Our certified, experienced and caring doctors and clinical personnel.
Ofundem Akoh-Arrey Nokuri, MD, FAAP Medical Director (Columbia)
Dr. Nokuri finished her undergraduate degree at Bowie State University in Maryland. She went on to earn her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. After completing her pediatric residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, Dr. Nokuri went through additional training to become board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics.
Since Dr. Nokuri previously served as an emergency room pediatrician at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, she has an extensive background in urgent care diagnoses and treatments. Patients of Dr. Nokuri commend her caring and compassionate bedside manner, especially when caring for infants and young children. Dr. Nokuri strives to build lasting, lifelong relationships with each of her patients.
Behavioral Counselor (Columbia)
Barbara Malavite is a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland as well a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor in the state of Ohio. She recently relocated from Ohio where she had received a dual Masters degree in both School Counseling and Clinical Counseling from Walsh University. Barbara has certification in trauma-informed practices and brings a diverse background of working with crisis, school systems, law enforcement/court systems and addiction treatment. She uses a holistic approach to treatment and believes that compassion and building a trusting relationship are important aspects of therapy. She has a registered therapy dog who has faithfully accompanied her on a daily basis bringing comfort to clients for over 6 years.
Site Director (Columbia)
Sharon is a seasoned practitioner with 29 years of clinical and research experience.
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and graduating from Simmons College Boston.
Vastly experienced in emergent and critical care having worked at Mercy Medical Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Sinai Hospital, and Franklin Square Hospital; and as a family nurse practitioner for endoscopic microsurgery practice. Performed several research as a co-investigator and research associate in clinical trials for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis.
FNP-BC, MSN, FNE-A/P Sane-A
Family Nurse Practitioner
Jo-Ann is a clinical nurse practitioner with 28 years of experience in the areas of emergent/urgent care/trauma/PACU/GI and forensic nursing for the adult, adolescent, and pediatric populations in many Baltimore/Washington metro area facilities including University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital (HCGH), Sinai Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and many others. Currently, works at HCGH where she developed the Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Assessment program for HCGH. She graduated from Simmons College in Boston, and is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Maryland Nurses Association, International Association of Forensic Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
Shant is a native Marylander who obtained his degree as an X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant, from Brightwood College, California. Proficient as a medical assistant in adults and pediatrics. Truly passionate about making patients feel comfortable during x-ray procedures and provides compassionate care. In his spare time, Shant enjoys cooking, swimming and traveling.
Samuel Nokuri, MD, MBA, FACP
Medical Director (Camp Springs)
During his undergraduate program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Nokuri studied chemistry. After earning his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Nokuri completed his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean island of Dominica.
He then went through his residency training in internal medicine at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
To ensure he keeps offering the latest treatments and solutions for his patients, Dr. Nokuri takes continuing education courses. He went on to earn a master of business administration degree (MBA) from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in Baltimore.
Dr. Nokuri is currently board-certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also serves as a flight surgeon for the United States Air Force and Air National Guard out of Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
Sophie Therapy Dog
Sophie is a registered therapy dog, certified through Therapy Dogs International. She has joyfully accompanied her owner, Psychotherapist Barbara Malavite, to work in a variety of settings and is available to come to sessions with clients. She has been welcomed in multiple school systems, police departments, court rooms, libraries and nursing homes. Sophie provides unconditional love and support to clients of all ages and is in charge of monitoring an unruly dachshund and two cats at home.
Tracy Davis Behavioral Counselor (Camp Springs)
Tracy Davis is a board approved Clinical Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) for the state of Maryland. She is an alumna of Bowie State University where she studied Counseling Psychology and graduated with honors. Her therapeutic foundation is Adlerian, which is a holistic approach.
She has worked closely within the prison systems for both state and federal government, long & short-term residential treatment facilities, as well as private practice.
Tracy’s therapeutic approach continues to help clients develop and maintain healthy coping skills, healthy reentry into society, reduce recidivism, support clients who are struggling with addictions, as well as those in active recovery. She brings with her the education, life skills, experience, and knowledge, which can help to facilitate change.
Noelia grew up in Maryland and attended Anne Arundel community college. She is currently working on finishing her BSN degree.
She aspires to pursue a career that is constantly helping others in a culturally relevant way.
She has been working for about 6 years in both palliative care and rehabilitation. In her spare time she loves to hike or pick up a great book. She is a cat Mom to a 2 year-old Calico.
Katherine is a Pre-Physician Assistant student at Wingate University with interests in emergency surgery. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and Medical Assistant who also volunteers at the local animal shelter and as a Crisis Counselor during her free time. Katherine is also an athlete, overcoming two knee reconstructions to play soccer for her university. Her passion for patient care and eagerness to improve her medical knowledge and skills are key in providing exceptional care for each and every one of our clients."
Nutritionist, Holistic Health
and Wellness Coach
Judy Templeton is a certified Integrated Nutritionist and Holistic Health and Wellness coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, New York. She has been in the Health field for 46 years as a fitness and dance instructor, personal trainer, recreation coordinator and hostess of radio and television Shows in Health and Fitness.
She has facilitated the New Mom’s Support Group for the Howard County General Hospital for 16 years and teaches nutrition and healthful lifestyle changes to Postpartum Mothers.
Judy’s journey in the healing arts evolved from her role as a teacher and student of the performing arts and has been inspired by her desire to lead an extraordinary life. This was further enriched by her determination to create vibrant health for her daughter.
She has mastered the disciplines of vitamin supplementation, herbs, dealing with food allergies, organic foods and optimal nutrition. She loves to inspire, coach and teach Healthy Habits
Jonathan Martinez is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Lead for Premier Health Express Urgent Care.
His attended Montgomery College and graduating from MedTech College as a Medical Assistant. Jonathan presents with a platitude of experiences in emergency medicine having worked at Shock Trauma at University of Maryland and Primary Care at Holy Cross Health Center.
He loves working with patients and helping people. His upbeat and contagious personality keeps patients and staff smiling. He is also a member of the outreach team at Premier Health Express Urgent Care.
Medical Scribe and Quality Assurance Representative
Amber Riggin is a Medical Scribe and Quality Assurance Representative for Premier Health Express Urgent Care QTC program. Amber has a great passion for veterans and ensuring they are comfortable and that their voices are heard when it matters most. She served in the United States Army prior to obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Services and attending Montgomery College for American Sign Language. She has an extensive background in logistics and Quality Assurance which she has obtained while managing Inventory Control for the surgical departments during her time at Holy Cross Health and the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center. In her spare time she enjoys making custom furniture and
(Columbia / Camp Springs)
Charlotte is the lead supervisor for both Columbia and Camp Springs location. She graduated with her RN from Keiser University in Florida back in 2018 and she is also a Navy veteran. She has experience as a medical assistant, pharmacy technician, and patient care technician on top of her nursing career. She strives for nothing short of excellence when it comes to quality patient care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two sons and husband doing crafts.
Isaac Esene is a certified EMT and CNA . He was born in Washington DC but he is a Prince George’s County Native . Isaac serves as a medic in the Air Force for the Air National Guard at Andrews AFB. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Health Science at Towson University. In his spare time , he enjoys working out , reading , and volunteering at his local fire department.