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Meet Our Providers 2018-11-07T15:23:09+00:00

MEET OUR PROVIDERS

 

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Erica Lovett Fournier, MD

Primary Care Physician, Medical Director, County Site

Dr. Lovett attended University of Oregon/Health & Sciences for her medical degree (2002) followed by a Family Medicine Residency in Portland, Maine. Fellowships in Integrative Medicine (2006) and Medical Acupuncture (2009) speak to her vision of wellness & wholeness. Dr. Lovett listens closely and provides a variety of choices so that patients feel comfortable & gain confidence. Dr. Lovett believes that learning Spanish is an important part of being a citizen in the United States, North America & the world. She & her family members play ice hockey.

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Stephanie Sayers, DO

Primary Care Physician, Medical Director, Grand Junction Site

Dr. Sayers joined MarillacHealth in October 2018 as Medical Director of our GJ site. She completed medical school at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (2014), and residency at the Fort Collins Family Medicine residency program (2017). Following her residency, she stayed in Fort Collins where she worked in private practice. Dr. Sayers enjoys seeing patients of all ages, and feels that it is important to have a strong patient-physician relationship. She treats the patient as a whole, and doesn’t focus on “just the disease.” When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and baby. She and her family enjoy the outdoors – especially fishing. She also enjoys bowling and trying out new restaurants.

 

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Jim Pasterz, DO

Primary Care Physician

A Michigan State University alumnus and board certified in family medicine, Dr. Pasterz enjoyed a busy private practice in family medicine from 1978-2013. He volunteered his services with Marillac for 20 years, where he is now on staff part time. Dr. Pasterz cultivates several varieties of grapes and has learned how to make wine.

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Alex Chaloux, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Alex joined Marillac in October 2017. He received his medical training at Northeastern University in Boston in a variety of academic and community-based settings. He has a special interest in using lifestyle modification to prevent and treat chronic disease. Alex relocated from Montana where he practiced primary care at a Federally Qualified Health Center for two years. When not working at Marillac, Alex can likely be found rock climbing, skiing, or exploring the western slope. 

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Amber Conners, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Amber received her BSN from Louisiana State University (Geaux, Tigers!) and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from University of South Alabama. As a nurse practitioner, she enjoys helping patients understand their choices and set health goals. Her bucket list includes visiting as many national parks as possible.

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Derek Diaz, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Derek is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA after obtaining a Master’s degree in social work from University of Chicago. He was drawn to practice medicine at Marillac because of its patient-centered approach. Derek appreciates the area’s outdoor life while enjoying the creature comforts of city.

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Nikos Hollis, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nikos joined Marillac in 2016 after receiving his Master’s in Nursing from University of Colorado, Denver. Nikos is a graduate of CU-UNITE, a specialized health care training for low-income immigrant and refugee populations. He has practiced emergency nursing in Grand Junction, Denver & New Zealand.

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Rose Jennings, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Rose joined Marillac in October 2015. She received her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She worked in St. Mary’s Hospital’s Cardiac Care Unit from 2006 until joining Marillac. She loves American Quarter Horses and riding in the high country.

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Tom Lavery, DDS

Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Lavery began his employment with Marillac as a full-time dentist in 2005 and was promoted to the position of Dental Director in February, 2007. Dr. Lavery received his dental degree from Creighton University and completed his residency program at Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming. He possesses 37 years of private and public health dentistry.

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Judd Chamberlain, DDS

Associate Dental Director

Dr. Chamberlain worked at Marillac from 2010-2012 and returned to fill the new position of Associate Dental Director in Sept of 2015.  Dr. Chamberlain received his dental degree from University of Nebraska and completed his residency program at the VA in San Antonio, TX in 2010. For fun, he rafts and cycles.

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Kathryn Hart, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Kathryn Hart graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2003 and completed residencies in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and Pediatric Dentistry at The Children’s Hospital, Denver CO in 2008. In addition to patient care, each year “Dr. Kate” supervises 2-3 AEGD dental residents assigned by New York University. She joined Marillac in 2008.  When she is not working, she spends time with her family including her two young sons and enjoys gardening and audiobooks.

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Bradley Seago, DDS

Dr. Seago earned his dentistry degree from State University of New York in Buffalo, NY and completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY. He says on the job he enjoys performing root canals and extractions “…because I really enjoy helping get people out of pain.” Joining Marillac in 2014 shortly after marrying his wife, Dr. Seago knows how to throw a mean Frisbee.

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Amber Abeyta, RDH

Hygienist

Amber grew up in the Grand Valley. She attended Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), and graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene in 2012.  She has a very active 1 year old  boy who keeps her very busy. In her free time she enjoys being with family, running 5ks, hiking, and being outside. Amber previously worked for Marillac from 2014-2016 but left to relocate for her husband’s Navy career. She is excited to be returning to Marillac and to become more involved in the health of the community.

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Patrick Andrews, RDH

Hygienist

Patrick believes in bringing positive, unforgettable dental experiences to patients. He entered dental hygiene in 2006 and is experienced in pediatric, community, and clinical dental hygiene. Patrick leads Marillac’s important Medical Dental Integration project, funded by the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. He enjoys mountaineering and competitive drone racing.

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Valerie Hoffman, RDH

Hygienist

Valerie received her dental hygiene training at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), finishing in 2014. She works closely with Marillac’s patients to build their confidence, knowledge & comfort. Reading, writing, hot yoga & all things “Star Wars” make her happy, as does riding her recumbent trike.

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Rachael Jack, RDH

Hygienist

Rachael is a Grand Valley native growing up in Fruita. She attended Mesa State then completed her dental hygiene training at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), finishing in 2007. Rachael has three children and a number of animals on their family farm. Rachael loves camping and boating on the river.  Rachael is inspired to work at Marillac in large part because of the relationships that are built with patients to ensure good health.

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Brittany Lujan, RDH

Hygienist

Brittany attended dental training at Colorado Northwestern Community College and became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2012. She is enthusiastic about performing dental screenings and educating children and their families, “to make the dental world a little less intimidating.” Time away from work includes painting, traveling, friends, family and a very special dog.

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Jolene Joseph, DBH, LCSW

Director, Behavioral Health, (Doctor of Behavioral Health; Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Dr. Joseph earned her Doctorate of Behavioral Health, Healthcare Management from Arizona State University and her Master’s in Social Work, Administration from The Ohio State University (1995).  Dr. Joseph has spent the past 13 years in a leadership capacity developing integrated care within FQHCs.  Dr. Joseph, a native to Ohio, joined Marillac in 2017 and is enjoying the beauty Western Colorado has to offer.  She enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and traveling.

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Kelly Duncombe, PsyD

Behavioral Health Provider, (Clinical Psychologist)

Earning her Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctorate in Psychology (2009), this California native is happy to be living in Western Colorado and working at Marillac. Kelly considers herself a lifelong learner. Joining Marillac in 2017, Kelly enjoys getting acquainted with patients and working creatively to explore their unique challenges, identify strengths and develop goals for increased wellness and vitality.

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Rod Pyland, LCSW

Behavioral Health Provider, (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Earning master’s degrees in both Social Work and Public Administration for the University of Denver in 1978, Rod is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. Rod imparts hopefulness and new skills to his patients. The unique acupuncture uses is designed to help with addictive behaviors, emotional balance and sleep. Rod and his wife provide foster care for children.

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Pamela Shannahan-Sturgon, LCSW

Behavioral Health Provider, (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Pamela Shannahan-Sturgon joined Marillac Health in May 2017.  She received her Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University.  Previously she worked at Mental Health Partners in Boulder & Aurora Mental Health in Aurora, CO.  Pamela likes to travel. Her favorite destination so far, Ireland. Dream trip, Kosovo. 

 

Jeri Brownfield, OD Optometrist

Jeri Brownfield, OD

Optometrist

Dr. Brownfield graduated from the University of Houston with a Doctorate in Optometry. She received a BA in Psychology and Biology from University of Louisville. She practiced in Kentucky until 2006 then found her way to Grand Junction to practice. She has worked on medical mission trips along the Texas/Mexico border attending to migrant workers and their families. She shares that she fell in love with the southwest while working at Indian Health Services in Zuni Pueblo.