The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation
Indian Health Services

Nespelem Indian Health Clinic



The Nespelem Health Center is located at 29 Nespelem/Sanpoil St., Nespelem, WA, 99155


Nespelem Clinic Staff

Collen F. Cawston

Colleen F. Cawston, MPA
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


   Brian S. Nanamkin
Brian Nanamkin

Management Analyst
Started with the Indian Health Services in October of 1991, my main reasoning for coming to the Indian Health Services; is to help the community that I was raised in.  Within my 24 years with the IHS, I have worked in several departments before accepting the position that I am in now.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I have several hobbies that include puzzles, reading but my greatest hobby is hiking in the forest. Time outside is the best therapy for myself.

Loren Lewis
Loren Lewis, MD, MPH

Clinical Director
Residency trained in Family Practice and Occupational Medicine, Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and I possess a Master’s Degree in Public Health. I reside in Coulee Dam and served for 12 years in US Air Force as flight surgeon, family practitioner and occupational medicine doctor
I was the Medical Director at the Hanford Site in Richland, WA and Hill Air Force Base Occupational Medicine Programs and in a Hospital-based Occupational Medicine Program in Pocatello, Idaho.  More recently and prior to coming here, I worked in primary care in underserved rural areas in Washington and at the VA Medical Center in Spokane. I worked for a short period as a temporary doctor at the Neah Bay Indian Reservation.  Personal interests include woodworking, stained glass, and family activities.
Professional interest is to work with the service unit and dedicate myself to our objective to enhance and raise the health of American Indians on the Colville Reservation.   

Thomas Sticht

Thomas Sticht, R.PH.

Pharmacy Director
Tom grew up in Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah in 1990.  He completed an American Pharmaceutical Association ambulatory care residency in 1991.  He has been with the Indian Health Service since September of 1990, serving Native people in Arizona, Utah, and now in Washington.  He is active in his church and the Boy Scouts of America.  He enjoys spending time with his kids, the outdoors, and getting his hands dirty in his garden.

Andrea Gatlin

Andrea Gatlin, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing
Graduated from the Oklahoma Baptist University in 1996 with a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree, she has more than 20 years of time and experience as a Registered Nurse with the Indian Health Service. She served the first 14 years of her nursing career serving the Cherokee Nation at the WW. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Ok. In 2010 she transferred to the Muskogee Creek Nation Tribe and worked in their outpatient clinics as a Public Health Nurse. She has Medical Surgery, Obstetrical, Ambulatory Care and Public Health Nursing experience and has served in leadership roles in each of these areas.   She and her family are from Oklahoma and most recently have moved to the Colville Service community in October of 2015.   Her husband is also a Registered Nurse serving the Colville Service Unit.  They both count it an honor and a blessing to be able to provide health services for the CSU community.   She enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, interior decorating and spending quality time with friends and family.

Dr Roy

Dr. Roy A. Meyers, MD

Board Certified Family Practice Physician
Born in Richland, Washington; Roy enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1980-87 and served as an Electronics Technician.  He then went to the University of Colorado and earned Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology in 1990; and a Master’s Degree at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine in 1994. He completed Family Practice Residency at the Trover Clinic, Madisonville, Kentucky in 1997.  His interests include hunting, fishing, birding, gardening and lapidary.

Kathy W
Kathy Winzer

Family Nurse Practitioner
Kathy graduated in 1973 from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  In 1999, she graduated from Washington State University – Spokane with a Master’s Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner.   She began working for Indian Health Service in 1999 as well.    She resides in Grand Coulee (since 1986); is married with four children and five grandchildren.  Hobbies include sewing, yardwork and reading. 

Dr. Terry Wade, DDS

Dr. Terry Wade, DDS

Chief Dental Officer
Doctor Terry Wade received his DDS degree from University of Iowa and subsequently opened a private practice in Idaho.  He practiced there for approximately 10 years before accepting a position as Chief Dental Officer for a service unit in Montana where he served for about seven years.  Dr. Wade transferred to the Colville Service Unit in August  2016.  Prior to dental school, Dr. Wade worked at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for more than a decade in several positions.  His left his final position, Senior Scientist, to attend dental school.

Cheryl Dick
Cheryl Dick

Patient Referred Care

Darcy Epperson

Darcy Epperson

Business Office Manager
I am pleased to say that I joined the Indian Health Services team May 2000 after proudly working at the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center for 10 years. I started at IHS as the Medicaid Biller/Accounts Receivable then took on the Medicare billing/Accounts Receivable also. I missed working with our patient’s one on one so I applied for the Patient Registration/Contact Representative position but was cross trained in many other positions within IHS and currently I have taken the role as Acting Business Office Manager.

In my spare time I enjoy camping, traveling, attending my kids sporting events, watching Seahawks Football or just spending time with my family and friends.

Dennis Whiteman
Dennis Whiteman, Jr.

Facilities Manager


Omak Health Center
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday
(Except Wednesday Mornings)

 617 Benton Street, Omak, Washington 98841

Laboratory & X-Ray Services
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Main Phone: (509) 422-7416 or
Pharmacy: (509) 422-7735
Pharmacy Refill: (509) 422-7736

Ryan Buckner

Ryan Buckner

Earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Washington.  I went on to graduate cum laude with a Pharmacy Doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, which is among the top five pharmacy colleges in the nation.  He is certified in Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Immunization Delivery, Basic Life Support, and as a Treatment Specialist for Nicotine Dependence.  He is also a peer reviewer for The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.  I have enjoyed being a Clinical Pharmacist with the Colville Indian Health Clinic since 2011.

When not in the clinic, I enjoy gardening, learning about various topics or skills, volunteering as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Webmaster of a local church, and spending quality time with my wife and three young children.
Dr. Paul Phillips, DDS
Dr. Paul Phillips, DDS
Omak Dentist