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Meet Our Medical Team

Dr. Abraham Hardee, CMO

Dr. Abraham Hardee photoAbraham Hardee, D.O., is the Chief Medical Officer of the Community Health Center of the New River Valley. Dr. Hardee is a graduate of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He joined the Community Health Center of the New River Valley in 2014. 

A Christiansburg native, Dr. Hardee received his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Ronald Jolda
Dr. Ronald Jolda photo

 Dr. Ronald Jolda is the full-time physician at our Radford/Pulaski Center. Dr. Jolda is Board Certified in Family  Medicine and joins us with over 30 years’ experience.  He provides a blend of quality clinical education and  knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care having previously worked within both  community health center and free clinic settings.

 Dr. Jolda just moved to the New River Valley from Williamsburg, VA.

Charles (Chuck) Smith, FNP-BC

Chuck Smith photoMr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Radford University in 2008 and completed his Master of Science in Nursing at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2014. Mr. Smith is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been serving patients in the New River Valley for several years. 

His past employment experiences include Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital, Princeton Community Hospital and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. 

Morgan Akers, FNP-BC

Morgan Akers photo Morgan Akers joins our staff as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Akers, received her  Masters of  Science in Nursing/ Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West  Virginia. She  will provide primary care to patients of all ages.  

 Morgan recently moved to the New River Valley from Princeton, West Virginia. 


Anthony (Tony) Ramsey, Ph.D., FNP

Dr. Anthony Ramsey photo Dr. Anthony Ramsey volunteers his time at our Christiansburg Tuesday evening clinic, while also serving on our  Board of Directors.   

 Dr. Ramsey received his Bachelors and Masters of Nursing from Radford University and his Ph.D. in Nursing from West  Virginia University.  Dr. Ramsey is currently the Director of the School of Nursing at Radford University, Radford, Virginia 


Dr. Linda Morrow

Dr. Linda Morrow photo Dr. Linda Morrow is an OB/GYN. She sees gynecology patients at the Giles and Montgomery Centers. 

 Dr. Morrow received her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She has been in practice  over 20 years


Meet Our Dental Team

Dr. Catherine Mansdoerfer

Dr. Catherine Mansdoerfer photo Catherine Mansdoerfer, DDS, offers general dentistry, extractions and restorative procedures at our Montgomery  and Giles Centers. Dr. Mansdoerfer attended Virginia Tech and the VCU School of Dentistry in Richmond,  Virginia.  Her background also includes completion of the Carilion Dental Clinic General Practice Residency  Program in Roanoke, Virginia. 

 Dr. Mansdoerfer, originally from Ashburn, Virginia, now lives in the New River Valley, and is an avid Hokie fan.  

Dr. Marie Joseph

Dr. Marie Joseph photo Dr. Marie Joseph, DDS, has provided dental care to our patients for over seven years. She has been with us  through our transition from free clinic to Community Health Center and highly values our mission to serve. 

 Dr. Joseph received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. 


Dr. Shadae Person

Dr. Shadae Person photo Dr. Shadae Person works with the dental team as a full-time general dentist in the Montgomery Center.  She is a  recent graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond.  Dr. Person will offer  full dental services to include; exams, fillings, extractions, and dentures.

 Dr. Person loves reading, fishing, and cooking. 


Dr. Mona Semtner

Dr. Mona Semtner photo Mona Semtner, DDS, has been volunteering with us since we were a free clinic, and continues to support our  mission.  When she is not volunteering with us, Dr. Semtner and her husband have a private practice located in  Roanoke. 

 Dr. Semtner graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Density. 

Meet Our Behavioral Health Team

Ashley Slagel-Perry, LCSW

Ashley Slagel-Perry photo Ashley Slagel-Perry, LCSW, joined our Behavioral Health team in 2014. Ms. Slagel-Perry provides behavioral  health consultation and psychotherapy to adults and adolescents in our Montgomery and Giles Centers. She  also  works closely with our physicians and nurses to provide quality care in our integrated health care model. 

 Ms. Slagel-Perry received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining us, she  worked as a clinical counselor for Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission in South Carolina. 

Erin Shaffer, LCSW

Erin Shaffer photo Erin Shaffer, LCSW, joined our Behavioral Health team in 2017. Ms. Shaffer provides behavioral  health  consultation and psychotherapy to adults and adolescents at our Radford/Pulaski Center. Ms. Shaffer received  her Master’s in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.  Prior to joining us, she  worked  as a medical social worker in Northern Virginia. 

 A native of Pulaski County, Ms. Shaffer returns to the New River Valley as a place to raise her family.

Nora Miller, MSW

Nora Miller photo Nora Miller, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work, joined our Behavioral Health team in 2017. Ms. Miller provides   behavioral health consultation and psychotherapy to adults and adolescents in our Montgomery and Giles   centers.

 She received her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to joining us, she worked as a    medical social worker in Southwest Virginia.