Justin R. Johnston
Executive Director

Justin began working for Community of Hope in May 2015. Previously he worked for Viva Health, Sirote and Permutt, P.C., Jefferson Clinic P.C., and the Black Warrior Council, Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys spending time with his family (especially his wife and daughter), giving back to the community, and officiating sports.

Maria Fernanda Vidal
Clinic Coordinator-Evening Clinic


Maria began working at Community of Hope Clinic in January 2019 after serving as a volunteer interpreter. Previously she worked as a Laboratory Scientist at UAB Hospital. She earned a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland - College Park and a masters degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from UAB. Maria was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the U.S. when she was 10 yrs old. She lives in Helena with her husband and 2 kids.

Jocelyn Walker
Clinic Coordinator-Day Clinic


Jocelyn began working at the Community of Hope Health Clinic in 2017. She graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelors Degree in Spanish. She previously worked for the Shelby County Department of Health as a medical interpreter. Her family is from El Salvador and she enjoys spending time with her family, photography, painting, and hiking.

Karen Stough
Office Manager

Karen started working at Community of Hope Clinic in January 2016 after serving as a volunteer and board member for 3 years. Previously she worked as a Med Tech at Pathology Services, Southern Research Institute and UAB. Karen enjoys hiking, arts and crafts and traveling to Minnesota to visit family.

Dr. John McGuinness, MD
Medical Director (Volunteer)

John McGuinness is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. McGuinness specializes in anesthesiology and family practice. 

Sebastian Vargas
Volunteer Coordinator (volunteer position)

Coming soon. 

Board of Directors

2020 Executive Committee

Chair of the Board of Directors: Fanicy H. Sears, LPC, LMFT, NCC, BC-TMH

Vice Chair: Dulce Rivera

Treasurer: Mike Northrup

Secretary: Rebekah Parr

Medical Director: Dr. John P. McGuinness, MD 

Kim Mashego

Wanda McCrimon

Roger Foster, Esq.

Dr. Douglas C. Clark, OD

Angelica Melendez

Dr. Cynthia Selleck, PhD

Patrick Sawyer

William K. Dunham, MD- Medical Director Emeritus 

Community Hope Health Clinic

2692 Pelham Pkwy Ste E

P.O. Box 177

Pelham, Alabama 35124


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