Advanced Practice Providers

APP Tracks 

Our clinical leadership developed tracks for incoming and current advanced practice providers to support them at any stage of the individual’s career and provides an opportunity for a tailored experience. The tracks also ensure all patient populations (e.g., high risk patients) receive timely and high-quality care as one of JHCP's key priorities is value-based care. 

Characteristics Solo PCP Shared Panel Acute Care PCP Development
Description Standard primary care model APP and physicians work together to manage a defined panel, such as high-risk patients APPs are in the office or remote (virtual) to provide acute and on-demand primary care visits APP is paired with an experienced provider (physician or APP)>
JHCP Objective Grow a practice or fill a vacancy for standard primary care Fill needs of a population segment Provide acute access to prevent UC/ED use and improve patient experience Expand access for an at-capacity PCP while enabling continuous mentorship for a novice APP

Awards & Recognitions

The work of Advanced Practice Providers deserves to be recognized. See below a few featured awards and recognitions, including the annual JHCP Advanced Practice Provider of the Year award.

Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

The Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year award is given to the advanced practice provider who consistently achieves high standards in the practice of medicine and is looked upon as a role model by their peers. Read about the 2022 recipient: Julie El-Taher, C.R.N.P.  

Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards

Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Award recipients are nominated annually by their peers for their commitment to the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine and their consistent dedication to providing excellent patient care, in six categories.

sharp team

JHCP Academy of Clinical Excellence

The Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) recognizes and promotes clinical excellence among community-based providers. Read more about the academy

Innovative Programs with APP Leaders

Johns Hopkins Home-Based Medicine | Amy Kilen, C.R.N.P., & Michael Kingan, D.N.P.

Johns Hopkins Home-Based Medicine (JHOME) is a clinical delivery collaborative between Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. Its team-based primary care model cares for a panel of more than 360 patients who are homebound and home limited, combining the skillsets of geriatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, care managers and clinical support staff members.

JHOME team

Direct Primary Care | Carolyn Le, C.R.N.P., & Melody Nangle, C.R.N.P.

The JHCP Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice offers Johns Hopkins Health System employees an opportunity to connect with a primary care provider through extended hours and virtual services. The service’s three primary care providers, including two nurse practitioners, each manage a smaller patient panel, allowing the provider more time to meet with their patients and promote a personalized care experience to employees.

Small High Acuity/Risk Panel | Carol Dodson, C.R.N.P.

The Small High Acuity/Risk Panel program (SHARP) utilizes a multidisciplinary, team-based approach. The model features a nurse practitioner that works at the center of a pod of several primary care providers, supporting them in the management of each of their highest-risk patients.

SHARP team

Priority Access Primary Care

Priority Access Primary Care (PAPC) is an innovative primary care model that employs a small, “right-sized” panel approach to provide more comprehensive care to a select subset of medically complex Medicaid patients in East Baltimore. Patients have 24/7 direct phone access to their provider and behavioral health resources are embedded in the program.

Leadership, Research & Education

APPs across our organization lead and participate in research and education initiatives. See a few examples below of how APPs are transforming care at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and beyond.  


Judy Greengold, C.R.N.P. 

  • Director at Johns Hopkins Medicine Telemedicine Education Consortium 

Carolyn Le, C.R.N.P.

  • Co-Lead of the JHCP APP Strategy Group 

Melody Nangle, C.R.N.P.

  • JHCP Medical Director of Diversity and Inclusion 

Elisabeth Stephens, P.A.-C.

  • Director of Advanced Practice Providers, JHCP
  • Co-Lead of the JHCP APP Strategy Group 

Kimberly Zeren, C.R.N.P. 

  • Director of Operations for JHCP’s National Capital Region 
  • Leading new practice builds: Urbana and McLean 


Marianne Fingerhood, C.R.N.P.  

  • Development of an innovative curriculum-to-career transition program for nurse practitioners in primary care. Read more.
  • Measuring the contribution of clinical rotations to skills confidence in primary care NP students. Read more

Kimberly Zeren, C.R.N.P. 

  • Principal investigator in RN-run hypertension clinic study 
  • Co-investigator in Reducing Inequities in Care of Hypertension: Lifestyle Improvement for Everyone (RICH LIFE) Project.


Judy Greengold, C.R.N.P.

  • Speaker in the American College of Physicians Telemedicine 201 Education Program, “Bringing the Team to the Video Visit: Best Practices and Practical Solutions
  • Speaker at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2022 National Conference, “Telemedicine Toolbox: Practical Skills & Know-How to Improve Virtual Care” 
  • Faculty at JHU School of Medicine & Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence 

Kimberly Zeren, C.R.N.P. 

  • Faculty for The Ambulatory Management Program (AMP) from the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. AMP is a training program for practice management teams, specifically physician directors, nurse managers and clinic managers.

Many JHCP APPs also serve as preceptors, clinical instructors or adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, and surrounding colleges and universities. 

Relationships to Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Other:
    • Jill Crank, C.R.N.P.
      • Former advisory board member, MD AIDS Drugs Assistance Program 
    • Michael Kingan, C.R.N.P. 
      • Current member and former president, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board
      • Former president, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Greater Washington Area Chapter