Social Determinants of Health
Meet Our Providers
Alexis earned her Bachelor's in Social Work from Ohio University. She chose to go into social work as she has always felt called to help people. One of her favorite quotes is "Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one who finds the gold." As a social worker, she strives to show people the gold in themselves. Alexis has previous experience working with teens and families for over five years in her role at her local church and as an Adoption Coordinator at Guernsey County Children Services.
A fun fact about Alexis is she is a youth pastor and has a cockapoo named Dallas! She loves to hang out with her husband, family, and friends. Her husband is from Texas, so they love to travel there and to other places as well! Alexis has been a part of the MVHC Team since March of 2021.
Jordan received his Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Ohio University. He chose to go into social work as he has always had a passion to help people and wanted to pursue a career where he could continue to do that. Jordan previously worked as the Social Service Director at Autumn Healthcare before joining the MVHC Team in October of 2014.
A fun fact about Jordan is he has a twin brother who is also in the medical field! In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and two children. He has a true passion for the outdoors and when he is not spending time with his family, he is typically hunting or fishing. Jordan also likes to travel and typically plans a trip to Florida at least once a year.
Amanda received her Associate of Applied Science in Social Work Assistant from Zane State College and her Bachelor of Social Work from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She wanted to become a social worker to ensure that no one individual feels alone and so she could provide hope in the lives of others. She previously worked at the Julia Paige Family Center and Genesis Hospital Case Management on the ICU and OB units.
A fun fact about Amanda is she is a single mother and attributes her strength and courage to her son. They love to travel together and explore new adventures, regardless if it's traveling to small towns or big cities! She is hopeful to obtain her Master of Social Work in the future. Amanda has been a part of the MVHC Team since April of 2019.
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the conditions in which people are born, live, work, play, and age. SDOH have a major impact on your health, well-being, and overall quality of life. At MVHC, we understand how SDOH impact your ability to access and receive health care. That is why we have an entire team dedicated to helping eliminate SDOH barriers you may experience. Our team is comprised of social workers and case workers dedicated to helping you reach your healthcare hopes, needs, and goals.
This looks like:
Resource connection (examples: Produce Vouchers, Transportation, Housing Assistance, etc.)
Application assistance (SNAP, TANF, Job Applications, etc.)
Referrals (Legal Services, Housing, etc.)
You can expect an SDOH screening during your visit with us. This is a short questionnaire completed during your medical visit. If you have any needs, one of our SDOH team members will reach out to you.
At MVHC, we are dedicated to your wellness and believe access to high-quality, affordable healthcare is important. Our SDOH Team partners with your medical provider to ensure everyone on your healthcare team understands your goals.