Dr. Carlile has spent 30+ years at the OU Health Sciences Center where he served a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and a part-time physician at the VA Medical Center. He served as Chief of Medicine at the VA Medical Center and program director for the Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine training program and rose to the rank of Full Professor. Dr. Carlile retired in 2019 and began volunteering at Good Shepherd Clinic in 2020 where he then became medical director in 2021. We are all grateful for the time and energy Dr. Carlile has put into Good Shepherd Clinic where he brings laughter and a kind spirit each day he comes into the clinic!
As a student at OU School of Dentistry always rounding up her classmates to go volunteer at Good Shepherd, Jeanie never imagined that after years in private practice she would get the chance to lead the dental side of this ministry. Along with being passionate about dental health, Dr. Bath is passionate about patients’ medical health and seeing those two intertwine in comprehensive care. Dr. Bath is always full of new ideas and ways to make those ideas a reality. She always has a smile on her face and is often the reason for the smile on the faces of our staff, volunteers and patients!
Dr. Anisha Budhiraj graduated from New York University School of Dentistry. She graduated with honors and received the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award for academic excellence. She went on to complete her General Practice Residency from New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell. This residency provided her with advanced training in all specialties of dentistry including oral surgery, anesthesia and treatment of medically compromised patients. She has also completed her Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. After having practiced in New York, Pennsylvania and North Dakota, she now resides in Oklahoma. Dr. Budhiraj believes in providing comprehensive dental services to all patients in an environment that is safe, reassuringly pleasant and comfortable. She is a preceptor to the OU dental students. In her free time, Dr. Budhiraj enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family
Jennie served as a volunteer at Good Shepherd for four years before coming on staff, giving her a deep appreciation and love for the work done here at the clinic. Her years of service are seen in all the progress that has taken place in order for our pharmacy to become the fully stocked certified charitable pharmacy that it is today. She claims that the patients’ appreciation for all that they receive is worth the work. Her love for the Thunder and the OKC Redhawks just makes it all the better that she gets to work at Good Shepherd and in downtown OKC. In 2020, Jennie was recognized as an Outstanding Preceptor from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in recognition of the outstanding contributions she has made to the educational development of future pharmacists by demonstrating high standards of professionalism, ethics, and pharmacy practice. We are so thankful for all Jennie does in order to provide pharmaceutical services to our patients.
Makena spent most of her life living in Texas until going to college at Oklahoma Baptist University where she was first introduced to Oklahoma. Makena graduated with a Bachelors in Family Science and Community Service with a minor in Photography! After graduating college she moved back to Texas but it didn't take long before she knew Oklahoma was home. Makena's greatest desire is to leave a community better than when she first arrived and through this position she hopes to do just that for Oklahoma City!
Blanca came to the Great state of Oklahoma in 2003 from South California, since then she has had the blessing to work in the Medical field helping the population of those most in need. Blanca is thankful to those who have given her the opportunity to share in this journey.
She is blessed to be here at Good Shepherd Ministries once again! Anyone who encounters Blanca is sure to leave with a little bit more joy then when they first arrived!
Maribel was born in Roswell, New Mexico, and raised in Oklahoma City. Maribel is a certified courtroom interpreter, speaks both English and Spanish, and loves to help people communicate. Her parents and husband are from Chihuahua, Mexico, a place she loves to visit when she can. Maribel is happily married with four kids. Her family has a passion for baseball, so Maribel often spends her free time at the ballpark. Maribel is an extremely hard worker, passionate about all she does and is always up for a challenge. With a background in customer service, Maribel is proud to use her experience and heart for the people around her to make a difference at Good Shepherd.
Jackie was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Oklahoma City. She is currently pursuing a Dental Assistant degree at MIO Dental Careers. Prior to beginning her role here at Good Shepherd, Jackie spent time volunteering in the clinic. She quickly grew to love the staff and mission of Good Shepherd, so she is happy to be back and helping those in need as a member of our staff team. She is thankful for the opportunity to learn while she helps treat our patients.
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma Viridiana is currently a student at the University of Central Oklahoma pursuing a degree in Community and Public Health. Born to Spanish speaking parents Viridiana loves to help others communicate. She has a passion to serve Christ and his people in every way she can and after seeing the impact that Good Shepherd has on its community, Viridiana instantly knew she had to be a part of the Good Shepherd team.