Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell, MBA

Associate Vice President for Student Wellness

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
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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

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

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

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Tristan Arrington

Registered Nurse

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

Undergraduate Degrees:

BA in Communication/Marketing, MSU Northern

BS in Nursing - MSU Bozeman

Advanced Training:

AORN Perioperative Nurse Residency Program - Presbyterian Hospitals, Albuquerque, NM

 

Public Health and Immunizations

Surgical Services

Collegiate Health

Multi-cultural Mentorship

 

Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, Surgical Services Deptartment

University of New Mexico Student Health and Counseling, Allergy and Immunization Clinic

Missoula City-County Health Department, Outpatient Immunization Clinic

Former undergraduate researcher : Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, American Indian Research Opportunities, MSU-Bozeman, MT

Former undergraduate teaching assistant: Anatomy and Physiology cadaver laboratory - MSU Bozeman, MT

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
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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

Medical Support Staff

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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

Danelle Forster

Danelle Forster, RPh

Pharmacy Manager

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

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 Geiser, 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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Johna Gunsch

Front Office

Joined University Health Partners in 2019

  • Fly Fishing
  • Reading
  • Baseball

Nutrition Services

 Jessica Peterson, MS, RD, CDCES 

Registered Dietitan Nutritionist

 

Staff Directories for other units of UHP can be found on these pages: 

Counseling and Psychological Services

Dental Services

Office of Health Advancement