Peter Hossler, clinic director
Peter oversees clinic operations and grant writing initiatives. He works with partners like UTHSC, University of Memphis, the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office, the Healing Center Baptist Church and Oakhaven residents to ensure WSC has the resources necessary to improve community health. Peter previously served as board chair at Caritas Village and volunteered at the Compassion Neighborhood Clinic and at Bread of Healing.
Peter’s favorite parts about Memphis are the food, live music, the Memphis Grizzlies, Rhodes College and collaborating with and learning from people who are working to build health equity in Oakhaven and across the city. When asked what his favorite part about working at WSC is, Peter replied, “The people. All of the patients, volunteers, colleagues, students and residents who come to the clinic and help make it what it is.”
Kaiah Warr, community outreach coordinator
As community outreach coordinator, Kaiah oversees the planning and implementation of various outreach strategies, connects current and potential patients with WSC’s services, and builds and maintains relationships with partner organizations and individuals across the Greater Memphis Area. Kaiah received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Memphis in psychology and volunteers with The Haven, CHOICES Memphis and the University of Memphis Psychology Condom Carnival, a yearly educational event that provides sexual education on campus.
Kaiah’s favorite parts about Memphis are the culture and the people. She considers it a blessing to grow up in this enriched environment and be able to give back to it. When asked what she enjoys most about working at WSC, Kaiah said, “Our clients! They’re extremely invested in bettering themselves, which makes it rewarding to speak with them about all of our resources that can aid them in their journey.”
Kay Brown, patient relations coordinator
Kay coordinates patient intake, manages COVID testing operations and organizes special events for the clinic. Her past work experience is in business and management, including roles with The Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church, Shelby County Government Department of Transportation, FedEx and Union Planters Bank.
When asked what her favorite parts about Memphis and the Oakhaven community are, Kay said interacting and helping our neighbors. Kay’s personal message to you is:
“This clinic is a God-send, and it is so important to our community. You are important to us, and we care about your emotional, physical and mental health.”
Dr. Keevia Porter, primary care coordinator
In addition to offering primary care services, Dr. Porter coordinates services within and outside the clinic, serves as a student mentor, collaborates with the pharmacy and social work teams, and assists in clinical operations.
Dr. Porter’s academic accolades include:
- Bachelor of Science in nursing – University of Memphis
- Master of Science in administration – Union University
- Family nurse practitioner certification – University of Memphis
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice in public health nursing – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certification – University of Tennessee Knoxville
A born and raised Memphian, Dr. Porter’s favorite part about the city is how soulful and diverse it is. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her two daughters.
Julie Meiman, social services coordinator
Julie helps clients in need of food, housing, employment or utility assistance. She also works to develop partnerships with community members and organizations to support WSC’s services.
Currently, Julie works for the Shelby County Government in the Division of Community Services assisting people affected by COVID-19. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her two children, exercising, reading and relaxing. When asked what her favorite part about working at WSC is, Julie responded, “We are an amazing team of people committed to helping people in need. When you walk in, you can feel the positive energy among our staff and patients.”