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.
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.
Nina is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the Conway Health and Resource Center. She received her BSN from St. Xavier University in 2001 and her MSN in Adult-Gerontology and her HIV/HepC certification from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. She previously worked at an HIV & PrEP clinic in Northern Virginia, providing care to largely immigrant population. She is now eager to offer those skills to the patients at Community of Hope where she has been since May 2019. Her core interests regarding her work are health promotion, sexual health, HIV care, PrEP, health disparities. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, theater, and travel. She/her pronouns.
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 joined Community of Hope as its Director of Midwifery in May 2015. Raised in southern California, Ebony attended nursing school at Georgetown University and completed her training at the Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University. Her position as Director of Midwifery marks her return to Community of Hope, where she was previously a Certified Nurse Midwife at the Family Health and Birth Center. Known for her large personality, Ebony loves her pups, naps, coffee ice cream, yoga and the Caribbean Sea.