is Dignity and Dignity is Resistance,” which I learned from community health workers and doctors in Chiapas, Mexico. With this in mind, I will work with our patients at Culinary Extra to transform their health so that they can heal and strengthen themselves and their communities.
Eva Snow, MD
I was born and raised in Uruapa, Mexico with a large and loving family. I was educated as a doctor in Mexico and practiced medicine there for 15 years before coming to the United States. Over the last 10 years I have enjoyed being a primary care doctor in Las Vegas and have taken care of many Culinary patients. I am passionate about helping people improve their health, am very excited about the opening of the Culinary Extra Clinic.
Scott Jacobson, MD
I was born in Halifax, Canada and grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts and Toronto, Canada. I have also lived on the island of St. Martin, in Michigan and most recently in Las Vegas for the past five years. I graduated from the American University of the Caribbean and did a surgery internship at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI. I completed my residency at the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Nevada School of Medicine here in Las Vegas. I love being part of this amazing team and in my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, hiking, and traveling with my wife and two boys.
I was born and raised in Southern California by a Cuban mother who taught me everything I know, including my Spanish. I have been a nurse for about six years and I have been privileged enough to work in various areas. I spent four years working in a trauma intensive care unit in San Antonio, TX and recently helped the Culinary Health Fund start their local case management programs. I have a big admiration and respect for the Culinary union participants for the adversity they go through in their line of work and am committed to helping them be engaged and empowered to independently manage their health care.
When I moved to Las Vegas with my 5 boys, a neighbor recommended the Culinary Union. As a single mother, the Union was a glimmer of hope. Through local 226 I was blessed to receive a higher wage, a better education, and health benefits for my boys and myself. I worked at the Sahara for 8 years. As a shop steward and organizer, I was able to help my coworkers and the community with holiday baskets and at job fairs. At the Culinary Extra Clinic I feel I’ve found the outlet I wanted to give back the help I have received here in Las Vegas. I will be able to give back by helping people change their lives. I’m very thankful to be a part of the Culinary Extra Clinic.
I am from Michigan and was raised by Nigerian-born parents. I attended the University of Michigan before moving to Las Vegas in 2006. For a few years I worked with companies in the beauty industry doing communications work. Several years ago I started doing yoga and am now a yoga instructor and a personal trainer. Doing yoga regularly has led me to make several radical changes in my life. Because many people have helped me make changes in my life, I am excited to help our patients at the Clinic be healthier.
Carolina Pavese, RN
I have been a registered nurse for the last eight years. I have had a passion for helping others since I was very young, and I knew that I wanted to have a job where I could help other people. I have worked in clinics, hospitals and most recently at the Culinary Health Fund. At the Culinary Health Fund, I helped develop a comprehensive Maternity Program designed to provide support and education to women and their families. I am fluent in Spanish, lived in Colombia and Guatemala, and spent much of my childhood traveling and learning about different cultures. I love to learn new things and am continuing to take classes to earn another nursing degree. In addition to working with patients as a Health Coach, I am the Manager of Operations for the Clinic.
I was born and raised in California. My parents moved to California from Michoacan Mexico in the early 70’s. I have been in the medical field for 10 years. I have three boys who always keep me on my toes! In the past year Ihave volunteered in many programs, including feeding the homeless, visiting the elderly and coaching twelve young cheerleaders. I believe I was born for a purpose: to help others. I love to have a rewarding career where I feel I am making a difference in someone’s life.
I was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, so Spanish is my first language. As a single mother, I raised my two boys to live each day as if it were their last, making the Golden Rule their everyday mantra: “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated, love unconditionally, and do something every day that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” Prior to my current position, I worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years, and I learned that I love helping others. I’m excited to bring my expertise to the Culinary Extra Clinic, where I can continue to fulfill God’s purpose for my life.
I was born and raised in Yuma, AZ to Mexican-born parents, and I am the second of five boys in my family. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where I was also on a baseball scholarship. Before moving to Las Vegas, I worked as a Coordinator for the GEAR UP program at Cibola High School in Yuma, Arizona. While at Cibola, I also enjoyed coaching football, baseball, and softball. During my time with GEAR UP, I worked with students to prepare them for college. Being fluent in Spanish allowed me to communicate and connect on a personal level with my students and their families – and I am excited to do the same with the patients at the Culinary Extra Clinic.
Hello! My name is Veronica Jaime. I was born in Orange County, CA and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have enjoyed living in Southern Nevada since 2004. I have a beautiful daughter and am fortunate to have my family close to me here in Las Vegas. My family is the core of my life, while love and friendship the engine of my soul. My professional past includes working for the Governor of the State of Nevada, and the Nevada court system, as well as several health-related positions. I enjoy traveling, music, and helping my daughter grow. I am honored to have been chosen to work with the Culinary Extra team to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle. It is a privilege to be here.
I am a 21-year old fluent spanish speaker. I was born in California and raised in Las Vegas from the age of three. My parents are both from Guatemala. I am a Nationally Registered EMT-Intermediate. I was class Valedictorian for my EMT- Basic course. After graduating I have helped to teach practical skills to new EMT-Basic students. I received my experience as an Explorer for the Clark Count Fire Department, and through student training at numerous community hospitals. I enjoy volunteering my free time to help others. I am highly passionate in the medical field and hope to make a difference at the Culinary Extra Clinic.
I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in California and Texas. I moved to Las Vegas in 2004 and feel so lucky to have the support of my family in the same city. I have been in health care for the past 9 years and wouldn’t have it any other way: The satisfaction of knowing that I made even the slightest difference in someone else’s life is my biggest reward. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful team and look forward to helping make a difference here at the Culinary Extra Clinic.
I am originally from Mexico and have lived in Las Vegas for 33 years. I received both my bachelors and masters degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I have enjoyed working in both public and private settings, and most recently with the Culinary Health Fund. I especially enjoy working with culinary participants because I appreciate their hard work and the role they have in our community.
I was born and raised in the “Biggest littlest city in the world”, Reno, NV. I have recently moved to Las Vegas with my amazing husband and our four furry 4-legged kids! One of my life mottos is to live life to the fullest and enjoy every piece of it and learn to live in the moment. Life is too short and we must take advantage of each day that we are blessed with. I love meeting new people and getting to know everyone’s story. We are not an ordinary healthcare clinic and everyone feels that as soon as they open our doors. I am very lucky and eager to help our patients and providers to the best of my ability.