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Meet the Team: TeamMember
Primary Care Providers
Keith Blackman, MD, MPH, TM
Family Practice Physician, Gentilly Family Health
Community service and caring for others is one of the best ways to serve and improve humanity.
Trejan Brignac, DNursSc
Family Nurse Practicioner, Gentilly Family Health
Trejon is a Family Nurse Practitioner who provides care to patients of all ages. She obtained a Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. Currently, she is enrolled in a post-master's certification program to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is one who has a passion for what God has sent her to do. She thrives on learning new skills and being a patient advocate for those in need. The family practice setting has been her place of work for the last 5 years; however, she is eager to get more engaged in caring for mental health patients. She thanks EXCELth, Inc. for allowing her the opportunity to be a provider at the Gentilly clinic. She believes her goal in life is to not only make a difference, but to encourage those younger than her that any goal is obtainable if you remain focused. She is a published author and has served as a RN and NP preceptor. She is a member of LANP, AANP and APNA.
Michaela King is a native of Greenville, Mississippi. Dr. King received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health from Tulane University as well as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. King completed general pediatrics residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. King is board certified in general pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). Dr. King is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Dr. King holds varied work experience, including work with Pediatric AIDS Program as well as community and school based health clinics private practice. Dr. King is an avid reader, sports fanatic, enthusiastic board game player, shopper and world traveler as well as a member of Historic St James AME Church and formerly served on trustee board , currently on steward board. Dr. King is a Silver Star and Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a past President Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter.
Primary Care, Algiers Family Health
Michaela King, DO, FAAP
Kelly Davillier, MD
Kelly Davillier is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She is a New Orleans native. She completed her residency with LSU Health Sciences Center. Her goal is to provide compassionate care that addresses the whole child.
Pediatrician, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Physician Internist, Algiers Family Health
Family Physician, Algiers Family Health
Tamira LeBlanc, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practicioner, Algiers Family Health
Ms. LeBlanc is a dual HBCU graduate of Dillard University of New Orleans as well as Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. She has been practicing in healthcare for over 20 years. She is also the recipient of numerous Patient Service Rewards. Her hobbies include: Reading, decorating her home, and spending time with family and friends. Ms. LeBlanc is a provider that not only cares for her patients, but is emotionally intune to their wants and their needs, which are inclusive of physiological, psychological and spiritual well-being. She is devoted to her patients and is willing to go the extra mile regarding their overall health status, as this inspires her to do the best she can for others. Service is key for her. Ms. LeBlanc is driven within her efforts to promote good health measures and maintenance to assist with prevention of excess health costs associated with ER/UR visits.
Physician Interni MA, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Dr. Martin is originally from the Northeast and has served our community in New Orleans for many years. He is a dedicated doctor serving in our New Orleans East clinic.
Chioma Ogbuefi, MD
Clinical Director, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Dr. Ogbuefi graduated from University of Benin, Nigeria in November 1996 and relocated to the United States of America in April 1998. She went to LSUMC New Orleans for her internship and UMC Lafayette for her residency in Internal Medicine. She joined EXCELth Family health center on June 30, 2005. Dr Ogbuefi became the clinical Director of the EXCELth New Orleans East location in September 2013. She has been a member of American College of Physicians since 2012 and was elected as a Fellow in 2018, FACP. Dr Ogbuefi loves her patients and mostly enjoys spending time with her family. Dr Ogbuefi’s Faith in God inspires her even as a Physician. She sees herself as a Sunflower that is meant to bloom and is created by God to live a purposeful life.
Ella Wilson, DNP, FNP-BC
FNP, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Ella Wilson currently serves as a board-certified Family nurse Practitioner for Excelth Family Health Center. She holds a National Certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. She specializes in Family Health Care, Substance Abuse Disorder and Hepatitis C treatment. Mrs. Wilson has made it her life’s mission to provide exceptional healthcare. Before joining Excelth, she worked in Acute Care, Home Health, Occupational Health, Urgent Care, Abdominal Transplant and Pediatrics. In every role, her goal is to promote wellness and prevention. At Excelth, she is more than a Nurse Practitioner. She acts as a patient advocate, counselor, social worker, nutritionist, and whatever role necessary to help families in need. Her philosophy is simple, she believes that by treating each person as an individual, she is best able to help patients achieve wellness and maintain health.
Dentist, Algiers Dental
Douglas Cross, DDS, FICD
Dental Director, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Dr. Cross graduated from LSU School of Dentistry with a desire to help underserved populations. He established a private practice in New Orleans East and began working on the city’s mobile dental unit and in other Health Department (HD) clinics. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina brought tremendous dental health challenges. Dr. Cross served the community by becoming a lead Dentist for DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team) and working to rebuild the Health Department Clinics and mobile units. After becoming the dental director for Excelth, he was very effective in transferring and expanding the former HD dental services. Doug has served as the Dental Triage Lead for 4 La MOM events and has served in a leadership role in many other events including the “Back to School Cavity Free Program”. He is Vice-Chairman of the Louisiana Primary Care Association Clinicians Branch and a member of the Louisiana Oral Health Coalition.
Dental Resident, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Dentist, Algiers Dental
Dental Resident, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Helen J. Price, DDS
Dentist, Resident Coordinator, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Dr. Price is a graduate of LSU School of Dentistry and completed a 2 year General Practice Residency with a concentration in Hospital Dentistry from Charity Hospital. Dr. Price has managed a private practice and has worked with the underserved populations in the Houma and New Orleans area for the past 25 years. She has been a clinical associate professor at LSU School of Dentistry General Practice Residency program, as well as, in the sophomore and junior clinics. Currently Dr. Price is serving as Resident Coordinator for the EXCELth - NYU Langone Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.
Dental Resident, New Orleans East
Physician Podiatrist, Algiers Family Health, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
OBGYN, Algiers Family Health, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Laura E. Brumfield
Registered Dietician, Algiers Family Health, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Reid Doster, Dmin
Director of Behavioral Health, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Reid joined EXCELth Inc.’s team in 2011 and serves as Director of Behavioral Health. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University, Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional studies at University of Massachusetts; Louisiana State University; University of New Orleans; Oxford University, England; and Ruschlikon Theological Seminary, Switzerland. Professional experiences include psychotherapist at Northshore and Greenbrier Psychiatric hospitals and private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Reid has made presentations on Prevention Through Integrated Service Design: Integrating Primary and Behavioral Health Care Through the Lens of Prevention, Introducing the Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultant, LPCA Clinical Summit, Ambiguous Loss, Vulnerable Populations & Trauma-Informed Care, McFarland Institute, Care Coordination in an Integrative Care Setting, OBH Clinical Summit. Reid’s heart is to serve the underserved, addressing disparities in mental health care. He enjoys fishing and watercoloring and hanging out with his wife, Penny, children, grandchildren and two puppies.
Megan Dauenhauer, MSN
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Megan has worked in mental health care since 2007. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and is certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is currently furthering her education at McNeese State University for a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She has been awarded the distinction of being a Great 100 Nurse in Louisiana. She is inspired by the stories and strength of her patients. Together she works with patients to help them to live their most fulfilling lives. She enjoys exercising, spending time with her family, reading, and traveling in her free time.
LCSW Behavioral Health Specialist
LCSW Behavioral Health Specialist
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Gentilly Family Health
Behavior Health Specialist, New Orleans Family Health and Dental
Dr. Darlene Brooks-Sanville is a clinical social worker with 19+ years of diverse social work experience. She earned her Master's of Social Work from Southern University of New Orleans and her Doctor of Social Work from Tulane University School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker board approved clinical supervisor (LCSW-BACS). She has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings: secure care, inpatient and intensive outpatient. She has experience in treating trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, self-esteem issues and more. She spends her personal time with family, friends and traveling as she likes to explore the world. She also spends personal time with her Mardi Gras krewe giving back to the community. She is an active member of the New Orleans chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers. She is motivated by the mission to help people with challenges they might be facing and has a special interest in working with underserved populations.
Michael A. Andry
Mr. Andry has over 45 years of experience in health programs management and administration. He has served as chief executive since 1992. He has served on several local, state, and national boards, often in leadership capacities. He has received many awards related to community health advocacy and community service. Working to improve the quality of life of the community has been his passion... Summed up in his greeting to all: "Be Well!"
Sarah Fausett, MBA
Sarah brings nearly 18 years of health care experience ranging from clinical and education to management and data analysis. As the QI Director she focuses on operations and data analysis as they relate to improving quality of care. Sarah spent 6 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman where she worked in an ICU providing patient care, and in an education and training department. She received a Master of Business Administration degree after completing her service and went on to manage an Orthopedic practice. Being in a military family, moving a lot was hard on a career, so to lessen some of the burden, she gained employment as a federal employee at Naval Hospital Beaufort where she gained much of her experience in data analytics and population health in primary care. This allowed her to transition to a higher level when moving again to Camp Pendleton California. She now resides in Slidell, LA with her two daughters, Charlotte and Erica.
Associate Medical Director, Algiers Family Health
Dr. Winfrey completed her BSN (1993) and MSN (1998) at Louisiana State University Medical Center. She completed her DNP (2012) at University of Alabama in Birmingham. She completed her Masters and Doctorate Programs as an honor graduate and was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She has board certification with American Nurses Credentialing Center (since 1999). Dr. Winfrey retired after 21 years, with rank of Major, from the Louisiana Air National Guard. Medical experience includes serving 16 years in the Nurse Corps with five years as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer. Served as 159th Medical Group Interim Chief of Nursing during Hurricane Katrina. Her service in Humanitarian Missions include Honduras Medical Relief (1999), Phillipines Medical Relief (2000), Hurricane Gustav (2008), Hurricane Katrina (2005), & Hurricane Ivan (2004). Other scholastic and military awards include LSU Dean’s List (1990- 1993), Louisiana War Cross & Longevity Medal, Louisiana Emergency Service & General Excellence, National Defense Service Medal, and two Air Force Reserve Achievement Medals. Dr. Winfrey is married with two children. She and her husband lead the Teen Ministry and a small Bible Talk Community Group at their church. She is sustained by her Christian Faith and holds firmly to EXCELth’s mission to provide quality healthcare to the New Orleans community regardless to ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic class. Hobbies/ Interest include speed walking, traveling, and watching sunrise/sunsets in the mountains or lakes.
Health Center Managers
Belinda Pressley, BS
Health Center Manager, New Orleans East Family Health and Dental
Belinda Pressley is the Health Center Manager at the New Orleans East Health Center, located at 9900 Lake Forest Blvd. She received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the school of business at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has been a healthcare manager for many years and was a member of the Louisiana Medical Managers Association. She is a champion for the community, is committed to patient care and continuous quality improvement. Under her leadership, the New Orleans East team has successfully provided many community events including, but not limited to COVID 19 testing and vaccine clinics, back to school, breast cancer awareness, as well as food and toy giveaway events. Being a part of the EXCELth Family Health Center since 2019 has been a joy. She looks forward to working with the awesome New Orleans East team and serving the community for years to come.
Barbara Dehon-Manuel, LCSW
Health Center Manager, Social Service Coordinator, Gentilly Family Health
Ms. Dehon-Manuel has been an employee of EXCELth, Inc. for over 25 years. She started out providing case-management services to clients. From here, with the assistance and support of a strong team, she had the success of establishing the Social Service Department. Because of its proven success record, the Social Services Department has often been charged with additional responsibilities, as needed, to ensure the viability of other programs within the agency. These additional programs have included the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program and the CDC HIV/AIDS program. The Social Services Department, under her leadership, has always delivered high levels of excellence no matter the challenge. Along with kind, compassionate care for her clients, she has exemplified strong leadership as the Coordinator of the Social Service Department. Currently, she is serving in the role as the Health Center Manager for the Gentilly site. This role certainly places her more on the administrative side of things, but still allows her to utilize her social work skills. As she loves to say: "I was born a social worker, I will be a social worker, and I will die a social worker." She is inspired by EXCELth because of its commitment to the staff, the community, and the people we serve. She believes this allows her to serve God through meeting people's needs. Her hobbies/interests are quite simple - spending time with family, reading the Bible, and playing with her fur babies (Ollie & Remi). However, in addition to her professional achievements, Ms. Dehon-Manuel's greatest accomplishments have been her children, Jai’Juan and Holton. They have made parenting loveable, enjoyable, and easy. She loves them dearly.
Shirley Byrd, BSW
Case Manager, Algiers Family Health
Kenyata Anderson, EDDA
Dental Office Manager, New Orleans East family Health and Dental
Kenyata Anderson is a graduate of Bluecliff College. She joined EXCELth dental in 2013 where she also completed her student externship. She currently manages operations of both New Orleans East and Algiers dental clinics.
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