Our culturally competent healthcare team, many of whom are bilingual, are experts in their field and committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care. The interdisciplinary team offers uniquely tailored services to meet the needs of each patient. The patient-centric team works together; but more importantly, they work with you to incorporate your voice and your choice to provide the support you need to thrive in your wellness journey.

Dr. Edmond Baker, MD, Medical Director

Edmond L. Baker Jr., M.D., is the current medical director for Equality Care Centers. His experience of working in rural and underserved health spaces brings a unique ideation of patient care to the team.

Dr. Baker took a nontraditional journey to medicine. After serving in the U.S. Army, he began a career at DuPont where he became the first African American account manager for automotive products. After 15 years, he left his corporate job to pursue his dream of medicine.

Dr. Baker received his undergraduate degree from Temple University and his medical doctorate from University of Michigan Medical School. He obtained his postgraduate training at University of Michigan, the Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology Program and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (formerly Lahey Clinic).
Dr. Baker is married and the father of three sons. He remains heavily involved in the African American community here in Phoenix.

Kendal Packer, PA

Kendal (Kenny) Packer believes there is no more rewarding an occupation than providing a way for patients to become as healthy and as happy as possible. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness and received his graduate degree in physician assistant studies from Texas Tech University. When he’s not caring for patients and practicing medicine, Kenny loves to spend time with his family, play sports and tell cheesy jokes.

Victor Aire-Oaihimire, PA

Victor Aire-Oaihimire specializes in diabetes and hypertension management, nutritional guidance and genetic blood abnormalities. He loves having a daily opportunity to do what he has always wanted to do: help those that cannot help themselves. A native of Nigeria, Victor is fluent in English and Edo. He studied in Nigeria before becoming Physician Assistant-Certified from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He also belongs to the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants. When Victor is not working hard to help his patients, he can be found watching basketball, football and soccer.

Elicia Hinton MSN, FNP-C

Elicia Hinton was born and raised in Illinois and moved to Arizona four years ago with her husband and three children. She enjoys reading and going to the beach. She is a big-time Chicago Cubs fan and loves watching them play whenever her schedule allows. She also loves watching her kids participate in sports.

Hinton has dedicated her career, which she considers her life’s work, to helping people. She began this journey in the area of education but soon realized she could better serve those in need through nursing. After completing her studies for her nursing degree, she began working in the emergency room as a registered nurse. During that time, she saw the need for holistic nursing. This passion for holistic care led her to pursue a master’s degree in family nurse practitioning.

Hinton truly cares about people and community. She believes in compassionate care and treating her patients with the same care she would want for herself or her family.

Farrah Bryant, Behavioral Health Consultant

Farrah Bryant earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in social work from Northern Arizona University. For the past three years, she has been employed in outpatient clinics that provide social services to underserved communities. Farrah’s prior experience includes working with a crisis mobile team where she worked closely with healthcare providers and first responders to develop appropriate treatment recommendations. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends and traveling to new locations.

Maritza Arias, Therapist

Maritza Arias is passionate about helping individuals who suffer from the long-term consequences of past-occurring trauma and is an advocate to decrease the mental health stigma. Coming from a Hispanic family, she understands the difficulties in obtaining appropriate mental health treatment for Hispanic communities. Her goal is to help decrease barriers to appropriate mental health treatment for individuals in the communities she serves. Maritza earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Arizona and obtained a master’s degree in counseling from Grand Canyon University. Her hobbies include playing the trumpet and video games, cheering on the Arizona Wildcats and spending time with her three pups. BEAR DOWN!

Lisa Santos, Therapist

Lisa Santos is a Licensed Associate Counselor and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Argosy University. She has over seven years of experience working in outpatient community behavioral health and inpatient hospital services, and she has advocated for and counseled the homeless population in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development permanent housing program. Lisa also worked as an outpatient therapist providing counseling services to children in a school-based program. Lisa is extremely passionate about her work with children, adolescents, adults and their families.

Andreia Arnold, NP

Andreia Arnold has over 17 years of nursing experience with two years dedicated to pain management. She began her career in 2002 as a licensed practical nurse and obtained her associate’s degree in nursing from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Andreia completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University. Andreia became a board-certified family nurse practitioner in 2015 by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Alexandra Ebong, DNP, FNP-C

Alexandra Ebong, DNP, FNP-C, has been a pain management nurse practitioner for more than three years in Arizona. She is originally from Oregon and moved to the Valley in 2011 seeking warmer days and to further her education.

Ebong began her career in nursing in 2002 as a certified nursing assistant. She continued her education with her associate’s and bachelor’s degrees as a registered nurse and eventually earned her doctorate of nursing practice and family nurse practitioner certification from Maryville University of St. Louis. Ebong has experience in a variety of specialties including cardiology, neurology, critical care, dialysis, reproductive endocrinology and behavioral health. Ebong believes in caring for her patients holistically, using evidence-based knowledge and, most importantly, treating her patients as individuals. She always strives to deliver excellent patient care and continues to learn by staying on top of the latest resources and information available.

In her free time, Ebong enjoys traveling, cooking, music and activities with friends and family.

Health Care Providers

Dr. Edmond Baker, MD, Medical Director

Edmond L. Baker Jr., M.D., is the current medical director for Equality Care Centers. His experience of working in rural and underserved health spaces brings a unique ideation of patient care to the team.

Dr. Baker took a nontraditional journey to medicine. After serving in the U.S. Army, he began a career at DuPont where he became the first African American account manager for automotive products. After 15 years, he left his corporate job to pursue his dream of medicine.

Dr. Baker received his undergraduate degree from Temple University and his medical doctorate from University of Michigan Medical School. He obtained his postgraduate training at University of Michigan, the Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology Program and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (formerly Lahey Clinic).
Dr. Baker is married and the father of three sons. He remains heavily involved in the African American community here in Phoenix.

Kendal Packer, PA

Kendal (Kenny) Packer believes there is no more rewarding an occupation than providing a way for patients to become as healthy and as happy as possible. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness and received his graduate degree in physician assistant studies from Texas Tech University. When he’s not caring for patients and practicing medicine, Kenny loves to spend time with his family, play sports and tell cheesy jokes.

Victor Aire-Oaihimire, PA

Victor Aire-Oaihimire specializes in diabetes and hypertension management, nutritional guidance and genetic blood abnormalities. He loves having a daily opportunity to do what he has always wanted to do: help those that cannot help themselves. A native of Nigeria, Victor is fluent in English and Edo. He studied in Nigeria before becoming Physician Assistant-Certified from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He also belongs to the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants. When Victor is not working hard to help his patients, he can be found watching basketball, football and soccer.

Elicia Hinton MSN, FNP-C

Elicia Hinton was born and raised in Illinois and moved to Arizona four years ago with her husband and three children. She enjoys reading and going to the beach. She is a big-time Chicago Cubs fan and loves watching them play whenever her schedule allows. She also loves watching her kids participate in sports.

Hinton has dedicated her career, which she considers her life’s work, to helping people. She began this journey in the area of education but soon realized she could better serve those in need through nursing. After completing her studies for her nursing degree, she began working in the emergency room as a registered nurse. During that time, she saw the need for holistic nursing. This passion for holistic care led her to pursue a master’s degree in family nurse practitioning.

Hinton truly cares about people and community. She believes in compassionate care and treating her patients with the same care she would want for herself or her family.

Behavioral Health

Farrah Bryant, Behavioral Health Consultant

Farrah Bryant earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in social work from Northern Arizona University. For the past three years, she has been employed in outpatient clinics that provide social services to underserved communities. Farrah’s prior experience includes working with a crisis mobile team where she worked closely with healthcare providers and first responders to develop appropriate treatment recommendations. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends and traveling to new locations.

Maritza Arias, Therapist

Maritza Arias is passionate about helping individuals who suffer from the long-term consequences of past-occurring trauma and is an advocate to decrease the mental health stigma. Coming from a Hispanic family, she understands the difficulties in obtaining appropriate mental health treatment for Hispanic communities. Her goal is to help decrease barriers to appropriate mental health treatment for individuals in the communities she serves. Maritza earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Arizona and obtained a master’s degree in counseling from Grand Canyon University. Her hobbies include playing the trumpet and video games, cheering on the Arizona Wildcats and spending time with her three pups. BEAR DOWN!

Lisa Santos, Therapist

Lisa Santos is a Licensed Associate Counselor and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Argosy University. She has over seven years of experience working in outpatient community behavioral health and inpatient hospital services, and she has advocated for and counseled the homeless population in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development permanent housing program. Lisa also worked as an outpatient therapist providing counseling services to children in a school-based program. Lisa is extremely passionate about her work with children, adolescents, adults and their families.

Pain Management

Andreia Arnold, NP

Andreia Arnold has over 17 years of nursing experience with two years dedicated to pain management. She began her career in 2002 as a licensed practical nurse and obtained her associate’s degree in nursing from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Andreia completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University. Andreia became a board-certified family nurse practitioner in 2015 by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Alexandra Ebong, DNP, FNP-C

Alexandra Ebong, DNP, FNP-C, has been a pain management nurse practitioner for more than three years in Arizona. She is originally from Oregon and moved to the Valley in 2011 seeking warmer days and to further her education.

Ebong began her career in nursing in 2002 as a certified nursing assistant. She continued her education with her associate’s and bachelor’s degrees as a registered nurse and eventually earned her doctorate of nursing practice and family nurse practitioner certification from Maryville University of St. Louis. Ebong has experience in a variety of specialties including cardiology, neurology, critical care, dialysis, reproductive endocrinology and behavioral health. Ebong believes in caring for her patients holistically, using evidence-based knowledge and, most importantly, treating her patients as individuals. She always strives to deliver excellent patient care and continues to learn by staying on top of the latest resources and information available.

In her free time, Ebong enjoys traveling, cooking, music and activities with friends and family.