1140 South Vienna, Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-224-7190
Fax: 318-224-7194

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

To make an appointment, please call us at (318) 224-7190

Meet our Providers...


Thomas Strain, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Thomas Strain joins the Trinity Community Health Center of Louisiana.  He is a graduate of New York Medical College and did his Family Practice Residency at JFK Medical Center in Edison , New Jersey.  After his Board Certification in Family Medicine he served as an officer in the Commission Core. Than went on to practice for a few yrs in South Carolina before moving to New Mexico where he has resided for the past 31 yrs. In New Mexico he was a practitioner for a few organization.  His main object in his practice was to help  to provide QUALITY CARE to those in under served areas.  This lead him to take on the task of being Medical Director during these 31 yrs in a HMO, NM State correction system, Hospice, and a FQHC.

Angela Odom-Austin, MD
Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Angela Odom-Austin was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. She attended Dillard University of New Orleans, Louisiana for undergraduate studies. She then proceeded to Duke University School of Medicine. Upon graduation, her pediatric studies took her to eastern Virginia where she practiced, taught medicine, and raised a family over the next twenty plus years. Her professional work has included 15 years of residential care of children at the Virginia School for the Deal, Blind, and Multi handicapped management of moderate-severe asthma and extremely premature infants: and the study of adult addiction medicine. Other medical interests include neurology, genetics, space-health, and community health.


Wynn Dee Rinicker, FNP

Melani Craig, FNP

Monte Moore, CNP


Sandra Culp, DDS

Dr. Sandra Culp is our general dentist. She is originally from Hamburg, Arkansas and practiced in southwest Louisiana prior to coming to Lincoln Community Health Center. Dr. Culp attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree and later received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1996 from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association.

Bonnie Gallagher, RDH

Bonnie Gallagher is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University Of Louisiana Monroe. Bonnie was awarded the 2013 LDHC Most Outstanding Student Award-ULM. After living and experiencing the culture of South Louisiana, Bonnie has since returned to her roots in Northern Louisiana, and currently resides in Ruston, La. She has two four legged children, miniature dachshunds named Cha Bouchie and Harry.