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Health Care Providers

Below you will find all of our Sault Tribe Healthcare Providers.

Alexa Jones, LLMSW Clinical Social Worker
Alexa graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2016 with an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She continued her education and went on to graduate with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 2018. She completed her internship in Grand Rapids, MI where she provided home-based therapy for court-involved youth and their families. She then moved back home to the Sault area where she worked as an outpatient therapist at Hiawatha Behavioral Health for 2 years. Alexa began working for the Tribe in 2020 and has been an outpatient therapist here for over a year. She specializes in Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She works primarily with teens and young adults diagnosed with mood disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders. In her free time, Alexa enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports, reading, and traveling.

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Alyssia Cruz, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
Alyssia began her career providing psychiatric testing and group therapy for adults in south Texas. She graduated from Texas A & M University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Social Work. She moved to northern California where she provided clinical case management to clients with severe psychosis, personality and mood disorders. Alyssia graduated with a Masters of Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in 2018. She went on to work at a community clinic providing couples, group and individual therapy to all ages. Alyssia started working for the Tribe in 2020 with a focus on supporting trauma survivors. She specializes in Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She works primarily with individuals seeking to reduce trauma, depression and anxiety symptoms. In her free time, Alyssia loves spending time with her family, working out and reading.

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Amy Postma, D.O., M.S.B.S.
Dr. Amy Postma attended Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan earning her BA. Dr. Postma earned her MSBS (Master Physiology/endocrinology from Medical College, Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Postma then attended Michigan State University (College of Osteopathic Medicine) where she earned her D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy). While at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan she did her Internship, Residency and Family Practice. Dr. Postma is a Clinical Assistant Professor from Michigan State University – College Human Medicine since 2015, is currently Family Practice Board Certified since 2008 – OMT, Infant Pediatrics, Adult Medical and Procedures.

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Andrew Rife, PA-C
Medical School: South University in Tampa, FL Year started with Tribe: 2015 Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Primary Care

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Arianna Brown
“Appointment Programmer Arianna Brown is a euchre aficionado, animal lover, and advocate for pineapple on pizza. She is happy to help with whatever you need!”

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Becky Patzwald, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Started working as a Clinical Social Worker for the Advocacy Resource Center in September 2018 providing therapy to survivors and their families of sexual assault/abuse. In May 2020, accepted a full-time Clinical Social Worker position with Behavioral Health.

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Bill Carie
Hi I am the driver for the Road to Wellness Program for Behavioral Health. When I’m not at work I’m most likely in my 13 foot kayak exploring our waters or I’m on the couch grinding out my old school Rune Scape account, while watching videos on NASA, Boson Dynamics or SpaceX.

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Candace Dennis LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Candace chose to put her personal philosophies into action by continuing her education at Boston University where she earned a Master of Social Work in May of 2009. Candace promptly moved from the east coast back to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where she began her career in public service at Pathways Community Mental Health. She has been an outpatient behavioral health therapist for the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians at the Munising Tribal Health Clinic since June 2013.

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Carla Behling, NP
Carla Behling, F.N.P., attended graduate school at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. She began practicing with Sault Tribe in 1997 and has a special medical interest in women's health. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, boating and traveling.

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Carole Hare-MA Counseling, LPC
Carole graduated from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She spent three years teaching in Monrovia, Liberia at an international school with students from multiple countries and cultures. She returned to the states and earned her master’s degree in counseling from Northern Michigan University. She started her counseling career working for Luce County Community Mental Health for two years and later was employed as a K-12 school counselor for Marquette Area Public Schools for 23 years. She retired in Florida for four years where she volunteered working with hospice patients and their families. In 2017 Carole moved back to her home town of Manistique to be near her elder father and began working for the tribe as an outpatient therapist in 2020. She enjoys walking her little dog, spending time in nature, and is continuously learning more about our Anishinaabe culture. Carole’s two adult sons are married and live with their families in Seattle, WA and St. Petersburg, FL. Her favorite times away from work are spent traveling to visit her five precious grandchildren in those two cities.

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Charlee Brissette, MS
Charlee is an educator and wellness coach with over ten years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. Her approach to holistic well-being uses a thorough understanding of teachings of the Four Directions to help individuals and communities reach their wellness potential. Her undergraduate degree is in Management of Health and Fitness, and Native American Studies. Her graduate degree is in Health Behavior and Health Education, with a concentration on Native and Indigenous Studies. Her Masters’ thesis examined Anishinaabe Adaptations to Historical Loss and Trauma. Being trauma informed, Charlee is able to help individuals identify and overcome barriers to reach their optimal well-being. When she is not working she enjoys reading, creating, watching binge-worthy TV, and being outside in any capacity – hiking, kayaking, skydiving, and riding her motorcycle.

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Christina Reynolds Burlak, LMSW, MS Clinical Social Worker
Christina Reynolds Burlak Clinical Therapist Christina began her career in Social Services in New York City in 1992. She trained at the City University of New York, Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work obtaining a Master of Social Work (MSW), as well earned a Master’s of Science (MS) at the Milano Graduate School of the New School for Social Research. Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Oakland University, Rochester Michigan.

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Courtney Dombroski
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David Drockton, DDS
David Drockton, D.D.S., studied at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been practicing with Sault Tribe since 1995. He has special professional interests in public health and preventive dentistry. In his spare time, he particularly enjoys family and outdoor activities the region offers.

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Denise Lyons - LLMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Denise graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She continued her education and went on to graduate with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 2008. She completed his internship at the Department of Health and Human Services in Sault Ste. Marie, MI where she set up the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative and worked with local stakeholders and adolescents aging out of the foster care system. Denise worked at UPCAP for 4 years prior to working at the tribe. She received a certificate in Gerontology from Wayne State University in 2011 and is currently working on her PhD in Social Work with expected graduation in 2022. Denise began working for the Tribe in 2011 and has been an outpatient therapist here for the last 9 years. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She works with adults diagnosed with substance abuse and mental health disorders as well as trauma focused therapy with all age groups. In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors in the summer, camping, fishing, reading and research.

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Dr. Carrie Schneider
Dr. Carolyn (Carrie) Schneider has been a practicing audiologist in the Sault Sainte Marie area for the past 18 years. Dr. Schneider moved to the UP and began working at War Memorial Hospital and then with Hearing First in Sault, Ontario and Sault, Michigan. She attended Ohio University, Kent State University, and A.T. Still University. Dr. Schneider enjoys working with all ages. She has a son, Tyler (14 years old) and daughter, Lucy (11 years old) as well as two dogs and one gecko (against her better judgement). In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling and being on or near the water.

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Dr. Jill Perry, Chief Solo Dentist
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Gerard Sagassige
Gerard Sagassige is from curve Lake First Nation with family connections to Serpent River.He has been assisting with healing work for over 20 years. He is a Midewiwin Lodge Member and has worked with many teachers through this travels.

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Gloria A Van Klompenberg D.O.
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency: Ingham Regional Medical Center Year started with Tribe: 2016 Specialties: Family practice with emphasis on women's health and healthy lifestyle issues

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Heather Hemming, B.S., ACSM-EP-C & CIFT
Heather Hemming is the Health Education Supervisor and the Project Coordinator of the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country and Tribal Practices and Wellness in Indian Country grants with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Heather holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Lake Superior State University. She is also an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist and Inclusive Fitness Trainer, a Certified Lifestyle Coach and she is highly skilled in facilitating community coalitions. Heather is currently finishing her Masters in Health Administration from Louisiana State University – Shreveport. Heather, who is a Sault Tribe member and long-time tribal employee, is the PA Referral Program's lead developer. She says the program's intentions are to promote prevention, self-management, and treatment efforts among tribal members diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other chronic diseases. With more culturally appropriate programs like this, Heather would like to see the CHE team continue to work as a cohesive unit to provide the best services to Sault Tribe members. In her spare time, Heather enjoys running, playing sports, hiking, kayaking, and taking her dog Sadie for walks.

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Jasjit Pataria, FNP
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Jeffrey Lozen, O.D.
Jeffrey Lozen, O.D., studied at Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry in Big Rapids, Mich. He began practice with Sault Tribe in 1984 and has special interests in general practice and contact lenses. His leisure activities include membership in the Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary, hiking, fishing, kayaking and skiing.

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Jessie Skog AU.D, CCC-A
Jessie Skog AU. D, CCC-A attended Western Michigan University. She provides Audiology Services at the Sault St. Marie Health Center.

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Jim Brady, Pharmacist Supervisor
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Joe Garlinghouse, Dr
Dr. Garlinghouse is a board certified Family Medicine doctor with a Masters of Public Health and a Certificate in Added Qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. Dr. Garlinghouse enjoys time with his wife and four children. He is actively involved in Calvary Baptist Church where he and his wife work as youth “sponsors” – assisting the church’s youth pastor in weekly youth group and activities. He is a self-described computer “geek” who enjoys building and tinkering with computer systems as well as the integration of computers in health care. He sees all ages of patients.

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Joe Syrette
Joseph Syrette is Anishinaabe Ojibwe from Batchewana First Nation located in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Canada. He currently lives in Mt Pleasant Michigan and has had the privilege of working 7 years as a Language and Cultural teacher at the Saginaw Chippewa Academy School.

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Josh Firack, ACSM EP-C, LMT
Josh Firack is a 1996 graduate of Northern Michigan University with a B.S. degree in Health and Fitness Management. Josh was first certified as a personal trainer in 1997 through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and he maintained that certification until 2014. He is well versed in many facets of the health and fitness industry, as he has experience as a personal trainer, physical therapy aid, massage therapist and exercise physiologist. Josh has also managed outpatient physical therapy clinics as well as commercial fitness centers and has been the owner of a fitness center. He has worked with individuals ranging from 13 to 97 years of age, all with different physical capacities as well as various fitness/wellness goals.

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Justin Mandosking
Justin is a student at BMCC. His is majoring in Great Lakes Native American Studies and Anishinaabemowin Language Instruction. In 2019 He was the project coordinator for Naloxone: a safer home project at GLRC where he worked as a Peer Support Specialist. He has worked the Syringe Access Program from then until present. Justin has been facilitating Wellbriety twice a week since 2019. Justin began working for the Tribe in 2020 as Peer Recovery Coach. His main focus is harm reduction and incorporating Anishinaabe practices into his recovery work. He works primarily with Native Americans with SUDS.

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Katelynn Griffin
Katelynn Griffin graduated from Bay Mills Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration and Associate of Arts in Business Administration. She began working for Sault Tribe in 2015 in accounting. June 2018, she transferred to the Sault Tribe Health Center as Administrative Secretary for the Behavioral Health department. Katelynn is a mother of three wonderful children, two girls and one boy. Growing with and learning from them is the highlight of her life. Outside motherhood she has become a podcast enthusiast thanks to her co-worker, getting lost in a good book, date nights with her spouse, trying out a new recipe, binge watching the latest Netflix episode.

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Kelli Beaudry - Project Specialist
Undergraduate Degree: A.A. Criminal Justice-Bay College, B.S. Criminal Justice/Corrections-LSSU, B.S. Forensic Psychology-Kaplan Work Experience: Corrections officer, Diversion/Probation Officer Intern, Managed runaway and homeless youth home for three years, Child welfare unit in DHHS, Prevention Specialist …. I’m sure I left out a few Certifications, Specializations/Focuses: Project Specialist for the STOPR Grant with the Sault Tribe under the Sault Tribe Behavioral Health Unit Primary Populations: Everyone Hobbies: Owns own craft business, hunting, training my two dogs and whatever adventures my friends drag me along on

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Krysta Hinman, O.D., Chief Optometrist
Krysta Hinman, O.D., studied at the Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry in Big Rapids, Mich. She conducted residency in rotations at Detroit Veterans Hospital, Henry Ford and The Wellness Plan. She began practice with Sault Tribe in 2010 and alternates between Sault Ste. Marie and St. Igance. She has special professional interests in all aspects of optometry with special emphasis on ocular disease and contact lens. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and daughter.

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Lowell Lamar Styer, MD
Lowell Lamar Styer, M.D., studied at Temple Unversity in Philadelphia, Pa., and completed his residency at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He began practice with Sault Tribe in 2010 and has special medical interests in vitamin deficiencies and ear acupuncture. Eagle Scout Styer played soccer in college, can still run 5K in less than 30 minutes and enjoys singing in church choir and local musicals.

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Lyndee Zeigler, B.S., ACSM-EP-C, EIM2, TTS
Lyndee Zeigler is a Community Health Educator who loves watching how cultivating a culture of wellness, rest, healthy nutrition, and physical activity can transforms lives. Lyndee has been in healthcare and wellness for five years – specializing in exercise testing and prescription, health education and health coaching, cardiac rehabilitation, tobacco cessation, and corporate employee wellness programs. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cornerstone University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Biology, respectively. While attending Cornerstone University, Lyndee was a four-time national indoor qualifier and two-time national outdoor qualifier in track and field. Lyndee works primarily from the Sault Tribal Health & Human Services Center in Saint Ignace, Michigan. She is part of Nicotine Dependence Program and Physical Activity Referral Program, and helps with community outreach and the local coalition groups. In her free time, Lyndee enjoys antiquing, reading, cooking and baking, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her husband, Jason, and two puppies, Leya

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Maddy Lamma
Maddy is an avid outdoor enthusiast, who brings knowledge of kinesiology and administration to her new role in Health Education. Maddy graduated from Lake Superior State University in December of 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. When asked what drew her to pursue this field she said "I knew I wanted to work with in the health field, and when I started researching what degree to pursue I came across kinesiology, what popped out at me was the more holistic approach to health kinesiology offered. I think it is important to treat the whole person, not just the symptom." She is looking forward to helping people live their healthiest and best lives by working through the Physical Activity Referral Program. She is also hoping to assist with the Nibi (Water) Program, by becoming a certified kayak instructor. Maddy is originally from Sault Ste. Marie and loves taking advantage of all the U.P. has to offer. When she's not working, she can be found on the hiking trails, kayaking or camping. She is proud to have once climbed to the highest point in the Smokey Mountains!

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Maegan Wickstrom-LLMSW- Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Social Worker began her career in child welfare in 2015. Maegan has a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Northern Michigan University and later went on to earn a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) degree from Michigan State University. Maegan’s primary mode of psychotherapy focuses to teach skills for coping with emotions and how to identify the thinking that leads to feelings and behaviors that may be unhealthy or self-defeating. Maegan enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

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Mallinda S. Lumsden, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Mallinda S. Lumsden, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Health Supervisor (All Sites) Work Experience: Mallinda has been employed with the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians since 1996. She worked as a Mental Health Technician/Intake Specialist for Anishnabek Community and Family Services. In 2012, Mallinda worked in the Behavioral Health Program as an outpatient therapist after her Masters was completed. She is currently employed as the Clinical Supervisor for the Behavioral Health Program since 2019.

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Margaret Comfort, PA
Margaret Comfort, PA, attended Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. and conducted her residency in the state of New York and northern Michigan. She began practicing with Sault Tribe in 2014 and has special professional interests in diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cancer. At her leisure, she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and her husky, Nutmeg.

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Mark Senkus, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
Mark graduated from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor degree in Human Services. He went on to obtain a Master of Social Work degree from Grand Valley State University. Mark has worked in the fields of behavioral health, child welfare, and substance use disorder treatment. He has worked for the Sault Tribe for over 8 years in total. Mark has training in Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders with adults and adolescents. In his free time, Mark enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, cooking, and reading.

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Michelle Kroupa-Kulik, MD
Michelle Kroupa-Kulik, M.D., attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., and conducted her residency with the Department of Pediatrics at William Beaumont Hospital. She practiced with Sault Tribe from 2001 to 2010 and returned in 2014. She has special professional interests in children, management of obesity and diabetes. The mother of five enjoys outdoor activities, skiing, gardening, coaching science Olympics and foster parenting. She is a life-long resident of the U.P.

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Myrth Condon, NP
Myrth Condon, N.P., studied at Nazareth College where she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Michgian State University. She began practice with Sault Tribe in 2009 and has special medical interests in family health, women's health, children's health, dermatology and is certified to conduct CDL physicals. In the winter, she loves snowmobiling.

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NeTausha Bergsma
NeTausha graduated from University of Michigan-Flint in 2006 with dual Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice. In 2016 she completed her Masters of Social Work from Grand Valley State University. NeTausha completed her internship with Sault Tribe Behavioral Health Outpatient Treatment Services and has been working with Sault Tribe Behavioral Health ever since. She specializes in Child Play Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture and is a part of the Chippewa County Mental Health Team through the 91st District Court. She works with all age groups. In her free time, NeTausha enjoys spending time with her family.

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Penny Clark (Wilson) B.S.; L.B.S.W.
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Human Services from LSSU (Substance Abuse, Sociology, Human Services Management) Work Experience: Mental Health Case Manager and ACT Team member for HBH, Sault Tribe Wraparound Program, Prevention, Intense Case Management and Foster Care and currently Perinatal SUD Case Coordinator for Sault Tribe. Family First Specialist, DPH Parenting Worker and West Bridge Housing Case Manager. Certifications, Specializations/Focuses: Wraparound Train the Trainers, several parenting programs certificates, MI State Trainings for: Foster Care, Family First, Domestic Violence, Protective Services; Numerous trainings for working with individual/families for treatment. Primary Populations: Families Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, church activities

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Pete Andersen, Pharmacist
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Physical Activity Program Staff
Back row: Charlee Brissette, Josh Firack, Lyndee Zeigler Front row: Maddy Lamma, Heather Hemming

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Rachel McCord
Credentials: CCAR/ Peer Recovery Coach/ 5 years in recovery from a heroin addiction Work Experience: recovery Coach sault tribe behavioral health, Peer Recovery Coach Hope Not Handcuffs Certifications, Specializations/Focuses: CCAR Primary Populations: Addiction Community Hobbies: Spending time with my family, sports mom, vacations, hairdresser

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Rae Ann Brand FNP-BC
Rae Ann Brand, F.N.P.-B.C., studied at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. She originally began practicing with Sault Tribe in 1999 until 2009 and returned in 2013. She has special professional interests in women's and children's health. She is married for 22 years to Sault Evening News reporter Scott Brand and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, attending her children's sporting events and leading her daughter's Girl Scout troop.

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Rafael P. Aguirre, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
Rafael was born and raised in El Paso, TX. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He continued his education and went on to graduate with a Master’s degree in Social Work from New Mexico State University in 2006. He completed his internship in Las Cruces, NM where he provided home-based and outpatient therapy. Rafael then moved to Chicago where he worked in the Crisis/Triage department at Community Mental Health for 4 years. He moved to the Sault area in 2010 where he worked as a social worker and outpatient therapist at WMH’s inpatient psychiatric unit for 4 and a half years. Rafael began working for the Sault Tribe in 2018 as an outpatient therapist. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. He works primarily with adults diagnosed with substance abuse and mental health disorders. In his free time, Rafael enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and being outdoors.

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Rebeckah Zaragoza, LMSW- Clinical Therapist
Rebeckah Zaragoza, LMSW- Clinical Therapist began her career in Human Services field in Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 2006. Rebeckah has a Bachelor of Science (BA) from Lake Superior State University and later went on to earn a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Grand Valley State University. Rebeckah enjoys spending time with her family, loves being outside, camping or going to the beach. Rebeckah is certified in Tai Chi Easy and is working on becoming a Registered Play Therapist.

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S. Cindy Thomas, LMSW Clinical Social Worker
Credentials: LMSW, CAADC Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Counseling, and Human Services Administration from LSSU, 1989 Graduate Degree: Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University, 2011 Work Experience: Graduate internship 2010-2011 Developing & Setting up evidence based MATRIX Group which ran until COVID. 2010 thru 2020 at Sault Tribe Behavioral Health. Cultural Committee (Employee one), Treating PTSD and Substance abuse concurrently, Completing Drivers License Reviews. Certifications, Specializations/Focuses: Focuses on CBT, Solution Focused, Cultural Counseling (Talking Circles, Women’s Groups) Motivational Interviewing, consistently providing Reflective listening. Primary Populations: Substance use, Mental health, Cultural Counseling, Co-occurring adults Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, spiritual gatherings, ceremonies, and crafting

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Shelby Fox
Work Experience: I started in the Behavioral Health Program as a student worker in the fall of 2014. About 6 months later a full time position opened up. I jumped at the chance and got hired as the Behavioral Health Appointment Programmer. The following 3 years passed quickly, then another position opened up in our program. I applied and got hired as a Behavioral Health Administrative Secretary in the fall of 2018.

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Shelli Gould
.Hi I am Shelli Gould, I have been working for the Sault Tribe for 15 years. I have three grown daughters and thirteen grandchildren of which I adore. I am a driver for behavioral health and I love my job.

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Steven Obreiter, DDS
Steve Obreiter, D.D.S., studied at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Mich., and has practiced with Sault Tribe since 2008. He participates in dental humanitarian missions to Guyana, South America and Alaska. He enjoys spending time with family, serving at church, following sports and helping his children with 4-H projects.

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Tim Hoffmann, MD
Timothy Hoffman, M.D., studied at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., and performed his residency at the Detroit Medical Center. He began his practice with Sault Tribe in 2013 and has special medical interests in obesity medicine, mental health and exercise medicine. He enjoys reading, mostly non-fiction such as history, health, politics and religion. He is fond of international travel and enjoys endurance sports like running and biking.

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Vivica J. Fitzpatrick-Sherman, MD
Vivica J. Fitzpatrick-Sherman, M.D., studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. She conducted her residency at D.C. General Hospital in Washington, D.C. She began her practice with Sault Tribe in1988 and has special medical interests in children's health care. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing, ceramic painting and singing in a drum group.

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Wm. Lane Barber MA.LPC. NBCC
Wm. Lane Barber has a master’s in guidance and counseling. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan along with National Board Certified Counselor, certification. He has 20+ years of experience in the mental health field providing outpatient counseling services.

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