Michelle McNear, Ph.D
Vice President, Natural Care Center
Dr. Michelle McNear has over 20 years’ experience in the field of public health and wellness. She holds a MS in Exercise Physiology along with a MS in Public Health and a PhD in Public Health.
Dr. McNear is currently the Clinic Director at the Natural Care Center, where she manages clinical operations, marketing, and securing grant funding for future patients. Her career has focused on health care administration, clinical research, strategic planning and quality improvement initiatives. Many of her responsibilities have included design and delivery of community-based health education programs. In addition to her role as clinical director, she is currently adjunct faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Clinical Services Administrator
Mr. Arthur Williams has over 26 years of operations and program development experience within the populations of adults with physical and mental disabilities. He holds a Bachelors in Psychology.
He has worked for groups such as Harford Center, Athelas and United Cerebral Palsy as Program Director/Manager to name a few. While at these agencies he has developed new outreach programs for its constituents they served, supported employment programs for adults with disabilities, developed and identified curriculum designed to address skills needed for personal development and workplace readiness for individuals with disabilities. He pioneered the first Saturday program in Washington, DC to have people with disabilities more active in the community. Mr. Williams has served as a liaison between government agencies, day programs and parents/guardians of the programs he oversaw. He went on to create programs within the organization and in the community. From his years of experience, Mr. Williams has seen why it’s important for person’s centered approach to be more integrative for one’s growth and to ensure one’s mental health and wellness.
Keegan Abernathy MS, LDN
NCC + Community Outreach Administrator
Keegan has been a part of the MUIH community since 2016. He has had a few different roles here at the Natural Care Center (NCC) as a student, intern, and teaching assistant for clinical students. As the NCC and Community Outreach Administrator, Keegan manages the private care practitioners of NCC to support clinic needs while maintaining the high standard of integrative care offered to all patients of the NCC.
His other duty is to manage NCC’s community outreach relations. He is here to increase community awareness and access to the integrative health services offered by our students and practitioners. He works with businesses and community members to address their care needs with tailored services provided by the NCC. Services include auricular acupuncture, massage, nutrition education, seminars on health topics, webinar series, and other forms of outreach. Relations utilizing such services have included local radio broadcasting on health-tops, university wellness programs, and Howard County community health initiatives.