Executive Staff


The Executive Staff of Carolina Family Health Centers has been together for many years, contributing to the steady growth and success of the corporation.  Both the Executive Director and Medical Director joined the organization in 1997.  Since that time, Carolina Family has built four new facilities, grown its operating budget from less than $1 million dollars per year to over $22 million, and increased the employee roster from less than 20 individuals to over 190 full and part-time employees.

The Executive Staff consists of six individuals; the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Compliance and Quality Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Pharmacy Officer and the Chief Dental Officer. 



Dee Johnson

Dee Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Johnson began her career at Community Health Network of Indianapolis, Indiana in 1971. Her extensive experience within the realm of community health there as well as in Milwaukee, Wisconsin confirms her as a professional in her field.




Abrahan Chaparro
Chief Medical Officer

A graduate of Universidad Nacional de Colombia and bilingual in English and Spanish, Dr. Chaparro joined CFHC with an extensive background providing primary care to patients. He was a member of the Halifax County Board of Health and the Medical Society Halifax and Northampton counties. Dr. Chaparro is a Board Certified Family Physician.




Hilary Patterson
Chief Dental Officer

As a graduate of North Carolina State University and East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Patterson leads CFHC Dental Center with a passion for providing oral health care with a gentle touch.  Dr. Patterson is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. 



Paula McMillian
Chief Financial Officer

A graduate of the University of California, Ms. McMillian holds a MBA with an emphasis in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Extensive experience in settings as varied as Coopers & Lybrand and at Hardee’s Food Systems rounds out her exceptional fiscal talents.




Laura Owens
Chief Pharmacy Officer

A graduate of Campbell University School of Pharmacy, Dr. Owens’s impeccable academic credentials position her to lead Carolina Family Health Centers’ three pharmacies.  She is an expert in pharmacy management and has strong leadership abilities.




Corina Buzard
Chief Compliance and Quality Officer

Corina Buzard completed her master's degree from Pace University in 2017. She attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Certificate Program and graduated with honors in 1998.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition with Distinction from the University of Minnesota.   She is certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and is a Registered Dietitian.



Freedom Hill Community
    Health Center

Serving Edgecombe County
162 NC Highway 33 East
Princeville, NC  27886
Phone:  252-641-0514
Fax:  252-641-1668


Harvest Family Health Center
Serving Nash County
8282 NC Highway 58 South – Building B
Elm City, NC  27822
Phone:  252-443-7744
Fax:  252-443-7611


Wilson Community Health Center
Serving Wilson County
303 East Green Street
Wilson, NC  27893
Phone: 252-243-9800
Fax:  252-243-9888


CFHC Dental Center
Serving Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties
8282 NC Highway 58 South – Building A
Elm City, NC 27822
Phone: 252-443-7744
  Option #4
Fax:  252-972-4390


Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc.
Corporate Offices
303 East Green Street
Wilson, NC  27893
Phone:  252-293-0013
Fax:  252-243-2576