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Care Providers

Our Medical Care Team

NACC Medical Clinic

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Kari Rabie, MD

Family Practice Physician, Chief Medical Officer
Bio

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.

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Mary Raukar, MD

Family Practice Physician
Bio

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.

 
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Susan Hibbs, CFNP, CDE

Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator
Bio

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.

 
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Crystal Milan, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
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Tara McCullough, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
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Tara McCullough, DNP, BSN, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Tara McCullough is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She completed her doctoral degree in May of 2018. While completing her degree she worked as a registered nurse at the University of MN in adult blood and marrow transplant and at the Women’s Health Specialist’s clinic for 5 years. Tara enjoys working with families and individuals throughout the lifespan. Her nursing program focused on holistic approaches to care; incorporating mind, body, and spirit connectedness in the path to health. Her favorite part about being a nurse practitioner is being able to assist patients in reaching their highest quality of life while also focusing on preventative care. 

She resides in Northeast Minneapolis and when not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog. 

 
 
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Kristen Hodsdon, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Our Counseling Providers

NACC Counseling Clinic

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Hannah Lussier, MA

Psychotherapist
Bio

Hannah Lussier is a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.  She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota where she majored in Political Science and minored in American Indian Studies.  Hannah received her M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  She focused her master’s paper on the treatment of historical trauma in the American Indian community.  Hannah is dedicated to working with the American Indian community through using both preventative and remedial therapeutic interventions.  She is committed to participating in culturally competent strategies of effective treatment for the psychological needs of American Indian clients.  Hannah’s approach to therapy is from a person-centered orientation with the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy interventions and strategies.

 
 
 
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Donna LaChapelle

Elder in Residence
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Donna La Chapelle is an Ojibwe-Dakota woman. She is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation.  Donna's passion is to teach and share all that she has learned from her elder's through a Cultural lens that encompasses history, ceremony, song and language. The Elder's gave Donna a foundation to build her life experience and a foundation that is rich in spirit and the value of ancestral knowledge. Donna's education has been life-long in the study of the Healing Arts and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota.  Donna is a Faculty member for the Center for Mind and Body Medicine, Washington D.C. and carries a Certificate in Aboriginal Focused Orientated Therapy.  Donna currently works at the Native American Community Clinic as the Elder in Residence offering Spiritual care to the community. Her contact information is: lacha006@umn.edu cell 612 423-1528

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Patrick Parker, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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Laurelle Myhra, PhD LMFT

Director of Behavioral Health
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Laurelle Myhra, PhD, LMFT an enrolled member of Red Lake Band of Ojibwe and is the Director of Behavioral Health at NACC. She is on the Health Equity Advisory & Leadership (HEAL) Council for the state and was previously on the community board for Hennepin County Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic. She will oversee this expansion of services and lead recruitment, training, supervision-of-supervision and provide general grant oversight. Dr. Myhra completed her doctorate at the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science and Marriage and Family Therapy program in 2012; where she was a AAMFT SAMHSA fellow. She has dedicated her career, as a researcher, supervisor, clinician, and educator, to addressing historical trauma, traumatic stress, and substance use disorders among Native Americans. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles on these subjects and has several articles under review. She has received training on the top evidence-based trauma treatment modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (culturally adapted TF-CBT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and has adapted these to be culturally appropriate in practice. She was also trained on White Bison’s Wellbriety - Medicine Wheel and 12-Step, culturally adapted model, and Mending Broken Hearts on healing from grief and loss. Dr. Myhra is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has provided therapeutic service to the Native American community in Twin Cities metro area since 2005 - most of this time she was at Native American Community Clinic. She has also pursued her passion for this area of work as supervisor and educator of clinical interns and trainees for the last 10 years.

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Laurel Bieschke, MS LICSW

Therapist
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Laurel Bieschke is a clinical social worker dedicated to building collaborative, culturally informed therapeutic relationships. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in creative writing with minors in anthropology and international studies from Indiana University. Laurel worked in education for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi before pursuing a Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas. She has experience as a community-based clinician primarily serving adults and adolescents with mental health and substance use disorders as well as complex risk factors including trauma, chronic disease, homelessness and incarceration. Her therapeutic approach is strengths-based and solution oriented with a strong focus on social justice and coauthoring new narratives to empower individuals.

 
 
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Josette Croud

Behavioral Health Care Coordinator

Our Dental Providers

NACC Dental Clinic

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Dr. Emily Pietig

U of MN Dental Director
Bio

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.

 
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Dr Eric Mills, DMD

Dental Faculty Lead
Bio

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.