About Novus

At NOVUS Health, we are working to improve the health and well-being of every individual in our community. We believe everyone should have access to safe, comprehensive, trauma-informed care.

Healthier Living Starts with Us!

Our mission is to improve the quality of life and advocate for the health and well being of all individuals in our community through the delivery of primary, holistic, and preventative care coupled with supportive services.

We provide comprehensive, trauma-informed care and prevention services in a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment.

Executive Leadership

Dale R. Wrigley


chief executive officer

Dale’s background is in healthcare leadership, program design and operational management. He believes that everyone should have a voice and choice in the care they receive. He says, “Through the development of public and private partnerships we can expand healthcare access and together eliminate barriers to care. Focused on delivering quality healthcare services that meet individuals where they are, I look forward to building a healthcare system that is expansive in scope, provides choice in the delivery of services and leaves no one behind.”

Paula Upshaw, BSHIM, LPN


Director of Clinical Quality Management,

Medical Records, and Clinical Audits

Paula started at NOVUS Health in July 2022 as the Health Informatics Specialist. She began her nursing career working with pediatric patients and then in 2013, she began working and serving People Living with HIV (PLWH) in one of the largest Ryan White Part B clinics in the state of Georgia. During that time, she moved from patient care into administration where she focused on quality management. She served on the statewide Quality Management Team for Ryan White Part B and completed the Georgia Department of Public Health Leadership Program through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.

As the Director of Quality Management, she serves as the lead data analyst and provides staff with important database training and updates. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, American Health Information Management Association, National Association for Healthcare Quality, and American Medical Informatics Association. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from Western Governor’s University and is an LPN graduate of Southern Crescent Technical College.

Phillip W. Johnson


director of change management & diversity

Interim Compliance Officer

Phillip’s history of community engagement, and nonprofit management offers a unique perspective to NOVUS Health. He understands that nonprofits have opportunities to be vanguards in the efforts to promote justice, equity, and diversity across all spectrums of society. He is aligned with the organization’s mission and will work diligently to support it.

Amanda Williams, PhD


Director of Outreach & Support Services

Amanda’s background is in Counseling Psychology, specializing in Health Psychology, including experience in Integrated Primary Care and Pain Management. Her dedication to diversity and social justice began during her training at Ball State University where she participated in the Diversity Institute (now known as the Office of Inclusive Excellence). Before joining NOVUS Health, Amanda worked for Williams and Associates (a local partner of NOVUS Health committed to addressing minority health disparities) as a Ryan White Case Manager where she helped people living with HIV connect to care. She is excited to continue working towards making healthcare accessible to all, especially underserved communities.

Sarah Marchant


Communications Manager

Sarah has a background in nonprofit administration and internet marketing. She received her bachelor’s in Communications from Hannibal-LaGrange University, and her master’s in Nutrition & Human Performance from Logan University.

Dionne Boyd


Executive Assistant

Dionne is an administration assistant who collaborates with Executive Leadership to make sure all things NOVUS Health work and come together. Dionne has been involved in the healthcare field for at least 15 years, since her college days. & of those years, has held roles in customer service and administration assistant spaces . She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management from the illustrious Harris-Stowe State University. She is dedicated to showing empathy and compassion, which is vital, & being a beacon of light in all healthcare entities.

Looking for a Career in Healthcare?

NOVUS Health consider our employees as our greatest asset and reward all to best of our ability. We value EVERYONE! NOVUS Health values, diversity, inclusion, compassion, and integrity. NOVUS
Health is seeking individuals who support our mission; those that embrace the philosophy of providing world class holistic health care to all without barriers.

Our comprehensive benefit employee package includes the following:

100% company paid health benefits
401(k) matching
Non-elect retirement funds
Identity protection
Life insurance
Accidental insurance
Short-term disability insurance
Long-term disability insurance
Career advancement
Educational support
Employee perks and discounts
Other miscellaneous benefits

NOVUS Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Learn more on our Careers page.