About Us

Smoketown Family Wellness Center (SFWC) is an integrated healthcare model to support parents to raise children to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. The Center provides medical care for children and healthy lifestyle support for the whole family in a community-based setting.


Like many cities, there’s a 15-year gap in life expectancy based on the neighborhood where you live. This difference is complicated and could be due to many factors including access to clinical care, access to healthy foods and the ability to exercise as well as opportunities for children to succeed in school and find top quality jobs.


SFWC offers a new approach to healthcare delivery that focuses on the primary prevention of diseases that are rooted in childhood.


Click here to view the Smoketown Family Wellness Center 990 Tax Form

Click here to see our 2021 Annual Report

Smoketown Family Wellness Center BBB Charity Seal

Our Staff


Charlotte Gay Stites, M.D.


Julia Lane Mitchell, M.D.


Ben Shaikun

Interim Managing Director

Ramaia Coleman

Family Coach
Hope Forward and Sonya McCants

Hope Forward and Sonya McCants

Medical Assistants
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Angela Singla, M.D.

Gyn. Women’s Health

Our Board


Michael Anderson

Board Treasurer, President and CEO, Anderson Business Group, Inc.

Jeff Bringardner

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Behavioral Health
Ann Curtis

Tish Brookins

Social Worker with Jefferson County Public Schools

Ann Curtis

Board Chair, Managing Editor, Edible Kentucky & Southern Indiana magazine

Karen Handmaker

Executive Committee, Contact Tracing Executive Leader at Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
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Ken Howard

Executive Committee, Associate Pastor/Elder, Trinity World Outreach Center; Adjunct Professor at Bellarmine University

Dr. Ta-Neka C. Lindsay, DNP, APRN

Nurse Practitioner (Women's Health/Adult Gero Primary Care) and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Bellarmine University

William Oldham


Ellen Sloan

Owner, Serving from the Kitchen; Local Activist
Monica Stewart (3)

Monica Stewart

Director of Operations for the Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED)

Charlotte Gay Stites, M.D.

Founder, Pediatrician

Nachand Hyde Trabue

Founder/Owner, Manhattan on Broadway Event Space; Executive Director at BATES Community Development Corporation

Why We Exist

  • In 2016, the US spent $3.3 trillion on healthcare, up to 85% of that amount was spent on the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
  • Kentucky is ranked 7th nationally with 35% obesity rate, and according to WalletHub, Louisville is the 10th fattest city in the nation. A child insured under Medicaid costs nearly $2500/year. An obese child costs over $6700.
  • Historically, health has been defined as clinical care. More recent understanding emphasizes the importance of lifestyle behaviors, socioeconomic status, and environmental factors.
  • SFWC is reaching beyond clinical services to fully assess every child’s needs, to deliver customized education and healthcare as a means to prevent chronic disease over the lifetime.