FCRHC is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction opioid and substance use. FCRHC collaborates with an expansive network throughout health care.

Dr. Jean Latortue, M.D., MPH, Family Physician, Medical Director

Dr. Jean LatortueDr. Jean Latortue is a family medicine physician whose legacy began in 2007 serving communities in Northeast Texas. His patient and compassionate bedside manners have earned him many awards and accolades throughout the years. As Medical Director of the Franklin County Rural Health Clinic (FCRHC) and Franklin County Health Commissioner, he is making great strides in offering different services to the communities he services.

In 2019, he was awarded the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for Opioid Use Disorder for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of Opioid and Substance Use Disorders.

The Opioid Use Disorder initiative, called FCRHC Heal and Recovery Program, offers a multidisciplinary team consisting of a Physician, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Medical Aids and referrals to Psychiatrists and inpatient specialty services when needed.

"Patients come to us, and they are pleased, so they send their family members and friends too."

As medical director of Franklin County Rural Health Clinic, he is making great strides in offering different services to the community "I want Franklin County residents to have the best health care services possible that I can bring them."

So much responsibility might overwhelm some, but Dr. Latortue rises at 5 each morning with a can-do attitude. "Everyday is a blessing, as you rise up and looking forward in making a difference in people’s lives, and I enjoy every minute of it." "Some people have to search for their mission, but I feel like a lucky man to be doing what I wish for- to be in the right place with the right people doing the right job."

Experience & Education:

  • Franklin County Rural Health Clinic CEO 
  • Family Medicine Physician, FCFHC in Mount Vernon
  • Health Commissioner, Franklin County
  • Medical Director, Cypress Basin Hospice, Mount Pleasant
  • Chief Resident, Mid-Hudson Family Practice, Kingston, N.Y.
  • Doctor in Medicine, State University of Haiti, School of Medicine
  • Master of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico
  • Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program, Kingston, N.Y.(2004-2007)

Awards & Associations: Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Chief Resident Award, Mid-Hudson Family Practice residency program, 2007
  • Resident Teacher Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2007
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Award, 2012
  • Paul Harris Fellow Award, 2012
  • Man of the Year Award, 2014

Paul Hoffman, Program Manager, Principal Investigator

Develops evaluation measures and reporting requirements. Develop reporting and monitoring tools and instruments. Refine evaluation measures with input from staff members. Approve Evaluation Plan. Review Progress on meeting objectives and make appropriate adjustments. Identify staff and community members most appropriate to implement ongoing and new activities.

Beverly Austin, Project Director

Recruit, develop and implement training curriculum for staff team, develop and implement new clinical workflows, coordinate with partner organizations for community outreach and referrals, develop reporting and evaluation components, develop processes for sustaining MAT, develop processes to disseminate information about MAT services, develop processes for engaging with target rural population, develop processes to coordinate with other SUD/OUD initiatives, Initiate MAT services, establish FCRHC as a NHSCs approved loan repayment site, recruit and retain NHSC physicians and licensed Professional Counselors, review progress on meeting objectives, revise and update activities as required.

Beverly is married with four children and three grandchildren. Loves learning, reading, traveling and the rural and wide open spaces of East Texas.

Contact Beverly at 903-305-2277

Lynzie Henry, MSN, FNP-BC

Lynzie Henry Lynzie Henry is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages.

Lynzie Henry, MSN, FNP-BC was born and raised in East Texas. She graduated top in her class from Northeast Texas Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2003. Lynzie earned both her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Texas in Tyler, TX. She received extensive training at surrounding healthcare centers and varying private practices throughout East Texas. Her clinical work experience as a Registered Nurse includes intensive care, emergency, cardiology, surgery and management.

She thoroughly enjoys working with her patients and delivering the very best care possible to help them maintain good health. Lynzie believes that empowering her patients to be active participants in their own healthcare can lead to patients achieving their health goals. Lynzie focuses on disease prevention through health promotion. She emphasizes lifestyle modifications to enhance her patients’ overall quality of life.

Lynzie is married and has 2 children. She enjoys outdoors, crafts, gardening, and travelling with her family.

Jennifer McDaniel, MA, LPC, NCC

I have a master’s degree in Counseling from Webster University (2013) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. My education background also includes a Bachelors degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, A master's in Psychology from University of Phoenix and Certificate in Gerontology from Webster University. Since completing my education I have worked in numerous settings to include inpatient, outpatient, rural communities and military. I have worked with individuals, couples, groups and children. I spent two years in a inpatient setting working with those recovering from PTSD and Substance use disorders. Following that experience I had the privilege of working as an early childhood clinician serving children in schools, their homes and child care centers. In the past three years I have worked with military and military families providing services addressing issues such as depression, parenting, self-esteem issues, change of life, relationship issues, domestic violence and anxiety.

My goal as a clinician is to help provide insight and strategies to aide in positive and motivational change to help reach a desired outcome. I also like to provide tools when needed that can be utilized to aide in the process when away from session. I am hear to support you but also challenge you along the path to healing and growth.

Elizabeth Lopez, Licensed Vocational Nurse

My name is Elizabeth Lopez, Clinic Manager and LVN of Franklin County Rural Health Clinic. I have been working with Dr. Jean Latortue for 8 years. I am here to help you in the recovery process thru our HAZMAT program and provide all the necessary resources for you to accomplish your goal. Through this recovery process, you will improve your well-being and reach your full potential.

Brenda Castro, Medical Assistant

My name is Brenda, I have been working for Franklin Country Rural Health Clinic since 2017. I manage the phone calls that you will receive as well as conducting the financial aid program. I provide any information that may be needed for you. I am a medical assistant under the license of Dr Jean Latortue and partake in the assessment and evaluation on your initial and follow up visits. My beliefs are to help the patient in need to succeed in their future goals throughout this Opioid Program that started in December 2019.

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