Executive Leadership

Angela Clabon

Chief Executive Officer

Angela Clabon, the Chief Executive Officer of CareSTL Health has nearly 40 years of healthcare experience.  Mrs. Clabon has always been very passionate about the North St. Louis Community.  She started her journey in the health care movement as the Registration Clerk of People’s Health Center, the Director of Revenue for Grace Hill Health Center, the Chief Financial Officer for Hopewell Center and Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers to the Chief Executive Officer of CareSTL Health.  

A native of Saint Louis, Clabon obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.  She obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Webster University.   

A member of the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Clabon “lives for the blue and will die for the gold!”  She is passionate about being an advocate for healthcare equity for the voiceless. Clabon serves as a Board Member for Missouri Primary Care Association, Missouri Health Plus, St. Louis Integrated Health Network, St. Louis Regional Health Commission, Harris Stowe University Advisory Board, Top Ladies of Distinction-Cardinal Chapter and the Network Nine Advisory Board.  Additionally, she is the Chairperson of several committees and an active member of several organizations including the NAACP, NABA and the Urban League.    

Articles featuring Ms. Clabon:
A Conversation with CareSTL Health CEO Angela Clabon – STLMag.com

CareSTL Health Breaks Ground on New HQ – The St. Louis American

Still Working on the Vaccination and Antidote to Racism – The St. Louis American

James Paine, Jr., Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer

With more than 20 years experience in management and executive leadership roles across banking, higher education, and healthcare, Dr. James Paine currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at CareSTL Health, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), providing comprehensive outpatient health services to nearly 30,000 patients annually throughout the greater St. Louis region. In addition to his work with CareSTL Health, Dr. Paine is also a noted author, speaker and trainer in the areas of leadership, organizational effectiveness and change management. 

Dr. Paine’s formal education includes an undergraduate degree from Lindenwood University, a master’s degree from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University. In addition to his formal academic degrees, Dr. Paine has also completed post graduate studies in leadership and change management at the Harvard Business School.

Jason Ware

Chief Financial Officer

Jason W. Ware, a native of Illinois, has made St. Louis, Missouri his home. Jason has a passion for helping people which is evident by his more than 15 years of professional experience working in the non-profit sector. Jason’s career at CareSTL Health has elevated quickly. He was hired as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2015. It was obvious he could take on additional responsibilities and two years later he was promoted to Director of Contracts and Grant Management. Today Jason serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Director of the foundational arm of CareSTL Health. As CFO and a member of the executive leadership team, Jason directs the organization’s financial planning; accounting practices and supervises the fiscal department.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Harris-Stowe State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lindenwood University. In his spare time you can find Jason providing community service to other organizations. Jason serves as the Vice President of The Haven of Grace Board of Directors; Collegiate 100 Advisor and Membership Chair for the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.; and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Hair, CareSTL Health Family Practitioner

Dr. Hari Nallapaneni

Chief Medical Officer

Dr.Hari Nallapaneni is originally from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed his medical school at Guntur Medical College. He also did his MBA from Andrews University, Michigan. After graduation he had worked in the Caribbean for 10 yrs. Later he came to USA and did his Residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University and Cardiology at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Since graduation he has been working in the FQHC. His passion to help the underserved is inspired by his mother Mrs. Samrajyam Nallapaneni, who had been a lifelong advocate for serving the socioeconomically challenged especially those suffering from healthcare disparities. Since the unfortunate sudden demise of her, her son Dr. Nallapaneni has took her aspirations as his guidance and has been working and fighting for total quality health care for our most underserved patient population.

Dr.Nallapaneni sees patients once a week at 5471 Dr.Martin Luther King Drive.

Renee Foote

Chief Compliance Officer

Renee is a young, talented Chief Compliance Officer who has been recognized as a Healthcare Hero for her wealth of knowledge in the business. Her 15 years of healthcare experience allows her to quickly assess barriers, challenges and provide solutions. Renee previously worked as a User Support Analyst in the Physician Billing/Information Services at Washington University School of Medicine. Renee’s experience allows her the ability to foresee future obstacles and make early adjustments. It is not uncommon for department managers to consult with her for guidance and direction on specific issues.

Renee is a proud graduate of Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. She holds master degrees in Health Administration and Business Administration from Webster University. Renee is an active member of several organizations including Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Zeta Sigma Chapter where she is the Corresponding Secretary.

Renee Brooks

Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer Renee Brooks has served the patients of CareSTL Health for more than 15 years but her experience in healthcare spans to nearly 22 years. She started at CareSTL Health as Director of IT/MIS and was later named Chief Information Officer (CIO). In the early days of her career Renee was an Information Systems Coordinator. She worked her way up the ladder to Senior Level Support Analyst. She later managed billing services to support both hardware and software for 20 plus clinic practices and hospitals. As CIO she manages several departments including technology, population health, and laboratory and radiology services.

In her spare time, she adores spending quality time with her family, cooking and exploring genealogy. Born and raised in St. Louis, she is a diehard MIZZOU alumni and fan. Chant M-I-Z and Renee will finish the call, Z-O-U!

Carol Henley, DDS

Chief Dental Officer

A native of Kansas City, Kansas Dr. Carol Henley has been with CareSTL Health for more than 20 years. Dr. Henley has practiced dentistry for 30 plus years and now serves as the Chief Dental Officer at CareSTL Health Centers. Dr. Henley is a member of numerous dental affiliations including, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Women Dentists, to name a few. She is widely known for her work in dentistry and has been the recipient of several awards including the 2002 Annie Malone Woman Advocate Honoree, the 2004 Mother of the Year Award from (TLOP) Top Ladies of Distinction and the 2015 Salute to Excellence in Healthcare. A fitness guru, Dr. Henley received the 2007 EZ Bodyz EZ-Gear, Best Biceps, and Total Body Awards.

Dr. Henley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Benedictine College and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City. In her spare time Dr. Henley enjoys spending quality time with her two wonderful daughters: Cara and Carly.

Michelle Grimes, CareSTL Health

Michelle Grimes, DNP

Chief Nursing Officer

Dr. Michelle Grimes is a doctoral-prepared board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Michelle has been a nurse for over 30 years. She graduated from Chamberlain University in 2017 with a terminal Doctoral degree in Advanced Clinical Practice Leadership and the University of Missouri St. Louis with her Master’s in Nursing with a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. Michelle also holds an MBA from Fontbonne University.

Michelle has worked several jobs as a nurse practitioner in addition to over 35 years in other nursing specialties in a nursing role as well as a managerial role and currently works as the Chief Nursing Officer for CareSTL Health which sees over 25 thousand patients a year. She is the first Chief Nursing Office for CareSTL Health. Michelle’s area covers not just nursing for four clinical sites but also Case Management, Health Home, Nutrition and Education and training for all patients and staff.

Michelle is a wife, mother of three children and grandmother of nine. When not caring for patients, she is spending time with family, her church as a First Lady and traveling.

Sonya Gray

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sonya Gray brings 20 years of human resources and corporate governance experience with proven results to CareSTL Health. She manages the human resources strategy for CareSTL Health including workforce planning, talent management, organization development, executive and employee compensation, employee relations, benefits, and diversity initiatives. Sonya’s experience is diverse and includes stints in manufacturing, media, entertainment, sports, defense contracting, retail and logistics. Her most recent position was as Chief Human and Administration Officer for Davis Medical Holdings, LLC and Global Vice President of Human Resources for CHEP. Sonya possesses a wealth of executive team leadership skills. She held senior executive and leadership positions with the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, Siemens, Allied Signal/Honeywell, Fuji Film and Wal Mart.

Sonya has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Benedict College.


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