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Board and Staff Information

Patty McNussen

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Dr. McNussen is the acting board chair of CCCHC. She was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming and has been a Neuro-Ophthalmologist at Carle since 1991. She received her MD at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her Neurology residency and Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Iowa. Patty is the Executive Board of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.  She has been on the board of CCCHC since the start of the clinic. She is also actively involved in her church, New Covenant Fellowship.

Barbara Pritchard

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Barbara Pritchard is the secretary of the CCCHC board and holds a BS and MBA from the U of I at Urbana-Champaign. Barb retired from PACE, Inc. in 2002. She continues focusing on disability-centered advocacy on the local, state, and national levels.  Barb serves on 20 different boards and committees, including the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities and Champaign County Healthcare Consumers.

Clif Burdette

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Dr. Burdette is the CEO of Acoustic MedSystems, Inc., a research and development company headquartered in Champaign, IL area and has started several medical device companies. He is an active reviewer of grants for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation. He holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at Johns Hopkins University and holds a Ph.D. degree in Physiology and Electrical Engineering. He serves on several boards of organizations and corporations and has authored over 200 journal and conference publications and has many issued patents.

Pamela K Bigler

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Pamela Bigler is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Partnerships and Programs at Carle. Lived in Champaign for over 23 years and have been an RN for over 42 years.  She has worked in the emergency department and critical care. She has been employed at Carle Health for 23 years and served as the Chief Nursing Officer at Carle Health for over 13 years. She has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and is a NEA-BC (Nurse Executive Advanced- Board Certified. She has served on United Way Community Resource Development Committee and Promise Healthcare board.

Thomas Koeler


Dr. Koehler grew up in Champaign and has been a Respiratory Therapist for 23 years at Provena. Family Practice MD for 7 years. Works at student health and is also a Danville VA. Musician. He currently volunteers as a provider at Champaign County Christian Health Center.  

Terrance Thomas

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Reverend Terrance Thomas began his journey into ministry in 2014. In 2017, he was ordained Itinerant Deacon and appointed Pastor of the Unity Temple AME Church. Thomas served as a founding member of the Social Justice Initiative at Philander Smith College. His involvement at the Annual Black Studies Conference in conjunction with the Black Studies Department at Olive Harvey College led him to convene and work closely with his intellectual father, Mr. Armstead Allen, and other elite black scholars, thinkers, and social activists. This community work gives him an inside experience into academia and culture. He earned an undergraduate degree in Inner City Studies with a minor in Sociology from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a concentration in African American Church Leadership. Rev Thomas is the pastor of Bethel AME Church in Champaign and is proud to provide Pastoral Care to his flock, both in the physical temple and the community, as they journey through the various seasons of life.


Jeffrey Trask

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Dr. Trask is the Founder and Advisor of Champaign County Christian Health Center. He holds a PhD in Community Health with a specialization in health policy from UIUC, a master’s degree in Education Administration from EIU, and has served on the board of the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics for the past few years. He teaches at Benedictine University in Lisle, Il .and handles all fundraising, finance, legal, and tax. He also works as the Fund Development Director at CCCHC.

Crystal Hogue

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Crystal Hogue is the Executive Director of Champaign County Christian Health Center.  She is also the CEO of CHM Bible Theatre Productions, a non-profit organization that presents productions and provides innovative programs for the community using a diverse group of kids and adults of all ages. She has over 25 years of leadership experience in a variety of industries and holds an MBA from AIU with a specialty in management. Crystal is passionate about serving communities in the nonprofit sector in a variety of capacities and has recruited over 350 people to participate in community programs.

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