Tam became the owner of Wellspring at the end of 2017. It has been a long time passion of hers to create positive social change for women and their families, and as CEO of Wellspring, Tam strives to do just that. After experiencing the general neglect commonly experienced by women following childbirth, Tam has made it her mission to address the missing link in maternal health care that fails to address the Postpartum year (s) following childbirth. Tam earned her Master’s of Psychology in 2007 from Goddard College, and her Doctorate of Psychology from Walden University in 2016. As a counselor, Tam utilizes Positive Psychology to address anxiety and stress, female life-span transitions, intimate relationships, relating patterns, and cultivation of one's highest self. As such, she enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals. Tam began studying yoga and meditation in 2000 and is a Certified Ananda Yoga instructor, thus providing her the background to address psychological health through the lens of holism.
Constance Trollan founded Wellspring in 1990, when she sought to render the Juneau community an integrated model of health care focusing on the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of wellness. Throughout her nursing she has focused on person-centered care, rather than on a simple pathology to be diagnosed, treated or rehabilitated. She also emphasizes the teaching of health care practices as a means of preventing disease and illness. Constance is a major proponent of Reiki care - a therapy for restoring harmony within the body’s energy centers to prevent disease, balance energy and reduce stress. Constance has also served as a senior nurse consultant for Project Hope in Romania and as the international director for Help the Children of Romania. She currently oversees a family parish program in Oradea, Romania which feeds the poor in the parish and provides necessary household items. Constance was awarded the Nurse Practitioner of the year award in 2008 by the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association. From 1990 to 2017 Contance owned and directed Wellspring. At the end of 2017, Contance passed the Wellspring torch on to the new owner, Tamar Boyd, however she still remains at Wellspring as a dedicated provider.
Brandy Sale Advanced Practicing Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner
Brandy is an AANP board certified Nurse Practitioner that graduated with her MS in Nursing from Chamberlin University, Illinois. Since falling in love with Juneau, Brandy, her husband and two daughters moved across the country from Alabama. Though Brandy is new to Juneau and Wellspring, she has been an RN since 2010. She has experienced working with varied populations - from infants to the elderly – and has provided care for people that come from all walks of life. She enjoys experiencing the vast differences each patient brings to her office. In addition to Brandy’s RN experience, she brings with her extensive training in addressing the needs of family based care. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Brandy has a strong desire to provide whole family care while establishing long term relationships that serve for generations to come. Brandy believes her patients are the experts of their own body. As such, she provides personalized care that incorporates genuine listening, mutual respect, and a humbling to the magnificent wisdom each patient carries. It is Brandy’s desire to provide care and establish connections with individuals and families in Juneau for generations to come.
Elisabeth Gundelfinger Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner
Wellspring is honored to welcome Elisabeth! Joining our team in August, Elisabeth is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, specializing in family practice. She graduated with her MS in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University, and she continues to study to become a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is passionate about caring for families, with a focus on disease prevention in women, men, children, and infants. Elisabeth practices using a holistic approach and has a strong interest in combining traditional medicine with integrative therapies for the best individualized patient care. She realizes that there is no one-size-fits-all way to promote health, so she strives to develop patient-specific plans to manage and prevent chronic health conditions. Her out-of-the-office hobbies include hiking, running, weaving and spinning, stone carving, woodworking, and metalworking.
Kayla Koelling Certified Nurse Midwife, Women's Health Practitioner
Wellspring is happy to introduce our new Women’s Health Practitioner, Kayla Koelling. Kayla graduated from Frontier Nursing University with an MS in Nursing in 2017. She is a board certified Nurse Midwife with a passion for all aspects of Women’s Health, and is eager to expand her knowledge and practice of Holistic approaches. Prior to joining Wellspring, she worked as a registered nurse for eight years. As an RN, she has worked locally at a long-term care facility and a busy primary care practice. She is Juneau-raised and is excited to continue her career in her hometown. Outside of work she enjoys knitting, hiking, paddle boarding, and gardening.
Saralyn Tabachnick, MEd Licensed Professional Counselor
Saralyn works full-time as Executive Director at AWARE, Juneau’s domestic violence/sexual assault intervention/prevention program, and has a small counseling practice at Wellspring.
Marcia Tucker Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Hemodialysis Technician II
Marcia had a strong background in Hemodialysis, has worked as a traveling acute technician, a preceptor and trained multiple staff at dialysis centers all over the country. For many years, Marcia worked directly with Dr. Shallenberger at the Nevada Center of Alternative Medicine studying and practicing Holistic and Alternative Medicine. As a mother of 8, and grandmother of two little girls (Amy and Sofia), Marcia feels passionate about the health of children, families, and ultimately the community of Juneau. In her spare time she loves to hike, fish, and spend time with her children teaching them how to make jewelry. "I love working here at Wellspring, the staff welcomed me into a family atmosphere and I feel thankful to be right here right now."
The Front of The House
Kathy Benner Office Manager
Kathy moved to Juneau in 1998 with her husband, four children and three dogs when her husband was transferred from Pennsylvania with IBM. Kathy spent her first years in Alaska homeschooling her children, doing volunteer work with the Juneau Raptor Center and teaching pottery. Since that time, Kathy has worked as a guide with Gastineau Guiding, moved to Palmer and then back to Juneau and gained nine grandchildren. She is an artist and enjoys painting the beautiful scenery that surrounds us. Kathy joined the Wellspring family in October of 2017 and has loved working with our wonderful patients, "Wellspring has a very nurturing atmosphere and it’s a pleasure coming to work everyday".
Megan Germain Billing Specialist
Megan was born and raised in Juneau and absolutely loves everything about this community. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog hunting, fishing, hiking and skiing. In addition to her current position as Billing Specialist, Megan is currently on track to become a Professional Coder, and enjoys being a part of the Wellspring family.