Dr. Hampton Groover joined Haven as its Chief Medical Officer in 2023. Dr. Groover came to Haven from St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Georgia, where he served as Medical Director of its inpatient palliative medicine program.
Dr. Groover graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and completed his residency at the Atlanta Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Resident Training Program.
Dr. Groover is passionate about mission-driven work, especially his time spent with Shepherdstone, Inc., a not-for-profit palliative care non-governmental organization serving northeast Africa. He was named “Physician of the Year” by the Gwinnett County (Georgia) Chamber of Commerce and earned the United States Department of Defense’s “Above and Beyond Award” for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Dr. John Abernethy is board certified in both family practice and addiction medicine. He joined Haven as an Associate Medical Director in 2020. In addition to his role at Haven, he also serves as the Director of Addictions at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare and as the Medical Director at Ology Bioservices, Inc.
Dr. Abernethy graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to medical school at the University of Florida, where he earned his medical degree in 1992. After medical school, he completed a family practice residency at the University of Florida.
Prior to joining the Haven Medical Group in February 2008, Dr. Bichier held the position of assistant medical director at the Center for Clinical Trials Research at the University of Florida where she was intimately involved in the screening and study of volunteers while ensuring the safety of subjects and interpreting clinical data.
She earned her medical degree from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. Dr. Bichier was a fellow in nephrology at the University of Florida, completed her residency in internal medicine at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, California, and she served patients in a nephrology and internal medicine practice at the Valley Nephrology Medical Group in Fresno, California.
Previously, she was a registrar in cardiology, nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology and pulmonology for several hospitals in the United Kingdom.
More about Dr. Bichier: Some of Dr. Bichier’s interests include gardening and horseback riding. During her free time she also enjoys exploring Payne’s Prarie in the Gainesville area.
Dr. Christine Chapman is a board-certified family physician who joined Haven in 2022 as an Associate Medical Director.
Dr. Chapman graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a family practice residency in the North Broward Hospital District in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Chapman has experience in pediatric and adult urgent care and primary care medicine as well as infectious diseases. She also has military healthcare experience, having served as the medical officer on duty at the West Palm Beach Veteran Affairs Medical Center and case manager for Afghan guests at Fort Pickett Military Base.
Dr. Karen Laauwe is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who joined Haven in 2020 as an Associate Medical Director. In addition to her role at Haven, she serves as Assistant Professor at UF Health Spring Hill Emergency Center.
Dr. Laauwe graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to earn her MD from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. She completed an internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Connecticut before going on to residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she became Chief Resident. Dr. Laauwe is also in the process of earning a Master’s Degree in Palliative Care and Hospice. In 1999, she earned the status of Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Tiffany Massey was a hospitalist for five years prior to joining Haven. She worked as the nocturnist at two large Jacksonville-based hospitals, both with open intensive care units, providing her with extensive experience managing complex patients. Dr. Massey provides inpatient hospice care at the Custead Care Center in Orange Park. She is the associate medical director for the care center and hospice home team. She is also the palliative care physician to Orange Park Medical Center. Dr. Massey considers it a privilege to help patients and their families as they navigate through end-of-life issues.
Dr. Pinto is an Associate Medical Director for the Gainesville area. Dr. Pinto completed her residency at the University of Florida in Emergency Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Integrative Neuroscience from Binghamton University, State University of New York; her Master of Arts in Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine; and her Doctor in Medicine degree from The Ohio State University School of Medicine. She has certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Emergency Neurologic Life Support (ENLS) and the Resident as Teacher Longitudinal Certificate Program (RAST).
Prior to joining the Haven Medical Group in June 2011, Dr. Talos had her own private practice in family medicine at the Putnam Community Medical Center. She holds a certification as a hospice medical director and is currently an affiliated clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine. In 2019, Dr. Talos became a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM).
In 2009, Dr. Talos was named 2009 Resident Teacher of the Year at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and in 2008, she was the recipient of the Beaumont Hospital SEMMES/Resident of the Year Award.
Dr. Talos has served as a volunteer physician at the Gary Berstein Community Health Center and was a volunteer research assistant at Grady Hospital Emory School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care and the Putnam Community Medical Society. She earned her medical degree at St. Christopher’s College of Medicine in Dakar, Senegal (Luton-England Campus) in 2006.
Dr. Wyatt is a board-certified physician who joined Haven in 2019. He also continues to run his women’s health and gynecology practice in Palatka, Florida. Previously, he served in the National Guard and in the Army, from which he retired in 2009. Dr. Wyatt earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Arkansas State University in 1974 and earned his MD in 1978 at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Wyatt serves as a Certified Layspeaker for the United Methodist Church.
Prior to joining the Haven Medical Group in June 2014, Dr. Woloszyn provided outpatient, family practice care and medical oversight for public health concerns as the Suwannee County Health Department Medical Director for 20 years.
Prior to his position at the Suwannee County Health Department, he was a medical consultant for Quality Care Assurance from 1994 to 1995 where he provided consultation to long-term care facilities, conducted risk management reviews and assisted in legal case preparations. For eight years, he served as a long-term care physician at the Texas Department of Health.
In 1978, Dr. Woloszyn earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1985.
Sherika Newman, D.O.
Medical Director of Palliative Care and Fellowship Program
Dr. Sherika Newman has practiced palliative medicine since 2009, joining Haven in 2022 as the Medical Director of Palliative Care and Fellowship Program. Dr. Newman received her DO from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed both her family medicine residency and fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Broward Health. In 2012, Dr. Newman was a nominee for the Robert Wood Johnson Young Leadership Award. Immediately prior to joining Haven, Dr. Newman was the Associate Medical Director at Vitas Healthcare-Atlanta.
Shirley joined Haven Medical Group in 2012. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida in 2004 in addition to a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of North Florida in 2000.
Justin Chamberland is a APRN who joined Haven in 2022. He graduated from University of Purdue Global with a master’s degree in nursing, specializing in adult-gerontology acute care, and received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Florida.
Among other experiences, Justin has worked at UF Health Shands’ surgical critical care unit in Gainesville, Florida, and as a practitioner in motion in Melbourne, Florida. He is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Critical Nurses and the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound.
Thomas Christopher is a certified APRN with paramedic and nursing experience. He joined Haven in 2023.
Thomas earned his associate in science and associate in arts degrees from St. Johns River State College, his associates degree in nursing from Daytona State College, his bachelor of science in nursing from St. Petersburg College and his master of science in nursing from the University of North Florida. Prior to joining Haven, Thomas worked at Express Family Care in Palatka and also taught licensed practical nursing students at St. John’s River State College. Thomas has decades of emergency experience in the field as well as in the emergency room, intensive care, urgent care and the jail system.
Yalori Coker is a FNP-C certified APRN with extensive nursing experience. She joined Haven in 2023.
Yalori earned her associate of science in nursing degree from Gateway College, and her bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing from Purdue University Global. Yalori provided care for more than 10 years as an RN in a variety of settings before beginning her work as an APRN.
One of Yalori’s passions is health ministry; she serves alongside healthcare professionals at church, hosting workshops to better the health of members.
Jennifer Conlon is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who joined Haven in 2020. She attended Florida State College, where she earned her Associate Degree in Nursing. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and ultimately a Masters of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University College of Nursing in 2016. Jennifer has served as a nurse in many roles, including traveling nurse, medical-surgical ICU, open heart recovery, post-surgical/trauma, organ procurement coordinator and neuro-surgical ICU. As a nurse practitioner, she has served Celebrate Primary Care, Gator CES and Flourish Health Network, of which she is also a co-owner. All told, her experience in the medical field spans more than 20 years. She was the recipient of the Nurse of the Year Award at UF Health Shands Jacksonville in 1999.
Elaine Davis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with 20 years of medical care experience. She joined Haven in 2023.
In her time as an RN, Elaine worked in the emergency and rehabilitation settings. Once becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked in urgent care, weight loss and behavioral healthcare settings. Elaine earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Florida State University, her master of science in nursing degree from the University of Florida and her post-master’s certificate from Liberty University.
Elaine is passionate about wellness and professional mentorship.
Susan “Lyn” Fort is a board certified nurse practitioner who joined Haven in 2020. She attended Santa Fe Community College, where she received her Associate of Science in Nursing degree in 1998. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Kentucky University in 1989. She also attended the University of South Alabama, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2010. As a nurse practitioner, she has 10 years of experience in geriatrics in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she had five years of intensive care experience and 7 years experience as a Liver Transplant Coordinator as an RN.
Cyd Hayes, MSN, FNP-BC, NP-C, APRN, BSc, RN is an APRN who began working with Haven in 2023.
Immediately before starting with Haven, Cyd was an RN Case Manager at Community Hospice & Palliative Care in Gainesville. Cyd has more than 20 years of experience across various healthcare settings.
Cyd earned her bachelor of arts in sociology at the University of Minnesota, her associate degree in nursing from Normandale Community College, her bachelor of science in diagnostic medical sonography from Adventist University of Health Sciences and her master of science in nursing from Nova Southeastern University.
Andrea Leary is an APRN that joined Haven in 2023.
In her time as an RN, Andrea worked in the emergency department at the Putnam County Medical Center. Immediately before starting with Haven, she worked with Express Family Care in Palatka. Andrea earned her associate in arts degree from St. Johns River State College, her bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of North Florida and her mast of science in nursing degree from Maryville University.
Andrea is committed to caring for patients using a holistic, patient-centered approach and is passionate about providing sensitive care for patients and families in times of distress.
Katherine McLaughlin, MS, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, is a board-certified adult-gerontology primary nurse practitioner. She joined Haven in 2023.
Prior to working with Haven, Katherine worked as a palliative care nurse practitioner at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She previously worked at the same medical center as a nurse in the coronary care and post-anesthesia care units.
Katherine earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of North Florida and her master of science in nursing degree from Hunter College in New York.
Kelly Noughton-Hand, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, is an APRN who began working with Haven in 2023.
Prior to working Haven, Kelly practiced as a neurovascular APRN with the stroke team at HCA North Florida Hospital in Gainesville. She has extensive experience in critical care as an APRN and ICU RN. Kelly earned her bachelor of science degree in science from the University of Florida, her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Miami’s accelerated nursing program and her master of science in advanced emergency nursing from the University of Alabama in Mobile.
Olayinka Ogedengbe is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who joined Haven in 2020. She attended Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2016. She went on to attend South University in Savannah, Georgia, where she earned her Master of Science in Nursing in 2019. Olayinka has more than 10 years of experience in health care. She has worked in psychiatric medicine, trauma, rehabilitation, women’s health, infusion, and primary care. As a nurse practitioner, she has worked in medical oncology at UF Health Shands since 2019.
Angela Renaud is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who joined Haven in 2019. She attended Jacksonville University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012 and her Master of Science in Nursing in 2014. Angela worked at St. Vincent’s Healthcare in Jacksonville, Florida, from 2005 until 2018, starting out as an ICU RN and working her way up to Director of Nursing Operations. Her experience as an APRN prior to joining Haven includes work as a hospitalist, in addition to work in physical medicine and rehab, as well as hospice. Angela became an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse in September 2020.
More about Angela: In her spare time, Angela enjoys playing super competitive board games with her family, watching objectively bad disaster movies, and traveling to places with unique cuisine, sand or snow.