Our Medical Providers

Wayne Bierbaum, MD

Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
Location: West River and Shady Side

Dr. Bierbaum has been practicing medicine since 1982 and has been with Bay Community Health since 1989. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and earned degrees from Vanderbilt University and University of Miami. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University’s Roger William Hospital. Dr. Bierbaum has privileges at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Jonathan Hennessee, DO

Family Medicine for Adults and Children
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Location: West River and Shady Side

Dr. Hennessee is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a National Health Service Corps Scholar. He completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona California in 2010. Dr. Hennessee treats patients of all ages. He incorporates office based procedures, preventative medicine and principals of Osteopathy into the care he provides his patients.

Thomas Sheesley, DO

Family Medicine for Adults and Children
Location: West River and Shady Side

Dr. Sheesley joined Bay Community Health in July 2015. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a National Health Service Corps Scholar. Dr. Sheesley completed Medical School at the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME. Dr. Sheesley treats patients of all ages and has privileges at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Harvey Steinfeld, MD

Family Medicine
Location: Shady Side

As of August 31, 2019, Dr. Steinfeld retired after more than 54 years of practice. Dr. Steinfeld graduated from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1965. He has been an asset to the Shady Side community and its surrounding areas for decades. After more than 54 years of practice, Dr. Steinfeld retired as of August 31, 2019.

William Jones, MD

Family Medicine
Location: Shady Side

As of August 31, 2019, Dr. Jones separated from Bay Community Health after more than 20 years. Dr. Jones earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center and specializes in family medicine and pathology. He has been a valued physician in Shady Side for many years. 

Nancy Bryant, RN, BSN, MSN, MPA, CRNP

Family Medicine for Adults and Children
Location: West River

Nancy Bryant has been practicing medicine since 1977 and has been with Bay Community Health since 2000. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner earning her degrees from The Catholic University of America and Georgetown University. Nancy treats patients of all ages with a special interest in pediatrics.

Ann Hendon, PA-C

Family Medicine
Location: West River

Ann Hendon joined Bay Community Health in October 2013. She is a graduate of Anne Arundel Community College’s Physician Assistant program and obtained her Master of Medical Science degree from St. Francis University in 2008. She was previously at Medstar Harbor Hospital’s Department of Surgery where she was practicing in general surgery and several multidisciplinary surgical subspecialties. Prior to this, she worked as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist for 20 years. Ann specializes in adolescents and adults.

Rebecca Roth, CRNP

Family Medicine for Adults and Children
Location: West River and Shady Side

Rebecca Roth joined Bay Community in November 2018. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her Nursing degree from Yale School of Nursing. Her clinical rotations included an FQHC, as well as neurology and pediatric care with special interest in diabetes management. She currently treats patients of all ages.

Our Behavioral Health Providers

Jana Raup, Ph.D., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Chief Behavioral Health Officer
Location: West River and Shady Side

Jana Raup has been a licensed, practicing mental health professional since 1988. She has worked with patients from the community and Bay Community Health (BCH) since 2002 and in 2013 was hired by BCH to develop the Behavioral Health program. Dr. Raup continues to serve as both Director of Behavioral Health and as a BCH therapist. She provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults and primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques. Her approach is very interactive with both therapist and client as active participants. Dr. Raup earned her doctorate in mental health counseling from the University of Florida and holds Masters Degrees from Towson University and The Johns Hopkins University. She also has advanced training in clinical counseling and therapy from Johns Hopkins and rehabilitation counseling from Ohio University.

Joy Goodie, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Location: West River

Ms. Goodie is a Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. Ms. Goodie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas and a Master’s Degree in Human Services from St. Edwards University. Ms. Goodie has been a provider at BCH since May of 2018. She was previously employed by The Johns Hopkins University as a Research Coordinator and a Psychiatric Therapist. Prior to her time at The Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Goodie provided school-based mental health and counseling services for at risk youth. Throughout her career, Ms. Goodie has also provided case management and advocacy services for the Ryan White population, evaluation services for juveniles, career counseling, case and care management and crisis intervention.

Barbara Ripani, LCSW-C

Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical
Location: West River

Ms. Ripani is a Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Masters of Clinical Social Work from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work. As a student intern with the Eating Disorders Program, Ms. Ripani provided individual and group psychotherapy to the students with a wide range of varying issues. Prior to joining BCH, Ms. Ripani has been a Psychotherapist for over 20 years. She has experience in various areas such as substance abuse, anxiety, mood disorders, and men’s issues. For the last 15 years Barbara has worked with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in assisting management and staff with a wide range of issues, including general mental health topics and work related issues such as work related stress for men and women, critical incident stress, and adjustment to work/life balance.

Narlie Bedney, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Location: West River and Shady Side

Ms. Bedney has been a provider at BCH since June of 2019. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and is National Board Certified. Prior to joining BCH, Ms. Bedney provided therapy to adolescents, adults, couples and families. Additionally, Ms. Bedney was a Crisis Services Manager where she provided emotional support and referral sources to survivors of sexual assault. Ms. Bedney is skilled in providing crisis interventions, substance abuse treatment planning and clinical assessments. As a current member of Postpartum Support International, Ms. Bedney holds a certification and specializes in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder.

Sharon Burrowes, MSN, CPN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Location: West River

Ms. Burrowes has been providing mental health services since 1993. She is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management. She has been a provider at BCH since March of 2019. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, performing psychiatric evaluations, medication management, providing mental health care in outpatient and emergency services, as well as client centered care and treatments. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Ramapo/University of Medicine and Dentistry and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, Ms. Burrowes has a wealth of experience with adults as well as adolescents in the field of mental health and psychiatric care.