Dollarhide Health Center

About Us

Dollarhide Health Center provides primary care services for adults and children. The Center is named after Douglas F. Dollarhide, the City of Compton’s first elected African-American council member and mayor. The Center has provided health services to families in the community since 1983.

Dollarhide and other DHS outpatient facilities are transforming delivery of care through the creation of primary care medical homes, where patients see the same provider on every visit and where care is always coordinated. Patient-centered services are provided in a caring and safe environment.



Cynthia M. Oliver

Cynthia Oliver is responsible for the administrative direction, planning, organization, fiscal oversight and coordination of programs and services. Ms. Oliver received her degree in Health Services Administration and has more than 30 years of healthcare administration experience. She has served in various capacities at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, including Chief Operations Officer, Assistant Hospital Administrator, Accreditation and Compliance Officer, Limited English Proficiency Administrator and Productivity and Quality Coordinator.


Ellen Lerner Rothman, M.D.
Interim Medical Director

Ellen Rothman, M.D. joined the MLK MACC team as Chief of Continuity Care in September 2012. Dr. Rothman transitioned to the role of Interim Medical Director in June 2013. She offers a deep commitment to improving the health of the residents of South Los Angeles, where she has worked since 2007. Prior to her transition to MLK MACC, Dr. Rothman served as the Medical Director at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, a Community Partner clinic operating in South Los Angeles and Compton. Dr. Rothman completed her medical training at Harvard and her Pediatric Residency at the Boston Children’s Hospital. After completing her residency in 2001, she worked for the Indian Health Service where she spent six years in a very remote corner of the Navajo Reservation.


Lessie Barber, RN
Chief Nursing Officer

Lessie Barber has dedicated her career to the County of Los Angeles. She has served the Martin Luther King, Jr. facility. Ms. Barber is responsible for all areas of nursing services and provides direct support to the Central Sterile Unit, Urgent Care, the Referral Center and several clinics. Ms. Barber received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of California, Dominguez Hills. Prior to her role as the Assistant Nursing Director, Ms. Barber began as a Supervising Staff Nurse in Ambulatory Care and was promoted to Nurse Manager. She served in Nurse Staffing Operations, later as the Patient Flow Manager and excelled in Patient Flow/Bed Management, Nursing Informatics and Patient Classification Systems.