Behavioral Health Director & BH Clinician
Angie Delio has a heart for helping our community heal, collectively and individually. A licensed clinical social worker, Angie’s compassionate and empathetic approach to treatment is informed in her own struggles with healthcare and her own personal experiences of living through trauma. When working with patients Angie prefers Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral therapies. Her forward-looking approach to healing emphasizes strength-based solutions and changing thought patterns into positive actions.
Angie understands the importance of incorporating culture into the healing process. In addition to providing individual and group counseling services, she leads the Mending Broken Hearts group, which focuses on culturally-based healing from unresolved grief and intergenerational trauma, especially for native people. She frequently works with the youth on the reservation and has adapted the Healing of the Canoe curriculum for the Coeur d’Alene Tribal School.
As the Behavioral Health lead for Marimn Health’s EMERGE program, Angie provides one-on-one counseling and SUD treatment to the patients in the EMERGE program. EMERGE works to help new and expecting mothers to overcome addiction and provides help with the challenges of recovery, pregnancy, and parenting.
Angie plays a key role in Marimn Health’s Suicide Prevention efforts on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation. She is the primary trainer for the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention response model in the community and provides QPR training in the local schools.
Angie is a previous winner of the Marimn Health Service Excellence Award for consistently excelling and providing the highest quality care to our patients. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University.
In her spare time, Angie loves to hike and read, but her favorite time is the time she spends with her family.
Child & Community Services Manager
Ellyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who grew up in the Northwest and loves all the opportunities for outdoor fun that it has to offer. She especially enjoys hiking with her fiancé, two step children, and her cocker spaniel Indiana Jones. She also enjoys camping, fishing, and barbecuing.
Ellyn loves to learn and got her B.A. in Speech Communication from Whitworth University. She earned her M.A. in Community Counseling from Gonzaga University making her a ZAGS fan. She also enjoys watching professional football and has split allegiances to both the Seahawks and the Vikings.
She is close with her parents and siblings and tries to visit them in Oregon every chance she gets. Her family is very artistic so she grew up involved in drama and choir as well as varsity soccer. Now, as an adult, she enjoys watching younger family members play soccer and attending art shows featuring her mother and sister. She also enjoys reading, traveling, and working with children and families at Marimn Health.
Behavioral Health Counselor
Tonya Amour-Patton holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Lewis-Clark State College. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Tonya is familiar with tribal culture as she is enrolled with the Spokane Tribe and was raised on and around the Spokane reservation. She successfully completed her internship here where her passion continues to grow for the tribal community and culture. Tonya has lived in North Idaho for 20 years. She enjoys time with her family and friends. Furthermore, she is excited to be working in a tribal minded community where every day feels like family for her.
Tonya believes in holistic health. Tonya has training in Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy, Trauma & Toxic Stress and Kids in grief awareness. Tonya has experience in co-facilitating groups such as Relapse Prevention and Mending Broken Hearts and facilitating Alcohol and Drug Information School.
When working with patients, Tonya likes to assist in finding the best approach to therapy such as Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-focused, and Person-centered therapy. Each approach is emphasized with strength and compassion to assist each person in meeting their goals.
Behavioral Health Provider
Behavioral Health Counselor
Ariel Davitt is a Licensed Master Social Worker who earned her Bachelor’s of Psychology from University of Idaho and later attended Boise State University where she earned her Master’s of Social Work. Ariel’s approach to therapy is strengths based and trauma informed, while respecting her clients’ autonomy and independence. She believes in collaboration, compassion and connection as the driving force of healing and treatment.
Ariel spent many years working with children at a developmental disabilities agency where she supported the kids and their families in their homes, schools and community settings, working on a variety of functional and adaptive skills while reducing negative behaviors. She completed her clinical training at two different community health providers in the area. Ariel enjoys spending time with her family and dogs outdoors, and she enjoys kayaking, hiking, snowboarding, fishing and paddle boarding.
Behavioral Health Counselor
Behavioral Health Counselor
Laura Gallaher holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is currently working on her hours for clinical licensure. Laura also is a registered horticultural therapist. Laura believes that everyone deserves to have the resources to heal and should be treated with understanding and respect. Laura utilizes a variety of strengths-based therapeutic techniques, collaborating together as team in therapy to address the unique needs of each person with cultural sensitivity. This includes taking a trauma-informed interpersonal approach while also applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Brain Training skills. She also facilitates the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emerge Group offered by Marimn Health. Outside of the office she enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking and making handicrafts. Laura is eager to work with you to reach your therapeutic goals for a holistically healthy life.”
Behavioral Health Clinician
Willow Kenyon holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Lewis-Clark State College. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is currently completing her hours for clinical licensure. She is a Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Clinician at Marimn Health in the Behavioral Health Department.
Willow believes that every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and also understands that healing and personal growth comes from a joint effort between the client and clinician. She uses a strengths-based, ecological systems approach, and incorporates therapeutic techniques such as Motivational Interviewing and components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work with clients. Willow has training and experience facilitating groups, including: Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Trauma-focused MRT, Process Groups, Anger Management, Relapse Prevention, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse. She recently completed the White Bison: Mending Broken Hearts training.
Behavioral Health Counselor
Justine is a licensed Master Social Worker with a Master’s Degree from Boise State University. She has served children and family in various capacities for 12 years, including behavioral interventions in homes and in school, youth and adult counseling, and has provided therapy for youths and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Justine believes everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard, loved, and respected regardless of past experiences. Together with the client Justine explores thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviors to develop treatment plans and therapy.
Because every client is unique, Justine uses a variety of approaches based on each client’s personal needs. She uses a strength-based, integrated therapeutic approach to assess and treat each client, build resiliency, and to achieve therapeutic goals. These therapies include Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
In spare time Justine enjoys time with family and friends, crafts, exploring the outdoors and gardening.
Behavioral Health Counselor
Jamie Smith holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services through the University of Idaho and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-6213) and also an Advanced Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (11442). She is currently a Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Clinician at Marimn Health Medical Center in the Behavioral Health Department.
Jamie is a native of North Idaho and served the community she grew up in for most of her life. She worked as a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy for approximately 11 years, in patrol, detectives, marine division and as a rescue diver. She decided her experience and skills could be better put to work in the counseling field and went back to school in 2006, and worked for Children’s Village in Coeur d’Alene while completing her Bachelor’s in Psychology. After graduation she worked as a substance use counselor in Everett, Washington for a short time before returning to Coeur d’Alene. She has worked for most of the last 10 years for Sequel Alliance Family Services and along the way completed her Master’s Degree. She has been providing assistance to individuals with substance use disorders and mental health issues and helped in the development of Shoshone County’s first Drug Court program.
Jamie looks forward to meeting and working with clients at Marimn Health. She will assist you in finding and utilizing your strengths in order to build resiliency and achieve your therapeutic goals. She utilizes therapies including: Person Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has training and experience facilitating various evidence based treatment groups, including Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Anger Management, Relapse Prevention, and Living in Balance.
Jamie currently lives in Coeur d’Alene with her husband and 5 horses. She and her husband belong to the Back Country Horsemen of Idaho and assist the forest service in keeping local trails cleared and open for the public. She has a love for all things outdoor and participates in hiking, swimming, snowshoeing and is devoted to her horses.
Behavioral Health Clinician
Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Gonzaga University. She grew up in Benewah County, camping, fishing, and floating the St. Joe River- still one of her favorite summer activities.
Taylor has a variety of practice experiences including working with children, teens, and adults, and recently received her certification as a Certified Clinician Trauma Professional. She believes that all humans hold unimaginable strengths and resilience to heal and overcome all that life has to offer. She believes that respect, compassion, and relationship are the foundation of treatment. Taylor utilizes therapies including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Process Therapy, and other evidence-based treatments.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Kain obtained his undergraduate education at Georgetown College in Kentucky where he double-majored in biology and aquaculture before pursuing his life-long dream of becoming a physician. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and began practicing in South Bend, Indiana while participating on the Rodeo and Martial Arts teams for over 14 years. Dr. Kain has an interest in energy medicine, is a certified nutritionist and practices Zero Balancing therapy. He and his wife are embracing the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He is known as the clinic practical joker and enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, shooting and traditional archery.
DDS & Dental Director
Dr. Taylor Wilkens has a long history in north Idaho and eastern Washington. He first moved to Spokane from Florida in 1985 after his father completed his residency in family medicine.
Dr. Wilkens attended Walla Walla University where he earned his undergraduate degree in biology. He moved to California to attend dental school at Loma Linda University. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2012.
His primary focus at Marimn Health is improving the overall oral health of the community by emphasizing prevention practices as well as treating disease by providing the highest quality dental care possible.
Dr. Wilkens met his wife while they were both in school at Loma Linda University. They were married during his first year of dental school and have two boys who are 13 months apart.
Dr. Wilkens loves nearly any activity that involves the lake. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, camping, visiting new places, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Frank Allen grew up in the little town of Byron, Wyoming. Byron is smaller than Plummer and sits at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains’ on the east and Yellowstone Park to the west. He grew up liking sports, hunting, and fishing and still till this day finds these activities to be exciting and rewarding.
Dr. Allen graduated from Brigham Young University and moved to Portland, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon School of Dentistry.
Dr. Allen married to his sweetheart Colleen. Together, they have seven children and seventeen grand-children. Right out of dental school, Dr. Allen went to Hermiston, Oregon where he had a dental practice there for twelve years. From there I went to Post Falls, Idaho where he had a dental practice with his twin brother James Allen.
Dr. Allen has been with Marimn Health since 2009 and he really loves it here. He is truly grateful to Marimn Health and especially the Marimn Health dental staff and his patients that make this such a special place.
Dr. Adam Holecek is originally from La Grande, Oregon. He and his wife Stephanie moved to Northern Idaho in 2004.
Dr. Holecek earned his bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Washington. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University. Following dental school, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of Michigan. While he was receiving his dental training, Dr. Holecek completed an externship for the IHS in Bethel, Alaska.
Dr. Holecek started working part time for Marimn Health in 2012 while also working in private practice in Post Falls, Idaho. In 2018, Dr. Holecek transitioned to full time at Marimn Health.
Dr. Holecek, Stephanie, and their two children enjoy all the wonderful opportunities that Northern Idaho. When he’s not hunting or fishing, he can be found skiing or enjoying sports.
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Matt Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Union College. He earned his Master of Business Administration and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University.
Dr. John spent several years working in private practice in both California and Oregon before coming to work for Marimn Health.
He still has family in Nebraska. Fun fact – his great grandpa was a potato farmer in Idaho. He and his wife Kristina have a dog named Wilson and a cat, Delila. They enjoy traveling, hiking, lake sports, snow skiing, astronomy, photography, and playing the guitar.
Medical Director, Medical Doctor
Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and provided adult, pediatric, prenatal, OB/GYN and in-patient hospitalist services at Crow/Northern Cheyenne Indian Health Services Hospital in Crow Agency Montana before coming to Marimn Health. She was raised in a military family and grew up in Hawaii. Dr. Gonzalez’s idea of fun is traveling with her family, reading, and eating shaved ice (preferably at the beach).
Dr. Kate Aguirre is a board certified Family Medicine Physician. She grew up in rural Northern New Mexico and completed medical school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She moved to Idaho with her husband and completed her Family Medicine Residency in Coeur d’Alene. Dr. Aguirre is excited to be part of the team at Marimn Health team. She has particular interests in pediatrics, women’s health, including prenatal care, and preventive medicine.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband and adorable young son.
Dr. Chapman is a General Practitioner having received his training through the United States Cost Guard, Lake Superior State University and USA Medicine Residency Program Medical University of the Americas. He has done extensive traveling to Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Sudan and Thailand. He was born and raised in San Jose, California and aside from enjoying family time with his wife, Sena and their two children, enjoys scuba diving, small craft piloting, sailing hiking, and fishing.
Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Andrew Gardner is an Internal Medicine physician. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan and complete his residency training at the University of California San Francisco with a focus on primary care. Dr. Gardner is interested in rural medicine and has spent time abroad in Madagascar, Malawi, and Ghana in addition to developing a clinic to serve people without insurance in rural Michigan. He was born and raised in Idaho and loves spending time outdoors with his wife and daughter.
MAT Behavioral Health Consultant
Elaine Hart, LPC received a Master’s in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Elaine is licensed in the State of Idaho as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She will be working both with Medication Assisted Treatment patients and also working with Dr.Ingebritsen as a Behavioral Health Consultant based in the medical department. Elaine will implement mindfulness client centered therapy along with personal empowerment practices to help patients gain a sense of personal power. Elaine has been a member of the Marimn Health team since 2013.
Behavioral Health Consultant
Dave Ingebritsen, Ph.D.
David A. Ingebritsen, Ph.D., has been serving Marimn Health’s patients since 1995. He is currently serving in the role of Behavioral Health Consultant based in the Medical Department and available to support patients and staff in all departments. Between 1995 and 2015, he served as a therapist and Behavioral Health Director.
He received his Doctoral Degree in the Psychosocial Aspects of Sport from the University of Utah in 1996, a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from Pacific Lutheran University in 1982, and a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education (Corrective Therapy concentration) from Pacific Lutheran University in 1979. David completed a doctoral level internship at the University of Utah and his practicum and field work in the public schools (K-12). He is licensed in the State of Idaho and has a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington, and is certified as a Clinical Supervisor for both Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Idaho. He has been a Trainer/Provider with Emotional Brain Training, Inc. providing neuroscience based emotional brain training skills since 1998.
David has worked as a mental health counselor in community agencies since 1993. He has five and a half years of experience working with Student Services at the collegiate level that includes counseling and advising activities. He has six and a half years of experience facilitating goal-setting classes for teens and adults. David has taught several core community college courses and consulted with elementary, high school and collegiate athletes. He has also consulted with school district and hospital personnel and other agencies as well as facilitated and co-facilitated several community educational and staff development programs.
At the core of David’s therapeutic approach are counseling theories and strategies that have been developed by nationally recognized leaders in psychotherapy. He uses a creative synthesis approach, which deals with the clients’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors. David focuses on personal boundaries, self-esteem, and cognitive and affective processes. He helps individuals work through grief, loss and anger in ways that assist them in gaining a sense of personal power.
Tucker Larsen received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University and returned to the Pacific Northwest to work in the field of social work and mental health which included homeless outreach, case management and residential care in Missoula, Montana. He attended the University of Washington, graduating with his Master’s degree in the physician assistant program in 2016. During his training he received the John B. Coombs award for Exemplary Leadership and an award for his Capstone project. Tucker currently holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Association of Physician Assistants. He and his wife, Annie, enjoy adventuring in the outdoors of the northwest.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nikole Mills completed her Master of Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Gonzaga University. In addition, she received her nursing degree from North Idaho College, as well as a Bachelor degree in Sociology, a Master of Education in counseling, and her Master Addiction Counselor certification. Nikole has many years of experience practicing as a mental health therapist and addiction counselor and over five years of experience working in an inpatient adult behavioral health unit and residential chemical dependency unit.
Nikole grew up in North Idaho and enjoys working with a wide variety of individuals. In her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of the various outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nichole Vetter completed her nursing degree in 2000 at Augustana College and worked on the cardiac floor of Mayo Clinic. For three years she provided services to the Inupiaq Tribe in Alaska working in the ER, Specialty Clinic and CHAP Program before moving to Nebraska to spend the next 8 years working as a Public Health Nurse for the Winnebago Tribe. In 2013 she returned to Briar Cliff University to obtain her Master of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and soon thereafter came to Marimn Health to provide medical services for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Nichole grew up in South Dakota and enjoys reading, running, fishing, camping, hiking and especially if it includes her husband and/or her 6 children.
Dr. Ruth Berner is a board certified emergency medicine physician. She grew up in Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut Medical School. She completed her residency in Los Angeles at Harbor-UCLA in 1993. After almost thirty years of working in emergency departments in Vermont, Washington and Arizona, she is excited to be working at Marimn seasonally.
Dr. Berner and her husband enjoy bicycling, hiking, golfing and boating.
Doctor of Optometry
Aarick “Buzz” Carlson
Dr. Carlson attended Brigham Young University – Idaho where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a human anatomy emphasis. Afterward he studied at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon where he obtained his Doctorate degree. His education included clinical experience at Hill Air Force Base and the Not-Tsoo Gah-nee Indian Health Center, as well as in ocular surgery centers. He worked for several years in private practice in Spokane, Washington before his current position at Marimn Health.
His passion in optometric care is empowering patients to understand their eye conditions and treatments, whether simple or complex. In addition to primary eye care, he enjoys managing ocular disease to ensure patients have the best vision outcome possible as part of their overall health.
Dr. Carlson was born and raised in Kenai, Alaska. He completed a two-year mission for his church after high school. When not in the office, you can find him outside hiking, climbing, skiing/snowboarding, going to farmers markets, and spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Chase A Francoeur, OD is originally from Columbus, Indiana and re-located to Northern Idaho in 2022.
Dr. Francoeur obtained dual-degrees in Biology and French Language/Literature from Wabash College before relocating to Houston, Texas to complete his Doctor of Optometry (O.D) at the University of Houston as a recipient of the Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship. Upon receiving his doctorate he completed a residency in ocular disease at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky with an emphasis in the management of acute care ophthalmic disease in a hospital-based setting while receiving additional training in neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastic, retina, and uveitis specialty clinics. Dr. Francoeur joined Marimn Health in July of 2022.
Dr. Francoeur is an active member of Idaho Optometric Physicians, American Optometric Association and a candidate for Fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry. In his spare time he can be found hiking, traveling or watching soccer and college basketball.
Doctor of Pharmacy & Pharmacy Manager
Jacob VanVleck received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Idaho State University in 2006. He then moved to Gallup, New Mexico where he completed his pharmacy practice residency at Gallup Indian Medical Center. Jacob’s time in New Mexico allowed him to explore multiple aspects of pharmacy including hospital, outpatient, collaborative practice with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS Management, Anticoagulation, as well as management of the Lipid Disorder clinic. During his time in New Mexico, he also earned certification as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) from the American College of Clinical Pharmacists. In 2012, he decided to leave the Southwest to move closer to family in Idaho. After joining the Marimn Health team as a Clinical Pharmacist, Jacob worked to establish the Anticoagulation Clinic before taking on the Pharmacy Manager position which he has held since 2013.
Doctor of Pharmacy
Sara Holland was born and raised in a small town in central Idaho. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Idaho State University- Pocatello and obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy at Washington State University College of Pharmacy. She enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Doctor of Pharmacy
Anthony Peterson is originally from Western Montana. He received his Bachelor of Science from Montana State University and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Montana. He has lived in North Idaho for the past three years and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking and trail running.
Doctor of Pharmacy
Jing Wang was born and grew up in China and moved to Washington in 2011. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical engineering at Shenyang Pharmaceutical University. Jing later received her doctor of pharmacy license from Washington State University in 2021 while interning here at Marimn Health.
Jing has lived in the Spokane area since 2017 and enjoys traveling, hiking, and visiting family in China.
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