Patricia Green, BSN, RN - Executive Director
Patricia is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, staff & volunteer supervision, clinical oversight, and Community Outreach Center programs. She ensures that both the Clinic and Community Outreach Center align with the overall mission, plans, policies, and budget of the non-profit organization.
Connie Rodriguez* - Care Coordinator
Connie is responsible for processing patients at the Clinic - from application to continuous care. She also trains non-healthcare volunteers to work efficiently in the Clinic. She tracks patient visits, diagnosis, and healthcare services provided.
Mia Ruiz, Director of the Outreach Center, and Helen Best*, Community Outreach Coordinator
Mia and Helen are responsible for identifying and hosting programs to meet the evolving needs of clients served by the Community Outreach Center located in Oak Trail Shores. They also provide the After-School programming and coordinate all the organizations delivering services, education, and resources at the Center. All volunteers must apply and be back ground checked prior to assisting with programs.
PRIMARY CARE FOR ADULTS
Romeo Bachand, Jr, M.D., Ph.D. - Medical Director/Volunteer Physician
Dr. Bachand is board certified in Forensic Medicine and board eligible in Internal Medicine. He has been practicing medicine for forty years. Over the years he has led numerous medical mission trips to Mexico, Honduras, Ethiopia, and Haiti.
Edward Reyes, M.D.* - Volunteer Physician
Dr. Reyes is a retired Family Practice physician. He worked at Kaiser Permanente. He and his wife live in Weatherford where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Dr. & Mrs. Reyes are also involved with Parker County Master Gardeners.
Holly Van Cleave, M.D. - Volunteer Physician
Dr. Van Cleave is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a passion for teaching medical education. Originally from Central Texas, Dr. Van Cleave is relatively new to Hood County. She enjoys exercise, antiques, fabulous food, and spending time with her family.
Barbara Birdwell, M.D. - Volunteer Physician
Dr. Birdwell is a board certified Family Physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She retired from her practice in Ft. Worth and moved to Granbury in 2017. She practiced in southwest Ft. Worth for over 30 years. She enjoys camping, boating, hiking, biking and reading, with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Marge Gramtham, FNP-BC
Marge Gramtham, RN, MSN, is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She has trained at San Diego State University and the University of Texas at Arlington. She relocated from Minnesota to be with family after working for Mayo Clinic for 15 years in the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine. Her favorite activities are dancing, gardening, baking and reading.
PRIMARY CARE FOR CHILDREN
Ric Bonnell, M.D. & Wendy Bonnell, M.D. - Volunteer Physicians
Drs. Bonnell are board certified pediatricians. Ric Bonnell, M.D. teaches at Texas Christian University and is Medical Director for the Juvenile Detention Center here in Granbury. Wendy Bonnell, M.D. has experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In addition, to being parents of eight children, they volunteer time to care for indigent patients in Haiti.
Lisa Lewis, M.D. - Volunteer Physician
Dr. Lewis is a board certified pediatrician and author. She was born and raised in Texas. Dr. Lewis enjoys writing, travel, nature walks and spending time with her family.
ADDITIONAL HEALTHCARE FOR ADULTS
Nicole Mueller, D.O. - Volunteer Ophthalmologist
Dr. Mueller is a comprehensive ophthalmologist. She evaluates and treats most eye conditions, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, cataracts, and dry eyes. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmologists.
Nancy Sorrell, O.D. - Volunteer Optometrist
Dr. Sorrell graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2017 and completed her residency in low-vision rehabilitation in 2018. She is a fellow with the American Academy of Optometry.
Joanie Dollar, M.Ed., LPC - Counselor
Ms. Dollar is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. She has experience working with adults affected by depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and chronic medical conditions, among other challenges. She works for New Leaf Services, LLC.
Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Medical Assistants, Hygienists, and Other Professionals
A variety of healthcare professionals provide vital services to the uninsured residents of Hood County. Ruth's Place Clinic volunteers contribute in meaningful, sustainable ways, and are an integral component of providing much needed care for the uninsured in Hood County.
A variety of professionals and even former patients provide support functions that allow the Clinic and the Outreach Community Center to operate. Many are retired from other industries but possess talents and skills that assist staff and providers.