Veronica Acevedo, PA-C
Training- BS in Biology at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2010). MS in Physician Assistant Studies at University of Colorado- Denver (2014)
Clinical Interests- Pediatrics, Preventative Medicine, Women’s Health
Leisure Interests- Spending time with family, running, watching sports and movies
Languages- English and Spanish
Sites- Live Well


Paul Austin, MD

Training- BA in Zoology at UNC Chapel Hill, (1985). MD UNC Chapel Hill, (1989) Residency in Emergency Medicine at Alleghany General Hospital, Pittsburg, PA. (1992). Worked 25 years in the emergency rooms, then joined the  team at Lincoln Community Health Center
Clinical Interests- Medical emergencies and urgencies
Leisure Interests- Husband and Father, Reading, Writing, Woodworking, Bicycling
Languages- English
Sites- LCHC Main

Holly Biola, MD, MPH
Training- BA in Neuroscience at Princeton University (1995), MD from Emory University School of Medicine (2000), Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia (2003), Masters of Public Health and Career Development Fellowship at University of North Carolina (2004), Fellowships in Primary Care Research and Preventive Medicine at University of North Carolina (2006), Fellowship in Geriatrics at Duke University (2007).
Clinical Interests- Partnering with patients to improve health, systems-level changes to improve quality of care provided
Leisure interests- Spending time with family, Running (slowly), gardening, Pokemon Go
Languages - English
Sites– LCHC Main
Roxanne Bryant, MSN, DNP, FNP-C
Training- BS in nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1986)
MSN at Emory University (1997), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Georgia Health Sciences (2012)
Clinical interests-Chronic disease management, behavioral health, quality improvement
Leisure interests-Reading, family movies, and music
Languages-English, Spanish
Sites-Main Site, Recovery Response Center (formerly Durham Center Access) Lincoln Clinic
Sarah Cottingham, MSN, FNP-C
Training- BA in Psychology from University of Virginia, MSN from University of Virginia, Family Nurse Practitioner post-MSN certificate from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Clinical interests- Women’s Health, Community Health
Leisure interests- swimming, yoga, hiking/camping, time with family
Languages- English, Spanish
Sites- Live Well Primary Care Clinic, main site
Howard Eisenson, MD
Training – BS in Biology, Union College, Schenectady, NY; MD and residency in Family Medicine, Duke University
Interests – primary care of adults and adolescents
Languages – English
Practice sites – main site Fayetteville St.
Kristen Ito, MD, MPH
Training- Dr Ito is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School.  She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and has a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Clinical Interests- She has a focus on adolescent and reproductive health and manages the school-based health center at Hillside High School
Site: Hillside High School, LCHC main site
Language: English
Joshua Lancaster, MD
Training- Dr. Lancaster earned his BS in Biology from Davidson College and his MD from Temple University School of Medicine before completing his residency training at the Duke Family Medicine Residency.
Clinical interests - Community engaged care, clinical education
Leisure interests - running, outdoor activities, music, reading, cooking, gardening
Languages - English
Sites – LCHC Main
Nikki McKnight, MSN, FNP-BC
Training: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Maryland, College Park (2000); Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2006); Master of Science in Nursing from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2010)
Clinical interests: Refugee and Migrant Health, LGBTQ and Women’s Health, community health promotion and disease prevention
Leisure interests: traveling, jogging, crafts (pottery, candle-making, knitting), spending time with my family
Languages: English and Spanish
B. Iris Padilla, Ph.D., MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Training:  Earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Belmont University; Master of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University; PhD from University of Tennessee and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Michigan
Clinical interests:  Chronic conditions in primary care, specifically diabetes; preceptor training and inter-professional education and collaboration
Leisure interests: running, outdoor activities (kayak, hiking, gardening); music, reading, sports and dogs
Languages: English and Spanish; learning Sign language
Sites: LCHC
Mara Sanchez MMS, PA-C, RD
Training- BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Florida (1997)
Master of Medical Science, Nova Southeastern University, BS in Physician Assistant Studies (2004).
Clinical Interests- Primary care, wellness, Women’s health, Nutrition education, disease prevention, and diabetes education.
Languages- English, Spanish
Sites- Main LCHC, Livewell
Sara Sawka, MHS, PA-C
Training - BA in Biological Sciences, Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College (2009). Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Health Sciences from the Duke University School of Medicine (2013).
Clinical Interests - Enjoys helping patients of all ages work toward their short and long-term health goals. Particular interests include prevention, chronic disease management, diabetes, pediatrics, and integrative medicine.
Languages - English
Sites - LCHC Main
Destry Taylor, MSN, FNP-C
Training- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Washington (2011), Master of Science in Nursing, Duke University (2013)
Clinical interests- LGBQ Health, Transgender/Gender Non-conforming Folks' Health - including transition-related hormone therapy, Adolescent Health, Sexual Health including PrEP, Mental Health
Leisure interests- travel, hiking, hanging with my partner and our cats, social justice activism
Languages- English
Sites- Main Site, PCC at DCHD