About Our Team
Gina L. Pritchard, MSN, RN, CNS, ACNP, DNPc
Nurse Practioner, Founder and Director of The Prevent Clinic
As the primary nurse practitioner for The Prevent! Clinic, Gina Pritchard operates with a sense of constant process improvement to improve the quality of the lives and health of her Prevent clients. Gina is impassioned to support others to live their most beneficial lives. Heart attacks and strokes are NOT an inevitable part of life and Gina Pritchard is experienced in helping families and individuals in avoiding and eliminating their devastating effects. Her vision for others to have good health so they are able to participate in the important aspects of everyday life is what fuels her drive. Gina started her nursing career at Baylor University Medical Center as a Clinical Nurse and then went on to found and run Gina Lou Pritchard ACNP, PLLC where she honed and perfected her skills as a heart attack and stroke prevention expert. Certified in the BaleDoneen Method®, Gina travels and speaks as an advocate for early detection and prevention of heart disease, educating people everywhere on the importance of heart health.
Sharlene Dean, MSCCJ, NRCMA, EMT
Practice Manager, Care Coordinator
As practice manager for The Prevent! Clinic, Sharlene manages the clinical support team, care coordination, and clinical operations. Sharlene graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice and further advanced her professional development through the Disney University. Her application of Disney’s best practices and passion for heart health creates an innovative and refreshing experience for our patients. Sharlene’s career includes emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, endocrinology, integrative and preventive care. She has worked in the roles of certified medical assistant, phlebotomist, emergency medical technician, and practice manager.