Leadership Team

Gulf Coast Health Center is lead by the top industry professionals. The goal of the Executive Leadership Team is to ensure all patients receive excellent care and customer service.

DSC_3551 Marsha Thigpen, M.D.
CEO/Executive Director
Dr. Thigpen is a native of New Haven, CT, received a BS in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and a MD degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Thigpen did a three year residency in Internal Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT.  Dr. Thigpen has 27 years medical experience, all dedicated to Southeast Texas and under served populations.  Dr. Thigpen has a love for Medical Missionary work and has provided medical services in the Country of Haiti for the past 15 years. Traveling with family and friends is a favorite pastime.
Not Pic Male Tim Carter, RN, JD
Operations DirectorMr. Carter has over seventeen years of healthcare experience.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Prairie View A & M University. He has worked in a number of areas in healthcare including policy, nursing and Administration.
DSCF0079 John Hederman, D.D.S.
Dental Director

Dr. Hederman graduated from the New York University
College of Dentistry in 1982. As a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service, he was originally stationed at the Port Arthur Health Department.

DSCF0017 Tyler Dupree, SPHR
HR Director
DSCF0069 Kay Barclay
Executive Assistant

Ms. Barclay was born in Southeast Texas and is extremely passionate about serving her community. She has over 24 years experience in public service work. In her position with Gulf Coast Health Center she serves as liaison between the Administrative Staff, Employees, and the Community we serve.

DSCF0017 Patricia Patterson, M.D.
Interim Pediatric Medical Director
Not Pic Male Leopold Villegas, D.O.
Interim CMO/Interim Medical Director
DSC_3372 Maia Antoine R.N.
Director of Nursing/Interim Compliance Officer

Ms. Antoine graduated from Lamar State College Port Arthur and has over 11yrs of nursing experience specializing in geriatric care and community health. She is a Southeast Texas native and is very compassionate about serving her community for their health care needs.

Not Pic Male Phillip Ugochukwu, RPh
Pharmacy Director