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.
Patrick Neary Naturopathic Doctor
Graduating from Bastyr College in 1993, Patrick Neary earned a degree in naturopathic medicine with specialty courses in homeopathic medicine, Naturopathic midwifery and a certificate program in counseling. Practicing as a Naturopathic doctor in family medicine for the past 21 years in Juneau, he offers natural relief of acute and chronic health conditions. He provides allergy testing, herbal, nutritional, homeopathic, lifestyle counseling, hypnosis, meditation and musculoskeletal therapies. Patrick provides wellness enhancement as well as disease treatment.
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.
Having earned her nursing degree at the University of Washington in 1982, Joanna went on to work at the Bartlett Regional Hospital from 1982 to 1992 in the obstetrics department. Beginning in 1994, Joanna received a Master of Science and nurse-midwifery certification from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Returning to Juneau in 1997 she helped to establish the Juneau Family Birth Center before beginning work at Wellspring as a nurse-midwife and advanced nurse practitioner. Currently Joanna provides full scope Well-Woman care for all ages.
Marcia Tucker Certified Medical Assistant
The Front of The House
Kathy Benner lead Office Staff
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.