Now Serving Rapides Parish!

We are proud to announce Trinity Community Health Center's partnership with Rapides Parish Schools! Parents, please find your associated school consent form below.

All guardian entries will be contacted directly to verify the parental consent.

Your entry data is secure and will not be shared with anyone outside of our organization.

Rapides School-Based Health Center offers services to Rapides Parish students with no out-of-pocket cost to the student or Rapides Parish School Board. Rapides Community School-Based Clinic offers all students urgent care, primary care, and behavioral health. Our purpose is to keep students in school, and parents at work, build healthy relationships and know what students need.

Wellness checkups are essential for a child’s growth and health. The exam addresses a child’s physical health, development, behavior, and general well-being. A wellness visit includes physical measurements, patient history, hearing, vision, anemia check, physical exam, developmental assessment, and a risk assessment. You will receive a letter after the visit detailing our findings. We will send an additional consent form home if your child is due for any immunizations per the CDC and Pediatric Guidelines. This consent form will indicate which immunizations are expected and will ask your permission for us to administer the immunizations.

If you wish to receive these services, please complete the consent form. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your child’s health needs, including problems with eating, sleeping, behavior, or learning difficulties.

Jessica Barton, FNP

Jessica Barton is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2016. She resides in Alexandria with her husband and two little boys. In her free time, Jessica enjoys roaming the aisles of Target, playing with her boys, and frequent zoo trips.

Heather Ducote, FNP

Heather Maddox Ducote, Family Nurse Practitioner, received her bachelor's and master's in the Science of Nursing from Northwestern State University. She is board certified in Family Practice by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Heather is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the LANP Alexandria Chapter. Outside the Clinic, Heather enjoys family time, traveling, fishing with her husband, working in her flowerbeds, and making memories with her two little girls. She is extremely excited to provide optimal healthcare to the underserved population of Rapides Parish.

Jocelyn Mabrey, FNP

Jocelyn Jones Mabrey, FNP-C, an Alexandria, Louisiana native, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from LSU Health- New Orleans in 2012. As a registered nurse, she was employed by Rapides Regional Medical Center Emergency Department for 8 years. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in 2019 and started her career as a Trinity team member of the Rapides School-Based Health Centers in July 2019. Jocelyn is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is married to Nicholas, and they have one child, Anders. Jocelyn is a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. She strives to live by The Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12), and takes pride in treating her patients as she would expect her own family to be treated.

Mandi James, FNP

A native of Rapides Parish, Mandi James, is one of our new school-based clinic nurse practitioners. She graduated from ULM in 2014 with her BSN and worked in the NICU while completing her MSN at Northwestern, where she specialized in pediatrics. She has worked the last 3 years at a local pediatric office in Rapides Parish but is excited to join our team to serve more children in the Rapides parish schools. Mandi is married to her husband Austin, and they have 3-year-old twins, their biggest blessings in life. Mandi plans to enjoy many years serving the children in Rapides Parish schools with us.

Kristen Jeansonne, APRN, FNP-C

Kristen Jeansonne, APRN, FNP-C, a native of Pineville, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Northwestern State University in 2010. She graduated from Northwestern State University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2017, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing degree. Kristen obtained her national certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She also serves as an active member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her practice experience includes Primary Care, Pediatrics, and Urgent Care. Kristen has found her true passion in pediatrics and is proud to serve this population in the school-based setting. Kristen is married to Anthony Jeansonne, and the couple resides in Echo with their four children: Haylie, Ryan, Tyler, and Joshua.

Ranassa Smith, CPNP

Ranassa Smith, CPNP-PC, a native of Rapides Parish, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in 2016. She began working at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the next 5 years. She then received her Master of Science in Nursing with a Pediatric focus from Northwestern State University in 2020. Ranassa has her pediatric nurse practitioner certification from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She has experience working in a local outpatient pediatric clinic. Ranassa is married to her husband Monty, and they have one beautiful little boy and one little girl on the way. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and crafting. She is excited to join our team to serve the children in Rapides Parish schools.

Taylor Williams, FNP-C

A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Taylor Williams-FNP-C received her Associate of Science in Nursing from the Louisiana State University at Alexandria in 2015. She then began her nursing career in the emergency department at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. While earning her graduate degree, Taylor expanded her experience by also working in family-centered maternity care, hospice, and acute psychiatric settings. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2020. She has practiced in both primary and acute care as a nurse practitioner. She is married to her husband, Jake, and they have one son. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and exercising. She is passionate about providing quality care to the children and families of Rapides Parish and is excited to begin this new journey.

Kelsay McCoy, FNP

Kelsay McCoy, Family Nurse Practitioner, is a 2022 graduate of Washburn University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She grew up in Clinton, Missouri but has been a resident of Rapides Parish since 2018. Kelsay received her Associate of Science in Nursing in 2013 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2016. She has experience in adult and pediatric critical care and is passionate about providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare. She is also a member of the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International. In her spare time, Kelsay enjoys traveling with her husband Hunter, spending time with her family, and spending time outside whenever the weather allows. She is excited to join our team and serve Rapides Parish!

Lauren Johnson, FNP-C

Lauren Johnson, FNP-C, is a West Texas native but has called Louisiana her home for over 17 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Texas

A&M University and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana College. As a registered nurse, she was employed at Rapides Regional

Medical Center in the ICU for 14 years. She went on to earn her Master's of Sciences in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in 2021. She is a new Trinity team member certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the local Louisiana AANP chapter. Lauren has been married to her husband, Eric,

for over 17 years, and they have a son and daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, traveling, and being a part of her local church. She is excited to join our team and be a strong part of bringing consistent and quality care to the children in Rapides Parish schools.

Lauren Wiley, FNP-C

Lauren Wiley is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her bachelor of science in Nursing at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2011. Within this time frame, she worked on the Medical Surgical floor and then transferred to the Intensive Care Unit, where she worked until 2014. Then she completed her Masters of Science in nursing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018 with a graduate program focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The two years before and during her time in the master's program, she worked as a dialysis/renal nurse in an outpatient and inpatient setting.


Since graduating, Lauren has been employed with Louisiana Healthcare Practitioners. While working for Louisiana Healthcare Practitioners, she worked at various rural health clinics in Avoyelles

Parish. Lauren cared for patients of all ages during her tenure at the rural health clinics. Lauren enjoys working with the community members to provide care for those in need. Lauren is looking forward to the new opportunities awaiting her with Trinity Healthcare.


She is married to Bart, and they have two daughters, Audrey and Darcy. She enjoys making memories with her family and friends in her free time. She also enjoys spending time at the lake or hunting camp, where she can catch up on reading, fishing, hunting, and cheering on her LSU Tigers and

New Orleans Saints.

Aleshia Lewis, FNP-C

Aleshia Lewis is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is qualified to provide healthcare to patients across the lifespan. She earned her Associate of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University at Alexandria. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Aleshia is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Louisiana State Nurses Association, and American Nurses Association.

Throughout her 16-year nursing career, Aleshia has experience in various healthcare settings, including medical-surgical, post-anesthesia care units, and primary care. Most recently, Aleshia has worked in family medicine in a rural healthcare setting, where she has provided care for patients of all ages.

She is married with one daughter and three sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, the outdoors, and sporting events. Healthcare is her passion. She is excited and looks forward to meeting the healthcare needs of children and families and providing quality healthcare to all.


Brittany Buggs, FNP-C

Hello! My name is Brittany Buggs-Barnes, a native of Ruston, Louisiana. I am married to Devin Barnes, and we have one daughter. I moved to the area in 2021 before getting married this past January. I am a proud graduate of Grambling State University (Go Tigers!) and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. My hobbies include watching history documentaries, spending time with family, shopping, and trying new recipes from Pinterest. I am passionate about connecting with others and providing care, encouraging patient success and improved health outcomes. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. That is to have succeeded.” I am so excited to be joining the team in helping to provide exceptional care to the individuals of Central Louisiana, especially those a part of Rapides Parish School District.


Tiffany Slaughter, FNP-C

Tiffany Slaughter, Family Nurse Practitioner, lives in Pineville, Louisiana. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2007. She received her Master of Science in Nursing in 2019. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings. She is married with two young sons. She enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.

Summer Guidry, FNP-C

Summer Guidry, FNP-C, a lifelong resident of Grant Parish, is a graduate of Northwestern State University's Family Nurse Practitioner program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Louisiana College in 2009. Summer received her national certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is an active member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, serving as the Alexandria Regional Representative. Summer resides in Dry Prong with her husband Josh and their two children.