Our Staff

Medical Staff

    Megan A. Evans, M.D.

    QI Physician/Chief Medical Officer

    Megan Evans, MD graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry with the highest honors from Montana State University –Bozeman. She earned her M.D. from the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine and completed her training as Chief Resident at Montana Family Medicine. Dr. Evans is committed to rural and underserved health care.

        Dee Althouse

        Lead Physician, Medical Doctor

        Dr. Dee Althouse grew up in Ohio, and attended Medical School and completed her Residency in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Ohio State University (and she will be an OSU Buckeye fan for life!). She moved to Montana in 2000, and worked at the Chippewa Cree Health Center on the Rocky Boys Reservation for the next 15 years.  She enjoys seeing a broad range of patients, of all ages, with special interests in Pediatric development and health, and chronic disease management of children and adults.  Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children, reading, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Montana.

          Kathryn Olson

          406-395-4305

          Katie started her nursing career 6 years ago as an Internal Medicine RN at the Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Malone University in Ohio. She is certified as a FNP through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has a special interest in mental health nursing and is currently working to complete her PMHNP degree from The University of Michigan-Flint. She will be finishing this up in the end of 2017.  This is her first time in Montana and she is excited to see all that Montana has to offer and looking forward to becoming involved in the community.

           

            Heidi Dumas

            Nurse Practitioner

            Heidi grew up in NorthWestern Wisconsin. She started her career as a Certified nursing assistant and worked her way up as she got married and had four children. Completing her Family Nurse Practitioner in 2010. Worked as a registered nurse for 15 years before becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She loves seeing a variety of ages for patients and loves learning and adding to her education every chance she gets. Heidi believes in working as a team with her patients to help them meet healthy, realistic goals.

            Heidi moved to Montana with husband and three children in 2016. Loves taking pictures and enjoying outdoors activities

              Patti Alderson

              Family Nurse Practitioner

                  Tiffany Christman

                  QI Coordinator/Informatics

                    Heather Wolf

                    Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist

                      Desiree Norden

                      Medical Assistant

                        Lisa Hentschel

                        Medical Assistant

                          Andrea Dumas

                          Medical Data Entry

                            Janet Nordrum

                            Registered Nurse

                              Timberle Gobin

                              Registered Nurse

                                  Kelly Benson

                                  LPN

                                      Bonnie Benson

                                      Medical Assistant

                                        Dental Staff

                                          Conrad J. Kusel

                                          Dentist

                                              Mark McCarthy

                                              Dentist

                                                Pamela Emard

                                                Registered Dental Hygienist

                                                Pamela earned her associates degree in dental hygiene from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA in 1993. She moved to Montana in 2005 when she was recruited to be a Dental Hygiene instructor at the Great Falls College of Technology.  She’s proud to say that she was an enlisted Staff Sargent and dental technician in the USAF during the 1991 Gulf War. Pamela has advanced certification to use soft-tissue laser and maintains a Limited Access Permit as part of her Montana Hygiene License.

                                                 

                                                  Elizabeth Lohse

                                                  Dental Coordinator

                                                  Elizabeth is certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Anesthesia and X-Ray, and earned her Associates Degree in Medical Assisting from the University of Montana in 2006. She has training in chronic pain management and more than eight years of experience in the dental field. Elizabeth is currently the Dental Coordinator for our dental facility, responsible for coordination of care for three full-time dentists.

                                                    Krista Cole

                                                    Dental Assistant

                                                     Krista has been a dental assistant with Bullhook Community Health Center since September 2015. She has received certification in Radiation Health and Safety from the Dental Assisting National Board.

                                                        Jaclyn Black

                                                        Dental Assistant
                                                         Jaclyn has been a dental assistant with Bullhook Community Health Center since February 2013. She has received certification in Radiation Health and Safety from the Dental Assisting National Board.

                                                          Teresa Azure

                                                          Dental Assistant

                                                              Kandi Mitchell

                                                              Dental Assistant

                                                                  Shari Nelson

                                                                  Dental Assistant

                                                                  Pharmacy Staff

                                                                    Tami Solomon-Miller

                                                                    Pharmacy Director

                                                                    Tami Miller,PharmD.,BCACP, RPh is our Pharmacy Director at Bullhook Community Health Center. She became a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in July of 2017. In addition, she is our Diabetes Self-Management Education program (accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators) coordinator. Tami has over 10 years of experience as a pharmacist, and provides clinical pharmacy services to our patients, including immunizations, Medication Therapy Management, Diabetes Education, Hypertension and Cholesterol treatment through referrals from our primary care providers. Mrs. Miller attended the University of Montana in Missoula and was born and raised in Havre. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). She is our Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Bullhook Community Health Center and is involved with Emergency Preparedness in our community. Tami enjoys practicing pharmacy within the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients using evidence based guidelines to guide treatments.

                                                                      Darin Miller

                                                                      Pharmacist

                                                                        Demi Billy

                                                                        Pharmacy Tech

                                                                        Behavioral Health

                                                                          Genomary Krigbaum

                                                                          Psychologist/Behavioral Health Manager

                                                                              Suzanne Lockwood

                                                                              Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

                                                                              Suzanne F. Lockwood is a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, PMHCNS-BC.  She holds and additional doctoral degree and has practiced as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for the past 25 years in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.  She sees adolescents and adults for psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, medication management and treatment planning with other providers in the Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency, and Medical services.  She has developed a Medically Assisted Treatment program for those dealing with addiction issues and treats individuals with co-occurring illnesses.  While she grew up in the Midwest, she enjoys hiking, biking and camping in Big Sky Country.

                                                                                Lindsey Reichelt

                                                                                Licensed Clinical Social Worker

                                                                                Lindsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in adult, children and family therapy. She earned her Bachelors degree in Social Work from Salish Kootenai College in 2008 and her Masters degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University in 2009.

                                                                                Lindsey has been in the Havre community for 5 years. During this time she has been providing school based mental health in the Rocky Boy Community, as well as providing adult groups and psychotherapy. Her experience includes treating clients with co-occurring disorders, history of trauma and relationship concerns.

                                                                                  Lydia Zilkoski

                                                                                  Licensed Addiction Counselor

                                                                                  Lydia earned an Associate in Human Services in Addiction Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies. She has worked in the Human Service field for the last three years promoting awareness of and access to resources in public health, counseling, education, and community programs. Lydia is pursuing her license as an Addiction Counselor, and offers group and individual counseling, as well as, ACT Classes and prevention education. She currently serves the Havre Community on the Local Advisory Council and the Substance Abuse Prevention Committee.

                                                                                    Kathryn Olson

                                                                                    Nurse Practitioner

                                                                                    Katie started her nursing career 6 years ago as an Internal Medicine RN at the Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Malone University in Ohio. She is certified as a FNP through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has a special interest in mental health nursing and is currently working to complete her PMHNP degree from The University of Michigan-Flint. She will be finishing this up in the end of 2017.  This is her first time in Montana and she is excited to see all that Montana has to offer and looking forward to becoming involved in the community.

                                                                                     

                                                                                      Misty Geer

                                                                                      Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Licensed Addictions Counselor

                                                                                      Misty is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a background in human services, adult, adolescent, child and family therapy. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Development from Montana State University – Bozeman in 2002 and her Masters degree in Counselor Education from Montana State University – Northern in 2009.

                                                                                      Misty has been in the Havre community for 12 years. During this time she worked as a Youth Employment Specialist, a Runaway and Homeless Youth Case Manger, a Victim/Witness Advocate, a Mental Health Associate and a Therapist. She has 10 years experience providing school based mental health services in the Harlem and Havre communities. She provides individual, group and family therapy. Her experience includes treating clients with co-occurring disorders, as well as a history of addictions, trauma and relationship concerns. She is working to obtain an additional license in Addictions Counseling.   

                                                                                        Jay Getten

                                                                                        Behavioral Health Counselor

                                                                                        Jay is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. For the past three years he has worked in several capacities at a community mental health agency. He has a background in youth/adult case management and in-home family based services as well as individual, group, and family therapy. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Utah State University and taught special education for eight years with a focus on autism spectrum disorders. He earned his master’s degree in Counseling from Montana State University Northern in 2014.

                                                                                        Jay has lived in Havre for much of his life and has consistently lived in Havre for the past six years. During this time, he has provided mental health services across the Hi-Line and taught special education in Chinook. His experience included linking clients to community resources, teaching parenting skills as a Circle of Security parent educator, and utilizing therapeutic interventions to support individuals and families with addressing co-occurring, trauma, family, and social issues.

                                                                                          Patty Tilleman

                                                                                          Care Coordinator/RN

                                                                                              Jacob Strissel

                                                                                              Family Behavioral Health Specialist

                                                                                              Jacob attended the University of Montana-Western for a degree in Elementary Education. While in Dillon, he developed after school community youth programs while serving with AmeriCorps before becoming a Drill Instructor/1st Sergeant at the Montana Youth Challenge Academy. Since moving back to the Hi-Line, Jacob has worked at Havre Public Schools as a Jr. High football coach and at Lincoln McKinley Primary School. He has been the program manager of the Youth Reporting Center at the Boys and Girls Club as well as working in the S.T.E.M. Center. Jacob, originally from Rudyard, is excited about assisting the Havre community in family behavioral health services.

                                                                                                Bobbi Teasley

                                                                                                Substance Abuse Counselor

                                                                                                Bobbi is a Licensed Addiction Counselor- eligible and will be testing for her license in June 2017. She will continue to pursue her license as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She received her Associates of Science in mental health and human services with an addiction’s focus in 2011, Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies in 2013 from Oregon State University and her masters in counseling in May 2017 from Montana State University Northern.

                                                                                                    Lori St. Pierre

                                                                                                    Substance Abuse Counselor-Intern

                                                                                                        Jeff Krigbaum

                                                                                                        Behavioral Health Coordinator

                                                                                                          Danielle Ostwalt

                                                                                                          Mental Health Case Manager

                                                                                                              Madison Ellis

                                                                                                              Behavioral Health Nurse

                                                                                                                Laurie Harvey

                                                                                                                Hub and Spoke RN

                                                                                                                    Emily Harshman

                                                                                                                    CAC Coordinator

                                                                                                                    Telemedicine

                                                                                                                    Case Management

                                                                                                                      Jeri Erickson, LPN, AE-C

                                                                                                                      Montana Asthma Project Nurse

                                                                                                                      Jeri Graduated nursing school in may of 2011 at Flathead Valley Community College. She is currently the School Nurse for Havre Public Schools and has worked in family practice as well as internal medicine. She received her certified asthma educator license in May of 2017. 

                                                                                                                        Deidre Reiter

                                                                                                                        MHIP Case Manager Supervisor

                                                                                                                          Sandy Derry

                                                                                                                          Addictions Case Manager

                                                                                                                          Sandy Derry, M.Ed., has been living in the Havre community for the past 20+ years. During this time she has earned her Master’s degree in Counselor of Education from MSU-Northern in 2013, a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in Community Service at MSU-Northern in 2005.Sandy has experience as a victim witness advocate, crisis line volunteer and 3 years in AmeriCorps. Since graduating in 2005, Sandy has been providing school based mental health in the Havre and Box Elder community, as well as providing children through adult outpatient therapy. Her experience includes implementing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Circle of Security (COS) techniques and treating a wide range of mental health disorders. Her experience includes treating clients with co-occurring disorders, as well as a history of addictions, trauma and relationship concerns. She is working to obtain an additional LCPC license.

                                                                                                                            Tina Petersen

                                                                                                                            MHIP Case Manager

                                                                                                                                Hailey Breum

                                                                                                                                MHIP Case Manager

                                                                                                                                Front Office Staff

                                                                                                                                  Mary Lyons

                                                                                                                                  Front End Supervisor

                                                                                                                                    Debi D’Hooge

                                                                                                                                    Receptionist, Patient Intake

                                                                                                                                      Cheryl Harwood

                                                                                                                                      Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                                        Melissa Russel

                                                                                                                                        Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                                            Jolyn Doll-Bessette

                                                                                                                                            Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                                              Amanda Barns

                                                                                                                                              Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                                                Executive Staff

                                                                                                                                                  Cindy Smith

                                                                                                                                                  CEO

                                                                                                                                                  Mrs. Smith has more than fourteen years of management experience working with not-for-profit healthcare systems. She has extensive knowledge of nursing, public health, emergency preparedness, business planning, operations management and management control systems, contract administration, health economics, and financial reporting and analysis. Mrs. Smith s experience includes three years of service as the Community Health Center s Executive Director, seven years with Hill County Health Department as the Executive Director, and four years as the Charge Nurse in the Transitional Care Unit for Northern Montana Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                  Mrs. Smith earned her Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration in August of 2009, attended the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Executive Program in July of 2009, and earned her Associate's Degree in Nursing in May of 1996. Mrs. Smith is also a licensed Registered Nurse in Montana.

                                                                                                                                                  In addition to Mrs. Smith's extensive experience, she is also an active system partner with the following organizations:

                                                                                                                                                  Mrs. Smith's exceptional efforts in serving the healthcare community have been recognized with the following positions of responsibility & awards:

                                                                                                                                                  •  Montana Primary Care Association Treasurer
                                                                                                                                                  •  Court Appointed to Hill County Foster Care Review Committee
                                                                                                                                                  •  Woman of the Year 2008 Beta Sigma Phi
                                                                                                                                                  •  Board Chair, 2003-2007 HELP Committee and Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line

                                                                                                                                                    Kyndra Hall

                                                                                                                                                    Chief Financial Officer

                                                                                                                                                    Kyndra graduated from Montana State University – Northern with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Technology with Accounting and Small Business Managements minors in 2000.  She went on to receive her Master’s in Business Administration Accounting from the University of Phoenix in 2007.  She received her status as an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service this past year.

                                                                                                                                                    Prior to starting at Bullhook she was an accountant with Anderson ZurMuehlen/Hamilton Consulting Group for the past 15 years.  She is very involved in the community as a board member on the Boys and Girls Club, North Central Montana Relay for Life and the Hi-Line Chapter of ABATE.  She is also actively involved with the Havre Elementary Parent Teacher Organization and the Havre Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors committee. 

                                                                                                                                                      Megan A. Evans, M.D.

                                                                                                                                                      QI Physician/Chief Medical Officer

                                                                                                                                                      Megan Evans, MD graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry with the highest honors from Montana State University –Bozeman. She earned her M.D. from the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine and completed her training as Chief Resident at Montana Family Medicine. Dr. Evans is committed to rural and underserved health care.

                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Dee Althouse

                                                                                                                                                          Lead Physician, Medical Doctor

                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Dee Althouse grew up in Ohio, and attended Medical School and completed her Residency in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Ohio State University (and she will be an OSU Buckeye fan for life!). She moved to Montana in 2000, and worked at the Chippewa Cree Health Center on the Rocky Boys Reservation for the next 15 years.  She enjoys seeing a broad range of patients, of all ages, with special interests in Pediatric development and health, and chronic disease management of children and adults.  Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children, reading, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Montana.

                                                                                                                                                            Ty Hedalen

                                                                                                                                                            Chief Operations Officer

                                                                                                                                                              Administrative Support Team

                                                                                                                                                                Rozan Kerr

                                                                                                                                                                Patient Accounts Manager

                                                                                                                                                                  Vonda Thomas

                                                                                                                                                                  Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                                                    Branda Pearson

                                                                                                                                                                    Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                                                      Barb DeRosa

                                                                                                                                                                      Accounting Associate

                                                                                                                                                                        Kathy Shrauger

                                                                                                                                                                        Certified Application Counselor

                                                                                                                                                                        Kathy joined the Bullhook staff in 2013, and became a federally certified and state licensed Certified Application Counselor for the clinic. She is available to assist with enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids. Kathy is a member of the Community Management Team and the Diabetes Pathway Advisory Committee. 

                                                                                                                                                                        Kathy received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Montana. A Havre native, she has two grown daughters, and one grand child. 

                                                                                                                                                                          Tina Hawkins

                                                                                                                                                                          Executive Assistant

                                                                                                                                                                          For 7 years Tina has worked in the aftermarket industry as a buyer. In August of 2015 she joined Bullhook Community Health Center where she serves as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. Originally from Ohio, she is enjoying all that Montana has to offer. 

                                                                                                                                                                            Caprice Gobin

                                                                                                                                                                            Assistant to the Executive Assistant

                                                                                                                                                                                Annette Horsley

                                                                                                                                                                                Insurance Eligibility Specialist

                                                                                                                                                                                  Nancy Pegar

                                                                                                                                                                                  Payroll and Benefits Specialist

                                                                                                                                                                                    Kelly Kohler

                                                                                                                                                                                    Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                                                                        Carol Schubert

                                                                                                                                                                                        Billing Clerk