The care team that's here for you!

Medical Team

Dr. Carolyn Garcia, MD


Dr. Carolyn Garcia is a graduate of Manila Central University. She completed her residency at The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, where she served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics.


She is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.





Dr. Garcia has over twenty years of experience as a pediatrician. She has worked in big cities like New York and Chicago as well as small towns like Fostoria, Ohio, where she held a private practice. She most recently practiced medicine in Toledo, Ohio, working at a health center.Now a Marion, Ohio resident, she hopes to retire here someday. She is happily married. She is a mother of a grown son, who wishes to follow in his mother's career path.


Dr. Garcia is passionate about the health and well-being of all children.  She is now accepting new patients.


Alice Risner, CNP

Education - Walden University- Master of Science in Nursing


Ohio University- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduated Cum Laude



Organizational Memberships - American Association of Nurse Practitioners





My name is Alice (Allie) Risner. I have been a nurse for 10 years and an NP for 3 years. My nursing experience includes ortho-trauma and family practice. I have been employed at an FQHC for the last 2.5 years and look forward to providing care to those in need in the Marion County area. My interests include orthopedic/sports injuries, women’s health and diabetic management. I reside in rural Harding County with my husband and 3 children. My hobbies include anything outdoors during the summer, reading and exploring new places with my family.

Dr. Suzanne Schuler, MD


Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Internship: The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

College of Medicine: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio



The University of Notre Dame, South Bend , Indiana


Organizational Memberships – The American Medical Association, The American College of Physicians




Dr. Schuler has been seeing patients in her husband’s hometown of Marion , Ohio for many years and has been with the Center Street Community Health Center since 2003.


When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family ,  reading, hiking, and ballet dancing.



Military Intelligence-The Department of Justice


The University of South Carolina


Michigan State University- College of Osteopathic Medicine


Organizational Memberships – American Academy of Family Practitioners, American Osteopathic Association of Addiction Medicine, American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners




I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am the youngest of 6 children. I have lived in seven different states to include: Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and Washington. My hobbies include, writing, playing piano, performing magic, nature walks, carpentry, stand up comedy and baking cookies with my daughter.


Sarah Rice, NP


Chamberlain College of Nursing-Master of Science in Nursing


Family Nurse Practitioner


Ohio University- Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Organizational Memberships – American Association of Nurse Practitioners





I have been a nurse for 14 years and a Nurse Practitioner for 7years, with the last 5 years in a family practice and the 2 years prior in the ER/Urgent Care. I currently live in Morrow County with my 2 children. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and riding/showing our horses.


Dental Team

Dr. Yuchon Son, DDS, Dental Director

Dr. Baik, DMD

Dr. Ming Yun Pun, DDS

Dr. Jodi Mronzinski-Pierson, DDS

Mental Health Team

Taylor Greene, LSW, MSW

Victoria Endicott, LISW-S

Tery Gilmore, MSW, LISW-S, Behavioral Health Manager

Dr. Kimberly Stark, Psy, D

Dr. Joseph T Spare, MD

Robert Behrens, Psych, NP

Hollie Swain, MSW, LSW

Terese Alt, LISW-S


The Ohio State University-Master's Degree in Social Work


Ashland University- Bachelor's Degree in Social Work


Organizational Memberships – Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Therapist Board





Teresa was born and raised in Mansfield area. She has three children, two grandchildren and three dogs which keep her very busy. In her free time, she enjoys running, being outside and reading.

McKenzie Kessler, MSN, B.B.NSc, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC

Center Street Vision Team

Kelly Bruch, O.D.



Dr. Kelly Bruch has been an independent optometrist since 1998. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Indiana University School of Optometry. She also completed a postgraduate residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Indiana University School of Optometry.


Dr. Bruch has been a business co-owner since 2006 and consulted in the establishment of Center Street Optometry in 2019. Her focus is on primary eye care and diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease for the entire family. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. She is also a past-president of the Central Ohio Optometric Association, the local chapter of the Ohio Optometric Association.


Dr. Bruch grew up in St. Louis, MO, and relocated to Ohio with her husband in 2000. She enjoys traveling domestically and overseas with family and friends in her free time.


Meredith Kiess, O.D.



Dr. Meredith Kiess received her undergraduate at The Ohio State University, graduating in physical therapy with summa cum laude honors. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy at AT Still University and worked in pediatrics for 16 years. She continued her education to obtain her Doctorate of Optometry, graduating cum laude from The Ohio State University, College of Optometry.


During her time at the College of Optometry, Dr. Kiess was selected to become part of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She has also completed training in primary vision care, low vision rehabilitation, binocular vision care, and surgical co-management. Since graduating, she has enjoyed working in private practice and corporate settings.


Dr. Kiess is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She practices full scope optometry and sees patients of all ages providing vision and ocular health examinations, prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, and emergency eye care.



Center Street Chiropractic

Center Street Pharmacy

Dr. Jared Friebel



Dr. Friebel is a native of Ontario, Ohio and graduated from Ontario High School in 2010.


He graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2013 where he acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.


He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in 2018.


From his teenage years Dr. Friebel has been dedicated to health and wellness, while playing multiple sports.  During his time at the University of Mount Union, he was involved in multiple clubs/organizations which focused around health and fitness.  Dr. Friebel has a passion for treating athletes of all ages and strives to help them reach their optimum potential.


Dr. Friebel is knowledgeable in injury prevention, nutrition and exercise.  Dr. Friebel specializes in sports chiropractic care via thompson, diversified, activator and trt method techniques. He is also familiar in sports rehab via myofascial release, cupping and kinesiology taping.


Dr. Friebel is excited to be back in Ohio to serve those in and around the community he grew up in.



Gargey Bhatt, RPH PHARMD



Over 15 years of experience as a pharmacist working in retail, clinic setting and outpatient hospital pharmacies. Enjoy working close

in the community and helping patients reach their health goals. Believe in team work between patient and their healthcare team to

collectively reach patient’s health goals.


I am married and have two children and love spending time with my family. I enjoy reading and work on cars with my son.



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136 West Center Street,

Marion, Ohio 43302

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm