About Us

Northeast Pediatric Associates

Northeast Pediatric Associates is dedicated to providing quality medical care with specific emphasis on preventative health care through regular physical examinations, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, and parent education and guidance.

Every member of our staff is committed to children and their families. Our standard is to provide consistent high quality services at all levels of care.

Our Team

Ike W. Pauli Jr., M.D., FAAP

Ike W. Pauli Jr., M.D., FAAP

President/CEO NEPA


Stone Oak location
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio - Class of 1994
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 1997
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Married, one child

Dr. Pauli spends most of his time with his three greatest loves; his faith, his family, and his pediatric practice. He has been married for nearly 3 decades to the love of his life Vicki and has an amazing daughter, Paisley, who is currently attending UIW School of Medicine. He devotes a great deal of time to his church, Cornerstone, with their international television ministry for over 30 years, medical director and school board president for Cornerstone Christian School, and co-director of their mobile medical unit. He has won hundreds of awards in local and state competitions in bowling, enjoys spending his spare time in woodworking, target shooting, riding roller coasters, fishing, traveling, and just spending time with his family. He is currently the President and CEO for NEPA.

Linda F. Howelton, M.D., FAAP

Linda F. Howelton, M.D., FAAP


Stone Oak location
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston - Class of 1982
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 1988
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Married, two children

Dr. Howelton assists her husband Pastor Russell Howelton with the ministry at Skybridge Community Church, where she is also Outreach Ministry Coordinator and active in the women's ministry. She is a member and past president of the San Antonio chapter of Jack and Jill of America, a group that promotes civic, educational, cultural and social activities for mothers and children.

Frederick T. Rhame, M.D.

Frederick T. Rhame, M.D.


Village Drive location
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio - Class of 1974
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 1981
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Married, four children

Dr. Rhame skis, plays tennis, scuba dives and has even been bungee jumping (twice!). He enjoys spending time with his children and reading. He is active in BexarPac and supports his wife Judge Laura Parker who works as a District Court Judge in the Impact Court.

E. Brooks Hagee, M.D.

E. Brooks Hagee, M.D.


Village Drive location
James H. Quillen College of Medicine Johnson City, Tennessee - Class of 2001
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2005
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Married, two children

Dr. Hagee is married with two children. Dr. Hagee loves her job but lives for weekends with her family where you might find them at the coast, the lake, the tennis courts, or the golf course. She loves pediatrics because of the relationships developed with families through the education, counseling, and advocating for their children.

Laura L. Lindner, M.D., FAAP

Laura L. Lindner, M.D., FAAP


Village Drive location
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio - Class of 2006
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2009
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Blended Family, five children

Dr. Lindner was widowed and now has a beautiful blended family with five children. As a family, they enjoy riding horses, camping, hiking and being in the outdoors. Dr. Lindner also loves to travel and experience different cultures. On her days off, you will often find her running errands around town and running kids to their various activities. She enjoys being in the kitchen and educating families about healthy meal choices for their homes.

Dionne A. Franco, M.D., FAAP

Dionne A. Franco, M.D., FAAP


Village Drive location
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio - Class of 2007
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2010
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Married, four children

Dr. Franco is a mom to 4 beautiful children, granting her with supersonic hearing, an intense fear of quiet, an apparent love of sleep deprivation and the skill to walk away from a sleeping baby like a ninja. When she's not chasing around the kids or her pug, she enjoys reading fiction novels, designing photo albums, road tripping and crafts. She delights in fostering long-term relationships with families. Her professional interests are breastfeeding, newborn care, preventive care and behavioral disorders.

Sarah A. Stafford, M.D., FAAP

Sarah A. Stafford, M.D., FAAP


Schertz location
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Class of 2010
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2013
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics

When not at work, Dr. Stafford enjoys reading and a good game of volleyball with friends. Her hobbies include swimming and hiking with her dog, Samwise. Her professional interests include childhood obesity and working with first time parents.

Robert B. Trimble, M.D., FAAP

Robert B. Trimble, M.D., FAAP


Schertz Location
Texas Tech University School of Medicine - Class of 2011
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2014
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Married, two children

Dr. Trimble enjoys spending time with his family and friends, at church, and with his three dogs. He enjoys teaching and his areas of interest include nutrition, safety in youth sports, and special healthcare needs.

Amanda C. Reyburn, DO, FAAP

Amanda C. Reyburn, DO, FAAP


Stone Oak Location
University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine - Class of 2008
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2014
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Divorced, two children

Dr. Reyburn enjoys spending time with her two highly energetic daughters and Miniature Schnauzer, Dodger. Her favorite children's activities are puzzles, coloring, and singing silly songs. When not with her kids, she enjoys watching movies, traveling to new places, cooking, and reading. Her professional interests include newborn care, working with first time parents, and asthma education.

Marilyn A. Brown, M.D., FAAP

Marilyn A. Brown, M.D., FAAP


Stone Oak location
Meharry Medical College - Class of 1996
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2015
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Married, three children

Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, attending sporting events and watching good movies.

Gina L. Keim, P.A.-C, MPA-S

Gina L. Keim, P.A.-C, MPA-S


Stone Oak location
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas - Class of 1998
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 1999
Certified - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Married, two children

Gina is a busy mom to two active boys. She enjoys watching her oldest son perform with his high school marching band and keeping up with her youngest's busy schedule. Her husband is a teacher and finishing up his Masters degree in Education Administration. She loves a good book on the beach and movie night with the family.

Dawn Dabbs, RN, CPNP

Dawn Dabbs, RN, CPNP


Schertz location
University of North Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas - Class of 2012
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner University of the Incarnate Word (BSN) - Class of 1991
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2012
Married, two children

Dawn enjoys spending time with family and friends and is actively involved with her church, including work with children's ministry. She currently serves on the board for the local chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Dawn's interests include photography and travel, especially to the mountains. She enjoys caring for children and families with a focus on developing healthy lifestyles through good nutrition and physical activity.

Anu Thomas, DO

Anu Thomas, DO


Schertz Location
University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine-Class of 2014
Engaged

Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with her family, cooking with her mom, shopping with her sisters, watching sci-fi marathons with her fiancé, traveling to new places, and exploring new cuisines.

Lise Jamison, RN, CPNP

Lise Jamison, RN, CPNP


Stone Oak Location
Texas Tech University Masters of Nursing 2015
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Married, 2 children

Lise enjoys spending time with her family, reading, scuba diving and going to Texas Aggie football games. In addition, she currently serves on the board for the South Texas Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Selina Nanna, RN, CPNP

Selina Nanna, RN, CPNP


Village Drive Location
St. Mary’s University BA (Biology) Class of 2005
University of Texas Health Science Center (BSN) Class of 2008
University of Texas Health Science Center (MSN) Class of 2013
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Selina enjoys spending time with her husband and their Little Beagle named Snoopy. She spends the majority of her weekends watching HGTV for inspiration, bike riding and swimming. She hopes to run a marathon this year. Selina also loves creating and trying healthy cooking and baking recipes. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is dedicated to helping parents create healthier lives for their children.

Sarah E. Carr, M.D.

Sarah E. Carr, M.D.


Village Drive location
St. Louis University School of Medicine- Class of 2014
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 2018
Board Certified- American Board of Pediatrics
Married, one child

Dr. Carr recently moved to San Antonio to follow her husband in the Air Force. She and her husband currently have one bossy toddler that keep them busy. In her free time, Dr.Carr enjoys running, hiking, finding the best playgrounds, and exploring everything Texas. Her professional interests include children with special needs, breastfeeding, and child advocacy.

Rene M. Ornes, M.D.

Rene M. Ornes, M.D.

Founding Partner
Retired


Village Drive location
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas - Class of 1976
Northeast Pediatric Associates, P.A. - 1979
Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
Married, three children

In 1978 Dr. Ornes undertook the arduous task of opening a new pediatric practice. His vision over 30 years ago was to provide the best quality and compassionate care for children and families of the San Antonio area. What started has a small single site practice with only a few physicians, has grown into one of the largest pediatric practices in San Antonio.

In 2017 Dr. Rene M. Ornes, M.D. decided it was time for him to take a step back from practice medicine and move on to the new season of retirement effective June 2017. Northeast Pediatric Associates began as a vision and dream, is now a successful pediatric facility that continues to practice medicine with the very same mission and values. Providing the best quality and compassionate care for the children and families of the San Antonio and Schertz areas.