Dr. Gerstenmaier is the lead physician and is board certified in family medicine. He received his medical degree from Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine Residency Program. He started at Community of Hope in August 2013 and is interested in women’s health, obstetrics, pediatrics and sports medicine. He enjoys running, skiing and spending time with his wife and child.
Helene received her Master of Science in Nursing from Marymount University and worked as a registered nurse at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Helene joined Community of Hope in 2018 and provides healthcare to patients of all ages. Her interests include women’s health, wound care, and preventative healthcare. Growing up in South Africa, she developed a great love of the outdoors and also enjoys travel, reading, and yoga.
Dr. Henke is board certified in family medicine and serves patients of all ages. She completed her medical degree from the University at Buffalo and her residency training at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She joined Community of Hope in August 2012. Her special interests are in women’s health, prenatal care and preventive medicine. While not at work, she enjoys the performing arts, photography and travel.
Theo Hodge attended both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia. After obtaining his medical degree (MD) he completed a residency in internal medicine at the Georgetown University/Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center here in Washington, DC. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases via the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Washington Hospital Center. He has pursued an interest in managing those living with HIV and holds a certification from the American Board of HIV Medicine. Theo has been a primary care physician for over twenty years and has had an interest in uplifting the health of the LGBT community particularly as it relates to medical management of those living with HIV. He has been with COH since March 2005 and has served as the HIV/Infectious Diseases consultant. He sees patients in person at Marie Reed once a month and is always available for consultation for any infectious disease concern as it regards the patients of COH. When Theo isn’t working at Community of Hope, he spends his time traveling, going to the movies and to the theatre.
Megan is a board certified Family Medicine Physician who completed her postgraduate residency training at Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Prior to moving to DC in 2005, she lived in San Diego, California. She is proud to provide broad spectrum primary care to people of all ages and has particular interests in prenatal care, women's health, and preventative medicine. In her time off, she enjoys yoga, hanging out with her cats, and eating good food.
Miranda is a Behavioral Health Specialist at the Conway Health and Resource Center. She received her Bachelor's in Sociology from Tulane University in 2014 and her Master's in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Prior to joining Community of Hope's Behavioral Health Department, she gained experience providing clinical case management and mental health care to children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and community agencies. Her role as a Behavioral Health Specialist is to collaborate with healthcare providers to connect patients to emotional wellness services. She provides short-term therapy, supportive counseling, mental health education, and crisis intervention to patients of all ages. She is passionate about utilizing coordinated care to facilitate access to mental health care and loves being able to be a source of support for DC families. Outside of work, Emily enjoys traveling, singing, seeking out the best food in the DC area, and hanging out with her pets.
Dr. Karim received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed a rigorous residency program at Howard University College of Dentistry. She holds a BS in Biology from The George Washington University. Dr. Karim speaks Spanish and provides comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling and cooking.
Leah is a new to practice Family Nurse Practitioner who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Nursing at The Johns Hopkins University. She is particularly interested in women’s health, chronic care management, and social determinants of health that disproportionately effect urban communities. In her spare time, Leah enjoys traveling, exploring DC and spending time with family and friends. Leah joined Community of Hope August 2016 and is excited to work among a wonderful group of professionals!
Bernice is a licensed professional counselor and a certified addictions counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and a masters in Addiction Counseling. Prior to COH, she worked for Providence Hospital's Seton House on the Detox and Psychiatric units as an addiction counselor. She also worked for the hospital's outpatient medication-assisted treatment program. Bernice has been with COH for about 7 months and provides individual therapy to clients with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
Ebony Marcelle is the Director of Midwifery at Community of Hope that includes Family Health and Birth Center. Formerly the Administrative Chief of Midwifery Service at Medstar Washington Hospital Center she completed her nursing education at Georgetown University and Midwifery at Philadelphia University. She was recognized by Save the Children for their “Real Award Midwife Honoree” in 2014. In 2015 she was recognized by the American College of Nurse Midwives with the “Young Whippersnapper” award for midwives excelling professionally with less than 10 years’ experience. She was inducted this year as Fellow in the college. Last year she completed the Duke University and Johnson & Johnson Nursing Leadership Fellowship. Mrs Marcelle is known for her passion in midwifery and midwifery’s role in reproductive justice. She continues to build culturally aware midwifery with driven clinical models of care specifically for underserved African American women. She is currently serves on the following boards: March for Moms, National Association for the Advancement of Black Birth, and is a collaborator with Black Mamas Matter. Most recently she was appointed to the District’s Inaugural Maternal Mortality Review Committee. She resides here in Washington, DC, with her husband, Step-son, and two fur-children.