Medical Director Luke Johnsen, DO completed his residency in Family Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital and continued his profession at multiple medical sites & hospitals such as Johns Hopkins where he worked in the Division of Infectious Diseases for 11 years. As part of the METRO family, Dr. Johnsen serves the community as the Medical Director. Throughout his time Dr. Johnsen had the privilege of being a co-author to multiple papers on PrEP and Public Health which opened the doors for him to present and train other healthcare providers in the area of Sexually Transmitted Infections, Transgender care and more, both nationally and overseas. On his time off he enjoys sailing on the seas, riding motorcycles and working on many unfinished projects in his garage.
Cynthia Sleppy, ARNP came to METRO with 25 years of medical experience. Many of those years were devoted to critical care which included NICU, Cardiac Progressive Care, GI, and bedside Intensive Care. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Mount Carmel Nursing School in Columbus, Ohio, and later graduated from Otterbein University in 2010. She has been an ARNP for nine years specializing in adult care. Since graduating, she worked as a Hepatology/Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner at Ohio University. Her expertise involved treating Hepatitis B, C, and co-infected patients with HIV. She has provided care for chronic liver failure and general gastroenterology patients. While at Ohio State University, she was on the Liver Transplant Committee and practiced Telemedicine for the Ohio Correctional Institution. She is married, has four children, seven grandchildren, and loves spending time with her family. Though she enjoys all outdoor sports, football is her passion. She also likes to fish, walk and run.
Clyde Moreland, MD is a family physician who has been practicing in the St. Petersburg area for the past 23 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1991 and completed his residency training in Family Medicine with the Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center’s Family Practice Residency Program in 1994. He has a special interest in and has practiced in both Urgent Care and Primary Care. In his spare time, Dr. Moreland enjoys singing with One City Chorus, playing piano, composing music, and the performing arts.
Elisa Dupuis, ARNP is an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated in 2016 from Johns Hopkins University with a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health. While at Johns Hopkins, she completed residency training in HIV Primary Care and Hepatitis C management. She was awarded the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Award, offering additional expert training in Hepatology Practice. Currently, at Metro Inclusive Health, she specializes in PrEP, nPEP, Transgender Care, Sexual Health, and Primary Care for patients aged 16+ year and older. Outside of work, Elisa can be found enjoying Tampa Bay’s beautiful beaches, biking around town, or whipping up an unnecessarily complicated recipe at home.
Michael Abner, ARNP received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tampa in 2010. Shortly after, he began his career at Tampa General Hospital as an RN in the Oncology Unit and later became a Palliative Care RN where he worked with terminally ill cancer patients and their families. In June of 2017, he graduated from Chamberlin University with a Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus. Later, in August of 2017, Michael passed his initial state boards and became an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and joined the METRO family shortly after. He feels very privileged to be able to continually learn amongst such a diverse and amazingly talented and educated group of people! He enjoys spending time with his husband and 2 dogs, Pablo and Roman who, according to Michael, are not spoiled and do not have him wrapped around their paws.
Katie Hagen, LCSW, CSAC earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater before beginning her career working with children and families. Later completing her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she has become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Wisconsin and Florida and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Wisconsin. Her focus and passion has always connected to working with children and families with further experience and training with Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) as a therapist, supervisor, and trainer.