Pediatric Providers

Dr. Sadiya Asif has been a provider at THCC since 1997. Dr. Asif  completed her medical school training at Mysore Medical College.  She finished her residency training at the Metropolitan Hospital in New York  and worked for the Winton Hills Medical Center  prior to joining THCC.  She currently sees patients at our Lincoln Heights Health Center.  Her objective in medicine is to consider the whole patient, to achieve a patient-driven, physician-directed model with an emphasis in preventative medicine.

Dr. Mercy Brew has been a provider at THCC since 2013.  She was board certified in Pediatrics.  Dr. Brew completed her medical school training at the University of  Ghana Medical School.  She finished her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and worked for the Kingsbrook Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, NY  prior to joining THCC.  She currently sees patients at our Mt. Healthy Family Practice.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has researched and published articles with the AAP.

Dr. Casey Moothart joined THCC in February 2012. Dr. Moothart is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, with high distinction in 2003. He attended the University of California for his combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency and graduated in 2007. Prior to joining THCC, Dr. Moothart provided services at Neighborhood Health Care here in Cincinnati. Dr. Moothart currently sees patients at our Lincoln Heights Health Center, Mt. Healthy Family Practice, and Viking School Based Health Center.

Elena Roach, PNP, is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  She received her education at the University Of Cincinnati College of Nursing, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honor Society.  Prior to joining THCC, Elena worked for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Hematology and Oncology. She is also a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.   Elena currently sees patients at our Mt. Healthy Family Practice.

Dr. Daniel Whalen has been a provider at THCC since 2011.  He was board certified in Pediatrics and is licensed in the State of Ohio.  Dr. Whalen completed his medical school training at Wayne State School of Medicine.  He finished his residency training at the FF Fuller Residential Center and worked as a Residential Aide and Research Assistant.  He currently sees patients at our Lincoln Heights Health Center.

Alyssa Voelkerding, PNP, is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  She received her education at Northern Kentucky University.  Alyssa joined THCC in 2012 and works at our Forest Park Health Center.  Prior to joining THCC, Alyssa worked for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Alyssa is THCC’s primary provider at our Forest Park Health Center. She provides quality care for pediatric patients and their families, including education and caring for the patient at home.

Internal Medicine Providers

Christine Colella, MSN, RN, CS, CNP, is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and in Surgical Nursing.  She received her Nurse Practitioner certification from Northern Kentucky University and her Masters and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. Colella teaches courses in Clinical Nursing at the University of Cincinnati, and prior to her work with THCC she served as the Director of Ambulatory Practitioner Program, also at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Mary Weatherington has been a provider at THCC since 2004.  She was board certified in Internal Medicine in 1995 and recertified in 2005 and is licensed in the State of Ohio.  Dr. Weatherington completed her medical school training at Southern Illinois University.  She finished her residency training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and worked for the Butler County Health Department for two years and for Internists of Fairfield for six years prior to joining THCC.  She currently sees patients at our Lincoln Heights Health Center.

Family Medicine Providers

Dr. Anita Dohn has been a provider at THCC since 2014.  She is board certified in Family Medicine and is licensed in the State of Ohio.  Dr. Dohn completed her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  She finished her residency training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Healthcare. In the 15 years prior to joining THCC, Dr. Dohn worked in the Dominican Republic as a Staff Physician and Missionary.

Travis Gries, CNP, FNP-C AANP, MSN, MSW, is our new Nurse Practitioner at the Lincoln Heights Health Center.  Travis has prior experience as an Emergency Room Technician, Physician’s Scribe, Mental Health Counselor and Registered Nurse in Denver, Colorado for 3 years. He is currently a member of the Cincinnati Chapter Red Cross Disaster Team and enjoys helping out when needed.

Karen Harris, MSN, FNP, FAANP, CNP, has worked in nursing for over 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Cincinnati in 2004, and her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Northern Kentucky University in 2009.  Harris has done a variety of nursing from travel nursing, IV therapy, ICU, to children and elderly. She has also done retail health, teaching, and worked with patients in their homes as a CNP.

Shawna Jackson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a nurse practitioner at Mt. Healthy Family Practice. Previously, Jackson worked for more than 20 years as a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and as a nursing supervisor at Home at Taylor’s Pointe. Her focus is delivering care in a comprehensive, compassionate and holistic way to diverse populations and ethnicities. She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Dr. Melissa Lucas has been a provider at THCC since 2014.  She was board certified in Family Medicine in 1995.  Dr. Lucas completed her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  She finished her residency training at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and worked for the Healthpoint Family Care, Inc. and Group Health Associates prior to joining THCC.  She currently sees patients at our Wellness Locations.

Dental Providers

Dr. Kathleen DuBose is a 1990 graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry. She operated as an associate in a private practice until 1996. Beginning in 1996, Dr. DuBose operated in private practice until 2014. While in private practice she recognized individual fears of dental visits.  Dr. DuBose’s goal is to ease the fear with open communication and gentle care.  Because she is a mother, Dr. DuBose places strong values on family.  She places honor in incorporating her nurturing into treating the entire family. Dr. DuBose’s success is attributable to her love for her profession, her holistic approach to dentistry, and her drive to educate her patients. Dr. DuBose joined THCC’s Lincoln Heights Dental Department in 2014.

Dr. Elena Lebasie received her Bachelor of Science from Xavier University and received her DDS from Ohio State University. She completed her General Practice Residency at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, OH.

Dr. Lynda Roberts-Riddle,  is a 1981 graduate of the Howard University College of Dentistry. She was an associate in a private practice in Cleveland, OH until 1984.  Beginning in 1993, Dr. Riddle practiced with the Greater Cincinnati Oral Health Council (currently know as CincySmiles Foundation).  From 2000-2002 she was concurrently with CincySmiles and in private practice.  In February 2002, The Greater Cincinnati Oral Health Council was contracted by The HealthCare Connection to manage their Lincoln Heights Dental Center  - and Dr. Riddle joined the team. She also  served as an adjunct instructor for The Ohio State Dental College from 2004-2009. In November 2009, The Healthcare Connection embarked  upon  self-managing the Dental Program in its efforts to grow the concept of a Patient Centered Medical Home, when  Dr. Riddle was named their  Chief Dental Officer.