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Amber Long, M.Ed.

Associate Vice President Student Wellness

Joined Student Health Partners in 2022

 

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in Community Health Education, Iowa State University

Advanced Degree:

M. Ed. in Higher Education Leadership Policy Studies, Iowa State University

Certifications:

ACE Certified Health Coach, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Yoga Alliance RYT-200

 

  • Holistic and integrated student health and wellness
  • Movement as medicine
  • Obtained the Medical Fitness Association Certified Medical Fitness Center accreditation at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 2016.
  • Created the department of Wellness & Recreation Services at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • Opened the University of Colorado Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center. 2018
  • Currently serve as a subject matter expert and author with the American Council on Exercise.

 

Physicians

Sam Mitchell

Sam Mitchell, MD, PhD

Medical Services Director & Primary Care Physician

Joined Student Health Partners in 2010

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology University of Colorado

Advanced Degrees:

Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Montana

M.D., 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 Student Health Partners in 2016

Undergraduate Degree: 

B.A. in English, College of St. Benedict

Advanced Degree:

M.D., 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

Continuity Care Physician

Lindsay Carlson

Lindsay Carlson, MD

Continuity Care Physician

Joined Student Health Partners in 2017

Undergraduate Degree: 

B.A. in Psychology/Minor in English, Georgetown University

Advanced Degree:

M.D., 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 Student Health Partners in 2016

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. in Biomechanics. Health and Human Development, Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

M.D., 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
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Thomas Kelly, MD

Continuity Care Physician

Joined Student Health Partners in 2019

Advanced Degrees:

M.D., University of Colorado

Advanced Training:

Residency, University of Colorado

Certification:

Board Certified Internal Medicine, ABIM

Dave McLaughlin, MD

Continuity Care Physician

Joined Student Health Partners in 2019

Katie Woods

Katie Woods, MD

Continuity Care Physician

Joined Student Health Partners 2014

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. in History, University of Connecticut

B.S. in Biology, Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

M.Ed, Harvard Graduate School of Education 

M.D., 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

Amy Berghold

Amy Berghold, FNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined Student Health Partners in 2016

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. 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

Nyla Chandler, FNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined Student Health Partners in 2022

 
Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. Nursing Montana State University

Advanced Degrees:

M.S. Nursing, Harbor UCLA, Montana State University

Advanced Training:

Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner 

Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)

  •  Women’s and men’s reproductive health 
  •  Mental health 
  •  Addiction/emotional trauma 
  •   Complementary medicine 
  •  Exercise/meditation and food as medicine 
  •  Kellogg Fellowship Partners of the Americas Argentina 
  •  Treatment of adolescent obesity conference training Boston 
  • Mentoring a Ketamine infusion clinic as a medical volunteer 
  •  Numerous CME attendance in Family medicine and Women’s health, and complementary medicine 

 

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Emma Hoegh, FNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined Student Health Partners in May 2018

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. in Elementary Education and Studio Art, Luther College

B.S. 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

Continuity Care & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined Student Health Partners in 1989

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. 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 Student Health Partners 
  • Currently coordinates nursing and mid-level staffing at the MSU Student Health Partners
  • Currently member of the Quality Improvement Committee at the MSU Student Health Partners 
Christy Tooley

Christy Tooley, FNP

Acute Care & Continuity Care Nurse Practitioner

Joined Student Health Partners in 2015

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in Biology, Montana State University

B.S. in 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

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Heidi Arnold, PA-C

Continuity Care Physican Assistant

Joined Student Health Partners in 2018

Undergraduate degree:

B.S. in Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University

Advanced degree:

Master of Medical Science, Saint Francis University

Physician Assistant Program, Red Rocks College

Certifications: 

Certified Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health
  • Mental Health
  • ENT
  • PureView Health Center, Helena, MT
  • Community Health Partners, Bozeman, MT
  • Bridger ENT, Bozeman, MT
Catherine Ebelke

Catherine Ebelke, PA-C

Travel Medicine Specialist & Health Advancement Staff

Joined Student Health Partners in 1998

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. 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 Student Health Partners 
Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith, PA-C

Acute Care Physician Assistant

Joined Student Health Partners in 2008

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in Earth Sciences-Geology, Montana State University

Advanced Degree:

M.S. 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

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Elizabeth Bentley, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Joined Student 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
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 Derek Vines, MD

 Psychiatrist

Joined Student Health Partners in 2019

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Advanced Degree:

M.D., James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

Advanced Training:

Psychiatry Residency, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Certifications:

Board-certified, Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • The benefits of exercise as it relates to mental health
  • The benefits of exposure to the natural world as it relates to mental health
  • The role of substance use in mental health condititions
  • Community mental health, staff psychiatrist, Howard Center, Burlington, Vermont 2007-2013
  • Psychiatrist, Montana State Hospital 2013-2019

Nutritionist

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Tara Meyer, RDN

Registered Dietitian

Joined Student Health Partners in 2022

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in Health Science-Nutrition, Keene State College

Advanced Training

Dietetic Internship, Montana State University

  • Eating Disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • Health at Every Size (HAES) & Intuitive Eating
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Overall Healthy Lifestyles/General Nutrition

 

Nurses

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Tristan Arrington

Registered Nurse

Joined Student Health Partners in 2019

Undergraduate Degrees:

B.A. in Communication/Marketing, MSU Northern

B.S. 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 Student Health Partners in 2003

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in Nursing, Mankato State University  

  • Acute care triage 
  • Wound care
  • Travel immunizations
  • Patient Education 
  •  Neonatal intensive care unit 
  • Obstetrics 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Family Practice 
  • Clinical research in osteoporosis
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Kristin Olson, RN

Registered Nurse

Joined Student Health Partners in 2016

Joined permanent staff in 2019

Undergraduate Degree:  

B.S. in Nursing, 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

Cindy Spinelli, RN

Registered Nurse

Emily Stebbins, BSN

Registered Nurse

Joined Student Health Partners in 2021

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in Nursing, University of Washington

Certifications:

Ambulatory Care Certification

  • Diabetes Education
  • Mental Health
  • Urology
  • Long Term Acute Care
  • ICU
  • Urology

Medical Support Staff

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Casey Burke, RMA

Medical Assistant, Continuity Care

Joined Student 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 Student Health Partners in 1997

Certifications:

Certified Surgical Technologist

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

Holley Woosley Vennes, CCMA

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Continuity Care

Joined Student Health Partners in 2022

Health and Human Performance, University of Montana Western

Associate of Science, Health Professions, Montana State University

Certifications: 

BLS, CPR, Phlebotomy, Sterile Procedures, EKG

  • Sports Med
  • Vascular
  • Women’s Health
  • Worked in healthcare since 2005
  • Worked in various fields of medicine

Laboratory Staff

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Cara Maletz, MLS(ASCP)CM

Laboratory Manager

Joined Student Health Partners in 2019

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in 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

Olivia Page, M.S., MLS (ASCP)

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Joined Student Health Partners in 2019

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. inMedical Laboratory Science, University of Central Florida

B.S. in Biology, University of Central Florida

Advanced Degree:

M.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida

Certifications:

Certificate Lab Management, Lab Management University (ASCP)

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Pharmacists

Danelle Forster

Danelle Forster, RPh

Pharmacy Manager

Joined Student Health Partners in 2013

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. 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

Kelly Diehl, RPh

Pharmacist

Joined Student Health Partners in 2021

Undergraduate Degree: 

B.S. in Pharmacy, Purdue University

Certifications:

Immunizations

  • Counseling patients
  • working with providers to ensure patients receive the best care
  • Working in community pharmacies in Illinois, Mississippi, and now Montana
  • Working in the pharmacy on campus where my kids are students

Will Schultz, RPh

Pharmacist

Joined Student Health Partners in 2013

Advanced Degrees:

Pharm.D., University of Wyoming

Advanced Training:

Certificed Immunizer

Certifications:

Registered Pharmacist

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Sports/Exercise Medicine
  • Managed a retail pharmacy
  • Pharmacy supervisor at University of Wyoming Student Health Service

Administrative Staff

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Raechell Nielsen, BS

Administrative Manager

Joined Student Health Partners in 2003

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in Business Management, Montana State University

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Robin Heyer Kuntzelman, BA

Health Information Manager and Health Insurance Coordinator

Joined Student Health Partners in 1997

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. in  English, Montana State University

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Jennifer Geiser, BS

Front Office Manager

Joined Student Health Partners in 1997, Medical Records Manager since 2001

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. in Community Health, St. Cloud State University

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Katherine Altizer, BA, BS

Front Office Assistant Manager

Joined Student Health Partners in 2015

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. in History SETS, Montana State University

B.S. in Sociology, Montana State University

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Tasha Garcia, RMA

Front Office

Joined Student Health Partners in 2021

Associates in Science, MSU Gallatin College

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Johna Gunsch

Front Office

Joined Student Health Partners in 2019

 

Staff Directories for other units of Student Health Partners can be found on these pages: 

Counseling and Psychological Services

Dental Services

Office of Health Advancement