Meet PCDC’s California Staff

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Today PCDC announced our growing California team based in the new Los Angeles office. Experts in finance, housing, community development, HIV prevention, performance improvement, and business development, all play key roles in helping expand primary care access to underserved communities.

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David Desai-Ramirez, Senior Director/Western Region Market Leader

David Desai-Ramirez is responsible for managing PCDC’s Los Angeles office and expanding the organization’s capital business in Los Angeles County, California, and the West Coast at large.

Before joining PCDC in early 2020, David served as regional Executive Director of IFF, a Midwest-based community development financial institution (CDFI), where he led capital deployment, real estate advisory, research, and programmatic initiatives.

Earlier, David was the Senior Manager of Finance at The Desco Group, a private commercial real estate developer. He was responsible for valuation, risk management, treasury, and capitalization of a roughly $650 million commercial real estate portfolio.

David received an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management Fellow. He received his bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from Rice University.

Prior to graduate school, he taught eighth-grade math in Houston Independent School District for three years.

David serves on the New Markets Tax Credit Community Advisory Council of U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation.


Michaele Evans, Loan Officer

Michaele Evans underwrites loans and New Markets Tax Credit transactions as a member of PCDC’s Capital Investment team. She works closely with health care providers and practices to analyze their operational and financial performance, helping ensure sustainable investments.

Before joining PCDC in 2014, Michaele was an Investment Banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank, where she originated and executed equity and debt transactions for the health care investment banking group.

Earlier, she worked with several nonprofit organizations in New York City and Atlanta, including the East River Development Alliance and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

Michaele received her bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Management and Organization from Spelman College.


Brandon A. Harrison, Senior Project Manager

Brandon A. Harrison provides training and technical assistance to support delivery of HIV prevention services within primary care, as part of the CDC-funded High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care team at PCDC.

Brandon has served in multiple leadership positions implementing HIV prevention and sexual health programs, focusing on communities most impacted by health disparities. He recently created and supervised one of the nation’s largest Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) programs based in New York City.

Throughout his career he has been committed to raising awareness of stigma, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ issues, violence, sex work, and other issues that affect vulnerable communities.

Brandon received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans.

[Read a Q&A with Brandon.]


Oscar Marquez, Senior Project Manager

Oscar Marquez provides training and technical assistance to support delivery of HIV prevention services within primary care, as part of the CDC-funded High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care team at PCDC. He leads the development of capacity building resources such as training curricula and webinars.

Oscar has been a leader in the HIV prevention field since 2002. Before joining PCDC in 2017, he worked at Altamed Health Services, a Los Angeles-based health care organization, overseeing prevention case management, HIV testing and counseling, group- and individual-level interventions, recruitment, and other prevention services.

Earlier, he worked at Shared Action, a capacity building assistance program of APLA Health, where he led the development, implementation, and quality assurance of distance-learning technologies such as online trainings.

Oscar received his bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Walden University and a master’s degree in Education/Instructional Design from Western Governors University.

Read more about career opportunities at PCDC.