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Our Exceptional Healthcare Professionals

As a health center that strives to have all the health care services you need under one roof, Neighborhood Health Center has brought together the best providers in the area in order to give you and your family the health services you need and deserve.

Meet and learn more about our dedicated medical professionals below.

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Teresa Short

Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Director

10th Street Clinic

Teresa Short, better known to her patients as Teri, also serves as the Clinical Director for Neighborhood Health Center. Teresa started her career as an emergency room nurse. After completing her master’s degree to become a Nurse Practitioner, she knew family medicine was where she wanted to be because of the relationships she built with her patients.

She volunteers at the Siloam Clinic and teaches first aid and emergency preparedness to Boy Scouts. She raises golden doodles and enjoys horses.

Mariabarbara “Barbie” Will

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

10th Street Clinic

Barbie loves to work in healthcare and make a difference for others. She has a passion for empowering individuals and families to overcome life’s hurdles. She has volunteered in Crisis Centers, worked in treatment facilities for children with mental and behavioral challenges and helped establish a mental health clinic from the ground up. A true patient advocate, she focuses on empowering change, healthy choices and improving quality of life.

Kim Cox

Nurse Practitioner

10th Street Clinic

Kim first became interested in the field of nursing because she had family members who were nurses and looked up to them. After 15 years in nursing, she decided to pursue becoming a nurse practitioner. Kim loved working with people in the hospital setting, but wanted to be able to develop longer relationships with patients.

Kim lives in Connersville Indiana with her husband of 27 years, Jim. They have one grown son and a daughter still living at home. Kim loves spending time with her large extended family, gardening, reading and being near water

Rick Beck

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

10th Street Clinic

Rick has worked in social work since 1972 when he began work at a state hospital. He has worked in programs for children, adolescents, adults and elderly. He has post graduate training in Gestalt Therapy and EMDR (eye movement desensitization reintegration). Rick is a fan of Mr. Rogers and Irvin Yalom in working with people. He is a licensed massage therapist and teaches Tai Chi. He is married and has a grandson. His interests also include playing banjo, running and reading.

Kasey Vogel

Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner

10th Street Clinic

Kasey is passionate about mental healthcare and loves caring for mental health patients. She truly cares about seeing patients improve and appreciates being involved in their path to success. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She enjoys going for family walks around the neighborhood or at a state park. She also likes to read, play board games, cook and is a big movie buff.

Paulette Worcester

Nurse Practitioner

Union County Medical Center

As a lifelong resident of Union County, Paulette always wanted to be a nurse. She worked at Reid Memorial Hospital for 2 years after finishing her BSN in the late 1970’s. Across the next 38 years, she earned more nursing degrees and taught nursing; first at Ivy Tech and then at Miami University. From 1999 to 2016 while teaching at Miami University, Paulette worked part-time as a nurse practitioner providing Urgent Care at Union County Medical Center and treated persons with substance use disorder at Talbert House, Cincinnati. Since fall 2016, Paulette has worked full time in primary care in Liberty. She also works with the Union County Health Department in treating persons with substance use disorder. Paulette’s husband, Richard, retired after teaching 41 years at Liberty Elementary School, and is still active with the Public Library and the UC Foundation. They have a grown daughter who teaches Spanish at Union County High School. Paulette enjoys baking, reading, and traveling.

Shannon Shuman

Nurse Practitioner

Union County Medical Center

Shannon started in nursing in 2002 as a licensed practical nurse and became a registered nurse in 2004. She has worked in many areas of nursing including orthopedics, medical surgical, extended care, acute rehabilitation, brain injury and intensive care. Shannon became a nurse practitioner in 2016 to promote wellness and healing in communities.
Currently, she volunteers as a troop leader for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Shannon is married to her husband Brian, and has 6 children (Loren, Tyler, Hannah, Chloe, Gretchen and Aaron). She enjoys gardening, volunteering, and spending time with her family.

Christopher Crist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Union County Medical Center

Chris first became interested in social work after working in a factory for over twenty years. He believes it is important that everyone is given the opportunity to make healthy choices which advance their quality of life. Chris has worked in programs which have empowered children, adolescents and adults. He enjoys the daily challenges his new career affords him and enjoys connecting with people. Chris is the father of two sons, enjoys reading, home remodeling projects and antique motorcycles.

Morgan Stamper

Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner

Union County Medical Center

Morgan first knew she wanted to go into medicine after her grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. She helped her mother care for him at home and it inspired her to want to help others. She is passionate about ensuring that patients are cared for as a whole in body, mind and spirit.

She became interested in psychiatry after reading a book about the mental burden that comes along with losing a loved one. She decided she wanted to know more about the way the brain functions and learn ways to help those who struggle with their mental health. She began practicing as a Registered Nurse in 2015.

Her greatest inspiration was her mother. Her strong work ethic and dedication to her career inspired Morgan to strive to do the same.

Morgan would like patients to know that she is non-judgmental and here to help them. She is dedicated to ensuring all patients’ needs are taken care of, and be sure patients feel comfortable coming to her.

Morgan lives in Everton with her “fur baby” Lola. When Morgan is not working, she enjoys spending time with family, including three nieces and three nephews. She also enjoy kayaking, hiking, and being outdoors with her dog.

Dr. Andrew Shaw

Psychiatrist
Cynthia Brindle NP

Cynthia Brindle

Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner

Union County Medical Center

Cynthia first knew she wanted to go into medicine when she was a child. She always wanted to help people, but knew psychiatry was for her during her first psychiatry clinical in undergraduate nursing school. She is compassionate and enjoys being there to see people improve their health and well-being. Cynthia likes that healthcare is a science but also an art. When she is not working, she spends time with family and friends. Cynthia also love going out to eat at different restaurants.

Miranda Gardner NP

Miranda Gardner

Nurse Practitioner

Union County Medical Center

Miranda is a lifelong resident of Union County and is now thankful to be raising her own family here. She and her husband Doug, a Richmond Firefighter and member of the Union County College Corner School board live locally and enjoy spending time outside and with their families.

Miranda has worked in the Emergency Department at Reid Health for the past 16 years first as a clerk, then as an RN, and most recently as a nurse practitioner until the opportunity to serve her home community arose with the Neighborhood Health Center in Union County. She graduated with her BSN in 2007 and with her MSN in 2018 from Indiana University East.
Miranda has had inspiration in health and serving the community by both of her parents since she was a young child. She has a passion for preventative health and exercise. She looks forward to being active within the community to share these passions and encourage others.

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