Sinclair Health Clinic Hires New Provider

Winchester, VA: The Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic (SHC) is excited to announce the hiring of Leocadia Conlon, MPH, PA-C, as a new provider on the clinical team.  Leocadia will assume the position on June 18, 2018 and will replace Elle Berkenkemper, MSN, FNP-C, who will be leaving SHC to join the practice at Winchester Pediatrics in Winchester, Virginia.

Leocadia’s career has spanned across clinical practice, clinical research, public health and health profession education.  Her areas of expertise include hepatology, reproductive health, maternal child health, quality improvement in health care, oral health and health disparities.  In the public health arena, Leocadia was a founding member and project manager for the Hawaii Collaborative Health Initiative (HI-CHI), a non-profit organization responding to unmet maternal child health needs across rural outer islands of Hawaii.  For the past five years, Leocadia has served as an assistant professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She joined the SHC clinic team in 2016 as a volunteer provider and has helped with the women’s health, hepatology and primary care programs at the clinic.

“My favorite part about working at SHC is being a part of a team that has a passion to provide the highest quality of care with a comprehensive approach,” stated Leocadia.  “The team at SHC demonstrates compassion and dedication to the community while navigating the complexities of health and health care.”

Leocadia graduated from the Physician Assistant Studies Program at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York in 2000. Following graduation, she completed a year-long liver disease and liver transplant Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2008, Leocadia graduated from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Maternal Child Health Certificate. Leocadia is currently working toward a PhD in Translational Health Science at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and she will continue to do so while assuming her clinical responsibilities at the SHC.

“Leocadia is going to be a great addition to our team,” reported Executive Director, Brandon Jennings.  “She is an accomplished practitioner who add valuable insight into our clinical practice and help the team to best serve those in need in our community.  Her commitment to patient care and public health is truly outstanding.” 

The Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic was founded over 30 years ago as the Free Medical Clinic, deliveringlow cost, vital health care to members of our community in need.  Our dedication to our patients is founded on the belief that everyone should have access to health care.  For more information, please visit our website sinclairhealthclinic.org.

In September 2017, the clinic announced that the Board of Directors had voted to change the organization’s name to the Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic, doing business as Sinclair Health Clinic. The change was made to honor one of the clinic’s founders and its long time Medical Director, Dr. Terry Sinclair. 

 

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