Providers


Medical Director Erik Wert, DO, FACOI
Dr. Erik Wert, Medical Director, holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology from Union College and a Degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University. He is currently working on his Master of Public Health Degree from Michigan State University. He completed his traditional internship and Internal Medicine Residency at Ingham Regional Medical Center/McLaren-Greater Lansing in 2000. He has been in private practice until joining the Ingham Community Health Centers in August, 2014. Dr. Wert is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all medical care and services administered through the Ingham Community Health Centers.   

Dr. William Gifford
,
Women's Health Medical Director, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of New Hampshire, a medical degree from the University of Vermont, completed his internship at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY, and fulfilled the Family Practice Residency Program at Sparrow Hospital in 1980.  He is retired from Sparrow Health Systems and is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all medical care and services administered through Cedar Community Health Center - Women's Health.   

Dr. Stephen Pittel
,
Dental Director, received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Detroit.  He is a Lt. Colonel of the Michigan Air National Guard and the Dental Service Commander, 127th Wing. Dr. Pittel joined the Ingham Community Health Centers in November, 2008.  Dr. Pittel provides direct patient care and oversees all dental services within the Ingham Community Health Centers and Ingham County Jail, together with school-age and community-based oral health programs.   

Dr. Sugandha Lowhim,
Medical Director- Public Health Services, has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 1996. She is a provider at River Oak Community Health Centers and specializes in Internal Medicine. Dr. Lowhim enjoys working with chronic diseases and public health.

Breton Blair
,  has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since April, 2015. Breton attended Georgetown University for his education. He is a provider at the Sexton Health Center and specializes in Family and Adolescent care.

Dr. Melvin Cherry
,
 has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 2006. Dr. Cherry received his education at Wayne State University and is a provider at Cedar Community Health Center-Adult Health. Dr. Cherry specializes in primary care.

S. Hope Dundas, PA-C,
has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 2015. Hope holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters Degree in Bio Medical Sciences from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Hope is a provider at Eastern Health Center and specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ and transgender health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, medical ethics and socioeconomic causes of health disparities.

Maureen Frankovich, PA-C
, has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since February, 2015. Maureen holds a Bachelor Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from Michigan State University and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Central Michigan University. Maureen is a provider at the Birch Health Center and specializes in Family Practice.

Gina Gaudet, MSN, NP-C
,
has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since August, 2010. Gina is a provider at Willow Health Center and specializes in adolescent health, asthma and preventative medicine. 

Dr. Peter G. Gulick,
 has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 2007. Dr. Gulick received his education at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a provider at Cedar Community Health Center- Adult Health/ Infectious Diseases. Dr. Gulick specializes in HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Ellen Lander
, has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since October, 2013. Ellen is a provider at Cedar Community Health Center and specializes in Adult Health, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss and Diabetes.

Christina McMillan,  has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since November, 2015. Christina is a provider at Cedar Community Health Center-Women's Health and specializes in Women's Health.

Dr. Jeffrey Meier
, has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 2002. Dr. Meier attended Michigan State University where he received his Degree in Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Meier is a provider at River Oak Community Health Center and specializes in Family Medicine.

Dr. Priti Pathak
, has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 2000. Dr. Pathak is a provider at River Oak Community Health Center and specializes in Family Medicine. Dr. Pathak also enjoys working with diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, smoking cessation, weight management, depression, anxiety and health promotion.

Carol Salisbury
, has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 2007. Carol attended Michigan State University where she received her education to be a Family Nurse Practitioner. Carol is a provider at Cedar Community Health Center-Adult Health and specializes in HIV, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Health Promotion and Prevention.

Charlyn Stratton
, has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 1982. Ellen is a provider at River Oak Community Health Center and specializes in family medicine. Ellen also enjoys working with pediatrics, women’s health, diabetes, hypertension, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders.

Whitney Strong, PA
, has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since February, 2013. Whitney holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of St. Francis in Indiana. Whitney is a provider at Cedar Community Health Center- Women’s Health and specializes in Family Planning and Prenatal Care.

Dr. Luis Valle,
has worked with Ingham Community Health Centers since 2013. Dr. Valle is a provider at Birch Health Center and specializes in Family Medicine.