About Us

Committed to Increasing Access to Child Healthcare Since 1971

Our Founder


Margaret B. Shipley, MD

The Shipley Child Health Clinic, led by Dr. Margaret Shipley, began in 1971 as a pilot project of the Junior League to provide healthcare to underserved children.

Sadly, Dr. Shipley passed away on November 14, 2007. The legacy of her mission shall remain as a celebration of her life for many years to come, or as long as children’s healthcare services are needed.

For those of you who knew Margaret, you would remember that she was a humble woman who...

Our History

In May 1971 the United Health Foundation and the Junior League of Canton opened the Well Baby Clinic -- a multi‑location healthcare service providing immunizations, physical and well-baby care to low-income families. From this beginning, the Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic was formed to provide services to children whose families could not afford basic healthcare.

In May 1972, the administrative responsibility for the Clinic was delegated to the Visiting Nurse Society of Stark County, Inc., and the Well Baby Clinic was centralized in one location at 711 Second Street NE. The Clinic was relocated to our current site, 919 Second Street NE, the following year.

The Visiting Nurse Society of Stark County, Inc., began in 1898 under the charitable auspices of what would eventually become the Children's Aid Society. The Visiting Nurse Society provided administrative support, as well as the guidance and accountability to the Board of Trustees.

Over the years, numerous agencies and corporations donated time, money, and services to the Clinic. Dr. Margaret B, Shipley served the Clinic as the volunteer Medical Director for many years.

In 1979, she retired from practice to devote more time to her home and family. In honor of her years of dedicated service, the Well Baby Clinic was renamed the Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic.

In 1996, the Visiting Nurse Society of Stark County, Inc., merged its home health division with the Sisters of St. Augustine/Columbia Healthcare Corporation partnership. The Board of Trustees chose to continue the tradition of a nonprofit healthcare provision to patients and families by retaining and incorporating the Clinic into the Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic.

Today, the Clinic continues to provide well, sick and mental healthcare to over 6,500 children not only in Stark County, but Summit, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Columbiana, Wayne, Jefferson, Lorain, Lucas, Harrison, Mahoning and Guernsey counties. Our patients stem from 53 unique zip codes. Our care in unique.



Our Clinic knows no boundaries--geographic nor economic.

Shipley Staff

Amy Weisbrod - Executive Director
Dr. Jordan Hoerr - Pediatrician
Stacie Huff - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner &  Mental Health Specialist
Ruth Mangus - Office Manager
Amber Lemasters- LPN
Denise Nelson - Medical Assistant

Alanna Riesen - Care Coordinator
Mechele Huprich - Medical Receptionist

Proudly born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Amy Weisbrod has dedicated her career and heart to the nonprofit sector with the passion of helping our neighbors in need. Amy brings over 20 years of experience in various roles such as a college tutor, a case manager for justice-involved youth in Cleveland and in the Dayton area as a residential counselor to developing her business and personnel management skills while leading the Stark County Hunger Task Force, The Foundation for Community Betterment and a few for-profit, side businesses.  Prior to joining the Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic, Amy was the director of donor relations at the Stark Community Foundation.

In her spare time and when not supporting her two teenage children, you will find her in the kitchen working up delicious, healthy recipes, tending to her gardens, working out (even teaching Tabata at the North Canton YMCA) and in various volunteer roles in our community. Amy brings a dynamic, team-oriented leadership style, caring personality and proven business acumen.  

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Dr. Jordan Hoerr, MD grew up in the Midwest and attended a small liberal arts college in Indiana. He attended medical school in Chicago and moved to Ohio for his residency in Cleveland at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Dr. Hoerr chose primary pediatric care because he had a great pediatrician himself growing up (Dr. Halperin).

Jordan has interests in mental health, legislative advocacy, public health education, research, and travel. Outside of medicine, he prefers to run or bike to stay healthy, though insists he will never run a marathon because, as he likes to remind people, the runner who inspired the race, Pheidippides, died after he finished running. Jordan looks forward to the day when the pandemic won’t make travel so uncertain, as he has spent time in Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, China, and South Korea. He likes to read and is trying to keep plants alive at home.


Stacie Huff, APRN-CNP, PMHS is a pediatric nurse practitioner who joined the staff in March 2012. She studied nursing at Kent State University and the University of Akron where she received a master's degree in child and adolescent health. Stacie has been a certified, registered nurse practitioner since 2003 and is a member and fellow of several professional organizations at the local and national levels.

Stacie is also a board-certified pediatric mental health specialist who completed a mental health fellowship through Arizona State University and the National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners. She enjoys the challenge of treating children with mental health disparities and behavioral issues. Stacie and her husband, Dr. Kevin Huff, DDS, reside in Dover with their beautiful daughter, Kamdyn.

Board of Trustees

President: A. Jim Rossi III, Rossi Funeral Home
Vice President: John L. Feucht, MBA, RPH, Vice President, Pharmacy and Respiratory Services, Summa Health
Treasurer: Matt Stewart, Vice President Finance, Aultman Health Foundation
Ex-Officio: Amy Weisbrod, Executive Director, Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic

Karen Coughlin: MSN, Retired Administrative Director, Cancer Services, Mercy Medical Center
Allison Oprandi: MD, Integrated Health Collaborative President & CEO, Aultman Health Foundation
Joanne Paulino-Peppard: Esq, Paulino Law
Michael C. Hearn: M.Ed., Director Curriculum, Fairless Local Schools
Elaine M. Campbell: Director, Mercy Development Foundation