KAREN WOOD, RD
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Karen was born and raised in the metro Detroit area where she continues to live. She received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Michigan State University. Karen is a Registered Dietitian, with a passion for serving the underserved of our community. Most of her 28 year career has been working in public health, 18 of which has been working at Community Health Center’s in multiple roles. She is a 2018 Graduate of The National Association of Community Health Center’s CEO Institute and is currently participating in the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and Clinical Directors Network’s Clinical Leadership Academy. Karen serves on multiple non-profit Boards, committees and coalitions, she is the Vice-President of Families Against Narcotics. She is on a journey to promote community collaborations to promote quality access to care for all. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband and 3 children, trail run with her rescued dog, boat, entertain, and travel.
JAMIE WETHERELL CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jamie Wetherell has served as the CFO for MyCare since April 2016. Prior to her position at MyCare, Jamie was the Director of Fiscal Services and the Interim Executive Director at another Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the Detroit area. Jamie is a graduate of Central Michigan University with an MBA in Finance and Consulting. As a state of Michigan licensed CPA, Jamie’s career has extended across many industries both private and public, non-profit and for-profit before finally settling into Community Health Center administration. Jamie is a member of the Finance Committee for Michigan Community Health Network (MCHN) and currently serves on the National FQHC Advisory Board for Amerihealth Carritas. This is a 2 year commitment, and the board works to assist Amerihealth in initiatives to better collaborate with FQHC providers across the country. Additionally, she volunteers for Boy Scouts of America and the Breckenridge Educational Foundation.
NASHIA CHOUDHURY MPH
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Nashia Choudhury is the Director of Operations for MyCare Health Center. She completed her Master of Public Health degree in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Health Sciences at Oakland University. Nashia’s interest in the field of public health stems from working with populations facing racial and ethnic disparities that often lead to low health equities in various communities due to the impact of social determinants of health. She seeks to continue efforts of breaking down these barriers to access by addressing social determinants of health needs in the patient populations served at MyCare. Nashia is excited to be back home in the metro Detroit area and looks forward to spending time with family and friends.
KARA GEE RDH, BS
Director of Quality & Compliance
Kara Gee is the Director of Quality and Compliance for MyCare Health Center. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist, licensed in Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide. She graduated with honors from The University of Detroit Mercy, with degrees in both Health Sciences and Dental Hygiene. She is a HRSA, National Health Service Corps Alumni for her work in that of a medically underserved area and was featured as one of the University of Detroit Mercy’s “Young Alumni to Watch”. Kara is the recipient of the Loa Petria award for exemplary compassionate patient care and was selected as The Clinical Enrichment Honors Recipient, in community health.
She has served community health populations for the last 8 years and sits on the annual Dental Hygiene Accreditation Panel for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.
Kara enjoys photography, running, and playing baseball with her husband and two young children.
PRESIDENT | Honorable Alyia Hakim
VICE PRESIDENT | David Clayton
SECRETARY | Mimi Sullivan Phillips
TREASURER | Sharron Gallop
Honorable Ryan Zemke