LSU Background

Meet the Staff


Janie MacHarg, Ph.D.

Chief of Medical Services
Irina Gaal, M.D.
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Assistant to the Director


Staff Physician
Sophia Momand, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Practice

Psychiatrist (part-time)
Hiawatha Harris, M.D.
Board Certified in Psychiatry

Orthopedist (part-time)
Octavio Gonzalez, M.D.
Board Certified in Orthopedics

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioner
Ma. Eloisa V. Romero, F.N.P.-C

Nurse Practitioner
Christina Campbell, R.N., F.N.P


Registered Nurse
Kiran Sharma, R.N., MSN

Licensed Vocational Nurse
Michelle Kikuchi, LVN

Ancillary Health Services

Narvell Harris, RPh

Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Patricia Shelton, M.S.M.T., C.L.S.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Leah Kram, M.S.M.T., C.L.S.

Health Educator
JoAnn Aragon Valdivia, CHES

Health Educator Assistant                                                                                                                Josephine Lara, B.S. CHES

Radiologic Technologist (part-time)                                                                                                    Christ Manely, C.R.T.


Support Services/Medical Records

Medical Records Coordinator                                                                                                               Rosie Diaz Coleman

Administrative Support Assistant                                                                                                    Rochelle Rhodes

Administrative Support Assistant                                                                                                     Vacant

Optometry Clinic

Christine Chan, O.D. (part-time)


Psychological Services

Staff Psychologist                                                                                                                              Connie White-Betz, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
Tiffany Herbert, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist                                                                                                                           Suzanne Herschenhorn, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
Kathleen Johnson, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist                                                                                                                               Sergio Mancilla, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist
Janet Niederman, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist                                                                                                                                Norma Quintero, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Staff Psychologist                                                                                                                                 Monica Rosas-Baines, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist                                                                                                                                Bruce Wallace II, Psy.D.

Support Staff


Administrative Support Coordinator
Laura Castillo, B.S.

Administrative Support Coordinator                                                                                                  Renee Gaston