Meet our Care Team.
South University, Savannah Campus
Dr. Michael Brown, MD
University of Florida
Kennesaw State University
Dr. Quinton Robinson, MD, AAHIVS
Morehouse School of Medicine
Jewel Sawyer, PA-C, MSHS, AAVHIS
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Dr. Shannon Ashley, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS
Ball State University
Terry Hackworth, MBA, MSN, NP-C, AAHIVS
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Keith Hood, MSN, NP-C, AAHIVS
Kyle Jones, MSN, FNP
WellStar School of Nursing, Kennesaw State University
Georgia State University
Ajani Johnson, LPC
University of the District of Columbia
Pristella Ohanaja, DNP, PMHNP
University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Quinton is a skilled practitioner with over 15 years of experience providing high-quality patient care services, including emergency services, behavioral health, and chronic disease care (with a specialty in infectious diseases). He also has supported research programs and developed treatment options via online learning and the integration of technology. Quinton will brings his energetic and affable demeanor to AvitaCare.
Dr. Brown, MD is an infectious disease specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. His care model is to treat all patients with dignity, compassion, and respect, regardless of their background. He collaborates with patients to achieve optimal health care goals. This includes general infectious disease ,HIV, PrEP, Hepatitis C, and sexual wellness care.
Mark G. Hebert has been a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in HIV care, Prep, STDs and Hepatitis at AvitaCare Atlanta for sixteen years. Mark is well-loved by his patients and the staff and known for his buoyant personality, meticulous follow-up and attention to detail. A colleague says of Mark, ”he is a superb practitioner who really understands his patient’s lifestyle and barriers to care. He always bends over backwards to meet the patients where they are in their disease.” He graduated as the Valedictorian of his Undergraduate class at Georgia Baptist and received his Master of Science in Nursing at Kennesaw University. Mark is licensed with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and AAHIVM Certified. When he’s not providing care for his patients his passions are travel, gardening and home renovation.
Dr. Robinson joined the staff in Atlanta in 2010 and is now our Deputy Medical Director. Prior to AvitaCare, Dr. Robinson was a consultant and staff physician in Infectious Diseases and HIV at Baltimores HealthCare for the Homeless. A native of Atlanta, he received his undergraduate B.S. degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, and returned to Atlanta and attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Robinson completed his Infectious Diseases Fellowship with an emphasis on Domestic HIV at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Robinson is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, a Certified HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Jewel Sawyer is as a Infectious Diseases Physician Assistant at Avita Care Atlanta. Her clinical interests include gender inclusive sexual health, gender affirming hormone therapy and HIV prevention and treatment education. She plays an active role in community education and outreach.
Dr. Ashley is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her professional interests include preventive health care, women’s health, primary care of autoimmune disorders, and common chronic diseases including weight management and nutrition. In her spare time, Dr. Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, hosting creative events, cooking, traveling, being outdoors and exercising. She recieved her undergraduate degree from Spelman College, medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and residency at Emory University School of Medicine.
Erin is an Atlanta Primary Care Provider and LGBTQ Healthcare advocate. She is passionate about providing a safe, comfortable environment for her patients to receive care. Erin is certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV Specialist. A wife and mother of two, Erin holds degrees in Psychology and Nursing from Northern Illinois University, and a Masters Degree in Nursing (AGNP) from Ball State University.
Terry Hackworth is an Nurse Practitioner at AvitaCare Atlanta Medical Center, where he assumes responsibility for diagnosing and managing acute and chronic care patients in a high-acuity internal medicine and HIV multidisciplinary medical practice. He works both independently and in collaboration with other healthcare professionals at Pride Medical. Mr. Hackworth received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Morehead State University, his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and his Masters of Science in Nursing specializing as an Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Terry is currently completing his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Augusta University.
Keith Hood brings AvitaCare Atlanta a vast medical background with 18 years of patient care experience. His background includes prehospital EMS, pediatric specialty critical care ground/rotor/fixed wing transports, Pediatric ICU, Adult Critical Care with an intense 6 months critical care nursing residency including med-surg/neuro/CCU/CVICU, and critical care flight nurse. In addition to the clinical skills, I have also served as a Regional Educator and Clinical Compliance Evaluator maintaining current and initiating new education for existing and new medical flight crew members.
Kyle comes to AvitaCare Atlanta with a background in clinic- and hospital-based chronic disease management, with a concentration on pulmonary illnesses, urology, and other diseases. He also is skilled in wound care, smoking cessation, and related preventative strategies. Kyle is excited about engaging with the clinic’s diverse patient population and looks forward to helping patients become and stay healthier.
Originally from Macon, GA, Alene Albritton has lived in Atlanta for 26 years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and her Master of Public Health degree at Georgia State University. She has been working as a dietitian for over 20 years and has been in her current position for over 14 years. She loves being a dietitian for AvitaCare because she really enjoys the people she works with, both patients and staff. She also really enjoys helping people understand how nutrition impacts their health and helping people make sustainable changes in a realistic way.
Ajani Johnson is AvitaCare Atlanta’s Licensed Professional Counselor, with over 10 years of experience in addiction services, community mental health, crisis intervention, and stabilization services. His areas of specific practice are providing individual and group therapy services to children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Ajani provides his patients with a comfortable atmosphere for you to express yourself, unburden, and examine those things that hinder you from moving forward in your personal or professional life. I thoroughly enjoy watching individuals change and evolve into the person they aspire to be. He loves working in the mental health field and feeling like his services make a difference in the lives of others.
Compassionate, Dedicated and Conscientious Family Nurse Practitioner with 3 years’ experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner and newly professionally trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and over 20 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse ensuring the high standard of culturally competent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs . Background in Cardiac, Medical -Surgical, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, Orthopedic/ Neuro/ Spine, Internal medicine, home-care nursing and hospitalist NP. Energetic Professional with commitment in providing top quality, Patient centered and relationship focused care. Excellent people skill, dedicated work ethic, customer service and great communication skill.