Providers

Our family practice physicians and mid-level providers are dedicated to treating the whole person. They treat each organ, every disease, all ages and both genders. The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. This group of staff work tirelessly to build healthier communities.

Family Practice

Amanda Allen, FNP-C

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Practice Special interest in rhumatology, gerontology, pediatrics, and sports medicine

Graduate of Indiana State University (FNP)

Memberships: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American cNurses Association

From Drummond Island, now resides in Alpena. Married with 3 children. Enjoys horses, camping, gardening, and fishing.

Melissa Anderson, PA-C

Location: Hillman Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Northern Michigan University 2008 BS degree Biology-Physiology, University of New England 2010 MS Physician Assistant

Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA)

Work History as Physician Assistant:
Maine Medical Center, worked in ENT specialty 2010-2011. Portland, Maine.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Family Medicine, 2011-2016, Grandview, Washington
Thunder Bay Community Health, Family Medicine 2016-current, Hillman, MI

Jill Barsen, PA-C

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of Central Michigan University

Amy Brewbaker, FNP-BC

Location: Cheboygan School Base Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner Special interest in pediatrics

Graduate of: Ferris Sate University (BSN) and Michigan State University (MSN-FNP)

Memberships:: Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Hobbies: Bowling, golf, running, riding my motorcycle, spending time with my husband, Joe, and dog, Scooby-Doo.

Holly Ehrke, FNP-C

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner Special interest in wellness care & women's health

Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International - Nursing Honor Society

Graduate of Michigan State University (MSN) and Ferris State University (BSN)

I was born and raised in Rogers City. I have been a RN for 24 years and have worked mostly in the Emergency Room. I was the program manager at the SBHC in Onaway. I am married with three daughters, and have lived in Onaway for 20 years. I enjoy attending the Cardinals sporting events, playing with my dogs and enjoying the out of doors. I am very excited to be back home working in my community.

Marion Hautea, MD

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Special Interest: Rural Medicine/ Chronic Disease

Graduate of University of Perpetual Health System , Laguna Philippines

Brief Bio: Loves living in a Northeast Michigan. Mountain Bike. Running (slow). Reading , sleeping ( if I can)

Jamellee Jacala-Tadian, MD

Location: Hillman Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Special Interest: Family Practice Residency: Oakwood Annapolis Hospital

Graduate of: American University of the Caribbean, State University of New York

Memberships: American Academy of Family Physicians, Philippine Medical Association of Michigan

Julie LaFave, FNP-BC

Location: Onaway School Based Specialty: Family Medicine Special interest in pediatric medicine and mental health

Graduate of: Michigan State University (MSN) and the University of Michigan (BSN), MCMC (RN)

Cody Lawnichak, PA-C

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Special interest in dermatology

Graduate of: Indiana State University, Master of Physician Assistant Program, 2014

Memberships: Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants

Wayne McEwen, PA-C

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Adrian College 1997, Alderson-Broaddus College-2002

Memberships: American Academy of Physicians Assistants

As a lifelong resident of Northern Michigan, Wayne started his career here at Thunder Bay Community Health Service back in 2002. On his free time he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Elaine Smith, DO

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine

Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Sarah Wallace, PA-C

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Education: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Detroit Mercy

She is passionate about healing and is accepting patients of all ages in need of care.

Cori Williams, FNP-BC

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Special interest in pediatrics and health maintenance

Graduate of Michigan State University (BSN) and Saginaw Valley State University (MSN, FNP)

Memberships: Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practioners, Sigma Theta Tau International

From Alpena. Enjoy following my boy/girl twins around the state for travel soccer. Enjoy the outdoors.

Joshua Wyeth, PA-C

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Special interest in dermatology

Education: Bachelor's Degree Biomedical Science at Central Michigan University; Master's Degree Physician Assistant Studies at Central Michigan University

Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants; Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

Manuel Hernandez, MD.

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Education: Medical School in Poland, Residency in Yonkers, NY

Memberships: American Academy of Family Practitioners

Born in Central America, grew up in California, Medical School in Poland/ Residency in New York. Looking forward to enjoying life in Michigan.

Amy Dziesinski, FNP-C

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of of University of Michigan - Flint (MSN)

Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners

Enjoys spending time on the lake and getting outdoors.

Dental Providers

Dr. Carlu, DDS

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Dentistry Graduate of University of Detroit School of Dentistry, 1968, Associate Degree in Orthodontics

Memberships: Michigan State Dental Association

Jeffery Taylor, DDS

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Dentistry Graduate of The Medical College of Virginia, MCV/VCU School of Dentistry, Richmond, VA, 1979

Memberships: American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Saginaw Valley Dental Society

Carol Weiss, DDS

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Dentistry Education: Madison Area Technical College with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene, Eastern Michigan University with a BS in Biochemistry, University of Michigan Dental School. I am a member of the American Dental Association and Michigan Dental Association.

Carol grew up in a small town( smaller than Atlanta) in South Dakota. She came from a rather large family, with six sisters and three brothers. Carol has now been married for 31 years with two children of her own and a dog. Her and her husband enjoy biking, kayaking, backpacking, skiing, Wisconsin Badger football and motorcycles.

Shary Henderson, DDS

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Dentistry Graduate of: University of Detroit Mercy

Memberships: American Dental Association

Involved in Medical and Dental missions to upstate New York and Honduras.

Optical

Kelly Drake, OD

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Optometry Special interest in low vision, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration

Graduate of Michigan College of Optometry 2007

Free time is spent with my husband, and 3 kids. We fish, camp, are active in Cub Scouts, and love family movie nights. Graduated from Onaway High School in 2000 and live in Indian River.

Integrated Behavioral Health

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Leah Arnold, LMSW

Specialty: Clinical Social Work Special interest in School Social Work

Graduate of Central Michigan University (BS Psychology) and Grand Valley State University (MSW)
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Erin Fletcher, LMSW

Specialty: Trauma therapy with children Graduate of University of Kentucky (MSW), and Central Michigan University (BS)

Erin loves to spend time with her family and outdoor activities.
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Laura Kauffman, LMSW

Specialty: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Trauma-Focused) and Play Therapy Special interest in adoption and fostercare, anxiety/trauma, depression and adjustment issues

Graduate of Indiana University (Masters in Social Work) and Spring Arbor College (BA in Social Work)

Over 25 years experience in the field from positions in home healthcare, hospice, mental health and private practice, priror to school-based services.
Music, drama, nature photography, reading stories to kids. Married, with 2 children through adoption.
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Pam Knaffle, LMSW

Specialty: Social Work Special interest in school social work

Membership: NASW

Graduated from Michigan State University (MSW) and Madonna University (BSW)

Enjoys boating, basketball, playing board games with my family and friends.
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Cathy O'Brien, LMSW

Specialty: Clinical Social Work Graduate of Michigan State University, Blended Program - Masters of Social Work, 2011

Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Laura Desgrange MA, LPC NCC.

Specialty: Professional Counselor Special Interest in: Children, Trauma focused

Graduate of: Grand Valley State University

Master’s from Spring Arbor University

Memberships: National Board of Certified Counselors

Laura enjoys being outdoors, camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, and taking trips.
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Meaghan Hoffmann, LMSW

Specialty: Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Special interest in infant mental health play therapy, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, parent management training - Oregon model

Memberships: Infant Mental Health, NASW

Graduate of Wayne State University (MSW) and Lake Superior State University (BS)

Spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities, going for walks with my dogs.
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Veronica Jung, LMSW

Specialty: Clinical Social Worker Special Interest in trauma survivors

Graduate of Grand Valley State University, 2002
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Malia Vassilakos, LMSW

Special Interest in autism, behavior analysis, play therapy, dialect behavior therapy, and trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy

Graduated from Michigan State University (BA), Spring Arbor University (MA), and Saint Joseph University with post masters in Behavior Analysis.

When I have spare time I enjoy walking, yoga, reading, kayaking, and gardening. I moved up north in 2005 from the Lansing area. I have worked with children and adolescences in community mental health for 7 years, in women resource providing parenting classes for 3 and created a mentoring program within a school. I am always looking to better myself with education and new experiences. I am looking forward to getting back into school at Hillman and Atlanta and working for Thunder Bay Community Health Service.
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Ben Martin, LMSW

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Substance Use Disorder Couselor
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Kim Sumerix, LMSW

Location: Rogers City Specialty: Family Crisis Counseling Special Interest in Family Crisis Counseling.

Graduate of Central Michigan University- Master in Professional, Michigan State University- Master in Social Work

Kim has been a lifelong resident of the Lachine area, having started teaching in Posen and then for an additional 25 years at Hillman Schools. Since 2010 I have been in Midland working as the Youth Services coordinator for Family & Children's Services, providing mental health counseling to teens across Midland county in their local school setting. In addition to teaching co-parenting classes for the Midland courts and providing family crisis counseling He has spent time leading parenting educational classes and professional development opportunities for schools and businesses in the tri-county area.

Kim has 3 children and enjoys woodworking, farming, hunting and fishing as well as being with family. If there is any spare time, he has six grandchildren to keep him busy.
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Jay Chambers, LPC

Location: Inverness and Inland Lakes Special interest in loss/pain/suffering/need in the various situations (depression, ADHD, Autism, divorce, marital issues, suicide ideation, anxiety, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Mood disorders (such as Oppositional Defiance), substance abuse, and anger-management).

Graduate of Spring Arbor University- Master of Arts in Counseling

Jay's experience with Catholic Human Services and Promise Village Residential Home for Boys has allowed him to help those who are at their worst moments in life. The joy Jay gets of seeing young men, individuals, and families from all walks of life come to a new hope, new-meaning, and new future, is worth the invested time and work. On Jay's free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, drawing and painting, and wood-working.

Pharmacy

Erin K. Bollinger, PharmD

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Pharmacy Special interest in geriatrics

Graduate of Lake Superior State University (BS) and Oregon State University (PharmD)

Memberships: Michigan Pharmacist's Association

Hobbies: Family time, biking, fishing, running dogs

Lori Wineman, Pharmacist, RPhD

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Pharmacy Special interest in immunizations, community pharmacy

Graduate of Ferris State University, Doctor Of Pharmacy (RPhD)

Memberships: Michigan Pharmacist Association, Michigan Community Pharmacist Association

From Atlanta, MI, currently resides in Atlanta, MI. Married with 2 children; Enjoys reading, crafting and flower gardening.

Keith Ganshorn

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Pharmacy Graduate of: Ferris State University


Betty Clymer

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Pharmacy Graduate of: Ferris State University

Memberships: Michigan Board of Pharmacy

Betty enjoys reading, gardening, hunting, fishing, and camping.