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Our Team

Meet our caring professionals who make your health their priority...


Bonita McCay

Executive Director


Bonita holds a MFA from Columbia University in New York, and a BA from the University of North Alabama. She has been an Adjunct at UNA’s Department of Communications, and she worked for over 30 years in nonprofit management.

René Scott-Acklin, CP

Clinic Manager


​​René holds a BS degree in Public Health Care from Athens State University. She is also a Certified Phlebotomist and has worked at the clinic for almost 25 years.

Nurse Practitioners

Helen Coronel

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Helen received her DNP from Vanderbilt where she also received her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Much of her experience is working with active duty military and veterans, particularly in neurology. She is an Associate Professor of Nursing at UNA Anderson College of Nursing & Health Professions in Undergraduate Programs.

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Amanda Hitt

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Amanda is a lecturer and clinical supervisor at UNA Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Her experience as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner has been in trauma care, and she traveled with patients to treatment destinations as well.

Paige Martin

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Paige is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years experience in primary, family, and urgent care. She is also Assistant Professor at UNA’s Anderson College of Nursing & Health Professions where she instructs undergraduate nursing students. 

Ashton Glover

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Ashton is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in primary and emergency care positions for over 10 years. She is also a Nurse Practitioner Instructor at UNA’s Anderson College of Nursing & Health Professions. Patients will appreciate her care and understanding of the populations seen at the clinic.

Dental Associates

Kaley McLeary

Dental Associate

Kaley's role as a dental assistant is to make sure patients are calm and comfortable, and to assist the doctors during dental procedures. She loves helping patients stay informed about the importance of a healthy mouth and helping them maintain a beautiful smile. She has attended the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program at UAB.


Shoals Community Clinic has an active Board of Directors from across our community who serve to help lead and guide decisions regarding the clinic. The Board typically meets once per month, and Board selections are held annually each November.


If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors, EMAIL US

Board Officers:

Past President:  Chip Wicker
President:  Jeremy Stafford
President Elect:  Apriell Burgess

Vice President:  Laura Williams
Treasurer:  Joy Borah
Secretary:  Bonita McCay (ED Standing Position, Non-Voting)
Finance Director:  Peter Williams (Appointed, Non-Voting)
Chandra Bondugula (NAMC Partner)
Joy Borah
Apriell Burgess
Hester Cope
Tom Gillis
Gil Griggs
Cleopatra Hernandez
Vicky Keys
Tara Kirkman (UNA Partner)

Thomas Lovett
Jacqueline Osborne
Jennifer Palmer
Steven Puckett
Rhonda Richardson (FHA Partner)
Jeremy Stafford
Lloyd Underwood
Laura Williams
Peter Williams (Non-Voting)


Dr. Timothy Ashley

Medical Director – VOLUNTEER


Dr. Ashley is a General Practitioner in family medicine and heads the Family Practice Associates in Florence.

Dr. Gil Griggs

Dental Director – VOLUNTEER


Dr. Griggs is a retired orthodontist who practiced in Florence for over 30 years. He founded the Dental Clinic program along with volunteers from the Tri-County Dental Association.

Volunteer Dentists:
Curtis Ambercrombie
Daniel Almon
Nicholas Conley
Robert B. Embry

Mike McLeary
Lester R. Norvell
Nicholas A. Pieroni

Shoals Community Clinic is especially grateful to have a wonderful group of volunteers who assist with our programs and projects. Their service to you and our community on behalf of the clinic is much appreciated.


If you would like to become a

Shoals Community Clinic Volunteer,


Volunteer Nursing Students:
Over 100 @ over 500 Hrs


FRIENDS OF THE CLINIC – Our Ambassadors at Large:


René Acklin
Lynn Aquadro
Hisham Ba’albaki
Angela Bailey
Birdie Bailey
Mandy Barksdale
Pam Barsdale
Beth Borosky
Julia Boughner
Kyle Buchanan
Terry Buchanan
Parke Cochran
Tim Corley
Charlotte Cramer
Becky Dau

Jennifer Dawson

Casey Eggleston

Barbara Griffith

Gene Hamby

Cam Jones

Jeffrey Jones

Virginia Koonce

Craig Linhoss

Sunitha Madasu

Andy Mann

Jo Lynn McClure

Divya Naidu

Quinn Peearson

Richard Pflueger

Vicki Pierce

Missy Ridgeway

Shaler Roberts

Diane Rowell

Rena Roy

Jack Sellers

Monty Shelton

Dave Smith

Elaine Softley

Greg Taylor

Elizabeth Webb

Sylvester White

Chip Wicker

Patty Wilson




Dental Society

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