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Family Medicine (Children and Adults) Wenatchee

 

Alicia Adams, MD


Alicia Adams, MD is a family physician who grew up in Waukegan Illinois and is the first in her family to go to college. She studied biology and health inequality at Brown University. She went to medical school in Chicago and completed her rotations at Cook County Hospital where she first fell in love with family and community medicine. She completed her residency in Grand Junction, CO and…

 

Family Medicine (Children and Adults) East Wenatchee

 

Simon Mendoza, PA-C


Simon Mendoza, PA-C, is a bilingual primary care physician assistant who grew up in the Columbia Basin as a child of migrant farmworkers. His goal is to provide culturally sensitive and compassionate patient-centered medical care that is respectful and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. Simon received both his undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Master’s…

 

Family Medicine (Children and Adults) Chelan

 

Keri Bergeson, MD


Keri Bergeson, MD, is a board certified family physician and the Medical Director in Chelan. Originally from North Dakota, Dr. Bergeson received her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota.  It was during her residency training that she discovered her passion for working with communities who face social, economic and health disparities. Keri’s special…

 

Scott Hippe, MD


Scott Hippe, MD is a proud Washingtonian who grew up in Snohomish and completed undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then traveled to Boise for residency training at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. There he also completed a fellowship in surgical obstetrics. His practice interests include…

 

Pediatrics (Ages 0-18)

 

Erin Cudney, ARNP


Erin Cudney, ARNP is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of Washington in 2010. Erin grew up in western New York and moved to Washington in 2000. She and her husband moved to Wenatchee in 2014 for the sunshine, the mountains, and the community. She loves taking care of children…

 

Shelley Lisk, PA-C


Shelley Lisk, PA-C, is a physician assistant at our Columbia Pediatrics location. She enjoys getting to know families and seeing the kids grow and develop. She did her undergraduate at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and went to PA school at University of Southern California. Shelley grew up in the Wenatchee Valley and is excited to return to the area with her family. Shelley enjoys outdoor…

 

Lindsey Tanaka, DO


Lindsey Tanaka, DO was raised in suburban Washington State and is glad to be back in the PNW. After graduating from high school, she followed her love of college football to Ann Arbor, MI where she studied microbiology and worked as a Resident Advisor. She then began her migration back towards the West Coast, first landing in Sonoma County, CA as a 6th grade teacher before obtaining her…

 

Behavioral Health Providers

 

Misha L. Whitfield, PsyD


Dr. Misha Whitfield (They/Them) is a licensed psychologist, who at CVCH serves a dual role as Associate Behavioral Medicine Wenatchee Director and Director of Clinical Training for two formal training programs, the Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology. Dr. Whitfield is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. As a provider, Dr. Whitfield works with patients…

 

Nyssa Petersen-Ventura, PhD, GMHS


Dr. Ventura has been at CVCH for over 6 years where she completed her doctoral psychology training in Behavioral Medicine. She earned both a Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University, where she was involved in research pertaining to socioemotional development and cognitive abilities. Dr. Ventura completed a Bachelor’s…

 

Christine Wineberg, Psy.D.


Christine Wineberg, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral medicine consultant in Chelan where she also serves as the clinical supervisor for the Behavioral Health team. She is from Philadelphia, PA, (and is still a die-hard Eagles fan!) She has a Bachelor's degree in music therapy from Mansfield University and a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Drexel University…

 

Bettina Ryan, ARNP


Bettina received her BA in Psychology at Vanderbilt University, and continued her graduate education at Vanderbilt to earn her MSN. During her time in Nashville, Bettina worked for several years as a psychiatric RN at an in-patient facility, focusing primarily on co-occurring disorders, and substance-use/abuse and addiction. Bettina enjoys working with individuals with a variety of mental…

 

Chelsey Craven, LSWAIC


Chelsey attended Central Washington University for undergraduate studies where she majored in Spanish and music, graduating in 2006. After gaining diverse experience in healthcare, technology, education, and social work, she earned a Master of Social Work degree from Eastern Washington University in 2020. She speaks English and Spanish and is dedicated to providing services that address a wide…

 

Leah Spigelman, M.S., LMHCA


Leah Spigelman, M.S., LMHCA, is a Behavioral Medicine doctoral intern who completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Georgia and is pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she obtained her master’s degree. Her training has primarily focused on assessment and treatment of substance abuse, healthy lifestyle…

 

Anna Edelman, MS


Anna is from a small town in central Virginia. After working for several years in Richmond, VA in youth mental health, she decided to move to New Orleans and pursue her Master’s degree in mental health counseling. She met her now-husband while living there. She then moved to Denver to pursue her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. Throughout Anna’s time in Denver, she…

 

Christine Heller, Ph.D., LMHCA


Christine Heller, Ph.D., LMHCA, is a Behavioral Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellow who speaks English and is learning Spanish. She grew up in Seattle, WA, and has been living in Pittsburgh, PA and Anchorage, AK for the last 5 years. She is happy to be back in her home state and excited to land on the sunny side of the mountains. Christine earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from…

 

Laura Pluckhan, LMHC-A


Laura Pluckhan, LMHCA, is a Mental Health Counselor and Doctoral Intern who is completing the final year of her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. New to Wenatchee, Laura was born and raised just outside of Sacramento, CA in the agriculturally rich valley. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of California, Davis in 2018 and received her Master of Arts in…