Leandra Tonweber, PA-C, Chair

Leandra Tonweber is a native of the Rochester, NY area. She received her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Brockport in 1990. After working several years for an allergy/immunology group in Rochester, NY she attended the Rochester Institute of Technology Physician Assistant program and completed her training in 2002. She is board certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 2002 and re-certified in 2008.

Leandra moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2002, working in internal medicine/pediatrics and urgent care. Since 2005, she has been practicing allergy/immunology in Charlotte. Leandra often volunteers her time in the Charlotte community to include the Charlotte Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency (IDF), Mecklenburg County Community Asthma Walk and the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Walk.

Kenneth Compton, MD

Dr. Compton is an otolaryngologist who specializes in comprehensive adult and pediatric otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery, voice disorders, functional nasal surgery, and allergies in the Charlotte, N.C. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina and had his residencies at the University of Rochester and SUNY-Buffalo.
Dr. Compton is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, Mecklenburg County Medical Society, American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Charlotte Ear, Nose & Throat Society and the American Medical Association.

April Carpenter, LPN, CHWC

April has been an LPN since 2005 and will be receiving her RN degree from Carolinas College of Nursing in the fall of 2017. April has experience in Complex/Chronic Care Management, Home Health Care, Family Practice, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pulmonology.

Certifications: Current, unrestricted NC state license for LPN
Certified Health and Wellness Coach

April’s special interests in the medical field include Infection Control, Research, Obstetrics, Surgery, and Acute Care.

Kim Friers, RN, BSN

Kim Friers received her BSN in 2004 from Queens University and Presbyterian Nursing School. Kim has been affiliated with Novant Presbyterian since 2002 when she started nursing school. She knew that helping people was her passion. After receiving her RN degree, Kim gained the knowledge of compassion and advocacy that it takes to become an RN.

In late 2014, Kim decided to make a change in her career path. She made the decision to go to Advanced Home Care in Charlotte as their Infusion Coordinator, so that she could see a different side of nursing. This change in careers has allowed her to reach a greater level of need by being the advocate for the patient and decreasing anxiety that goes with doing home IV therapy.

As a nurse, Kim would love to be able to help guide anyone struggling with immune disorders and support the cause for patients living with immune dysregulation.