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Providers & Team

Physicians


Dr. Aziz Abed, MD, MPH

Physician

Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – School of Public Health
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Personal

Dr. Abed enjoys weight training and sports, including football, basketball, and baseball.

Currently providing care in Clinton

Dr. Danielle Cundiff, DO

Physician

Education

  • University of Southern Indiana
  • University of Pikeville KYCOM School of Medicine
  • Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Personal

I was born and raised in Dana, IN. I am excited to now get the opportunity to be practicing near my hometown. I enjoy spending time outdoors when I can, am a huge 'i Love Lucy" fan, and enjoy skydiving.

Currently providing care in Clinton and Cayuga

Dr. Bing Gale, MD

Physician

Education

  • Ball State University – BS Physiology
  • Indiana University School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine

Personal

Dr. Gale has been practicing in the area for over fifteen years. She enjoys focusing on patient care and creating a happier and healthier community.

Currently providing care in Clinton and Cayuga

Dr. Steven Waltz, MD

Physician

Education

  • Purdue University
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Personal

Dr. Waltz has been practicing medicine in the Wabash Valley for over 30 years. He enjoys teaching and mentoring other primary care providers in his role as Chief Medical Officer at Valley Professionals, as well as continuing to provide excellent care to his patients in Rockville.

Currently providing care in Rockville

Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Due to a local and expansive partnership, Valley Professionals Community Health Center (VPCHC) and Family Medicine Center (FMC) merged to become VPCHC-Terre Haute in mid-2016. This transition created an increased access to care and delivery of services for the local patient population. VPCHC currently partners with the Family Medicine Residency Program to provide coordinated care to VPCHC patients and to train residents about the benefits of integrated primary and behavioral health care, as well as experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

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Nurse Practitioners


Leslie Batty, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Indiana State University - MSN
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Indiana State University - BSN

Personal

Leslie is married with 2 daughters. She is active in her church, enjoys spending time with her family, watching her daughters in their many sporting events, and photography.

Currently providing care in Terre Haute

Gretchen Blevins, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Marshall University School of Nursing - MSN
  • University of New Hampshire School of Nursing - BSN

Personal

In addition to practicing medicine, Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family swimming, kayaking, ATV riding, and trying new things like sky diving when she gets the opportunity.

Currently providing care in Clinton

Christi Busenbark, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Indiana University - MSN
  • Purdue University - BSN

Personal

Christi enjoys spending time with her four children and family. She is an avid reader and also enjoys photography.

Currently providing care in Bloomingdale

Nicole Cook, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - BSN
  • St. Louis University School of Nursing - MSN

Personal

Nicole says her favorite part of working on the Mobile Health Unit is being able to provide healthcare services to children who may not normally receive healthcare as well as working with the wonderful school staff. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Originally from the St. Louis area, Nicole is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Currently providing care in Mobile School-Based Health Center

Beth Fields, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • MSN – Indiana State University
  • BSN – Indiana Wesleyan University

Personal

Beth considers it an honor and a privilege to care for persons who entrust her with their healthcare needs. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and travel.

Currently providing care in Terre Haute

Nicole Hall, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Indiana State University - MSN
  • Indiana State University - BSN

Personal

Nicole Hall is committed to her patients and holistic care. She enjoys running, shopping, and serving her country in the Indiana Air National Guard.

Currently providing care in Clinton

Brandi Larson, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Indiana State University - MSN
  • Indiana State University - BSN

Personal

Brandi is passionate about providing medical care for the patients of VPCHC.

Currently providing care in Clinton

Gwyndolen Morson, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Georgetown University - MSN
  • Indiana State University - BSN

Personal

Gwyn loves providing medical care to her community.

Currently providing care in Crawfordsville

Tammy Mundy, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Indiana State University - MSN
  • Indiana State University - BSN

Personal

In addition to practicing medicine, Tammy enjoys traveling, reading and visiting antique shops. Tammy is married with 2 children and one grandchild.

Currently providing care in Clinton

Renae Norman, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Indiana Wesleyan University - MSN
  • Indiana Wesleyan University - BSN

Personal

In addition to practicing medicine, Renae enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and their three children. Renae’s children are very active in athletics, therefore she spends a lot of time supporting the North Vermillion Falcons.

Currently providing care in Cayuga

Jordan Ryley, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Indiana State University - MSN
  • Indiana State University - BSN

Personal

Jordan’s favorite part of working for Valley Professionals in Rockville is knowing that she is a part of the solution to the shortage of rural health providers. She also enjoys the connection that she has with the patients, coming from a small town herself. Jordan enjoys traveling and all things outdoors, especially hiking and gardening.

Currently providing care in Rockville

Louwanna Wallace, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Indiana State University - MSN, BSN
  • University of Indianapolis - ASN

Personal

Louwanna has been in the healthcare field more than 40 years and enjoys providing health care in a rural clinic setting In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, hunting, reading, and music.

Currently providing care in Rockville

Behavioral Health


Dr. Paul Taraska, MD

Psychiatrist

Education

  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Wabash College - BS

Personal

Dr. Taraska is passionate about providing behavorial healthcare for the patients of VPCHC.

Currently providing care in Clinton, Cayuga, and Crawfordsville

Dr. Julia Wernz, PhD, HSPP

Psychologist

Education

  • Indiana State University - PhD
  • Indiana State University - MS
  • Oral Roberts University - BA

Personal

Dr. Wernz is a psychologist with more than ten years of experience, She specializes in treating patients with attention deficit, pervasive developmental, mood, anxiety and personality disorders, while collaborating with medical providers and other service providers to comprehensively treat patients. Dr. Wernz created the behavioral health integration model for the VPCHC as well as developed the current integrated MAT addictions program. She also serves, as the Director of Behavioral Health for all VPCHC locations.

Currently providing care in Clinton

Johnathan Detwiler, MS

Mental Health Counselor

Education

  • Indiana State University - MS
  • Purdue University - BA

Personal

Johnathan is currently working towards a PhD at Indiana State University. He has been working in integrated healthcare since August 2015 and has a passion for helping patients reach their Behavioral Health treatment goals. Johnathan is an avid outdoorsman, golfer, and enjoys riding anything from motorcycles to jet skis. He has a passion for animal welfare and enjoys spending time with his dogs and his cat.

Currently providing care in Cayuga

Linda Lonneman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical
Social Worker

Education

  • University of Southern Indiana - MSW
  • Indiana State University - BS

Personal

Linda is married and has two children, three granddaughters, and two stepdaughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling and outdoor activities, traveling, and caring for her animals.

Currently providing care in Clinton

David McIntyre, LCAC

Licensed Clinical
Addictions Counselor

Education

  • Indiana State University

Personal

Dave is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) and is a certified Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) provider. Dave has worked in the field of addictions and mental health for over 30 years. In addition to providing clinical services, Dave has served as the Coordinator of Counselor Training Services at the Fairbanks Research and Training Institute, and worked as Training Specialist for the Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his grandkids, vacationing with family, coaching basketball, fishing, and being outdoors.

Currently providing care in Clinton

Megan Neitling, LMHCA

Licensed Mental
Health Counselor

Education

  • Indiana State University - MS
  • Indiana University - BS

Personal

Megan is pursuing her PhD at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Megan enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to improve their quality of life through counseling. Megan enjoys traveling, live music, and Netflix. She spends weekends relaxing with family and friends.

Currently providing care in Bloomingdale

Sara Ritter, LCSW

Licensed Clinical
Social Worker

Education

  • Indiana University - MSW
  • Purdue University - BS

Personal

Sara has an LCSW as well as her LCAC (Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor) and has been working in the field of mental health and addictions for over 30 years. She enjoys working with people of all ages and treatment concerns. During her time away from work, Sara enjoys reading, being outside, taking vacations, and spending time with friends and family.

Currently providing care in Terre Haute

Keith Seegers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical
Social Worker

Education

  • Indiana University - MSW
  • Purdue University - BS

Personal

Keith is married with two adult children and two grandsons. He enjoys travel and the out of doors. He takes special interest in history, especially Williamsburg, VA. He enjoys his home gardens and dog and cat.

Currently providing care in Crawfordsville

Lacey Skwortz, LCSW

Licensed Clinical
Social Worker

Education

  • University of Southern Indiana - MSW
  • Anderson University - BS

Personal

Lacey comes from a big family, is married and has a daughter. She was born in Cory, Indiana, but has lived most of her life in Terre Haute and has been a social worker in the community since 2006. Lacey became a social worker because she has a heart for helping others and enjoys getting to know her patients and assisting them in meeting their goals.

Currently providing care in Terre Haute

Lisa Tincher, PMHNP

Psychiatric
-Mental Health
Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Stony Brook University - Post-Masters
  • Indiana State University - MS
  • Indiana Wesleyan University - BS

Personal

Lisa has worked as a nurse practitioner since 1999, first as Family Nurse Practitioner for 10 years, and for the last 7 years as a Psychiatric Mental Health NP. Lisa’s favorite hobby is scuba diving. She also loves spending time with her family including, two daughters and two grandchildren.

Currently providing care in Clinton, Terre Haute, Cayuga, and Bloomingdale

Dana Tinkle, LMHCA

Licensed Mental
Health Counselor

Education

  • Indiana State University - MS
  • Indiana State University - BS

Personal

Dana is currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. She works with clients of all ages and mental health concerns, and has a strong clinical interest in childhood trauma treatment. Dana is married and enjoys traveling with her husband. Her hobbies include reading, fitness classes, and listening to music. She also loves to spend time with her friends and family.

Currently providing care in Crawfordsville

Heather Woods, LMHCA

Licensed Mental
Health Counselor Associates

Education

  • Indiana State University - MS
  • Indiana State University - BS

Personal

Heather is currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Her favorite part of working on the Mobile School-Based Health Center is having the ability to provide services to children and adolescents who may otherwise not be able to receive behavioral healthcare, as well as, the privilege of working and collaborating with some wonderful members of the school staff. Heather enjoys spending her free-time with family and friends. She also enjoys crafting, decorating, listening to music, learning new things, and playing with her two dogs.

Currently providing care in Mobile School-Based Health Center

Dental


Dr. Nichole Barnett, DDS

Dentist

Education

  • Indiana University School of Dentistry - DDS
  • Oakland City University - Bachelor of Science Biology & Chemistry

Personal

Dr. Barnett became a dentist so she could help the underserved, and her goal is to make every patient feel comfortable while having their dental work done. In addition to being a dentist, she is also a member of a gospel trio along with her husband and sister-in-law. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, hunting and fishing.

Currently providing care in Cayuga

Jamie Tidwell, LDH

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Education

  • Lake Land College

Personal

Jamie loves being a Dental Hygienist and giving her patients a clean, healthy smile. In her spare time, Jamie loves to spend time with her family and friends going camping and fishing.

Currently providing care in Cayuga

Community Health Workers


DrueBloomingdale/Cayuga

JessicaClinton

KristinCrawfordsville

LaceyClinton

Patient Care Coordinators


BethCrawfordsville

HolliBloomingdale/Cayuga

JanaClinton

JillClinton

RebeccaTerre Haute

Directors


Terry WarrenChief Executive Officer

Eddie McFarlandChief Operations Officer

Paul UtterbackChief Financial Officer

Dr. Steven WaltzChief Medical Officer

Tiffani MartinHuman Resources & Compliance

Stephanie JefferyQuality & Risk Management

Amy ReedDirector of Development

Julia WernzDirector of Behavioral Health

Rebecca MyersBehavioral Health Coordinator

Managers


Breanne StoneBilling Supervisor

Dawn BoylesOutreach & Resource Coordinator

Darla BurgessEMR Manager

Site Managers


Devan BusenbarkClinton

Debbie SwaimCrawfordsville

Mary HeldermanBloomingdale/Cayuga/Mobile

Melissa CaldwellRockville

Theresa UnderwoodTerre Haute