Our Staff

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Zineb Ammous, MD, Clinical Geneticist

Dr. Ammous received her medical degree in 2009 from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and completed a Medical Genetics Residency at the University of Miami in June 2013. Dr. Ammous is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. She is the Medical Director of the Community Health Clinic’s newborn screening follow-up program and also serves on the Indiana Genetics Advisory Committee (IGAC) and its Newborn Screening subcommittee. Dr. Ammous has expertise in treating rare genetic diseases and a compassionate heart for children with special needs and their families. Please click here to see a complete list of Dr. Ammous’s publications.

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Sharlene Herington, BS, RDN, CD, Metabolic Dietitian

Sharlene Herington, BS, RDN, CD, graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics. She has been a registered dietitian nutritionist since 1992, and her experience includes neonatal intensive care, adult critical care, surgical care, gero-psychiatric care, outpatient classes, and one-on-one consultations. Since August 2013, her role at the Community Health Clinic has included individual consults, community education, management of the clinic’s metabolic formula and medical food assistance program, and review of medical literature and practices related to rare conditions and complementary alternative medical therapies.

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Sharon Chupp RN, CEN, CLNC, Clinical Nurse/ Newborn Screening Coordinator

Sharon Chupp, RN, CEN, CLNC, received her Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2003. Committed to realizing her dream of being an emergency trauma nurse, she began her nursing career in the emergency department at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Four years later, she joined IU Health Goshen Hospital’s emergency department. She began working at the Community Health Clinic in December 2013 and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Indiana University South Bend. Sharon also holds national certifications in emergency nursing and legal nurse consulting. As a Clinical Nurse and Newborn Screening Coordinator, she assists with patient appointments, follow-up communication, and care management. Sharon also coordinates confirmatory testing and follow-up care for newborns in northeastern Indiana identified with inborn errors of metabolism through the state newborn screening program.

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Deborah Howell, CMA, Business Manager/Care Coordinator

Debbie Howell, CMA, began her career as a Clinical Medical Assistant for a Family Practice. In 2003, she began working as an office manager of a large Orthopedic Practice, but realized she missed the clinical work. Since that time, she has been an Endoscopy Technician for a Gastroenterology practice and a Clinical Medical Assisting Instructor and Program Director. She relocated from Long Island, New York to Goshen, Indiana, and began working at the Community Health Clinic in September 2013. In her role, she is responsible for frontline communication with patients, care coordination, outside referrals, and medical billing maintenance.

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Leah Lichtenberger, Medical Secretary

Leah Lichtenberger grew up in Adams County and attended Goshen College. She has held various positions around the country, most recently as an emergency room secretary. She also spent many years working with children with special needs. She is an avid outdoor and animal enthusiast and enjoys traveling. In addition to her love of High German which she uses at the CHC, her role as the Medical Secretary includes registering and scheduling patients, volunteer coordination, participation in community outreach events, and general office upkeep.


Stephanie Price, BA, BSN, RN, Clinic Nurse

Stephanie Price, BA, BSN, RN, has worked as a childbirth educator and midwifery assistant with the northern Indiana Plain community since 2007. While in nursing school, she completed a community-health clinical rotation at the Community Health Clinic. She graduated in August 2014 and took a full-time position in a Level-II trauma center emergency room. She joined the Community Health Clinic as a part-time clinic nurse in 2015. Her professional passions include maternal-child health, acute-care pediatric nursing, and patient education. She also writes a weekly column about health and family for The Goshen News. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her four children and husband, pursing physical fitness, camping, and hiking.


Teresa Moser, RN, Clinic Nurse

Teresa Moser, RN, joined the Community Health Clinic in December 2015 on a part-time basis as a clinical nurse. She is likely already familiar to some in the community because of her work with The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc.