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Meet our staff

Meet Our Staff
JoyRich Health Care Center

We wanted to take a moment so you could meet our staff!
JoyRich Health Care Centers provide our clients and community exceptional quality healthcare and preventative programs that are designed to fit any budget.

At JoyRich Health Care Centers, We provide care to all patients in an ethical, high quality and compassionate way; accepting you whether you have insurance or not.

Without further adieu… Meet Our Staff!

 Lori Wagner


One of the first nurse practitioners in this part of the country to have a nurse practitioner primary care, started in 1998. Founder of Paragon Health Alliance, was the beginning of a new era in health care. This allowed us to have nurse practitioners in a variety of setting such as primary care, women’s health, children, nursing homes, businesses and factories, in home medical visits, hospitals and psychiatric  practices.

Ms Wagner’s experience in these various settings add to her strong acute and critical care background, primary care and integrated health care for the past 17 years as a nurse practitioner.  She is nationally certified as an Acute Care and Adult  Advanced Nurse Practitioner.  She has served 30 years in the US Navy Nurse Corp, adding a deeper dimension to her commitment of caring for a wide variety of patients in all settings. Ms Wagner continues that pride of caring for her patients as an advanced practitioner within JoyRich Healthcare Centers‘ integrated medical center.

Random facts: A student of Nelson’s Taekwondo America , she is a Black belt in Taekwondo! (be nice to her)  🙂 , she is extremely patriotic, loves her coffee… did I mention loves her coffee?, excels at dropping her cell phone and loves her coffee.

Jo Brown


A very intricate part of our staff that brings a human touch and warmth to our facility you simply cannot teach.

Jo Brown has been in the nursing field since she joined the Navy in 1989 and has constantly thrived to better herself throughout her career. We are thrilled to have her as a part of our team and we are sure you will see EXACTLY the same attributes we do in her consistent care to better herself.

Random facts: One of the quickest wits known to mankind, avid photographer and EXTEMELY passionate about veterans rights.

Derek Henson


With over 20 yrs of critical care Hospital Medicine with extensive detox and addiction experience, We are proud to have Dr Henson as part of our team. The personal attention he delivers to every patient makes him a perfect match for the quality of care we desire for ALL of our patients here at JoyRich Health Care Centers. Dr Henson has also expanded his knowledge in assisting those with substance abuse issues. To quote Dr. Henson directly… “Addiction is a deadly disease. We are dedicated to fight this daily battle to save your life and relationships.”

*Member of American Society of Addiction Medicine

Random facts: Avid believer in Americans rights, quick witted, gun enthusiast 


Dan Mitchell
Addiction Treatment 
USMC (veteran)
Dan Mitchell started his Counseling / Ministry in 1983 with the United States Marine Corp as an assistant Minister. During this time he would help fellow Marines with numerous issues including PTSD and other conditions.   His personal loss of both his brothers to painkillers motivated him to became a Certified, Ordained Minister in order to reach out to as many people as he can to overcome the hurdles they face when going through treatment.With over 30 years experience in helping others he also became a child advocate to try to help as many youths with personal issues as possible. His straight forward, yet friendly attitude and understanding demeanor made him a perfect fit for our team. With the loss of both of his brothers to opioid dependency , he is driven to solely focus on Substance abuse patients to help them BeFree from their addiction!


Random facts: He has been a Child advocate for years, plays drums, travels on weekends to explore his photography skills and sneaks out of work occasionally to play disc golf. 


 Paula Coffman

Paula Coffman graduated from nursing school in 2010.

She has worked in acute care and critical care at UK hospital.
She graduated from University of South Alabama in December of 2014 with a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. she loves to work with her patients by promoting healthy lifestyle changes, meeting their specific needs, and helping patients take control of their health  to improve their quality of life.



Random facts: Plays piano, studied karate, loves chocolate, and really would like to ride in a hot air balloon. 


Andrea Carter
Clinical Liaison/
Addiction Concierge


With her outgoing personality and her passion for making a difference in peoples lives that are struggling with addiction problems… she has continued to excel in patient relations.

We are happy that she joined forces with us to reach out to even more people in our area that need help.


Random facts: She own her own shotgun and enjoys shooting skeet,  loves shopping and am a sucker for bright colorful clothing, She enjoys the lake, pool and anything outside in the summer!




Glenda Moore
Degree in Applied Science
& Medical Assisting

With a contagious laugh, there is no doubt when she is in the office.

Born and raised in Kentucky with strong family values and a We are thrilled to have her with us at JoyRich.



Random facts: LOVES CHOCOLATE, animals and most food that will not bite back. HUGE UK fan! If you were to ask her what she loves… right after “family” she would say food

Please don’t get too close to her food… she might bite.



April Smith
National Certified
in Phlebotomy, CPR

Born and raised in Bowling Green Kentucky, and graduating from Medtech College, her contagious smile and laughter lifts the staff and patients to a new level. She is a wonderful addition to our team and we are thrilled to have her with us.




Random facts: Likes to travel, take random walks, swimming and spending time with her family. Being a music fanatic.. She will travel almost anywhere to watch live music. 



JoAnn Pniewski
Billing Manager

There are few people in the world that are as honest and caring as JoAnn.

She makes the tough seem easy and the impossible doable.

We are blessed to have her as part of our team and we simply can’t thank her enough.



Random facts: She loves Rhino…. not all, just one! 🙂  She is a motorcycle enthusiast (Harley only)



Melanie Smyth
Accounting Manager

A great spirit, true friend and as loyal as they come.

We are blessed to have her on our team and simply can’t find ways to thank her enough.

We’re not sure how she does what she does but we know she’s great at it!



Random facts: Loves that “new car smell”, has an affinity with Mickey Mouse and knows more about hockey than most people that say they are “fanatics”. 



Therapy Dog

Kyro is originally from Florida but really didn’t care much for the heat. One of the most popular additions to our team, she is quick with a hug and a kiss to all who greet her. You know where Dan is based on which way Kyro is walking.

She loves meeting new people and has an innate ability to brighten anyone’s day. While we couldn’t be more proud of her and what she brings to our team here at JoyRich, she knows, without a doubt, she’s adorable!



Random facts: Kyro loves attention, especially when treats are involved, enjoys long drives, playing Disc Golf with her Dad and (don’t tell anyone) really likes cats.

She INSISTED on having two pictures on the site to show off her
“good side”.



We have expanded from “just primary care”, to primary care and BEYOND.  Integrating wellness, hormone and nutritional replenishment, pharmaceutical supplements, and more!
Call now to find out about our various services.

At JoyRich Health Care Centers, We provide primary care to all patients in an ethical, high quality and compassionate way. We go above and beyond to understand each patients individual needs.

Thanks for stopping in to meet our staff!

We are here to help!

JoyRich Health Care Centers &
BeFree Centers for Addiction
2387 Professional Heights Plaza

Lexington, KY 40503

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