Domonic is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP). NFP serves more than 21,000 patients across eight sites in Cleveland and Lakewood, OH. NFP provides primary and preventive care, and integrated services, including behavioral health, pharmacy, midwifery and dental.
Before joining NFP, Domonic was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the City of Cincinnati Primary Care (CCPC) and the Assistant Health Commissioner for the City of Cincinnati. In his CEO capacity, he led an organization that saw over 40,000 patients annually across 21 sites of care, including school-based health centers and community health centers. In his Assistant Health Commissioner capacity, he led the Cincinnati Health Department’s Clinical and Population Health Division, including home health and school nursing services, which consisted of 65 registered nurses supporting Cincinnati Public Schools. Domonic oversaw the Cincinnati Health Department’s COVID-19 response from April 2020 – May 2021.
He previously held regional and operational management positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at VA medical centers in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Hopson received his Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Domonic was most recently recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business magazine on the 40 Under Forty and New Faces in New Places lists, and by Modern Healthcare as a Top 25 Emerging Leader.
Vice President of Health Center Operations
Terrance (Terry) Byrne
Terry plays a key role in facilities management and new operational initiatives. Terry, who began his career as a respiratory therapist, holds master’s degrees in health law from Loyola University and health care administration from Cleveland State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in applied health from Baldwin Wallace. Before coming to NFP, Terry was the chief operating office at a community health center focused on the homeless and those living in public housing. Prior to that, he served in an administrative capacity at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and Southwest General Health Center with a focus on health information, compliance and risk management.
Terry is a recent graduate of LeadDiversity and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Vice President of Development and President of North Coast Health Foundation
Gina Gavlak earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Capital University. Gina joined NFP in January 2019 as vice president of business development and president of the North Coast Health Foundation. In her role, she leads the development of new programs and services, promotes community partnerships, works to develop business strategy and strategic priorities. Gina brings 27 years of experience in administration and leadership, program and fund development, advocacy and direct patient care. Prior to joining NFP, Gina served as president and CEO of North Coast Health, a faith-based charitable clinic, and led efforts which brought about the strategic affiliation of NCH and Neighborhood Family Practice. As president of the North Coast Health Foundation, Gina works to advance fund development and advocacy efforts to connect and mobilize community support for NFP’s six community health centers.
Chief Medical Officer
Melanie Golembiewski, MD, MPH
W. 117th Community Health Center
Melanie Golembiewski, MD received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her medical degree from Wright State University. She completed her family medicine residency program at University Hospitals and a preventative medicine fellowship with NFP. Dr. Golembiewski has a strong interest in maternal and neonatal care, global health and geriatrics.
“Dr. Melanie G. was absolutely incredible! Very thorough and knowledgeable, as well as kind & quite helpful. She’s the type of doctor we all hope, wish, pray to receive care from.”
Vice President - Behavioral Health and Care Integration
Peggy Keating, LISW-S
Peggy Keating joined NFP in 2011, assuming the position of vice president of behavioral health and care Integration. Peggy leads an incredible team of behavioral health clinical providers and support staff, with the goal to provide NFP patients with the behavioral health services that they need. Also, Peggy works to ensure NFP delivers integrated care, providing seamless and supportive care for all our patients, for all services. Peggy has long championed the integrated care model, which simply values care for the whole person and recognizes that behavioral healthcare is healthcare!
As a clinical social worker, Peggy has over 40 years of experience working with groups, families, and individuals in a variety of social service organizations throughout the greater Cleveland community. She has provided over 30 years of clinical and administrative leadership in roles with increasing responsibility. Peggy has presented at local and national conferences, served on professional panels and been a vocal advocate for those she serves.
Peggy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in social services and religious studies and a Master of Arts in psychology and a Master of Social Work, all from Cleveland State University. Peggy’s has always called Cleveland home, and loves living on the Northcoast!
Vice President of Performance Improvement
Candace joined NFP in November 2021 after working most recently as the area director of business development for University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospitals.
At NFP, Candace’s efforts are focused on all aspects of patient care and outcomes using innovative solutions and strategies to promote organizational change, ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, improve patient care and more.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University, a master’s of healthcare administration degree from Pfeifer University and a law degree from University of Dayton School of Law.
Candace and her husband Ludgy have two children and live in Highland Heights.
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Andrea joined Neighborhood Family Practice in August 2021 as vice president of marketing and communications. In this position, Andrea leads marketing and strategic communications with the goal to increase the visibility of the organization’s services and locations to current and prospective patients, as well as other community-based stakeholders and supporters.
Andrea has nearly 30 years of experience in marketing and communications across various for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining NFP, Andrea was the director of race, diversity, equity and inclusion for United Way of Greater Cleveland. In that role, she was responsible for developing and executing diversity and inclusion programs for staff and across Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties.
Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science at Rutgers University and master of business administration from New York University – Stern School of Business.
Andrea’s leadership and community roles include:
Leadership Cleveland Class of 2023
Cleveland Leadership Institute – 2022
LeadDIVERSITY Class of 2021
Deaconess Foundation, Board Member
Center for Community Solutions, Board Member
Great Lakes Theater, Board Member
Chief Financial Officer
Christine Porter, MBA
Christine Porter became chief financial officer at NFP in spring of 2016 after working in the organization for eight years as controller, senior financial advisor and credentialing specialist. As CFO, Christine directs all financial and accounting functions within NFP. Christine, who previously worked in finance capacities for both Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, has an MBA from Cleveland State University and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Kent State University. She maintains active volunteerism outside of work and has served on numerous boards of trustees for arts and service organizations.