Patricia Green, BSN, RN - Clinical 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 aligns 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.
Helen Best* & Mia Ruiz* - Community Outreach Coordinators
Helen and Mia 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.
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
Elizabeth Berry, D.D.S. - Dental Director
Dr. Berry is a local dentist with a heart for serving others. She and her husband have a private dental practice in Granbury. Dr. Berry serves on the Board of Directors for the Hood County YMCA and coaches both basketball and the SEALS swim team.
Scott Taylor, D.D.S. - Volunteer Dentist
After 30 years of practicing in his hometown of Grand Prairie, Dr. Taylor retired in 2012. He now works with the Texas Dental Association's Smiles Foundation, volunteering for its Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) program. Dr. Taylor regularly volunteers at TMOM events across Texas and cares for Ruth's Place Clinic patients. Mrs. Taylor serves at his assistant.
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 underserved 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.