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Pediatric Associates of Livingston

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Penny S. Baumeier, DO, FACOP, FAAP

Penny S. Baumeier, DO, FACOP, FAAP

Dr. Baumeier is a native of Milford, Michigan. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Mercy College of Detroit. She worked 5 years as a nurse before entering Medical School at Michigan State University. She completed her internship and residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Baumeier is Board Certified in pediatrics.

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April Joy Ping, MD<

April Joy Ping, MD

Dr. April Joy Ping is a graduate of the U-M Medical School and also completed her pediatric residency and a master's degree in cellular and molecular biology at the U-M.* She has a special clinical interest in adolescent medicine and is skilled in adolescent issues such as acne and eating and menstrual disorders. Dr. Ping grew up in the Howell area and graduated from Howell High School. She enjoys spending her free time with her children and grandchildren.

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Jessica Colberg MSN, CPNP-PC

​Jessica Colberg is a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She received her bachelors degree in nursing from Madonna University in 2011. She worked as a pediatric registered nurse at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for 6 years​. She then decided to pursue her degree further and she went back to school for her masters in nursing at Wayne State University. She graduated in 2017. She has a passion for school age and adolescent health. She enjoys discussing teen health disparities and encourages her families to live a healthy and happy life.

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Kathy Malone LBSW, RN, IBCLC

Kathy Malone LBSW, RN, IBCLC

Kathy is a licensed Social Worker and a Registered Nurse. She became interested in breastfeeding while working as a Mother Baby Nurse at Saint Joseph mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. She became a Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1991, and began her current private practice "Bosom Buddies" in Brighton, MI. She is also employed part time as a lactation consultant at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI and Providence Park Hospital in Novi, MI.

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William L. Burnes, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, Psychotherapist.

William L. Burnes, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, Psychotherapist.

William Burnes has been practicing therapy and providing treatment in mental health and substance abuse for more than 30 years.  He provides services to children and adolescents on an individual and family basis.  He served his early years of practice in Michigan as the Disease Prevention/Health Promotion Consultant in the Department of Community Medicine at Wayne State University.  One of his many jobs was to assist all of the federally recognized Indian reservations in acquiring funding for and development of health programs.  Mr. Burnes is currently presenting a workshop “From Boys to Men of Morals- In This Century”.

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Jodi Nemeth, Dietitian

Jodi Nemeth, Dietitian

Jodi Nemeth is a Registered Dietitian and mother of 4 young children.  She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Dietetics and completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan Health Systems.   Jodi has had diverse work experiences within her Dietetics career, however, her children have been the source of some of her most valuable experiences. Having grown up in Livingston County, Jodi has returned to the area where she is now raising her own family.   Educating children on the importance of proper nutrition and exercise is her passion.  She is very excited to be able to provide counseling to the members of the community where she grew up.

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Amanda Bowren, MA, LPC

Kristen Ora, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker

Kristen Ora earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work (Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Concentration) from Eastern Michigan University. She is fully licensed to practice clinical and macro social work. She has professional clinical, program evaluation, advocacy and leadership experience working with children, adults and families in non-profit, academic and community mental health settings. She utilizes the strengths of children and their families to help them achieve their individual and family therapy goals.

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