Shalom Staff

Management Team

Leonardo Ortega, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ortega has over 30 years of experience in management of health care delivery systems and public health management. He is a trained Physician from Central University of Venezuela and holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He was appointed as Shalom Health Care Center CEO in 2012. Dr. Ortega is fluent in Spanish and English.

Margarita Wiersema, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wiersema is a board-certified family practice physician. She has more than 20 years of clinic expertise since graduating Medical School in the former USSR. She previously treated patients at Community Health Medical Center; and also served as a physician with the United States Army, receiving the Meritorious Service medal for her care of troops. Dr. Wiersema treats patients of all ages and has special interest in diabetes, heart disease prevention, women's health, and medical procedures. She fluently speaks English and Russian.

Mimi Beresky

Chief Operations Officer
Mimi Beresky joined Shalom in 2010 and has held a variety of positions in front desk, scheduling, insurance navigation and Community Outreach. She was appointed to the Chief Operations Officer at Shalom in 2015 and was instrumental in the opening of the 56th St Clinic in 2016. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has worked with a diverse patient and employee population.

Andy Nino

Chief Financial Officer
Michael “Andy” Niño joined Shalom in 2017 after serving eight years on the Board of Directors. He has extensive experience in the banking industry, most recently as Assistant Vice President Branch Manager with BMO Harris Bank. Andy is active in the community, serving on the boards of Fuller Center of Housing and Indiana Latino Expo. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Staci Walters, MPH

Chief Quality and Compliance Officer
Staci Walters holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health. She joined Shalom in 2016 as QAQI Associate and advanced to QAQI Director. Her academic research in medical underserved areas and health professional recruitment and retention developed her passion for serving vulnerable populations.

Lyndsey Furry, MSN,RN,CPN,APN,FNP-C

Chief Clinical Officer
Lyndsey Furry serves as Chief Clinical Officer at Shalom’s two primary care locations. Surviving cancer at eighteen years old inspired her passion for chronic disease prevention, chronic disease management, holistic approach to medicine, and access to affordable health care. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and she has nine years of nursing experience.

Darren Huff

Chief Information Officer
Darren Huff joined Shalom in 2017 with over 20 years experience in IT. He has worked for 13 years in senior administrative roles in community health centers managing facilities, human resources, and operations in addition to information technology. He graduated from DeVry University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Teresa Driskell, MSN, FNP-BC

Chief Nursing Officer
Teresa holds a Master's Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Medical University of South Carolina after earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University. She has more than 25 years of nursing experience with more than two decades of practice as a nurse practitioner. As the Chief Nursing Officer, Teresa oversees the school-based clinic program and staff of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Morella Dominguez

Chief Marketing and Development Officer
Before joining Shalom in 2014, Morella served as Director of Multicultural Affairs at the Indiana Minority Health Coalition. She also served as Spanish/English Medical Interpreter at Wishard Health Services and Director of Production for the television program”Nuestra Musica” at Butler University. She has a BS in Telecommunications Arts from Butler University.

Primary Care Clinics

Margarita Wiersema, M.D.

Family Medicine Practitioner

Lyle Cortez, D.O.

Family Medicine Practitioner

Hemalatha Hemachandra, M.D

Pediatrician

Ashley Townsend de Lara, PharmD

Pharmacist

Sandrasue "Sandy" Joseph, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Tyler Trabel, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Lyndsey Furry, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Lori Fishburn, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Behavioral Health Team

Beth McQuinn, PMHCNS-BC

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dominique Leveque, NP-C

Substance Use Disorder, Medication Assisted Treatment Provider

Tina Ramseur, MA, LMHC, LCAC

Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist

Sue Pittman, LCSW

Behavioral Health Therapist

Charter School Clinics

Nicole Cook

FNP

Erin Boschert

PNP

Jessie Combs

FNP

Meg Chapman

PNP

Kim Poole

FNP

Crista O'Connor

FNP

Stephanie Lewman

FNP

Megan Sloan

FNP

IPS School Clinics

Leann Carpenter

PNP

Julie Korth

PNP

Abigail Givan

PA-C

Maire Stocking

PNP

Deanna Reed

RN, FNP

Sunayana Venugopal

FNP

Julianna Merlo

FNP

Savannah Morris

PNP

Mary Lou Palmer

FNP

Melissa Fields

PNP

Ali Pippen

RN

Emily Yeary

PNP

Speedway School Clinics

Heidi Ritter

RN

Margaret Millican

LPN

Christa Goebes

PNP

Tonya Clark

RN

Brianna Miller

FNP

Brett Pearlman

PNP
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    OUR MISSION:

    PROVIDING QUALITY HEALTH CARE THAT IS PATIENT-CENTERED, AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL IN OUR COMMUNITY.

    The Shalom staff goes out of their way to accommodate our immediate needs and concerns.

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