Medical Providers

Dr. Kathleen Cowie, MD

Chief Medical Officer 

Additional Languages: Spanish

 

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Team Member Since 2012

Dr. Kathleen Cowie is a family physician with a special interest in women and children’s health. She is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for providing compassionate medical care at home and abroad, having volunteered on outreach trips in Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, and Guatemala. Dr. Cowie graduated from Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2006 but fell in love with the Colorado Rockies while completing her family medicine residency at St. Anthony Central/North Hospitals in Denver. Prior to joining the Care Clinic in 2012, she provided full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics and newborn care at Salud Family Health Centers in Commerce City and Platte Valley Hospital in Brighton. Dr. Cowie became Chief Medical Officer of the Care Clinic in 2017. In her free time, she loves doing all things outdoors and spending time with her family.

Dr. Josh Rusk, MD

Family Practice Physician; Obstetrics

Additional Languages: Spanish 

Megan Wood, PA-C, MPH

Physician Assistant 

Additional Languages: Spanish

Colleen Ihnken, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Tara A. Taylor, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner  
 

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Team Member Since 2022

Tara Taylor is one of our Summit Community Care Clinic Nurse Practitioners. She has been providing primary care in Summit County for the past 5 years. She was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, but considers Summit County her home at heart after 18 years. Like most of us here in the high country, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and anything outdoors. She finds joy spending time with her husband Zach and two dogs Fiona & Porter. Her favorite thing is getting together with her large family in Denver, who followed her out here over the last few years to be together.

Prior to obtaining her Family Nurse Practitioner through University of Colorado Anschutz, graduating in 2017, she practiced as an Intensive Care Unit nurse for 17 years. She has vast experience in many clinical areas, such as open-heart surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, burn, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant, and pediatric critical care.

She is very passionate about primary care and disease prevention. She focuses on finding the underlying cause of disease, rather than simply treating symptoms. She is excited to now venture into an integrated care model, with her plans to attend an integrated fellowship in 2025. She is thrilled to be able to bring these services and promote well-being within our mountain community.

"Summit Community Care Clinic is the best place I have ever worked, and it is an honor to be a part of this fantastic team!"

Tammy Cayou, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
 

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Team Member Since 2021

Tammy Cayou is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with interests in functional medicine, lactation and teens. She graduated from Auburn University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Nursing. She then worked as an ICU nurse in her hometown of Atlanta and at Denver Children’s Hospital. She went back for a Master’s degree and Pediatric NP certification in 2001 at the University of Colorado. She fell in love with Colorado when she first arrived and moved up to Summit County from Boulder in the Spring of 2020. She has a particular interest in nursing mom-baby pairs and adolescent medicine. She lives in Silverthorne with her husband, 2 teenagers, 2 dogs and a bearded dragon. When not at work or caring for her family, Tammy enjoys all the great activities Summit County has to offer and being with her family.

Jennifer Kagan, NP

Nurse Practitioner 

 

 

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Team Member Since 2017

Jennifer Kagan has been a Family Nurse Practitioner with the Care Clinic since 2017. She first came to Summit County in 1994 to ski and play in the mountains after graduating from the University of Vermont. She developed a passion for health and wellness that led her to go back to school for nursing. Jennifer received her AAS in nursing from Community College of Denver in 1991, worked in critical care and emergency nursing for 15 years while continuing her nursing education at Regis University in Denver. She graduated with her BSN in 2011 and her MSN in 2018. When she isn’t at the clinic she loves hiking, cross country skiing, gardening, and spending time at the beach with her husband, 12-year-old chihuahua Izzy and kittens, Frank and Beans.

James Kuster, NP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 

Dr. Jennifer Camello Tomback, MD

Physician
 

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Team Member Since 2023

Dr. Jennifer Camello Tomback is a family medicine physician who loves to see patients of all ages and stages – from pediatrics to prenatal care to geriatrics. She graduated with a degree in Anthropology from University of Southern California, then graduated medical school from Rush University in 2020. Afterwards, she completed her family medicine residency at University of Colorado. Dr. Camello Tomback is originally from Chicago, but she fell in love with the mountain lifestyle and decided to move to Summit County after residency. She began working at the Care Clinic in 2023. She is especially passionate about climate change and health – she has written multiple op-eds and advocated on the state and national levels regarding this topic. In her free time, she enjoys reading sci-fi/fantasy books, skiing, fly fishing, and hiking with her dog and husband.

Tara Edick, PA

Physician Assistant
 

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Team Member Since 2021

Tara Edick is a Physician Associate working in Family Medicine. She is originally from central New York but moved to Colorado after college where she attended PA school at Red Rocks Community College Physician Assistant program, graduating in 2002. Tara worked in pediatrics at a Community Health Center for many years in Denver, before moving to Summit County where she began working in Family Medicine. She was drawn to the Care Clinic because she is bilingual in English and Spanish and enjoys working with the LatinX community. She loves providing education to patients so they can learn how to improve their own health. In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with family, gardening, yoga, reading and enjoying Colorado’s great outdoors.

Jennifer Fehr, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Amy Kopecky, RN

Registered Nurse

Stephany Chalarca

Medical Interpreter

Languages: Spanish

 

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Team Member Since 2020

Stephany Chalarca is originally from Colombia and came to Colorado for the first time in 2014. She fell in love with the mountains and decided to move Summit County. Stephany studied English as a Second Language at the Colorado Mountain College before graduating as a journalist and working a few years in the communications field. Translation services has become Stephany’s specialty and passion. She enjoys helping patients with their healthcare needs by being the communication bridge between them and their providers. Stephany also loves the outdoors, camping, paddleboarding during the summer and snowboarding when it gets cold.

Michelle Ellis

Immunization Coordinator

Julia McLaughlin, RN

Case Manager LPN/RN

Fiona Hahn, RN

Case Manager LPN/RN

Dental Providers

Dr. Joanna Kopytek, DMD

Dentist
 

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Team Member Since 2020

Dr. Joanna Kopytek received her dental training at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where she graduated with honors and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. After dental school, Dr. Kopytek completed a General Practice Residency at the Rocky Mountain Regional Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Aurora, CO. She is passionate about continued learning and is an active member in the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Outside of work, Dr. Kopytek enjoys being with family, traveling, winter sports, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors with her three dogs.

Dr. Kelvin Ha, DDS

Dentist

Additional Languages: Mandarin and Cantonese

 

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Team Member Since 2023

Dr. Kelvin Ha's roots trace back to Seattle, Washington, where he was born and raised. He completed both his undergraduate education and earned his dental degree at the University of Washington, proudly carrying the spirit of "Go Dawgs!" throughout his academic journey. His dedication to patient care is unwavering, marked by his commitment to evidence-based treatments. He embodies empathy and a deep understanding of the underlying factors contributing to oral health issues. He is an active member of several esteemed dental associations, including the American Dental Association and the American Academy of General Dentistry. Beyond his professional life, Dr. Ha finds joy in various pursuits. He relishes daily strolls with his wife, cherishing moments with their two feline companions, backpacking across the country, skiing, and playing tennis and basketball.

Dr. Brendan Withycombe, DMD

Dentist
 

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Team Member Since 2023

Dr. Withycombe went to Dental School at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Withycombe is a current member of the American Dental Association and participates in multiple continuing education courses each year to deliver exceptional dental care. Growing up in Oregon, he has found comfort in being outdoors through activities such as rock climbing, trail running, fishing, and skiing.

Dr. Susan Davis, DDS

Dentist
 

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Team Member Since 2023

Dr. Suan Davis attended Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison, Colorado for her Bachelor of Arts in Cell Biology. She later went to The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora, Colorado where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Davis strives to provide optimal patient care and to provide exceptional evidence-based dentistry for her patients by continually participating in continuing education well beyond what is required for licensure. She treats every patient with compassion and aims to help patients reach their oral health goals. She is an active member in the American Dental Association and holds leadership roles in the Colorado Dental Association. In her free time Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and their basset hound, Woody.  She and her family enjoy all that Colorado has to offer including camping, hiking, biking, boating, gardening and most of all skiing.

Megan Jackson, BA, RDH

Dental Hygienist Director
 

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Team Member Since 2015

Megan joined the Care Clinic in 2015 as a Dental Hygienist and she helped to implement the SMILES and COMDI programs in the School Based Health Centers. Megan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado and an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pueblo Community College. She is a Colorado native.

Courtney Connell

Dental Hygienist
 

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Team Member Since 2021

Courtney Connell is a registered Dental Hygienist with 20 years of experience in the dental field. She has a passion and dedication to patients of all ages and believes that dental education is a priority, which is why she is enjoys working at the Care Clinic. Courtney is an Air Force veteran and graduate of the Pueblo Community College Dental Hygiene Program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time camping, hiking and dog training with her husband and her two Dobermans.

Kerri Hudgins

Dental Hygienist
 

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Team Member Since 2019

Kerri Hudgins has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years and enjoys establishing relationships with patients and providing them with all the tools they need for optimal oral health. Kerri graduated from Northeastern University in Boston Dental Hygiene School in 2001 where she started her interest in public health. She loves working in the Care Clinic’s School Based Health Centers. Health is her passion, and she is a certified personal trainer, and enjoys spending time working out. Keri lives with her husband of 15 years, and 2 dogs that are their kids.

Christie Sillanpa, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Lacie Overman, RDH

Dental Hygienist
 

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Lacie joined the Care Clinic in 2020 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She earned her Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Concorde Career College in Kansas City. Lacie is passionate about public health, so when an opportunity to work with the clinic presented itself, she knew she had to move to Colorado. Lacie's favorite part about her job is going to the schools to complete dental cleanings for students. In her free time, she loves going on road trips and hiking with her dog, Royal.

Behavioral Health Providers

Lindsey Distler, LPC, LAC, ACS

Director of Integrated Behavioral Health and Wellness
 

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Team Member Since 2021

Lindsey Distler, LPC LAC, received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. Lindsey has been working in the nonprofit field since 2014.  Her clinical work focusing on supporting adults with the mental health and substance use concerns, and provides affirming care for the LGBTQ+ community. Lindsey works with folx experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use and other mood disorders, as well as managing life transitions and relationship concerns. She currently offers in-person and telehealth individual counseling appointments on a limited basis.

 Additionally, Lindsey is serving as the Interim Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness, working to develop and implement different programs within the Behavioral Health and Wellness Department. She is the point of contact for all interested counseling in training, practicum and internships students. Before arriving in Colorado, Lindsey worked at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Ohio for 6 years, conducting intensive outpatient individual and group sessions for folx engaging in opiate use. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys hiking, reading, climbing, and cooking.

Marisa Soltis, LPC-S

Integrated Behavioral Health Supervisor

Connie Cummins, LCSW

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider
 

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Team Member Since 2021

Connie Cummins is a clinical social worker with special interests in early childhood and family therapy. A native Coloradoan and a lifelong musician, Connie utilizes musical and play therapy techniques in her work with children. Connie received her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, Human Ecology from Western Washington University. Prior to joining the Care Clinic’s School Based Health Centers in June 2021, Connie’s work history includes school social work, foster care and adoptions casework, and early childhood music education. Connie has two adult children and enjoys travel, skiing, music, and gemology in her free time.

Emilie Wood, LPC

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

Caitlin Yost, MSW, LCSW

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider
 

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Team Member Since 2023

Caitlin Yost, MSW, LCSW received her Bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Loyola Marymount University and received her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Caitlin has been a social worker for over 10 years and focuses her clinical work on supporting adults using several evidence-based modalities including CBT, DBT and CPT. Caitlin has experience treating individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse disorders and Bipolar disorder. In addition, Caitlin has helped support individuals experiencing major life events such as divorce, death of a loved one and professional transitions. Caitlin believes that connecting to ourselves, others and our community in meaningful ways are vital to living a healthy and balanced life.

 Additionally, Caitlin is currently working towards her licensed addiction counselor (LAC) certification and is also a clinical supervisor for therapists in-training for licensure. Prior to joining Summit Community Care Clinic, Caitlin worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado for 3 years serving patients and families battling chronic and life-threatening diseases. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her loved ones.

Valeria Rojo, LCSW

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

Additional languages: Spanish

Bri Hughey, LSW

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

Sierra Andrews, MSW

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

Juliana Kagan, LCSW

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

Megan LaChance, LCSW

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

Charles Stevenson, LPCC

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

Alicia Moroyoqui, LSW

Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

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