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Zineb Ammous, MD; Clinical Geneticist

Dr. Ammous received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2009 and completed a Medical Genetics Residency at the University of Miami in June 2013. Dr. Ammous is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. She is the Medical Director of The Community Health Clinic’s newborn screening follow-up program and also serves on the Indiana Genetics Advisory Committee (IGAC) and its Newborn Screening subcommittee. Dr. Ammous has expertise in treating rare genetic diseases and a compassionate heart for children with special needs and their families. Please click here to see a complete list of Dr. Ammous’ publications.

Ahmad Alhariri, MD; Biochemical Geneticist

Dr. Ahmad Alhariri joined the CHC in September 2017 as a geneticist on a part-time basis. He attended medical school at Damascus University in Syria. He went on to complete an internal medicine residency program at the University of Missouri and a medical genetics residency program at the University of California. Most recently, he completed a fellowship in medical biochemical genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Jeremy Kauffman; Executive Director

Jeremy Kauffman worked in the long-term care field for the past 25 years. He held various positions, with the most recent being a Vice-President of Operations for Greencroft Communities of Goshen. In this position, Jeremy provided executive leadership for a continuing care retirement community in Walnut Creek, Ohio and assisted living facility in Plain City, Ohio. Jeremy has been involved with several community organizations while living in Ohio. He was elected as an East Holmes Local Schools board member, serving as President for several years. He also served on the boards’ of Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Pomerene Hospital. Jeremy graduated from Goshen College with a degree in Business Administration in 1996. In 2013, he received a master’s degree in Organization Development from Bowling Green State University.

Deborah Howell, CMA, CMAA, MBCS; Operations Director

Deborah’s clinical background includes certification in EKG, Phlebotomy, Clinical Medical Assisting, Mental Health Technician and Endoscopy Technician.  Her administrative experience includes management of a large orthopedic practice overseeing multiple locations. After 12 years in office management, Deborah found interest in teaching.  She taught clinical medical assisting, phlebotomy and medical billing and coding courses.  After 2 years of teaching, Deborah moved into the position of Program Director, where her responsibilities included staff training, course content and management of a large team of instructors.  She relocated from Long Island, NY to Goshen, IN and began working at The Community Health Clinic in September 2013.  Deborah has had the opportunity to serve in multiple roles at The Community Health Clinic and is currently responsible for the daily operations of the clinic.

Jennifer Saggars, MMS, PA-C; Physician Assistant

Jennifer Saggars, MMS, PA-C, attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science. She then completed her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL in 2000. She returned to Indiana to work in a variety of areas of medicine. Her experience includes wellness and disease prevention, pediatrics, family medicine, endocrinology and internal medicine. Jennifer is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Her role at The Community Health Clinic includes working closely with Dr. Ammous and seeing patients for routine monitoring and follow-up care.

Sharlene Herington, BS, RDN, CD; Metabolic Dietitian

Sharlene Herington, BS, RDN, CD, graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. She has been a registered dietitian nutritionist since 1992, and her experience includes neonatal intensive care, adult critical care, surgical care, gero-psychiatric care, outpatient classes, and one-on-one consultations. Since August 2013, her role at The Community Health Clinic has included individual consults, community education, management of the clinic’s metabolic formula and medical food assistance program, and review of medical literature and practices related to rare conditions and complementary alternative medical therapies.

Elizabeth Woolley, MS, LCGC; Genetic Counselor

Elizabeth (Beth) E. Woolley, MS, LCGC, received her Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University in 2001. She is board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed in the state of Indiana. Beth’s experience includes general genetics, inborn errors of metabolism, newborn screening coordination, lysosomal storage disorders, and cancer. She has also worked as a Laboratory Genetic Counselor in the Biochemical Genetics Laboratories at Mayo Clinic and Emory Genetics Laboratory. Beth joined The Community Health Clinic in May, 2017 where she assists with patient care. She provides genetic counseling for patients by explaining genetic conditions, available testing options and test results, and participates in patient education and community outreach.

Additional CHC Staff

  • Lori Arnold, RN; Clinical Nurse
  • Chanise Bevins; Data Entry Clerk
  • Sharon Chupp, RN, CNE, CLNC; Newborn Screening Coordinator and Clinical Nurse
  • Jackie Conley; Medical Secretary
  • Pam Deetz, MA; Case Management Coordinator
  • Rebecca Evans, MS, LCGC; Genetic Counselor
  • Andrea Freeman, CPT; Medical Assistant
  • Stephanie Garcia, BS; Administrative Assistant
  • Teresa Moser, RN; Clinical Nurse
  • Jody Werker, RN; Newborn Screening Coordinator

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