Providers

Our highly qualified providers are devoted to delivering the best health care possible, honoring SEARHC’s mission and values. Our medical staff offers a wide range of specialties to handle just about all your health care needs.

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Janice L. Hamrick, LCSW, BHP.

 Sitka 

Janice L. Hamrick, LCSW, BHP.

Specialty 

Behavioral Health, Clinician

Certification 

Association of Social Work Boards and Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners

Education 

Janice holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a social work emphasis, both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Janice is certified in Alaska as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and as a Behavioral Health Practitioner (BHP). Before joining SEARHC, Janice spent five years as Director of Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic and Village Services with the Bethel-based Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. (YKHC), where she has extensive behavioral health contacts throughout rural Alaska. At YKHC, Hamrick supervised the outpatient mental health clinic in Bethel and provided services for 46 villages, including emergency services, the Family Spirit Project and the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) program. She is the chair of the Alaska State Behavioral Health Academic Review Committee and serves as co-chair of the Behavioral Health Aide Manual Committee that is developing a manual the recently adopted state criteria for the Behavioral Health Aide/Practitioner program.

Awards & Honors 

While working in Mississippi, a boys group home was named "Hamrick House" in honor of Janice's work there, she was recognized as a Delta Point of Pride for her work with developmentally disabled adults, and in 1997 her peers named her outstanding clinician.

Special Interests: 

Janice's special interests are learning about the culture of areas and empowering front-line workers in remote locations with few resources to feel confident in the services they provide. She also has an interest in family recovery vs. providing treatment for individuals. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping and just walking. Janice is based in Sitka where she supervises SEARHC's Community Family Services program, which provides behavioral health care services in nine communities - Angoon, Craig, Haines, Hoonah, Hydaburg, Kake, Klawock, Klukwan and Petersburg.

Marnie A Hartman, PT, DPT, CSCS

 Haines 

Marnie A Hartman, PT, DPT, CSCS

Specialty 

Physical Therapy

Certification 

Certified as a physical therapist by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential from the National Strength and Conditioning Association

Education 

Marnie earned a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Physical Therapy and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, all from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. Before moving to Alaska in 2005 to start the physical therapy program at the SEARHC Haines Health Center, Marnie worked at the Riverside Community Medical Group SPORT Clinic and the Sports Club Los Angeles/Irvine-Sportsmed, both in California, where she focused on orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and prevention, including working with professional and developing athletes.

In early 2014, Marnie was invited to join the prestigious faculty with the International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI). She will travel for ISPI to teach continuing education courses on the subject of using Therapeutic Neuroscience Education for the patient with persistent pain. Marnie considers this a great achievement that would not have been possible without support from SEARHC, especially the Haines clinic. "We have put this fundamental education into practice here and have made a great impact on our treatment of chronic pain. If it was not for this experience and the results of the team effort I am sure I would not have been identified as a leader and expert with this international organization," Marnie commented after receiving the news from ISPI.

Special Interests: 

Marnie has an ingrained love of treating the athlete, but as the only physical therapist in Haines she said she is thrilled with the challenge of treating all in need. In recent years she has taken a special interest in the biology of pain and the intimate interaction between the brain, pain and functionality. She strongly believes in the paradigm shift of medical practitioners from a largely biology base to a biopsychosocial approach. When she’s not in the clinic, Marnie enjoys running with her dog on the Haines trails, helping others find their passion for a well and fit lifestyle, and relishing the traditions and surroundings that are Alaska with her partner, Greg.

Courtney A. Hayashi, MD

 Sitka 

Courtney A. Hayashi, MD

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Board of Family Medicine

Education 

Dr. Hayashi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and earned her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine.

She completed her General Surgery internship at the University of California San Francisco and her Family Medicine residency at the Oregon Health & Science University Cascades East.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Hayashi’s medical interests cover the full spectrum of family medicine. In her free time she enjoys bicycling, hiking, running, and almost anything outdoors.

Susan L Hennon, R.D., L.D.

 Juneau 

Susan L Hennon, R.D., L.D.

Specialty 

Nutrition

Certification 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian

Education 

Susan completed her dietetic internship at Oregon Health Sciences University. She earned her B.S. in Dietetics and Institution Management, with high honors, at Oregon State University.

In 1984 Susan first came to SEARHC to work as the SEARHC WIC Program’s Nutrition Educator. She left SEARHC in 1989 after the birth of her second child. Susan worked on contract as a dietitian while her children were young -- working for a wide variety of agencies. Her jobs gave her the opportunity to travel across our vast state  -- from Metlakatla to Kotzebue to Fort Yukon and many places in-between,  particularly throughout Southeast Alaska. Susan returned to SEARHC and the WIC Program in 2000 and served as the WIC Coordinator from 2003-2011. She currently works as the clinical dietitian at SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center.

Susan had the honor of being in Sitka during the celebration when SEARHC and Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital merged in 1986.

Special Interests: 

Susan is an active member of the Juneau Breastfeeding Alliance, working to support women’s efforts to breastfeed and advocating for their ability to combine work and breastfeeding.

She loves reading, fiber arts and cooking.  Susan practices yoga, bikes, snowshoes, and hikes.  She also enjoys going on cycling vacations with her family and friends.

Diane E. Hill, Physician Assistant

 Klawock 

Diane E. Hill, Physician Assistant

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Education 

Diane earned an associate's degree in nursing from Anchorage Community College (now part of the University Alaska Anchorage). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in general studies and completed her physician assistant certification training at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, N.D. She spent 25 years as a registered nurse (RN) at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, including the last 20 years as an emergency room nurse. She holds a certified emergency nurse (CEN) from the Emergency Nurses Association. She also spent 10 years as a certified sexual assault nurse examiner in Fairbanks.

Special Interests: 

Diane's medical interests are emergency and internal medicine. She enjoys ornamental horticulture, swim-ming, biking, reading, politics and the study of human behavior. She holds regular office hours at both the Alicia Roberts Medical Center and the Thorne Bay Health Center. Her practice includes a focus on women's health.

Jessica M. Holland, R.D., L.D.

 Sitka 

Jessica M. Holland, R.D., L.D.

Specialty 

Nutrition

Certification 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian

Education 

Jessica Holland received a B.S. in Psychology from Northwestern State University, Louisiana. She received her B.A. in Dietetics and completed a Dietetics Internship at Idaho State University. Jessica also received practicum experience at Eastern Idaho Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center, Idaho Falls Kidney Center, Pocatello Cardiology, and Pocatello Cancer Center.

She says "It has been a great opportunity to be a part of the SEARHC community. I enjoy being able to help provide healthcare to the wonderful people of Southeast Alaska."

Special Interests: 

Jessica's professional interests are nutrition and diabetes.

Kristen L. Homer, Nurse Practitioner

 Sitka 

Kristen L. Homer, Nurse Practitioner

Specialty 

Primary Care

Certification 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Education 

Homer holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree and certificate in nursing from the Yale University School of Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and anthropology from Middlebury College. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Before joining the staff at the SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe High School Student Health Center, Kristen spent 6 1/2 years working at the U.S. Coast Guard-Air Station Sitka Medical Clinic. Before that she was a public health nurse with the state's Sitka Public Health Center and a community health aide/practitioner supervisor/field clinician for SEARHC. Kristen also has worked with Planned Parenthood of Alaska. She first came to Sitka as a health-planning intern with the SEARHC in 1990. Before that, she worked in tribal health with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa in Michigan.

Special Interests: 

Kristen has medical interests in pediatrics, adolescent and women's health. She also enjoys reading, hiking, running and spending time with her family.

Kim N. Hort, DMD

 Juneau 

Kim N. Hort, DMD

Specialty 

Pediatric Dentistry

Certification 

Diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Education 

Dr. Hort earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College of Reading, Pa. After working at the SEARHC Juneau Medical Center from 2000-05, Dr. Hort took a leave of absence to go to Anchorage to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry at the Alaska Native Medical Center that is administered by Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn, N.Y. She returned to the SEARHC Juneau Dental Clinic in August 2007 after completing the program. She now heads SEARHC’s pediatric dental program, which provides special Denali KidCare clinics throughout the region.

Awards & Honors 

Dr. Hort received the Clinical Excellence Award for Dental Specialist 2012 from the National Oral Health Council Executive Committee. The award honors performance while providing clinical services, providing clinical consultations, program development, clinical presentations and contributions to continuing education, and clinical impact. Dr. Hort also won the Richard C. Pugh Award for scoring in the top 3 percent on her American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certification exam.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Hort has a special interest in the prevention of childhood caries (tooth decay) and raising cavity-free kids.

Grace T. Hwang, MD

 Sitka 

Grace T. Hwang, MD

Specialty 

Hospitalist

Certification 

American Board of Family Medicine

Education 

Dr. Hwang earned her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. She returned to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in spring 2008 after spending 3 1/2 years working in Fargo, N.D. Prior to that, Dr. Hwang spent seven years working all over Alaska, including Sitka, Juneau, Haines, Craig, Ketchikan, Wasilla, Dillingham, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome and Barrow. She also has worked in Hawai'i, Colorado and Oregon.

Awards & Honors 

Dr. Hwang won 2007 and 2008 North Dakota Diabetes Care Provider Gold Awards from the North Dakota Department of Public Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.

Special Interests: 

Dr. Hwang has a special medical interest in obstetrics. She enjoys hiking, traveling, fishing, reading and spending time with her family. "I am excited to be a part of the SEARHC community again," she said.

Keegan Jackson, MD

 Juneau 

Keegan Jackson, MD

Specialty 

Family Medicine

Certification 

American Board of Family Medicine

Education 

Dr. Keegan Jackson earned her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. She completed the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program in Duluth, Minnesota before joining SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau. Dr. Jackson's special medical interests are geriatric medicine, women's health and preventative medicine.

Special Interests: 

Outsite the office Dr. Jackson enjoys traveling, hiking and curling.

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