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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.

Jared Beasley, Executive Director

Jared returned to the CHC in September 2019, he previously served as the Executive Director from 2013-2016 and as a member of the Board of Directors.  Jared began his career in healthcare as an Emergency Room Nurse.  Since then he has served in many leadership roles in healthcare, most recently he was the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange Indiana.  Jared has also served as adjunct faculty in the Nursing program at Goshen College, teaching leadership to senior nursing students.  Jared earned undergraduate degrees in Nursing from Goshen College, and in Economics and Business Administration from Manchester College. In 2011 he completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.   Jared lives in Middlebury, Indiana with his wife Karla and their three children Evan, Kora and Graysen.

Deborah Jurgielewicz, 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 and began working at The Community Health Clinic in September 2013. She lives in Goshen, IN with her husband.  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.


Elaine Wakefield, RD, CD, CDE; Registered Dietitian

Elaine Wakefield, RD, LD, CDE received a Bachelor of Science in 1979 from Purdue University at West Lafayette. Early in her career as a dietitian, she worked at the Northern Indiana State Hospital where she became familiar with children with special needs. While raising a family, she held a variety of jobs in the nutrition field including becoming a certified diabetes educator 20 years ago. Elaine enjoys learning about the latest nutrition therapy options for treating children and adults with metabolic diseases. She has been drawing on her past experiences, teaching methods and love for cooking to help make life a little easier for patients living with complex dietary issues.

Additional CHC Staff

  • Lori Arnold, RN; Clinical Nurse
  • Kelli Moran; Front Desk Receptionist
  • Sharon Chupp, RN, CNE, CLNC; Newborn Screening Coordinator and Clinical Nurse
  • Jackie Conley, AAS, Office Manager
  • Pam Deetz, MA; Case Management Coordinator
  • Rebecca Evans, MS, LCGC; Genetic Counselor
  • Teresa Moser, RN; Clinical Nurse
  • Jody Werker, RN; Newborn Screening Coordinator
  • Tery O’Brien; Medical Scheduler

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