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

          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.

           

            Heidi Dumas

            Nurse Practitioner

              Tiffany Christman

              QI Coordinator/Informatics

                Jacy Crowley

                RN Supervisor

                  Heather Wolf

                  Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist

                    Patty Tilleman

                    Care Coordinator/RN

                        Desiree Norden

                        Medical Assistant

                          Lisa Hentschel

                          Medical Assistant

                            Andrea Dumas

                            Medical Data Entry

                              Janet Nordrum

                              Registered Nurse

                                Timberle Gobin

                                Registered Nurse

                                    Alexis Bentley

                                    Medical Team Assistant

                                      Dental Staff

                                        Ron Tilgner

                                        Chief Dental Officer/Dentist

                                          Alyssa Harris

                                          Dentist

                                            Jonathan Friedman

                                            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

                                                      Jaclyn Black

                                                      Dental Assistant
                                                       Jaclyn has been a dental assistant with Bullhook Community Health Center for over two and a half years. She has received certification in Radiation Health and Safety from the Dental Assisting National Board.

                                                        Teresa Rangel

                                                        Dental Assistant

                                                            Alicia Richmond

                                                            Dental Assistant

                                                              Kendra Goeman

                                                              Dental Assistant

                                                              Pharmacy Staff

                                                                Tami Solomon-Miller

                                                                Pharmacist

                                                                Tami Miller,PharmD., RPh is our Pharmacy Director at Bullhook Community Health Center. 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 enjoys camping, spending time with  and traveling with her family and friends. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). She is also involved with Emergency Preparedness in our community and believes in the patient centered model of healthcare (PCMH) to improve patient outcomes.

                                                                  Darin Miller

                                                                  Pharmacist

                                                                    Demi Billy

                                                                    Pharmacy Tech

                                                                    Behavioral Health

                                                                      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.

                                                                       

                                                                        Patty Tilleman

                                                                        Care Coordinator/RN

                                                                            Chelsea Johnson

                                                                            Behavioral Health Coordinator

                                                                              Bobbi Teasley

                                                                              Licensed Addiction Counselor-Intern

                                                                              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

                                                                                  Licensed Addiction Counselor-Intern

                                                                                      Suzanne Lockwood

                                                                                      Chief Behavioral Health Officer, 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.

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                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.   

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                      Jennifer Jenkins

                                                                                                      Medicaid Health Improvement Program Case Manager

                                                                                                      Jennifer has worked for Bullhook Community Health Center since March of 2015. Jennifer has attended MSU Northern and plans to pursue a career in Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling.

                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                            Front Office Staff

                                                                                                              Mary Lyons

                                                                                                              Front End Supervisor

                                                                                                                Debi D’Hooge

                                                                                                                Receptionist, Patient Intake

                                                                                                                  Kallie Larson

                                                                                                                  Receptionist

                                                                                                                  Kallie has worked with the public for the last ten years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and skiing in the winter.

                                                                                                                    Mandy Huntington

                                                                                                                    Receptionist

                                                                                                                      Cheryl Harwood

                                                                                                                      Front Receptionist

                                                                                                                        Hailey Breum

                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Ron Tilgner

                                                                                                                                    Dentist/CDO

                                                                                                                                        Suzanne Lockwood

                                                                                                                                        Chief Behavioral Health Officer, 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.

                                                                                                                                          Ty Hedalen

                                                                                                                                          Chief Operations Officer

                                                                                                                                            Administrative Support Team

                                                                                                                                              Rozan Kerr

                                                                                                                                              Patient Accounts Manager

                                                                                                                                                Kelly Kohler

                                                                                                                                                Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                                    Vonda Thomas

                                                                                                                                                    Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                                      Branda Pearson

                                                                                                                                                      Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                                        Joelee Hoover

                                                                                                                                                        Patient Accounts Biller

                                                                                                                                                          Barb DeRosa

                                                                                                                                                          Accounting Associate

                                                                                                                                                            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. 

                                                                                                                                                              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. 

                                                                                                                                                                Annette Horsley

                                                                                                                                                                Insurance Eligibility Specialist

                                                                                                                                                                  Laura Wheeler

                                                                                                                                                                  Data Entry and EMR Specialist

                                                                                                                                                                  Laura has worked for Bullhook Community Health Center since August of 2016 on the State Transitional Youth Implementation Grant along side Patty Tilleman and entering data in the Substance Abuse Management System. Laura grew up in Simms, MT. She moved to Phoenix, AZ, in 2006 and started working for CVS Caremark as a Blues Team Member for the Federal Employee Program working on prescription claim adjustments, urgent requests, and handling escalated requests from the Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Team. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog, going on motorcycle rides with her boyfriend, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

                                                                                                                                                                      Nancy Pegar

                                                                                                                                                                      Payroll and Benefits Specialist

                                                                                                                                                                        Caprice Gobin

                                                                                                                                                                        Assistant to the Executive Assistant