Meet the ECHO Team

The Project ECHO team is comprised of clinical and non-clinical faculty among several disciplines, dedicated to improving access to healthcare and resources to older adults and their providers.

ECHO Medical Director

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Sarah Ross, DO, MS

Dr. Sarah Ross is a geriatrician and Assistant Professor at UNTHSC, as well as the director of the Geriatrics Clerkship. A bilingual doctor, Dr. Ross enjoys taking care of Spanish-speaking patients. She is passionate about caring for individuals with Dementia and providing education and support to their families. She is board certified in family medicine, geriatrics and palliative care.

ECHO Specialty Team

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Janice Knebl, DO, MBA

Dr. Janice Knebl is the Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Endowed Chair in Clinical Geriatrics, Director for the Center for Geriatrics, and Interim Chief of Medicine for Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNT Health Science Center. She has been a Geriatrician for over 30 years.

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Tyson Garfield, DO

Dr. Tyson Garfield is a geriatrician and Assistant Professor at UNTHSC, where he graduated from in 2014. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem in 2017, NC and his Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver in 2018 before serving as a primary care physician for a Program for the All-inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE). He now is a primary care physician and geriatric consultant at the Health Science Center as well as several area long term care centers and hospitals. Dr. Garfield finds it very important to partner with his patients to be certain What Matters to them is brought to the forefront of their care.


Brittany Love, DO

Dr. Brittany Love is a Geriatrician and Assistant Professor at UNTHSC. She has experience providing care in community hospitals and long-term care settings in Dallas and Fort Worth. Dr. Love teaches medical students, residents and fellows. In addition to her work her clinic work, she provides care at several of Fort Worth’s premier continuing care retirement communities. Her passion is providing holistic and compassionate care to seniors and their families.


Lesca Hadley, MD

Dr. Hadley is the Director of Geriatrics at JPS where she completed her Family Medicine Residency and Geriatric Fellowship. Since 2005, she has also served as their Geriatric Fellowship Program Director. She continues to practice full-scope Family Medicine by taking call with Maternal-Child Health faculty along with seeing patients in the outpatient, inpatient, home, and long-term care settings.

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Kathlene Camp, PT, DPT

Dr. Kathlene Camp is a practicing Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor at UNTHSC with over 19 years of clinical experience in acute care, in-patient rehabilitation, home health and outpatient care. She is a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and is trained as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults and a Certified Clinical Vestibular Therapist. Dr. Camp also teaches in the Doctoral Physical Therapy program on topics related to motor control with aging and neurological dysfunction.


Barbara Harty, GNP, MSN, RN

Barb Harty has been a registered nurse for the last 25 years and is experienced in long-term care, acute care and ambulatory care. She currently holds national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. She is also a Clinical Research Coordinator and has been lead coordinator for studies involving aging, including Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis, epilepsy and diabetes.

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Kristen Reuter, LCSW, CDP, CADDCT

Kristen Reuter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over six years of experience working with Geriatrics. She currently serves as a faculty member and Director of Social Services for the UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics. Kristen facilitates interdisciplinary education with various student healthcare disciplines, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer.

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Kate Taylor, DNP, FNP-C

Dr. Kate Taylor is an experienced certified family nurse practitioner with 22 years in health care. She has primarily worked in the hospital setting to include serving as a critical care Army Nurse Corps officer. Kate last worked as a nurse practitioner in the hospitalist role for over a decade. She transitioned to the outpatient arena and is a new assistant professor for HSC, working in the geriatric department. Kate is active in the clinical education for students and provides advanced care planning for the clinical practice group. She is a provider for the house calls program. Kate is also a clinical executive for SaferCare Texas improving safety in care delivery. She recently earned the credentials for certified professional in patient safety (CPPS), which demonstrates proficiency in the core standards of patient safety.

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Adenike Atanda, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Dr. Adenike Atanda is a board-certified Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator with practice experience in geriatric care and adult medicine. As an Assistant Professor at the UNT System College of Pharmacy (UNTSCP), she currently serves as the Residency Program Director of the UNTSCP/HSC Health PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residency program and teaches several didactic and experiential courses at the college. Her practice interests include chronic disease states, sickle cell anemia and pain management. She is passionate about providing patient-centered care and addressing disparities in healthcare delivery.


Saamia Ahmed, MD

Having recently completed my medical training, I am enthused to start my academic career at HSC. I would like to educate future medical professionals in the complex yet rewarding field of geriatric medicine.  The ability to properly care for our ever-growing aging population is relevant to all specialties.  I am exploring innovative models of care to provide for patients in various community settings. As the medical director of our house calls team, I am looking for potential partnerships in the community to expand access to homebound patients. In addition, I enjoy my role in teaching clinical skills to first and second year medical students. Within the community, I am interested in dementia awareness and education in minority populations in DFW.  I also provide oversight as a preceptor for medical students participating in the refugee health clinics.

ECHO Program Coordinators

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Susanna Luk-Jones, MS

Ms. Susanna Luk-Jones has over 27 years of experience in the field of Gerontology and recently joined the Center for Geriatrics as a research manager where she serves as the program coordinator for Project ECHO.  For 23 years, she was the Director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter overseeing the provision of programs and services for 40 counties in Texas.  Prior to that, she coordinated a geriatric professional development program for health care professionals with the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers. 

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Roslin Jose, MBBS, MPH, CPH

Roslin Jose is a certified public health professional with a focus in Epidemiology. She serves as a Project Coordinator with the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, HSC. In addition to coordinating the activities of Project ECHO, she coordinates the Brain Health project, and Long-term care tele-health programs at the Center for Geriatrics. Prior to moving to the United States to pursue her MPH, she worked as a primary care doctor and emergency physician in India.


This page was last modified on April 20, 2021