The leadership of NeighborHealth Center has a passion for improving healthcare access for the underserved, incorporating a faith-based approach. We have a strong team committed to bringing this vision to life.

Sue Ellen Thompson

Executive Director

Sue Ellen Thompson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Sue Ellen Thompson comes to NeighborHealth with more than 35 years of nursing practice, including 25 years in nursing leadership in hospital and outpatient settings. Additionally, her background includes:

  • A masters degree in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership from Duke University
  • Successfully meeting quality care objectives as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as The Joint Commission
  • Extensive experience with launching new service lines and facilitating transitions to electronic health records
Rick Donlon

Interim Medical Director & Consultant

Rick Donlon, MD

Rick Donlon, MD, previously founded and helped open two primary care health centers for the poor in Memphis, TN. Dr. Donlon grew up in New Orleans and graduated from Texas Christian University. He completed medical school at LSU-N.O., and a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 1995, he helped open a primary-care health center for the poor in Memphis’ most medically underserved neighborhood. The work eventually grew to include eight health centers, three dental clinics, and a family medicine residency program—providing over 170,000 patient visits annually.

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Meet our Staff

Left to right:

Lolita Flood, RN

Doug Briggs, MD, Medical Director

Betsy Joyner, PA-C

Bob Paeglow, CHCEF, Director of Operations & Finance

Sue Ellen Thompson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director