Medical Clinic

The Medical Clinic is an ambulatory clinic that provides on-site, acute and preventive health care to the Nooksack Indian Tribe and eligible members of federally recognized Tribes. The Nooksack Tribal Clinic services includes: Family Medicine, Pediatric, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Planning, Women’s Health, Diabetes Screening and Testing, Nutrition Education, and Community Health and Nurse health care practices. The Medical Clinic has a highly skilled team of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses to provide comprehensive personalized health care for our patients throughout the life spectrum.

Community Health / Community Health Nursing Services Programs

The Medical Clinic Community Health and Community Nurse Services programs purpose is to provide direct prevention, wellness and outreach services to the patient population providing comprehensive preventative and health support services including Diabetes screening and testing, Diabetes education and management, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, home health visits, health education, elders and veterans outreach, medical visit transportation and medicine pick up and delivery.

Medical Clinic Staff

Our health care team consists of two Registered Nurses, a Licensed practical nurse, and three Medical Assistants who work closely with our providers consisting of two Nurse Practitioners, a Pediatrician, and a Doctor of Osteopathy.

  • Andrea Garcia, RN

    Clinic Manager

  • Lindsay Paez, CMA

    Assistant to Clinic Manager

  • Sara Sheaffer, DO

    Medical Director

  • Cate Webb, MD


  • U. Grayce Hein, ARNP

  • Marlene Bishop, ARNP

  • Alison Wigbers, RN

    Community Health Nurse

  • Georgiann Perez, LPN

  • Rosemary Grooms, LPN

  • Amy Kalsbeek, CMA

  • Barbara Himes, RD, CDE

Support Staff

Our support staff provide essential behind the scenes services to provide and streamline the best services for the community, such as coordination of outside referrals, policies and procedures, medical benefits, financial assistance, grants and contracts, EHR system maintenance, medical transportation, in-home care, custodial services, community garden, and many other essential services.


  • Veronica Washington

    Medical Support Specialist

  • Leandra Smith

    Benefits Coordinator

  • Elaine Roberts

    Medical Records, Patient Registration, WIC Clerk

  • Qwinsee-lah Paez

    Front Desk Medical Receptionist

  • Lolita Swanaset

    Front Desk Reception

  • Dionisio Romero

    Administrative Support Specialist


  • Leinani Swanaset

    WIC Coordinator


  • Lona Johnson

    Health Director

  • Therese Davis

    CMA- Operations Manager

  • Rikkole Edwards

    Grants and Contracts

  • Alicia Johnny

    EHR Specialist

  • Nathan Town

    Clinical Applications Coordinator

  • Francine Hathaway

    Data Entry


  • Jedadiah Nicholson


  • Amanda Gladstone


Community Health Representatives

  • Peter Kelly


  • Christopher Cooper


  • Julia Kelly

    CHR Support Specialist

  • Richard Edwards


  • Danielle Mckay


Community Garden

  • Nathaniel Smith


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Health Events

The Clinic hosts many different health events to promote preventative health screenings, including: Mammogram parties, Men’s health events, youth classes, and diabetes prevention activities.

Upcoming Health Events

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December 2021

Jingle Bell Run

December 11 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Nooksack Diabetes Program is sponsoring registration fees for the Jingle Bell Run this year. This will be an in-person event, although virtual is an option as well. The event will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Bellingham High School. If you are interested in participating, please register as soon as possible on the Jingle Bell Run website (instructions below) as prices go up after November 1. This is available for Nooksack Tribal members, family living in the same household, and Nooksack employees. To register, visit: Click registerIf you have registered with us before, use the returning participant link in the grey box at the top. Otherwise, fill out the information on the screen.Hit “Continue” with the info requested from either option.When it prompts you to join a team or start a team, choose “Join a Team.” Search for the team name “Nooksack Runners”.Finish filling out the info. At the end there is a discount code box. Enter NOOK21 and then complete the transaction.Once you are done, you will have your team page to link to social media and use other places.Details for packet pick-up and day-of event info will continually be updated on the website. ForRead More

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