Dr. Timothy Jordan, Founder & Director
Dr. Jordan is the Founder and Director of the 1795 Group. He also is the host of the podcast, “Grass Roots Health.” After growing up in Rossford, Ohio and graduating from high school, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12, comprehensive school health education from Bowling Green State University.
After eight years as a classroom teacher (grades 6-12), Assistant Principal, and a Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, he earned a Master of Education Degree and a Doctoral Degree in health education from the University of Toledo (Ohio). Prior to arriving at UToledo in 2001, he was the Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education for Mercy Health System Northern Region.
He is married (Pam); has two children (Jeff and Kate); and three grandchildren. One thing that you may find unique about Dr. Jordan is that he has a long history of coaching basketball and baseball.
For fun and relaxation, he enjoys hiking at local metro parks, tent camping, bike riding with his grandkids, sitting on the front porch and watching thunderstorms, and reading adventure stories written by Louis L ’Amour.
Pamela Jordan, Accounts Payable
Pamela is the accounts-payable expert for the 1795 Group. She grew up in East-Toledo/Oregon Ohio and graduated from Oregon-Clay High School.
After high school, she worked full-time as an Insurance Agent in Oregon, Ohio. Pam also worked for Scheib-Snow Insurance and Montgomery-Nichols Insurance. Pamela is married to Tim Jordan, the founder of our business. They have two children, Jeff (Kelly) and Katie (Travis) and three grandchildren.
One thing that you may find unique about Pamela is that her mom was 50% Lebanese and was one of 15 kids. Plus, her dad was one of nine children. As you might surmise, Pamela grew up with many uncles, aunts, and cousins!
She enjoys spending time with her family, working out at the gym, hiking, baking her famous carrot-cake cupcakes, and experimenting with new recipes.
Jeffrey Jordan, Assistant Director
Jeffrey is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who lives and practices in Northeast Ohio. He is the Assistant Director of the 1795 Group.
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and Sylvania Township, Ohio, Jeffrey graduated from Sylvania Southview High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Toledo.
After earning his bachelor’s degree, the University of Michigan hired him to work in their Thoracic Intensive Care Unit. He also has extensive clinical experience in vascular surgery, wound care, and in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
He is married (Kelly) and has three children.
For fun, Jeff enjoys playing table tennis, coaching baseball, reading, and rooting for the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavs, and the Cleveland Guardians.
Katie Jordan-Reiff, Clinical Care Specialist
Katie grew up in Toledo Ohio, and Sylvania Township Ohio where she attended high school at St. Ursula Academy.
After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University, she worked as a registered nurse for six years in three areas: medical-surgical, oncology, and emergency medicine.
In 2015, she earned a Master of Science in nursing degree from Austin Peay State University and began working in private practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
After three years in family medicine, she transitioned to urgent care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Katie is married (Travis) and has a dog and a cat.
She spends her free time on the lake near her home, doing international medical missions, volunteering at a refugee medical clinic, traveling with her husband, singing, playing music, skiing, cycling, and running.
Debra Jordan-Jackson, End-of-Life Coordinator
Debra (Debbie) is the Coordinator of End-of-Life Education for the 1795 Group. Her entire professional career has revolved around death and dying and end-of-life.
Debbie has a passion for end-of-life care and believes that every person deserves a dignified, comfortable death.
After graduating from Rossford High School (Ohio) and the Toledo Hospital Nursing Program, she started as a hematology/oncology nurse at the Ohio State University Hospital. Then, 10 years later, she transitioned into hospice care. Debbie has been a RN since 1985.
Currently, she is the Vice President of Operations for VITAS in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. VITAS Health Care is the largest provider of hospice care in the United States.
Debbie lives in Southwest Ohio with her husband. They both enjoy traveling, being outdoors, hiking and biking, and spending time with her family, including their three grandchildren.
Duane Herron, Cultural Competency Coordinator
Duane grew up in the historic Old West End, Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from Waite High School, he attended the University of Toledo where he graduated from the Honors Program and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health and Master of Public Health Degree.
Duane is also a graduate of the Toledo Community Foundation’s Minority Executive Leadership Program. He has been involved in public health for nearly 25 years, while focusing on HIV prevention, minority health/racial health disparities, bleeding disorders, youth programming, diversity, equity and inclusion, and maternal and child health.
Currently, Duane is the Maternal and Child Health Supervisor for the Toledo/Lucas County Health Department.
He is a “dog dad” to Milo and in his free time enjoys writing, singing, cooking, cycling and Zumba classes, baton twirling, and playing volleyball.
Danielle Procopio, Social Media Coordinator
Danielle grew up in Youngstown, Ohio where she attended Boardman High School.
After high school, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in community health from the University of Toledo and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 2005. For more than 15 years, Danielle worked in health care sales and marketing, focusing on senior living and hospice care.
Currently, she is the national Director of Mission Marketing with March of Dimes. She is married (Dan) and has two children.
Danielle is an active volunteer in her community and is the President and co-founder of Elisa’s Entourage, a foundation that supports people with special needs.
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys live music, visiting breweries, and spending time with friends and family.
Anthony Goodwin, Health Equity Coordinator
Anthony resides in Northwest Ohio where he was born and raised. After graduating from St. John’s Jesuit High School, he attended the University of Toledo and earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration degree. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Education with a concentration in health equity and food justice.
Currently, Anthony is the Business Innovation Director for National Co+op Grocers where he focuses on improving food access in underserved communities. He has over 17 years of grocery industry experience across various sectors including national chains, non-profits, and cooperatives.
Anthony is married (Brande); and has four children. For fun, he enjoys camping, taking a ride on his pontoon boat, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Zena H. Hamdan, Health Education Coordinator
Zena was born and raised in Kuwait. During high school, she moved to Lebanon.
After graduating from high school, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in medical laboratory science (University of Balamand, Lebanon) and two master’s degrees – one in environmental health science (American University of Beirut, Lebanon) and the other in toxicology (Wayne State University in Michigan).
Zena then went on to earn a Ph.D. in health education and promotion from Walden University. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Detroit Mercy and Capella University.
Zena is married (Danny); and has two children. For fun, she enjoys swimming, hiking, listening to music, and traveling.
Tyrone Layson, Coordinator of Student Learning
Tyrone grew up in the historic Old West End, Toledo, Ohio and is a proud Toledo Public School graduate of the Toledo Early College High School (first graduating class). He then enrolled in the University of Toledo where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (Exercise Science), Master of Public Health Degree (Health Promotion and Education), and a graduate certificate in epidemiology. He is currently working on his Ph.D. degree in Health Education.
Tyrone started his career in healthcare as a certified pharmacy technician. He also taught pharmacy skills to future pharmacy technicians at Ross College in Sylvania, OH. He then transitioned to undergraduate medical education for three years while serving as the coordinator of clerkships and curriculum for the department of pediatrics, College of Medicine & Life Sciences at the University of Toledo.
Tyrone is currently the Assistant Director of Student Affairs for the College of Medicine at the University of Toledo. He works with physicians and medical students on a daily basis. For the 1795 Group he will be the Coordinator of Student Learning. He enjoys doing research on minority health, health communication, chronic and infectious diseases, and the physician/patient relationship.
In Tyrone’s spare time he enjoys traveling, trying new foods, playing trivia and card games, and spending time with his family and friends.
Barbara Oxner, Patient Outreach Coordinator
Barbara is a retired mental health nursing supervisor. She grew up in Ferndale, Michigan.
After getting married and having two children, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Detroit.
Barbara is a two-time cancer survivor, including the second diagnosis in 1990 that was terminal. Doctors have told her many times, “You are supposed to be dead.”
Barbara attributes her survival to a miracle!
For 21 years, she served as a volunteer leader for the American Cancer Society in NW Ohio. Presently, she is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the African American Women’s Cancer Support Group. Barbara has two adult children, seven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, moderating a book club, playing Mexican Train Dominoes, dining out, traveling, and helping those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.