Speaker Line Up
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 health care 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. 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 organizations 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
Dr. Barbara Nash, Psy. D
Director of Behavioral Health
Dr. James McCaul, MD
Dr. McCaul graduated with his Medical Degree from Mizzou, did his residency in OBGYN at Mizzou, did his fellowship for his MFM in Jackson Mississippi.
He was in the Navy for five years and worked at various Naval Hospitals. He then started up the Regional Perinatal Center in Albany, Georgia for six years. He moved to Rolla, MO and worked at a Mercy Clinic from 1998-2017. He then went to Mercy’s Lebanon Clinic part time and Jordan Valley part time until 3-2019. He came to JV fulltime. He lives in Rolla, farms and has bee hives.
Dr. Nastassia Bommel, MD
Dr. Bommel completed her medical training at A.T. Still University- Kirskville College of Osteopathic medicine with a combined Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and Master’s of biomedical sciences in 2013. After completing a residency in Pediatrics at Michigan State University, she joined Jordan Valley CHC in 2016.
She believes integration truly is key in providing effective whole-person and family care. In a day to day setting within pediatrics, this may include collaboration with behavioral health, occupation/speech therapy, a dietitian, dental and prenatal providers.
Dawn Dean, NP
Dawn Dean received her bachelors degree in nursing from Southwest Baptist University and completed her masters degree at Saint Louis University.
This March Dawn will celebrate 9 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.
Lauren Edwards, MS, LPC
Lauren Edwards is a LPC who brings prior experience working with children and families in the community. Her prior experience included working with adolescent boys and their families who presented with a complexity of behavioral and traumatic histories in a residential setting. Edwards joined JVCHC in 2019 and works with medical providers to provide brief consultation services to patients through Express Care services. Edwards enjoys integrating and individualizing brief interventions specific to trauma-informed care, in means of, providing best practice care to each patient that walks through JVCHC’s doors.
Dr. Matthew Stinson, MD
VP of Medical & Behavioral
A Family Medicine physician, Dr. Stinson graduated from St. Louis University in 2001. Dr. Stinson has been at the forefront with
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
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 Bachelors and Masters 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.
Brittney Harris, MSW, LCSW
Behavioral Health Consultant
Brittney graduated from Missouri State University with a BSW in 2013 and an MSW in 2015. She became an LCSW in 2019 and is also a Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRAADC) since 2016. Brittney has been with Jordan Valley in partnership with Preferred Family Healthcare since 2017. Her prior experience includes domestic violence advocacy and education, family treatment court and substance abuse treatment. Brittney currently works with Jordan Valley’s Women’s Health department to provide support for pregnant moms struggling with addictions and other mental health support.
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 the Jordan Valley in January 2019, with experience in school-based mental health, child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care, 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.
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
Assistant Director of Behavioral
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 rewarding, challenging and a fun experience. .
Dr. Nick Pfannenstiel, DDS
VP of Oral Health Services
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 professional career Nick spent most of his time completing his education. He attended Bethany College in Kansas for his 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.
Dr. Rafael Santiago, MD
Rafael Santiago is a physician at Jordan Valley Community Health Center since 2015. Rafael completed his education at the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. He has previous experience at Mercy in Joplin, MO and San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico.
Outside of Jordan Valley, Rafael belongs to the Urgent Care Association of America, a founding member of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, enjoys scuba diving as a Wonders of Wildlife volunteer, and riding his mountain bike,
Director of Technologies
Ryan Lapointe is the Director of Technologies at Jordan Valley Community Health Center with responsibilities for all infrastructure and electronic medical record systems. Ryan is continuously researching technology innovations to patient care both inside and outside of Jordan Valley academically. Prior to working at Jordan Valley, Ryan has spent the last 18 years as a lead software engineer in multiple large enterprises in Springfield MO. He enjoys being an advocate for technologies that work for the sake of the people they serve.
Ryan attended Columbia College MO for Information and Computer Science. Currently he lives with his wife and son in Sparta, MO where he enjoys an outdoor lifestyle in contrast with his work in computer science. Ryan is a proud American who was raised in Canada among a very diverse population of cultures and science appreciation. He enjoys helping people and charitable work.