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 of women's pelvic care commonly following childbirth, the essential component of women's pelvic health became apparent to Tam. The distinct connection between pelvic health and psychological health is recognized for women globally, of all ages, and during all of life's transitions. Given a woman's pelvic health contributes to her ability to thrive, and thriving women contribute to thriving families and community, Tam has made it her mission to address this missing link in women's health care. Tam earned her Master’s of Psychology and Counseling 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 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, Conatance will always be a part of Wellspring.
Kayla Koelling Certified Nurse Midwife, Women's Health Care Provider, Certified Pelvic Care 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. Kayla is a board certified Nurse Midwife, a certified Pelvic Care Practitioner, has a passion for all aspects of Women’s Health, and is eager to forever expand her knowledge and practice of Holistic approaches. Prior to joining Wellspring, Kayla 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.
Brandy Sale Advanced Practicing Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner Wellspring's Lead 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. Brandy has been an RN since 2010, and has experienced working with varied populations - from infants to the elderly -providing care for people 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.
Sarah Shaddy-Farnsworth, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual and family therapy with adults and children. Sarah earned her master’s degree from Hunter College in New York City in 2008. She has received training in several cognitive behavioral models for addressing trauma reactions in adults and children as well as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (S.M.A.R.T), and the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Framework. Her orientation is psychodynamic and relational but treatment is collaborative and often includes cognitive, mindfulness-based, and play-therapy approaches as the therapeutic environment is co-constructed.
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.
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".
Rebecca Daniels Front Desk / Office Assistant
Shelly Smith Patient Accounts and Billing Manager
Shelly is Wellspring’s Patient Accounts and Billing Manager. She earned her degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Alaska and brings with her many years of experience in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Shelly is a small business owner and has been a homeschool parent for 10 years and still counting. She loves her time with family most of all and in her spare time she enjoys writing poetry and short stories, time with her animals which include a horse and two dogs, activism, and travel. She enjoys her work at Wellspring and contributing to a community of up-lifting and dedicated women working together toward the well-being of all.
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