Health Care Team

Working Together to Help You

Caring, concerned and experienced staff members work at the Center for Family Health’s eight locations in Jackson and Hillsdale counties. They serve the primary medical and dental needs of patients of all ages. Patients at any facility can access services at the Downtown Facility. Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance are accepted at all locations; no one is turned away because of inability to pay. A sliding discount also is available.

Muhammad Abdullah

Muhammad Abdullah , MD
Internal Medicine Specialist for Adults

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: M.B., B.S. from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan; Residency, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Joined Center: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Prior Work: Worked in cancer hospital in Pakistan; worked in sleep medicine at University of Virginia, Charlottesville; also worked as hospitalist, in different hospitals in Maryland and Michigan

Accreditations: Board certified in Internal Medicine.

Raul Andino

Raul Andino , MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic; Residency, Regional State Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Joined Center: 2017

Specialties: OB/GYN

Prior Work: OB/GYN Office, Flint, Michigan

Languages: English and Spanish

Accreditations: Board-certified in OB/GYN

Geoffrey Baker, DO

Geoffrey Baker , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.A. in sports medicine from Pepperdine University; D.O. from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Joined Center: 2016

Professional Affiliations: American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians

Jerry B. Booth

Jerry B. Booth , DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Michigan Dental School; Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Michigan Hospital System; Master's, Horace Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Joined Center: 2010

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Jackson District Dental Society, American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Prior Work: Private practice for 46 years; Contracted with Michigan Department of Corrections for 46 years

Accreditations: Board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Current: Honorary staff member, Henry Ford Allegiance Health System

Bobbi Brandt

Bobbi Brandt
Physician Assistant

Location: , Jackson High

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Michigan State University; Master’s degree in Medicine, Western Michigan University.

Joined Center: 2014

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants

Prior Work: Allegiance Health, Center for Family Health

Accreditations: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown
Pharmacist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Doctorate in Pharmacy, University of Michigan

Joined Center: 2011

Professional Affiliations: Member, Jackson County Pharmacists Association

Prior Work: 22 years as a pharmacist

Other: University of Michigan Preceptor

Dr. Tywanda Crawford-Johnson

Tywanda Crawford-Johnson , MD
Family Physician

Location: , LifeWays

Education: Bachelor’s, Tuskegee University; Medical degree, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Residency, Crittenton Hospital and Medical Center in Rochester Hills; Chief resident, Crittenton Hospital and Medical Center in Rochester Hills.

Joined Center: 2012

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Michigan State Medical Society, and Michigan Academy of Family Physicians

Prior Work: Volunteer, World Health Student Organization (WHSO) at Wayne State University School of Medicine Medical Missions

Accreditations: Board certified in Family Medicine

Steven Dalton, DO

Steven Dalton , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.A. in secondary education from the University of Nevada; M.P.H. in health policy and administration from Benedictine University; D.O. from Touro University

Joined Center: 2016

Professional Affiliations: American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, Jackson County Medical Society, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association

Languages: Spanish

Erin DePrekel, DO

Erin DePrekel , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.A. degrees in general studies science and photographic imaging from Andrews University; D.O. from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Joined Center: 2017

Professional Affiliations: American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Osteopathic Cranial Academy, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Nicole Ehinger

Nicole Ehinger
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Nursing, Michigan State University; Master’s in Nursing, Family Medicine Practitioner Program, Michigan State University.

Joined Center: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Prior Work: Registered nurse, Cancer Center, University of Michigan Health Centers

Accreditations: Accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Diana Ellis

Diana Ellis , DDS
Dental Director

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: B.S. Biology, University of Michigan; Dental Degree, University of Michigan

Joined Center: 2017

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Washtenaw District Dental Association, American Dental Education Association

Prior Work: Community Dental Center, Ann Arbor, MI; various public practices in Michigan

Recognition: Fellow of the University of Michigan Interprofessional Education Center

Elizabeth Findley-Knapp

Elizabeth Findley-Knapp
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Nursing, University of Michigan; Master’s in Community Health Nursing, University of Michigan.

Joined Center: 2005

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners

Accreditations: Accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Mohammad Ghali

Mohammad Ghali , MD , MPH
Pediatrician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Medical degree, Aleppo University in Aleppo, Syria; Residency, St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit; Master’s in Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine.

Joined Center: 1995

Professional Affiliations: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatricians and Michigan chapter of the American Academy of Pediatricians

Prior Work: Worked at TLC Pediatric Clinic until it merged with the Center; served as medical director for the Center and the Jackson County Health Department.

Accreditations: Board certified in Pediatrics

Dr. Charles Girard

Charles Girard , DDS
Dentist

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Michigan; Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, University of Michigan Dental School

Joined Center: 2015

Prior Work: 40-plus years in private practice in Jackson before retirement

Andrew Girgis, DO

Andrew Girgis , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.S. in psychology from Wayne State University; M.S. in basic medical sciences from Wayne State University; D.O. from Michigan State University

Joined Center: 2017

Professional Affiliations: American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Association for Family Physicians

Colleen Goetz

Colleen Goetz
Physician Assistant

Location: , Northeast

Education: Prerequisite to Physician Assistant Program, Owens Community College/University of Toledo in Ohio; Bachelor’s with Certificate of Completion in Physician Assistant Program, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

Joined Center: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Prior Work: Physician assistant, Meigs Family Physicians of Perrysburg, Ohio; Family Health Center of Woodville, Ohio; Rivercrest Ob/Gyn of Rossford, Ohio; University of Toledo Heart and Vascular Center; Toledo Cardiology Consultants Inc.; Radiologic technologist in cardiac catherization lab

Accreditations: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Dr Sandra Goldring

Sandra Goldring , MD
Family Medicine Physician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Medical degree, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Residency, UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

Joined Center: 2017

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association

Languages: Spanish and English

Accreditations: Board certified in Family Medicine

Recognition: Outstanding Family Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh, 2014; Dean’s Merit Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh, 2009-2014

E. Arody "Rudy" Gomez

Rudy Gomez , MD
Family Medicine Physician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: University of Montemorelos, School of Medicine, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico. Residency: Bellavista Hospital, Puerto Rico.

Joined Center: October 2016

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Family Practice, Michigan American Academy of Family Practice, Macomb Hispanic Coalition, Macomb Mental Health Task Force

Specialties: Board-certified in Family Medicine. Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine.

Prior Work: Henry Ford Health System from 2009 to 2016, most recent position at Henry Ford Macomb as a Senior Staff Physician and patient care quality director

Languages: English, Spanish

Accreditations: Board-certified in Family Medicine

Current: Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine.

Recognition: Good Samaritan Award from Macomb Immigrant Service Center (MISC), December 2016

Samira Haque

Samira Haque , DDS
Dentist

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor's of Science, the University of Michigan; Dental Degree, UM School of Dentistry

Joined Center: 2013

Prior Work: Dentist, The Family Health Center of Battle Creek

Dr. Elliot Hardy

Elliot Hardy , DDS
Dentist

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor’s, Amherst College; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Michigan School of Dentistry; Residency, Ohio State University

Joined Center: 2001

Prior Work: Practiced dentistry for 17 years

Deborah Harshbarger

Deborah Harshbarger
Part-time Pharmacist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in pharmacy from Ferris State University

Joined Center: 2013

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Jackson County Pharmacists Association

Prior Work: 40 years as a pharmacist

Eric Haynes, DO

Eric Haynes , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.S. in psychology from Michigan State University; D.O. from Michigan State University

Joined Center: 2016

Shawn Heiler

Shawn Heiler
Physician Assistant

Location: , Parkside

Education: Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine Athletic Training, Eastern Michigan University; Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, Wayne State University.

Joined Center: 2013

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Association of Physician Assistants, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (Paul Ambrose Scholar)

Prior Work: Positions included work in Express Care Clinic and Emergency Department

Accreditations: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Monica Hill

Monica Hill , MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Xavier University in Louisiana; Wayne State University Medical School; Residency, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit.

Joined Center: 2012

Professional Affiliations: Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Specialties: Adolescent care

Accreditations: Board certified in OB/GYN

Anthony Hunter

Anthony Hunter
Pharmacist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Pharmacy, Ferris State University

Joined Center: 2011

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Jackson County Pharmacists Association

Prior Work: 19 years as a pharmacist

Other: Ferris State University Preceptor

Dr. Rose Johnson

Rose Johnson , MD
Chief Medical Officer, Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Specialist for Adults

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: MBBS Bachelor’s of Medicine & Surgery, University of Kerala Medical College, Trivandrum, India; Medical degree, University of Kerala Medical College, Trivandrum, India; Residency, St. Barnabas Hospital in New Jersey.

Joined Center: 2002

Prior Work: Worked in primary medical care practice in India for six months

Accreditations: Board certified in Internal Medicine

Proni Joshi

Proni Joshi
Pharmacist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab

Joined Center: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Pharmacists Association

Prior Work: Pharmacist in St. Clair Shores

Everett Kalcec, DO

Everett Kalcec , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.Ed. in instrumental music education from Eastern Michigan University; Masters in music from Kent State University; D.O. from Michigan State University

Joined Center: 2017

Mirza Khan, DO

Mirza Khan , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago; D.O. from University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joined Center: 2016

Languages: Hindi, Urdu, and basic Spanish

Accreditations: American Osteopathic Association

Kelsey Kimble

Kelsey Kimble
Physician Assistant

Location: , Hillsdale

Education: Master of Science for Physician Assistant, Central Michigan University.

Joined Center: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

Prior Work: Worked as a PA in a pulmonology office for four years

Accreditations: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Dr Joanne Kingsley

Joanne Kingsley , MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in chemistry and biology, Spring Arbor University; Medical Degree, Wayne State University, Detroit; Residency, Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals Inc., Saginaw, MI. Board certified in OB/GYN

Joined Center: 2018

Specialties: OB/GYN

Prior Work: Short-term physician assignments in Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, Hawaii, New York, Maine, Kentucky, Arizona

Languages: Dutch

William R. Langenderfer

William R. Langenderfer , DDS
General Dentist

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor's, Bowling Green State University; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Detroit; Advanced General Dentistry Residency II, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Joined Center: 2012

Accreditations: Board certified with Federal Board of General Dentistry and the American Board of General Dentistry

Kirsten Luethy, DO

Kirsten Leuthy , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.S. in neurobiology and physiology from Purdue University; D.O. from Des Moines University

Joined Center: 2017

Professional Affiliations: American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Board of Family Physicians

Dr. Sarah Malinda

Sarah Malinda , DDS

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor’s, Douglass College of Rutgers University; Doctorate in Dental Sciences, Northwestern University Dental School

Joined Center: 2001

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Jackson District Dental Society

Prior Work: Private dental practices in Chicago, Il.; and Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Christie Massoudi

Christie Massoudi , DMD
Dentist

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor’s in neuroscience, University of Michigan; Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

Joined Center: 2014

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Student National Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Club

Prior Work: UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Dental Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Edward Mathein

Edward Mathein , DDS
Dentist

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Undergraduate classes at Jackson Community College and University of Detroit; Dental degree, University of Detroit School of Dentistry

Joined Center: 2006

Professional Affiliations: Member, Jackson District Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry

Prior Work: Practiced general dentistry in Jackson for more than 40 years

Dr Merritt

Melvin Merritt , MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in zoology, University of Michigan; Medical Degree, College of Medicine, Howard University; Residency, Wayne State University, Detroit. Board certified in OB/GYN

Joined Center: 2018

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Medical Association

Specialties: OB/GYN

Prior Work: Community health centers in Chicago and southern Illinois

Adbah Mohamed

Adbah Mohamed , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.S. in biology from Wayne State University; D.O. from Michigan State University

Joined Center: 2015

Professional Affiliations: American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association

Languages: Arabic

Paul Mulvey

Paul Mulvey , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.S. in human biology from Michigan State University; D.O. from Michigan State University

Joined Center: 2017

Professional Affiliations: American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Michigan State Medical Society, American Academy of Family Practitioners, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Board of Family Medicine, Jackson County Medical Society

Dr. Delis Ogando, DDS

Delis Ogando , DDS
Dental Resident

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor's and dental degrees from Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic

Joined Center: 2017

Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Dental Association and Association Dominicana de Odontologia

Languages: Spanish and Portuguese

Kazem Osman

Kazem Osman , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.S. in biology from Wayne State University; M.S. in biomedical engineering from Wayne State University; D.O. from Nova Southeastern University

Joined Center: 2017

Languages: Arabic, French

Julie Pariseau

Julie Pariseau
Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Pharmacy, Ferris State University

Joined Center: 2013

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Jackson County Pharmacists Association

Prior Work: More than 20 years in retail pharmacy

Denise Provencher

Denise Provencher
Physician Assistant

Location: , Northwest Community

Education: Bachelor’s in Medical Technology, Wayne State University; Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit Mercy.

Joined Center: 2014

Prior Work: Worked as a Physician Assistant at Michigan Pain Specialists and Health Specialists of Lenawee

Accreditations: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Miraflor Reyes Ganzon

Miraflor Reyes-Ganzon , MD
Pediatrician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in psychology, Barnard College/Columbia University in New York City; Medical degree, New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y.; Joint Residency in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Hospital in New Hyde, N.Y.

Joined Center: 1996

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Jackson County Medical Society

Accreditations: Board certified in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Navira Rizwan

Navira Rizwan , MD
Family Physician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: MBBS Bachelor’s, Pakistan; Medical degree, Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan; Residency, Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Joined Center: 2012

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Michigan American Academy of Family Physicians

Prior Work: Worked as a general physician in Pakistan, also had short stints in urgent care in Rhode Island and at a walk-in clinic in Ann Arbor.

Accreditations: Board certified in Family Medicine

Thomas Rountree

Thomas Rountree , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Houston; D.O. from A.T. Still University

Joined Center: 2016

Languages: Spanish

Sharon Rouse

Sharon Rouse , DO
Pediatrician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s, University of Michigan; Master’s in Education, Wayne State University; Medical degree, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Residency, St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

Joined Center: 2004

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Osteopathic Association and American Academy of Pediatricians

Prior Work: Former biology and chemistry high school teacher; worked as a pediatrician for two years in Las Vegas before coming to the Center

Accreditations: Board certified in Pediatrics

Community Involvement: Board member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Jackson

Recognition: One of a group who received the Trailblazer Award from Henry Ford Allegiance Health for starting/organizing new residency program; Program Director for traditional interns at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital

Nicole Salerno-Fetterhoff, DO

Nicole Salerno-Fetterhoff , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.S. in biology from Saginaw Valley State University; D.O. from Michigan State University

Joined Center: 2015

Languages: Spanish

Bridget Thomas

Bridget Thomas
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Nursing, St. Mary’s College; Master’s in Nursing, Rush University in Chicago.

Joined Center: 2009

Prior Work: Worked at the Rush University Medical Center and taught nursing in the Rush University College of Nursing

Accreditations: Certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Kathryn Thornton

Kathryn Thornton , DMD
Dentist

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor of Science, Boston University; Doctor of Dental Medicine, Harvard University; Master of Public Health, University of Michigan; General Practice Residency, University of Michigan and Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Joined Center: 2015

Prior Work: Community-based dental practice in Chicago

Dr. Gregory Trompeter

Gregory Trompeter , DDS
Dentist

Location: , Northeast , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor’s in Economics, University of Colorado; MBA, University of Texas; Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, University of Colorado School of Dentistry; Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Joined Center: 2003

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and Jackson District Dental Society

Prior Work: Brief stint as a contract dentist at Health Delivery Inc. in Saginaw

Dana T. Virgo

Dana T. Virgo , MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in biology, University of Michigan; M.D., University of Michigan Medical School; Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Joined Center: 2007

Professional Affiliations: Member, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Specialties: High-risk pregnancy, menopause, diseases of the vulva, gynecologic surgery, and well woman care

Prior Work: Staff Ob/Gyn at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA.

Accreditations: Board certified in OB/GYN

Current: Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jennifer Worden

Jennifer Worden
Nurse Practitioner

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Associate’s in Nursing, Northern Essex Community College; Bachelor’s in Nursing, Spring Arbor University; Master’s in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, Michigan State University.

Joined Center: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Prior Work: Registered Nurse in Emergency Department, Home Care and Labor and Delivery, Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Accreditations: American Nurses Credentialing Center

Taha Zaidi

Taha Zaidi , DO
Medical Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: B.A. in biological sciences from Wayne State University; D.O. from Michigan State University

Joined Center: 2016

Languages: Hindi, Urdu