Our Medical Care Team
NACC Medical Clinic
Kari Rabie, MD
Family Practice Physician, NACC Medical Director
Dr. Rabie is a Family Practice physician and NACC’s Medical Director. She graduated from the University of MN Medical School in 1998, and completed her residency at the HCMC Family Practice program. She spent her first 18 years growing up at a deep rural hospital in South Africa where her father worked as a doctor. The last 18 years she has lived in South Minneapolis, where she pursued her own medical career. From the time she decided to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Rabie knew that she wanted to work in a community clinic. She was the Medical Director at Southside Community Health Services for 9 years. Dr. Rabie enjoys the full spectrum of Family Medicine. She feels rewarded in providing healthcare to families, working with women through their pregnancies, caring for children as they grow, and helping people to make healthy choices as they move through their lives. At home Dr. Rabie enjoys her two young children, and her extended family.
Mary Raukar, MD
Family Practice Physician
Dr. Mary Raukar is a Family Practice and Preventive Medicine Physician. She attended medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) and completed residency at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Dr. Raukar enjoys working with individuals, families, and communities to foster health and wellness through the various stages of life. She has special interests in integrative and preventive medicine – promoting wellness of mind, body, and spirit; addressing the determinants of health; and engaging in efforts to decrease health disparities.Dr. Raukar also works as the Assistant Program Director for the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Ana Bartz, DNP, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Ana Bartz, DNP FNP is a family nurse practitioner who started with NACC in May of 2014. Many patients have already met her over the last two years (2012-2014) during her time as a student while she completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree at the University of Minnesota. She received her nursing degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2007 and worked as a registered nurse at a metro hospital as an inpatient float nurse for 5 years before going back to school. She is interested in mental health issues and has been working to improve depression outcomes for patients at the clinic.
Susan Hibbs, CFNP, CDE
Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator
Susan Hibbs received her nursing degree from St. Olaf in 1982. She has her masters degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania where she became certified as both a pediatric and family practice nurse practitioner. She is a clinical preceptor/adjunct faculty member of the University of MN School of Nursing. She has served the Native American community in the Phillips neighborhood since 1985, first at the Indian Health Board and since 2003 at NACC. Susan is a certified diabetes educator. She teaches diabetes care at the diabetes breakfasts and dinners and is a key member of the Full Circle Diabetes Program team. She has a particular interest in teen and child care. Other interests include working with Habitat for Humanity building homes in the Minneapolis area for the last several years.
Rebekah Forrest, CFNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Rebekah is a family nurse practitioner who started working with NACC in July of 2009. She worked as a student at NACC for a year in 2005-06 when she was studying at the University of MN. After graduating with her Nurse Practitioner degree, she worked at the MCRC Runaway Intervention program in St. Paul with troubled teens. She also worked at the Robbinsdale Annex Teen Clinic. Rebekah sees all patients, but has a special interest in working with teens and with women’s reproductive health issues. Rebekah works at NACC two days per week and spends the rest of her time raising three small children. She is also involved in various community volunteer activities.
Our Counseling Providers
NACC Counseling Clinic
Alissa Eischens, MA
Clinical Social Worker
Alissa Eischens is a clinical social worker who received her M.A. in Social Work from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Education from the University of Minnesota. Alissa works primarily with adults and adolescents and does individual, group, and family therapy. She has experience working with survivors of trauma and with treating significant mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and complex trauma. Her therapeutic approach is insightful and client-centered and she enjoys working collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals. She is particularly sensitive to the impact of violence and oppression in people’s lives. She helps clients to identify and draw on their strengths and resiliencies so they feel stronger and more successful in their lives and relationships
Medical Family Therapist
Claire received her BA in psychology with a minor in sociology at Guilford College. She later received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University in Morrisville North Carolina. For the past several years she has focused her research on couples and families struggling with chronic illness. Her skillset includes working with systems of people such as couples, children/adolescents with parents, and families. She also has experience working with rural populations, in integrated care settings, providing spiritual counseling and working with adolescents with eating disorders. Claire is passionate about bio-psycho-social-spiritual wellness and trying to approach therapy with these aspects in mind during treatment planning. Her therapy style is focused on utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions while adapting treatments specific to her client’s cultural needs. Her style of therapy also includes being person-centered, culturally sensitive, and goal oriented.
Our Dental Providers
NACC Dental Clinic
Dr. Emily Pietig
U of MN Dental Director
Dr. Emily Pietig graduated from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry in 2010, and began working for Children’s Dental Services, a non-profit pediatric practice in northeast Minneapolis. Dr. Pietig entered the first collaborative management agreement with an advanced dental therapist to expand care to children in need. Working with Dental Therapist’s allowed her to focus on providing care to children affected by early childhood caries and baby bottle caries through her operating room privileges at Children’s Hospital. In 2015 Dr. Pietig was recognized as one of Children’s Hospital’s top 50 surgeons. Dr. Pietig continues to work on expanding access to care through speaking about Dental Therapy and the “Minnesota Model”, the University of Florida also engaged Dr. Pietig to speak to dental students about being a dentist in the public health sector. Dr. Pietig began as a staff dentist and then served as Dental Director of Children’s Dental Services 2010-2015. She now has a full time appointment as an assistant clinical professor at the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry, as the Dental Director of The Native American Community Clinic (an FQHC) where she continues to work to expand dental care to those in need.
Dr Eric Mills, DMD
Dental Faculty Lead
Dr. Mills began his clinical professional career with the National Health Service Corps: he fulfilled a three-year obligation working as an associate dentist at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis; he then served as the dental director there until 2001. In 1997, Dr. Mills began a career as associate clinical specialist at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he instructed in Oral Medicine and Diagnosis, in Radiology, and in Immediate Care; where he served as interim director of the Division of Comprehensive Care; and where he is currently a group leader of the Comprehensive Care Clinic. In addition to teaching at the School of Dentistry, Dr. Mills is an associate dentist at Valley Dental Group of Golden Valley, a dental faculty at the Native American Community Clinic, and the presiding examiner of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada OSCE.