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Our staff works together to give you the best experiece and care while at the Sandy School Based Health Center

Pictured is Batinah and Kim


Nurse Practitioner

Why I enjoy working at the SBHC 
I enjoy the SBHC because I feel it is front line in creating a healthy population of people. If we can educate children to live a healthy life style and make healthy life choices they should grow up to be healthy adults. I also appreciate the fact that SBHC’s take down the barriers to access health care. Outside of my work I enjoy many things. 

I like to garden, hike, backpack but most of all I love the sport of skijoring. Skijoring is a branch of dog sledding but instead of being on a sled, I am on cross country skis being pulled by dogs. I have raced throughout the Pacific Northwest, Canada and I have even raced up in Alaska. My dogs are older now so we are enjoying the recreational aspect of the sport but I hope to get some puppies in the near future and start racing again.  

My advice for happy & healthy life
My advice for a happy and healthy life. Work at something you love, take time to enjoy you hobbies, eat a healthy diet and stay active. 



Mental Health Specialist

I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College (in Northampton, Massachusetts) where I graduated Cum Laude with a major in Spanish Language and Literature, and a minor in Latin American Studies.  I completed a Graduate Certificate in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology).  I received a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, where I studied my courses online while living in Montreal, PQ, Canada, and then completed all of my clinical hours in Portland, Oregon.

Why I enjoy working at the SBHC
I love that any student can come see me for free, regardless of insurance or financial status, and that we even cover their copays for private insurance!  It feels different to work in a school-based clinic than in a typical outpatient clinic, as when I meet with students their daily concerns about relationships, school, and home are fresh on their mind.  It’s also great to be able to refer them to a Nurse Practitioner in the same office and work together to coordinate treatment of both physical and mental health.  And, I just really love working with kids and teens.

In my free time, I love being outdoors either working or hiking, walking, running, etc.  I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, making pottery, doing Yoga, playing guitar, and playing Capoeira (this I do less of now that I’ve been living in Sandy over the past few years, as my teacher is in Portland, but it’s lots of fun).

My advice for a happy & healthy life
Life is hard.  I’m just going to say that.  To make it happier, I think we need to remember to do things that make us smile and be kind to ourselves.  Try to have the courage to go after your dreams, even when they may not seem so possible… As someone close to me likes to remind me all the time, Love is greater than fear to make life healthier, listen to yourself on every level possible: from what your body wants to eat, to whether or not to watch more TV or get up and move around, to saying hello to someone who catches your interest for no particular reason and avoiding someone else who just gives you a bad feeling (though later maybe figure out why this is- we do have some biases that will serve us to learn about).  And, when you can, nurture all parts of yourself: body, mind, and “being” (in whatever way you may interpret that, be it religion, spirituality, or just yourself).  Oh, and one more thing… If you think you have a problem or challenge, admitting it is not weak, it is the best thing you can do to start to make a change.  If you want to talk about it, I’m here to help.




Certified Medical Assistant

Sandy Union High and Pioneer Pacific College

Why I enjoy working at the SBHC
The kids, the staff and community. Every day is fun and exciting working at the SBHC. I love making a difference in our community and with the kids.

Gardening, canning, fishing and spending time at our Lake house in Pine Hollow with husband and 2 dogs.

My advice for happy & healthy life
One piece of advice for happy & healthy life – If you go out looking for friends, you’re going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.  Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health.

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