Public Health Department (PHD)


Carpinteria Health Care Center Staff

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Judy Stebbens, Health Care Administrator 

Judy is the Health Care 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 4 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


 Angie Acosta, PA-C



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Peggy Dodds, M.D. - Pediatrics

Dr. Dodds completed medical school at the University of Colorado and then did her residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.  She is certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics.  She worked in a private practice in Salt Lake City for 14 years.  She also worked as a clinical professor at the University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics.  In 2005, she joined the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department where she has worked at Lompoc, Santa Maria and Carpinteria Health Care Centers.  She has also worked at the Santa Barbara County Juvenile Hall.

Dr. Dodds has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a MFT license.  She has a special interest in parent education and behavior issues.  She enjoys serving the community at the Public Health Departments Health Care Centers.  In her free time she loves to hike, bike, garden and cook.

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Nancy Nudell, M.D. - Pediatrics

Dr. Nudell graduated from UCLA School of Medicine and then did her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the Harbor-U.C.L.A. Medical Center.  After finishing her training she moved to Santa Barbara, California where she was in private practice at the Children's Medical Clinic of Santa Barbara.  Afterwards, she joined the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and has been practicing pediatrics in its various clinical branches for over twenty years.

She is married to a physician and has three children, two of whom are presently in medical school.


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. 

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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 Alicia Jacobson, NP- Women's Health

Alicia was raised in Carpinteria and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from CSU Sacramento (1983). She worked for several years as an RN at Alta Bates in Berkeley, Cottage Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. She assisted in many deliveries as a labor and delivery nurse while at St. Francis Medical Center for 14 years.

She went on to receive her Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner certificate from Harbor UCLA (1994) and a Masters of Science in Nursing from CSU Long Beach (1996). Prior to joining the PHD she worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Los Angeles for The Family Planning clinics. Locally, she has worked at the office of Ralph Quijano MD and at Westmont College Student Health Center.

Alicia joined PHD Santa Barbara Health Care Center in 2009.  She is a strong patient advocate for the underserved in the Santa Barbara Community specializing in culturally sensitive care in the areas of: Women’s Health; STD, gynecological, family planning, and comprehensive care for obstetrics. 

She is a voted member of School Site Counsel (SSC) at her son’s elementary school. She has also served on the school district’s DAC.

Her interests include spending time with her family and friends in the outdoors setting, such as camping, fishing and gardening. Alicia enjoys relaxing at the beach. 

CHCC Staff  

Carpinteria Health Care Center  -  931 Walnut Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Office (805) 560-1050