Wellness Center Staff

Meet the Wellness Center Staff

Dr. Phillip Johnson, MD, MPH, Medical Director

Dr. Johnson is board certified in family medicine, preventive medicine, and lifestyle medicine. He feels incredibly grateful to be practicing in a wellness center with so many amazing team members where the focus is truly on improving health with diet and lifestyle management.

He has spent the last 5 years practicing in Alaska and is adjusting to our hot weather. With him he brings his wife, young daughter, and a son.

In his spare time, Dr. Johnson is getting to know the Kokomo area and working on some home improvement projects to settle in. 

Jillian Hewitt, MSN, APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner-BC, DipACLM

Jill is a Tipton County resident who calls Kokomo her home and graduated from Indiana University Kokomo with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Outside of healthcare, Jill stays busy with her husband, two children, two dogs and several fish tanks while working on house projects and participating in church activities at South Creek Church of God in Kokomo.

Serina Price, RN, MSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Serina is an Indiana native, born and raised on the east side of Indianapolis. She started her healthcare career as a certified nursing assistant and recently finished her Masters of Applied Science. Her graduate school and masters was focused on working with pediatrics, and is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their four children, camping, playing soccer and Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts activities. She continues to volunteer as a coach for soccer and for her pack/troop Boy Scout activities.

Amy Hudson, BSN, RN

Amy was born and raised in Miami County. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Indiana University Kokomo in 2013. While in nursing school, she worked as a Patient Care Technician at St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital on the medical/pediatrics floor. She spent her first 3 years of her nursing career on a medical/surgical unit and then spent the next 5 years as a hematology/oncology nurse. She has been the RN Patient Navigator at the FCA Family Health & Wellness Center since August 2021.

Outside of healthcare, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, watching her children play sports, kayaking, vacationing at the beach, and working on home improvement projects.

Nicole Kuhlman, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Nikki grew up in Kokomo and moved back home when she joined the FCA Family Health and Wellness Center. She graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and later graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. While in PA school she spent time volunteering at the IU Student Outreach Clinic, a free primary care clinic dedicated to the uninsured and underserved residents of Indianapolis. Nikki has previously worked as a certified nursing assistant in long-term care and home health settings. She also worked in the emergency department as a medical scribe.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, working on sewing projects, and playing with her dog Roxie.

Alisha Perryman, Family Nurse Practitioner 

Alisha is a lifelong resident of Kokomo. She started her nursing career as a licensed practical nurse in 2006. She then went on to graduate from Indiana University Kokomo with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and also her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She has worked for St. Joseph Hospital/St. Vincent Hospital/Ascension in Kokomo since 2008. 

Outside of working in healthcare, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and her extended family. She enjoys watching her boys play sports, taking fun spontaneous trips, hosting family gatherings, baking, and relaxing by the pool.

Dreama Carter, ASN, RN

Dreama was raised in Kokomo, where she still resides, and is a Western High School graduate. She received her RN from Ivy Tech in Kokomo, Indiana, and she has experience in family practice, pulmonology and immediate care. She has been with Ascension since 2010.

As a mother of a daughter and four cats, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, vacationing in Florida, boating and watching her daughter cheer and excel in gymnastics.

Chris Seybert, PT, DPT, TPS, Physical Therapist

Chris is a Howard County resident, and has worked in physical therapy for nearly 20 years. He began his career as a physical therapist assistant in 2003, and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of Findlay in 2013. He has worked for Ascension his entire career. His greatest professional desire is to help people to recover from musculoskeletal injuries and manage their pain. Chris is a Therapeutic Pain Specialist through the International Spine and Pain Institute and Evidence In Motion.  

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 boys. He enjoys watching or coaching his boys in activities such as baseball, soccer, and basketball. He also enjoys watching one of them perform with his guitar at the Rhum Academy of Music.

Connie Stout, LPN

Connie Stout is a Kokomo native and received her LPN from Kokomo School of Practical Nursing. Her nursing experience has been in primary care, industrial nursing/home health care, extended care facilities, outpatient surgery, behavioral and a triage nurse in neurology.

As a mother of two adult children, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a dog, Sapphire, and a cat, Zoey, Connie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also stays busy with swimming, traveling and going to concerts.

Alysha Parry-Elliott, LPN

Alysha is a Kokomo native and received her LPN from Ivy Tech in 1996. Her nursing experience has been years in extended care/Rehab  management roles, urgent care, and several years as a triage nurse for 2 local Rheumatologists. 

As a wife to Tony, mother of 2 grown daughters, a teenage son, 2 exceptional granddaughters, Carlton the dog and Fiona the cat, she spends much of her time with her family.  Alysha also enjoys traveling, reading, and home decorating.

Michele Esham, MA

Kelly Robson, MA

Kelly was born and raised in Peru and graduated from Peru High School.  She received her Medical Assistant Certification from PCI in Indianapolis in 1985 and has worked in women’s health care and hematology/oncology. 

Kelly is blessed with one son and one grandson.  She takes care of her mother, and enjoys hanging out with her grandson, niece, nephews, family and friends.

Shelby Geist, PA

Shelby grew up in Westfield, Indiana and has been a lifelong Indiana resident. She completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University and continued her education at IUPUI where she completed both a Master of Public Health degree and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Shelby has previously worked as a medical scribe in neurology and cardiology and also has experience as a provider in dermatology.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, doing DIY projects around the house, and spending time outdoors.

Aaron Rogers, RN BSN

Aaron was born and raised in Frankfort Indiana and moved to Kokomo in 2016.  He graduated from Clinton Central High School, and pursued a degree in Nursing from IUPUI.  Before he began his career at the FCA Family Health and Wellness Center, he worked at the Bariatric PCU in Carmel.

Aaron has a wife and one daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and being outdoors.

Valerie Amend, Registered Dietitian

Valerie was born and raised in Westfield, Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science from Ball State University. She has former experience in teaching courses at Ball State University and Indiana University Kokomo and as a nutrition instructor at The Chef’s Academy in Indianapolis.

When Valerie is not focusing on patient nutrition and education, she keeps busy with her dogs, loves to bake and enjoys outdoor activities like distance running, hiking and road biking. 

Jake Burton, BS, MS Exercise Science, Exercise Physiologist

Jake was born in Indianapolis and raised in Lebanon, Indiana. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Jake has experience working with cardiac and pulmonary patients as well the general population. He helps patients with a customized exercise plan to improve their overall health, achieve their personal goals and obtain a better quality of life. He provides consultations, fitness testing, coaching and conditioning, education, and motivational support for individuals at all stages of their fitness journey as part of his custom plans. He also has experience teaching Silver Sneaker classes at the YMCA. 

When not working with patients, Jake enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up with his three dogs. He also enjoys watching movies, swimming, working outside, and making coffee runs.

Lee Barker, Doctor of Pharmacy

Lee is a native of Kokomo who graduated from Kokomo High School in 2008.  He attended Purdue university and graduated in 2015 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Previously, Lee had worked for a large community pharmacy chain where he developed his passion for providing exceptional, personalized patient care.  Currently Lee splits his time between the FCA Health and Wellness Center and St. Vincent Kokomo Inpatient Pharmacy. 

While not working, Lee and his wife Kelsey are immersed in raising their family of young children.  Lee also enjoys the outdoors including road cycling, running and golfing. 

Doris Kirkpatrick, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Doris has worked and lived in Kokomo for the last 4 years.  She received her Bachelor's degree from Taylor University and her Master's degree from Ball State University.  She has taught courses at Ball State, Ivy Tech, and IU-Kokomo in the past. 

While at home she enjoys reading, cooking, drawing, gardening, and playing with her cat Dumpling.

Rochelle Berry, Front Desk

Rochelle is a native of Logansport, Indiana who enjoys art, exercising, volunteer work, and most of all spending time with family. She received her  Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Operations, Applications, and Technology from Ivy Tech Community College. Her past professional experiences come from a variety of fields including banking, sales, cosmetology, and CNA work. She enjoys working with people and helping them in any way that she can.

Angela Carver, Front Desk

Angela was raised in Knox, Indiana but currently resides in Kokomo with her husband Tim and their 2 daughters. She started her career as a Customer Service Representative, working in several different departments at local medical facilities including, emergency department, physical therapy, surgery, and family practice. She is currently taking classes to become a Certified Medical Assistant.  Angela also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English, minor in Speech Communications, and a certificate in Professional Writing.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, watching college football, and cuddling with her cat, Agnes.

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