Taking STEPS Together

Thembi Conner-Garcia, MD, MPH, FACP
Taking S.T.E.P.S. Together
Central Illinois Links, Incorporated | Health and Human Services Facet

Thembi Conner-Garcia, MD, MPH, FACP
Taking S.T.E.P.S. Together
Central Illinois Links, Incorporated
Health and Human Services Facet

Breast Cancer Awareness

Vaishali M. Patel, DO

Dr. Patel grew up in New York City and did her general surgery residency in Detroit, Michigan. It was there that she became interested in oncology and chose to pursue further training in the field of breast surgery, which she completed at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and toddler son.
Vaishali M. Patel, DO

Breast Cancer Awareness

Vaishali M. Patel, DO

Dr. Patel grew up in New York City and did her general surgery residency in Detroit, Michigan. It was there that she became interested in oncology and chose to pursue further training in the field of breast surgery, which she completed at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and toddler son.
Vaishali M. Patel, DO

Mediterranean Diet & Healthy Lifestyle

Kim McClintic, MS, RD, LDN

Kim McClintic serves as the dietitian for the Center for Healthy Lifestyles at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Central Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Healthy Eating, Active Living Coalition, and the Unit 5 School District’s Wellness Committee. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics/nutrition from Iowa State University, as well as a master’s degree in public health administration from Drake University.

Erin Kennedy, MS, Exercise Physiologist

Erin Kennedy is the manager of the Center for Healthy Lifestyles at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. With 20+ years of experience in the healthcare field, Erin’s focus has been on improving the health and well-being of the community through education, prevention, and chronic disease management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Illinois State University.

Mediterranean Diet & Healthy Lifestyle

Kim McClintic, MS, RD, LDN

Kim McClintic serves as the dietitian for the Center for Healthy Lifestyles at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Central Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Healthy Eating, Active Living Coalition, and the Unit 5 School District’s Wellness Committee. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics/nutrition from Iowa State University, as well as a master’s degree in public health administration from Drake University.

Erin Kennedy, MS, Exercise Physiologist

Erin Kennedy is the manager of the Center for Healthy Lifestyles at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. With 20+ years of experience in the healthcare field, Erin’s focus has been on improving the health and well-being of the community through education, prevention, and chronic disease management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Illinois State University.

Danita Brown Young, MA, PhD
Kidney Awareness and Resources Education (K.A.R.E.)
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Health and Human Services Facet

Wanda Holloway, LCSW
Spiritual Uplift
Central Illinois Links, Incorporated  | 
Health and Human Services Facet

Danita Brown Young, MA, PhD
Kidney Awareness and Resources Education (K.A.R.E.)
Central Illinois Links, Incorporated  |  Health and Human Services Facet

Wanda Holloway, LCSW
Spiritual Uplift
Central Illinois Links, Incorporated  |  Health and Human Services Facet

“Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service”

“Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service”