Sonya Bruton, Psy.D., MPA has worked with community health centers at the state, national and site levels since 1999. She served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Community Health Center Association for 8 years and has served as a programmatic and operations consultant within the Bureau of Primary Health Care and at specific health center sites. Dr. Bruton possesses a strong background in fundraising, working in major gifts at her alma mater– the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and crafting successful Federal grant proposals for CCI and other health centers throughout the east coast.
Dr. Bruton earned a doctor of psychology degree and master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Washington, D.C Campus. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-CH in Journalism. and her master’s in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit and association management from North Carolina State University.
Michelle holds BS and MS degrees in Nursing. She started her career right out of high school in the hotel business, prior to becoming a nurse. This is where she learned the importance of customer service and customer satisfaction. Her nursing career became a reality in the Emergency Department, where she started as a technician and quickly became Assistant Director of the Emergency Department.
However, something was missing. She wanted to see patients throughout their care, rather than treating them in acute situations and then turning them over to another nurse. This brought Michelle into the inpatient world where she served as Director of Nursing and Interim Chief Nursing Officer at Lifebridge Hospital. She then served as Chief Nursing Officer for the State of Maryland and at Universal Health Systems before landing at CCI Health & Wellness Services.
What Michelle loves about her role at CCI is that it allows her to take all the experience she has gathered over the years and apply it in one place, helping serve patients in a holistic care model. Michelle brings a wealth of experience in healthcare administration and a successful track record of advancing teams and agency initiatives. In addition, Michelle is a certified Change Management Specialist (CMS), Six Sigma Lean Professional (SSLP), Lean Six Sigma White Belt (LSSWB), Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) and Disney Approach to Quality Service professional.
Michelle’s husband Jeff and three kids (stepdaughter Kira, daughter Kayla, and son Will) bring work-life balance to her life. She loves being in and on the water, going out to dinner, watching movies, and playing cards. She has a huge family, and her monthly family gatherings include about 20 people for dinner and the movies.
Dr. Clark first came to CCI Health & Wellness Services as a Locums physician in 2010 after moving to the area from Chicago with her husband. In Chicago, she worked in a small private practice seeing patients from diverse backgrounds with and without insurance. Committed to helping decrease racial health disparities and improve community health in underserved populations, Dr. Clark was disappointed to learn that most of the private practices in Maryland did not see Medicaid or Medicare patients. CCI, however, was different. “When I came to CCI, I felt like I was helping people…and not just people who had commercial HMOs and PPOs.” She was hired on as an employee in 2010 and worked at the Takoma Park center until the end of November 2013.
During that time, Dr. Clark’s children remained patients at the Takoma Park location and with encouragement from their physician Dr. Kilby, she rejoined the CCI team in late 2017. “I chose CCI for my children’s primary care because I know that CCI provides quality care and that my children would have someone else to discuss things with that they might now want to discuss with me as their mom.”
In college, Dr. Clark majored in biology but minored in chemistry and sociology. After doing an independent study in sociology on the doctor-patient relationship, with a professor who was dying of cancer, she decided primary care would be most fulfilling for her. “Family medicine allows me to get to know generations within families.” One of Dr. Clark’s favorite parts about being a family physician is helping patients learn about how diet, exercise, sleep and stress affect their health.
Over the years, Dr. Clark has learned so much about public health, racial health disparities and community health. “I came to understand that every patient has barriers to care and part of our collective team job is to help as much as we can in removing those barriers.” Helping patients, families and communities be healthier is why Dr. Clark went into medicine in the first place and working at CCI Health & Wellness Services allows her to do that in a profound way. Some former patients from Dr. Clark’s first stint with the organization have even become patients a second time!
Dr. Clark has two children and enjoys spending time with friends and family, Reiki, reading, hiking, traveling, yoga and knitting. She is board certified in family medicine and maintains an active membership with the American Academy of Family Physicians. In this new role, Dr. Clark wants to help the organization continue to provide great care to the outside community but also foster a sense of community within the staff at CCI Health and Wellness Services.
Sekou (“Koe”) Murphy joined CCI Health & Wellness Services in 2020. In this role, Mr. Murphy leads the organization’s financial initiatives and reporting. He has more than 26 years of experience in healthcare, structured finance, insurance, real estate, investments, and technology.
Prior to CCI, Mr. Murphy was the Chief Financial Officer at Bread for the City, a Federally Qualified Health Center, where he structured the financing for land acquisition and construction of its $26 million real estate expansion and managed the organization’s finances.
Before that, Mr. Murphy managed S Murphy Holdings, an investment company focused on real estate, public and private company investments, and advisory services to multi-billion-dollar insurance companies and venture-backed technology companies.
Earlier in his career, he was an analyst at AM Best, a ratings agency covering insurance companies, and an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving many of the firm’s flagship healthcare, investment company, real estate investment trust, insurance, high-tech, banking, and not-for-profit clients. He also served on the boards and finance committees of several not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Murphy received his BBA in Accounting from Howard University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the winner of the 2012 SmartCXO Award for Chief Financial Officer.
Robert Baror is experienced in the areas of health law, employment law, civil litigation, and general transactional and regulatory matters. As an attorney at the law firm of Daniels Porco & Lusardi (DPL), Mr. Baror represented the largest integrated healthcare system in the Hudson Valley, New York, as well as the second largest group medical practice in New York State. While practicing at DPL, Mr. Baror handled regulatory issues involving the Stark Law and other healthcare regulations; a wide array of transactional matters, including hospital-physician joint ventures; and Medicare fraud and abuse issues. Subsequent to his time at DPL, Mr. Baror joined the Thatcher Law Firm (Thatcher Law), at which he was a partner and headed the firm’s healthcare practice group. At Thatcher Law, in addition to handling healthcare fraud and abuse issues, Mr. Baror had an extensive employment litigation practice which involved successfully trying cases in Maryland’s state and federal courts. Most recently, prior to joining CCI, Mr. Baror was the Managing Partner of The Baror Law Firm (Baror Law). At Baror Law, Mr. Baror litigated nearly all facets of employment law and negotiated employment agreements for healthcare executives, including the CEO of one of the largest health insurers in North Carolina; Chief Medical Officers; and other C-Level medical personnel.
Mr. Baror is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and is a past Chair of the Employment Law Committee of Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc. Mr. Baror has authored articles for publications on health law and employment law issues, including for The Federal Lawyer, the magazine of the Federal Bar Association, and For the Defense magazine, the magazine of the Defense Research Institute.
Jessica Wilson is the Chief Strategy Officer at CCI. In her role, Wilson is integral to ushering in fresh strategic initiatives and driving organizational growth.
Jessica joined CCI in June 2014 as the organization’s Grants Manager. After two years in the position, she was promoted to Development Director, leading the department to the most successful years in the organization’s nearly five decades of operations.The development department has grown to six full-time staff members and nearly doubled CCI’s revenue with her leadership. It’s a testament to her effective leadership skills and growth mindset.
Aside from Wilson’s achievements in development, her experience and skillset proved pivotal to the implementation of several vital programs for CCI, including the prenatal program, CenteringPregnancy initiative, and the annual Run Baby Run 5K event.
Wilson graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 2020, she completed the Geiger Gibson Health Policy Fellowship through the George Washington University School of Public Health. In 2021, she completed an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.
Marvin is both a strategic and tactical executive with years of experience in IT leadership and operations. His expertise is in IT transformation and Consolidation of Hospital systems. He has led projects to homogenize IT infrastructure across Hospital Networks. He is a result-driven leader and bridge builder with strong analytical and communication skills. His experience includes business technology strategy, process improvement, systems efficiency, human capital management and culture change.
Marvin holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry. He commenced his master’s degree at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Technology Management, and completed successfully at the Harvard Business School for Executive Education in Delivering Information Technology program.
Previously, Mr. Onyemaechi was the Senior Director of IT and Chief Privacy Officer for The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) where he was responsible for IT Transformation and Operations. Prior to GWUH, Marvin served as Chief Technology Officer at EMECO Consulting & Technology, Inc.’s Technology Consulting practices whereby he provided strategic planning for Projects, Business Applications, Data Center Management/Operations (including Cloud Services), IT Security (Cyber-security)/Governance and Telecommunications.
Marvin enjoys sharing knowledge and exploring of ideas. He served as a speaker/panelist: Cloud Applications and Cloud Security, hosted by Health IT Council HealthTech Research Alliance & Council (HTRAC), and Big Data Analytics and Enterprise IT Architecture Security, Health IT Council (HTRAC), and Cloud Services and Healthcare Five Years from Now, hosted by CXO Advisory Board Council, and Cybersecurity and Big Data, by CXO Advisory Board Council.
CCI Health & Wellness Services is governed by a community-based, volunteer Board of Directors. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) we are committed to a Board comprised of 51 percent consumers, up to a maximum 25 members.
The Board establishes policy, approves programs, establishes service hours, approves the sliding fee scale, and provides fiscal oversight for the organization. Directors serve a three-year term and are not required to have expertise in the healthcare field. The Board of Directors is diverse and represents our area’s rich cultural and global community.
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