Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Midway Specialty Care Center, a 501 c3 clinic organization, is run by a volunteer board of directors. We thank our dedicated board members: Judith Brooks, MD; Attorney Bonnie Brown, Prasad Chalasani, MD, FACP; patient representative Michael Higginbotham and Matthew Tochtenhagen.

Judith Brooks, MD

Judith Brooks MD recently joined our Board of Directors in 2019.

Dr. Brooks, a board certified Family Medicine Practitioner, is a graduate of the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey who completed her Family Medicine Internship and Residency Training at Morton Plant Hospital-University of South Florida, Clearwater, Florida. She subsequently pursued her fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

Her current University affiliations include Clinical Assistant Professor at NOVA Southeastern University College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine. She is also involved in the development of the St. Lucie Medical Center Family Medicine and Transitional Rotating Residency (TRI) Training Programs. Currently, Dr. Brooks is employed at Treasure Coast Hospice. Previously she held the position of Chief Medical Officer for Treasure Coast Community Health Centers in Vero Beach & Fellsmere Florida.

Dr. Brooks has over twenty years’ experience working with HIV, she was very engaged in HIV research during her undergraduate and graduate studies and in 1996 participated in HIV research at Makerere University in Uganda through the World AIDS Foundation and Fogarty International Center/NIH Program.

In addition to her myriad duties, Dr. Brooks enjoys giving back to her community. She is currently a volunteer physician with The International American Medical Mission (IAMM), participating in both local and overseas missions. Recently she has traveled to Santo Domingo and Jamaica in this capacity.

Bonnie Brown, PA

Bonnie A. Brown relocated from Southern Illinois to the Treasure Coast in 1982. She earned her B.S. in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from Barry University. She was awarded her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University College of Law in Fort Lauderdale. Bonnie is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. She represents clients in the areas of Real Estate, Probate, Wills/Estates and Trust Law.


  • Castle Stomp Out Child Abuse
  • Safe Space
  • Helping People Succeed
  • Project L.I.F.T. of Martin County
  • The Kane Center
  • Tikes & Teens
  • Martin County Girls Academy
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Samaritan Center for Boys

Prasad Chalasani, MD

Prasad Chalasani, MD completed Medical School at Andhra Medical College, Andhra University in India and then spent the next several years completing an  Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology  at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1997, Dr. Chalasani founded Florida Heart Center  and is on staff at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, St. Lucie Medical Center, and the Martin Memorial Health System.  Dr. Chalasani holds several Board Certifications and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions and a Fellow of Society of Cardiac CT.  Dr. Chalasani has also served as Principal Investigator in numerous Clinical Trials.  Dr. Chalasani is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at FSU College of Medicine and serves as a Visiting Professor at NTR University, Andhra Medical College.

Dr. Chalasani joined the Board of Directors in 2019.

Matthew Tochtenhagen

Viiv Associate Director of Public Health
Matthew has over 15 years of HIV experience ranging from program development, implementation, and evaluation to HIV programmatic research. Matthew has over 10 years of local government experience, specifically in Ryan White program implementation and evaluation. Matthew was project lead on a special project of national significance with the RAND organization, HRSA, and HUD. Matthew currently serves as Director of Public Health ( Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky) for ViiV healthcare.