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.

Edmond Baker, MD
Medical Director, Equality Health

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.

Learn more about Dr. Baker and read patient reviews here.

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.

Jordan Friedman

Jordan Friedman, LCSW

Jordan Friedman, a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. Before coming to Equality Health, Friedman served as an executive director of a Chicago area nonprofit. He currently works as a clinician and executive leader.

Friedman has provided counseling, given presentations and developed prevention-based programming for children, adults and families as a senior social worker at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He was also appointed an adjunct clinical faculty member at the University of Washington Master of Social Work program.

Friedman provides a strength-based approach to working with people. He believes that respecting and honoring the cultures, beliefs and life experiences of each patient greatly enhances their healing and recovery process.

Outside of work, Friedman enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons living in Chicago, Il and Austin, Texas.

Aaron Tibbs

Aaron Tibbs holds a master’s degree in psychology from Purdue University and has over four years of experience in addiction and clinical complex case management. Prior to joining Equality Health and working in the behavioral health sector, Tibbs served four years in the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska on the Bering Sea and the Great Lakes in the Midwest.

Tibbs provides a wholistic approach toward patient-centered treatment which ensures that barriers to care are breached by promoting equal service to all. His passion to help others stems from the desire to increase each patient’s well-being and shift negative thinking toward the patient’s progression.

When not concentrated on behavioral health, Tibbs enjoys traveling, hiking, running and watching sports. Most recently, Tibbs lived in San Diego for two years, but he has hometown roots embedded in Atlanta. Go Falcons!

Teri Nelson

Teri Nelson, a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, holds a Master’s of Education degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. Nelson has been licensed in Florida, Colorado and Arizona.

Nelson enjoys working with various cultures and communities. She has worked with children and families, adults with substance use disorders and most recently at a walk-in crisis center. This level of experience has given her the skills to work with children, families and individuals with mental health and substance use needs using a nonjudgmental, client-centered and solution-focused approach to help clients navigate their needs and goals.

Nelson enjoys the outdoors and staying active with her husband and two teenage daughters. Some favorite hobbies include playing with her dog, standup paddle boarding, volleyball, traveling, hiking, and journaling or reading in a favorite nature spot or coffee shop.

Shannon Morrill

Shannon Morrill MA, NCC, LPC has worked with diverse populations of all ages, from young children to teens to adults to seniors. She received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and her master’s degree in counseling from Northern Arizona University. Morrill’s training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, trauma solution focus and family systems has made her a passionate, dedicated and caring counselor.

Morrill enjoys volunteering with Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council, serving on the district and troop levels in different leadership roles. She is a CPR/First Aid instructor for the American Heart Association and an instructor for Wilderness and Remote First Aid.

Morrill was born and raised in Arizona. She is a proud mother of a 14-year-old son and six-year-old daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and close friends, camping, swimming, kayaking and the outdoors.

Andreia Arnold

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.

Learn more about Andreia and read patient reviews here.

Health Care Providers

Edmond Baker, MD
Medical Director, Equality Health

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.

Learn more about Dr. Baker and read patient reviews here.

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
Jordan Friedman

Jordan Friedman, LCSW

Jordan Friedman, a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. Before coming to Equality Health, Friedman served as an executive director of a Chicago area nonprofit. He currently works as a clinician and executive leader.

Friedman has provided counseling, given presentations and developed prevention-based programming for children, adults and families as a senior social worker at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He was also appointed an adjunct clinical faculty member at the University of Washington Master of Social Work program.

Friedman provides a strength-based approach to working with people. He believes that respecting and honoring the cultures, beliefs and life experiences of each patient greatly enhances their healing and recovery process.

Outside of work, Friedman enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons living in Chicago, Il and Austin, Texas.

Aaron Tibbs

Aaron Tibbs holds a master’s degree in psychology from Purdue University and has over four years of experience in addiction and clinical complex case management. Prior to joining Equality Health and working in the behavioral health sector, Tibbs served four years in the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska on the Bering Sea and the Great Lakes in the Midwest.

Tibbs provides a wholistic approach toward patient-centered treatment which ensures that barriers to care are breached by promoting equal service to all. His passion to help others stems from the desire to increase each patient’s well-being and shift negative thinking toward the patient’s progression.

When not concentrated on behavioral health, Tibbs enjoys traveling, hiking, running and watching sports. Most recently, Tibbs lived in San Diego for two years, but he has hometown roots embedded in Atlanta. Go Falcons!

Teri Nelson

Teri Nelson, a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, holds a Master’s of Education degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. Nelson has been licensed in Florida, Colorado and Arizona.

Nelson enjoys working with various cultures and communities. She has worked with children and families, adults with substance use disorders and most recently at a walk-in crisis center. This level of experience has given her the skills to work with children, families and individuals with mental health and substance use needs using a nonjudgmental, client-centered and solution-focused approach to help clients navigate their needs and goals.

Nelson enjoys the outdoors and staying active with her husband and two teenage daughters. Some favorite hobbies include playing with her dog, standup paddle boarding, volleyball, traveling, hiking, and journaling or reading in a favorite nature spot or coffee shop.

Shannon Morrill

Shannon Morrill MA, NCC, LPC has worked with diverse populations of all ages, from young children to teens to adults to seniors. She received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and her master’s degree in counseling from Northern Arizona University. Morrill’s training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, trauma solution focus and family systems has made her a passionate, dedicated and caring counselor.

Morrill enjoys volunteering with Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council, serving on the district and troop levels in different leadership roles. She is a CPR/First Aid instructor for the American Heart Association and an instructor for Wilderness and Remote First Aid.

Morrill was born and raised in Arizona. She is a proud mother of a 14-year-old son and six-year-old daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and close friends, camping, swimming, kayaking and the outdoors.

Pain Management
Andreia Arnold

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.

Learn more about Andreia and read patient reviews here.