Senior Managers

Katina R. Beard, MSPH

Chief Executive Officer

Katina began her career at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in 1996.  Since this time, she has held successive roles as interim CEO and now CEO.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Planning from Tennessee State University her Masters of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College.

In addition to overseeing strategy and operations at Matthew Walker, Katina also sits on a number of advisory boards including the American Cancer Society Nashville Advisory Board, Safety Net Consortium of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Primary Care Association Governing Board.

In her free time, Katina enjoys volunteering with her church, serving as a Girl Scout leader and hanging out with her husband and two children.

Robin Dean

Director of Human Resources

Robin joined Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in 2007 after a career in the private sector with AETNA overseeing quality improvement.  She became Director of Human Resources at Matthew Walker in 2009.  Robin holds a BS in mass communications from Middle Tennessee State University and an MS in healthcare administration from University of Saint Francis in Joliet, IL.


Tera Hambrick, JD

General Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs

Tera is responsible for oversight of general corporate and healthcare compliance, The Joint Commission accreditation, and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, she practiced privately as an attorney with the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP. Tera received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Psychology from Fisk University. She later obtained her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School.

In addition to her work with Matthew Walker, Tera has served on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations, including Entrepreneur Guidance and Training, Inc. (“EGT”), a non-profit corporation that provides classroom instruction, consultation, and micro-loans to low and moderate income individuals pursuing entrepreneurship and job placement assistance. She currently serves as a member of the advisory council and development committee for the Tennessee Justice Center, a non-profit law firm providing free legal services to vulnerable persons to ensure Tennessee families have access to the health care they need.

Tera enjoys mentoring inner-city high school students regarding higher education and career options as well as law school students and newly practicing attorneys.

Angela Ross, DDS

Dental Director

Dr. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University of Indiana and a DDS degree from Meharry Medical College.  Dr. Ross enjoys serving the underserved and under insured – which is evident by her dental care provided to inmates in Tennessee’s correctional facilities.  Throughout her career Dr. Ross has provided dental care through a mobile dental clinic, in-school children sealant programs, and through her own dental practice.  She also contributed to the “Oral Health Hygiene Performance Test” Publication.


Ida Michele Williams, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Williams has been with Matthew Walker, first as a pediatrician and later as the organization’s medical director, since 2002. She received her BS in mathematics from Vanderbilt University and her MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where she completed her residency in pediatrics. Dr. Williams continues to provide care for Matthew Walker patients in addition to her duties as CMO.

When she isn’t caring for patients and overseeing clinical operations, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with her two children and husband along with gardening, coaching basketball and cooking.

Board of Directors


TriStar Southern Hills Hospital, Rehab Center


Barnes Financial Services, Inc.

MARVIN EVANS,  Secretary                         State of Tennessee

James Halford    CITY of Clarksville



 Self Employed





EFC Systems, Inc.








VALISA THOMPSON,      Board Chair

Thompson Holdings


Nashville Juvenile Court


Self Employed