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 Baker, MD
Medical Provider

Dr. Andrew Baker grew up in Atlanta, GA. He attended medical school at Ross University, completing his residency in Family Medicine at Emory University in 2011. Following residency, Dr. Baker moved out to the Southwest to take a position at Chinle Hospital, an IHS facility in the center of the Navajo reservation near Canyon De Chelly. He and his family soon discovered Telluride on weekend ski-cations and visits, which became more frequent. While his wife and son relocated to the local area in 2014, Dr. Baker continued commuting to Chinle, where he served first as a staff physician, later as Chief of Family Practice, and more recently as Deputy Medical Director. Dr. Baker values community-based care and the broad scope of practice Family Medicine offers. He is thrilled to be returning closer to home as a full-time clinician with Uncompaghre Medical Center. In his spare time, Dr. Baker enjoys spending time with his family, strumming the guitar and gathering with friends for modern hobby board gaming.

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Thomas Terwilliger
LCSW

Thomas provides a whole person approach to therapy and the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Thomas enjoys working with individuals, families, groups, adults and adolescents. Thomas's experience uses a wide variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy and aspects of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to address anxiety, depression, substance-use, self-harm behaviors, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem, disordered eating, and unhealthy communication skills. As a graduate of the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work, Thomas has the philosophy that each individual has within themselves the tools necessary to live a healthy, productive, and happy life and looks forward to supporting the Norwood and Local communities. Outside of work, Thomas enjoys engaging in community volunteer work, spending time outdoors and backcountry driving.

 

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Scott Hunter
FNP

Scott Hunter started his medical career later in life after working in the construction field for years. He took on a part-time job with the local ambulance in Ithaca, New York as an EMT-Basic along with his regular carpentry work. Helping patients on emergent as well as non-emergent calls challenged him in ways he had not experienced in other work. Sometimes, the call would be lifesaving, but often it was more about giving the patients and their families basic healthcare, providing comfort and kindness while transporting, or finding a solution to a problem. It was also enjoyable to work with multiple groups of people to coordinate the care and transport of patients. Firefighters, law enforcement, nurses, and doctors all helped, but local volunteers in rural areas made it all possible. To see people leave their jobs or get up in the middle of the night and go to another’s aid was inspiring and made Scott appreciate rural communities and the people in them. From this starting point, Scott went on to become a certified paramedic, then a registered nurse, then a nurse practitioner. Through this journey, he transitioned from ground transport, to working on a helicopter as a flight paramedic, to caring for patients in a trauma/surgical intensive care unit as a registered nurse, to discovering the gratification of being a family nurse practitioner.
Scott is a family nurse practitioner certified by the American Nurse’s Credentialling Center. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama. After working in a hospital Intensive Care Unit, Scott went back to school in 2013 and earned his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2015. After graduating, he worked in a family practice and sports medicine clinic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Scott and his wife grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and knew they wanted to move back to the Western Mountains, so in 2022 they started their transition to Colorado.
Scott hopes to act as a resource to his patients in treating their acute and chronic medical conditions. He brings a whole-person approach to patient healthcare, knowing that mental and physical health are not separate issues in a person’s health but rather parts of the whole. He wants to gain the trust of his patients in Norwood and be part of the community as a person as well as a practitioner.
In their off time, Scott and his wife love to hike, ski, and bike. They are animal lovers who enjoy spending time with their many pets. They feel fortunate to find a position in Norwood at Uncompahgre Medical Center and look forward to becoming part of the community.

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Cindy Alexander
Patient Navigator; Certified Application Counselor
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Elizabeth Morfitt, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
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Tammie Tabor
CCMA
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Madi Magallon
CCMA, CNA
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Sage Carver
Chronic Care Coordinator
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Randi Osborn
CCMA
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Codi Alexander
CCMA
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Tiera "Jade" Slaughter
MA
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MA
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Chief Dental Officer, Dentist

Dental Team

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Nichol Bray, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
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Valerie Heldman
Dental Assistant
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Jessie Lundigan
Dental Receptionist
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Jodie Snyder
Dental Receptionist Lead
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Brittany Turner
Dental Assistant
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Kathryn Mosqueda
Dental Billing
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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 Director of Operations, 340B and Grants Manager
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Annie Crews
Pharmacy Technician and Receptionist
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McKayla Jensen
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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Tricia Lippert
Comptroller

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Ann ONeal
Director of Operations

Ann ONeal, you might know her as Lowrance, spent her childhood running around the local area before joining the US Airforce at 19 where she worked as an AGE mechanic. After getting the medical boot, she spent a couple years in Florida before settling in Austin, TX for 12 years before moving back home in the fall of 2019. She holds an Associate of Science degree in Biology and is currently working on a Bachelors in Healthcare Information Management at Capella University. She has worked in the nonprofit sector at Caritas of Austin and was most recently an office manager for a local irrigation company. She has a passion for helping those in the community and being a friendly face and safe person for those who need it.

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Brandi Holybee
Compliance Officer

Brandi 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 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
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Natalie Sarff
Medical Receptionist
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Kerry Bentler
Outreach and Education Specialist
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Gabby Flores
Spanish Interpreter
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Cheyenne Bentler
Medical Receptionist Lead
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Hailee Greenberg
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
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Brad Hewitt
Treasurer
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David Lanier Jones, MD, MPH
Secretary
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Board Member
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Rhonda Oliver
Board Member

Careers at UMC

Check out our featured positions below!

June 19, 2024

Medical Assistant – Norwood, CO 

Position Type: 1 Full Time position

Pay Range: Starting pay is $17.00 ranges up to $25.00 per hour DOE
Benefits include:

  • PTO – Holidays Included
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k

Location: Norwood, CO

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Conducts pre-visit planning by reviewing and updating patient electronic medical record prior to appointment and confers with provider regarding incomplete tests/consults or other orders.
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment by escorting them from the waiting area to the exam room and taking vitals, heights and weights.
  • Prepares, cleans, and maintains exam room and treatment rooms. Keeps exam rooms stocked with supplies.
  • Gives injections and assists with EKG’s, OB/GYN exams and other tests and office procedures as needed, and provides other patient care services as directed by the physicians.
  • Maintains sample medication records, administers medication upon physician order and responds to medication requests per practice protocol via (fax, phone and e-script).
  • Triages, schedules same day appointments, and responds to patient communication within practice policy.
  • Assists providers with patient education and self- management.
  • Maintain courteous relationships with outside caregivers, insurance carriers, labs, hospital, and pharmacies at all times.
  • Performs other related work as required

Supervisory responsibilities: No

Physical demands:

Varied activities including standing, walking, reaching, bending and lifting. This position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment. May require working under stressful conditions

Conditions: 

Normal office and exam room environment. The position requires the ability to work under pressure and with a diverse population, including staff, physicians, clients, patients, insurance companies, labs, hospitals and other members of the public on a regular basis. The position may cause exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.

Required Experience:

  • Education: High school diploma
  • Must be experienced in a physician’s office or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • EMR systems: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Vital signs: 1 year (Preferred)
  • License/Certification:
    • BLS Certification (Preferred)
    • Certified Medical Assistant (Preferred)

Required Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Ability to take vital measurements
  • Ability to draw blood
  • Basic wound care
  • Familiar with EHR’s
  • HIPPA compliance standards

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • How to Apply: email: aoneal@umclinic.org
  • Closing Date: Open until filled

February 2, 2023

Intermittent/P.R.N Pharmacists needed: 

Uncompahgre Medical Center is in need of intermittent or P.R.N. Pharmacists to cover sick and vacation leave of our current pharmacist.  Some of the responsibilities for this position are the verification of orders, to ensure that patients receive adequate information too safely and correctly use their medications, supervising technicians and consulting with clinic staff.

Must have a clear, active Colorado Pharmacy license and current a photo ID

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Ann ONeal at aoneal@umclinic.org. Position will stay posted until filled.

February 2, 2023

Dentist (DDS1) Job Description
Supervision Received:
This position is directly accountable to the Chief Dental Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other assignments, projects, and duties may be required:
• Directly affect improvements in patient well-being through accurate and timely diagnosis and delivery of high quality dental treatment. Ensure the delivery of competent, accurate, dental care and treatment to all patients as assigned.
• Provide leadership and direction to other dental clinic staff. Effect overall clinic results. Meet or exceed all measurable standards of care, including overall clinical, quality, and productivity goals.
• Ensure accuracy, efficiency, and appropriate confidentiality with patient charting and related recordkeeping and administrative functions as assigned.
• Ensure the delivery of all dental treatment and care is consistent with all regulatory, accreditation, and professional standards, including clinic policies and quality initiatives.
• Understand and ensure all practices and procedures related to the delivery of dental services are consistent with contracted protocols and procedures.
• Develop and ensure favorable relationships with all patients and their families. Ensure all patient services are delivered in a caring and professional manner.
• Develop and ensure favorable relationships with vendors, contractors and payer sources.
• Develop and ensure ongoing, positive relationships and collaboration with other dentists and dental staff members. Ensure the success of each clinic operation through collaborative support and working relationships with all clinic operations staff.
• Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent the organization in a highly professional manner at all times.
• Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all corporate policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values of the organization.
• Working knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of dental and oral disease.
• Working knowledge of the principles, standard practices methods and techniques of dentistry.
• Provide routine and emergency dental services, including diagnosis and treatment plans, general restorative procedures, crown and bridge construction, removable prosthetics, uncomplicated endodontics and minor oral surgery.
• Initiate and interpret x-ray and lab studies.
• Administer and prescribe anesthetics and medications.
• Refer patients for specialty care to other clinic programs our outside agencies as appropriate.
• Conduct follow-up patient care.
• Provide dental and oral health education to patients and families.
• Assist in reviewing clinic productivity, scheduling procedures, and establishing guidelines for care and treatment.
• Teach and train patients and staff on illness prevention.
• Actively participate in community dental programs.
• Assist with in-service and on-going training of clinic staff.
• Build relationships and foster a high level of customer service.
• Manage difficult clients and patients, demonstrating interpersonal savvy and influence skills.
• Exercise professional judgment in the performance of services provided consistent with the organization’s policies and the standards of the dental profession.
• Demonstrate high degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of dentistry and associated charting requirements.
• Perform assigned dental tasks using high level of skills and ability.
• Utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval with proficiency.
• Utilize and monitor effectiveness and efficiency of all equipment and supplies used in the delivery of services.
• Communicate frequently with others in verbal and written communication format.
• Implement and evaluate operational and administrative processes.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Ann ONeal at aoneal@umclinic.org. Position will stay posted until filled.
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