Sherry Bowers, DPM
Dr. Sherry L. Bowers earned her degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her surgical residency training at the Medical Center of Mesquite. She is passionate about maintaining and improving the foot health of her patients. She regularly devotes time to educating patients and their caregivers and is known for her patience and dedication.
Dr. Bowers is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA). She has also held a position on the Board of Directors for TPMA and was an Executive Committee member representing podiatry during her tenure at a prominent health company in Dallas. She continues to pursue ways to educate the public and students about podiatric medicine and its importance to general health.
She enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, great food, marching band competitions, all kinds of music, her morning prayer time, belly laughs, listening to the stories of those in our more mature generation, and learning new things.
Brandi Burnett, APRN, FNP-C
Brandi is an East Texas native! She is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington, College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
While working as an acute care nurse, Brandi obtained her Master of Science in Nursing, also from the University of Texas at Arlington. Brandi enjoys seeing patients across their lifespan and is passionate about working with under-served populations.
She enjoys traveling, eating at new vegan restaurants, crafting and fitness. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, their two children and their labradoodle.
Brandi Davis, FNP-BC
Brandi Davis is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Brandi attended Louisiana State University Health Science Center and earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2001. While working as an intensive care nurse for 6 years, she completed a Master of Science in nursing with the concentration as a family nurse practitioner from Loyola University New Orleans with honors in 2006. Brandi has over 11 years of experience as a family nurse practitioner in the federal, retail, and private sectors. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Louisiana Nurse Practitioner Association and the North Texas Nurse Practitioner Association.
Brandi currently resides in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys traveling and attending rhythm and blues concerts with her husband and daughter
ANTHONIA DURU, APRN, WHNP-BC
Anthonia Duru’s nursing career began over 19 years ago as a nursing assistant and then transitioned to a licensed vocational nurse and later obtained her Registered nurse. She has worked in various nursing areas - postpartum, home health, Cardiac/telemetry Care unit, Medical-surgical Care, and rehab unit.
Anthonia Duru attended the University of Texas in Arlington for her undergraduate degree, obtained her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and received her nurse practitioner education through Frontier Nursing University, Kentucky. She is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and is board certified by the National Certification Corporation (NCC).
She is passionate about providing care to women of all ages and varieties of services, including well-woman exams, gynecological procedures, contraceptive counseling, and management, as well as prenatal and postpartum care. Anthonia is passionate about listening to her patients’ concerns in an unrushed manner to assess symptoms and build trusting and lasting relationships effectively.
When not providing care to patients, she enjoys sewing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Anita DSouza, APRN, FNP-C
Anita DSouza is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a strong background in emergency and critical care nursing. Her drive for excellence and passion for caring others, led her to achieve a Master’s Degree in Family Nursing from Walden University.
With her advanced skills and critical training she continues to provide care for patients throughout their lifespan utilizing a holistic approach. She is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
She loves taking care of her patients and seeing the difference she can make in their lives. In her free time she likes reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Naomi Gebrelul, MD
Dr. Gebrelul received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed the Pediatric Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Gebrelul provides a range of primary care services to infants and children. Her natural affinity for children combined with a strong interest in science led to a career in pediatric medicine. She enjoys seeing her young patients grow over time while forming enduring relationships with the patient’s family. Her clinical interests include childhood development, weight management, and asthma management.
As a Louisiana native, Dr. Gebrelul is a New Orleans Saints fan. She also enjoys traveling with her husband whenever possible.
Stella Kingodi, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Stella’s nursing career began more than 17 years ago as a nursing assistant in a critical care unit in West Texas. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, she was hired directly into a critical care unit specializing in neurotrauma and cardiovascular surgery. Stella continued to work in critical care units around the Metroplex up until the time she graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Family Practice. She then moved into Family Medicine with a major focus on providing preventative health care.
Stella’s nursing experience in dealing with critically ill patients has shaped her personal philosophy, which is providing compassionate, holistic care to patients and their families to prevent disease and promote health.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, volunteering at the local soup kitchen, reading and traveling.
Lakshmi Kudalore, MD
Dr. Kudalore completed her medical training in Mumbai India. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Applied Microbiology and Cancer Immunology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and completed a pediatrics residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
After working as a staff pediatrician for 5 years in Scottsdale, Arizona, she opened and ran a solo pediatric office in Chandler, Arizona for 16 years before moving to Dallas.
Dr. Kudalore enjoys taking care of children from newborns to 18 years of age. Her focus is preventive pediatrics and counseling on safe practices for developing children. She strongly recommends vaccinations to safeguard against communicable diseases. She also enjoys talking to adolescents about the importance of a college education and its future benefits.
She likes reading books and medical journals, cooking and listening to Indian classical music.
Dorothy Marshall, MD, MPH
Family Medicine, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Marshall received her Master's in Public Health at Boston University and her Medical Doctorate from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, a UCSF affiliate, in California.
Dr. Marshall has many interests such as medical education, health care disparities, administration, and informatics. She is passionate about full spectrum medicine. Pediatric and prenatal patients have a special place in her heart. She loves to prevent diseases, encourage lasting behavior change, and to empower her patients to become active partners in their care.
In her free time, she enjoys collecting visas and stamps in her frequently used passport, learning new languages, and dancing.
Ashley Meusa, DPM
Family Medicine, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Ashley Meusa is a native of Dallas, TX. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, from Texas A&M University, College Station. In 2004, she earned her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, located in North Chicago, IL.
After obtaining her Doctoral Degree of Podiatry, she completed her podiatric medicine and surgery residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. While in residency, she obtained comprehensive training in treating lower extremity diseases and medical emergencies as they relate to pedal care, podiatric surgery, wound care, diabetic foot care, nail procedures and treatments, and treating skin conditions on the foot, and much more. After completing residency, she began working full time, seeing patients in house-call and facility settings. She now serves the community here at Foremost Family Health Centers and is also the associate medical director for the MLK site.
Dr. Meusa is board-certified in diabetic foot wounds and footwear, and has a passion for treating and protecting feet.
Dr. Meusa currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with her husband and their daughter. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and volunteering at her church.
EZINNE NWANKWO, MD
Dr. Nwankwo is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA and completed her Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center. She is a Dallas native but has lived all over the South.
She enjoys providing primary care services to adults ages 18 and up. She has always known she would be a physician and especially enjoys cultivating relationships with her patients and providing care that is culturally competent and compassionate. Her clinical interests include holistic management, preventative care, and weight management.
In Dr. Nwankwo’s free time she enjoys hiking with her dog, dancing, cooking, traveling, and reading mystery books.
Taren Filer, APRN, WHNP-BC
Taren Filer is a board-certified women's health nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in obstetrics & gynecology, committed to the improvement of women's health. She possesses a comprehensive background rich in diverse experiences including labor & delivery, antenatal/postnatal, emergency room, community clinic, and private practice.
Taren is a native of Saint Martinville, Louisiana. She received her undergraduate degree from Dillard University in nursing and went on the start her career as a registered nurse in the United States Navy. She received a master's degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama.
Taren loves watching movies and shopping. She is a foodie and loves trying new dishes and cuisines.
Xaquita Wicks, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Xaquita Wicks is a registered nurse with over 17 years of nursing experience and a master’s degree in nursing. She has lived and practiced nursing in Japan, Nevada, Texas, Arkansas, Maryland, and Virginia.
Xaquita is experienced in areas of nursing education and leadership, maternal newborn, pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, community health, plastic surgery, operating room, medical sales, nurse staffing, staff development and training, online teaching, and clinical faculty.
Her nursing philosophy combines meeting the needs of patients through evidence-based practices, technology, and holistic health care. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, playing golf, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and enjoying life.
NADJA NELSON-ZENO, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nadja Nelson-Zeno is a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and native of Moro, Arkansas. Nadja attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, where she received her BSN and later went on to pursue a Master's degree in Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at Vanderbilt University. She has been serving clients in mental health for over 12 years, including 6 years as an RN in home health, developmental disabilities, geriatric care, and acute inpatient psychiatry. She has worked 8 years as a Psychiatric NP in a variety of settings. Nadja is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She enjoys old school music, dancing, learning new skills, and exploring new places with her son and husband.