|Mavis Agyeiwaah, MD
Dr. Mavis Agyeiwaah was born in Ghana, Africa and immigrated to Yonkers NY as a child. She completed medical school at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC in 2011. She completed her family medicine residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, an affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Queens NY. Dr. Agyeiwaah became board certified in family medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine in 2014 and enjoys working with the under-served and all age groups. Dr Agyeiwaah is new to the Roanoke area and enjoys music and various cultural activities. She is excited to explore Roanoke’s festivals and beautiful sceneries.
|Ann Findley, MS, FNP-BC
Ann Findley, MS, FNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee with a Master of Science degree in Nursing. She also attended Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, Virginia and The University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise, Virginia. She previously practiced for 33 years as a registered nurse in the areas of Medical-Surgical, Intensive Care, Home Health and Hospice, and Quality Improvement. The last 7 years she practiced in wound and ostomy care. Providing healthcare to others has been a lifelong passion, and she looks forward to providing primary care to Virginia Premier’s members. “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts” is her favorite quote (by Mother Teresa).
|Jennifer Johnson, MS, PA-C
Jennifer, a West Virginia native, spent her undergraduate years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, as well as a second major in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. Upon graduation, she completed a one-year Medical Technologist program in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She worked as a Medical Technologist for several years before returning to West Virginia to complete her Physician Assistant education. Jennifer graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Mountain State University in 2011 and began working as a Psychiatric Physician Assistant. She and her family moved to Roanoke in the fall of 2013 to join the Virginia Premier Medical Home team.
|Nikki Kemp, NP-C
Nikki Kemp was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. She went to Manhattan Technical College in Manhattan, KS and received a certificate for Practical Nursing in 2001. Continuing on with her studies, she graduated Washburn University in Topeka with a Bachelor in the Science of Nursing in 2005. She worked in multiple disciplines as a registered nurse while continuing her education for a master’s degree. Kemp attended Tennessee State University and completed the Master in Nursing program, with an emphasis on Family Care in 2012. Her areas of interest include breastfeeding and helping new moms with the transitions of care, as well as education in health needs.
|Colleen Schlenke Pollard, LCSW
Colleen Pollard, LCSW was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. From there, she went on to explore the country and get an education, both in and out of the classroom. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Colorado at Boulder, with a double major in Sociology and International Affairs. After college, she had a brief career in commercial insurance, but eventually decided to follow her calling to become a Social Worker. After completing a year of AmeriCorps, in San Francisco, she attended Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, in Philadelphia, where she earned her Master’s in Social Service (MSW). Her career as a Clinical Social Worker started in earnest in 2002. Since then, she has worked in various treatment settings with adults, adolescents, families and veterans. Colleen was very proud to work at the Veterans Administration in both Denver and Chicago, where she counseled veterans suffering from PTSD. In 2012, Colleen moved to Roanoke to be with her now husband and start a family. Colleen is excited to be a part of the innovative VA Premier Medical Home Team, where her skills as an LCSW can be put to excellent use.
|Sharon Toliver-Hardy, LCSW, CSAC
Sharon Toliver-Hardy is a Clinical Social Worker licensed by the Board of Social Work in Virginia (LCSW) and specializes in Substance Abuse and Addiction. She has practiced for over 18 years and is a graduate of Radford University where she received her master’s degree in social work. Therapy is her passion and she believes that everyone has the ability to change and improve their lives by looking for answers that live within. ”Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.” (Maya Angelo)
|Hillary Whonder-Genus, MD
Dr. Whonder-Genus joined Virginia Premier Health Plan in October 2016 as the medical director of the Medical Home. As a board-certified pediatrician, she brings to the Medical Home her expertise in the care of infants, children and adolescents. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College (NY) and completed residencies in anesthesiology and pediatrics. Her medical career has taken her several places along the way from New York to Virginia, most recently working at a community health center as the medical director, where she has nurtured her passion for serving those who have limited access to health care. While medicine is a very integral part of her life, Dr. Hillary is actively involved in her church community and enjoys music, the warm outdoors and entertaining friends and family with good cooking. She loves to travel and looks forward to the day when her two teenaged boys are out of the house so that she and her husband can go wherever, whenever. She excitedly looks forwards to the plans God has for her in Roanoke, plans to give her a future and a hope. She is enjoying the Southern hospitality, though she will most likely always be a New Yorker at heart.