Our Team

Medical Providers

Katherine Homrok, MD

Dr. Katherine Homrok has been proud to call Pittsburgh her home since 1987. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Shadyside Hospital Family Practice Residency. She was one of the original founders of Metro Community Health Center and was its first Executive Director. She now proudly serves as Metro’s Medical Director.

She was formerly a member of the faculty at Forbes Regional Hospital’s family practice residency, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. She also has a strong interest in women’s health and health issues of the LGBTQ community.

Her interests include gardening, cooking and biking. Her greatest biking achievement was completely riding the trails from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh. She is interested in physical fitness and many other sports.

Hospital Affiliation:
Forbes Regional Hospital (Primary)
UPMC Shadyside
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Practice (Family Practice; Geriatric Medicine)
Education:
University of Connecticut
Residency:
Shadyside Hospital Family Practice

Rachel Durkalski, DO

Rachel has a doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine. She also has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. She is certified by The American Board of Family Medicine and The American Board of Obesity Medicine. Her special interests are women’s health, pediatrics, and global health.

When she is not treating her patients, Rachel loves to travel and try new and interesting food.

Angela Cmar, CRNP

Angela earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from California University of Pennsylvania and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Carlow University. After graduating, Angela worked at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in the Cardio Thoracic Internal Care Unit where she managed the care of patients undergoing open heart surgery, Heart/Lung transplants, and patient’s requiring artificial hearts. Angela is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Angela has worked the majority of her career dealing with patients with heart and lung failure, and she is still very passionate about both. She is also very excited to get to know more patients in the community and help them with their diverse health care needs. In her free time, Angela likes to play board games with her friends and host movie watch parties.

David Freeman, MD

Dr. David R. Freeman is a board-certified practitioner who is full-time at Metro Community Health Center and has been associated with the organization since 1999.

Dr. Freeman has special interests in patient education, men’s health, integrative medicine and is licensed in acupuncture. Dr. Freeman has been an active parent volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and supports the CLO with his wife, Deb. His sons are both currently in college.

Hospital Affiliation:
Forbes Regional Hospital (Primary)
UPMC Shadyside
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Practice
Education:
Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Residency:
Hamot Medical Center Family Practice

Becky Altman, CRNP-BC, MPH

Becky earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Chatham College, a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, and both her Bachelor’s and dual Master’s degrees (Family Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner) in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Becky is a Certified HIV specialist with American Academy of HIV Medicine and is certified in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University.

Her clinical specialties include HIV treatment and prevention (PrEP, nPEP), Hepatitis C, LGTBQIA health, incarcerated persons, homeless health care, and harm reduction and holistic health. When she’s not treating her patients she loves to practice Muay Thai and wood working.

Charles E. Timbers, Jr., CRNP

Charles has been working in the nursing profession for 44 years, and 36 of those years as a certified registered nurse practitioner.  Charles graduated from the LaRoche University/Allegheny General Hospital Nurse Practitioner Program to receive his certification (CRNP) as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner.  His experience has been in emergency medicine, surgery, heart and lung transplant programs, private family practice, correctional medicine, and with the Allegheny County Health Department where he was assistant to the director in the HIV and STI Program.  Charles was one of the original providers with the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health with the Pitt Men’s Study, which is a research study of the Epidemiology and the Natural History of HIV/AIDS infection, funded by the National Institutes of Health in 1984.  Charles is also a professional actor and singer and has performed with the Pittsburgh Opera and has been seen in film and on stage and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) and Actors Equity.  He has been seen in several movies and local commercials and theatrical productions when he is not caring for patients.  Charles is passionate about caring for patients and working in community health.

Mental Health Providers

Kim Mapstone, LPC

Kim has been working in mental healthcare for just under 30 years and is still passionate about her work. She received her Master’s in Human Services from Lincoln University which has provided her with the opportunity to integrate her valuable life experience with psychological and social therapy in the counseling setting. She is a warm and caring counselor who works with all mental health issues to help others achieve inner healing through connecting with their feelings and their true selves. She provides an eclectic approach in order to meet others where they are and grow from there. Kim spends time hanging out with friends, walking her four dogs, dancing, kayaking and especially enjoys being with her wife and other family members.

She specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, LGBTQ+, drug and alcohol, and teenagers.

Jessica R. DuFour, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Jessica is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a Doctorate of Nursing Degree, and is a Board Certified- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She also has Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing and Criminal Justice, both degrees were obtained at The Pennsylvania State University.

Jessica has over six years of inpatient psychiatric mental health nursing experience, previously working for UPMC McKeesport. Jessica enjoys outdoor activities including running, hiking, kayaking, fishing and camping. She also has a Mini Schnauzer (Andy) and a Bernedoodle (Ted) who keep her busy when she’s not working.

Jessica feels at home when working with individuals from Western, PA.
She is also passionate about caring for LGBTQIAA individuals and has focused her research on developing ways to improve healthcare provider’s communication with LGBTQIAA patients.

Cawanna Harris, MS, LPC

Cawanna is a caring and compassionate therapist. She utilizes an eclectic approach to help clients navigate through the process of change while seeking their desired goals. She is always client-centered, honest, trustworthy and nurturing. She has over 20 years of clinical experience and a wealth of life experience. She received her education from Duquesne University and Carlow University. She specializes in child and adolescents, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, drug and alcohol, couples, and forensics. In her spare time, you can catch her spending time with friends and family, reading a book, or writing poetry.

Jules Woodson, LPC

Jules completed their academic and clinical training at Carlow University. They earned their Master of Education degree in Special & Elementary Education and then went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling. Jules is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Level-1 Certified Trauma Practitioner-Clinical (CTP-C), and an EMDR Trained Therapist. Jules is also a Conflict Resolution Training (CRT) Certified Divorce Mediator. Jules has been working in the mental health field since 2003.  

Jules is a LGBTQIA+ and relationship minority affirming therapist, who works with folks across the lifespan. Jules plays an active and supportive role in the therapy room because they are truly invested in your personal growth. Jules will make every session worth your while by being heard, seen, validated, respected, challenged, and encouraged. 

Clients have told Jules that they appreciate their non-judgmental, affirming, and personal approach that has made them feel comfortable quickly. Jules is creative and full of energy, and has a fun and youthful personality all of which serves them well when working with both adults and children.

When Jules is not at MCHC you will find them spending quality time with their family, 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren, 3 cats, and 1 dog. They enjoy the outdoors, meeting new people, animals, road-trips, connecting with old friends, trying new recipes (Paleo), keeping busy, and home improvements. Jules enjoys the performing arts, cultural events, Pittsburgh Pirates, and anything near or on the water. Jules is originally from the West Coast, San Francisco, California and Eugene, Oregon, and hopes to someday take her family out West so they too can experience “real” sand dunes and the Pacific Ocean.

Dental Providers

Suzanne Maslo, DMD, MBA, MA, BSBA

Dr. Maslo has 20 years of professional experience including General Dentistry, Business Administration, Military Leadership, University Instruction and Dental Directorship. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, her Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, and her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA where she graduated as Salutatorian.

She is actively involved in community dentistry and has provided dental care to underserved individuals in Pittsburgh, PA, Wilkinsburg, PA, Cameron County, PA, Johnsonburg, PA, Kersey, PA, Port-At-Prince Haiti, LaGanove Haiti, Prague Czech Republic, Accra Ghana, Banda Ghana, San Jose Honduras, Beijing China, Inner Mongolia China, Waianae Hawaii, Kona Hawaii, Nairobi Kenya, Leh India, Siem Reap Cambodia, Antigua Guatemala, San Martin Guatemala, and the Hoopa Indian Tribe in Hoopa, California.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the National Network for Oral Health Access, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

Suzanne is currently involved in the establishment of the new Dental Department at Metro Community Health Center. She has been the Dental Director for Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc, in North Central Pennsylvania, and East Liberty Family Health Care Center in Pittsburgh & Wilkinsburg, PA. These organizations are all Federally Qualified Health Care Centers.

She has also served as both the Chief of Dental Services & the Deputy Commander at the 911th ASTS Air Force Reserve in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, she has served as an Adjunct Instructor in Dental Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She also has had the opportunity to provide dental services to the people of Western Pennsylvania during the Mission of Mercy 2019 event at PPG Paints Arena. In these roles she is constantly seeking creative ways to foster a dynamic environment and to promote high quality patient care as well as continuous improvement of processes and procedures. She loves animals, gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, working out, and traveling.

Ariel Goldberg, DMD

Dr. Ariel Goldberg grew up in southwest Pennsylvania.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine for her doctorate degree.  After dental school she completed a general practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital where she treated medically complex patients.  Outside of dentistry, Dr. Goldberg enjoys practicing yoga, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Executive Team

Michael J. Mingrone, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Parker, Chief Operating Officer

Elaine Kulman, Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Katherine A. Homrok, Chief Medical Officer

Board of Directors

Andrew Beyer, President

Ann Williamson, Vice President

Richard Levine, Treasurer

Lauren Schuster, Secretary

Richard Allison, Board Member

Benjamin Congedo, Board Member

Sonja Ford-Gore, Board Member

Shawn McGill, Board Member

Keith Morgenlander, Board Member

Valerie Powell, Board Member

Alicyn Simpson, Board Member

Greg Whitted, Board Member

 

 

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