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Sandra Okere, NP

Sandra Okere wasn’t always in the medical field. She started her career in banking, but changed her career path after the devastating loss of her father about ten years ago. Because of this experience, Sandra wanted to pursue her dream of creating a life that centered around making a difference in people’s lives. As a […]

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Emma Edgar, CNS

Having earned her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, Emma went on to hear both her MA in Behavioral Neuroscience her Master’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin. She comes to BreatheAmerica with experience working as an RN in primary care and acute psychiatric care, and also in advanced practice […]

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Rebecca Rivera, PA

Hailing from the East Coast, Rebecca Rivera comes to us after a career already dedicated to serving the community around her. She started her nursing career when she earned her associate’s degree as a Certified Nurse Assistant alongside her high school diploma in 2006. She then went on to attend Hood College, MD with an […]

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Terri Stewart

Meet our Executive Director, Terri Stewart! Terri is passionate about seeing the positive impact that the BreatheAmerica team can have on our patients’ lives. Originally from Boston, Terri earned her bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA) and her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College (Boston, MS). Terri moved […]

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Mickie Hamiter, MD

A full biography for this BreatheAmerica Care Provider is not yet available. Please check back soon for updated biographies and photos of all BreatheAmerica Care Providers. For more information about our Shreveport Clinic, please contact us at (318) 221-3584 or visit our clinic location at 463 Ashley Ridge Boulevard, Suite 100 Shreveport, Louisiana 71106.

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Mary Ellen Clark, FNP

Named after a great aunt who was in Army Nurse during World War II, Mary Ellen grew up with nursing always on her mind. In addition to the stories she heard from that aunt, she was also inspired by her two siblings who suffered with chronic and terminal illnesses. These influences instilled in Mary Ellen […]

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Elizabeth Van Dyke, NP

Elizabeth gives credit to her big, close-knit family for leading her towards a career in medicine. Both of her parents are in the medical field—her father is a physician and her mother is a nurse—and she’s a middle child of four children, which taught her early on how to strike a balance between interaction and […]

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Catherine Gregor

Catherine Gregor, serving as our Corporate Director of Clinical Research since 2015, has had a long and impressive career in clinical research and operations. After earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Loyola University in Chicago, Catherine went on to gain nearly a decade of experience in the coordination of successful and big-budgeted clinical […]

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Brian Smith

CFO and COO Brian Smith, who acts as both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for BreatheAmerica, has no shortage of wisdom when it comes to healthcare business operations. Having earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois-Chicago and his Masters of Business Administration from DePaul University, he spent thirteen years […]

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Shannon Koveleskie, PA-C

Shannon Koveleskie, PA-C

Shannon’s dad always knew that she’d find herself in the medical field. From an early age, he encouraged her to become a nurse. She, however, never considered a medical career until she joined the Air Force and was assigned a job as a dental assistant in 1993. After almost a decade in this role, Shannon […]

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