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Dr. Peggy Linguist

Dr. Peggy Linguist received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Baylor University and her MD degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed her pediatric residency program at the University of Tennessee and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.  Dr. Linguist is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has lived and practiced in Waxahachie with her husband, Dr. David Linguist, for the last twenty years. She transitioned after twelve years of private practice to work and serve pediatric patients and their families at Hope Clinic. This year, she became Chief Medical Officer at Hope and is looking forward to serving the providers and staff as well as her patients in this new role. In her free time, Dr. Linguist enjoys traveling with her husband and their two sons, participating in missions with her church, volunteering for WISD, walking with friends and her dog Lucky, and making dinner.


Dr. Donald Mondragon

Donald G. Mondragon, MD, MPH, FACP, is a graduate of the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the Uniformed Services University of the Heath Sciences. Dr. Mondragon is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). Colonel Mondragon retired from the U.S. Army after twenty-six years of service, including over thirty months in combat zones. Upon retirement from the Army in December 2014, he and his wife relocated to Texas to be closer to their children and grandchildren. He served as Chief Medical Officer of the Hope Clinic from February 2016 to March 2018. Dr. Mondragon is an avid amateur wrestling fan. He won a National Veterans (old guys) Freestyle Wrestling (one of the two Olympic styles) title in 2012 and was National Runner-Up in 2013. He enjoys participating in the Waxahachie Toastmasters Club, reading, working out, and is serves on the vestry, the governing and advisory body, of his church, St. Paul Episcopal Church in Waxahachie. 


Dr. James Yarmchuk

Dr. James Yarmchuk received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1991. He completed his internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and his residency in family medicine at Wilson Regional Hospital in Johnson City, New York. He has been in practice since 1994 and is board certified in family medicine. He joined Hope Clinic in February, 2016 in order to help meet the needs of the community while working in a Christian environment.

Dr. Terrell Hodges

Dr. Terrell Hodges graduated from the University of Texas in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He attended graduate school at Baylor College of Dentistry in 1971. While serving in the United States Army, he participated in an Oral Surgery Internship program in Honolulu and San Francisco. He served as Chief of Oral Surgery at Fort Hood (1st Cavalry Division) from 1972-1974, and also was an intern with the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1974-1975. He served as the National President of the Academy of GP Orthodontics in 1985-1986. Dr. Hodges currently is serving in his fifth year at Hope Clinic, and loves making a difference in the community. He enjoys reading two or three novels a week, and golf. 

Chris Kindred, MS RN, CPNP

Chris Kindred is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1976; received a Master of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University in Maternal-Child Health in 1988; and her post-graduate certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from University of Texas at Arlington in 1997. Chris is a registered nurse and advanced practice registered nurse in the State of Texas and certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She holds active membership in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She and her husband, Robert, have been married for forty-three years. They have a grown son and daughter and two beautiful granddaughters who are such joys in the lives. She loves spending time with her family, needlework, and reading. She’s been blessed to be at Hope since 2010, working alongside individuals who commit themselves daily to showing God’s love and servant spirit to our families and patients.  


Andrew Kubin, PA-C

Andrew Kubin is a certified Physician Assistant in the pediatrics department and has been on staff as a provider with Hope Clinic since 2013. Andrew attended the UT Southwestern Physician Assistant Program in Dallas and also holds his bachelor’s degree in Movement Science/Athletic Training and a masters in Sports Management/Marketing. Andrew is a certified athletic trainer and worked in a variety of sports medicine settings previously including the NFL, NFL Europe, and high school. Andrew was born and raised in Ennis where he still resides along with his wife and three children. Away from work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, working in the yard, and recreational running.


Denise Jeffries, FNP-C

Denise Jeffries graduated from Hospital of University of the Pennsylvania in 1977 as a registered nurse, married, raised three children through college over next thirty-one years and then returned to college at age fifty-one to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Denise graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2010 and immediately went on to get her Masters of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree through Frontier Nursing University, which she completed in 2013.  She graduated with honors from both institutions.

She has been practicing in FQHC clinics for past five years: She spent two years at Crossings Clinic in Decatur, IL after graduating, and then moved to Texas in 2015 where her son and his family also live. She started working at Hope Clinic in November 2015, and has been practicing at the Ennis location since its opening in 2016. She sees newborn through adults, as well as prenatal patients and women’s health patients.  She loves working at Hope Clinic because she can take care of entire families and help those who have been without hope get their healthcare needs met.

Denise and her husband have been happily married for forty-one years and going. They purchased a home here in Texas last year and love the weather. In her spare time, she is a nature lover, birder, and gardener and enjoy cross stitch. She also raises chickens and is an amateur beekeeper.

Freda McKelvey, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Freda McKelvey received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  She received her Masters of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degrees in 2004, from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Freda is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Texas Nurse Practitioners. She has worked in the areas of Cardiology, Physician House Calls, Nursing Homes, Psychiatric Hospitals, Acute Long-Term Care Hospitals, and Acute Care Hospitals. Freda practiced with an Internal Medicine group in Fort Worth for eight and a half years, prior to employment at Hope Clinic. She has a heart to serve and was excited to join a practice that works hard to do the same thing. She is a licensed minister and is very active in her church. Once a week, she holds a bible study at a Nursing Home in Mansfield, Texas. She also takes her church youth group to talk to nursing home patients once a month. She enjoys singing, reading, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.


Jhasmun Crutcher, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Jhasmun received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, TX. She received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN in 2016. She is certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Jhasmun has worked in the areas of Medical/Surgical, Pre-operative and Intra-operative services in the hospital setting, as well as internal medicine and family practice recently. She is excited to join Hope Clinic and serve the patients of the community. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and children, tending to her succulent garden, volunteering in the community, and educating future nurses.


FrancEs Casanova, RN, MSN, CNM

Frances Casanova graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1992. Frances worked in the NICU caring for premature babies for three years, then became the nurse and practice manager for an OB/GYN physician in 1994, where she worked for eighteen years. She returned to graduate school at the University of Cincinnati in 2009 and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery. She completed that program and became a Certified Nurse Midwife advanced practice registered nurse in 2011. She began working at Hope Clinic as a Women’s Health provider in 2012 and left in 2015 to move to East Texas for family reasons. She has also worked as a home care registered nurse for high-risk OB patients, a Nurse Home Visitor for at-risk first-time pregnant mothers, and as a Clinical Nurse Liaison for providers at one of the Medicaid managed care plans. She returned to Hope Clinic in July 2017 and almost feels like she never left. She has a special interest in first-time pregnant mothers and long-acting contraception to give women more power over their family planning. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. What she loves most about working at Hope Clinic is that she is able to provide quality care to women who may not otherwise have access and developing relationships with her patients and team members.  

Ann Marie Haney, CSW, behavioral health specialist

Ann Marie Haney joined the Hope Clinic team in July 2017. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UT Dallas and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. Ann Marie became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through two years of supervised practice at the Denton County MHMR Crisis Residential Unit. Now at the Hope Clinic, Ann Marie works with patients and families of all ages to manage a variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral concerns. She especially enjoys serving patients in a patient-centered medical home so that patients have a team of professionals who work together to serve the whole person. In her free time, Ann Marie gardens, practices yoga, and tries to improve her singing.

Ann Marie believes Hope Clinic is a very special organization of hard-working, kind, and joy-filled people with the common goal to love, serve, and heal. It is a privilege to do this work, and she is honored by her patients who invite and allow her to partner with them to improve their health and wellness.


Sandra Bruce, LPC-S, Behavioral health specialist

Sandra Bruce graduated from Texas Tech in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies, and a minor in journalism. In 1988, she graduated with a Master’s in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling. She has been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for twenty-seven years, and a LPC Supervisor for about fifteen of those years. 

As her career winds down, she plans to invest more time with her sweet husband of twenty-two years, and with her two teenage children, whom she adores. She has published several newspaper stories on various topics: addiction, women’s issues, relationships, and Alzheimer’s disease. 

A life-long pursuit has been to help the marginalized and under-served. At the beginning of her career, she assisted with constructing substance abuse treatment in a women’s prison in Gatesville, TX. Later, she was privileged to hold director positions in facilities located in the DFW area. These facilities specialized in addiction or reintegrating those leaving prison.

Sandra feels that being part of the Hope team is very meaningful, as it is a thrill to deliver healthcare to those who would not otherwise have access to it. Hope’s mission definitely aligns with her value of treating the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. At Hope Clinic, she will provide behavioral health services, specializing in addiction. Her goal is to assist Hope Clinic patients to rise above addiction.

Hope Clinic currently uses NextGen for electronic health records.  It is a certified and HIPAA-compliant program.