Dr. Jasmine P. Gaines, MD, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jasmine P. Gaines joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in January 2024. She also provides services in Internal Medical and Pediatrics to adults and children at the Northern Health Center.
Dr. Gaines is a native of Butler, AL. She earned a B.S. in Biology from UAB in 2000 and worked as a Research Assistant in Southern Research Institute’s Division of Cancer Therapeutics in Birmingham, AL for one year prior to enrolling in graduate school. She then earned a PhD in Biology from UAB in Dec 2006 and was a UAB Comprehensive Minority Faculty and Student Development Program Fellow. After obtaining her PhD, she was a UAB Health Disparities Research Training Program Postdoctoral Fellow from 2007 until 2008 and served as Assistant Professor of Biology at Samford University in Birmingham, AL from 2008 until 2010. Dr. Gaines was a member of the graduating class of 2014 at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit, MI where she earned her M.D. She then served as a Physician Resident in Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program in Montgomery, AL and as an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Resident Physician at Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans. Prior to her role at ARMS, she worked as an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Physician at Franklin Primary Health Center in Mobile, AL, from 2018 until December 2023. During her time there, she also served as the health center’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
In her current position at ARMS, Dr. Gaines continues to play a pivotal role in enhancing access to quality healthcare services while embodying the organization’s dedication to medical excellence and delivering superior patient care to all the patients we serve.
To make an appointment with Dr. Gaines, please call 205.407.5600.
R. David Agee II, DPM
Dr. R. David Agee, II joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in August, 2019, and provides podiatry services at our Northern Health Center.
Dr. Agee obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (2008), from the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, his Master of Science in Biology (2011), from Alabama State University, in Montgomery, Alabama, his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (2016), from the Western University of Health Sciences, in Pomona, California, and a Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Certificate (2019), from the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (Graduate Medical Education – Resident Surgeon), in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dr. Agee has certifications in surgical training from American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis- Reconstructive Surgery and Trauma of the Foot and Ankle, and Arthroscopic surgery of the Foot and Ankle – American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
To make an appointment with Dr. Agee, please call 205.407.5600.
Katherine Allen, MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC
Certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Katherine Allen obtained her Bachelors in Science of Nursing from The University of North Alabama in 2017. She has nursing experience in bone marrow transplant and as a travel nurse in the medical ICU.
Katherine graduated in 2020 with her masters degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds national certification with the ANCC as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She previously worked at UAB Hospital with kidney transplant before joining Alabama Regional Medical Services in July of 2023.
To make an appointment with Ms. Allen, please call 205.407.6900.
Miranda Greer-Davis, WHP
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Mrs. Miranda Greer-Davis joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in March 2022 and provides Women’s Health services at our Northern Health Center.
In 2018, Miranda Greer-Davis obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and began her career as a labor and delivery nurse. She quickly attained a passion for women’s health and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing/ Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in December 2021; both from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.
Mrs. Greer-Davis is certified by National Certification Corporation as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She also obtained certifications in Basic Life Support, Advantaged Cardiovascular Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring Course, and Baby Friendly Training Policy Clinical Version.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new places in the city, and spending time with her husband Trey and golden doodle, Beau.
To make an appointment with Mrs. Greer-Davis, call 205.407.9600.
Molleen Desai, MPH, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Molleen Desai obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing at Livingston University (1990), Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (1994) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She had many different nursing experiences prior to obtaining her Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing Degree (1998) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ms. Desai holds a national certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Ms. Desai provides primary care services at our weekly Mobile Health Unit Events, which include the following sites, as well as others: the Bessemer Housing Authority, the Salvation Army, Olivia’s House and City Walk. Twice a month, she provides primary care services at the ARMS Crestwood Medical Center.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Desai, at the Crestwood Medical Center, please call 205.421.9615.
Demechiko French, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Demechiko French Dr. Demechiko French joined ARMS in July 2022 and provides services at the Metro Health Center. He is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient and corrections.
Dr. French’s education consists of:
- Associate degree in nursing from Lawson State Community College
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville State University
- Master of Science in Nursing with a dual concentration in Psychiatric/
- Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of Alabama
- Doctorate in Nursing Practice from The University of Alabama
Dr. French provides psychotherapy and specializes in prescribing psychiatric medications to adolescents and adults. He treats several psychiatric conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, insomnia, postpartum depression, and other psychiatric diagnoses. Dr. French offers a holistic care perspective that is catered to individuals for personalized comprehensive care. His objective is to partner with each individual patient to formulate a treatment plan that is unique to them while working toward achieving full remission of symptoms and retrieving a quality of life.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. French, please call 205.407.6900
Erika Harris, MD, MPH (CHES 2013)
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Dr. Erika Harris joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in September 2021. She provides services in the field of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Northern Health Center.
She is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and was educated in the Birmingham City School System. Dr. Harris graduated with an advanced diploma from Ramsay Alternative High School and continued her education at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences, and a Minor in Liberal Arts (cum laude). At Southern Illinois University, she completed MEDPREP post-baccalaureate program, obtained a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education, and became a certified health education specialist (CHES). Dr. Harris then attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she earned her Medical Doctorate Degree. She subsequently completed a residency at Eastern Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and served 2 years as the Med-Peds chief resident during her training.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places and spending time with her husband, son, and family. She has an interest in mentoring youth, preventative care, and educating her patients about healthy lifestyles and wellness.
To make an appointment with Dr. Harris, please call 205.407.9600.
Dr. Katherine Harrison joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in July, 2012, and serves patients at our Crestwood Medical Center.
She attended Central Alabama Community College where she obtained an Associate Degree, in Nursing, in 2001. She completed her undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate studies from the Ida Moffett School of Nursing at Samford University. Her follow on degree is a Masters in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN).
Dr. Harrison is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner and she obtained two doctorate degrees from Samford: Doctorate of Advanced Nursing Practice, with a focus in Pediatrics, and the second is a Doctorate of Nursing Education with a Certificate in Education.
To make an appointment with Dr. Katherine Harrison, please call 205.421.9615.
Kristi Kakoliris joined Alabama Medical Regional Services in March of 2023, and provides social work services at Hayes K-8 and Huffman High School, as well as ARMS Northern Health Center.
Ms. Kakoliris obtained her Bachelor of Science in Social Work at the University of Montevallo (2005), and her Master of Social Work with a concentration in children, adolescents and families and program planning and agency administration from the University of Alabama (2021).
To make an appointment with Ms. Kakoliris, please call 205.407.6900.
Nicole A. Leshoure, DNP, MSN, MS, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Nicole Leshoure joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in October, 2018, and provides pediatric services at our Northern Health Center.
Dr. Leshoure obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree (2002), Master of Science in Biology Degree (2004), Accelerated Masters in Nursing Pathway Program Certificate (2012), Master of Science in Nursing Degree (2014), and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (2021); all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. She is a BLS Certified Healthcare Provider, by the American Heart Association and trained by the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
To make an appointment with Dr. Leshoure, please call 205.407.5600.
Arthur McAdams joined ARMS in February, 2013, and serves patients at our Ensley Health Center and Crestwood Medical Center.
Mr. McAdams earned his B.S. in Biology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1985. After working as a Lab Instructor at UAB for 7 years, Arthur pursued his PA license and completed his Masters in Medical Science at Emory University in 1996. Following graduation, he worked as a Physician Assistant in Greene County, Alabama for two years. It’s there where Arthur first established ties serving families in a small community.
To make an appointment with Mr. McAdams, please call 205.783.9300 for the Ensley Health Center or call 205.421.9615 for the Crestwood Medical Center.
Michelle McAlpine, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Michelle McAlpine joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in March, 2019 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor at our Northern Health Center.
Ms. McAlpine obtained her Master of Arts in Education and Counseling Degree (1986), from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in Birmingham Alabama.
Previously employed with area social service agencies, advocating for families, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable populations over the past 30 years, Ms. McAlpine is the founder/CEO of Generations Counseling & Consulting, LLC and is licensed by the state of Alabama to provide professional counseling services in a private practice setting, and certified to provide supervision to associate counselors seeking state licensure.
To make an appointment with Michelle McAlpine, please call 205.407.5600.
Jaana is an extremely experienced Social Worker “through and through.”
She attained her BSW from the University of Montevallo, then worked for JBS with people experiencing homelessness and the severely mentally ill population. This is when working in the field of mental health became her passion.
Jaana then attended the University of Alabama and graduated with her Master of Social Work Degree. She went on to gain the credentials of a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
She has worked with many local nonprofits and has experience in program development and supervision. She is most proud of spearheading the development of Alabama’s first Safe Haven, which continues to serve chronically homeless and severely mentally ill women to this day. The Safe Haven was funded by a HUD grant, and Pathways provided the location.
Jaana is proud to be an employee of ARMS and hopes to make significant progress as an adult therapist at the Metro Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays and help students at Wenonah High School help themselves on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
To make an appointment with Ms. Meeks, please call 205.407.6900.
Brittany Mitchell, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist – Northern Health Center
Dr. Brittany Mitchell joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in October, 2021, and is a Pharmacist at the Rapid Care Pharmacy II, in the Northern Health Center.
In May of 2008, Dr. Mitchell graduated from Spain Park High School with Summa Cum Laude Honors. She obtained her BS in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry degrees, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in August, 2011. In May, 2015, Dr. Mitchell obtained her Pharm.D. degree from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, graduating Cum Laude with Honors. In 2021, Dr. Mitchell obtained her AAHIVP HIV Pharmacist specialty certification.
Her passion has always been making sure that every patient, despite their situation in life, receives the healthcare and medications that they need to live the best life that they can possibly live.
During her free time, you will find Dr. Mitchell at the soccer field watching her two kids play. She also enjoys taking trips to the beach and reading books.
If you have any questions regarding your prescriptions, please call Dr. Mitchell at 205.407.9680.
Ivory Robinson, DNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Ivory Robinson joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in January, 2019, and provides Adult Medicine services at our Metro Health Center.
Dr. Robinson obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree (2009) and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (2009), both from Stillman College, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her Master of Science in Nursing Degree (2018), was obtained from Chamberlain University, in Downers Grove, Illinois. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the Alabama Board of Nursing, and is also BLS Certified.
To make an appointment with Dr. Robinson, please call 205.407.6900.
Alexandra Scott, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Alexandra Scott joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in August 2022, and provides behavioral health services in three of the 6 newly-selected Birmingham City Schools that the ARMS Clinic has begun partnering with.
Mrs. Scott obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University (LSU) in her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2019. Prior to this, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations also from LSU in 2017. She recently gained her credentials of Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) after passing her boards examination in January 2023 and completing her 2 years of supervision hours.
To make an appointment with Mrs. Scott, please call 205-335-3039.
Hanna Shelton, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist – Metro Health Center
Dr. Hannah Shelton joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in April, 2023, and is a Pharmacist at the Rapid Care Pharmacy I, in the Metro Health Center.
In May of 2013, Dr. Shelton graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School and completed her prerequisite studies at the University at Alabama Birmingham. She obtained her BS from the Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, in August, 2015. In May, 2019, Dr. Shelton obtained her Pharm.D. from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy of Samford University.
She has a background in independent community pharmacy and has a passion for providing quality patient care to patients across all walks of life. She has an interest in mission work and enjoys precepting students from both Harrison School of Pharmacy and McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for her church’s worship team and spending time with her husband, daughter, and family.
If you have any questions regarding your prescriptions, please call Dr. Shelton at 205.407.6901.
Brianne Smith, MSN, CRNP,
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Brianne Smith obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (2007) from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. She was an emergency room nurse prior to obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing Degree (2012) from Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. Mrs. Smith holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Mrs. Smith provides primary care services at our weekly Mobile Health Unit Events, which include the following sites, as well as others: the Bessemer Housing Authority, First Light Women’s and Childrens’ Shelter, and the Highlands United Methodist Church. Every other Tuesday afternoon, she provides primary care services at the ARMS Crestwood Medical Center.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Smith, at the Crestwood Medical Center, please call 205.421.9615
Cortessia Sullivan DNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC
Dr. Cortessia Sullivan joined ARMS in December 2023. She is a board-certified Family and Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with over 5 years of experience caring for medically complex patients in the outpatient setting.
In 2013, Dr. Sullivan obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Alabama and began her career as a critical care nurse. She obtained her dual role Masters of Science in Nursing Degree (2018) and her Doctorate in Nursing Degree (2020) from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Sullivan holds both national certifications with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and volunteering with the youth ministry at her church.
Dr. Sullivan provides primary care services at our Metro Health Center. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 205.407.6900.
LaTasha Toney, LICSW-S,PIP
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
LaTasha Toney joined Alabama Regional Medical Services in October 2023, and provides behavioral health services at Brown Elementary School and Wenonah High School.
Ms Toney obtained her Bachelor of Science in Social Work the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2007 and her Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama in 2009. Ms Toney has been licensed as a Clinical Social Work since November 2016. She is eligible to provide clinical social work supervision to individuals who are wanting to be licensed as a clinical social worker. Ms Toney has received level two training as a registered play therapist.
Prior to coming to ARMS, Ms Toney provided in-home services to families in crisis, worked inpatient psychiatry with individuals all across the lifespan and also worked in mental health private practice.
In her free time, Ms Toney enjoys spending time with those who she loves and reading.
To make an appointment with Ms. Toney, please call 205.407.9600.
Jason K. Watkins, FNP-C, ENP-C
A native of Hueytown, Alabama, Mr. Watkins joined Alabama Regional Medical Services November, 2023, and provides family medical care at our Ensley Health Center.
He served in the United States Navy from 2004-2008. He then obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honors in 2012 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and was the recipient of both the Dean’s Award, and BSN Award for Student Excellence. He completed Family Nurse Practitioner training (2017), and Emergency Nurse Practitioner training (2019) and holds dual board certifications with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
To make an appointment with Mr. Watkins, please call 205.783.9300.
Marshall A. Williams, DDS
Staff Dentist at Alabama Regional Medical Services
Dr. Marshall A. Williams became a part of the Alabama Regional Medical Services family in July 2023, offering his expertise to patients at Northside Dental Care. A dedicated professional in dental health, Dr. Williams holds a B.A. in Biology from Fisk University and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Meharry Medical College in 1981.
Commissioned by the National Health Service Corps, Lt. Williams initially established dental services at the J.W. Stewart Neighborhood Health Clinic in Gadsden, Alabama. In 1985, he began serving his childhood community with the opening of North Birmingham Dental Care and now continues his passion for community dental health with ARMS.
Dr. Williams’s commitment to his profession is evident in his active participation in several professional organizations, including serving as president and treasurer for both the Alabama Dental Society Zone One and the Alabama Dental Society. He also holds membership in the Alabama Dental Association, National Dental Association, and American Dental Association, and has contributed his leadership skills as president and Secretary-treasurer of the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama and the Board of Dental Scholarships of Alabama.
Beyond his professional duties, Dr. Williams is deeply involved in his community as a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, a board member of Historical Bethel Baptist Church, and as an educator at Collegeville Church of Christ.
Dr. Williams’s professional and community service have not gone unnoticed; his accolades include being recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America, receiving a Certificate of Outstanding Professional Achievement from the Governor of Alabama, and an Award for participation in the Rural Health Conference. Additionally, he was appointed as a Dental Officer in the United States Public Health Service by the President of the United States and received an Award for Scholastic Excellence from the Jefferson County Chapter/University of Alabama Alumni Association.
For those seeking dental care enriched with experience and compassionate community service, Dr. Williams provides primary dental services at the Northside Dental Clinic. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 205.324.5130