Meet Our Administration Team
Christine Kemp, Chief Executive Officer
Christine Kemp became the CEO of Peoples Community Health Clinic Inc. (PCHC) in January 2018. She has been a PCHC employee since 1994 working various positions. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Iowa State University, attended Cardinal Stritch University’s Master of Health Administration Program, and earned her MBA from the University of Northern Iowa. Ms. Kemp completed the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program sponsored by HRSA in 2008.
Ms. Kemp is very involved in the Iowa Primary Care Association, INConcertCare and Iowa Health+. She is a member of the Cedar Valley Hospice Board of Directors and a member of the Downtown Waterloo Rotary Club. She is a long time Waterloo resident and a dedicated volunteer in her community.
Rick Liguz, Chief Financial Officer
Rick Liguz, BSc (Econ), ACA, gained a First Class Honors Degree in Economics at the University of Wales, Cardiff and qualified as a Chartered Accountant under a professional contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, United Kingdom. He has held executive roles in all the major business functional areas, including general management, in the manufacturing and financial services industries and has specialized in change management and continuous improvement.
Having joined the Peoples Clinic team in February 2019 he is an active member of the Iowa Primary Care Association CFO, Health IT and Billing Managers workgroups.
Dr. Sharon Duclos, Co-Medical Director
Sharon Duclos, MD is the medical director of PCHC’s Adult Services Department. She received her medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed her residency at Lynchburg Family Practice. She has been a physician at PCHC since 1993 starting as a National Health Service Corps loan repayment recipient.
Dr. Duclos is a Civil Surgeon and an active member of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System. She has served as the Clinical Representative on the Iowa Primary Care Association’s Board of Directors and is the ongoing Physician Champion of PCHC’s Chronic Care Collaborative team. She regularly speaks to Community Health Center and other medical groups about population health improvement. She is board certified with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Kimberly Neumann, Co-Medical Director
Kimberly Neumann, MD is the medical director of PCHC’s Pediatric Services Department. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her Residency and an Internship in Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin. She has been with PCHC since 1992 also starting as a National Health Service Corps loan repayment recipient.
Dr. Neumann is a Civil Surgeon and is fluent in Spanish. She regularly volunteers on medical mission trips to Jamaica and as the physician chaperone for the Miracle Mix Kids trip to Disneyland for families with seriously ill children. She is board certified with the American Academy of Pediatricians.
Dr. Nick Eilertson, Dental Director
Nicholas Eilertson, DDS has been the Dental Director of PCHC’s Dental Department since 2014. He received his dentistry degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in June of 2010 and started at Peoples Clinic in July of 2010.
Dr. Eilertson was a participant from 2014 to 2016 of the National Oral Health Learning Institute (NOHLI), which was a program that aides in career development of oral health leaders in a health center/safety net setting. He is currently an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA). “ Dr. Eilertson is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Tera Block, Chief Information Officer
Tera Block is the Chief Information Officer at PCHC, leading the transformation of our Data Analytics Software. She has been employed at the clinic since 1997, gaining experience in different departments over the years including medical records, front desk, and patient accounts. Most recently, she worked as an AR Manager/Software Specialist.
Because health care IT is constantly changing, Tera takes time to attend workshops and conferences conducted by the Iowa Primary Care Association and Alliance of Chicago. Tera also completed the FR Secure Workshop to gain knowledge on enhancing our IT Security. An ongoing commitment she enjoys is her role as a member of the Billing and IT Committee with the Iowa Primary Care Association.
During her time with the clinic, Tera has developed key IT Security Policies and Procedures to ensure the safety of patient information. Additional milestones include patient portal integration, ensuring the clinic is meeting Meaningful Use/Quality measures, as well as enhancing billing claims and payments by introducing electronic submission.
Lanett Kane, Clinical Director
Lanett Kane, RN, BSN has been employed at PCHC since 1990. She has held numerous clinical positions and has been Clinical Director since 2021. She also oversees the Risk Management Program and is PCHC’s Privacy Officer. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allen College of Nursing in 2001.
Lanett has served as a member of the Medicaid State Innovation Model and is currently a member of NACHC’s QI Advisory Board, Midwest Clinician Board of Directors, and IH+ Consumer Advisory Committee. She is a committee member of the Breast Health Initiative in the African American community in collaboration with the Black Hawk County Health Department and Iowa Department of Public Health. She attended the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop and participated in trainings in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. Lanett completed the Iowa Health Consortium Clinical Health Coach Training Program and can now train staff on motivational interviewing and techniques as a Health Coach. Under her leadership, PCHC’s Waterloo and Clarksville sites obtained Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification.
Amy Rueber, Pharmacy Director
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