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Westfield Healthcare Heroes

Westfield is recognizing our own #HealthcareHeroes that are working to fight the battle against COVID-19. Whether you are an alumni, current parent, or spouse of a faculty/staff member, we want to thank you for your hard work and perseverance in this unprecedented time. Please send us a photo and a quick note about where you are working and how you are doing. We would love to share your story! Information may be sent via FB message or email

Josh Fountain ‘11 working as a Critical Care Nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital on the Rapid Response Team, as well as, a Flight Nurse for Air Evac.

Leigh James ‘11 working as a Critical Care Nurse at the Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Emergency Center.

Brittany Easler Cooper ‘05 working as a Nurse Practitioner at a family medical practice in south Macon.

Leigh Doles Montgomery ‘87 working as a Trauma Nurse at Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins.

Ellen Bailey Harrison ‘77 working on the Post-Partum Unit at Meadows Regional Hospital in Vidalia.

Ashlee McCord Wood '96 working as an RN Case Manager with Homestead Hospice of Tifton, caring for hospice patients from Cordele to Valdosta.

Molly McCord Rabalais '05 working as an RN Case Manager with Amedisys Home Health of Thomaston.

Olivia Murph Neal '03 working as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Coastal Cardiology and Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.

Kaitlin Chasteen '07 working as an RN in urgent care for Houston Healthcare.

Krista Chasteen Lister '10 working as an RN in care management with Houston Healthcare.

Kelly Bryant Sexton ’99 (current parent & alumni) working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Houston Medical Center.

Sally Pearson Velasquez ‘89 (current parent & alumni) working as a Nurse Practitioner at AlphaMed Urgent Care.

Laura Liz Bryan '18 is trained as a first responder and is the supervising lifeguard at the GA Tech Campus Recreation Center.

Katie Deighton Shaw ’06 working as a Speech Therapist in Acute Care at Southeast Health Medical Center in Dothan, AL.

Shae Horsting Stephens ’08 working as a Nurse Practitioner for Blue Bird Medical Department, Employed by Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex.

Lance Parks ’15 working as a Certified Medical Assistant at Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta.

Susan Liipfert Shelton ’92 working as the Assistant Dean of Nursing at Florida State University’s School of Nursing.

Kellyn Wright Shollenberger ‘10 working as a Clinical Dietitian at the Bay Pines VA in Bay Pines, Florida.

Whitley Young '15 working as a Vet Tech at Westmoreland Slappey Animal Hospital. Vet offices are essential during this time to make sure our beloved companions stay well.

Lina Arnold '00 working as a Physician Assistant in the emergency room of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

Lacey Allen Wallace '98 working as a full time faculty member at Middle Georgia State University, teaching a new generation of nurses. She also works PRN with Houston Healthcare and Affinis Hospice.

Chelsea Parks Cunard '08 working as an RN on the Oncology Floor at The Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, GA.

Christine Campbell '12 working as a traveling ICU/Critical Care Nurse in Texas, while also taking classes to become a Nurse Anesthetist.

Copely Wainwright '13 working as a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse at The Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon.

Jessica Giles Coleman '08 working as a RVT Head Surgical Nurse at Balls Ferry Veterinary Hospital in Acworth.

Kelly Haynes '07 working as an LPN at Southern Correctional Medicine at the Houston County Detention Center in Perry.

Dr. Jacob Parnell '08 working as an Internal Medicine Physician at Vanderbilt. Jacob has been working at the COVID-19 Assessment Site in Nashville, TN.

Cally Brown Rodgers '11 working as Vascular Ultrasonographer Specialist at Macon Vascular Surgery Center.

Kaci Williamson Elmore '92 working as the Infection Control Team Coordinator and Compliance & Regulatory Director for IV Care Options, Hospice Care Options, and D&B Homecare.

Erin McLure '11 working as a Physical Therapist at University Hospital McDuffie.

Eddie McCranie '04 working as a Peach County Sheriff's Deputy and has served as a School Resource Officer for the last 2 years.

Laurie Thompson Bridges ‘94 working as an RN in the Emergency Department at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

Anna Davis ‘15 working as a Medical Assistant at Alpha Med Urgent Care in Warner Robins. She plans to begin Mercer’s accelerated nursing program in Atlanta in August.

Elizabeth Seymour ’13 working as an RN in the Neonatal ICU at Memorial Health in Savannah, Ga. This summer she will begin the master’s program at Auburn University to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Sara Grantham Fogarty ‘16 working as Patient Care Technician in Emergency Services at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Chris Mozingo (current parent) working as an analyst in the Center for Preparedness and Response, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Tammie Mozingo (current parent) working as Nurse Case Manager at Houston Medical Center. In this role, Tammie helps arrange the care of patients while they are hospitalized and helps to prepare them for discharge back into the community.

Tara Butts (current parent) working as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department at The Medical Center of Peach County.

Matt Kennedy (current parent) working as a Pharmacist and owner of J & M Drugs. Matt works countless hours making sure every patient has access to their medications and has a knowledgeable person available to help each one use their medications appropriately.

Charles Briscoe (current parent and spouse of Westfield faculty member, Lane Briscoe). Charles is the President and CEO of Houston Healthcare.

Todd Bryan (past parent and also spouse of Westfield faculty member, Wendy Bryan). Todd has been a volunteer with the Peach County Fire Department for 40+ years. Todd helped establish the county fire department from its inception.

Wendy Bryan, Westfield Lower School Technology, has been a volunteer firefighter with the Peach County Fire Department for 26+ years. She also responds with Peach EMS rescue.

Alex Holmes (current parent and spouse of Westfield faculty member April Holmes). Alex has been a volunteer with the Dooly County Fire Department for 15 years.

Katie Prestridge (current parent and spouse of Westfield faculty member Will Prestridge) working nightshift as an RN on one of the COVID-19 units at The Medical Center, Navicent Health.

Dr. Kirsten Hampton (current parent) working as a physician at Family Specialty Care in south Macon.

Dr. Tan-Loc Nguyen (current parent) working in OB/GYN at Women’s Health Care of Georgia located in Warner Robins.

Brandi Peaster (current parent) working as a Nurse Practitioner at The Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon. Brandi is currently in the COVID-19 call center and testing site, where she screens patients via telemedicine and determines if testing is appropriate.

Jennifer Rearden-Spence (current parent) working as a RN and owner of Calle Vinas Home Health Care in Warner Robins.

Todd Black (current parent) working as an Abbott AFib/CRM Representative at local hospitals.

Kristy Easler (current parent) working as a Pharmacist at Perry Hospital.

Elizabeth Davis (current parent) working as a Speech Language Pathologist at Houston Healthcare.

Kat Cannon (current parent) and Rikki Lynn Cottle (current parent) working as RNs at the Houston County Health Department assisting with COVID-19 effort.

Kristin Settles (current parent) working as a Nurse Practitioner at Pine Pointe Hospice, Navicent Health.

Mandy Adams (current parent) working as a Nurse Anesthetist at Robins Anesthesia Services at Houston Medical Center.

Holly Lavender (current parent) working as a Nurse Practitioner at Perry Family Practice, where they are operating both a well check clinic and sick clinic for COVID -19 testing.

Ashley Dykes (current parent) working as a Nurse Practitioner at Vineville Internal Medicine, where they are running both a well clinic and sick clinic.

Dr. Jane Maddox (current parent) working as a Pediatrician at Taylor Regional Healthcare in Cochran.

Dr. Mike Loden (current parent) serving on the Georgia Dental Association Board of Trustees and Covid-19 Task Force, as well as treating emergency patients in the community.

Dr. Sandra Kopacz (current parent) working as a Pediatrician at Middle Georgia Pediatric Associates in Hawkinsville. Sandra’s facemask was 3-D printed by her son, Walter Kopacz’s '17 fraternity brothers at Ga Tech. The plastic came from the company with whom he’s doing his internship.

Jessi Niederkorn (current parent) is as a Therapy Program Manager with Encore! Rehabilitation. She is currently working in The Oaks Nursing Home.