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, 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. He enjoys all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics and has experience with palliative care as well.
Dr. Forman is affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians, Alaska Academy of Family Physicians, and American Board of Family Medicine
After completing his residency, Dr. Forman moved to Alaska and started his career at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center. After several years with ANHC and The Alaska Family Medicine Residency faculty, he moved to Seward for about 9 years before moving to the valley. He was one of the founding physicians for Solstice Family Care in Wasilla which has now transitioned to Sunshine Community Health Center. He is very happy to return to community health as this supports his passion for providing high-quality care to people in need.
Dr. Forman lives with his fiancé and pack of great dogs. He has mushed for over 20 years and now finds himself with an aging dog team that still enjoys a good run through the woods, although shorter and slower than they used to run. In the summer He enjoys paddling, hiking, and pretending to fish. On dark winter nights, he is am often found with a guitar doing some songwriting 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, obstetrics (delivering 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!"
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
Mariana completed her B.A. in Foreign Languages in 2007 at the International University of Moldova and B.S. in Biomedical Sciences in 2012 at La Sierra University. She then attended Butler University in Indianapolis to complete her Master of Physician Assistant degree in 2015.
Mariana began her medical career as a Medical Assistant at the Veterans Administration in Littleton, NH. After completing her studies, she continued her career as a Physician Assistant (PA) from 2015 to 2021 at Stallant Health in Weimar, CA before moving to Alaska. She is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and PA Board Certified in both California and Alaska.
Mariana has a keen interest in helping to improve people's health through a whole-person care approach; modeling and encouraging prevention of disease by promoting and teaching a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Lindsey has participated in internships including school-based counseling and adoption and foster care. Lindsey has a varied background including working for community mental health, residential facilities, and private practice. Lindsey works with her client using a strengths-based approach and uses humor and empathy in sessions to improve comfort and instill trust in building a collaborative relationship together. Lindsey enjoys working with a variety of populations including couples, individuals, and families and specializes in working with parenting, life adjustments, mood disorders, anxiety/panic and relational stressors.
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.
Marly Torres, LCSW
Marly graduated from Hope College with a BA Major in Psychology and Sociology and a Minor in History. She received her M.S.W from Western Michigan University.
Marly is from Michigan and recently moved to Alaska with her beagle to enjoy the outdoors, beauty and adventure that Alaska has to offer. She enjoys working with kids, teens, and their families to help create positive change in their lives.
Angie Cronin, PsyD
Angie studied psychology at the University of Montana and got her master’s degree in professional psychology and doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Williams James College in Boston.
Angie works with patients of all ages, including babies and guardians and older adults. She specializes in working with trauma, eating disorders, health/medical issues, (including sleep issues, weight management, diabetes management, substance use, hypertension, migraines, MS, chronic pain, etc), LGBTQ+ individuals, grief/loss, and anxiety and depression (including postpartum depression and anxiety). She does not tend to work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and significant cognitive delays, sex offender treatment, manualized treatments (including EMDR and prolonged exposure for trauma), and couple’s therapy..
Tanya Korta, LPC
Originally from Minnesota, Tanya has lived in rural Alaska for 28 years. She worked as an elementary school teacher for 11 years before transitioning to health care and earning a master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014.
Tanya has worked with people of all ages and has experience helping with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma. She has recently received training in using play therapy techniques for all ages and believes that play is the work of children and an important aspect of healthy adult living as well. Tanya uses a person-centered, strength-based approach to her work with clients. Tanya lives in Talkeetna with her husband, Jon. They have three grown children. She enjoys outdoor adventures, wood heat, crowded dinner tables, 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.
Courtney BeeBe, LMSW
Courtney graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2019 with her Master’s of Science in Social Work. She also acquired a graduate certificate in the Treatment of Trauma in 2019. For two years, Courtney worked with adults in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program and is familiar with patients who struggle with substance abuse. She is also comfortable providing crisis interventions to patients and enjoys working with those in crisis. More recently, Courtney has been working with adolescents and families within the Mat-Su School District. She enjoys the fast-paced environment of working within the schools as well as a more clinical role at the Wasilla clinic location. Courtney also enjoys running groups with patients and has led groups for Anger Management, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence (survivors), and Life Skills for Adolescents. The approach Courtney takes with clients is they are the expert in their lives and change comes from within. Some of the therapeutic modalities she uses are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Narrative, and Person-Centered Therapy.