Nancy Bryant, RN, BSN, MSN, MPA, CRNP
Family Medicine for Adults and Children
Location: West River
Nancy Bryant has been practicing medicine since 1977 and has been with Bay Community Health since 2000. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner earning her degrees from The Catholic University of America and Georgetown University. Nancy treats patients of all ages with a special interest in pediatrics.
Nyediang Ateghang, BSN, FNP
Ms. Nyediang Ateghang is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Wayne University and another in Nursing from Rodgers, The State University. Ms. Ateghang also holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Nyediang has experience with patients of all ages. Her clinical experience includes performing physical examinations, diagnostic tests, and screening evaluations; providing patient education; identifying health problems and developing treatment plans; women’s wellness; and education and administration of birth control. Prescribing medications requires a working knowledge of various pharmacology agents. As a responsible prescriber, Nyediang uses this knowledge base to monitor patients for desired treatment of their health complications as well as educate them on potential side effects. Professionally and clinically, Nyediang is a true contributor to the primary care team at Bay Community Health.
Xin Paul Chen, MD
Dr. Chen has been practicing medicine since 2013. He has done both inpatient and outpatient internal medicine during that time. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Growing up all over Texas, Dr. Chen completed his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin and obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine where he was also a Chief Resident. Before coming to BCH, Dr. Chen worked for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense taking care of Veterans and those in active duty military service.
Howard P. Cook, DO
Dr. Howard P. Cook is an Internal Medicine Physician with a Medical Degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his residency at Frankford Hospital Jefferson Health System in Torresdale, Pennsylvania. Dr. Howard has a wealth of clinical knowledge from over 24 years of experience. Dr. Cook has worked in the areas of men’s health issues, primary care and ultimately internal medicine. During his time as a hospitalist, Dr. Cook cared for patients in hospitals in the Virginia and Washington, DC area ranging a variety of scopes including but not limited to; intensive care units, long term acute care facilities and emergency departments doing admissions, running rapid responses, and code blue. Providing medical care to underserved populations is not unfamiliar to Dr. Cook. Caring for indigent patients and those without insurances, Dr. Cook understands the importance of having access to healthcare, even when barriers make it difficult, aligning seamlessly with the mission of Bay Community Health.
Kristen W. Richards, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Kristen is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, licensed in Washington, DC, and the State of Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Towson University and a Master of Science degree in Primary Pediatric Care as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Kristen specializes in children from birth to 21 years old. Kristen is a resident of south county along with her husband (a teacher in the Anne Arundel County Public School System) and their adorable daughter.
Her clinical background includes providing care to pediatrics in intensive and acute care units, as well as in the outpatient setting. Most recently, during her time at Children’s National Medical Center, Kristen provided specialized care for pediatric patients, ages birth to 24, living with HIV. In this role, she managed medications, provided treatment education and was the lead provider in implementing long-acting antiretroviral injections. Her special interests include school readiness, infectious disease and pediatric mental health. Bay Community Health is pleased to have Kristen as a part of our medical team to provide focused, quality care to our pediatric patient population.
Jana Raup, Ph.D., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Chief Behavioral Health Officer
Location: West River and Shady Side
Jana Raup has been a licensed, practicing mental health professional since 1988. She has worked with patients from the community and Bay Community Health (BCH) since 2002 and in 2013 was hired by BCH to develop the Behavioral Health program. Dr. Raup continues to serve as both Director of Behavioral Health and as a BCH therapist. She provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults and primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques. Her approach is very interactive with both therapist and client as active participants. Dr. Raup earned her doctorate in mental health counseling from the University of Florida and holds Masters Degrees from Towson University and The Johns Hopkins University. She also has advanced training in clinical counseling and therapy from Johns Hopkins and rehabilitation counseling from Ohio University.
Narlie Bedney, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Location: West River and Shady Side
Ms. Bedney has been a provider at BCH since June of 2019. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and is National Board Certified. Prior to joining BCH, Ms. Bedney provided therapy to adolescents, adults, couples and families. Additionally, Ms. Bedney was a Crisis Services Manager where she provided emotional support and referral sources to survivors of sexual assault. Ms. Bedney is skilled in providing crisis interventions, substance abuse treatment planning and clinical assessments. As a current member of Postpartum Support International, Ms. Bedney holds a certification and specializes in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder.
Anthony Hall, LCSW-C
Mr. Anthony Hall is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Bowie State University and a Masters of Social Work from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work. Mr. Hall has both clinical and supervisory expertise in the field of behavioral health. Clinically, he is experienced with conducting mental health needs evaluations and substance abuse assessments, counseling in both the individual and group settings, coordination of care, and the delivering community support services. Mr. Hall has proven to be a leader in his field, holding positions as clinical manager and director; roles where he provided training to staff and consumers, supervised clinical staff and managed clinical caseloads. Currently, Mr. Hall is also the Director for the Department of Behavioral Health Community Response Team in Washington, DC where he developed the framework for the expansion of behavioral health care for the entire city. As a therapist here at BCH, Mr. Hall brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to add to our behavioral health provider team.
Gbemisola Peter-Olakiigbe, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
Gbemisola Peter-Olakiigbe is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University School of Health Sciences. With more than 15 years in the field, Gbemisola has extensive expertise related to mental health and psychiatric care both as a clinical nurse and a nurse practitioner. While practicing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Gbemisola has provided individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations, medication management with psychotherapy, and onsite crisis management while demonstrating a commitment to multicultural competencies and working with individuals from underserved populations. These attributes align admiringly with Bay Community Health’s mission. Performing the full range of psychiatric services including evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, Gbemisola encompasses all the appropriate skills to care the patients in need at Bay Community Health.