La Toya Darden (President & CEO)
La Toya Darden has worked in community
healthcare for the last 10 years. As Program Director of Houston Medi-Dent
Mobile Health, Inc., she demonstrated abilities in internal and external
marketing, finances, management and dental software technology; wrote
successful grants for a children’s dental program; analyzed and wrote
appropriate responses to requests for proposals (RFP), requests for quotes
(RFQ) and requests for information (RFI); set up and established new territory
by devising a technique for introducing the concept of oral preventative
services for underserved school-aged children; and designed an
introductory “Partnering with the Community”, “Miles of Healthy Smiles” program
that is now standard for the agency. Ms. Darden also served as programs
administer and grant writer for the program, where she developed a complete
managerial outline for continued growth and success of the agency; established
professional relationships and maintained communication with individual school
personnel in targeted school districts; promoted and facilitated dental
prevention education programs in identified schools utilizing various marketing
and promotional strategies; and maintained and sustained strong relationships
between donors and the non-profit agency, who, in return, provided dental
services to thousands of undeserved school children.
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Under her direction as Chief Operations Officer
for Central Care Integrated Health Services (CCIHS), Ms. Darden
implemented an HIV primary care and collegiate inoculation medical program
for underserved patients residing in South Central Houston and throughout
Houston, Texas. She successfully orchestrated funding through the Houston
Endowment for renovations to CCIHS' main site and secured contracts from
HISD for the Convenience Clinic Benefits Plan to provide primary and
preventative healthcare to HISD employees.
In 2011, Ms. Darden was a member of the
UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program. The UCLA/Johnson
& Johnson Health Care Executive Program is a management development program
exclusively for executive directors and leaders of health centers and other
community-based healthcare organizations. The program provides extensive
management and leadership development at the UCLA Anderson School of Management
in Los Angeles, California. Participants engage in a rigorous but relevant
curriculum that provides the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities to
successfully manage and lead their organizations in a changed world for
healthcare delivery. The program has graduated nearly 600 participants since
its inception in 2002.
Ms. Darden received her
B.A in Psychology from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
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Dr. Kymberly Butler, M.D. (CMO)
Dr. Kymberly Butler was born and reared in San Angelo, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Biology. Upon graduation, she entered Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Butler graduated from Hahnemann in 1997. She completed her residency training at the University of Texas- Houston, in Family Practice in 2001 where she had the distinct honor to serve as Chief Resident. Dr. Butler returned to the University of Texas – Houston as Assistant Professor for from 2002-2007 after a year of working in a large multi-specialty group. While at University of Texas – Houston. She educated and help develop clinical skills of medical students and Family Medicine Resident. Dr. Butler has a special interest in Women’s Health with concentration on women’s health procedures including: IUD and Nexplanon placement/removal, Colposcopy, EMB, ECC, and evaluation of abnormal lesions. Dr. Butler in February 2007, along with 2 other Physicians formed their own Family Medicine Clinic, Total Health Family Medical Group, in Pearland, Texas. After 7 years of private practice Dr. Butler sough to expand her role in medicine. She joined Accretive Health. She had extensive training in quality and accuracy to recommend patient status through evidence-based medicine to improve compliance and revenue integrity. Earned nomination to serve as site lead across multiple hospitals and healthcare organizations, preparing and presenting educational information on the company, CMS rulings, compliance, and appeals. Acted as the Physician Advisor representative for the sales team with new and prospective clients. Extensive training on billing and coding.
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Throughout all of Dr. Butler’s education and training she believes her calling is to provide quality healthcare to the community with compassion, tenacity and education. She practices under the mantra that Health Care is a right and not a privilege. She is aware that the lack of access to affordable and quality of healthcare not only affects the individual but has a devastating effect on the community. Her mission mind, drive, and compassion for people and the community led her to Central Care Integrated Health Care. Dr. Butler believes in the vision of Central Care Integrated Health Service and together they will be a formidable force in the world of medicine having a profound impact on the community and its people. She has taken the helm of leadership and accepted the charge to lead the clinical department. She continues her love for educating providers, students and interns in clinical medicine. Dr. Butler is determined, committed and only gives her best. Her drive is to continue the legacy of Central Care Integrated Health Services and ensure that mission of providing affordable, accessible and quality care by eliminating health disparities in the communities endures.
She is married to Coye Devrouax and the mother of Zachary. Dr. Butler is a member of American Academy of Family Medicine, Texas Medical Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is an avid public speaker on healthcare including adolescence, women health, and preventive care.
Dr. Shannon Morris, DNP, FNP-C
Dr. Shannon Morris, DNP, FNP-C, is the Director of Clinical Services for Central Care Integrated Health Services. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
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Dr. Morris began her nursing education at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and began working as a registered nurse at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU). She worked as a staff nurse, researcher, and nurse preceptor. She was awarded the certificate of “Excellence in the Preceptor Role". In addition, Dr. Morris also served on the UNC Shared Governance Board Diversity Council, as well as being the appointed BMTU Diabetes Resource Nurse.
Dr. Morris returned to WSSU to pursue a Masters in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration, then ultimately decided to enroll at the University of South Alabama to earn her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Diabetes and Metabolic Syndromes.
Dr. Morris has contributed to numerous research projects and presented at both the local and state level. Projects include revising the "UNC Mucositis Management Policy" with updated evidence-based research and “The Equal Project". Professionals presentations include "Bone Marrow Core: The Transplant Process and Hematological Effects", "Central Venous Access Devices in Cancer Patients", as well as article publications in the Clinical Advisor entitled "Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Care” and "Goal-Setting: Improving Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes.
Dr. Morris' research interests include care of cancer survivors. She also has a strong drive and personal motivation in searching for a cure for cancer. When Dr. Morris is not working, she is volunteering with the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. She has served as a Cooperate Sponsor Recruiter as well as a participant in the “Light the Night Walk”. Her pastime includes traveling abroad, reading non-fiction novels, or spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Shatona L Berard - Interim Dental Director/General Dentist
Dr. Shatona L Berard is proud to have taken the road less traveled, becoming the first African American female dentist of St. Martinville, La. From a very early age, Dr. Berard has always had a passion for helping others and knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of health professions. Her father and grandfather, both self-employed auto mechanics, taught her the importance of both diligence and education, often pushing her to strive for her very best.
One of her greatest achievements is graduating as Suma Cum Laude from her alma mater, Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge. While attending Southern University, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a concentration in Microbiology. Dr. Berard is proud to have completed research with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She then completed a thesis on how the problem of oil spills in the U.S. can be remedied by using several microbial species. Dr. Berard is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she served as an undergraduate vice president.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Berard went on to pursue her degree in Dental Surgery under the Texas A&M system at Baylor College of Dentistry. While there, she both served under the mentorship and completed research in the Orthodontics department. Striving to show patients how premature loss of their teeth can not only affect their ability to chew, but their overall health, has given her the mindset of improving patients’ general quality of life.
Although not a native of Houston, she has forged a path through her mentorship which has continued throughout her career. She has inspired others to pursue careers in the dental field by past shadowing programs she has initiated at previous clinics and through her talks at careers days at community colleges. Community outreach is very important to Dr. Berard. She is a 2015 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership award given by one of her hometown’s top community leaders.
Dr. Berard loves practicing all aspects of general dentistry, however her favorite part is giving someone a smile that they will love. When not spending time with her family, she enjoys zydeco music, crawfish boils, and traveling. Her main goal is to take her skills that she has acquired in dentistry to different parts of the world!! Come and meet Dr. Shatona L Berard
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