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 has complete her PMHNP degree from The University of Michigan-Flint.  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.

           

            Michaela Whitmore, PA

            Physicians Assistant

                Patti Alderson

                Deputy Chief Medical Officer/Family Nurse Practitioner

                Patti Alderson was born and raised in Connecticut, longing for adventure she enlisted in the US Air Force after graduating high school.  After completing her training in electronics, she served as Secure Communication Expert at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.  It was a wonderful experience that afforded her the opportunity to travel all over the world. 

                  Patti moved to Montana in 2001 after having a short stint with the Railroad she decided to go back to school to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  After graduating she went to work at NMH for 41/2 years.  Patti has always had a thirst for knowledge which took her back to school to get her Masters and become a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She moved to the little community of Culbertson and worked as a FNP for a year before moving back to Havre to join us at Bullhook.  Patti is also studying for her Doctorate in Nursing while working full time.

                However, Patty is not all work, she loves spending time with her grandchildren attending all their activities.  She also enjoys camping and loves to travel.

                    Heather Wolf

                    Lab Manager/Phlebotomist

                      Desiree Norden

                      Medical Manager

                        Lisa Hentschel

                        Medical Assistant

                          Andrea Dumas

                          Medical Data Entry

                            Carrie Tempel, LPN

                            Licensed Nurse Practitioner

                                Timberle Gobin

                                Registered Nurse

                                    Rickelle Powers, MA

                                    Medical Assistant

                                        Kelly Benson

                                        LPN

                                            Bonnie Benson

                                            Medical Assistant

                                                Abby Miller

                                                Medical Team Assistant

                                                  Janice Griebel

                                                  Medical Team Assistant

                                                  Dental Staff

                                                    Conrad J. Kusel

                                                    Chief Dental Officer

                                                    Conrad J. Kusel, Jr., DDS (Dr. Jim) is a native to Florida.  He was born and grew up in Miami, Florida.  He went to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC where he earned his BA in Chemistry. Then He went Dental School at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.  After passing his Florida dental boards he joined his Father in Port St Lucie.  Dr. Jim’s brother joined the practice soon after. 

                                                    Dr. Jim has been Rotarian for 32 years and is active in the Boy Scouts of America.  Other activities Dr. Jim is active in are deep sea fishing, SCUBA diving, and growing orchids.  While in Montana. Jim is looking forward to hunting, ice and fly fishing, visiting and hiking in Montana’s beautiful parks.

                                                        Dr. Scott Olsen

                                                        Dentist

                                                        Dr. Craig Kaneshiro

                                                        Dentist

                                                          Elizabeth Lohse

                                                          Dental Manager

                                                          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.

                                                            Kendal Taylor

                                                            Dental Assistant

                                                                Kandi Mitchell

                                                                Dental Assistant

                                                                Kandi has been a dental assistant with Bullhook Community Health Center since March 2017. She has received certification in Radiation Health and Safety from the Dental Assisting National Board.

                                                                    Shari Nelson

                                                                    Dental Assistant

                                                                    Shari has been a dental assistant with Bullhook Community Health Center since November 2017. She has received certification in Radiation Health and Safety from the Dental Assisting National Board.

                                                                    Dominique Hendrickson

                                                                    Dental Assistant

                                                                    Dominique has been a dental assistant with Bullhook Community Health Center since June 2018. She has received certification in Radiation Health and Safety from the Dental Assisting National Board.

                                                                    Pharmacy Staff

                                                                      Darin Miller

                                                                      Pharmacist

                                                                        Sheronda Healy

                                                                        Pharmacy Technician

                                                                            Emily Harshman

                                                                            Pharmacy Technician / CAC Coordinator

                                                                              Behavioral Health

                                                                                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.

                                                                                    Deidre Reiter

                                                                                    Behavioral Health Manager

                                                                                      Emily Harshman

                                                                                      Pharmacy Technician / CAC Coordinator

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            Substance Abuse Counselor and Behavioral Health 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.   

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                  Terry Hanson

                                                                                                  Behavioral Health Specialist

                                                                                                  Terry is a licensed clinical professional counselor.  She earned her master’s degree in counseling at Montana State University-Northern in 1995 and completed an internship in family based services in Havre.  She has experience providing outpatient counseling for mental health concerns across the lifespan.

                                                                                                    Madison Ellis

                                                                                                    Behavioral Health Nurse

                                                                                                    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. 

                                                                                                        Danielle Ostwalt

                                                                                                        Mental Health Case Manager

                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                              Hailey Breum

                                                                                                              Care Manager

                                                                                                              Front Office Staff

                                                                                                                Kelly Kohler

                                                                                                                Front End Supervisor

                                                                                                                Kelly Kohler started working at Bullhook Community Health Center in 2016 as a Dental Assistant. In 2017, she took a position in the Business Department, working with patient accounts. Kelly is now currently the Front-End Supervisor, responsible for managing the front staff and coordinating our facilities provider’s schedules. She has more than ten years of experience in the healthcare world. Kelly enjoys camping, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities.

                                                                                                                  Cindy Job

                                                                                                                  Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                      Cheryl Harwood

                                                                                                                      Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                        Melissa Russell

                                                                                                                        Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                            Hannah Kirk

                                                                                                                            Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                              Executive Staff

                                                                                                                                Kyndra Hall

                                                                                                                                Chief Financial Officer, Interim Chief Executive 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. 

                                                                                                                                Molly Wendland

                                                                                                                                Chief Operations Officer

                                                                                                                                Molly Wendland was born and raised on the hi-line and studied at MSU-Billings/MSU -Bozeman.  Molly has worked in the healthcare field for 15+ years in many different capacities including Hospice, Home visiting, HR, Marketing, and Quality Improvement.

                                                                                                                                Her affinity for helping people lead her to working with Community Health Centers.   Molly has also worked with a number of community-based organizations connecting resources, leading health initiatives and advocating for change.  Most recently, Molly has been supporting Bighorn Valley Health Center in implementing team-based, whole-person care. 

                                                                                                                                Molly feeds her creativity through her small business “Frances and Esther” creating unique, hand-made goods.

                                                                                                                                With a resourceful mindset, Molly is inventive, persistent and driven to find a way to make things possible.

                                                                                                                                  Angela Allestad

                                                                                                                                  Executive Assistant

                                                                                                                                    Administrative Support Team

                                                                                                                                      Rozan Kerr

                                                                                                                                      Patient Accounts Manager

                                                                                                                                        Vonda Thomas

                                                                                                                                        Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                          Branda Pearson

                                                                                                                                          Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                            Barb DeRosa

                                                                                                                                            Accounting Associate

                                                                                                                                              Jim Ramsbacher

                                                                                                                                              Patient Accounts Representative

                                                                                                                                                  Nancy Pegar

                                                                                                                                                  Payroll and Benefits Specialist

                                                                                                                                                    Carol Schubert

                                                                                                                                                    Billing Clerk

                                                                                                                                                      Christina Flansburg

                                                                                                                                                      Health Information Technology/Data Analyst

                                                                                                                                                        Jeff Parks

                                                                                                                                                        Building Engineer

                                                                                                                                                            Joe Conway

                                                                                                                                                            Janitor