Bernstein Fellows Directory

Bernstein Fellows Directory

Anne Carpenter, MBA

Anne serves as a regional program manager for Community Care of Western North Carolina, where she designs and implements programming that increases access to coordinated health care for multiple populations of 15 western North Carolina counties. Alongside executive leadership, Anne evaluates business opportunities and sustainability for the agency, and innovates approaches to health care utilization and cost-savings through collaboration with health systems and social determinant programming. Anne convenes and facilitates project-specific steering committees for internal work teams, local, community-based collective efforts, and regional cross-sector initiatives. She is also responsible for the oversight of all direct service staff and the implementation of community-based programs.


Ji Lim, DMD

Ji serves as General Dentist at Greene County Health Care, Inc., where she provides comprehensive dental care to primarily low-income, Spanish-speaking adults and children without insurance. Ji is also responsible for overseeing patient cases for residents and fourth year dental students. Ji earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In the Fellowship, Ji hopes to develop a better understanding of public health issues outside of her practice, and for her project, Ji would like to create a referral-based program with the emergency department in the Greenville area to effectively connect patients with direct dental care.


Lisa McKeithanLisa McKeithan, MS, CRC

Lisa is the Director of the Positive Life Program and NC REACH at CommWell Health. In this role, Lisa is responsible for successful management of the Ryan White B, C, & D program. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and African American studies and with a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling and psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. During the Fellowship, she hopes to become better equipped with the skills needed to serve as a voice for rural NC. For her project, Lisa will focus on targeted community outreach for Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in Harnett, Johnston, and Sampson counties, and establish a coalition to address the affects of HCV, HIV, and PrEP.


Donia SimmonsDonia Simmons

Donia is a Community Health Worker with Edgecombe County Health Department. In her role, Donia serves as a liaison among clients, health professionals, and health and social service agencies and assists clients in obtaining services to support their immediate and long-term health goals. Donia is a graduate of NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, where she studied psychology/leadership. During the Fellowship, Donia looks forward to learning how to more effectively and efficiently work with individuals and agencies to build and strengthen her community. For her project, Donia hopes to reduce food disparities in Edgecombe County.



Weyling WhiteWeyling White, MBA, CAPPM

Weyling is the Practice Administrator at Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center in Ahoskie, NC. In this role, he is responsible for oversight of daily operations for all sites of RCCHC including managing staff, improving productivity and patient satisfaction, while implementing operational workflows to improve efficiency. Weyling holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on healthcare management. In the Fellowship, Weyling hopes to gain knowledge and skills to build more effective relationships in rural communities, particularly communities in high distress. For his project, Weyling would like to scale and expand the TRIP program which is a patient-centered transportation model in rural NC.

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