Dr. Karyl C. Patten

Dr. Karyl C. Patten, DDS, MPH, JM
has provided oral health to the underserved for more than twenty years. As Dental Director for Whitefoord, Inc., and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Patten has transformed the way we deliver public health dental care.

Dr. Patten is a graduate of Fisk University, Meharry Medical College and Emory University. She completed her residency in Hospital Dentistry at George W. Hubbard Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee and received public health training at Rollins School of Public Health and participated in Faculty Development program at Emory University. Under her leadership, Whitefoord, in partnership with Emory University developed a school-based dental program that provides full-service dentistry to underserved populations. The program trains dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental assisting students for challenging but rewarding careers assisting those with the greatest healthcare needs. Dr. Patten holds faculty positions at the Dental College of Georgia at August University, Emory University School of Medicine and serves as an advisor for West Georgia Technical College.

Dr. Patten continues her mission through oral health advocacy, student training, medical volunteerism and mentorship. Her contributions to public health dentistry have been featured on Fox News, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Gospel Radio and the School Based Health Alliance national website.

In addition to her busy public health roles, Dr. Patten has several civic and social affiliations. She is a member at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, serves on the boards of the American Association of Women Dentists, Thrivent for Lutherans, Elite Women of Excellence and Foundations Chair for Atlanta Chapter Jack and Jill Inc.

Dr. Patten has garnered local, state and national recognition for her programs in school based dental care. She continues to speak nationally, urging Congress to support oral health for the underserved…improving the world one smile at a time.

Dr. Miranda Gillespie

Meet Whitefoord’s Medical Director, Dr. Miranda Gillespie! Dr. Gillespie received her MD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has been a primary care provider in a variety of settings including the Indian Health Service, Grady Health System, and the Fulton County Board of Health’s Ryan White Clinic. She is committed to providing high quality primary care for all patients.

Dr. Tasha Green

Meet Whitefoord’s Pediatrician, Dr. Tasha Green! Dr. Green received her MD from the Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Mercer University School of Medicine. She has been a pediatric care provider in a variety of settings.

Jayce Johnson

Meet Whitefoord’s Behavioral Health Director, Jayce Johnson, LCSW. An Atlanta native, Jacye received her Master’s in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She is responsible for the coordination and management of our behavioral health programs, and also works directly with outreach programs to secure benefits services for eligible members of our community.

Dr. Amina Porter is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Psychology from Florida A&M University, and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of South Florida.  She has called the Atlanta Metropolitan area her home since 2002.  She is licensed as a Professional Counselor and Clinical Psychologist, and is certified as an Addiction Counselor.  Her clinical experience includes adult and child populations, veterans, and individuals with psychiatric disabilities, substance use disorders, and criminal justice involvement. Dr. Porter enjoys traveling, science fiction, and learning for learning’s sake!

Eve Maschinot

Meet Whitefoord’s Nurse Practitioner, Eve Maschinot! Eve is a certified pediatric and family nurse practitioner with almost 30 years of experience in the medical field. She attended Vanderbilt University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing before completing her Masters at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Ms. Maschinot has worked in various outpatient settings with both adults and children, and this range of experience makes her an invaluable asset to our health care team.