Our Staff

Our pediatric care specialists put the emphasis on “care”

At KinderMender, our highly-trained pediatric care specialists have been carefully selected based on their fun-loving and compassionate nature as much as their medical expertise. Our atmosphere is a collegial one, requiring a special personality.

For us, exceptional health care means more than just writing a prescription. It’s about skilled caregivers and an attentive and welcoming place of business. The need to seek medical care for your child is fraught with enough stress, the last thing a parent needs is an indifferent – or worse, rude – interaction with a team member.

Our pediatric care specialists, both menders and support staff, sought work in the medical profession for two simple reasons: to help and to heal. And the pursuit of those goals is what you will find at KinderMender.

Management Team


Primary Care Providers & Menders

  • Eden Woredekal, D.O., Medical Director (Columbia)*
  • Ashley Palumbo, CRNP, Director of Advanced Practice Nursing (Columbia)
  • Egberto Toro, M.D., Primary Care Provider (Laurel)*
  • Sarah Lartey, Primary Care Provider (Laurel)*
  • Lynne Soper, CRNP, Primary Care Provider (Glen Burnie)
  • Alisha Rabhan, CRNP, Primary Care Provider (Glen Burnie)

Medical Assistants

  • Kenyetta Babers, MA, Practice Operations Manager (Glen Burnie)
  • Heidi Blakely-Smith, Practice Operations Manager (Timonium)*
  • Brenda Mancia, Practice Operations Manager (Laurel)*
  • Taje Johnson, Practice Operations Manager (Columbia)
  • Thomas Snogren, Medical Assistant
  • Whitney Harris, Medical Assistant
  • Elioenai Herrara, Medical Assistant
  • Brizil Williams, Medical Assistant
  • Melissa Solorzano, Medical Assistant
  • Janella Edwards, Medical Assistant
  • Doreen Kwakye, Medical Assistant
  • Gary Upton, Medical Assistant
  • Avieann Jeter, Medical Assistant
  • LaSheena Brooks, Medical Assistant

Well Child Coordinators

  • Quemeli Portillo, MA, Well Child Coordinator (Glen Burnie)
  • Sharlene Joseph, MA, Well Child Coordinator (Columbia)
  • Stephanie Lainez, MA, Well Child Coordinator (Laurel)*
  • Blanca Bravo, MA, Well Child Coordinator (Laurel)*

Patient Service Representatives

  • Antonea Alvin, Patient Service Representative
  • Katie Schildwachter, Patient Service Representative
  • Dominique Reed, Patient Service Representative
  • Brooke Smith, Patient Service Representative
  • Emily Bodmer, Patient Service Representative
  • Torren Graves, Patient Service Representative
  • Jordan Butler, Patient Service Representative
  • Ryanelle Reed, Patient Service Representative
  • Shaylla Ross, Patient Service Representative
  • Trinee Woodrum, Patient Service Representative
  • ReNeicia Johnson, Patient Service Representative
  • Eboni Lowery, Operator/Customer Service Representative

Billing & Business Operations

  • Lisa Harris-Green, Practice Administrator
  • Michelle Diggs, Director of Billing
  • Katie Burr, Billing Support Staff
  • Christian Sierra, Billing Support Staff
  • Katie Burr, Administrative Assistant
  • Christian Sierra, Assistant Billing Manager
  • Violetta Reed, Senior Billing Specialist
  • Michael Hill, Billing Specialist
  • Navid Takhti, Billing Specialist


  • Edvin Lemus (Franklin), Facilities & Maintenance


*indicates bilingual

Here's What Parents Say

  • “Everything about the visit was outstanding. We are so very happy we found this place. The staff is efficient, professional, and friendly. The facility is bright, clean, and child friendly. This will be our go to medical office…”

  • “Everyone we worked with, from the time we first called with questions through when we left after our appointment, was extremely friendly, efficient, and just overall wonderful and easy to work with. The place was clean, pretty, warm, and inviting!”

  • “Everyone is always patient and kind; it is so important to me that my kids are treated well especially at a doctor’s office because it directly influences their level of comfort and anxiety for the rest of their lives.”

  • “Fast, friendly and efficient service received. The Doctor was very friendly and informative. My child felt comfortable and was at ease by the kind nature of everyone. From the time we walked in we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and immediate attention.”

  • “Always very welcoming and KinderMender makes it as comfortable as possible for the children. My son is no longer scared of going to the doctor because of his wonderful experiences here. It is so nice to have somewhere to take him that is not ‘scary.’ Thank you!”

  • “Everyone is always very friendly, helpful and sensitive to my child’s needs. They had us in and out in less than 20 minutes which is so important when dealing with a grouchy, sick child.”


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