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Biographies – William F. Ryan Community Health Center

The Ryan Health Network.


Samuel C. Bartels, MPH

Executive Director

Samuel C. Bartels

Samuel C. Bartels, MPH, joined the Ryan Network in April 2017 as the Executive Director of the William F. Ryan Community Health Center. Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Bartels served as the Administrative Director for the Montefiore Health System’s Medical Group Bronx East Facility. His experience with the Montefiore Health System spans 16 years, and includes acting as an Administrator for their Comprehensive Health Care Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center. Mr. Bartels received a BS in Health Administration from Lehman College and an MPH in Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College, and brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience in finance, budget preparation, new program development, clinic expansion efforts, and visit projections and analysis.


Jaimenee  Khemraj, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Jaimenee “Jamie” Khemraj joined the Ryan Network in February 2017. Dr. Khemraj is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She also holds a BA in Biology, Botany, Psychology and Philosophy from Rutgers University. Prior to joining the Ryan Network, Dr. Khemraj worked as a Physician and Site Medical Director at Hudson River Healthcare, and completed her Residency with the Somerset Family Practice of Somerset Medical Center. Dr. Khemraj is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Health Right International, and is fluent in Spanish and West Indian Patois.


Rashanna Lynch, MD

Associate Medical Director

Rashanna Lynch

Dr. Rashanna D. Lynch joined the Ryan Network on February 3, 2014. Dr. Lynch is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and received her medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas – West Indies. Before joining the Ryan Network, Dr. Lynch worked at North Hudson Community Action Corp. and Metropolitan Family Health Network in New Jersey.