Dr. Jacqueline Bae is a seasoned healthcare executive of 25 years with practice management experience in primary and specialty care, FQHCs, Rural Health Clinics, mobile clinics, behavioral health, urgent care, residency clinics, and Native American healthcare. For Indian Health Services and Tribal Indian Clinics (Compact/Contract), Dr. Bae has over 15 years of experience as the Health Director, Director of Public Health, Chief Operating Officer, and Health Administrator–she has worked in both for-profit and non-profit environments–as CEO, Director of Health Services, Executive Director, and as a provider specialized in Endocrinology. Dr. Bae holds Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration, PhD in Public Health, Medical Doctorate, and Bachelors of Science in Biology. Dr. Bae’s expertise are in AAAHC, NCQA, Policies and Protocols, Grant Writing, QAQI, Risk Management, Recruit and Retention of Employment, Education and Training, Organizing Events, Peer Review, and Leadership Guidance. She is married and has a son. Her hobbies are reading, golfing, and spending time with her family.
G. Alvarez, FNP, MSN, APRN
Giselle has worked for FMWC since 2015. She provides compassionate care to our patients with excellent skills and knowledge. Giselle has been working for IHS for over 6 years. .
M. Conrad, Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN
Dr. Conrad has over 15 years of experience as the NP. She holds Masters of Nursing and APRN. S
P. Sherwill-Navarro, NP, Family Nurse Practitioner
Pam has been Medical Librarian most of her life–and became Nurse Practitioner later in her life. She enjoys seeing patients with chronic illnesses and loves to travel with her friend.
Q. Chadwick, NP, RN
Quin has worked in many urgent care and chronic illnesses care unit–over 20 years.
A. Siemens, PhD, Family Nurse Practitioner
Anne has over 15 years of NP experience.
Anne is a Family Nurse Practitioner from Colorado. Annette’s degrees include a Masters in Nursing from the University of Wyoming, a Masters degree in Public Health from Loma Linda Universuty, and a PHD in Public Health from Walden University. Annette has worked for the Indian Health Service and various Tribal health entities in Montana, Arizona, Alaska, Nevada, and Washington.
Alex Esquibel, LMFT, MS, Behavioral Health Therapist, LCADAC
Hello, I am Alejandro (Alex) Esquibel, LMFT a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Nevada. I was raised in Winnemucca and proudly graduated from Albert M. Lowry High School. I attended the University of Nevada, Reno with a major in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology. I transitioned to Sacramento for my graduate studies where I completed my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant University, The professional School of Psychology. I have a private practice servicing Humboldt, Pershing and Lander Counties. I find it rewarding to work with couples, families, and individuals in discovering the life they desire, enabling them to live life with greater potential. I’ve worked with those who struggled with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, unhealthy dependency, and a variety of life challenges. I have a certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I am working towards a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy traveling, adventure and experiencing new things with my wife and two kids. If I am not in session supporting others you can find me spending quality time with family, learning or working towards self-care. I look forward to meeting everyone!
Licensed Acupuncturist: J. Kang, LAC
- Knowledge of various TCM/Korean methods, including gua sha, cupping, and moxibustion
- Languages spoken: English and Korean; able to read Chinese
- Experience with diagnosis and treatment of wide range of conditions including muscular skeletal pain, infertility, post stroke, and stress management
- Understanding of interactions of different western medications with herbal medicine
Dentist: Dr. V. Hendricks, DDS
Dr. Hendricks has over 35 years of experience as the dentist–15 years in IHS organization as the Dental Director.
Dr. Shedd, DDS
Dr. Turner, DDS
Dr. Blevins, DDS
Dr. C. Hendricks, DDS
Dental Assistant: Sienna Astor
Fiscal Controller/APT: Ione Crutcher
Ione Crutcher grew up in McDermitt, but before coming to the Fort McDermitt Wellness Center, she worked for the Pyramid Lake High School in Nixon, Nevada. She has been with the Clinic and Wellness Center for the past three and a half years. Ione enjoys reading and hanging out with her family at home.
Business Office Manager : Suzette Smart, AA, CC
Suzette is a Certified Coder–and has an Associate Degree.
Home Health Aide: Perla Castaneda, CNA
Purchased, Referred, Care: Suzette Smart and Lydia Northrup
Case Manager/Medical Assistant: Trixie Byron
Trixie has over 20 years of experience as the Medical Assistant.
Patient Registration: Sonya Hinkey, Receptionist
Sonya Hinkey has two children (Andrea and Jayden), and has worked for the Fort McDermitt Wellness Center since April, 2018. Before coming to the Wellness Center, she worked as the Fort McDermitt Human Services Department as the Eligibility Worker for thirteen years. She loves outdoor activities and assisting the Fort McDermitt community.
Billing Clerk/PRC Clerk: Lydia Northrup
Lydia Northrup has been employed as an Emergency Hire Dental Assistant Trainee on January 23, 2019. She hopes to become full time Dental Assistant Trainee when her position opens up. She likes working with the community members and has learned so much within a very short period of time. Lydia has lived in McDermitt all her life with her family, and has two younger brothers, age 19 and 13, and has a big family. After graduating from high school, she worked at the hemp farm from April to November 2018. She likes to spend time with her grandma with babysitting her cousins when she is not at work. Lydia just had a daughter in November, 2019.
Tranportation: Marlene Brown is the Supervisor–Twila Tom, Evelina Bell, and Brandy Tobey
The Wellness Center is seeking qualified “on-call” Motor Vehicle Operators, starting wage at $10.25/hr. Drivers can earn up to 32 hours per week, depending on patient load. If you are interested in this position, contact, Human Resources at: (775) 532-8522 (Select Option 2), then Human Resources; or come to the Wellness Center and obtain an employment application.
Outreach Coordinator/Pt. Benefits Coordinator: Karen Crutcher
Facility Management Team:
Facility Manager: Si Lincoln
Building Support Worker: Arnell Tobey
Security Guard: Arthur SaBori
Security Guard: Troy McKee