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Adult Providers

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Kenneth Swanson, FNP

Ken Swanson works at Amelon Square Immediate Care providing same-day acute visits. He attended the University of South Florida and has been in practice since 1999. In his spare time, he enjoys his time as a lavender famer.

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David Reese, PA

David joined our team in February of 2012 and is a certified Family Medicine Physician Assistant. He attended Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and his Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant studies. He relocated from Pennsylvania in 2011 to work in urgent care. Prior to joining our JHC team, he worked in family medicine and urgent care. David’s goal is to provide quality healthcare specific to each patient’s needs. His clinical training includes experiences in cardiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, geriatrics, internal medicine, occupational medicine and pediatrics. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, mixed martial arts and gardening.

Brenda Kozak, FNP

Brenda Kozak, FNP joined the Amherst practice in 2017. Brenda graduated with her BSN undergrad from the University of South Carolina in 1990 and went on to earn her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016 from Maryville University. She is an active member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to historical sites and botanical gardens.

Alice Boyd, PA

Alice Boyd, PA joined the Amherst practice in 2017. Alice graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy School and went on to school in New Hampshire to obtain her Physician Assistant degree. In her free time, Alice enjoys being active with hobbies such as rock climbing, hiking and traveling.

Pediatric Providers

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Duane Kresge, PNP

Duane joined our Amherst team nearly three years ago as our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York and went on to earn his certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the Air Force School of Health Sciences in Wichita Falls, Texas. Duane has over thirty years combined experience from his time spent in Montana working for the Indian Health Service, the Air Force and practicing in North Carolina. During his time with the Air Force, he received the United States Air Force Meritorious Service Award for Family Support during Desert Storm. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 33 years, fixing houses, gardening, hiking and marriage mentoring. He has two grown daughters and three grandchildren.

Behavioral Health Provider

Josey Hull

Josey Hull, LPC

Josey is one of our newest Licensed Counselors. She joined the JHC team in 2015 and works with adults and children at both our Amherst and Bedford locations. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and her Master of Education in Counseling from Lynchburg College. She became licensed by the Commonwealth Board of Counseling in July of 2013. Josey has worked in the behavioral health field within Central Virginia for over ten years with children, adolescents, their families, and adults. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking the local rivers, hiking with her eleven year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, camping, music and spending time with her friends and family.

Dentist

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Dr. Jose A Cintron, DMD

Dr. Cintron serves as the Dental Director at Johnson Health Center. He works at the James River Dental Clinic as well as Bedford Dental Center. He received his DMD degree from Tuffs University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been in practice over 20 years and joined JHC in November of 2015. In his spare time, he likes to play guitar, play with his son and enjoy movies with his family.

Adult Providers

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Dr. Chioma Nwaneshiudu, DMD

Dr. Nwaneshiudu is a Dentist at Bedford Community Dental Center. She joined our team in 2015. She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Haverford College and later graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine with her DMD. She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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Dr. Brian Freeman, MD, MPH

Dr. Freeman joined Johnson Health Center’s Bedford office in late 2016. Dr. Freeman comes to us with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Virginia and a Master of Public Health from VCU. Dr. Freeman acquired his M.D. from the University of Louisville followed by his residency in Family Medicine in Fairfax, Va. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He loves to travel and go to concerts.

Ob-Gyn Providers

Diane Thomas, CNM

Diane Thomas brings her 29 years of midwifery experience to Johnson Health Center’s Bedford office. In that time, she’s delivered 4,500 children. She has 3 children and 3 grandchildren she enjoys spending time with.

Pediatric Providers

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Sandra Ratliff, MD

Dr. Ratliff is a pediatrician who joined Johnson Health Center in 2016. She brings 26 years of experience to Johnson Health Center. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biology from West Chester University and her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine. She enjoys working on her small family farm where they raise laying hens, Berkshire pigs and a sustainable market garden. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, cooking and spending time with her family and Yorkie named Mike!

Kendall Fedorko-Overby, MD

Dr. Fedorko-Overby joined JHC in 2015 and is one of the newest members of our pediatric family. She received her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Fedorko-Overby completed her residency at both Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in California. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, the beach and spending time with her family.

Behavioral Health Provider

Josey Hull

Josey Hull, LPC

Josey is one of our newest Licensed Counselors. She joined the JHC team in 2015 and works with adults and children at both our Amherst and Bedford locations. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and her Master of Education in Counseling from Lynchburg College. She became licensed by the Commonwealth Board of Counseling in July of 2013. Josey has worked in the behavioral health field within Central Virginia for over ten years with children, adolescents, their families, and adults. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking the local rivers, hiking with her eleven year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, camping, music and spending time with her friends and family.

Adult Providers

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Margaret Kadree, MD

Dr. Kadree is our Chief Medical Officer at JHC and has been a part of our team for the past year. She has been in practice for over 30 years and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings. She attended the School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a Board Certified Internist, as well as an Infectious Disease Specialist. Dr. Kadree was the CEO and founder of the Clinical Research Center at the Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as the Chief of Infectious Diseases. She was formerly the Medical Director for both Medicare, Part A in the State of Georgia and for Cigna Healthcare. She has also been an instructor at the George Washington School of Medicine in Washington D.C. and at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Kadree has been a part of the healthcare field for several years and has received and been nominated for several awards. Currently, she is a nominee for the Virginia Community Healthcare Association’s Provider of the Year Award!

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Ahgnes Bolusa-Sabugo, MD 

Dr. Sabugo joined the Amherst team in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of the Philippines and her MD degree from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She completed her family residency training at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. Dr. Sabugo received the Virginia Community Healthcare Association’s Provider of the Year award in 2016. She enjoys Zumba, karaoke, dance and traveling with family and friends.

Laura Mann- Adult Providers

Laura Mann, FNP

Laura Mann has been with the JHC team for 18 years and is one of our “5th Street Five”! She has been a part of this team since the very beginning. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia and her certification as a Registered Nurse from the Virginia Baptist School of Nursing. She then went on to earn her Master of Nursing and her Family Nurse Practitioner certification from Old Dominion University. Laura has also received the Centra Excellence in Nursing Award. In her spare time, she is the President-Elect for Lynchburg Region Nurse Practitioners and is the Parrish Nurse at her church. She enjoys traveling, playing golf, cross stitch, Sudoku, collecting all things cat related and traveling with the Central Virginia Medical Mission Team.

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Jonas Rawlins, DO

Dr. Jonas Rawlins joined Johnson Health Center’s Lynchburg adult office in 2016. He attended Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He enjoys cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway and spending time with his wife and two dogs. Dr. Rawlins has special interests in the education of medical students and residents as well as caring for medically underserved communities.

Pediatric Providers

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Sue Warren, PNP

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Meghann Bowyer, PNP

Meghann received her Bachelor of Arts from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University where she received the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Excellence Award. She became a Registered Nurse in 2011 and Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She enjoys being outdoors-hiking, camping, traveling, taking road trips, visiting friends and spending time with her dogs.

Anne Norwood- Pediatric Providers

Anne Norwood, PNP

Anne has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 24 years and joined our team 8 years ago. For her undergrad, she studied biology at Davidson College, then went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Old Dominion University and her Master of Nursing at the University of Maryland. Anne lives on a farm, raising chickens and cows, and maintains a large vegetable garden. She enjoys hiking and canoeing.

OB-GYN Providers

Dr. Cook- OB-GYN

William A. Cook III, MD

Dr. Cook is one of our newest providers, joining the JHC team in 2015. Currently, he works at both our Lynchburg and Bedford locations. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia at VCU and completed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins. He has practiced in the Lynchburg area for 25 years and was the President of the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine from 2004 to 2005. In his spare time, Dr. Cook enjoys outdoor activities, swimming, boating and tennis. He is married with four children and one grandson.

Dr. Dimofte- OB-GYN

Stefanie Dimofte, MD, FACOG

Dr. Dimofte joined our team in 2012 and is one of our OB/GYN Physicians. She attended medical school at the Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine in Romania and completed her fellowship at Joseph Fourier University in France. She received America’s Top Obstetrician & Gynecologist award in 2011 and the Best Bedside Manner award in 2012. Dr. Dimofte is also a member of several international societies – International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), the European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE), the French Society of Gynecological & Pelvic Surgery, and the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy. She is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In her spare time, Dr. Dimofte enjoys traveling the world, hiking, swimming and symphonic music concerts.

Dr. Puckett- OB-GYN

Reginald Puckett, OB/GYN

Dr. Puckett has been in practice since 1980 and joined our JHC team in January of 2014. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago. Dr. Puckett completed his residency training at New York Hospital in New York, New York. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In his spare time, Dr. Puckett enjoys participating in musical organizations, cycling and traveling.

Tana McCoull, CNM

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Behavioral Health Providers

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Dr. James Gallagher, Psychiatrist

Dr. Gallagher has been in practice for almost fourteen years and came to be a part of the JHC family June of 2016. He attended the University of Wisconsin, as well as the University of Chicago. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins hospital. In his spare time, Dr. Gallagher is married and enjoys gardening.

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Lynn McBride, LPC, LMFT

Lynn has been a part of our JHC team since August of 2010 and is the Director of Behavioral Health. She is licensed as a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as an Educational Specialist in Counseling Psychology and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Lynn worked at the local community services board for 19 years before joining our behavioral health team. She believes in the holistic model of care, combining behavioral health and medical care. Much of Lynn’s spare time revolves around her fourteen year old son and wildlife rehabilitation, which she has been doing for twenty years!

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Shade Odedina, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, DNP

Dr. Odedina joined our team nearly four years ago and is our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She attended the University at Buffalo where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services – Community Mental Health/Psychology. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the D’Youville College of Nursing. Dr. Odedina went on to earn her Doctorate in Nursing practice and her Post Masters as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Virginia. Dr. Odedina has been involved in research, as well as developing a toolkit to help promote cervical cancer screenings. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring, teaching, wellness coaching and empowering others. She loves to travel and do mission work.

Dr. Oliver- Behavioral Health

Richard Oliver, Psychiatrist

Dr. Oliver joined the JHC team over six years ago as our psychiatrist. He attended both Asbury University and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Oliver completed his internship with the Cleveland Clinic and his residency in psychiatry at the University of Virginia hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, walking his dog and movies. Dr. Oliver also assists as an office manager at Peaks View Psychiatry in Bedford.

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Esther Winters, LCP

Dr. Winters works in our pediatric office as the Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health. She joined our team in September of 2013. Before coming to JHC, she has worked in various settings across Virginia and North Carolina providing direct services to children, adolescents and their families for over twenty years. Dr. Winters was both Pre-Med and majored in Psychology at the University of Dayton before graduating in 1986. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from Louisiana State University in 1992 and she is licensed in Virginia and North Carolina. Since 2004, Dr. Winters has been recognized by the National Register as a Health Service Provider. She is married with four children, two of whom are in college and two in middle school. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping up with her children’s activities, as well as cooking, baking, reading, hiking and bike riding.

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Joanne Greene, LCSW

Joanne joined our team again in 2015! She worked with JHC from 2002 to 2013, coming back in 2015 part-time as one of our Licensed Clinical Social Workers. She earned her Bachelor’s degree and her Master of Education with a focus in counseling from the University of Vermont. She also went on to earn her Master of Social Work from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Joanne is known as an expert baker of all things sweet – cookies, cupcakes and homemade candies. She is very active in her church as a Sunday school teacher and volunteer. She enjoys reading and discussing philosophy and theology.

Pharmacy Providers

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Harold Wilson, RPH

Harold is our Pharmacy Director and has been a part of the JHC team for the last 5 years. He received his Bachelor’s degrees from Virginia Tech and Mercer University’s School of Pharmacy. Before joining our team, Harold owned his pharmacy from 1985 to 2007. He also served on the Board of Directors for several pharmacy organizations from 1987 to 2005. Harold is married, with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors. He loves to fly fish for trout in Montana, saltwater fish in North Carolina and hunt turkeys here in Virginia. What a traveler!

Dental Providers

Jessica McAuliffe, DMD

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