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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Douse is a highly accomplished and experienced Chief Executive Officer at J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center. With a background as a board-certified family nurse practitioner, she holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Troy University with a concentration in Clinical and Executive Leadership, a Master of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Throughout her 24-year career, she has continually pursued education and advancement. Dr. Douse’s expertise spans policy development, procedure implementation, and service expansion. She’s a valuable resource for the JCLPHCC team, peers, clients, and community partners. She has demonstrated leadership in various roles and has been recognized by Leadership Savannah and health collaboratives in Georgia. With her adaptability and extensive healthcare and administrative experience, she effortlessly connects with diverse populations and professionals. Dr. Douse remains dedicated to personal and professional growth and seeks knowledge to further improve the healthcare field.

Chief Operations Officer

Hilton L. Fordham, Jr. serves as the Chief Operations Officer and Corporate Compliance Officer for J. C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science and MPA from Savannah State University as well as an MPH from Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Adams, CMO has been a Staff Physician at JC Lewis Primary Health Care Center since 2007. He has also been a Staff Physician and U.S. Civil Surgeon at Chatham County Health Department since 2005.

Kearra McKinney
Chief Clinical Officer

Dr McKinney is a Michigan native with over 15 years of experience working in the medical field and has a passion for eliminating health disparities and serving the indigent and underserved. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from South University. She also received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a focus on organizational leadership from South University.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Beverly Deas is a multi-disciplinary Executive Administrative Assistant who is passionate about solving communication problem through type, data entry and graphic design.  Beverly’s support and coordinating skills makes her a great fit for the JCLPHCC T.E.A.M.   Beverly hails from Buffalo, NY and has been a resident of Savannah since 2006.

Chief Financial Officer
Human Resources Director

Tina Wright-Smith serves as Human Resources Director. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Management and an MBA in Human Resource Management from Saint Leo University.

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Dr. Rena Douse
Chief Executive Officer
There is no place I’d rather be than at J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center. The work we do for the community really does add to the happiness. I will remain focused on how we can work as a team to improve the lives of the underserved population. “Quality Healthcare for All” is not just a slogan, it’s our promise. This is a promise that we are all dedicated to keeping
Hilton Fordham
Chief Operations Officer
I enjoy working for J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care because it gives me the opportunity to assist others in improving their quality of life through the comprehensive services we provide. Knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of others, by ensuring that we hire the best staff, to provide these services, is extremely rewarding.
Beverly Deas
Executive Administrative Assistant
Very few people get to do something in life that really impact a community. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to serve and help provide quality healthcare to the Chatham county area. It’s an added bonus when you get to do this with a dynamic T.E.A.M.
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