PRIMARY CARE

Our family practice physicians and mid-level providers are dedicated to treating the whole person. They treat each organ, every disease, all ages and genders. The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. This group of staff work tirelessly to build healthier communities.

Muhammad Abdelhai
Muhammad AbdelhaiMD
Dr. Abdelhai is an Internal Medicine Physician, also known as an Internist, at our Atlanta site with special interests in Nephrology, Preventive Medicine, and Infectious Disease. Dr. Abdelhai is a graduate of Wayne State University and completed his residency at the DMC Internal Medicine Program. He is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians.
Osama Ahmed
Osama AhmedMD
Dr. Ahmed is an internal Medicine Physician, also known as an Internist, at our Onaway location with special interest in management to chronic disease and preventive medicine. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of the University of Medical Sciences and Technology and is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians.
Jill Barsen
Jill BarsenPA-C
Jill is a Physician Assistant specializing in Family Medicine in the Rogers City site. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University.
Amy Brewbaker
Amy BrewbakerFNP-BC
Amy is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in pediatrics in our Cheboygan Chief Health Center. She received her BSN from Ferris State University and her MSN-FNP from Michigan State University. Ms. Brewbaker is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Amy Code
Amy CodeFNP-C
Amy is a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Medicine in the Hillman location. She graduated with her MSN from the University of Michigan – Flint. Amy is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.
Monica Dziesinski
Monica DziesinskiPA-C
Monica is a Physician Assistant specializing in Family Medicine in our Rogers City location with special interests in acute and chronic conditions in all ages. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University.
Holly Ehrke
Holly EhrkeFNP-C
Holly is a Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in Pediatrics in our Inland Lakes Bulldog Health Center. She graduated with her BSN from Ferris State University and MSN from Michigan State University. Holly is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International – Nursing Honor Society.
Lindsey Grace
Lindsey GraceMSN, FNP
Lindsey is a Family Nurse Practitioner in our Atlanta location. She is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University with a BSN and Georgetown University with a MSN. Lindsey is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Marion Hautea
Marion HauteaMD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Hautea is a Family Medicine Physician in our Rogers City location and serves as Thunder Bay’s Chief Medical Officer. He is a graduate of the University of Perpetual Health System and completed his residency at Kline Family Practice, Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hautea has a special interest in Public Health and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners, American Board of Family Medicine, American Medical Association, and American College of Physician Executives.
Cheryl Henry
Cheryl HenryMSN, FNP-BC
Cheryl is a Family Nurse Practitioner is our Fairview location. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BSN and Saginaw Valley State University with a MSN. Cheryl is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Manuel Hernandez
Manuel HernandezMD
Dr. Hernandez is a Physician in our Rogers City location specializing in Family Medicine. He is graduate of Medical School in Poland and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners.
Jemellee Jacala-Tadian
Jemellee Jacala-TadianMD, FAAFP
Dr. Tadian is a Physician in our Hillman location specializing in Family Medicine. She is a graduate of the American University of the Caribbean and State University of New York. Dr. Tadian is a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners and Philippine Medical Association of Michigan.
Julie Gilbert
Julie GilbertFNP-BC
Julie is a Family Nurse Practitioner in our Onaway Cardinal Health Center with special interest in Pediatrics and Mental Health. She received her RN from NCMC, BSN from University of Michigan, and MSN from Michigan State University and is certified as a Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS). Julie is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Cody Lawnichak
Cody LawnichakPA-C
Cody is a Physician Assistant in our Atlanta location with a special interest in Dermatology. He is a graduate of Indiana State University and a member of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants.
Abby Godfrey
Abby GodfreyPA-C
Abby is a Physician Assistant in our Hillman location with a special interest in Nephrology. She is a graduate of the Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Program. Abby is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Wayne McEwen
Wayne McEwenPA-C, Medical Director
Wayne is a Physician Assistant in the Atlanta site and serves as Thunder Bay’s Medical Director. He is a graduate of Adrian College and Alderson-Broaddus College. Wayne is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Sarah Wallace
Sarah WallacePA-C
Sarah is a Physician Assistant in our Onaway site specializing in family medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Scient in Physician Assistant studies.
Cori Williams
Cori WilliamsFNP-BC
Cori is a Family Nurse Practitioner in our Rogers City location with a special interest in Pediatrics and Health Maintenance. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BSN and Saginaw Valley State University with her MSN. Cori is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Anna Nadolsky
Anna NadolskyFNP-BC
Anna is a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Onaway location with a special interest in Pediatrics and Health Maintenance. She is a graduate of Lake Superior State University and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. Anna is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

OPTOMETRY

Nikkie LaLonde
Nikkie LaLondeOD
Dr. LaLonde is an Optometrist in our Rogers City location with a special interest in Ocular Disease (Diabetes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration) and acute emergencies. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, Ferris State University, and the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. LaLonde, is a member of the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

DENTAL

Joseph Carlu
Joseph CarluDDS
Dr. Carlu is a Dentist in our Atlanta location. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry and a member of the Michigan State Dental Association.
Emily Hill
Emily HillDDS
Dr. Hill is a Dentist in our Onaway location with a special interest in Oral Surgery and Periodontics. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and Vacationland District Dental Society.
Bradford Rowe
Bradford RoweBSE, DDS
Dr. Rowe is a Dentist in the Atlanta location. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Rowe is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Francis B. Vedder Society.
Jeffrey Taylor
Jeffrey TaylorDDS, Dental Director
Dr. Taylor is Dentist in the Atlanta location and serves as Thunder Bay’s Dental Director. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and the MCV/VCU School of Dentistry. Dr. Taylor is a member of the America Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Saginaw Valley Dental Society.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Susan Allred
Susan AllredLMSW
Susan is a Behavioral Health Therapist in our Fairview location with special interest in geriatrics, grief and loss, issues of spirituality, and treatment of anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Michigan University and Master of Social Work from Michigan State University. Susan is a member of National Association of Certified Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).
Leah Arnold
Leah ArnoldLMSW
Leah is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Onaway Cardinal Health Center with a special interest in school social work. She is graduate of Central Michigan University with a BS in Psychology and Grand Valley State University with a Master of Social Work. Leah is certified in Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) and Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS).
Kayla Bertrand
Kayla BertrandLMSW
Kayla is a Behavioral Health Therapist in our Cheboygan Intermediate School, Chief Health Center location. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) from Saginaw Valley State University and is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Kayla has special interest in trauma, foster care and adoption, and play therapy.
Keisha Carroll
Keisha CarrollLMSW
Keisha is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Cheboygan East Elementary School with special interest in infant mental health, early childhood, trauma, grief and loss, and play therapy. She is a graduate of University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Social Work. Keisha is a member of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.
Laura Rea
Laura ReaLPC
Laura is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Johannesburg-Lewiston School with a special interest in children and trauma focused care. She is graduate of Grand Valley State University, received her Master’s in Counseling from Spring Arbor University and is certified in Trauma Focused CBT. Laura is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Teri Grody
Teri GrodyLMSW, CAADC
Teri is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Wolverine Elementary and Secondary Schools with special interest in trauma, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, play therapy, and substance use disorder. She graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from Spring Arbor University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the NAADAC – The Association for Addition Professionals.
Katherine Hughey Lucas
Katherine Hughey LucasLMSW
Katherine is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Vanderbilt School. She is a graduate of Northwestern Michigan College, Ferris State University (BS) and received her Master of Social Work From Grand Valley State University.
Veronica Jung
Veronica JungLMSW
Veronica is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Onaway site with special interest in Trauma Survivors. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Laura Kauffman
Laura KauffmanLMSW
Laura is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Fairview School with specialty in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a Master of Social Work and Spring Arbor College with a Bachelor of Social Work and has special interest in Adoption and Foster Care, Anxiety/Trauma, and ADHD.
Meagan Koss
Meagan KossLMSW
Meagan is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Rogers City location with specialty in Clinical Social Work. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Dana Labar
Dana LabarLPC
Dana is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Rogers City High School with specialty in Behavioral Health in Education. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University (BS) and Northern Michigan University (MA). Dana is a member of the Midwest Association of Trio and College Access and Success Professional, Michigan College Access Programs and Personnel, and a Member of the Trio Council for Opportunity in Education.
Elizabeth Morley
Elizabeth MorleyLLMSW
Elizabeth is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Cheboygan Chief Health Center with special interest in School-Based Care, Trauma and Attachment, and Play Therapy. She is graduate of Yale University (BA) and Northern Michigan University (Master of Social Work) and is a member of the National association of Social Workers.
Nina Niemetta
Nina NiemettaLMSW
Nina is a Behavioral Health Therapist in our Hillman location with a special interest in cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma informed methods. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Madonna University and Master of Social Work (MSW) from Wayne State University. Nina is a member of the National Association of Certified Social Workers (NASW).
Cathy O'Brien
Cathy O'BrienLMSW
Cathy is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Rogers City Elementary School and is certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Master of Social Work.
Kaitlyn Oates
Kaitlyn OatesLLMSW
Kaitlyn is a Behavioral Health Therapist in our Mio School location. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) from Saginaw Valley State University. Kaitlyn is an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Champion Trainer and is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Stephany Peffers
Stephany PeffersLMSW
Stephany is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Atlanta location with special interest in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma-focused, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, and Couple’s Therapy. She is graduate of the Lake Superior State (BS) and Spring Arbor University with her Master of Social Work.
Caitlin Sulfridge
Caitlin SulfridgeLMSW
Caitlin is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Hale School with a special interest in grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, and ADHD. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Michigan State University, Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University, and Master Degree in Healthcare Administration from Walden University. Caitlin is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Kim Sumerix
Kim SumerixLMSW
Kim is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Posen Consolidated School specializing in Counseling. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Master of Social Work.
Jensen Tchorzynski
Jensen TchorzynskiLLMSW
Jensen is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Atlanta School with a special interest in working with children. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from University of St. Frances and Master of Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Susan Whitener
Susan WhitenerLPC
Susan is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Inland Lakes Elementary with a special interest in Adolescent Mental Health. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University and a member of the American Counseling Association and Friends of Inland Lakes Schools.
Amber Kalitta
Amber KalittaLLMSW
Amber is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Cheboygan Chief Health Center and Mackinaw City Schools with special interest in the Impacts of Trauma throughout the Lifespan, Working with Children in the School-Based Setting, Attachment Theory and Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Health. She is a graduate of Madonna University with her Bachelor of Social Work and Michigan State University with her Master of Social Work. Amber is a member of the National Association of Certified Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).
Pam Knaffle
Pam KnaffleLMSW, Behavioral Health Director
Pam is a Behavioral Health Therapist and serves as Thunder Bay’s Behavioral Health Director. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Madonna University and Master of Social Work from Michigan State University.
Rose Wilson
Rose WilsonLLMSW
Rose is a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Inland Lakes Secondary School.

PHARMACY

Betty Clymer
Betty ClymerRPh.
Betty is a Pharmacist in our Onaway location. She is a graduate of Ferris State University and is a member of the Michigan Board of Pharmacy.
Jennifer Florip
Jennifer FloripPharmD
Jennifer is the Pharmacist in our Rogers City location. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received her PharmD from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Jennifer is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the Michigan Pharmacists Association.
Michael Lamb
Michael LambPharmD
Michael is a Pharmacist working for TBCHS. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Sarah Nowak
Sarah NowakPharmD
Sarah is a Pharmacist in our Atlanta location. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ferris State University.
Lori Wineman
Lori WinemanPharmD, Pharmacy Director
Lori is a Pharmacist in our Atlanta location and serves as Thunder Bay’s Pharmacy Director. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy (RPhD) from Ferris State University and is a member of the Michigan Pharmacists Association and the Michigan Community Pharmacist Association. Lori has special interest in Immunizations and Community Pharmacy.