Kristen Barnette, NP
Kristen attended Winston Salem State University in Winston Salem, NC where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and minor in Psychology in 2007. She began her career as a Neurosurgical nurse at Carolinas Medical Center. While working at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, she was immersed into education, holistic interventions, and the palliative approach to medicine. She completed her Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2013. She is a Board Certified Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. As a member of The Junior Urban League of the Central Carolinas, she strives to continually serve her community. She has a wonderful family and religious foundation that continually supports and encourages her gift to give of herself honestly, wholeheartedly, and fervently.
Roseann Barrera, FNP
Roseann is a board-certified family health nurse practitioner since 2019. She received her BSN from Brookline College in Pheonix, Arizona and MSN from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Roseann has specialized in the care of oncology patients for the past 16 years, most recently in transplant and cellular therapy for malignant hematology for the past 3 years. Roseann has a passion for patient education, symptom management & comfort care, and considers it a privilege to join the hospice team. Roseann resides in Fort Mill, SC with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, crocheting and reading.
Lynn Barringer, AGCNS, AGPCNP-BC
Lynn is a nurse practitioner that is adult and geriatric focused. She is an adult/geriatric clinical nurse specialist and board certified in adult and geriatric primary care. She received her BSN from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Summa Cum Laude) and MSN from Duke University School of Nursing. Her RN experience before becoming a nurse practitioner included Emergency Care (Certified Emergency Nurse for 10 years) and perioperative surgical nursing. By being part of the patients' healthcare journey Lynn hopes to make a difference in improving their quality of life by listening to each person and appreciating their own uniqueness.
Andrika Bluford, NP
Heather Bowers, NP
Lizzie Campbell, DNP, AGNP-C, AGACNP-BC, BMTCN
Lizzie is a nurse practitioner with 11 years of healthcare experience. She received her bachelors from NC State University, initial RN licensure and MSN at East Carolina University, graduate certificate in acute care from UNC Charlotte, and DNP from UNC Wilmington. Since 2016, Lizzie has worked with oncology patients and developed an interest in the provision of earlier palliative care to this population. To that end, she joined HPCCR in 2022. She is a Charlotte, NC native and is excited to serve to her community in this important and purposeful work. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Jennifer Eleey, FNP-BC
Jennifer became board-certified in 2019 and has previous experience in the long-term care setting with a primary focus on geriatrics and chronic disease management. She earned her BSN from East Carolina University and her MSN from UNC Wilmington. As a RN, she had extensive experience in the critical care setting which first sparked her love and appreciation for hospice and palliative medicine. During her years serving those in skilled nursing and assisted living settings, she further developed a passion for providing care focused on symptom management. She strives to use a holistic foundation in providing care for her patients and their families. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, daughter, and two French bulldogs.
Anna Hamrick, NP
Angela Futrell, NP
Katie Beth Roux, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Katie Beth is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Clemson University with a BSN in 2012. After graduation, she worked in medical oncology in both the inpatient and outpatient setting while obtaining her master’s degree from Anderson University and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing to become a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. As an NP, she worked in oncology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as radiation oncology. Upon moving to Charlotte, NC, she joined VIA Health Partners. Katie Beth is passionate about palliative care and loves getting to know her patients on a personal level. She enjoys symptom management and helping her patients improve their quality of life. She graciously appreciates the opportunity of taking care of her patients and their families. Katie Beth lives in Charlotte with her husband and two young children. She loves traveling, spending time with her family, interior design, and attending as many Clemson football games as she can!
Kelli Harris, ANP-C
Kelli is an adult nurse practitioner board certified in taking care of ages 13 to geriatrics. She received her BSN and MSN from UNC Charlotte and she is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kelli has been a RN for over 20 years and NP for over 16 years. Her previous experience as a RN and NP includes internal medicine, family practice, hospital, long term care, assisted living care, home health care, wound care, pain management, and previous hospice and palliative care at HPCCR. She is a native of the Lake Norman area and is proud to serve communities at HPCCR.
Obeghaenre Harris, FNP-C
Obeghaenre is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She received her BSN from University Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey(UMDNJ) - now Rutgers University, and her MSN from Samford University School of Nursing. Prior to attaining her MSN, Obeghaenre’s nursing experience included working as a case manager with SNF populations and home health where she passionately advocated for her patients and provided evidence-based care. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She has worked with VIA Health Partners as a hospice nurse since 2018 while she attained her MSN. Outside of work, she loves to knit, crochet, cook and spend time with her husband, son and numerous community families that care to enjoy her spicy cooking!
Ashley Isaac-Dockery, NP
Alison Harrison, DNP, NP-C, ACHPN
Alison is a board-certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner who has specialized in hospice and palliative medicine since 2011. She received her BSN from the University of Iowa College of Nursing and her MSN and DNP from Duke University School of Nursing. Prior to specializing in hospice and palliative care, Alison’s nursing experience was in intensive care and geriatric primary care. She is an active member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Alison is very passionate about providing evidence-based care to her patients, and working with patients and families to ensure that they feel supported and valued. Outside of work, she loves to run, play the piano, and spend time with her husband and four children.
Tiffany Jackson, DNP, NP-C, ACHPN
Tiffany is a nurse practitioner board certified in family health, hospice, and palliative care. She received her BSN from Waynesburg College, MSN from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), and DNP from Chatham University (Pittsburgh). Tiffany has specialized in hospice and palliative medicine since 2012. Her RN experience previous to becoming a nurse practitioner includes critical care, surgical trauma, and flight nursing. She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also faculty at Chamberlain College of Nursing where she has been a professor in the family nurse practitioner program since 2015. She resides in Clover, SC.
Rachel Johnson, NP
Niki Koesel, NP
Cynthia Lee, FNP-C
Cynthia has worked in Hospice care for 15 years. She attended Winston-Salem State University where she earned her MSN. She has a FNP certification and is board certified. She resides in Mooresville, NC and is married with two children.
Priscilla Massey, NP
Tamara Lovelace, NP
Wendy Lewis, NP
Deborah McDaniel, RN, MSN, FNP
Debbie is a Family Nurse Practitioner who is no stranger to VIA Health Partners. Previously she served as a case manager and admissions nurse prior to pursing her nurse practitioner degree. Debbie graduated from Anderson University in December of 2020 with her masters in nursing/family nurse practitioner. After graduation, she and her husband moved to rural western North Carolina for two years where she worked as a nurse practitioner in a rural school based clinic, served as a hospital extender at a small critical access hospital during COVID 19, and then as a nurse practitioner with general surgery. Debbie returned to the Charlotte area to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. Debbie believes she has been called to the medical field, and feels that it is an honor to care for her patients and families. Outside of work Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Staci Shafer, FNP-C, ACHPN
Staci has been in nursing for almost thirty years, sixteen of which have been in hospice and palliative care. Over the past eight years, she has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the primary care and hospice care settings. She is certified as an Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. She resides in Hickory, NC.
Karin Reed, DNP, NP-C
Karin is a family nurse practitioner who currently serves palliative medicine patients in the Charlotte area. Formerly an ICU and critical care nurse, Karin went on to obtain both her Masters and Doctorate degrees in nursing from Frontier Nursing University. The focus of her doctoral capstone project was palliative medicine in the fragility fracture population. In her free time, Karin enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and writing.
McKenzie Phillips, FNP-C
McKenzie received her BSN and MSN-FNP from Gardner-Webb University. Her background is in long term care where she worked very closely with palliative and hospice care services, for which she is very passionate about. McKenzie’s RN experience before becoming a Nurse Practitioner includes critical care, orthopedics, pre-operative and post-operative care. She is a member of HPNA and resides in Bessemer City, NC.
Angela Rutherford, MSN, FNP-C
Angela is a nurse practitioner, board certified in family health. She received her MSN and FNP from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina where she conducted research on the barriers to early referrals to Palliative Care in the Primary Care setting. Her nursing experience before becoming a nurse practitioner includes emergency/trauma nursing and home-based case management. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a native of Gaston County and is proud to serve its residents. She has a passion for helping others and providing thorough and compassionate care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and being out in nature. She resides in Belmont, NC with her husband and children.
Stephanie Weatherly NP, ACHPN
Stephanie has worked with HPCCR for the past 5 years with previous experience providing geriatric primary care. A Charlotte native, she returned to the area after completing her Master’s Degree in Nursing from East Carolina University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two children, and their two dogs, Maggie and Chico. Stephanie has a passion for educating patients and their families on disease management and end of life care.
Carmen Messer, DNP, AGPCNP-BC
Carmen is a board-certified adult and gerontology nurse practitioner with 3 years of experience in gerontology and 2 years in palliative care. She has been with VIA Health Partners since May 2021. She received her BSN from UNC Chapel Hill and DNP from Medical University of South Carolina in 2019. Carmen has 1 daughter and loves spending time with her family outside of work. She is passionate about providing supportive care to patients and families struggling with advanced medical conditions.
Alesha Moore, FNP-C
Alesha is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who has specialized in internal medicine and family practice since 2019; she then moved to hospice and palliative care in 2023. She received her nursing degree from Garder Webb University. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Alesha’s nursing experience was in intensive care. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Alesha is very passionate about providing evidence-based care to her patients, while working with patients and families to ensure that they feel supported and valued. Outside of work, she loves to read and spend time with her husband and son.
Pamela Moss, AGNC-C, DNP
Pam is a board-certified adult/geriatric nurse practitioner. She joined VIA Health Partners’ Palliative care team, Cleveland branch, in April 2023. She is dedicated to her professional practice and strives to provide excellent care to her patients and support to caregivers. Before assuming her new palliative care role, she practiced in primary care/geriatric medicine since graduating in 2019. She received her BSN and DNP from The University of NC at Greensboro. Her spare time is occupied with her family and church. She also enjoys hiking, tennis and just relaxing while watching a good movie.
Cathy Pasco, NP
Eric Parker, RN, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN
Eric has been in nursing for twenty-five years. He received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Cleveland Community College in 1998, a BA from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2003 and his MSN from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2008. He has worked in the hospice and palliative care field since 2016, with previous NP experience in pediatrics and family practice. Eric is an active member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and earned certification as Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse in 2022. Outside of work, he loves to read and spend time with his wife and children.
Melissa Roark, AGPCNP
Melissa is a certified adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner who has specialized in hospice and palliative medicine since 2020. Melissa was a hospice nurse prior to moving into the NP role. She joined Hospice Cleveland County in 2018. Prior to becoming a nurse, Melissa was a medical social worker with Richmond County Hospice, a sexual assault counselor, and an adult mental health case manager. She received ADN from Foothills Consortium, her BSW and BSN from Western Carolina University, and her MSN from South University. Prior to specializing in hospice care, Melissa’s nursing experience was in intensive care. She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Melissa is very passionate about providing evidence-based care to her patients and working with patients and families to ensure that they feel supported and valued as their loved one faces the end of life. Outside of work, she enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, being active outdoors and spending time with her husband, Tripp, and three daughters, Riley, Emery and Caroline.
Erin Saari, NP
Erin Salas, NP
Melissa Saxon, NP
Elizabeth Scism, DNP, FNP-C
Elizabeth graduated from UNC Charlotte with a BS in Humanities. She received an ADN in nursing from the Foothills Nursing Consortium, a BSN from Winston Salem State, an MSN from Western Carolina University, and a DNP from Gardner Webb University. Elizabeth worked in family medicine and geriatrics for the past 15 years and joined VIA Health Partners one year ago. She has 3 teenagers and enjoys running, hiking, and swimming.
Christina Suttle, NP
Christina Terrell, NP
Christina began her nursing career in 2002 as a nurse assistant while attending nursing school. After receiving her RN degree from the University of Central Florida, she worked the following 10 years in hospital critical care units while simultaneously obtaining her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner with East Carolina University. Christina’s emphasis has been in long term care facilities providing primary care to adult and geriatric patients with a focus on chronic disease management and advanced care planning. Now at HPCCR, she can focus on her passion of chronic disease education/management while helping her patients have their best possible quality of life. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her dog and spending quality time with family and friends.
Courtney O'Rourke, FNP-C
Courtney is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who has been with VIA Health Partners since 2012, specializing in both palliative and hospice care. She received her BSN from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte and her MSN from the University of South Carolina. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Prior to working in palliative/hospice care, Courtney’s nursing experience included critical care nursing in both the emergency department and medical intensive care unit at Novant. She has 19 years of nursing experience that she brings to VIA Health Partners along with a passion in educating patients and their families on disease progression and end of life care. She is a native of Lincoln County and currently lives in Charlotte with her husband and son. In her free time, Courtney enjoys road trips, knitting, camping, and reading.
Marie Frederick, PNP
Elizabeth Newton, NP