Jaeson Fournier, DC, MPH - CEO
Dr. Fournier joined West Side as its Chief Executive Officer in late 2009. He has a Master Degree in Public Health and is a Chiropractic Physician by training. Prior to joining West Side, Jaeson led two Community Health Centers, one in Illinois, and another in Michigan. Dr. Fournier also serves as the Board Chair for the first virtual FQHC led Medicaid focused Accountable Care Organization in the country (www.nhcn.org).
Mary Nesvig, MD - Medical Director
Dr. Nesvig is a board-certified family
practitioner. She has been the Medical Director at West Side
Community Health Services since 1996, and has been
associated with the clinic since 1990 when she completed her
residency training at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Brad McDonnell, DDS - Dental Director
Brad McDonnell began volunteering at West Side Community
Health Services in 1978. He eventually moved into the role
of Dental Director. Brad completed his DDS degree in 1978.
Tracey Miller, MBA, MS - COO
Tracey has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit hospital
service line, ambulatory practice management, and system
quality, regulatory, and compliance administration.
She has a background in clinical care as a rehabilitation
therapist and holds a M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from
Marquette University and a MBA from the University of South
Lori Doehne - Chief Financial Officer
Lori has over 21 years of non profit accounting experience. Her experience includes finance work in health care, homecare, long term care, humanities, and multidisciplinary organizations. Her strengths are in budgeting, forecasting, analysis and relaying financial information to management and boards. Lori received her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Thomas and maintains an inactive CPA.
Kathleen Culhane-Pera, MD, Associate Medical
Culhane-Pera, MD, MA, is Associate Medical Director of West
Side Community Health Services, and Medical Director of East
Side Family Clinic. Dr. Culhane-Pera obtained her Medical
Degree from Michigan State University in 1983, completed her
family practice residency at the University of Minnesota in
1986, and completed her Master’s Degree in
Anthropology at the University of Minnesota in 1989.
Helene Freint, Program Director, Health Care for the
Homeless and HouseCalls
1997, Helene has been the Program Director at West Side
Community Health Services’ Health Care for the
Homeless and HouseCalls Programs. Her experience includes
over 25 years in nonprofit administration and project
management. She holds a Master’s degree in Public
Health from the University of Minnesota.
Gloria Ferguson, Program Director, Health Start
Ferguson has worked in perinatal and adolescent health since
1984, first as a health educator, then as the Community
Services Director, and currently as the Program Director for
Health Start School-Based Health Clinics. Gloria has her
Master’s in Public Health from the University of