Presenting check to Axis Community Health
We are proud to donate $26,300 to support the new Axis Community Health Dental Clinic in Livermore! Thanks to Supervisor David Haubert for trusting us with ARPA funds to bring health equity to our community.
Pictured are Sherri Simoni, Club President-Elect, Dr. Patrice Lane, Axis Chief Dental Officer, Gillian Flagg, Grants Manager, Liz Perez-Howe, Axis CEO, Mary Grace Gomilla, Axis Director of Communications & Community Engagement, and Club President Kevin McCallum.
Focusing on Rotary’s mission to serve the community, Kevin McCallum, President of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley, and Sherri Simoni, President-Elect, presented Axis Community Health with a $26,300 check to support the new Livermore clinic. CEO of Axis, Liz Perez-Howe, along with Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Patrice Lane, received the check in person at the Tuesday morning club meeting, held at Las Positas College in Livermore on June 13.
“Axis is honored to receive this generous donation from the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley! This contribution will play a pivotal role in propelling Axis's expansion of our comprehensive dental, medical, and behavioral health services, leading to a healthier and more resilient Tri-Valley. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Rotary Club for their unwavering dedication and commitment to effecting positive change within our community,” said Perez-Howe.
10 Bay Area Rotary clubs were awarded $25,000 each by Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert, as part of his commitment to help local communities recover from the effects of Covid. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided funds to support those most impacted by the economic downturn related to the pandemic. Haubert directed the Rotary clubs to use these funds to support those who are homeless, or youth, or part of an underserved community.
“The Livermore Valley Rotary Club determined that Axis Community Health serves those most in need in our community and truly fulfills the intent of ARPA,” said McCallum. “We are grateful to Supervisor Haubert for giving us this opportunity to support this long term investment in our community’s health that will provide needed dental services to underserved children and adults.”
The Livermore Valley Rotary Club Board added the additional funds to Haubert’s grant so that the donation could fund the start-up supplies of 3 of the dental offices planned for the new Livermore clinic. Axis currently serves community members throughout the Tri-Valley and is in the process of developing a second clinic in Livermore. 
Also representing Axis Community Health at the Rotary meeting were Gillian Flagg, Grants and Contracts Manager, and Mary Grace Gomilla, Director of Communications and Community Engagement. Gomilla said, “Axis is committed to delivering high-quality, affordable, and compassionate care for all members of the community. The opening of Axis’s second clinic site in Livermore marks a substantial stride towards realizing this vision and enhancing the health and well-being of the Tri-Valley community. With this expansion, we will be able to serve an additional 5,600 patients each year.”
The Rotary Club of Livermore Valley invites interested community members to make a donation to support Axis’s mission. Please visit, and make a lasting impact to foster greater health equity in the Tri-Valley.