Meet Our Team
We encourage you to take the time to get to know each one of our staff members before coming in for your appointment with one of our expert providers.
Candace Thompson started her tenure here at G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center back in 2004 as a front desk receptionist. From there, she continued as the front desk receptionist at our Canton School-Based Clinics.
Ms. Thompson then furthered her education and received a certification as a medical assistant from Delta Technical College. From there, she was promoted to office manager at the Canton Main Site. Her diligence and loyalty to G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center in unmatched.
Lisa G. Luckett, is the Patient Services Manager at G. A. Carmichael Family Health Center. She attended Utica Junior College, where she majored in early childhood education.
She is a member of Mt. Calvary M. B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Leroy Lacy. She had been previously employed with G. A. Carmichael FHC for 21 years as a switch board operator and later as a billing clerk.
She feels her position now as patient services manager allows her the time to meet and assist patients in the community and beyond. It gives her a great joy to help others and to live up to our mission of being "Genuine Always." Operational Excellence is what she strives for when helping to improve and accomplish our mission here at GACFHC.
Leonela Luna started working at G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center in 2019 after graduating from Holmes Community Collee with an associate’s degree in social work. Leonela started with G.A. Carmichael as a Receptionist, was later promoted to Billing Specialist, and now proudly works as their Revenue Cycle Manager.
Leonela was born in Mexico and moved to the United States with her parents at the age of four to pursue the “American dream.” Her ultimate goal when attending school to become a social worker was to help those in need, especially immigrants who left their home countries like she did. She is grateful to have gained a wealth of knowledge throughout her years with G.A. and feels blessed with the opportunity to continue furthering her experience and career here.
Leonela is married to her high school sweetheart, Carlos Fuentes. Together they have a beautiful son and two dogs.
Name: Tasha Brown, BS, MPH
Title: Deputy Director of Program
Education: Jackson State Univerity, Master's Degree Public Health 2021
Years Spent at GA: 1.2 years
Tasha Brown is the Deputy Director of Programs at G. A. Carmicheal Family Health Center (GACFHC) and serves on the Administrative staff. Ms. Brown's primary responsibility as Deputy Director of Programs is to assist the Chief Program Officer with developing proposals, writing grants, and familiarizing and staying current with the organization's programs, goals, and financial needs. She also assists in overseeing and managing the Programs and Grants within the organizations, including Ryan White and Ending HIV, in naming a few.
Prior to joining GACFHC, Ms. Brown worked for the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in the Office of Rural Health & Primary Care for 6 years. At the Mississippi State Department of Health, she managed the State Office of Rural Health Grant and the Mississippi Qualified Health Center Grant (MQHC).
Ms. Brown earned her Associate's Degree in Applied Science in 2015 from Holmes Community College. She then earned her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2018 and then her Masters's Degree in Public Health in 2021, both from Jackson State University, where she served as Master of Student Public Health Association Committee Chair. She is working on her Doctoral Degree in Public Health from Walden University.
Ms. Brown was a 2018 Rural Health Fellow with the National Rural Health Association. She is currently a National Grants Management Association member and the American Grant Writer Association. Ms. Brown also serves as a grant reviewer for the Mississippi Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.
Ms. Brown is passionate about community outreach and serving the underserved communities in Mississippi.