Mark Elford | OB/GYN

Mark Eldore, M.D.

Board Certified in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility | OB/GYN

Dr. Eldore was born in Spokane, Washington. Married 27 years to his high school sweetheart, Dr. Eldore and his wife have four children ranging in age from teenage to early twenties.

Dr. Eldore graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in 1995. Afterwards, he and his family moved to Temple, Texas to complete his residency training program at Scott and White Hospital until 1999. He spent the next 4 years practicing Ob/Gyn for the United States Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. His desire to return to Texas brought him to Athens where he planted roots, lived, and has owned and operated Athens Women's & Children's Center for the last 11 years.

Dr. Eldore has also had an increasing interest and involvement in aesthetic treatment. In 2006, he began serving as medical director for a local aesthetics practice, owned by Julie Harrell LE, CLT and implemented Botox and Juvederm. In 2009, Dr. Eldore and Ms. Harrell opened Ageless Image, a medical spa in Athens.

Stephanie Harber | Nurse Practitioner

Kaylie A. Eldore-Temporal


Kaylie Eldore-Temporal was born in Washington State and spent the next several years moving throughout the U.S. for her father’s medical education and training. Kaylie moved with her family to Athens in 2003. She attended the University of Texas at Tyler and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After graduation, Kaylie was accepted into the Texas Tech University Physician Assistant program where she received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

Kaylie and her husband are very excited to be a part of the local community.

A newer member of the Athens Women’s and Children’s Center, Kaylie has always had an interest in working in women’s health. “I understand how nervous female patients can be when they have to visit their doctor or health care provider about ‘female issues’. My goal is to help ease that anxiety as much as I can while helping patients with their health concerns, questions, and wellness.” She is excited to be back and working in an area that has special memories for her.

Melissa Quick

Melissa Garrett

Family Nurse Practitioner | RN, FNP-C

Melissa is a lifelong resident of East Texas who grew up in Palestine. She attended Trinity Valley Community College in Palestine and then continued her studies at the University of Texas at Tyler, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After graduation, she worked as a Registered Nurse at East Texas Medical Center in Athens for five years on the pediatric and surgical units. While working, she was also attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing degree with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization. Since graduation in 2008, she has been happily employed at Athens Women's and Children's Center.

Jennifer Harwell, RN, RNP-C

Jennifer Harwell

Jennifer Harwell, RN, FNP-C

Jennifer Harwell is originally from a small town in Central Texas. Because she has always wished to be a part of the medical field, she attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then worked as an emergency room nurse in Waco for 7 years. While working as a nurse, Jennifer pursued her Master of Science in Nursing degree with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization through Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. Jennifer, her husband Eric, 6 year old son Braden, and 4 year old daughter, Cailey have moved to the Athens area and are very excited to become a part of such an amazing community.

Jessica Cochrane, PNP-BC

Jessica Cochrane

Jessica Cochrane, PNP-BC

Jessica Cochrane was born and raised in Tyler, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Tyler to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  Working at Trinity Mother Frances Health System as a Nurse Extern, while earning her BSN, she realized her passion in working with pediatric patients. Following graduation from UT Tyler in 2007, Jessica worked first at Children's Medical Center Dallas and then Cook Children's Medical Center of Fort Worth on a busy Surgical/Endocrine Floor.  

Jessica met her husband, a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy, then stationed at NASJRB Fort Worth. While working at Cook, Jessica also attended the University of Texas at Arlington to obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing and became a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Fall of 2012. Upon graduating from UTA, she accepted a position at Cook Children's Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic until she and her husband were assigned a permanent change of station to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. She completed a short term Locum Tenens assignment while transitioning to North Carolina, followed by accepting a position at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Pediatric Clinic in 2014.

After an honorable separation from military service, Jessica, her husband, and infant son are thrilled to return home to East Texas. She enjoys cooking, crafts, music and is excited to become a part of the team at Athens Women's and Children's Center.

Vicki Allen | Ob/Gyn Sonographer

Vicki Allen

Vicki Allen, Ob/Gyn Sonographer

Vicki Allen has been a registered Ob/Gyn Sonographer since 1990. She grew up in Lubbock, Texas and then moved to Midland, Texas where she received her training in sonography. She and her husband recently relocated to this area from Arlington, Texas where she worked for 4 years for a Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic. For the past 6 years, she has worked for an Ob/Gyn office in Mansfield, Texas. Vicki and her husband have four children and four grandchildren.

"I love being an OB sonographer and watching the excitement of our patients and their families as they see their new little baby for the first time. I am looking forward to meeting the patients of Athens Womens and Childrens Center and I am so happy to have the opportunity to work for this office."