Meet Our Providers & Staff

Medical Providers

Nicole Beck, BSW, LSW

Ms. Beck graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and became a Licensed Social Worker in 2021. Nicole has experience in play therapy, addictions, case management, and providing individual counseling for children, teens, couples and adults. Nicole is eager to build relationships within the community and will be providing services in the Norwalk office.

Andrea Bertke, MSN, FNP-C

Ms. Bertke graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then continued her education at Walden University, where she successfully earned a Master of Science in Nursing and her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Bertke provides care for patients of all ages, and has been a Certified Nurse Practitioner at Family Health Services since 2015.

Stephanie Breault, FNP-C

Ms. Breault graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and relocated to Northwest Ohio to be closer to family. She successfully completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio University and obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner certification. She worked at FPG Urgent Care in Clyde, Ohio, for the last six years before joining Family Health Services in March 2023. Stephanie enjoys caring for all ages through all walks of life and spending time with her family and dogs.

Tracy Byington, MSW, LISW-S

Ms. Byington brings over 25 years experience in a variety of community and mental health settings. Tracy graduated from BGSU with her undergrad and received her Masters of Social Work from the Ohio State University. Tracy provides a multi-dimensional approach to meet the needs of the individual. Her training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Informed, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Tracy is now seeing patients of all ages.

Lillian Clapp, BSW, LSW

Ms. Clapp graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2023, earning their Bachelor Of Science in Social Work, and becoming a Licensed Social Worker. Lillian is excited to provide counseling for children, teens and families at Western Reserve School District.

Christy Cox, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Ms. Cox graduated from Owens Community College with an Associates in Registered Nursing Technology. Christy went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She then successfully completed her Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatry from the Northern Kentucky University. Christy provides behavioral health diagnosis, treatment, and medication management, for adults, adolescents, and children, in our Norwalk office.

Joshua Durkalski, MSW, LISW-S, Lead Therapist for Interns

Mr. Durkalski graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Social Work. He continued his education at The University of Akron, graduating with his Master of Clinical Social Work. Mr. Durkalski is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with his Supervisor endorsement. He is trauma trained in EMDR and TF-CBT. He comes to us from the Cleveland area with six years of community mental health experience working with both children and adults.

Upender Gehlot, MD

Dr. Gehlot hails from India where he completed his Medical Degree from Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences. He completed his General Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship from The University of Toledo. He provides medication management services for Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders and other psychiatric diagnoses across life span for patients of all age groups. He is looking forward to working with the FHS Behavioral Health Team and all the adventures this lake town has to offer for his family and him.

Hannah Hansen, MSW, LISW

Ms. Hansen graduated from Cleveland State University with her Bachelor of Social Work in 2015 and continued her education at The Ohio State University earning her Master of Social Work in 2020. She obtained her independent licensure in 2022. Hannah has experience in community mental health and school – based counseling. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, behavior modification, and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) and is also trained in TF-CBT. Hannah provides counseling for children and adults at the Norwalk office.

Heather Lambert, LSW, MSW

Heather graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and continued her education at Case Western Reserve University earning a Master of Social Work and becoming a Licensed Social Worker. She is trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, and LGBTQ+ youth clinical counseling strategies. Heather provides counseling for children and adolescents at the FHS Edison School Clinic.

Stephanie Lane, BSW, LSW

Ms. Lane is a Florida native who has lived in Ohio for over 20 years. She obtained her Bachelors in Science of Social Work with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from BGSU. In May of 2024, she will graduate from Case Western Reserve University with her Masters in Social Work, in addition to a graduate certificate in Trauma-Informed Care and a certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Stephanie loves her pug puppy, Mabel, who is working on her therapy dog training. She sees patients at our local school clinics that are also open to community members.

Renee Leber, MSSA, LISW-S, Clinical Director of Behavioral Health 

Ms. Leber graduated from Defiance College and continued her education at Case Western Reserve University for her Master’s in Social Work. She has been licensed since 2007 with a focus in abuse and trauma working with all ages using evidence based practices such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with children and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) with children and adults. Ms. Leber also addresses social and family adjustments and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, and inattention. She is very passionate about empowering those around her to see their own inner strength.

Leslie Johnson, MS, RD, LD, Food is Medicine Program Director

Ms. Johnson graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, with her Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition and Sustainability. She continued her education at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, graduating with her Master of Science in Nutrition Communications, Intervention, and Behavior Change. Leslie then went on to complete the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian and completed a year of supervised practice at Duke University Hospital. She is passionate about all people having access to fresh, nutritious food that can help keep their bodies healthy and is excited to provide nutrition counseling for patients at FHS.

Ashley Klonk MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Ms. Klonk is a Norwalk native who graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked as a RN since 2012 in multiple settings including ICU/CCU, Labor and Delivery/OB, Medical/Surgical, and ER. She has also worked as an adjunct faculty member for local RN programs. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Family Practice, obtaining her certification for Family Nurse Practitioner. Ashley looks forward to serving her community and providing high-quality care to patients of all ages at the FHS Norwalk clinic.

Aaron Martinez, DO

Dr. Martinez is a Colorado native who graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He previously worked in the field of veterinary medicine while completing his Master of Science in Biochemistry. He attended Midwestern University for medical school, and he completed his family medicine residency program in Sandusky at Firelands. Dr. Martinez is happy to call the area his new home and provides primary care to patients of all ages.

Katelyn Miller, MSW, LISW-S, Lead Therapist for School-Base

Ms. Miller graduated from Bluffton University and continued her education at the University of Tennessee Knoxville where she graduated with a Master of Science in Social Work. She has been a licensed social worker since 2014, obtained her independent licensure in 2018, and her supervisor endorsement in 2019. Katelyn has a variety of experience from mental health counseling, medical social work, hospice/grief, and child welfare. Her training as a therapist includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed, and Strength-Based counseling. She provides counseling for children and adolescents within the FHS Margaretta School Clinic.

Anna Moses, BSW, LSW

Ms. Moses graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and became a Licensed Social Worker. She is providing counseling to children, adolescents, and their families at the Sandusky office and local school clinics.

Alexa Murray, APRN, FNP-C

Ms. Murray is a Sandusky native who graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and soon after became a Registered Nurse, working as a Medical/Surgical RN at the OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Continuing her education while working at OSU, she went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She then practiced as an NP with the OSUWMC Department of Neurology before returning home to Sandusky. Alexa is excited to be living near family and on the North Coast again, providing high-quality primary care to patients of all ages with Family Health Services.

Katherine Myerholtz, MSN, FNP-C

Ms. Myerholtz graduated from Malone University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She continued her education at The University of Toledo, graduating with her Master of Science in Nursing and successfully received her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Myerholtz has been a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Health Services since 2013, and provides care to patients of all ages. Additionally she serves as our Associate Medical Director.

Kimberly Ollom, MSW, LISW-S

Ms. Ollom graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green State University. She then completed her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisory. She is also grief work and trauma trained in EMDR and TF-CBT, and Certified in DBT. Ms. Ollom provides counseling services for all ages at our Norwalk office.

Mary Peters, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Ms. Peters obtained her Registered Nurse diploma from Providence Hospital, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from College of Mount Saint Joseph, a Master’s in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree through the University of Toledo, a Doctor of Nursing through the University of Toledo and Wright State University Consortium, and her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification through the University of Cincinnati. Mary looks forward to serving her patients and the community.

Teresa Puckrin, MSW, LSW

Ms. Puckrin graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in music. She continued her education at The Ohio State University earning her Master of Social Work in 2023 and became a Licensed Social Worker. She provides counseling at the Norwalk office and at the FHS Monroeville City Schools Clinic.

Jennifer Richardson, MSN, CNP

Ms. Richardson graduated from Ohio University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then went on to further her education at University of Cincinnati where she obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner certification and Master of Science in Nursing. Jennifer joins Family Health Services and is able to provide care for patients of all ages.

Anthony Schalk, MC, LPC, LCDC III

Mr. Schalk graduated from Kent State University with his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2012 and from Walden University with his Masters in Clinical Counseling in 2021. Anthony is dual licensed having both his LPC, Licensed Practicing Counselor, and his LCDC III, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III. Anthony has over 9 years of experience in community mental health working with children and adults with mental health and substance use concerns. Anthony utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in his therapy sessions. He currently provides counseling for youth and adults at the Sandusky location.

Sophia Seitz, MSW, LSW

Ms. Seitz graduated from Bowling Green State University with her Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in psychology. She continued her education at Bowling Green State University and received her Master’s in Social Work. She is trauma trained in EMDR and TF-CBT. Ms. Seitz provides counseling for children and adolescents at the FHS Sandusky School Clinic.

Julie Shedron, MSW, LISW, Lead Therapist at Norwalk

Ms. Shedron earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology from BGSU in 2003. She then earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004, with a specialization in community mental health. She is a licensed independent social worker, certified in DBT – dialectical behavior therapy. DBT is a therapy focused on the development of skills to improve how you communicate, manage your emotions & stress and using mindfulness to cope with mental health and addiction symptoms. She is also trauma trained in EMDR. Julie strives to help adolescents and adults improve their self-worth and confidence to problem solve and achieve their life goals.

Cheri Slingwine, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Ms. Slingwine received her Registered Nurse diploma from Providence Hospital School of Nursing in 1997. She received her Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Nursing Education from Walden University. Cheri then continued her education by graduating from Maryville University with her Post Masters Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Cheri is accepting new patients at our Norwalk office.

Laura Spasic, MSN, AGNP-C

Ms. Spasic graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then went on to successfully receive her Master of Science in Nursing and her certification as an Adult Practitioner from The University of Akron. Laura specializes in adult medicine, and joined Family Health Services in 2017.

Kip Soviak, RN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Mr. Soviak obtained his RN from Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing. He holds an Associate of Science in Nursing from Bowling Green State University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University, and his Master of Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner program from Chamberlain University. Kip recently completed his Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Kip looks forward to working with the community he grew up in.

Erin Thompson, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Ms. Thompson graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She receive her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from Kaplan University. Erin went on to complete her Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatry from the University of Cincinnati. Erin can treat patients of all ages and joined Family Health Services in 2020.

Elizabeth Takacs, MSW, LSW

Ms. Takacs graduated from Ashland University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then obtained her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. As a Licensed Social Worker, Liz provides counseling services within Townsend Community School. She is trauma trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, and trauma informed creative arts. She has lived in the Sandusky area her entire life and is looking forward to the chance to give back to her community.

Jocelyn Wollenslegel, BSW, LSW

Ms. Wollenslegel graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and became a Licensed Social Worker. Ms. Wollenslegel provides counseling for children and adolescents at the FHS Edison School Clinic.

Kelly Wilhelm, MSW, LSW, CDCA

Ms. Wilhelm completed her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and obtained her Master’s of Social Work from The Ohio State University. Kelly has experience in crisis response services, case management, family therapy, and individual counseling to children, teens, and adults. She recently obtained her certification as a certified trauma professional. Her passion is to serve those suffering with mental health issues while reducing barriers that they may face.

Family Medicine Residency Physicians

We participate as a clinical training site with Firelands Regional Medical Center’s graduate medical education residents.

Eric Mast, DO
Program Director

Paul Bruner, DO
Faculty

Kari Ketvertis, MD
Faculty

Matthew Braniecki, DO
Faculty

Adam Jenkins, DO

Melissa Malek, DO

Joe Parenteau, DO

Daniel Truitt, DO

Kyle Denihan, DO

Samantha Mason, DO

Mitchell Rice, DO

Kaitlyn Rizzo, DO

Mark Khalil, MD

Rebecca Howard, MD

Frank Kickel, MD

Vincent Stanton, DO

Anam Hussain, MD

Austin Campbell, MD

Lindsey Johnson, DO

Rame Yousif, MD

For more information on FRMC Medical Education Faculty, visit here.

For more information on FRMC Medical Education Residents, visit here.

Clinical Staff

Nyesha A.
Front Desk Receptionist

Gabby B.
PCMH Coordinator

Grace B.
Front Desk Receptionist

Hannah B.
Medical Assistant

Kassandra B.
Front Desk Receptionist

Maggie B.
Front Desk Receptionist

Shelley B.
Medical Assistant

Amy C.
Medical Assistant

Anjali C.
Medical Assistant

Kelly C.
Medical Assistant

Tisha C.
Medical Assistant

Elena E.
Medical Assistant

Laura F.
Front Desk Receptionist

Paige F.
Front Desk Receptionist

Dillister G.
Medical Assistant

Melissa G.
Front Desk Receptionist

Tiffany G.
Medical Assistant

Brittany H.
Medical Assistant

Jaida H.
Quality Panel Specialist

Kristen H.
Front Desk Receptionist

Melanie H.
Medical Assistant

Heather L.
Medical Assistant

Jordan L.
Front Desk Supervisor

Lisa J.
LPN

Robin L.
Front Desk Receptionist

Taylr J.
Medical Records Specialist

Alaina K.
Case Manager

Melinda M.
Medical Assistant

Mikayla M.
Medical Assistant

Shelly M.
BH Reception/Nursing

Natalia M.
Front Desk Receptionist

Chelsea P.
Front Desk Receptionist

Kylee P.
Medical Assistant

Jody P.
Front Desk Receptionist

Sheri R.
LPN

Paula S.
Medical Assistant

Sheila S.
LPN

Kayla T.
Front Desk Receptionist

Jessica T.
LPN

Ciera W.
BH Referral Specialist

MacKenzie W.
Front Desk Receptionist

Sue W.
LPN

Dental Staff

Joseph Rizk, DMD – Dental Director

Dr. Joseph Rizk completed his Bachelor of Biological Sciences from Wayne State University and received his Master of Basic Medical Sciences from Wayne State University. Dr. Rizk went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry. He has over 10 years of experience performing operative, oral surgery, endodontics, removable and fixed dental procedures. He has extensive knowledge and experience of dental clinic operations, maintenance, payroll, budgeting, and recruiting. Dr. Rizk successfully provided complete direction and oversight of the entirety of Mary’s Center Dental Department in Washington D.C. Additionally, Dr. Rizk serves as FHS’ Dental Director.

Fiorella Lamas Castillo, DDS

Dr. Fiorella Lamas Castillo, DDS, received her Bachelor of Stomatology from Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. Upon completing dental school, she continued her training at the same university in a Master of Stomatology, a diploma in Periodontics, and a Specialty in Periodontics and Implants. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency from 2019 to 2021. Dr. Lamas Castillo is a Board-Certified dentist, with experience in restorative, cosmetic, removable & fixed dental procedures, and interests in surgical and regenerative periodontal procedure. Dr. Lamas Castillo speaks fluent English and Spanish and sees patients at our Norwalk location!

Agnish Gholekar, DDS

Dr. Agnish Gholekar, DDS, completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, and received his Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He has experience performing restorative, operative, oral surgery, endodontics, removable & fixed dental procedures. Dr. Gholekar is a Board-Certified dentist and sees patients at our Norwalk location!

Daniel Vega, DDS

Dr. Daniel Vega DDS, is a passionate and skilled dentist with an impressive educational background. Originally from Miami, Florida, Dr. Vega graduated with Magna Cum Laude recognition in Biology from Florida International University. Afterwards he pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at New York University. He then went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at NYU Langone Health in Findlay, Ohio, where he gained expertise in a variety of general dentistry areas, including oral surgery, endodontics, prosthodontics, and operative procedures. Dr. Vega is known for his kind, patient, and understanding approach to all patient populations, prioritizing empathy, and addressing patients’ concerns.

Katrina H.
Dental Hygienist

Cassie H.
Dental Hygienist

Jessica V.
Dental Hygienist

Ashley W.
Dental Hygienist

Nicole C.
Dental Assistant

Jaely C.
Dental Assistant

Vanessa D.
Lead Dental Assistant

Rebecca G.
Dental Office Supervisor

Kaytlyn H.
Lead Dental Assistant

Shelby H.
Front Desk Receptionist

Alexandra I.
Dental Assistant

Heather J.
Dental Assistant

Julie M.
Dental Assistant

Kim M.
Dental Assistant

MacKenzie R.
Front Desk Receptionist

Maggie S.
Front Desk Receptionist

Administrative Staff

MarLana Binkley
Director of Finance
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Lydia Brennan
Clinical Site Director of Erie County
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Ya’Shica Brown
Outreach & Enrollment
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MacKenzie Buck
Clinical Site Director of Huron County
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Shaiyen Cook
Behavioral Health
Office Supervisor
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Sarah Hamad
Ancillary Department Manager
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Cora Higgins
Director of Public Relations
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Theresa Kilgore
LPN – Charge Nurse
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Peter Rauner
Community Development
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Brock Ricci
IT Administrator
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Brisa Salinas
Revenue Cycle Specialist
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Nicole Schafer
Executive Assistant
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Thomas Szilagyi
IT Administrator
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Emily Windisch
Director of Human Resources
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Alexis Wobser
Marketing Manager
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Executive Officers

David P. Tatro, Sr., MBA, FABC – CEO/CFO

Mr. Tatro comes to Sandusky, Ohio with 30 years’ experience in healthcare management. A native of Western Massachusetts, Mr. Tatro brings a strong background in organizational leadership, strategic planning and revenue enhancement through community partnerships. A former Chief Operations Officer for the last 10 years at Mary’s Center in Washington, D.C., Mr. Tatro grew the company from $8 million in 2009 to over $65 million in 2018. Mr. Tatro was also the founder and Chief Financial Officer for the Capital Clinical Integrated Network in Washington, D.C. which was comprised of multiple FQHC’s and Managed Care Organizations. Mr. Tatro is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA and received his MBA from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. He is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he is an active member of the Capital Chapter of the Nam Knights and a member of Freemasonry, of which both groups support veterans and philanthropically assist local communities. He and his wife Adele will be relocating to the Sandusky area. They have two adult children, Erika Rose and David Jr.

Eric Mast, DO – Medical Director

Dr. Mast completed his undergraduate from Anderson University and obtained his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to serving as the FHS Medical Director, Dr. Mast is the Director of Medical Education and Family Medicine Residency at Firelands Health.

Katherine Myerholtz, MSN, FNP-C – Associate Medical Director

Ms. Myerholtz graduated from Malone University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then continued her education at The University of Toledo, graduating with her Master of Science in Nursing and successfully receiving her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Myerholtz has been a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Health Services for 4 years providing care to patients of all ages. Additionally she serves as our Associate Medical Director.