Health Care Team

Working Together to Help You

Caring, concerned and experienced staff members work at the Center for Family Health’s six locations in Jackson County. They serve the primary medical and dental needs of patients of all ages. Patients are never turned away because of inability to pay.

 

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

Emmanuel Awdishu

Emmanuel Awdishu , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Kinesiology & Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Medical Degree, Saba University School of Medicine, Caribbean Netherlands

Joined Center: 2019

Asma Aziz

Asma Aziz , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Undergraduate, Federal Government College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; Medical degree, Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan

Joined Center: 2018

Professional Affiliations: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council

Prior Work: House Officer, OB/GYN, Rawalpindi General Hospital in Pakistan; General Practitioner, Azeem Family Clinic, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; Anatomy Instructor, Agha Khan Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan; Telemedicine Assistant, Appletree Medical Group Clinics, Mississauga, Canada

Languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi

Surpreet Bains

Surpreet Bains , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor of Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Medical Degree, Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts and Nevis

Joined Center: 2018

Mary Beljan

Mary Beljan
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Biology, Michigan State University; Master’s in Public Health – Environmental Health, Yale University; Bachelor’s in Nursing, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA; Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Michigan – Flint

Joined Center: 2019

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Nurses Credentialing Center, and Sigma Theta Tau – Rho Pi Chapter

Accreditations: Board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

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

Max Chen

Max Chen , MD
Pediatrician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s, Westminster College, PA; Medical degree, University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines; Residency, Harlem Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Joined Center: 2018

Prior Work: Worked as a pediatrician at Anne Chen Pediatrics in Pittsburgh

Accreditations: Board-certified in Pediatrics

Childs

G.W. Childs , DDS
Dental Resident

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry; Bachelor’s in Biochemistry. St. Joseph’s College

Joined Center: July 2020

Professional Affiliations: Member, Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association

Tasnim Choudhury

Tasnim Choudhury , DO
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s, Wayne State University; Medical degree, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joined Center: 2018

Dr. Tywanda Crawford-Johnson

Tywanda Crawford-Johnson , MD
Family Physician

Location: , Downtown Facility

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

Elghawy

Karim Elghawy , MD
Pediatrician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Medical degree, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; residency in Pediatrics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Joined Center: 2019

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College for Sports Medicine

Prior Work: Worked as a pediatrician at WMed’s Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Western Michigan University

Languages: Arabic

Accreditations: Board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics

Liz Findley

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

Flood

Nora Flood , MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s, Boston University, Boston, MA; Medical degree, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN; OB/GYN residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Joined Center: 2019

Professional Affiliations: Member, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages: Spanish

Accreditations: Board-eligible in OB/GYN

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

marie

Marie Glasgow
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Associate’s in Respiratory Therapy, Columbus State Community College; Bachelor’s in Nursing, Ohio State University; Master’s in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner, Tennessee State University

Joined Center: 2020

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Nurses Association

Prior Work: Worked for 5 years in urgent care, 1 ½ years in palliative care/ hospice

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

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

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

Jose Garcia

Jose R. Hernandez , MD
Pediatrician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Medical degree, Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic; Pediatric residency, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY

Joined Center: 2018

Professional Affiliations: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Prior Work: Worked at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY

Languages: Spanish

Accreditations: Board-certified in Pediatrics

Monica Hill

Monica Hill , MD
Women's Health Lead Physician - 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

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 York.

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

Kanika Khindria

Kanika Khindria , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Doctor of Medicine, Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts and Nevis

Joined Center: 2019

Kelsey Kimble

Kelsey Kimble
Physician Assistant

Location: , Downtown Facility

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.

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

Accreditations: Board certified in OB/GYN

Sonja Llancari

Sonja Llancari , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Medical Degree, St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada

Joined Center:

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

McAlvey

Heather Rae McAlvey , DDS
Dental Resident

Location: , Dental Clinic

Education: DDS, University of Michigan School of Dentistry; Bachelor’s in Spanish, Michigan State University

Joined Center: July 2020

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association

Languages: Spanish

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.

Joined Center: 2018

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Medical Association

Specialties: OB/GYN

Prior Work: Community health centers in Chicago and southern Illinois

Accreditations: Board certified in OB/GYN

Munro

Dr. David Munro , MD
Family Medicine Physician

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s, Michigan State University; Medical Degree, Rush Medical College, Chicago; Family Medicine Residency, Midland Hospital Center, Midland, MI

Joined Center: 2020

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Family Physicians, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, Jackson Physicians Alliance, Jackson County Medical Records

Prior Work: Private Family Medicine Practice for 39 years, recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

Accreditations: Board-certified in Family Medicine

Murphy

Monet Murphy
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in Nursing, Saginaw Valley University; Master’s in Nursing, Saginaw Valley University

Joined Center: 2020

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau

Prior Work: Nurse Practitioner at Park Medical Center, American Medical Center and King Medical Center; registered nurse at DMC Rehabilitation Hospital of Michigan and Beaumont Hospital

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

Prater

Jenna Prater
Pharmacist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Michigan

Joined Center: 2018

Professional Affiliations: Member, Michigan Pharmacists Association, American Pharmacists Association

Prior Work: Pharmacy technician at several area retail pharmacies

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

Puttler

Dr. Leon Puttler , Ph. D.
Psychologist

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor’s in psychology, UCLA in Los Angeles; Master’s in clinical psychology, Cal State in Los Angeles; Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Michigan State University

Joined Center: 2019

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Psychological Association, Research Society on Alcoholism

Prior Work: Researcher at the University of Michigan in the Department of Psychiatry for the past 25 years (still current)

Mahad Rayale

Mahad Rayale , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor of Applied Science, Lakeland College, Alberta, Canada; Medical Degree, St. James School of Medicine Anguilla, Anguilla

Joined Center: 2018

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 Medicine Physicians

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

Harleen Sekhon

Harleen Sekhon , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor of Science Honors Degree, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Medical Degree, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St. Maarten, Netherlands

Joined Center: 2019

Jaskarandeep Singh

Jaskarandeep Singh , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI; Medical Degree, Aureus University School of Medicine, Aruba

Joined Center: 2018

 Savreet Singh

Savreet Singh , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor of Science, Kasturba Medical College International Center, Manipal, India; Medical Degree, American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Joined Center: 2019

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: , School Health Center

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

Gurpinderjlt Virk

Gurpinderjlt Virk , MD
Family Medicine Resident

Location: , Downtown Facility

Education: Bachelor of Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Medical Degree, Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts and Nevis

Joined Center: 2018