Natrona County Providers

Behavioral Health

Carol King, LCSW

Carol King, Behavioral Health Director

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Director – Behavioral Health, Natrona County

Specialty: Behavioral Health
Education: Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University

Carol is a graduate of the University of Wyoming. She received her Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. Carol has been practicing since 1989. For 30 years, she was a clinician and administrator in community mental health in Casper. She specialized in the treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health disorders, and severe mental illness. She supervised clinicians and programs providing outpatient and residential services.

In 2015, Carol designed and then supervised a medication-assisted treatment program for the treatment of opioid use disorders for outpatient and residential patients. Since 2014, Carol has written several successful federal and state grant proposals for the expansion of mental health and substance use disorder services in Natrona County. She was selected to help write a white paper on procedures for the treatment of opioid use disorder of incarcerated individuals by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in January 2018.

Maliha Owens, PPC

Maliha Owens, PPC

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Provisional Professional Counselor, Natrona County

Specialty: Behavioral Health
Education: Master’s of Community Mental Health, University of Wyoming

Maliha completed her Bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of Wyoming Outreach Program at Western Wyoming Community College. In 2014, she obtained her Certified Addictions Practitioner. She then went on to obtain her Master’s in Community Mental Health from the University of Wyoming at Casper in 2022.

Maliha enjoys working with a variety of populations and identities and is excited to offer play therapy in her practice. She is in the process of receiving EMDR training and Synergetic Play Therapy training.

Maliha enjoys yoga, walks in nature, and spending time with loved ones.

Ashley Mudder, LCSW

Ashley Mudder, LCSW

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IMPACT Care Manager, Natrona County

Specialty: Behavioral Health
Education: Masters of Social Work, Colorado State University

Ashley has been with Community Health Center since August 2017. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University where she received degrees in Social Work. Ashley works with the IMPACT program to manage depression and anxiety symptoms in collaboration with all primary care physicians. She also works with patients in the traditional behavioral health model.

Laura Hunsaker, LCSW

Laura Hunsaker, LCSW

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Therapist, Natrona County

Specialty: Behavioral Health
Education: Masters in Social Work, University of Utah

Laura is a Wyoming native, living in Casper most of her life. She earned her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Wyoming in 1994. Laura worked for the Wyoming State Hospital for 9 years during which she earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah. She completed the program in 2003. Laura has worked as a therapist since 2005. She loves all animals but specifically horses, cats and dogs. Laura also enjoys fishing and spending time in the mountains during the summer. Other hobbies include cross-stitch, metallic models, and wood models.

Brenda Threlkeld, APN

Brenda Threlkeld, PMHNP

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Specialty: Behavioral Health
Education: Masters of Science in Nursing Walden University

Brenda is a Wyoming native, born in Casper. She lived in Salt Lake City for several years before returning to Casper. Brenda has been in the nursing profession since she was 19 years old. She started as an LPN, then completed her Associates and Bachelors degrees in nursing. In 2019, Brenda completed her Masters of Science in Nursing as a PMHNP. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. Brenda has 3 children, twin boys and a younger brother. They are all teenagers and going off on their own. Brenda’s favorite place to be is outside. She actually likes the wind, Wyoming weather, and driving in the snow.

Brenda Threlkeld

Sarah Burt, PMHNP

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Specialty: Behavioral Health
Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, Walden University

Sarah was born and raised in Wyoming. Her past experiences include working 5 years as a Registered Nurse in the field of mental health. Her experiences includes a community health clinic where she realized she wanted to pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner.

Sarah received her Masters in Nursing from Walden University in 2019. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, her background includes inpatient and outpatient work as well as experience with adolescents. Sarah has 3 children and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and boating in her free time. She also enjoys traveling.

Angela Brown, LPC

Angela Brown, LPC

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Education: Master of Science in Counseling, University of Wyoming 

Angela is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Master of Science in Counseling. Her past experience includes work with adolescents and adults experiencing mental health and substance abuse concerns. She is trained in EMDR to assist people with the trauma process. 

Angela has a passion for helping people learn and recover. In her free time, Angela can be found reading, hanging out with her cat, and singing showtunes.

Keith Hageman, PPC

Keith Hageman, PPC

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Specialty: Behavioral Health

Education: Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Wyoming

Keith is a Provisional Professional Counselor in the state of Wyoming and a National Certified Counselor. Keith earned his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming in 2022. He has a background in mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, career counseling and vocational rehabilitation counseling. Keith has experience working with both adolescents and adults.

Keith uses a client-centered, eclectic approach, drawing upon several clinical methods to best address each individual’s challenges effectively. He is passionate about helping people overcome challenges in their lives.

In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, reading, and being outdoors.

Brenda Threlkeld, APN

Susanne Ridley, LCSW

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Specialty: Behavioral Health
Education: Master of Science in Social Work, University of South Dakota

Susanne is an empathetic and attentive therapist with experience working with adults and adolescents in both outpatient individual therapy and acute care settings. She is a 2020 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She continued her education by earning a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of South Dakota in 2022. Susanne is licensed in Provisional Clinic Social Work and is a Certified Grief Informed Professional.

Dental

Dr. Thomas Zumo, DDS

Dr. Thomas Zumo, DDS

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Specialty: Dentistry

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Dr. Thomas Zumo is a Wyoming native. He received his undergraduate degree, Bachelors of Science in Biology, from the University of Wyoming. He then went on to receive his D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.

In addition to his time at CHCCW, Dr. Zumo maintains a private practice in Cheyenne, WY. Aside from general dentistry, Zumo specializes in dentures and partial dentures.

Dr. Zumo enjoys following sports like football, basketball, and hockey and spending time with his family.

Grace Montag, DDS

Dr. Grace Montag, DDS

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Specialty: Dentistry

Education: University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, DDS program.

Dr. Grace Montag completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman. She also completed a post-baccalaureate certificate in Public Health through the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health. Dr. Montag attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry doctoral program.

Dr. Montag completed a one-year General Practice Residency program through the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. During the residency, she worked in various settings including a general dentistry clinic within a hospital and two VA dental clinics. During this time, Dr. Montag received experience in OR dental cases and worked with special needs patients who were unable to be treated in a traditional dental clinic setting. She is very excited to work at CHCCW to increase access to care in the dental field.

Dr. Montag grew up in Cody, Wyoming. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two dogs, Izzy, a springer spaniel, and Piper, a Goldendoodle.

Taylor Brinkerhoff

Taylor Brinkerhoff, RDH

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Dental Hygienist

Education: Sheridan College, Dental Hygiene Program

Taylor Brinkerhoff began her dental career in pediatric dentistry in Sheridan, WY as an assistant. It was there she discovered her love of patient care in dentistry. While working, she was able to attain her Associates in Applied Science and apply for the Dental Hygiene Program. Taylor graduated from the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program in 2018. After graduation, she returned to pediatric dentistry. Taylor worked in Gillette, WY before accepting a position at CHCCW in 2020.

She has participated in events such as Give Kids a Smile, Kindergarten Day, ADHA conferences, a WYDHA conference, and the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention. She served as Board Member at Large for the WYDHA for 2 years and was instrumental in getting a new website for the association launched. She also served as the Wyoming ADHA alternate delegate for one year.

Taylor has been able to help patients from all ages, financial backgrounds, and medical histories. Her goal is to provide excellent care and education to as many patients as she can. Taylor also strives to create a safe space for all her patients. She wants to eventually become a dental hygiene instructor and pass on her knowledge to the next generation of dental hygienists.

Taylor enjoys dancing, cooking, reading, and watching feel-good TV in her spare time. She spends her days off with her husband, son, and two huge fur babies.

Family Medicine

Dr. H. Karl Radke

Dr. H. Karl Radke, MD, CMO

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Chief Medical Officer

Specialty: Family Medicine
Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine;
Bachelor in Science in Biology, Duke University

Dr. Radke completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Goppert Family Care Center and Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Radke has an extensive professional background with roles including family physician, Medical Director, and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Radke also has experience working at the Veterans Administration.

Dr. Radke is a member of the Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society. His special clinical interests include: sports medicine, critical care management, in-patient hospital services, dermatology, and weight loss services.

Dr. Radke is originally from Kansas. He has made his home in Wyoming with his wife, Carolea. Together they have two kids – Karlea and Brett, and 3 dogs. Dr. Radke enjoys the peace and tranquility of mowing his lawn, snow removal, downhill skiing, ax-throwing, softball, bike-riding, hiking, and the semi-occasional round of golf.

Marylin Long

Marilyn Long, FNP-C

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Family Nurse Practitioner, Casper

Specialty: Family Medicine
Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, Walden University

Marilyn Long has over 25 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings.

Her interests include patient interaction and motivation, preventative care, women’s health, chronic disease management, and pediatrics. Special interests include mental health and wellness.

Wes Morris, PA-C

Wes Morris, PA-C

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Physician’s Assistant, Casper

Specialty: Family Medicine
Education: Masters of Physician Assistant, Idaho State University

Wes has been a provider with CHCCW since 2014. He began his practice in 2012 and spent 2 years in Mayo Clinic Health Systems. He specializes in family and emergency medicine.

Melanie Scarbrough

Melanie Scarbrough, FNP-C

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Family Nurse Practitioner, Casper

Specialty: Family Medicine & Quick Care
Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, California State University

Melanie Scarbrough has over 14 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings. Melanie spent over 7 years as an FNP in Bakersfield, CA prior to moving to Wyoming.

Dr. Steven Baum, MD

Dr. Steven Baum, MD

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Specialty: Family Medicine
Education: Doctor of Medicine, Ohio State University; Bachelors of Science, University of Utah

Dr. Steven Baum received his Doctor of Medicine from Ohio State University. He studied exercise and sport science as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. Dr. Baum completed his residency training at Utah Valley Regional in Provo Utah. He is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician.

Dr. Baum is a native of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to attending college, he served an LDS mission in Arizona. He was a TACP in the United States Air Force with duty stations in Germany and Iraq. He has worked as a primary care physician as well as an urgent care physician. He also served as Medical Director to a Veterans facility in Yuma, Arizona.

Dr. Baum has a passion for physical fitness and believes that facilitating healthy lifestyles is the best kind of medicine. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family, fly fishing, staying physically active, riding his motorcycle, fantasy football, and is a regular practitioner of Brazilian Jiujitsu.

Pediatrics

Sarah Gailey Grooms, MD

Sarah Gailey Grooms, MD

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Pediatrician

Specialty: Pediatrics
Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Dr. Sarah Gailey Grooms is a board-certified pediatrician with twenty-four years of experience providing outpatient medical care for patients from birth through adolescence. She earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Grooms has a special interest in supporting families who wish to provide breast milk for their infants. She has attained training and licensing as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Dr. Grooms grew up in rural North Georgia, then moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she joined a large suburban pediatric practice. She and her husband of thirty-five years raised two children who are now awesome young adults. During family vacations and fly-fishing adventures, she and her husband developed a love for Wyoming. Dr. Grooms is excited to have moved to Casper and looks forward to providing pediatric care for patients at Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming!

Venessa Yoosook, DNP

Venessa Yoosook, DNP

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Doctor of Nursing Practice, Casper

Specialty: Pediatrics
Education: Doctor of Nursing, University of Utah

Venessa Yoosook has over 19 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings. She joined CHCCW after working as a NP for a pediatrician in the Casper area.

Kally Saydjari

Kally Saydjari, PNP

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Specialty: Pediatrics
Education: Doctorate in Nursing from Maryville University

Kally Saydjari joins CHCCW with over 10 years of pediatric nursing experience, the most recent as a primary pediatric care provider at a pediatric clinic. Kally was born in Colorado but raised on a Ranch outside of Wheatland, Wyoming. In 2012, she graduated from the Denver School of Nursing. Kally worked as a pediatric RN at the Cheyenne Regional Medical center for almost eight years on the Pediatric and NICU floor. In 2019, shortly after getting married and giving birth to their first child, Kally received her Doctorate in Nursing from Maryville University.

As a PNP, Kally enjoys getting to know her patients and families on a first name basis and caring for them when they are both well and sick: “Kids are amazingly resilient and helping them recover from illness as well as watching them grow up and into themselves is really an honor.” Her true passion lies in preventative medicine and working with her patients and families to not just recover from an acute sickness but to ultimately achieve an optimal level of wellness, both physically and mentally.

Kally is married to her husband Greg, who works here in Casper as a lineman. She is also a mother of two beautiful girls, Elena and Quinnly. Kally enjoys spending time with her friends, family and being outdoors. Kally is extremely excited to be in beautiful Casper, Wyoming with her family and become an integral part of the community and the CHCCW team!

Pharmacy

Michelle Carpenter, PharmD

Michelle Carpenter, PharmD

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Specialty: Pharmacy
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wyoming

Michelle is a Casper native who began with CHCCW in early 2019. Carpenter graduated from Natrona County High School and then went on to complete her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wyoming. After graduating from UW with her PharmD in 2014, she began working in Community Pharmacy. Carpenter has spent 9 years, including 3 as an intern, becoming a licensed pharmacist.

Derek Barsness

Derek Barsness, PharmD

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Specialty: Pharmacy
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wyoming

Derek grew up in Cody, WY and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2011 with a PharmD. He has been a licensed pharmacist for 9 years. He lives in Casper with his wife and 3 kids (all boys ages 7, 5 and 1). They spend as much time as possible outdoors camping, fishing, and hunting. Derek loves to cook and roast his own coffee. They are huge Wyoming Cowboys fans and consider themselves lucky to be able to raise their family in the cowboy state

Derek Barsness

Kaycee Brustkern, PharmD

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Specialty: Pharmacy
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wyoming

Kaycee is originally from Helena, Montana, where she completed her undergraduate degree at Carroll College. In 2021, she graduated from the University of Wyoming with her PharmD. She went on to complete a PGY1 residency program in ambulatory care pharmacy at the University of Wyoming Family Practice Clinic in Casper, Wyoming.

Following completion of her residency program, Kaycee worked in Kalispell, Montana on a grant program designed to implement pharmacy services for chronic care management in rural and underserved populations. Kaycee is passionate about working with patients to set and meet their own health goals and to improve long-term health outcomes in various chronic disease states.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, experimenting with new recipes, practicing yoga, and consuming as much coffee as possible.

Quick Care

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Sara Malsom, PA-C

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Physician’s Assistant, Casper

Education: Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Sara is from a small, rural town in central Illinois. She graduated from Blackburn College in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After her undergraduate degree, Sara attended a Medical Technology Program in Vincennes, IN from 2005-2006. Sara worked as a Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist from 2006 to 2012.

Sara completed her Master’s program in Physician Assistant Studies at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2014. She has been practicing medicine now for 7 years. Sara’s past experiences include Family Medicine in Hertford, NC and in Glenrock, WY.

Sara and her husband live in Casper. She is a proud mom to 2 amazing children and a 14 year old Shih tzu. She enjoys spending time with her family above all else. Other interests include traveling, gardening, fishing, boating and hiking.

Kyle Wilkes, PA-C

Kyle Wilkes, PA-C

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Specialty: Quick Care
Education: Masters of Physician Assistant, Nova Southeastern University

Kyle received his Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science in 2014 from Brigham Young University and his Masters degree as a Physician Assistant in 2018 from Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, FL. Kyle loves the variety that working in the Quick Care provides. Whether it be stitching up a laceration or helping a sick patient feel better, he strives to help each patient have a positive experience. He is also fluent in Spanish from living in Puerto Rico for 2 years and enjoys speaking it every chance he gets. When Kyle is not working, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter. They are avid Disney World fans and used to go almost weekly when they lived closer. Some of Kyle’s hobbies include hiking, playing and watching sports, and acoustic guitar.

Abby Arross

Abby Arross, DNP

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Specialty: Quick Care
Education: Doctorate in Nursing, University of Wyoming

Abby is a Casper native. Her interest in medicine stems from both of her parents working in the medical field and seeing the opportunities and help they were able to provide to their community. Abby graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2016. She went on to obtain a Doctorate in Nursing in 2019. Abby worked as an RN at Wyoming Medical Center for 3 years. Following graduate school, Abby joined the CHCCW Quick Care team. Abby loves the pace and diversity of Quick Care. She has a passion for health and fitness and loves that her interests and career coincide.

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Sandra Hope, FNP

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Specialty: Quick Care
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri and Masters of Nursing in Family Practice, University of Central Missouri

Sandra began her nursing career at 18 years old as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with big plans to be in healthcare. Sandra completed her RN program at the Trinity School for Health Sciences in Illinois. In 2009, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Sandra completed her Masters of Nursing in Family Practice at the University of Central Missouri in 2018.

Sandra has been a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse since 2013. She worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for 10 years. Her experience as an RN includes 16 years working in Level 1 and 2 trauma emergency departments. Sandra worked for two years in adult, pediatric, and neonatal ICU’s. She has also worked in a cardiac cath lab and a gynecology office.

After completing her FNP, Sandra worked as an acute care practitioner in a pediatric office. She then went on to work in a rural family practice office outside of Kansas City while also working in local urgent care offices across both state lines.

Sandra has 5 children and a grandchild. She lives with her husband and son in Casper. She loves to exercise, be outdoors, read and play in her yard and garden. Sandra’s goal will always be to help others, and to help them learn to help themselves. Understanding the ‘why’ in healthcare and our lives is important to her.

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