Our Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Dentists, Nurses, Behavioral Health and other medical professionals are all here to help you and your family be strong, happy and healthy with access to the services you need to achieve your wellness goals.
Paul Forman, MD - Chief Medical Officer
Dr Forman's philosophy towards health care is to identify the best pathway to health for each individual based on each individual's values, beliefs, and needs. He believes that, as a physician, it is his job to help patients promote health, prevent disease, to educate patients about their conditions and help them select the best treatment options for their individual needs. He provides office based procedures including trigger point injections, joint injections, skin lesion surgeries, IUD and nexplanon insertions, and toenail removals when needed. Dr. Forman enjoys all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics and have experience with palliative care as well.
American Academy of Family Physicians, Alaska Academy of Family Physicians and American Board of Family Medicine
After completing my residency, I moved to Alaska and started my career at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center. After several years in Anchorage with ANHC and The Alaska Family Medicine Residency faculty, I moved to and worked in Seward for about 9 years before moving to the valley. I was one of the founding physicians for Solstice Family Care in Wasilla which has now transitioned to the Sunshine Clinic. I am very happy to be returning to community health as this supports my passion for providing high quality care to people in need. I live with my fiancé and pack of great dogs. I have mushed for over 20 years and now find myself with an aging dog team that still enjoys a good run through the woods, although shorter and slower than we used to run. In the summer I enjoy paddling, hiking, and pretending to fish. On dark winter nights, I am often found with a guitar doing some song writing or otherwise ruining good music.
Valerie Krozel, MD
Dr. Krozel was born in Alaska, but raised in San Antonio, Texas with the influence of her retired Air Force family. She attended Medical School at University of Texas at Houston, and moved to Anchorage in 1999 to complete her Family Medicine Residency. She began her physician career in rural Alaska, Seward and Wrangell. She later worked her way back to South Central Alaska and the Mat-Su Valley in 2004.
Her professional career has been dedicated to caring for Alaska families including prenatal care, delivery babies, pediatrics, women’s health, chronic disease management, geriatrics, and obesity medicine. She considers it a privilege to take care of her neighbors through the entire spectrum of life!
Dr. Krozel raised her own family in the Mat-Su. She has a son in college, one in his senior year of high school, and two daughters following close behind. She says, "we love our Alaska life!"
Anne Yoshino, MD
Dr. Anne typically works seasonally at Sunshine Clinic in the summer and at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson in the winter.
Dr. Anne Yoshino graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Biology/Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, and received her degree in Internal Medicine from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She retired from private practice in Tucson, AZ in 2008. She is a member of the Pima County Medical Society, Tucson Society of Women Physicians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Anne grew up in Tuscon, Arizona and speaks both English and Spanish. She looks forward to coming up to Alaska every summer and working in this beautiful state. She says "I enjoy working in Talkeetna and Willow as well as Tucson, to get to know and interact with community members and tourists. I find this very rewarding to be able to work together with people and their health related issues."
Susan Sparling, MD
Dr. Susan Sparling received her B.S. in Biology from Boise State University and continued her studies at Ross University School of Medicine. She completed an internship at North Dakota School of Medicine, Minot and completed her residency at Wisconsin School of Medicine, Wausau. Dr. Sparling is has experience in rural medicine and recently worked with the Indian Health Services as a locum physician.Susan enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, tide pools, photography, mushroom hunting and travel. When indoors she enjoys reading, cooking, embroidery and cloning African violets.
Curtis Harvie, DNP, FNP-BC, AHN-BC
Curtis Harvie is a family nurse practitioner. He came to Sunshine Community Health Center in 2017. He was born and raised in rural Vermont. His love for the outdoors brought him to Alaska in 2008. He currently resides in Willow, AK. He enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, backpacking, skiing, snow shoeing, and woodworking. He has worked in critical care, flight nursing, primary care pediatrics, family practice, and urgent care. He is fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, which utilizes alternative and lifestyle medicine in conjunction with conventional medicine. He is currently enrolled at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and will complete his training as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in May of 2022. He will continue his family medicine practice and expand on the psychiatric and addiction medicine services Sunshine Community Health Center already offers.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Norwich University
- Master of Science/Family Nurse Practitioner, Indiana State University
- Doctor of Nursing Practice, Indiana State University
- Integrative Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
- Addiction Medicine
- Treatment of Hepatitis C
- Complimentary, Alternative, and Lifestyle Medicine
DiAnne Adams, D.O.
Diane Adam is doctor of osteopathic medicine, D.O. Like Doctors of Medicine (M.D.s), D.O.s are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine, from primary to specialty care. A D.O. will have a greater emphasis on a "whole person" treatment, and preventive care.
Dr. Adams completed her B.S. in pre-sports medicine at Oral Roberts University in 2004 and her Doctor of Osteopathy in 2009 at Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has completed three years of family medicine residency, a one year sports medicine fellowship, two years in primary care sports medicine, two years in urgent care and four years in orthopedic based urgent care. Dr. Adams is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Jenelle Johnson, MLS (ASCP), PA-C
Jenelle completed her Medical Assisting certification with the Career Academy in 2009 and continued her studies with a B.A. in Medical Laboratory Science in 2013 from the University of Alaska. She finished her M.S. of Clinical Health Services, Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Washington in 2019.
Jenelle completed Physician Assistant student rotations in family practice, OB/GYN, dermatology, emergency medicine, autopsy, pediatric surgery, pediatric behavioral health and pediatric inpatient medicine. She has board certifications as a Medical Laboratory Scientist - America Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Physician Assistant - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Jenelle's special interests include women's health, OB/GYN, pediatrics, behavioral health, and substance abuse recovery.
Mariana Bosnjak, PA
Shaina Ahles, PA
Shaina completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, TN from 2013-2017. She then attended Dayton, OH to complete her Master of Physician Assistant degree at Kettering College from 2017-2019.
Shaina recently moved to Alaska with her husband. She has been a Physician's Assistant (PA) for over a year and previously worked at and urgent care/ family practice office near Chattanooga, TN. Shaina's husband is a pilot and a mechanic. They both love the outdoors, our favorite hobbies being mountain biking, skiing, and flying. Shaina's favorite hobby is getting outside and being active which includes mountain biking, skiing, hiking, fishing, and backpacking. She also loves to read and quilt in her spare time.
William Frantz, DMD - Dental Director
Raised in a small town south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Frantz attended Washington and Jefferson College, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. At the University of Pittsburgh, he attended the School of Dental Hygiene, receiving his R.D.H in 1996, then continued his education to graduate with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2000. Dr. Frantz's previous experience as a general dental practice owner and associate is a tremendous asset to SCHC in providing dental health education and care for the families in the community and surrounding areas.
Tyler Mann, DDS
Dr. Tyler Mann attended University of New Mexico, graduating in 2002 with a BA in Biology and then from the University of California Dental School in 2006. He has practiced general dentistry since August 2006. Dr. Mann previously owned 3 dental practices, 2 in Colorado and 1 in New Mexico where he employed 29 people. He enjoys management and coaching a team of employees. Personal interests include the outdoors, hiking, dogs and water or snow skiing. Dr. Mann says, "I am focused on patient care and I enjoy seeing patients of all ages. Some of my favorites are providing dentures and seeing kids. I am excited to be a part of a great clinic and hope to be an asset to the team.
Michael Fox, DDS
Dr. Michael Fox studied at the Univ. of CA, San Diego, B.A., 1992 and the Univ. of CA, San Francisco School of Dentistry, 1995 Advanced Education in General Dentistry completing his Residency at Travis AFB, CA, 1996. He also completed his M.S. in Kinesiology from A.T. Still Univ. College of Graduate Health Studies.
From both dental school and his post-grad residency, he gained experience in complex surgical and restorative cases. He has extensive training in all the specialty areas within dentistry, specifically oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics and restorative techniques. He has a strong focus on prevention and following the medical model of chronic disease management versus a surgical approach. Dr. Fox is an American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA, Former Board of Directors member).
Originally from S. California, Dr. Fox lived all over the world, from Guam to Saudi Arabia to Iceland, and now, Alaska. He came to AK a little over 2 years ago after nearly 20 years in Oklahoma. He has been a dentist for 25 years with the last 7 years serving in community health centers. Outside of work, Dr. Fox has a lovely wife, two wonderful adult children. He likes outdoor activities like hiking, camping, bike riding and he plays drums and piano.
Behavioral Health Providers
Sarah Blanning, LCSW - Behavioral Health Director
Patrick Albert, LCSW
Kirstin Nosek, LCSW
Kirstin completed her Bachelor of Communication at Oregon State University in 1996 and her Master of Social Work in 2007 at Portland State University. She is an Alaska Board of Social Worker (CASA). She previously worked at Providence Alaska Medical Center as a Social Work Clinician float for the past 13 years. In addition to her hospital experience, she spent time working with Child Protective Services, CASA, District Attorney Rape Victim Advocate Program, and the St. Vincent heart transplant team.Kirsten provides behavioral health services for a diverse socio-economic population with a wide range of presenting problems. She works with patients and their families to complete full bio-psychosocial assessments for patients with complex mental health and physical health needs.
Kirstin has a passion for all outdoor activities that Alaska has to offer including skiing, skating, hiking, and kayaking. Ice skating the rivers and lakes being the most magical! She currently calls Anchorage home but hopes to spend more time in Talkeetna as she and her husband are closer to being empty nesters. She is excited to be part of the Sunshine Clinic and continue to build relationships with the Talkeetna community.
Linsdey Russell, LCSW
Lindsey attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and Middle Tennessee State University. She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of TN College of Social Work in 2013 and has worked in behavioral health since 2009. Her clinical experience includes school counseling, residential, and outpatient mental health facilities and work with children, teens, adults and couples of diverse backgrounds.
Linsdey is a wife and mother to three beautiful and wild children. She recently moved from North Carolina to Alaska to start our new family adventure. In her spare time, she enjoy spending time with family, doing artwork, reading and fishing.
Angie Cronin, PsyD
Angie attended college at the University of Montana from 2003-2007, studying Psychology. She later attended William James College in Boston, MA, from 2008-2013 and earned her PsyD in clinical psychology. Her internship and residency training was at the University of New Hampshire Health Services.
Angie enjoys helping individuals live their healthiest and happiest lives. She supports clients in navigating the complexity of life by traveling this journey with them and helping them make any adjustments along the course. Angie values and respects diversity and want clients to feel safe and comfortable talking with her.
Tanya Korta, LPC
Tanya is originally from Minnesota and has lived and worked in rural Alaska for the past 25 years. She was formerly an elementary school teacher who evolved into a community behavioral health counselor, working for a tribal health organization providing behavioral health services for the past 8 years. Tanya earned a master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2017. She has experience working with a diverse group of people impacted by mental health issues including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and trauma-related stress disorders. I have a special interest in working with children and adolescents. Tanya and her husband have three grown children and enjoy outdoor adventures and small town living.
Mike Adams, LPC
Mike attended University of Oklahoma for four years and Northeastern State University two years where he received his Masters in Human Relations. Mike has worked and supported clients in a clinical, home-based and school based services for over thirteen years and he enjoys working with kids, adolescents and older adults. His clinical experience also includes helping individuals with anger management, trauma, anxiety and trauma.
Mike enjoys all sports and his favorites are football and tennis. He is learning to be a better hunter and would love to learn more. Mike enjoys flying drones and playing with his two boys who are 3 and 6.
Kirsten Strolle, LMSW
Kirsten has been a Behavioral Health Care Manager at SCHC since 2016 and has worked in direct services for over 10 years serving a variety of patients, both children and adults, including survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.
Kirsten graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Political Science and a Minor in Sociology. She earned her M.S.W. from the University of New England in 2020. She completed her clinical internship at SCHC which included individual sessions and a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group.
Kirsten enjoys hiking, skiing and foraging.