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Meet our Staff

Providing you with dedicated providers for quality care

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Jennifer Jenkins, PA-C

Primary Care Provider

Jennifer Jenkins joined MERCI in April 2018 as our on-staff primary care provider. Jennifer was born and raised in California and received her medical training at the University of Washington School of Medicine where she received her PA degree in 1989. In 1996 she moved to the Outer Banks and has worked in Family Practice and Urgent Care in Eastern North Carolina ever since. Currently living in Havelock, Jennifer enjoys reading, dog walks and golf in her free time.​

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Tina Adkins

Administrative Assistant

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Jordan Pierce, CNA

MedServe Fellow

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Angie Deller

Staff Nurse

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Linda Plourde
Clinic Manager

Linda manages the clinic's day-to-day operations and is the main link between patients and the medical staff. Her responsibilities are the development, planning, directing, and coordinating of clinical operations.

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Sue Hall, PharmD, RPh

Pharmacy Manager

Sue started at MERCI Clinic as a volunteer pharmacist in 2016.  Previously, Sue spent 13 years working as a clinical pharmacist and in clinical research and publications for hospice patients in the Philadelphia area.  She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia and completed her residency in pharmacy health system population management at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, WA. 

Sue lives with her father and her pathologically disobedient dog, Quincy.  Sue enjoys international travel and has visited countries throughout Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

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Vandana Sharma

Eligibility Coordinator

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Denise Turner, RN, BSN, ADN

Nurse Coordinator

Denise is originally from Askins, NC, but has been in Craven County for over 35 years, settling here after her father got out of the Air Force. She attended UNCW where she earned her BSN, She has worked over 16 years in Critical Care/ICU at Carolina East Medical Center. She came to MERCI first as a volunteer and was quickly hired as the Nurse Coordinator in July 2019. When she is not working, she enjoys many hobbies including photography and gardening and is very passionate about her faith. She has a menagerie of children, grandchildren, cats, bunnies, and one dog.

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Louise Carter

Clinical Assistant

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Annia Velasquez
Clinical Assistant

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Daphne Ellison 
Dental Coordinator

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Renae Gourley

Lab Coordinator

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Valerie Merkler

Support Coordinator

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Eva Jusino

Spanish Interpreter

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