Michelle McNear, Ph.D

Director

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.

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Carla Johnston, DCN, MA, MS, CNS, LDN

Manager of Community Outreach and Partnerships

Dr. Johnston has extensive experience in healthcare business development, administration and management with a demonstrated history of success in community outreach and education programs. Skilled in cultivating collaborative partnerships along with evidence-based program planning, delivery and assessment.

In addition to administrative experience, Dr. Johnston is a licensed and board-certified nutritionist who recently completing her doctorate in clinical nutrition. She currently holds a M.S. in Herbal Medicine from the University of Integrative Health, along with a
M.A. in Applied Sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she focused on the impact of chronic illness on aging adults.

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Arthur Williams

Clinic Operations Coordinator

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.

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