Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell, MBA

Senior Director

Joined MSU University Health Partners in 1992
Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Economics, University of Virginia

Advanced Degree:

MBA, James Madison University

  • Health care leadership in higher education
  • Student health insurance/benefit programs for college students.
 
  • Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana (economist/planning officer)
  • Previously worked at the University of Virginia Student Health Service
  • Past President and board member of the Mid-Atlantic College Health Association
  • Past board member of the Rocky Mountain College Health Association
  • Past President and board member of the American College of Health Association
  • Fellow of the American College Health Association
  • Recipient of the American College Health Association's Edward Hitchcock Award for outstanding contributions to the field of college health
  • Past chair and member of MSU Professional Council
  • Organized and continues to help manage the Montana University System Student Insurance Program
  • Over 15 consultations on college health programs
  • Currently a member of the American College Health Foundation Board of Directors
  • Spokesperson, Lookout Mountain Group (non-partisan study group looking at impact of health care reform on student health programs)

Physicians

Sam Mitchell

Sam Mitchell, MD, PhD

Medical Services Director & Primary Care Physician

Joined University Health Partners in 2010

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology University of Colorado

Advanced Degrees:

PhD in Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Montana

MD, University of Washington

Advanced Training:

Family Medicine Residency, University of Washington 2000-03

US Public Health Service Epidemic Intelligence Service 2003-05

Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Medicine

  • Infectious diseases including STIs and HIV
  • Risk reduction

 

  •  Researcher: worked on the neutral-drift theory of evolution, spinal cord physiology, assessing the environment impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the molecular pathogenesis of Bartonella bacilliformis
  • Field officer for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
    • Investigated domestic outbreaks (particularly syphilis and HIV) 
    • Assisted in initiation of a Pap-screening program for Botswana
  • Private Family Practice and Urgent Care in Missoula, MT
Mary Drake

Mary Drake, MD

Acute Care Manager & Physician

Joined University Health Partners in 2016

Undergraduate Degree: 

BA in English, College of St. Benedict

Advanced Degree:

MD, University of Nebraska

Advanced Training:

Emergency Medicine Residency, Regions Hospital St. Paul MN 1997-2000

Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona 2006-2007

Structural Acupuncture, Harvard University, 2014-2015

Certifications:

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

  • Acupuncture
  • Sports Medicine

 

  •  Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente Emergency Physician
  • Bozeman Deaconess Hospital/Absaroka Emergency Physician
Sarah Bronsky

Sarah Bronsky, MD

Primary Care Physician

Lindsay Carlson

Lindsay Carlson, MD

Primary Care Physician

Joined University Health Partners in 2017

Undergraduate Degree: 

BA in Psychology/Minor in English, Georgetown University

Advanced Degree:

MD, University of Washington

Advanced Training:

Family Medicine Residency, MT Family Residency, Billings MT 2007-10

Rural Health Fellowship, Tacoma Family Medicine, 2010-11

Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Medicine

  • Emotional health and wellness
  • Preventative care
  • Contraception/women’s health

 

  •  Worked in Angola and South Africa
  • Livingston Health Care Family Physician
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Laura Goodell, MD

Acute Care Physician

Joined University Health Partners in 2016

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Biomechanics. Health and Human Development, Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

MD, University of Washington

Advanced Training:

Chief Resident, Montana Family Medicine Residency

Certifications: 

Board Certified Family Medicine

 

  • Rural Medicine
  • Medical Student Education
  • Health Care Policy/Advocacy

 

  •  Rural Family Practice Physician, Dillon, Montana
  • Associate Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

Thomas Kelly, MD

Primary Care Physician

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Dave McLaughlin, MD

Primary Care Physician

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Katie Woods

Katie Woods, MD

Primary Care Physician

Joined University Health Partners 2014

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in History, University of Connecticut

BS in Biology, Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

M.Ed, Harvard Graduate School of Education 

MD, University of Washington 

Advanced Training:

Family Medicine Residency, MT Family Residency, Billings, MT, 2007-10

Certifications:

Board Certified in Family Medicine

  • Travel medicine
  • Women's health 
  • Global health 
  • Infectious diseases
  •  French
  • German
  • Spanish 
  •  Instructor: Introduction to Global Health 291, Montana State University 
  • Volunteer Physician for Syrian refugee aid effort Lesvos, Greece 2016 
  • Family Physician in New Zealand 2010-2011 and 2013-2014

Nurse Practitioners

Heidi Arnold,NP

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Amy Berghold

Amy Berghold, FNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined University Health Partners in 2016

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing, Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

Master of Nursing, Graceland University

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

ACLS

  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  •  Community Health Partners in Bozeman, MT 2010 - current
  • College Health MSU 2010 - current. Full time beginning in 2016
Shar Carraway

Shar Carraway, FNP

Primary Care & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined University Health Partners in 2013

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing, Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

Master of Nursing, Gonzaga University

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

  •  Intensive Care Unit in Billings, MT 
  • Private practice in Portland, OR
  • Worked as a temporary/fill-in for the MSU University Health Partners before being hired for regular position
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Emma Hoegh, FNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined University Health Partners in May 2018

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in Elementary Education and Studio Art, Luther College

BS in Nursing, George Mason University

Advanced Degrees:

DNP Family Practice, Radford University

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)

  • Pediatric and adult emergency nursing experience in Level I and Level III Trauma Centers
Kristi Lavin

Kristi Lavin, FNP

Primary Care & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined University Health Partners in 1989

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing, University of Nevada-Reno

Advanced Degrees:

Master of Nursing, Montana State University

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 

  • Women's health
  • Primary care
  • Colposcopy
  • Mental Health
  • Transgender Health 
  •  Worked in various clinics in Bozeman, MT in the past 20 years
  • Worked with Rocky Mountain Hospice for 3 years
  • Became a Family Nurse Practitioner while working as a nurse at MSU University Health Partners 
  • Currently coordinates nursing and mid-level staffing at the MSU University Health Partners
  • Currently member of the Quality Improvement Committee at the MSU University Health Partners 
Christy Tooley

Christy Tooley, FNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined University Health Partners in 2015

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Biology, Montana State University

BS Nursing, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts

Advanced Degrees:

Masters in Nursing, FNP, Simmons College Boston,Massachusetts

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) 

  • Community health
  • Reproductive/Women's health care
  • Primary care 
  • Urgent care 
  • College health  
  •  Community Health Center in Boston, MA 
  • Bridgercare Reproductive and Women's Health Care, Bozeman, MT
Janet Winnie

 Janet Winnie, APRN, BC, FNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined University Health Partners in 1998

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Biology, Willamette University

BS in Nursing, Creighton University

Advanced Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University

Certifications:

American Nurses Credentialing Centers

Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Family Nurse Practitioner 

  • Primary care
  • Women's health care
  • Acute patient care 
  •  Member of American Nurses Association
  • Member of Montana Nurses Association
  • Worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Salud Community Health Clinic Woodburn Oregon providing care for migrant farm workers 1991-1995
  • Private Family Practice in Kalispell, MT 1995-1998
  • Between years at MSU University Health Partners worked at an ObGyn clinic in Bozeman, MT 2000

Physician Assistants

Catherine Ebelke

Catherine Ebelke, PA-C

Travel Medicine Specialist & Health Advancement Staff

Joined University Health Partners in 1998

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Botany and German, University of Michigan 

Advanced Degree:

Physician Associate, Yale University School of Medicine

Certifications:

Certified Physician Assistant 

Certified in Travel Health awarded by International Society of Travel Medicine

 

  • Travel medicine 
  • Wilderness medicine 
  • Integrative medicine/mine-body medicine
  •  German
  • Spanish
  •  International Medicine CIWEC Clinic Staff Kathmandu, Nepal
  • International Medicine Health Care Provider Maya Mountains National Geographic Expedition, Belize
  • Ranger Naturalist in Glacier National Park 
  • Health Educator and Health Care Provider at various Community Clinics in Appalachia
  • Current Travel Clinic Coordinator at MSU University Health Partners 
Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith, PA-C

Acute Care Physician Assistant

Joined University Health Partners in 2008

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Earth Sciences-Geology, Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

MS in Physician Assistant Studies, Pacific University

Certifications:

Certified Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

  • Emergency medicine 
  • Public health 
  • Infectious diseases  
  •  International Medicine Kenya and Honduras
  • Migrant Worker Outreach Clinic
  • Indian Health Service 
  • Emergency Medicine facilities 

Mental Health Specialists

 Mika Awanohara, PsyD

Behavioral Health Specialist

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Undergraduate Degree:

BA, Ohio Wesleyan University

Advanced Degree:

MA, PsyD, University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology

  • Intersectionality between mental health and physical well-being
  • Self-defeating patterns
  • Holistic approach to psychotherapy
  • Veterans issues
  • Relational issues
  •  4 year postdoctoral fellowship in intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Primary therapist on Columbia University's Eating Disorder Team

Elizabeth Bentley, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatry

Joined University Health Partners in 2018

Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelor of Philosophy, Miami University

Advanced Degree:

Master of Science, The Ohio State University

  • Graduated with MS degree and became a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Worked in Idaho at a community health clinic as part of the National Health Service Corps
  • Psychiatric care provider for counseling practice in Idaho Falls

 Derek Vines

 Psychiatrist

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Nurses

Tristan Arrington

Registered Nurse

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Char DeChaine

Char DeChaine, RN

Registered Nurse

Joined University Health Partners in 2003

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing, Mankato State University  

  • Acute care triage 
  • Wound care
  • Travel immunizations
  • Allergy shots
  • Patient Education 
  •  Neonatal intensive care unit 
  • Obstetrics 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Family Practice 
  • Clinical research in osteoporosis
Kim Morrow

Kim Morrow, RN

Registered Nurse

Joined University Health Partners in 2008

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing, Montana State University 

  • Acute care triage 
  • College health nursing 
  • Infection control  
  •  Critical care 
  • Internal medicine 
  • Pulmonary medicine 
  • College health 
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Kristin Olson, RN

Registered Nurse

Joined University Health Partners in 2016

Joined permanent staff in 2019

Undergraduate Degree:  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Training: 

Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI) Intensive Training through Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

  • Preventative Health & Education
  • Women’s Health
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Immunizations for travel & routine prevention

 

  •  Member of Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
  • Worked as RN in Family Practice at Community Health Center
  • Worked as RN at UCHealth Infectious Disease & Travel Health in Aurora, CO
  • Work experience in Pulmonology, Orthopedics & Geriatric Medicine
Quinn Taborski

 Quinn Taborski, RN

Registered Nurse

Joined University Health Partners in 2016

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Nursing, Montana State University

  • Patient education
  • Diabetes education
  •  Medical floor 
  • Home health care
  • Family practice 

Medical Support Staff

Patty Walton

Patty Walton, MA

Medical Assistant

Joined University Health Partners in 2011

Certifications:

Medical Assistant Certificate, San Joaquin Valley College 

Certified Medical Assistant 

Certified EMT and Paramedic  

Has worked as a paramedic in Bozeman, MT for over 15 years 

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Casey Burke, RMA

Medical Assistant, Primary Care

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Undergraduate Degree:

Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science, Montana Tech College of Technology

  • 7 years of practicing as an MA in Bozeman
  • 6 year of practicing in family medicine
Dana Pray

Dana Pray

Clinical Aide

Joined University Health Partners in 1997

Certifications:

Certified Surgical Technologist

Has worked in a variety of positions in the financial and health care industries

Laboratory Staff

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Cara Maletz, MLS(ASCP)CM

Laboratory Manager

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Montana State University

Certifications:

American Society of Clinical Pathology Certificate of Laboratory Management

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Montana Medical Laboratory Science Professional Program
  • Laboratory Coordinator at Bozeman Health Belgrade Clinic
  • Point-of-Care Coordinator at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital

X-Ray

Codi Francis

Codi Francis, BS,RT (R)(M)ARRT

Radiologic Technologist & Manager of UHP Radiology

Joined University Health Partners in 2017

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences, University of Nebraska - Medical Center

AS in Radiologic Technology, Casper College (Wyoming)

Certifications:

Registered Technologist, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Mammography

Phlebotomy, PBT (ASCP)

  • Orthopedic Imaging
  • Women's Imaging
  •  Phlebotomist and Radiology Intern at Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, WY
  • Radiologic Technologist at Livingston Health Care and Alpine Orthopedics
  • Currently a member of the Montana Society of Radiologic Technologist Board of Director

Pharmacists

Jean Sternhagen

Jean Sternhagen, RPh

Pharmacy Manager

Joined University Health Partners in 1999

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Certifications:

Registered Pharmacist

Immunization Certified with MT State Board of Pharmacy  

  • Part Time Preceptor for University of Montana School of Pharmacy 
  • Provide quality patient care by optimizing medication use and ensure medication safety for our students
  • Communication with Medical Service Staff to best serve our customers here on campus
  •  Worked in both hospital and retail settings in Minnesota and Montana 
  • Director of Pharmacy Livingston, MT Hospital 1993-1999
  • Montana Hospital pharmacist of the Year 1992
Danelle Forster

Danelle Forster, RPh

Registered Pharmacist

Joined University Health Partners in 2013

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Pharmacy, University of Montana

Certification:

Registered Pharmacist  

  • Counseling and patient education
  • Consulting with primary care clinicians
  •  Managed a retail pharmacy 
  • Consulting pharmacist for outpatient surgery center
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Sharleen (Shar) Landl, RPh

Registered Pharmacist

Joined University Health Partners in 2017

Undergraduate Degrees:

BS in Psychology and Biology, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

BS in Pharmacy from University of Montana

Certifications:

Registered Pharmacist

Immunization Certified with MT State Board of Pharmacy

Preceptor with MT State Board of Pharmacy

  • I strive to provide top notch pharmaceutical care to our students at MSU, across the board.
  • Counseling students regarding mental health related medications is of particular interest to me.  I consider it essential to treat our students with utmost dignity and respect in the process, to ensure a positive total clinic experience. 
  • I greatly appreciate collaborating with our many skilled clinicians and administrative support staff at UHP, OHA and CPS on a daily basis.  Our expansive team is amazing!
  •  Long-Term Care
  • Mental Health
  • Veteran's Administration
  • Clinical Case Management/Prior Authorization for MT Medicaid
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Home Infusion
  • Hospital and Retail Pharmacy Settings

Administrative Staff

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Raechell Nielsen, BS

Administrative Manager

Joined University Health Partners in 2003

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Business Management, Montana State University

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll
  • Building Maintenance
  •  Served on Staff Senate
  • Served on University Planning Council
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Robin Heyer Kuntzelman, BA

Health Information Manager and Health Insurance Coordinator

Joined University Health Partners in 1997

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in  English, Montana State University

  • Health Insurance
  • Electronic Medical Records
  •  Implemented electronic medical records for University Health Partners
  • Liaison for students with health insurance issues
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Jennifer Eckart, BS

Front Office Manager

Joined University Health Partners in 1997

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Community Health, St. Cloud State University

  • Family
  • Baseball
  • Yoga
  • Healthcare
  •  Medical Records Manager since 2001
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Katherine Altizer, BA, BS

Front Office Assistant Manager

Joined University Health Partners in 2015

Undergraduate Degree:

BA in History SETS, Montana State University

BS in Sociology, Montana State University

  • Social Justice
  • Dance
  • Hiking and Snowshoeing
  • Reading
  •  Internship with FREE International 2014-2015
  • Member of the UHP Quality Improvement Committee
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Bonnie Dunworth, BS

Front Office

Joined University Health Partners in 2018

Undergraduate Degree: 

BS in Biological Sciences: Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Management, Montana State University

  • Nature Enthusiast
  • Fishing and Hiking
  • Photography
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
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Johna Gunsch

Front Office

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

  • Fly Fishing
  • Reading
  • Baseball
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Thomas Keresey, BS

Front Office

Joined University Health Partners in 2017

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Management Information Systems, University of Montana

Certifications:

Digital Marketing

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Health
  • Worked for University of Montana Financial Aid Office

Nutrition Services

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Julie Goyette, MS, RD

Dietitian/Nutritionist

 Sarah St. Clair, RDN, LD

 Dietitian/Nutritionist

 

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