Our Clinical Personnel

The clinical staff of Chapel Hill Pediatrics is always on-hand to provide additional services and help to our patients. Our clinical staff includes a team of pediatric nurses, as well as our on-site medical lab technicians.

MarilynClinical Nurse Manager
Marilyn H., RN
 has lived in North Carolina since 2011. She was born in Gaffney, South Carolina and graduated with her BSN from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. Having worked in a variety of nursing specialties, she found she truly loves pediatrics and adolescents. Currently she lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, three children, and several pets. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


Advice Nurse
Margaret, RN lives in Durham with her husband of 30 years, her large black standard poodle named Simon and two cats. She and her husband have a grown son and daughter who enjoyed many years of being patients at Chapel Hill Pediatrics with Dr. Kathy Merritt. Margaret is a true blue Duke basketball fan and going to the games and cheering for the Blue Devils is a favorite pastime. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and traveling.

Our Medical Testing & Laboratory Staff

Our experienced laboratory technicians administer a few, specific in-house medical tests, including strep throat and influenza tests. This creates a fast turn-around to quickly get the information needed to provide our patients with the appropriate treatments and healthcare.

Franz, MFranz M., MLT moved to the triangle area in 2001 from Louisiana. He brings with him 17 years of experience working in various types of medical facilities. He is currently a sergeant in the North Carolina National Guard.