Clinicians

Kaitlin Ahern, Certified Physician Assistant

Kaitlin Ahern, Certified Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Kaitlin has been working at RMYC since August of 2014 and sees patients at the Aurora Clinic.
Undergraduate:
B.A in History University of Colorado Boulder
Medical Education:
University of Colorado Denver, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
Affiliations:
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Physician Assistants for Global Health (PAGH)
Languages: English, Spanish
Kaitlin enjoys running and has participated in races from Halloween Pumpkin Hauls to marathons. She fills her free time playing in the mountains, catching up with friends, reading, and relaxing with her dog.
“I have really enjoyed working with the caring group of people that make up the RMYC family. They are dedicated to providing excellent care and support to their patients as well as to each other.”

Andee Barocas, Registered Nurse

Andee Barocas, Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Andee has been caring for patients at RMYC since March 2015 and sees patients at the Denver Clinic.

Education and Credentials:

BS, Colorado State University, Human Development and Family Studies
Denver School of Nursing, Nursing

Languages:  English, Spanish

When not in the clinic serving patients, Andee enjoys spending time with family, skiing, hiking, lacrosse and spending time with her dogs.

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“While I have only been working as a nurse at RMYC for a year, I have worked on and off at the clinic since 2009 in many different positions. I continue to come back to RMYC because of how proud I am of what we are able to do for so many patients. I am honored to continue to be able to be a part of such a wonderful, caring organization.”

Jennifer Burns-Pulido, Medical Doctor

Jennifer Burns-Pulido, Medical Doctor

Medical Doctor

Jennifer has been working for RMYC since 1998 and sees patients in our Denver Clinic.

Education:

Ohio State University School of Medicine, Medical Doctor, 1994

Residency:

The Children’s Hospital, UCHSC in Denver

Fellowship:

Infectious Disease Fellow 1997-1998

Affiliations:

Advisory Board
Nurse Family Partnership
Urban Peak Physician

Languages: English, medical Spanish

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys working out, reading, hiking, baking, knitting, traveling.

Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson, Medical Doctor

Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Cason-Wilkerson has been caring for patients at RMYC since August 2015 and sees patients in our Thornton and Aurora Clinic.

Education and Credentials:
BA in Biology, Minor in French from Spelman College

Medical Education:
Meharry Medical College

Residency:
Madigan Army Medical Center

Fellowship:
Primary Care Research Fellowship–University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Affiliations: 
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
Academic Pediatric Association (APA)

Languages:  English, French

In her free time, Dr. Cason-Wilkerson enjoys photography, scrapbooking, and reading.

“I have a passion for working with underserved populations and ending the epidemic of childhood obesity. I am interested in finding long-term, effective, sustainable solutions for low-income and nimority children who are of an unhealthy weight.”

Ashley Coram, School Based Health Clinics Program Manager

Ashley Coram, School Based Health Clinics Program Manager

School Based Health Clinics Program Manager

Ashley has been working for the RMYC since April 2016. She is Responsible for our School Based Clinics.

Education:

Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Affiliations:

Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA)
Colorado Societz for Public Health Educators (COSOPHE)

Languages: English & Spanish

Ashley enjoys gardening, cooking, homeopathy, any craft, reading, disc golf, camping, water sport activities, traveling and exploring and music

Shawna Daake, Medical Doctor

Shawna Daake, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Daake has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2011 and sees patients at the Thornton Clinic.
Undergraduate:
B.A. in Psychology with a certificate in Neurosciences from University of Colorado at Boulder
Medical Education:
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Residency:
Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Affiliations:
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado
Languages: English
Dr. Daake enjoys reading, hiking, being with her family, and acting like a tourist in her home state. She loves Colorado!
“I strongly believe in the concept of a village raising a child. Everyone in the community has to help! Every child deserves the same strong, healthy start. I came to work at RMYC because the clinic and I have the same ideals and goals.”

Denise Forrest, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing

Denise Forrest, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Denise is a Nurse Practitioner at the Thornton Clinic and has been caring for patients since 1993.
Undergraduate:
Bachelor’s in Nursing at University of Arizona, BSN
Medical Education:
Master’s in Nursing at University of Washington in a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
Affiliations:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Association, at both the national and local levels.
Rocky Mountain Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine.
Languages: English
In her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time with her 2 children, biking, paddle boarding, cooking and gardening.
“I love teaching families how to promote and achieve healthy choices, anticipate health risks, and educate parents on normal behaviors as their children continue to grow and thrive in the community. I have worked with adolescents for many years, and enjoy supporting them as they develop and mature in young adults. As a team, we have the ability to help families navigate the health care system should they need to see a provider in a specialty clinic or access other services in the community.”

Christian Fritch, Registered Nurse

Christian Fritch, Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Christian has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2013 and sees patients at the Aurora and Denver Clinic.

Education and Credentials:
BS, Nursing at University of Phoenix

Languages:  English, Spanish

When not in the clinic serving patients, Christian enjoys traveling, spending time with family, watching movies, and baking.

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Working as a nurse at RMYC, I feel I have succeeded! I am very proud to be a part of a wonderful team of providers and staff, who truly care about every child that comes in to our clinics.”

Patti Galleher, Physician Assistant

Patti Galleher, Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Patti has been working at RMYC since March 2002.

Education:

BA, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY

Medical Education:

Master of Science, University of Colorado Health Science Center

Languages: English, Spanish

When not serving patients, Patti enjoys running, endorphin work out, playing the clarinet and being  a tutor in DPS

Jena Grimm, Certified Physician Assistant

Jena Grimm, Certified Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Jena has been working at RMYC since 2014 and sees patients at the Thornton Clinic.
Undergraduate:
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Psychology from Wartburg College
Medical Education:
Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Union College
Affiliations:
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Languages: English
Jena enjoys healthy living, and being active outdoors.
“I was first introduced to Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics several years ago as a student, and it was here that I learned what it truly meant to be a health care provider. I always wanted to come back to RMYC after becoming a PA. We are a team of people who love providing quality care and compassion to our patients.”

Janet Hartmann, Medical Doctor

Janet Hartmann, Medical Doctor

Medical Doctor

Janet has been working at RMYC since 2010 and is taking care of our patients at residential treatment facilities at Excelsior Youth Center and Jefferson Hills Aurora.

Undergraduate:

B.A. in German and teaching of Duke University, North Carolina

Medical Education:

LMU – Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet, Munic Germany

Residency:

University of Colorado Pediatric

Languages: English, German

Janet enjoys traveling, swimming, hiking, gardening, reading, but mostly being with friends and family

“I am honored to be working with high risk adolescents with behavioral, mental health and legal problems. I find this work both necessary and rewarding. I hope to help raise public awareness about the need for more resources for teen mental health and prevention of child abuse. I am proud to be part of Rocky Mountain Youth, who has made taking care of these patients part of their mission. “

Lucas Henderson, Medical Doctor

Lucas Henderson, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Henderson has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2008 and sees patients at the Thornton Clinic and newborns at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton.
Education and credentials:
B.A. in Biology from Williams College
Medical Education:
St. Louis University School of Medicine
Residency:
St. Louis University, Pediatric Residency at Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital
Affiliations:
North Suburban Medical Center
Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
The Medical Center of Aurora-South
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
Languages: English, Spanish
Dr. Henderson enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with his wife and two children.
“I enjoy having an opportunity to watch children grow and to partner with families to help their children reach their full potential. I feel privileged to be permitted to help families during times of illness and during other challenges that arise in their children’s lives.”

Cassidy Hogan, Certified Physician Assistant

Cassidy Hogan, Certified Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Cassidy has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2005 and sees patients in our Aurora Clinic.

Undergraduate Education:

BS in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Business at University of Denver

 Medical Education:

CHA/PA program at University of Colorado Health Sciences
Masters in Science at University of Colorado Health Sciences

Languages: English, Spanish

In her spare time, Cassidy loves to ski, tube and hike and to get away for the weekend to the mountains.  She is also a soccer coach for her son Max.

 “Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics is an amazing organization and all of the providers and staff are passionate about providing the best care to their patients and families.  I cannot imagine working for a better organization.  I love forming longterm relationships with my patients and families and I believe patient continuity is key.  I also enjoy helping families to be educated and informed regarding their health and healthcare decisions.”

Virginia Jackson, Registered Nurse

Virginia Jackson, Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Virginia been caring for patients at RMYC since September 2007 and sees patients at the Aurora Clinic.

Education and Credentials:

Master of Science in Maternal-Child Nursing

Languages: English and Spanish

In her free time, Virginia likes to teach English to refugees and immigrants, bike, hike, and travel.

Hillary D. Laird, Certified Physician Assistant

Hillary D. Laird, Certified Physician Assistant

Physicians’ Assistant

Hillary has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2009 and sees patients at the Aurora Clinic.
Undergraduate Degree:
B.S.with a psychology major, double minors in Sociology and Biology from the University of Denver
Medical Education:
Masters in Science of Physician Assistant from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California
Hillary enjoys reading, being outdoors, and good food!
“I love working at RMYC because of the many families that I get to help on a daily basis and provide them with information and resources that they might not have otherwise.”

Karen Leamer, Medical Doctor

Karen Leamer, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Leamer has been caring for patients at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics since 2010 and sees patients at the Aurora Clinic.
Undergraduate:
BA Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder
Medical Education:
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Residency:
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Dr. Leamer enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors – skiing, camping, hiking and biking- and traveling and enjoying family time with her husband, 2 kids and extended family.

Laura Luzietti, Medical Doctor

Laura Luzietti, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Luzietti has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2009 and sees patients at the Denver Clinic.
Education and credentials:
B.A. in English and Pre-Professional Studies from University of Notre Dame
Medical Education:
Loyola University
Residency:
Loyola University
Languages: English
Dr. Luzietti enjoys running, cooking, spending time with her husband and 4 kids
“I love working at RMYC because of the great families we serve and have enjoyed forming long lasting relationships with them.”

D’Nette Madden, Registered Nurse

D’Nette Madden, Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

D’Nette has been caring for patients at RYMC since 2009 and sees patients at our Thornton Clinic.

Education:

Associate degree of applied science

Languages: English

D’Nette enjoys hiking and biking in warm summer months.

Kristin Maddoux, Certified Physician Assistant

Kristin Maddoux, Certified Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Kristin has been working at RMYC since 2004 and sees patients at the Denver Clinic, in the Mobile Health Units, and at the School-Based Health Clinics in Aurora.
Undergraduate:
B.A. in Biology, minor in Education from Bowdoin College
Medical Education:
Child Health Associate Physician Assistant Program, at University of Colorado
Affiliations:
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Colorado Association of Physician Assistants
Languages: English, Spanish
Kristin enjoys the outdoors in general, specifically hiking, camping, skiing, and running. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, and is currently enjoying learning to play the piano…again.
“Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics is the only clinic I have ever worked in as a physician assistant. I enjoy getting to know our families as well as working with other organizations that improve our whole community.”

Sheela Mahnke, Medical Doctor

Sheela Mahnke, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Sheela has been caring for patients at RMYC since November 2014 and sees patients at our Thornton Clinic.

Education:

Duke University for undergraduate
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Residency:

Yale University

Affiliations:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages: English

“Since finishing residency in 2002, I have worked in private practice both in Broomfield and Boulder. I left RMY and then returned because I honestly believe that the providers and staff here are the absolute best! I feel it is such an honor to be allowed to take care of the children that we see in the clinic. When I am not at work, I enjoy hanging our with my family and friends.”

Herardo Martinez, Clinic Manager

Herardo Martinez, Clinic Manager

Clinic Manager

Herardo has been working at RMYC since August 2015. He is responsible for our Aurora Clinic.

Undergraduate:

Bachelor of Science at University of New Mexico and Metropolitan State University of Denver

Language: English, Spanish, Gabberish

Herardo loves tennis, concerts, camping, traveling and Yoga

Michelle Matassa, Physician Assistant

Michelle Matassa, Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Michelle has been caring for our patients at RMYC since January 2015. She is in our Denver Clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays and in Thornton on Wednesdays.

Education:

Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Colorado

Languages: English, moderate Spanish

Michelle enjoys playing Soccer, hanging out with her family, board games, and the Colorado Nature

Logan McHenry, Certified Physician Assistant

Logan McHenry, Certified Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Logan has been caring for patients at RMYC since July 2015 and sees patients in our Thornton Clinic.

Undergraduate Education:

BS in Human Development and Family Studies and minor in Spanish at Colorado State University

 Medical Education:

PA program at University of Charleston, WV

Languages: English, Spanish

In her spare time, Logan loves to spend time in the outdoors hiking, playing soccer and volleyball, and reading.

 

Sophia Meharena, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Sophia Meharena, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Pediatrician and Medical Director

Dr. Meharena has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2011 and sees patients at the Aurora Clinic. Dr. Meharena is a core member of our team working with the Get Fit Clinic in the Aurora Clinic.
Undergraduate:
B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College
Medical Education:
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy
Residency:
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Affiliations:
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
Languages: English
Dr. Meharena enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and beautiful children.
“All children – irrelevant of social, economic or other status – deserve the chance to live a healthy life, and a pediatric provider who cares enough to help them try to achieve it. That is why I work at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics.”

Alfie Meister, Medical Doctor

Alfie Meister, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Meister has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2003 and sees patients in our Aurora Clinic and newborns at Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora.

Education and Credentials:
BS in Psychology, University of California Davis

Medical Education:
University of California Irvine

Residency:
Pediatric internship and residency Children’s Hospital Oakland, California Class of 2003

Affiliations: 
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)

Languages:  English, proficient Spanish

Dr. Alfie is interested in educating our patients about breastfeeding and the importance of inclusiveness. She is also a champion for early literacy and is our Reach Out and Read lead for the organization.

Jessica Meyer, Senior Registered Nurse

Jessica Meyer, Senior Registered Nurse

Senior Registered Nurse

Jessica has been caring for our patients at RMYC since 2006 and sees patients at our Thornton Clinic.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cedarville University

Languages: English

Jessica enjoys playing with her daughter, teaching Sunday school, hiking and cooking

Donna Nikanjam, Medical Doctor

Donna Nikanjam, Medical Doctor

Medical Doctor

Donna has been working at RMYC since 2014 and sees our patients in our Thornton Clinic.

Education:

MD, The Chicago Medical School

Residency:

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Languages: English, Farsi, limited Spanish

Donna loves meeting new people and learning about different cultures. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her goal everdaz at work is to do her best to take care of all her patients.

Leah Ramsey, Medical Doctor

Leah Ramsey, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Ramsey has been caring for patients at RMYC since September 2015 and sees patients at the Denver Clinic.

Education and Credentials:
BA in Biology, Macalester College

Medical Education:
University of Colorado Pediatric Residency Program

Languages:  English, Spanish

When not in the clinic serving patients, Dr. Ramsey enjoys running, hiking, gardening, singing a capella, and playing the violin.

“I chose to work at RMYC because it provides outstanding care to children, serves a diverse group of patients, and maintains a remarkable sense of teamwork and camaraderie. I believe in its mission of creating a medical home for families in our community and providing quality health care for all.”

Jolie Rinebarger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jolie Rinebarger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Behavioral Health Consultant

Jolie has been caring for patients at RMYC since June 2015, and currently sees patients in our Thornton clinic.

Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelor of Science, Psychology from Colorado State University

Graduate Degree:

Master of Social Work, University of Denver

Languages spoken:

 

English

In her spare time, Jolie enjoys pretty much any outside activity! She loves hiking, running, yoga, reading, traveling, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.

“I have over 12 years’ experience working with children, families, and adults in the behavioral health field.  I am a huge believer in wellness and the connection of mind, body, and spirit.  I love that RMYC promotes Integrated Care and that all providers work together to treat the whole patient.”

 

 

Andrea Rouge, Registered Dietitian

Andrea Rouge, Registered Dietitian

Registered Dietitian

Andrea has been working at RMYC since August 2013 and sees patients at all our Clinics.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Certificate in Public Health, Colorado State University

Affiliation:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Languages: English

In her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and being active in our beautiful state.

“I’m passionate about the families at RMYC, and want to help each child reach optimal growth and health with good nutrition and active living. “

Kristi Sage, Certified Physician Assistant

Kristi Sage, Certified Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Kristi has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2012 and sees patients in our Thornton Clinics and School Based Health Clinics.

Education and Credentials:

BS in Biology and Chemistry, University of Colorado

 Medical Education:

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program

Languages: English, Spanish

In her spare time, Kristi enjoys hiking, singing, cake decorating, and spending time with her family. She is married with a young daughter.

 “I am passionate about constantly striving to provide high quality care and attention to patients and families in need.”

Melinda Salazar, Clinic Manager

Melinda Salazar, Clinic Manager

Clinic Manager

Melinda has been working for RMYC since 2004. She is the Clinic Manager in our Thornton Clinic.

Language: English

Melinda is all about her family. She loves spending time with her husband Bobby, their three children Isabella, Mario and Angeldo and their two dogs Penny and Luna. And she loves going to the gym.

“Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.”

Emi Scala, Medical Doctor

Emi Scala, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Scala has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2014 and sees patients at the Aurora Clinic.

Medical Education:

Tsukuba University School of Medicine

Residency:

U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan

University of Illinois at Chicago, General Pediatrics

Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish

 

Dr. Scala, her husband and twin 8-year-old daughters enjoy hiking and skiing. In her spare time she also enjoys gardening, sewing, and reading.

Debbie Sekirnjak, Medical Doctor

Debbie Sekirnjak, Medical Doctor

Dr. Sekirnjak (pronounced Sekirnyak) is a Pediatrician at the Thornton Clinic. She has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2004. She also cares for newborns at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton.
Undergraduate:
B.S. from the College of William and Mary
Medical Education:
MD from the University of Virginia
Residency:
Pediatric Residency at UCSD Pediatric Residency Program/Rady Children’s Hospital
Affiliations:
Assistant Clinical Professor at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Languages: English, Spanish
Dr. Sekirnjak enjoys running, skiing, biking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her children
“I love working at RMYC because of the wonderful families that we serve and my great colleagues here. I started my career here almost 10 years ago and am now excited to be one of the most tenured physicians on the RMYC staff!”

Elizabeth Theriault, Medical Doctor

Elizabeth Theriault, Medical Doctor

Pediatrician

Dr. Theriault has been caring for patients at RMYC since August 2015 and sees patients at the Aurora Clinic.

Education and Credentials:
BS in Microbiology, Spanish language Minor at The University of Georgia

Medical Education:
The George Washington University, Integrative Medicine Track

Residency:
Baylor College of Medicine

Languages:  English, Spanish

When not in the clinic serving patients, Dr. Theriault likes running, biking and yoga. She is also learning how to play the piano and several types of dance.

“I believe that wellness is key to living a healthy life and that many aspects have to be learned and actively practiced in order to become a part of your daily routine. Making wellness fun and enjoyable for each individual child and family is one of my favorite aspects of my job!”

Denise Vidas, Certified Physician Assistant

Denise Vidas, Certified Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Denise has been caring for patients at RMYC since 2009 and sees patients at the Denver Clinic and in the Mobile Health Units. Denise is a core member of our team working in the Teen Health Program.
Undergraduate:
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, DePauw University
Medical Degree:
PA and Masters in Public Health degree from Arcadia University
Affiliations:
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Christian Medical & Dental Association
Languages: English
Denise enjoys trail running, rock climbing, spending time with her niece/family, and traveling abroad.
“I am a member of the Teen Health Program and enjoy working with teens and all children. I have an interest in community health, infectious disease, and global health.”

Marylou Villalobos, Human Resources Manager

Marylou Villalobos, Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager

Marylou has been caring for our employees since 2013.

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Colorade State University
Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Human Resources, Regis University

Affiliations:

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Languages: English, Spanish

In her free time, Marylou enjoys spending time with her two girls and her husband, painting, reading and traveling.

“A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it”

Marnie Walsh, Certified Physician Assistant

Marnie Walsh, Certified Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Marnie has been caring for patients at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics since 2003 and sees patients at the Thornton Clinic and in the Care Mobiles.
Undergraduate:
B.S. in Biological Science with a minor in Spanish and Anatomy from Colorado State University
Medical Education:
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Child Heath Associate/ Physician Assistant Program
Affiliations:
Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Languages: English, Spanish
In her spare time, Marnie enjoys cooking and traveling.

Melissa Weiler, Behavioral Health Consultant

Melissa Weiler, Behavioral Health Consultant

Behavioral Health Consultant

Melissa has been caring for patients at RMYC since May 2016. She sees patients in our Thornton Clinic.

Education:

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University

Affiliations:

American Counseling Association
Colorado Counseling Association

Languages: English

In her free time, Melissa enjoys gardening, cooking and home improvement projects

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you can start.”

Kimberly White, Medical Doctor

Kimberly White, Medical Doctor

Dr. White has been caring for patients at RMYC since 1998 and sees patients at the Denver Clinic. Dr. White is a core member of the Get Fit Clinic team.
Undergraduate:
B.A. in Biology from University of California, Davis
Medical Education:
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency:
University of Arizona, Residency in Pediatrics
Affiliations:
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
Associate Clinical Faculty at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Get Fit Clinic provider at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics
Languages: English, Spanish
Dr. White enjoys skiing, mountain biking, reading, and spending time with her friends.
“I love the staff and patients that I get to work with here at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics, and being part of a team trying to make the world a better place for kids and families.”

Larry Wolk, Medical Doctor, Master of Science in Public Health

Larry Wolk, Medical Doctor, Master of Science in Public Health

Pediatrician

Dr. Wolk is the founder of Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics and has been caring for patients since 1992. He sees patients at the Denver Clinic.
Undergraduate:
B.A .from University of Pennsylvania
Medical Education:
University of Vermont
Residency:
Masters’ in Public Health, Pediatric Residency, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship: University of Colorado
Credentials: M.D., Board Certified Pediatrician
Affiliations:
Colorado Medical Society
Denver Medical Society
American Academy of Pediatrics
Languages: English
Dr. Wolk is the full time Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In his spare time, Dr. Wolk enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, tennis, and spending time doing fun things with his wife and four children.
“Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics is the private practice of public health—all kids and their families are welcome. Our approach to health goes beyond the stethoscope!”

Julie Zavala, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Julie Zavala, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Julie has been working at RMYC since 2002 and sees patients at the School-Based Health Clinics in Aurora and in the Thornton Clinic.
Undergraduate:
B.S. Zoology from the University of Washington
Medical Education:
Masters of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Colorado College of Nursing
Affiliations:
Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter of NAPNAP, Board member since 2006.
Languages: English, Spanish
In her free time, Julie enjoys trail running/ hiking, gardening, photography, singing, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
“As a nurse practitioner, I try to pay attention to all aspects of a child’s health. You may hear a lot of questions from me about your child’s physical health, but you will also hear my concern for their emotional well-being as well. I really enjoy making long-lasting connections with patients and families and working side by side with parents to help their children grow to be strong, happy, and healthy adults. I love working for RMYC because I believe so strongly in our mission to provide service to every child and family, regardless of their ability to pay.”