LEADERS

 
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JOnathan lewis

Coordinator

Jonathan is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and a Board Certified Chaplain.  He works for the Faith and Health Division of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and coordinates the work of the Faith Health Collaborative.  He holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Duke University.

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qian zhao

College of Pharmacy Student Vice President

Qian, nickname "Q", is a candidate for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UTHSC.  He attends Highpoint church in Memphis and wants to "prove to the community that love works."

Bekah Honce

College of Graduate Health Sciences Student Vice President

Bekah Honce is a native of West Virginia and a first year graduate student in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program. She has been attending Christ United Methodist Church since moving to Memphis and believes that science and faith are not exclusive and can work together to advance healthcare. 

Lauren Nguyen

College of Nursing Student Vice President

Lauren Nguyen is a UTHSC Nursing student from NW Arkansas. She is passionate about maternal health, health education, and integrating spiritual and physical care. 

 

Sunny Mattancheril

College of Medicine Student Vice President

Sunanda, nicknamed “Sunny”, is a second year medical student at UTHSC from Memphis, Tennessee. She believes that effective medicine is a dualistic approach that consists of both physical and metaphysical healing—the union of the mind, body, and spirit, which necessitates a deep and respectful knowledge of religion.

 

Annese Jaffery

College of Health Professions Student Vice President

Annese is a first-year occupational therapy student from Memphis, TN.  As a future occupational therapist, Annese plans to advocate for a holistic, top down approach in healthcare.  She believes that integrating spiritual health and physical health is important for the well-being of an individual or community.

 

Board of Directors

 Dr. G. Scott Morris is the CEO and Founder of Church Health and chairs our Board of Directors.

Dr. G. Scott Morris is the CEO and Founder of Church Health and chairs our Board of Directors.

 Rev. Dr. Birgitte French is the pastor at Crossroads United Methodist Church and also a former campus minister at UTHSC.

Rev. Dr. Birgitte French is the pastor at Crossroads United Methodist Church and also a former campus minister at UTHSC.

 Rev. Dr. Stacy Smith is the Director of Education and Innovation in the Faith & Health Division of Methodist Healthcare.

Rev. Dr. Stacy Smith is the Director of Education and Innovation in the Faith & Health Division of Methodist Healthcare.

 Dr. Judith Nyabando is an Associate Director in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at UTHSC.

Dr. Judith Nyabando is an Associate Director in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at UTHSC.

 Rev. Rhonda Gilligan-Gillespie is the Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor at Methodist Healthcare.  She is also the Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Faith and Health at Methodist University Hospital.  

Rev. Rhonda Gilligan-Gillespie is the Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor at Methodist Healthcare.  She is also the Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Faith and Health at Methodist University Hospital.  

 Dr. Nia Zalamea is a general surgeon with Methodist Healthcare and an Assistant Professor at UTHSC.

Dr. Nia Zalamea is a general surgeon with Methodist Healthcare and an Assistant Professor at UTHSC.

 Dr. Mohammad K. Ismail is a practicing gastroenterologist and an Associate Professor at UTHSC. 

Dr. Mohammad K. Ismail is a practicing gastroenterologist and an Associate Professor at UTHSC.