Meet Our Team

The team at Uncompahgre Medical Center is committed to providing Quality, Cost Effective, Accessible healthcare.

The staff at UMC is dedicated to providing exceptional personalized quality healthcare.

Clinical Teams

Dr
Kelley Prince, MD, FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer and Medical Provider

Kelley Prince, MD, FAAFP, is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who spent her early years in Virginia and graduated from Elon University in North Carolina.  She is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed Family Medicine Residency in Virginia.  In 2008 she relocated to Southern California and joined Bristol Park Medical Group, bought by MemorialCare Health System in 2011.

As a practicing physician at MemorialCare Health System, Dr. Prince also served as Medical Director of Population Health. She established chronic disease and high-risk care management programs and Post-Discharge Clinics.  Dr. Prince partnered in Quality Improvement, Best Practices, and EMR development to support quality outcomes, utilization, and operational workflows. She led the creation of EMR Wellness and Disease Registries.   She also served on the MemorialCare Medical Group Board of Directors.

Dr. Prince has served as Senior Medical Director, UM Operations, for Beaver Medical Group, a large multi-specialty medical group including 25 medical specialties.  Her responsibilities included Utilization Management, Operations, and Innovation with oversight of Ambulatory, Inpatient, and Pharmacy Utilization, increasing access for specialists.  She spearheaded an HCC/Wellness Clinic and served as co-author of a Health Plan Innovation Grant for a Virtual Post Discharge & Telehealth Team.  Dr. Prince is a Certified Lean Leader.  

Dr. Prince has most recently served the Torrance Memorial Health System as Chief Medical Officer.  She provided clinical leadership and population health management for Torrance Health IPA and Torrance Memorial Integrated Physicians, LLC (ACO).  She facilitated collaboration and strategic direction for Quality, Inpatient & Ambulatory UM, Care Management/Care Transitions, HCC/Coding, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, and Palliative Care. 

Dr. Prince has a passion for connecting health care partners to drive clinical and strategic outcomes, strengthen operational efficiency, and support the local community's health. She enjoys collaborating with clinicians, administrative leaders, and community partners through team and program development, innovation, and a shared commitment to excellence.

 Dr. Prince is a wife, mother of two, CrossFit enthusiast, and lover of Great Danes. She and her family are thrilled to have relocated to Colorado, joining the outstanding UMC team to serve the local community.

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Beth “Robin” Richards, PA-C
Medical Provider

Robin is dedicated to providing comprehensive primary care in rural Colorado. Born in Fairplay, CO she moved to Norwood when she was one and a half.  She attended PA school at Midwestern University in Phoenix, Arizona and worked as a PA for Indian Health Services in Shiprock, New Mexico for a year and a half before joining the team at Uncompahgre Medical Center in Norwood, Colorado. 

Robin is passionate about providing quality health care to a rural population. While in school she focused on learning about and providing medical care to rural communities through rotations in rural Arizona, refugee clinics in Phoenix, the Navajo reservation, and Honduras. It was her dream to be able to return to her rural Colorado county to work with the region that raised her. 

Outside of work Robin enjoys playing with and raising her 2 young daughters with her husband (who is also a San Miguel County native), spending time with family and friends, hiking, running, camping, skiing, biking, cooking, baking, and playing or listening to music.

Robin has enjoyed being a Physician Assistant at Uncompahgre Medical Center in Norwood for the since 2013 and looks forward to a long career providing quality, comprehensive medical care to rural Colorado.

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Andrew Brown, PA-C
Medical Provider

Andrew Brown, PA-C graduated from Northeastern University PA program in 2011. Prior to Boston, he lived in Telluride for 13 years where he worked for the ski mountain and as an EMT-I. For 6 years he lived in Seattle, WA where he practiced Emergency Medicine at Swedish Ballard Medical Center.

In 2017 when he and his family got the opportunity to return to the Norwood/Telluride area they jumped on it and are extremely happy to be back in the mountains of CO.  In his free time, he loves skiing, biking, camping and trying to keep up with his young sons, Henry and Owen.

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Angela Miller, PA-C
Medical Provider

Angela Miller, PA-C is a Colorado native.  She was born in Pueblo, Co but spent most of her adult life around the Denver area. Angela started her career as an electronic engineer. She spent 10 years working for a hard drive manufacture in Longmont, CO.  Angela became interested in medical after her grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson in 1995.  In 2013, Angela graduated from A.T. Still University with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. 

After graduation she moved to Ridgway, CO to where she has been practicing medicine ever since. Angela is trained to care for newborns to end of life.  Her passion is in geriatric care and helping the elderly have the best quality of life possible. 

Angela currently resides in the Ridgway area with her two children, two dogs, and a cat.  She enjoys running, biking, hiking, and spending time with her children.

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Cindy Alexander
Patient Navigator; Certified Application Counselor
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Elizabeth Wethington, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
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Tammie Tabor
CCMA
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Madi Magallon
CCMA
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Codi Alexander
CCMA
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Randi Osborn
CCMA
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Heather King
MA
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Sage Carver
Chronic Care Coordinator
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Dr. Sarah May, DMD
Dentist

Dr. Sarah May was born and raised in Illinois. She graduated with a Bachelors in Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Sarah attended A.T. Still University in Arizona where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree while simultaneously receiving her Master’s in Public Health.  After graduating dental school she continued her education in a General Practice Residency.  Since graduating the GPR she has worked on the Navajo Nation, served as the Dental Director at a health department and a GPR program.  She is passionate about improving the community through oral health education, prevention and treatment of oral health conditions. She is enthusiastic about serving the oral health needs of our community.  Sarah spends her free time outside in the San Juans with her dog, Wilbur.

Dental Team

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Nichol Bray, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
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Wendy Puderbaugh
Dental Front Desk Manager
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Aidan McClean
Dental Receptionist
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Cassidy Petersen
Dental Assistant
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Tera Alexander
Oral Health Patient Naigator
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Alexis Busch
Dental Assistant
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Marco Luker, RPH
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Director

Dr. Marco Luker, PharmD, RPh, is the Pharmacy Director for UMC. Marco graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor’s of Science in biology, a minor in chemistry in 2010, and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Colorado) in 2015. Marco has a wealth of pharmacy experience from working in retail and long-term care settings. As a part of his training in pharmacy school, he obtained a comprehensive knowledge of medications used in chronic diseases and pain management. Marco is the clinical pharmacy consultant for the UMC medical team and manages the pharmacy connected to the clinic.

Pharmacy Team

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Katie Marolf
Pharmacy Technician
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Annie Crews
Receptionist and Pharm Technician
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Candace Kjome
Pharmacy Technician
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Kerry Bentler
Pharmacy Technician

Senior Leadership Team

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Chuck Porth, FACHC
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Charles (Chuck) Porth, a Navy brat, received a combination of public and private education in Missouri, culminating in dual master’s degrees from the University of Missouri.  Since graduation, he has held senior leadership roles in integrated delivery systems (i.e. Scott & White, Carle Clinic Foundation, Phoebe Putney Health System), independent hospitals and physician practices (i.e. Lincoln General Hospital, Florida Heart Associates), and for-profit organizations (i.e. UHS). 

The result of his work has been recognized by Monitrend, Thomson Top 100, Health Grades, ACHE, MGMA, Affordable Care Organizations, CMS, and insurance companies.  A Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives, he has made professional presentations to local and international professional groups.

Mr. Porth married his high school sweetheart and has three children.  He is a retired Division I girls soccer club coach, soccer referee, and baseball umpire.

A nature enthusiast Mr. Porth enjoys experiences in natural areas in the USA.  He has also enjoyed diverse “working” experiences including being on Paramount Pictures staff for the movie Terms of Endearment.

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Kathleen Doyle
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Originally from Chicago,  Kathy brings to Uncompahgre Medical Center 30 years of experience working for Albertsons Corporation in finance and administration. In her current role she is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all aspects of the finance department. This includes oversight of the billing and collections departments, revenue budget, financial review audits, reporting to the board, Medicaid and Medicare cost report submissions, and federal and state grants management. In Fall of 2021 she earned her Financial Accounting Certificate from Harvard Business School.  Kathy joined the UMC’s Senior Staff in 2017, ready to guide the organization’s continued financial stability.

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Sarah Franklin
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Sarah has been at UMC since 2011 and has served in the CAO role since 2016.

She was raised in rural southwest Colorado, where she also met her husband and where they subsequently raised their three children. This has given her a deep rooted passion for the community members that UMC serves.

Sarah oversees all outreach, eligibility determination, and patient navigation services provided at UMC, and she is a Certified Application Counselor for Connect 4 Health Colorado.

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Brandi Platt
Compliance Officer

Brandi Platt started at UMC in March of 2021. Prior to joining UMC Brandi worked at the Lone Cone Library in Norwood, CO.  At the library Brandi began working in compliance through HR.  Brandi is a Colorado native. Her family were some of the first settlers of Disappointment Valley in the 1880’s/1890’s where they thrived in the uranium industry. Brandi was born in Colorado Springs, but her parents moved back to Norwood when she was two. Brandi met her husband in high school. After they got married, they travelled while her husband was in the military. Once Brandi’s husband’s career in the military was up, they moved back to Norwood to finish raising their children in our small community. Brandi joined the medical board in 2020. She learned a lot about the inner workings of the clinic and took a chance to apply when the compliance position opened. After getting the amazing offer to join, Brandi has been working hard to complete the necessary trainings and get the certifications needed to help UMC stay in compliance.

Administrative Team

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Elisha Morris
Administrative Coordinator and Front Desk Manager
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Annie Crews
Receptionist and Pharm Tech
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Becky Hannigan
Outreach and Education Specialist
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Brandy McFarland
Medical Receptionist
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Laura Nava Murillo
Medical Interpreter and Receptionist
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Cheyenne Bentler
Medical Receptionist
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Joyce Blaylock
Medical Receptionist

UMC's board of directors are dedicated deeply involved members of the community

Emily Haight
Emily Haight
Board Chair
Andrew Kauffman
Andrew Kauffman
Vice President
David Falk
David Falk
Treasurer
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David Lanier Jones, MD, MPH
Secretary
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Annie Johnson
Board Member
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Randy Crawford
Board Member
Kevin White
Board Member
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John Bockrath, PMD
Board Member
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Zach Dixon
Board Member

Careers at UMC

Check out our featured positions below!

Behavioral Health Provider - LCSW

Job Description:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other assignments, projects, and duties may be required:

  • Provider shall provide mental health and behavioral health services to clinic patients, including education, preventative and diagnostic screenings, evaluation, and treatment within established standards for Provider’s training and experience and within HRSA approved scope of practice.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of practice, ethics, and professionalism at all times.
  • Remain current with all licenses and credentials required by profession and required by Health Center.
  • Recommend changes in all clinical areas, and/or in general areas to improve patient care and patient flow.
  • Obtain health history and perform screenings.
  • Assist other health care providers by providing brief consultations “warm handoffs” for patients with an applicable concern, diagnosis, or symptoms. Diagnosis and counseling for patients on a plan for treatme
  • Develop care plans and safety plans as required.
  • Available to staff during working hours in the event of a mental health emergency with staff and/or patients.
  • Arrange referral for patients requiring services not offered at UMC or outside UMC scope of practice.
  • Review incoming reports, sign, date, and follow-up in a timely manner according to policy and procedure.
  • Participate in education and off-site health care programs in the UMC service area as assigned by the CEO and/or CMO.
  • Comply with the UMC Infection Control plan which includes personally utilizing universal precauti Help to ensure compliance by support staff.
  • Participate in peer review, quality assurance, provider meetings, and other clinical meetings as assigned.
  • Follow protocols and principles of practice as assigned.
  • Assist in designing, implementing and evaluating educational programs for staff and patients.
  • Adhere to Uniform Data System (UDS) standards and strive to exceed state and national benchmarks.
  • Adhere to Meaningful Use (MU)
  • Adhere to Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards by observing a team-based approach to care and supporting each member of the team to their highest level of function allowed by law.
  • Compliance with Federal Torte Claims Act (FTCA) rules and regulations.
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation for all patient interactions.
  • Provide accurate documentation for appropriate billing of services.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient information.
  • Help to ensure support staff adhere to clinical best practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Complete duties required by funding agencies to carry out contractual agreements.
  • Work collaboratively and professionally as a member and leader of a health care team, building and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships.
  • Treat patients and coworkers with respect while leading the clinical team toward health care excellence.
  • Arrive at work on time and endeavor to deliver timely care within the constraints of patient acuity

Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Masters of Social Work or PhD in Psychology
  • Valid License in the State of Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker of Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
  • Insurability (malpractice)
  • Outstanding patient communication skills, building rapport and trust
  • Interest in designing, participating with and evaluating an efficient health care system in a community health center setting.
  • Verbal and Written Communication.
  • Reporting Skills.
  • Scheduling.
  • Microsoft Office Skills.
  • Organization and Time Management.
  • Knowledge of Basic Office Equipment.
  • Travel Logistics.
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • High level of comfort in working with primary care medical providers in an integrated setting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, courteous working relationships with staff team members and Board members.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet job requirements.
  • Ability to be a team player. Support and assist team members. Be available to help, and learn from the team. Keep an open mind to feedback, and earn trust of staff and providers.

As a integrated Behavioral Health Provider at UMC you will:

  • Work closely with with the medical and dental providers to provide mental and behavioral health services. Through this team approach you will see the positive impact in our patients health.
  • Being part of a wonderful work family.
  • Not have a call or weekend schedule so you will be able to focus on helping ensure the health care needs of the community are met while allowing for a work-life balance.
  • Care for a patient mix that spans the spectrum of services, children through geriatrics.
  • You will join with medical, pharmacy, and administrative leadership to help chart the future of healthcare in this region.
  • Join a financially sound organization.  As a 501(c) (3) and FQHC, UMC is able to obtain funds beyond operations.
  • Uncompahgre Medical Center is in a Health Professional Shortage Area Score (HPSA). Loan repayment opportunities are available.
  • All licensure fees paid
  • CME allowance and 40 hours of time off in addition to PTO
  • 4 weeks of PTO
  • Health, Vision & Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Accident Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Benefit
  • Pay Range – Annual Salary Min. $50,000 – Max.  $70,000

Medical Assitant

Uncompahgre Medical Center is seeking a Medical Assistant 40 hours a week.   Pay Range Dependent on Experience and Certifications – Hourly $15.00 – $35.00                  Benefits: Health & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance Employee Assistance Program, Retirement Plan 176 hours of PTO Wellness Benefit
Send resume and cover letter to Sarah Franklin at sfranklin@umclinic.org

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