I am a native West Texan blessed by an amazing wife and 4 daughters, who happens to practice medicine in my spare time when I am not herding cats.
I volunteer at Heal the City because this is a dream God has given me to pursue and make a difference in my hometown
I have been a real estate appraiser and Amarillo resident for 36 years. We are all called to a life of service in the Lord, and HTC represents the most critical service to the most in need in our community.
For 17 years I have been in private pediatric practice at Amarillo Children's Clinic. I have been blessed to serve impoverished children in third world countries on short mission trips over the past 10 years. This was a very rewarding experience for me. I was very excited to when given the opportunity to serve children in our local area that have limited access to medical care. I passionate about the children, and I feel Heal the City meets a need that was previously not filled in the community.
I am a longtime community volunteer with a passion for helping others, especially in health care. Heal The City for me is a "Humanitarian" mission, which is why I volunteer.
I serve as Chief Executive Officer of Amarillo Urology Associates and AUA Surgical Center. In addition to a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Healthcare Management, I am a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt.
I have been fortunate enough to be a sounding board for many years to Dr. Keister and his idea for a free medical clinic to help the underserved in Amarillo. I am honored to serve on the Heal The City board and it is truly amazing to see God’s hand at work through Heal the City.
I am long time Amarillo resident and owner of a truck dealership group that has operated in the Amarillo market for over 40 years. I am blessed to be on the Heal the City board to see firsthand the tremendous amount of "healing" our organization has done and will be doing for the citizens of our community.
I’m Rodney Young, and I’m a family physician and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Amarillo. I serve on the board of directors and as a volunteer physician with Heal the City because I know that what we do changes lives and offers hope to so many, where there was little hope before. “…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
I am a registered pharmacist that has worked at Eli Lilly 25 years in various roles including sales, management, and HR. I am involved at HTC because every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. The health of our city is critical to the future of our city.
My name is Jan Swan, and I am an anesthesiologist. I volunteer at HTC because it allows me to share the wealth of my education. I have time to sit and listen, look and see, share a problem and give compassion. It allows the spread of health and spiritual knowledge unhitched from the rabid business of my usual medical life. I have joy when working beside my beloved peers. I also learn and gain new information weekly about medicine, the profession to which I am dedicated and indebted.
I currently serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Cox Oil. Cox Oil is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with office in Houston and New Orleans. Cox Oil owns and operates approximately 44 oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico with average daily production of 70,000 BOE per day. I am native to Texas and the great west Texas Panhandle, I have dedicated over two decades of my career to business banking. I hold a Bachelors of Business Administration from West Texas A&M where I graduated with honors. Along with my BBA, I am currently a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas. Prior to joining Cox Oil in July 2013 as CEO, I was an auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick. In 1993, I switched my focus to banking and took on the role Executive Vice President for Amarillo National Bank, where I excelled at growing clientele and forged many lucrative banking relationships. My main area of expertise and focus was commercial lending and wealth management.
I am President, CEO & CLO of Baptist Community services in Amarillo, Texas, and have been with this non-profit organization and its predecessor organizations for almost 30 years. Baptist Community Services and its affiliates are privileged to assist the programs of Heal the City and to help in furthering its mission of serving those who otherwise might not be served.
I am married to a wonderful man Mitchell, and we have two boys, Carson and Hudson, that keep us running! I started volunteering at Heal the City when the doors opened and have now become part of the amazing staff. God commands us to serve, and I am honored to be a part of Jesus moving every week in our own community. 1 Peter 4:10
I am a wife, mom and part-time student currently pursuing my goal of obtaining a bachelors degree. My journey to HTC has been 20 years in the making. I am in constant awe of how God uses my life as a testament to his grace and redemptive abilities. My life has been transformed by HTC and I am blessed to be a part of the incredible staff.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
I have been married ten years to a great man and we have two amazing children. I graduated from Amarillo College with my Associate's degree in Nursing. I have been with Heal the City since opening and can honestly say there is no place I would rather be.
I am a wife to an amazing husband, Jerry, and a mom to three children. I have been a nurse for 19 years and a nurse practitioner for 13 of those years. I love serving at Heal the City free clinic. As a provider, I have the opportunity to share God’s love and hope as I partner with our patients, and their families, in their health journeys by offering them treatment, guidance, teaching, prayer, encouragement, and celebration. The adversities, circumstances and battles that our patients have overcome, or are trying to overcome, are a blessing and inspiration to me daily. I am blessed to be a part of a staff who’s work is to build God’s Kingdom and who is reaching out to offer God’s hope in their brokenness, not only in their health and healing, but investing in their lives as a whole person. Isaiah 61
Trusting and having faith in God has led to me to do His will. I’ve grown up in the Amarillo/Canyon area all my life. Graduated from Canyon High in 2006. Received my associates degree in nursing 2013 at Amarillo College and then pursued my bachelors and my masters at WTAMU. I am a mother to my baby, Noah. He keeps me active and entertained with his sports activities. I worked in oncology for 6 years prior to becoming a NP. I am excited to take on this new role and continue to trust His will.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not lean on your understanding. In all way acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.
I began my journey at Heal the City as a volunteer a few years ago. I have been a nurse for 15 years and recently completed a Master’s degree in Nursing through WT A&M University. I am now honored to serve as a Family Nurse Practitioner at HTC and work among an amazing group of people who are focused on being God’s hands and feet, offering His love and hope to bring positive change in our community.
I am a wife to an amazing man, Jonathan, and mom to a beautiful baby girl, Avlyn. I graduated from the University of North Dakota with my Bachelors in Exercise Science and my Master's in Public Health. I am so incredibly blessed to be part of such an amazing ministry. I have seen God's hand work in marvelous ways and am so excited to see the continued blessings and provisions he has for Heal the City and the patients we serve.
I have been blessed to be born and raised in the wonderful city of Amarillo. I went to school and church here as well as met and married my wonderful husband Ricky here. Now I am part of a great ministry in which I can serve my community as a pharmacist. I am so thankful to be a part of Heal the City and to be given the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives.
I am married to my best friend of almost 21 years, Brandon (April) and mother of two wonderful girls. After working as a dental hygienist in a private practice for 18 years, I was offered the gift to head up the dental clinic at Heal The City. On my days off, I enjoy playing tennis, volleyball, and watching the Duke Blue Devil basketball team. I also volunteer in other areas in our great community.
Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP)
I am a mother of four incredible children and a part-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree as a Medical Laboratory Scientist through the University of Cincinnati. There is a huge desire to love on and heal our patients at HTC, and it is my honor and privilege to be a part of this ministry showing God’s love through servanthood.
I have been a pharmacy tech for 8 years. I’ve worked at various pharmacies over the years from retail to compounding. I am now proud and blessed to be part of the Heal the City family and all the good they do for our community. I quickly accommodated to this clinic and fell in love with the presence of God you feel walking in the doors, the positivity, the kindness and the love.
I started at Heal the City as a Spanish translator, but being at this clinic week after week has inspiried me to attend nursing school. Heal the City has brought a multitude of blessings to my life, all of which have steered me in a more positive direction overall.
I graduated from West Texas A&M University with a Master of Science in Social Work. Having my degree has provided me with the opportunity to meet and help people in the Texas Panhandle and has made me aware of the importance of having adequate medical care. Heal the City is doing amazing things for our community becoming part of this great organization is such a great honor.
I am a wife and mother to a sweet little boy. I am a first generation college student and am honored to be working at Heal the City while still pursuing my dream of having a Masters Degree. It is equally humbling and rewarding to be a part of such an amazing organization and working alongside such incredible people.
I am humbled to be part of this team who are committed to serving the Panhandle community passionately, creatively, mindfully, and tirelessly. After graduating from Baylor in 2018 with a B.A. in the University Scholars program, I moved to Amarillo to serve at Heal the City. I learn something new everyday sitting at the feet of these patients, staff members, and volunteers; and I am in awe of the redemptive work and changed stories that God is crafting here.
I arrived to Heal the City as a volunteer in 2017. I fell in love with the belief of Humanism and fell in love with the presence of God as soon as you walked through Heal the City’s doors. To serve the community of the panhandle and surrounding areas with dignity and respect is a tremendous privilege and blessing. I graduated from PDHS, and AACAL with a specialty in health science and am currently also a full time student with the ultimate goal of obtaining a masters degree. It is humbling and gratifying to touch patients lives each and every day while staying true to our mission. Galatians 5:13
I am the wife to an amazing rancher. We live to serve not to be served Mark 10:45. I arrived to HTC on July 2018, I previously worked at Arrow Child and Family Ministrys and Amarillo Children's Home serving little ones in need of love and compassion and someone to trust. It is a privilege to now work and serve for such an amazing ministry feeling God’s presence at every angle.
I graduated from Caprock High School in 2010. I attended Amarillo College and Vista College. I worked for a Neurologist for two years, and found out about Heal the City and the amazing work they do for their patients. I am now a CMA at Heal the City, and I can say with great pride and joy the love and respect that I have for my job and every single one of our patients.
2 Corinthians 9:8
God is good all the time. All the time God is good.
I am a native to Amarillo but received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology and my Master’s degree in Molecular Pathology from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. I have been with Heal the City since April 2019 and am currently pursuing my dream of attending medical school. I am extremely humbled to be able to grow in my faith and as a person during my time here at HTC. Heal the City is full of amazing people who are changing lives daily and I am very proud to be a part of it.
I am a father of 3 sons and a daughter. My wife and I have been married for 18 years this April. I am from Massachusetts and I’m a fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins. I have been in ministry for more than 25 years most of those in ministry to youth and their families. I love to play ultimate frisbee, disc golf and guitar and I love to watch my kids play sports. We love Amarillo, but miss the trees and the ocean.
I am excited for this new chapter as chaplain to the patients and staff here at Heal the City.
“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
I have been a Social Worker for 24 years. Heal the City has given me a new look on life and a new passion for serving. I am so happy to be a part of such a great place!!!
I graduated from WTAMU in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Science and Nursing. I am married and have 2 beautiful daughters!!! I have been part of Heal the city since we first opened!!! I believe god is truly doing something great, and I am so blessed to be part of it!!! Isaiah 58:10
Valerie Spanel MA, LPC – Intern
I was born and raised in Amarillo and met the wonderful man who swept me off my feet, Anthony, and we are blessed to have the privilege to raise our little family here, too. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from WTAMU and my Master’s of Art in Professional Counseling from LETU. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). My hobbies include: reading mystery novels, spending time outdoors, painting (or at least attempting to paint), watching movies and spending as much time as humanly possible snuggling a fast growing little kiddo. Cooper would be distraught if left out of this introduction so he is the other handsome man of my life as the greatest family bulldog and the spirit animal to many as he enjoys most days doing what he wants (sleeping all day)!
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13
Carla Doan, M.S., LMSW
I am a wife and a mother to two boys. I graduated from Barry University, and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I began working with Heal the City this past October and love the work I am able to do here.
I am the vision coordinator. I help those who need eye exams and glasses. I started volunteering as a translator back In August of 2018, and I have now become part of the amazing staff at Heal the City.
I am a Texas Tech grad, CPA, wife, and mother to three beautiful girls and I am proud to call Amarillo "home." I love being a member of the Heal the City family because nothing brings me more joy than to help put a smile on someone's face, even if it is done indirectly through working behind the scenes in the accounting office.
I am so honored by the opportunity to be a member of this wonderful team who dedicate themselves to serving the Panhandle community and paying witness to the love of God. I recently graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in the University Scholars Program and moved here to Amarillo to serve at Heal the City. It truly is a privilege to work with and learn from the staff, patients, and community members around me.
I grew up in Amarillo and graduated from San Jacinto Christian Academy. I attended Oklahoma Baptist University for undergrad where I studied Natural Science. While at OBU I was on the varsity swim team and competed all four years. God has provided in my life in ways that I couldn't imagine by leading me to Heal the City, and I am thankful for the opportunity to learn and serve in my home town.
Dr. Shari Medford