Dr. Kenneth Carlson graduated from University of California, San Diego with BA in 1991. He received his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1996 and completed his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 1999. After working in general pediatric practice in Albuquerque, NM for two years he moved to the Northwest in Summer of 2001, joining Childhood Health Associates. He is board certified in Pediatrics. Drawn to the many outdoor recreation activities in Oregon he enjoys hiking, biking, and camping with his family. He is particularly interested in the use of technology in medicine and in his spare time edits our office web page.
Krisi Clausen, PA (Physician Assistant) earned her BS and BA from Texas Christian University in 2001, Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Oregon Health & Science University in 2007, and Master of Public Heath from Oregon State University in 2009. Before joining the CHAOS team in the Fall of 2007, she worked as an EMT at the Legacy Emanuel and Randall Children’s Emergency Departments, and Santiam Memorial Hospital's ambulance service. Krisi is a Salem area native and is honored to serve children in our local community. She cherishes time with family and friends, especially her two incredible children. Other delights include triathlon, travel, dance, quilting, and the outdoors.
Dr. Suzanne McClintick graduated from Willamette University with a BA in 1975. She received her MD from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1979. Dr. McClintick completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in 1982. Before coming to Childhood Health, Dr. McClintick worked for the Cook County Health Department in Chicago, and for Kaiser Permanente in Portland. She joined Childhood Health in 1985. She is board certified in Pediatrics. She is involved in the Community Connection Clinic in Salem and the Community Based Early Autism Identification Project through OCCYSHN. She also serves on the IDD Advisory Board. She has 3 children and 1 grandchild. She loves gardening and birding.
Dr. Antoinette Farah is an Oregon native who graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 1989 with a BA. She received her MD degree from OHSU in 1994. She completed her pediatric residency at OHSU in 1997. She joined Childhood Health in 1997. She has a special interest in the area of our clinic’s customer service. She enjoys travel, crafts, cooking, British movies, and good books.
Carrie Geibel, LCSW joined the CHAOS team in June 2016. She is a Salem Oregon Native who graduated from Linfield College in 2001 with a BA in psychology and minor in gender studies. She then graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work with her MSW in 2003. During her time as a Social Worker, Carrie has provided counseling, crisis support/intervention, advocacy, community education, and supportive end of life/bereavement care. Carrie is passionate about providing supportive services to children and families at the earliest stage possible in order to promote the best potential for health and wellness throughout the lifespan.
Dr. Scott Hamblin grew up in southwestern Ohio and got his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Medical University. He then went on to do his Pediatric Residency at Arnold Palmer/Winnie Palmer Hospitals in Orlando, Florida. After graduating, he stayed at that hospital as a Pediatric Hospitalist for five years caring for ill children and lots of newborn babies. At the time, Winnie Palmer Hospital was in the top three for number of babies born per year at around 13,000 newborns per year! While there, he married his spouse, Jeff, and his family grew to five in less than two years. He and his family moved to Silverton, Oregon in 2014 and they immediately fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. It has quickly become “home”. Dr Hamblin enjoys spending time with his spouse and three children Joseph, Catherine, and Elizabeth, as well as tending to his many chickens, rabbits, and dogs. He also loves hiking, biking, and gardening. He wishes some day to talk his spouse into going camping with their three children.
Dr. Kimberly Heggen grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Willamette University with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1988. She received her MD from OHSU in 1992 and completed her pediatric residency at OHSU in 1995. She joined Childhood Health in the summer of 1995. Developmental pediatrics, mental health, dermatology, and practice management are some of her interests. Her family includes her husband Michael, a variable amount of rescued cats, and a some very sweet horses. When not at the office she enjoys cooking, horseback riding, gardening, and reading voraciously.
Karen Heisler, MD, joined CHAOS clinic in 2017. Born in Green Bay, WI, she moved frequently with her family but returned to the midwest to earn her B.A. at Washington University in St. Louis and M.D. at Loyola University in Chicago. Falling in love with the Pacific Northwest after just a brief interview trip, she moved to Oregon to complete her pediatric residency at OHSU. There, she developed her interest in continuity of care for patients and preventive medicine. Incidentally, her now husband, whom she had met briefly in Chicago, also happened to move to Oregon at the same time. After many adventures together exploring the northwest, hiking, wine tasting, and “skiing” (ie falling down hills) they got married in 2018. They continue to enjoy the outdoors and beauty of the Pacific Northwest, but are also very happy her family lives in sunny California and provides an escape from the rainy winters.
Dr. Mark Helm joined our clinic in September 2013, moving from Little Rock, Arkansas. Prior to attending medical school, Mark worked as a market researcher in the pharmaceutical industry. As atonement for his early career, Mark decided to use his gifts and abilities for the good of mankind rather than to further profit multinational corporations. While attending Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia he once forgot to put his current auto insurance card in his car, and received a ticket. While at municipal court contesting the charge he happened to meet a Georgia Peach contesting a parking ticket. Obviously fated to meet, Mark promptly and sensibly married Jade in 1999. After graduating from Mercer in 2001, the Helm’s returned to Mark’s home state of Arkansas for his residency in pediatrics at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Dr Helm’s work in Arkansas included time as a hospital attending, pharmacy program coverage and policy work with the state Medicaid and state employees health plans, and patient care primarily at Arkansas Pediatric Clinic in Little Rock. Dr Helm considers his greatest accomplishments in Arkansas were to create policies to change the treatment of asthma to be more consistent with the national treatment guidelines, and to assure informed consent and safety monitoring for children treated with antipsychotic medication for behavior disturbances. Prior to Dr. Helm’s policies, Arkansas’s children were treated with antipsychotic medication at a higher rate than any other population for whom data were known.
Mark and Jade came to Oregon for the opportunity to join Childhood Health Associates of Salem, to enjoy the beauty and bounty of the Pacific Northwest, and for the wine. Jade is a professional wine writer and educator. They also appreciate that Oregon weather will not kill you, but do not understand why people complain about “rain.” Dr. Helm is delighted to again be able to devote all of his professional time to pediatric patient care.
Dr. Jenny Hoelter grew up in Eastern Oregon and earned a B.S. in Microbiology from Oregon State University in 1998. She earned an MD from Oregon Health and Science University in 2004. She then moved to Vermont with her husband and son and completed the Pediatric Residency program at Vermont Children’s Hospital. She became board certified in pediatrics in 2007. She returned to Oregon, bringing her family, excited to join the CHAOS crew. She is currently leading Childhood Health as the managing partner. Dr. Hoelter, her husband and their 3 school-aged kids love being a part of the Salem community and you will find them at school and sports events, in the parks, at farmers markets and on hiking trails!
Courtney Kennison, PNP (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from The University of Oregon in 2003 and then went on to complete her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in 2006. Courtney discovered her love of working with children and families during her 9 year career as a registered nurse. She had the pleasure of working as a Certified Pediatric Registered Nurse at Salem Hospital Pediatrics, Childhood Health Associates of Salem, and Doernbecher Children's Hospital prior to completing her Masters in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner studies at Thomas Jefferson University in 2015. Her goal is to provide families with the tools necessary to grow healthy children, adolescents, and young adults. Courtney is a native Oregonian and enjoys hiking, Duck Football, gardening, and traveling with her husband in her free time.
Dr. James Lace graduated from Lawrence University with a B. A. in 1970. He received his MD in 1974 from the University of Cincinnati Medical School. He did a 2 year pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and 1 year at OHSU Department of Pediatrics. He founded Childhood Health Associates of Salem in 1977. He is well known in the community for his efforts in child advocacy with the Oregon State Legislature and for his interest in third world medicine and the care of children in Africa with HIV.
Dr. Joel Lampert, PsyD is an Oregon native who graduated from Pacific University with a BS in 2005. He went on to earn a Master’s and Doctorate from the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University. Dr. Lampert completed his internship and residency in Pediatric Clinical Psychology at the Children's Home Society of Idaho in Boise, ID before returning home to Oregon. He joined the CHAOS team in 2014. When not at the office, he enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors, reading and cars.
Jacob Lowen, Psychologist Resident is a Salem native who received his Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Dr. Lowen completed his pre-doctoral internship at Denver Health Medical Center specializing in Health Psychology, Consultation, and Behavioral Medicine in both clinic and hospital settings. Dr. Lowen returned to Oregon with a desire to serve the community that he grew up in and completed his Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Residency at Childhood Health. While not at Childhood Health, Dr. Lowen enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, playing with new technology, doing DIY projects around the house, and playing with his dog Huckleberry.
Tiffany McClean, DNP, PMHNP is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with more than 7 years of previous experience as a licensed professional counselor. Originally from Washington, DC, Dr. McClean completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Virginia Tech and earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from The George Washington University before moving to Portland. Her passion for the biological sciences and drive to provide the best possible care to patients lead her to return to school, completing an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Linfield College and subsequently a Master of Nursing at Oregon Health Science University. Dr. McClean completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at OHSU where her doctoral project focused on implementing evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy interventions for the treatment of patients with eating disorders. Dr. McClean has strong professional interests in the treatment of eating disorders and the connection between mental and physical health.
Prior to joining the Childhood Health Associates team Dr. McClean worked in a variety of mental health settings including the Providence St. Vincent Adult and Adolescent Eating Disorders program, inpatient psychiatry at The George Washington University Hospital, and chemical dependency detox/community mental health at DePaul Treatment Centers and CODA, Inc. She is experienced in the assessment and care of patients struggling with a wide range of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, and trauma. She provides evidence-based, patient centered care which often involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Dr. McClean believes it is a great privilege to care for people struggling with mental illness and is grateful to all patients she has been honored to work with as they have made her a better provider.
Brian Mills, PA graduated from Oregon State University in 2007 with a BS in Biology and a BA in International Studies. He spent two years living in rural Mozambique, Africa where he taught high school chemistry and led community health groups. He then went on to receive his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from OHSU in 2014. Brian has a passion for promoting healthy living and working with various cultures. He believes that good Pediatric care is the ultimate form of preventative care. He is an avid sports fan and also enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and speaking Spanish.
Margie Newgard (Pascual), PA graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2007 with a BS in Biochemistry/Chemistry. Upon graduation, she joined Parexel International, working in clinical research for early drug development for three years before completing a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2012. Her passion lies in preventive care, and she believes that educating and serving the pediatric population may have the greatest impact. Margie was raised in Los Angeles, and the city’s unique diversity has shaped her interest in working with people of various cultural backgrounds. She loves to travel, eat, cook, practice yoga, and hike around the beautiful northwest.
Dr. Roxanne Rich grew up in Central Oregon on a dairy farm in Powell Butte. She graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in neuroscience in 2009, and continues to be an avid Cougar fan (although she also enjoys rooting for the Beavers and the Ducks). She then set about exploring the South and Midwest when she received her MD in 2014 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and completed her pediatric residency training in 2017 at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. Although she left Oregon to pursue her education and medical training, her goal has always been to return to her home state to care for children. She particularly enjoys pediatrics because of the chance to watch children and their families grow together. She is especially passionate about counseling/educating parents about pediatric growth and development, as well as helping children receive appropriate mental health care. She enjoys spending time with her family, her cat, reading, jokingly debating with her twin sister (who is a veterinarian) who the “real doctor” in the family is, and a good movie. She also enjoys the multitude of outdoor activities available in Oregon. She is thrilled to have joined the CHAOS family and looks forward to caring for children in the Salem area.
Dr Sandra Rood grew up in Kansas, received a bachelor degree from Michigan State in Physiology, graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2002 and completed Pediatric Residency at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has a school age son who has taught her everything she didn't learn in school about parenting. For over 10 years, she worked in group practice in Eugene, and was delighted to join CHAOS in 2016. Her parents are teachers and she particularly enjoys the teaching aspects of working with children of all ages and their families in practice. She also enjoys in-office procedures and offers circumcision, splinting, wound repair and tongue tie treatment as parts of her general practice. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, needlepoint and her menagerie of cats. Balancing experience, compassion and a sense of humor, she looks forward to forming long term relationships with families in Salem.
TJ Scarey, PA (Physician Assistant) graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2007. After spending some time in New York City working at a Central Park day camp as a swim instructor, he worked in Albany, NY as a medical assistant for a family practice for 3 years. Visiting Oregon was a love at first site situation, so he attended Oregon Health & Science University for his Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies, graduating in 2013. TJ is excited to promote healthy living through physically and mentally active lifestyle. Obesity prevention and patient/parent education are his passions. He continues to enjoy the Oregon outdoors through hiking, biking, and camping, and looks forward to adding rock climbing. He also enjoys dancing, playing guitar, and eating all the great food Oregon has to offer.
Dr. Lauren Terry graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Chemistry and minor in Spanish. She earned her MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed her pediatric residency at Oregon Health and Science University. She is board certified in Pediatrics. She joined CHAOS in 2016 and is passionate about partnering with families to raise healthy, happy children. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, spending time with her husband, and walking their labradoodle, Linus.