Meet our Team

Rick Brian Stevens, MD. Phd

Rick Brian Stevens, MD, PhD, FACS, FAST

Kidney Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Rick Brian Stevens is a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and the Division of Transplantation at the University of Florida. He is the Primary Surgeon and Director of the newly affiliated kidney transplant program with Sacred Heart Health System.

Douglas Scott Keith

Douglas Scott Keith, MD, FAST

Transplant Nephrologist 

Dr. Douglas Scott Keith is the Medical Director of the Sacred Heart Kidney Transplant Program. He has published numerous research articles in kidney transplantation and chronic kidney disease in peer reviewed journals during his career. 


Transplant Program Coordinator

Nicole Clem manages the kidney transplant program for Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola. She is board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization, the National Kidney Foundation Council of Advanced Practitioners, and is a proud Veteran.

Debbra Maddux, MSW, LCSW

Social Worker

Debbra has worked with various disadvantaged populations in the past 25 years, most recently with renal patients while working with Fresenius Medical Care. She worked at several of FMC’s Panhandle area units as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Jennifer Lay, NCMA

Transplant Medical Assistant

Jennifer Lay spent 5 years working for Renalus, Center for Kidney Care before coming to the Kidney Transplant Center at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola.

Joe Brown

Patient Safety Management

Holding a Master of Aeronautical Science Degree specializing in safety and operations management, Joe has successfully lead several high-profile healthcare projects.

Jonelle A. Demery

Financial Coordinator

Jonelle spent over 10 years in the corporate banking sector. As the Financial Coordinator, Jonelle provides accurate financial information to the patients and their families, and ensures no patient suffers unnecessary financial hardships.

Sacred Heart Health System and University of Florida Health are collaborating through the University’s Division of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine.