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Meet Our Team

Esleen Fultz

Esleen Fultz

Chief Executive Officer

"Elkhart and Heart City Health are two great examples of people coming together to create a healthier community, and I'm excited to be a part of it."

LaLaesha Black

LaLaesha Black

Chief Operations Officer

"It is my privilege to serve the community of Elkhart by helping to provide high quality, low cost healthcare to all of it’s members, regardless of their ability to pay. It is my goal to assist in making Heart City Health not only a great experience for our patients, but for our employees too."

Daria Sztaba

Chief Financial Officer

"I am thrilled to be part of Heart City Health which combines compassion and financial acumen to make a meaningful impact on Elkhart community's health and well-being."

Bhawna Jha

Chief Medical Officer

"I am excited to join Heart City Health and appreciate the opportunity to serve the community of Elkhart and the employees of Heart City Health. It is my privilege to be a part of this organization that delivers high quality, compassionate care with a mission to provide wholehearted healthcare to everyone."

Pediatricians:

Christine Dankwa

Christine Dankwa, MD

SpecialityPediatrician
DegreeDoctor of Medicine

"I love kids! Interacting with them and watching them develop keeps me young. It has been my privilege to be a part of keeping children happy and healthy."

Erin Farrell

Erin Farrell, MD

SpecialityPediatrician
DegreeDoctor of Medicine

"The aspect of being a pediatrician I enjoy the most is watching children grow and develop, and being a positive influence on the person they will become."

Dwayne Johnson, MD

Dwayne Johnson, MD

SpecialityPediatrician
DegreeDoctor of Medicine

"I aspire to empower the families of this community with the ability to maintain better healthcare for their children. Through Heart City Health, that aspiration can be realized."

Family Medicine:

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Mary Pat McManmon, MD

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeDoctor of Medicine

“I have practiced a broad range of medicine including obstetrics, pediatrics, ER, urgent care, and geriatrics. Currently, my focus is providing care for adults, and my interests include evidence-based medicine, chronic disease management, and women's care.”

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Essam Montasir, MD

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeDoctor of Medicine

“Working at Heart City Health is a rewarding experience. I help patients who otherwise would be without any medical care or medications, and in some occasions, is even lifesaving!”

Angelina Panford

Angelina Panford, FNP

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeFamily Nurse Practitioner

“It’s a pleasure working at Heart City Health and the community that it serves. Each day provides an opportunity to serve the community, and affect change in peoples’ lives. I love my Heart City Health family and friends.”

Scott Bethel

Scott Bethel, FNP

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeFamily Nurse Practitioner

“I appreciate the opportunity to help people in their journey to optimize both physical and mental health.”

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Samuel Kobba, FNP-C

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeFamily Nurse Practitioner

"Helping people and being part of a compassionate and effective team are my primary reasons for enjoying my work at Heart City Health. Seeing my patients recover and find relief from illness and pain is a deeply fulfilling experience."

Peter Mugetha

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeFamily Nurse Practitioner

"I choose to work in a community clinic because I believe true healthcare reform starts in our communities, where we can make a real difference in people's lives through education, prevention, and compassionate care."

Behavioral Health:

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller, PMHNP-BC

SpecialityBehavioral Health
DegreeBoard Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

“I am privileged to be part of the Heart City Health team to help those in our community along their mental health journeys.”

Bill Cupp

Bill Cupp, PMHNP

SpecialityBehavioral Health
DegreePsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

“I enjoy helping my clients achieve their maximum level of health. Seeing my previously depressed or anxious patients finally able to laugh, smile or be fully engaged with their families again is very rewarding.”

Terrance Poindexter

Terrance Poindexter, LCSW

Speciality Behavioral Health
DegreeLicensed Clinical Social Worker

“Heart City Health provides great services to the Elkhart community and I am honored to be a part of the Behavioral Health Team so I can assist others.”


Melissa Schiffli

Melissa Schiffli, LCSW

Speciality Behavioral Health
DegreeLicensed Clinical Social Worker

“I enjoy working with people and giving them hope and the tools to make tomorrow a better day. Everyone needs a cheerleader in their life and someone who will not judge them from where they came from but see their strengths to help guide them towards their future.”


Adam Peila, PMHNP

SpecialityBehavioral Health
DegreeBoard Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

"I am excited to work for Heart City Health because of how committed they are to serving the community by providing the necessary services to maintain one's overall health and wellness. You can tell they truly care and, most importantly, they actively are looking to serve the person and not just the symptoms."

Dentists:

Dr. Green

Mark Green, DDS

Speciality Dentist
DegreeDoctor of Dental Surgery

“It is better to give than to receive and since I have been given much, I have a lot to give back.”


Calara Hardin, DDS

SpecialityDentist
DegreeDoctor of Dental Surgery

"Practicing dentistry is a real privilege, and I truly value every chance I have to make a positive impact on people's lives. My aim is to make my patients feel comfortable and well-informed about their dental care. Being able to contribute to creating healthy and beautiful smiles brings me immense joy."

Pharmacy:

Gene Valdez

Gene Valdez, BS, RPh

SpecialityPharmacy
DegreeBachelor of Science, Registered Pharmacist

"On a daily basis we treat patients that may not be able to afford their medications anyplace else because of the high cost of prescription drugs, It is an honor to help these individuals with quality care at a reasonable price."

Chiropractic:

Dr. Majerus

Josh Majerus, DC

Speciality Chiropractic; Musculoskeletal
DegreeDoctor of Chiropractic

“I am excited to be a part of a multidisciplinary team. Patients have access to a wide range of options to help alleviate their chronic spine and musculoskeletal pain. A team-based approach allows the patient, their doctor and chiropractor to work together to effectively manage their symptoms.”


Women’s Health:

Samantha Jester, CNM

Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hospital AffiliationsElkhart General Hospital


Julie Motycka, MD

Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hospital AffiliationsMemorial Hospital of South Bend
Elkhart General Hospital


Tara Jones, CNM

Speciality Midwifery
Hospital AffiliationsElkhart General Hospital


Lora DeFreese, CNM

Speciality Midwifery
Hospital AffiliationsElkhart General Hospital


Heather Hostetler, CNM

Speciality Midwifery
Hospital AffiliationsElkhart General Hospital


Audrey Katz, CNM

Speciality Midwifery
Hospital AffiliationsElkhart General Hospital