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Executive Leadership 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."

Meenakshi Gupta

Meenakshi Gupta, MD

Chief Medical Officer

"I like working with children and seeing their smiles when they get well."

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."

Jeren Stepp

Jeren Stepp

Chief Financial Officer

"The most exciting thing for me is to work with the management team under Esleen. This is a great chemistry of people whom I’m confident could get a lot accomplished."

Providers

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.”

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.”

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."

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.”


Julie Jarvis

Julie Jarvis, DDS

SpecialityDentist
DegreeDoctor of Dental Surgery

"Everyone at Heart City Health helps each other out and you can see that, especially when patients arrive in pain. When they leave feeling better, I know I’m making an impact in my community."

Tia Jeffers, DDS

SpecialityDentist
DegreeDoctor of Dental Surgery

"I am fortunate to live out my passion through dentistry. The care and comfort of our patients is a priority while providing stellar dental services."

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."

Shanna Kautzmann

Shanna Kautzmann, MD

SpecialityPediatrician
DegreeDoctor of Medicine

"I consider it a privilege to serve the patients and families of Heart City Health."

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.”

Elizabeth Maina

Elizabeth Maina, FNP

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeFamily Nurse Practitioner

“I like the Vision of Heart City Health. Working here provides a great opportunity to be part of a group that is dedicated to improve and impact the health of our community, and the surrounding communities.”

Cecilia Maina

Cecilia Maina, FNP

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeFamily Nurse Practitioner

“I enjoy having an opportunity to continue embracing human caring through connections made with patients.”

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!”

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.”

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.”

Pompilio Perez

Pompilio Perez, FNP

SpecialityFamily Medicine
DegreeFamily Nurse Practitioner

“Heart City Health gives me the opportunity to make a difference every day for patients that might not have access to high-quality healthcare.”

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.”


Jo Swart

Jo Swart, PMHNP-BC

SpecialityBehavioral Health
DegreeBoard Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

"At Heart City Health, I have the opportunity to pay it forward- by walking with patients and helping them recognize and identify their strength, courage, and personal power within."

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."

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