Public Health Department (PHD)

Franklin Health Care Center Staff

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Judy Stebbens, Health Care Administrator

Judy is the Health Center Administrator for the Franklin and Carpinteria Health Care Centers and provides management support for the Franklin Heath Care Centers at Casa Esperanza and Rescue Mission.

With over 25 years of medical management experience in primary care settings, working for the County of Santa Barbara for the previous 3 years has provided a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to work with the most underserved in the community.

She states: “Our focus is on customer satisfaction and providing the highest quality medical care to the patients we serve”

 In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, home renovation projects and spending time with her husband, their children and extended family and friends.


Adult Providers


Duane DeAmicis, NP - Primary Care

Duane came to the FHCC in 2010 from Sacramento.  He has been a Nurse Practitioner for more than 25 years having trained at U.C. San Francisco and U.C. Davis.  He has worked in Critical Care, Emergency, Occupational Health and Family Practice.  Before joining the PHD, he was faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine for more than 10 years training Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.  Currently he provides primary care at FHCC as well as our satellite clinics in the local homeless shelters.  Integrating physical and mental health is especially important to him. Outside of work, he enjoys all that Santa Barbara has to offer.

Douglas Duncan, M.D. - Primary Care

Dr. Douglas Duncan: Graduated Texas A&M Summa Cum Laude 1976 (Psychology) Graduated U.Texas Medical School 1980. UC Irvine Residency Family Med Completed 1983. Attended and graduated from UC Irvine Residency Occupational Med completed 1984.


UCLA Master Public Health 1986. USAF Fellowship Aerospace Med completed 1987. USAF Flight Surgeon 1987-2013 (deployed Baghdad 2010). Flight Surgeon United Airlines 1985-1989, and again in 2001. Flight Surgeon Northrop B2 Bomber project 1989-1992.


Urgent Care Physician 1984-2000. Westside Neighborhood Clinic Physician 2002-2008. CA Dept Corrections and Rehabilitation Physician 2009-2016.
I have been happily employed by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department since April, 2016 where I enjoy serving the local community. I give gratitude for all that I have and pray for good outcomes for our patients daily.


I am married with 2 lovely daughters and a wonderful granddaughter who is the apple of my eye!



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Rea Goumas, M.D. - Pediatrics

Dr. Goumas attended elementary through high school in Santa Barbara.  She received her B.A. in Biological Studies in 1980 from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received numerous awards for her scholastic achievements.  She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.  She interned at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatrics and University of California San Francisco Department of Pediatrics.

She is diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the California Medical Association.  She has served as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Sansum.

After practicing in the Bay area for 3 years, Dr. Goumas returned to her roots in Santa Barbara as a Pediatrician for Sansum where she practiced for 18 years.  She joined the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department in June of 2008 as the medical director for the Children's Medical Services Program and part-time Pediatrician at the Franklin Health Care Center.

She believes working with CMS (California Children Services and California Child Health Development Programs) help provide care to a large number of the most needy of pediatric patients.  Dr. Goumas believes "It is easier to build a child than to repair an adult."  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, folk dancing, art and spending time with her girls.


Kristen Hughes, M.D.- Pediatrics

Dr. Hughes graduated summa cum laude with her BS in Biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara in 2004. She graduated medical school from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, followed by pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. She served as faculty at Loma Linda University initially afterwards, before moving back to Santa Barbara. Dr. Hughes then practiced at Cottage Children's Medical Center for 4 years as a pediatric hospitalist. She joined the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department in February 2016, where she now serves as a part-time Pediatrician for Franklin and Carpinteria Health Care Centers.


In her spare time she enjoys various outdoor activities including hiking, soccer, and paddle boarding. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family including her son and daughter. 



Rhonda Gordon, M.D.- Pediatrics

Dr. Gordon was born and raised in Hawaii, and graduated from Harvard College in 1992 with a degree in Environmental Geoscience.  She then attended UCLA School of Medicine, graduating in 1996 and continued at UCLA Children’s Hospital for her Pediatric residency training.

Before joining Santa Barbara County Public Health in July 2015, she had been a pediatrician in private practice for 16 years in Thousand Oaks.  She enjoys nurturing relationships with her patients and their families, and hopes to provide them with excellent and compassionate care each day.  She is very happy to have joined Public Health and enjoys being part of the community here.

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, running, hiking and going to the beach with her husband and their two boys.

Women's Health Providers

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Lawrence Bines, M.D. - O.B.G.Y.N

Dr. Lawrence Bines completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He graduated medical school from the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He completed his residency in Houston, Texas at St. Joseph Hospital; a University of Texas affiliated hospital where he received his Obstetrics and Gynecology license.  

Dr. Bines came to work for the Public Health Department in September, 1991.  He splits his time between Carpinteria Health Care Center, Franklin Health Care Center, Lompoc Health Care Center and Santa Barbara Health Care Center.  He thoroughly enjoys practicing general and OB/GYN medicine.

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Blanca Viramontes, NP

Blanca Viramontes-Bordas received her AA in nursing at Cerritos College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cal State, Dominguez Hills.  Blanca received her Nurse Practitioner license in Women’s Health from Harbor University of California, Los Angeles. She is a board certified Nurse Practitioner, is certified in Public Health Nursing and is a Registered Nurse.  Blanca is a member of NCC and Nurse Practitioner Women’s Health. 

 Blanca has worked at Planned Parenthood in Upland and Santa Barbara.  She has been working as a part-time provider in Women’s Health at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department since 1994 as well as in private practice. 

 She enjoys assisting those who are in great need and are unable to obtain services at other institutions.  Blanca states, “I enjoy listening to my patient’s health concerns and working with my patients to resolve some of their issues”.

 Blanca enjoys walking, reading, skiing and spending time with her family when she is not meeting the needs of her patients. 

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 Franklin Health Care Center  –  1136 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Office (805) 568-2099