Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care/MAT Training

Jordan Valley Community Health Center hosts semi-annual training events in the spring and fall. This experiential training provides information and experiences for implementing an integrated care program into a primary care setting.

Next Training

March 31st – April 1st

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Our 4 Training Objectives

After attending the full program, participants will be able to:

Who is this Training for?

Our trainings are for those with intermediate levels of knowledge, skill and experience.

Training Details & Information

As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Jordan Valley’s mission is to improve our community’s health through access and relationships. We serve patients through an integrated model of healthcare, allowing us to meet all of their healthcare needs in one place. Behavioral health is integrated into all service lines.

History of Behavioral Health at Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley’s philosophy is “the head is connected to the body.” We understand that mental diagnoses can impact a patient’s physical body and vice versa. Our behavioral health consultants (BHCs) provide patients with access to behavioral health services.

Timeline of Behavioral Health Services:

  • 2014: We had one BHC and did not bill.
  • 2015: Two BHCs billed and 137 encounters.
  • 2016: Five BHCs billed and 986 encounters.
  • 2017: Seven BHCs billed and 3,025 encounters.
  • 2018: Eight BHCs billed and 5,407 encounters.
  • 2019: 10 BHCs billed and 8,149 encounters.
  • 2020: Eight BHCs billed and 9,061 encounters.

Meet The Speakers

Get to know the speakers for this year’s training.

Brooks Miller

President / CEO

Brooks received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1982 and a Master of Arts degree in education administration in 1987. Brooks career in healthcare began with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicines’ Rural Health Clinic program in 1984. He advanced to the position of CEO for the Northeast Missouri Health Council.

In 2002, Brooks relocated to Springfield to serve as the President and CEO of JVCHC.

Dr. Barbara Wachtel-Nash, Psy.D

Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Dr. Nash is responsible for integrating all behavioral health services into the primary care of patients. She oversees program development and service offerings, which are embedded throughout the organization’s model of care.

Nash sat on the Missouri Governor’s panel at the Missouri Opioid Summit, battling the opioid epidemic. Dr. Nash received her Doctorate in Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL.

Emily Woolf, LCSW

Behavioral Health Consultant

Emily Woolf is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings prior experience working with the foster care system, treatment court programs and providing trauma counseling to crime victims. Woolf joined JVCHC in 2015. She works with medical providers to provide brief consultation services to patients the same day they see their medical provider.

​Woolf enjoys facilitating a weekly pain management group and working with students who come to Jordan Valley for their practicum rotations.

Stephanie Gerlek, MSW, LCSW

Behavioral Health Consultant

Stephanie graduated in 2004 with a BSW and in 2005 with a MSW. She has been a LCSW since 2008, prior to coming to Jordan Valley in 2015. She started as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) and became the Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Integration in 2019.

After working in the integrated model, she could not imagine going back to working as a therapist in a traditional setting. She enjoys being able to provide immediate interventions to real-time challenges and assist the medical team across the full spectrum of health for a patient. She believes it is a rewarding, challenging and fun experience.

Dawn Dean, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Dawn Dean received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southwest Baptist University and completed her master’s degree at Saint Louis University. This March Dawn will celebrate nine years at Jordan Valley, working primarily in family practice.

In her free time, Dawn enjoys letting the creative part of her brain loose for all things interior design.

Dr. Matthew Stinson, MD

Executive Vice President

A family medicine physician, Dr. Stinson graduated from St. Louis University in 2001. Dr. Stinson has been at the forefront of incorporating behavioral health services within the primary care model of care and program development addressing the opioid epidemic, especially in the area of maternal opioid use and prenatal care. He has also presented throughout the state regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) implementation.

Alexis Brown

Executive Director of Clinics

Alexis has been working in healthcare for the past 15 years. Alexis moved to Springfield in 1992 to attend Drury University where she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications. She is on the Board of Directors for Abilities First and serves on the Advisory Board for the Mayor’s Commission for Children.

Amanda Derham, MSW, LCSW

Behavioral Health Consultant

Amanda has served in the field of child and adolescent behavioral health since 2002. She earned her master’s degree in social work in 2006, and became licensed as a clinical social worker in 2008.

Amanda joined Jordan Valley in January 2019. She has experience in school-based mental health, child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care, and resource development for youth in foster care.

Amanda is passionate about serving in an integrated model of care and the ability to treat family systems through a team-based approach. Her particular areas of interest include treating sexual and gender minority youth, bullying prevention and intervention, and parenting education and support.

Dr. Nick Pfannenstiel, DDS

Executive Vice President

Nick Pfannenstiel is a general dentist at Jordan Valley Community Health Center. In addition to providing care to patients, he also serves as the Vice President of Oral Health, with responsibilities for all dental services provided at any Jordan Valley location.

Outside of Jordan Valley, he stays busy in the dental profession by serving on the following boards, committees and collaboratives: Greater Springfield Dental Society Board, Smiles for a Lifetime Board, National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) planning committee, United HealthCare’s Dental Advisory Council, State of Missouri Dental Advisory Board Chair, and State of Missouri Medicaid Oversight Committee Chair.

Prior to beginning his dental career, Nick spent most of his time completing his education. He attended Bethany College in Kansas for undergrad. After graduation, he utilized his chemistry major and worked for a year as a chemist for the State of Kansas. While working as a chemist, he applied for dental school and was accepted in the next year’s class at UMKC Dental School.

Event Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, March 31, 2022

7:45 – 8:00 a.m.

Meet in JV Café for Training Sign-In

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Clinic Tour

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.


K. Brooks Miller, President/CEO

Matthew Stinson, MD, Executive Vice President

Barbara Nash, Psy.D., Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Overview of Jordan Valley

K. Brooks Miller, CEO of Jordan Valley Community Health Center

History of Behavioral Health at Jordan Valley

Matthew Stinson, MD and Barbara Nash, Psy.D.

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.

Model of Integration: Primary Care Behavioral Health Model

Stephanie Gerlek, LCSW

Emily Woolf, LCSW

9:50 – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Integrated Clinic

Women’s Health – Jessica Demoret, LCSW

Pediatrics – McKenzie Matlock, PA and Amanda Derham, MSW, LCSW

Family Practice – Dawn Dean, FNP and Emily Woolf, LCSW

Behavioral Medicine – Brian Smith, PMHNP and Casey Stinley, LPC

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch provided by Jordan Valley Community Health Center

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Integrated Care Operations: An Overview of Culture, Staffing and Facilities

Stephanie Gerlek, MSW, LCSW

Emily Woolf, LCSW

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Integrated Care Operational Challenges: Behavioral Health vs. Medical Cultural Differences

Stephanie Gerlek, MSW, LCSW

Emily Woolf, LCSW

Day 2: Friday, April 1, 2022

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Group 1: Behavioral Health Consultant Shadowing

Group 2: Training and Discussion

Productivity and Program Evaluation

Action: Schedules, Initial & Follow up Consults, Therapies for BHC Model

Training the BHC: Orientation Schedule

Stephanie Gerlek, MSW, LCSW

Emily Woolf, LCSW

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Group 1: Training and Discussion

Group 2: Behavioral Health Consultant Shadowing

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Alexis Brown, Executive Director of Clinics

Zach Houser, Director of Technologies

Barbara Nash, Psy.D., Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Nick Pfannenstiel, DDS, Executive Vice President

Ashely Popejoy, DDS, Director of Pediatric Dental

Matthew Stinson, MD, Executive Vice President

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch provided by Jordan Valley Community Health Center

1:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Integrated Clinic: MAT, Pain Clinic and ACEs

Autumn Clark, DO

Dawn Dean, FNP

Ashley Tuten, LCSW

Jacque Morris, Director of Education and Engagement

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Q&A, Training Conclusion

Barbara Nash, Psy.D., Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Stephanie Gerlek, MSW, LCSW

Emily Woolf, LCSW

Hotel Vandivort

305 E Walnut
Springfield, Missouri 65806
(417) 832-1515

Located a half mile from Jordan Valley Community Health Center. Hotel shuttle available.

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University Plaza

333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy.
Springfield, Missouri 65806
(417) 864-7333

Located less than a mile from Jordan Valley Community Health Center. Hotel shuttle available.

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Explore Springfield

Eat out, shop or explore the outdoors. Enjoy what Springfield has to offer during your stay.

Photo of Director of Behavioral Health Integration, Barbara Nash

Meet Dr. Wachtel-Nash, Psy.D

Dr. Barbara Wachtel-Nash, Psy.D, is the Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Jordan Valley Community Health Center.