Talkeetna: (907) 733-2273 ~ Willow: (907) 495-4100 ~ Wasilla: (907) 376-2273

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.

Medical Providers

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.

Dr. Paul Foreman
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!"

Dr. Valerie Krozel
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."

Dr. Anne Yoshino

 

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.

Doctor Susan Sparling

Curtis Harvie, DNP, ANP Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Curtis Harvie holds dual board certifications from the American Nurses Credentialling Centers as a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He was born and raised in rural Vermont. His love for the outdoors brought him to Alaska in 2008. He resides in Willow, AK and has been with Sunshine Community Health Center since 2017. He enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, backpacking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and woodworking. He has worked in critical care, medevac, 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. Curtis provides primary care/family medicine and psychiatric specialty care for all ages. He is currently accepting new patients for psychiatric care.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Norwich University, 2008
  • Master of Science/Family Nurse Practitioner, Indiana State University, 2013
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Indiana State University, 2015
  • Integrative Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, 2019
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2022

Special Interests

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Complimentary, Alternative, and Lifestyle Medicine
Portrait of Curtis Harvey, FNP

 

 

Ruth Rosentreter, MSN, FNP-C

Ruth received her BS in Nursing in 2007 at Bethel College in Indiana and her MS/FNP in 2018 at Indiana State University.

Ruth's experience includes three years as a nurse practitioner working in family medicine in Fairbanks, twelve years as a nurse predominantly in ER and also as a float nurse in inpatient hospital units like ICU, med-surgery, and step-down units in hospitals in northern Indiana.

Ruth's interests include anything outdoors: hiking, fishing, camping, and snow-shoeing with good intentions of learning cross country skiing. She also enjoys reading, knitting, and playing with her dogs.

 Ruth Rosentreter, FNP-C
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.

Doctor of Osteopathy, DiAnne Adams
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.

Jenelle Johnson
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.

Shaina Ahles, PA
Keith Kehoe, PA-C

Keith completed his B.S. in Biology at Illinois Benedictine College in 1983 and received his Physician Assistant certification from the University of Washington/MEDEX in 1995. He has worked in remote and urban settings as well as in England and Scotland providing urgent care and family practice. His work at SCHC spans 20 years cumulatively. Keith enjoys beekeeping and woodworking in his spare time.

Keith Kehoe, PA-C

Dental Providers

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.

Bill Ftantz

Behavioral Health Providers

 

Crystal Edwards, LCSW - Behavioral Health Director
Crystal received her BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Maryland in 2007. She completed her BSW in 2014 and MSW in 2015 from Kansas State University.

Crystal enjoys talking to people and helping them be the best versions of themselves. She worked as a therapist at the Alfred D Hughes Unit maximum security prison, working with acute/chronic mental illness and personality disorders using crisis management techniques and evidence-based practices. She participated in building a Mental Health Diversion Program to lessen security housing restrictions for inmates in administrative segregation.

Crystal moved to Alaska in 2019 and transitioned to working with adolescents, families, and adults. She also worked with children in a School-Based Program. She was commissioned in the Army Alaska National Guard in April 2020 as a Social Worker while transitioning to the VA. With the VA, she worked as a Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program Therapist in improving symptoms of PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, and Addiction. Before Crystal joined the Sunshine team, she worked for the Alaska National Guard as a Psychological Health Coordinator, providing case management, crisis intervention, and assisting with access to care.

Crystal prefers using trauma-informed approaches and evidenced-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She enjoys baking, gardening, hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, and volunteering.

Crystal Edwards, LCSW

Patrick Albert, LCSW
Patrick received his BA Sociology from Western Illinois University in 1973 and his MSW from Aurora University in 1998. Patrick’s experience is in serving patients of all ages who are cognitively impaired, have new or chronic mental illness, substance addiction, relationship problems and involvement in the state child welfare system. He had specialized training in Trauma Incident Reduction therapy, divorce mediation and bullying prevention in the schools. He also established a faith-based school for special needs students in another state and enjoy working with parents who are struggling with their responsibilities.
 
Patrick is married with two adult daughters, who are disabled and living with them. They all share a passion for their Pomeranians, as well as for exploring and photographing Alaska's wildlife and landscape. Patrick also enjoys building his music skills on banjo, guitar, mandolin and dobro.

Patrick Albert LCSW

 

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.

Marly Torres LCSW

 

 

 

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.

Tanya Korta LPC

 

Kirsten Strolle, LCSW

Kirsten is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to helping people who have experienced trauma reconnect with themselves. Her work focuses on processing trauma, increasing self-compassion, and working together with patients to find ways of supporting them in living their best life. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including ACT, brain spotting, CBT, DBT, EMDR, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and more.

Kirsten graduated with an MSW in 2020 from the University of New England and a BA in political science in 2007 with a minor in sociology from Grand Valley University. Her career has focused on working for non-profits and helping people who have experienced trauma. Kirsten has lived in Alaska since 2007 and enjoys hiking, foraging for berries and mushrooms, and living in the woods.

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Kirsten Strolle, Behavioral Health Clinician

 

Courtney BeeBe, LCSW

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.

Courtney BeeBe LMSW

 

Claire Sportsman, MSW
Claire received her BA (Hons) of Social Policy and Sociology in 2010 from the University of Wolverhampton and her MSW in 2012 from Durham University.

Claire has experience working within domestic violence shelters in the UK, working with children in a variety of settings, including child protective services, foster care, and youth organizations. She has also worked in education with middle and high school students as part of a program to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for college.

Claire is originally from England and came to Alaska recently after spending 7 years in Utah. She enjoys spending time with family and their puppies as well as Harry Potter, Star Wars, and video games. Working with children is Claire's passion and she is excited to work with Sunshine Clinic.

Claire Sportsman, MSW

 

Curtis Harvie, DNP, ANP Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Curtis Harvie holds dual board certifications from the American Nurses Credentialling Centers as a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He was born and raised in rural Vermont. His love for the outdoors brought him to Alaska in 2008. He resides in Willow, AK and has been with Sunshine Community Health Center since 2017. He enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, backpacking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and woodworking. He has worked in critical care, medevac, 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. Curtis provides primary care/family medicine and psychiatric specialty care for all ages. He is currently accepting new patients for psychiatric care.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Norwich University, 2008
  • Master of Science/Family Nurse Practitioner, Indiana State University, 2013
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Indiana State University, 2015
  • Integrative Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, 2019
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2022

Special Interests

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Complimentary, Alternative, and Lifestyle Medicine
Portrait of Curtis Harvey, FNP

 

 

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