At Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, we have been serving members of our community and surrounding areas as a federally qualified health center since 2006. Our rich history is marked by the following:
- A group of local churches, physicians, agencies, and businesses identified the need for medical and dental assistance
- Free clinics began in 1999
- Federal funds were received in 2005
We have been eager to provide health care services for all ever since!
What is a Community Health Center?
There are many characteristics of a Community Health Center, as outlined below.
- Not for profit corporations
- Provides comprehensive primary health care to medically underserved populations, regardless of ability to pay
- Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is another name for a Community Health Center
- Created by Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act 1963
- Federally designated and funded CHC comes in many forms. The consolidated Act of 1996 combined:
- Community Health Centers
- Migrant health programs
- Homeless health programs
- School-based health centers
Through our FQHC, we offer a number of health services for men, women, and children alike.
- Becky Schulte, Board Chair
- Dale Harlow, Vice-Chair
- Kittie Webster, Board Secretary
- David Bowser, Board Treasurer
- Shawn Roberts
- Jon Flattery
- Kenn Drummond
- Joan Peterson
- Tim Anderson
- Jennifer Crimmins
Our Core Values as Board of Directors and Staff
- We treat all individuals with compassion and dignity
- We respect patients’ rights and privacy
- We demonstrate financial responsibility
- We display professionalism at all times
- We collaborate with others
- We pursue personal and professional growth
- We embrace change for the betterment of the organization
Janet Secor, D.O.
Dr. Janet Secor graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High, received her master’s degree in Spanish at the University of Northern Iowa, and her D.O. degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. She began practice as a business partner of Sara Sutton, D.O. for six years, and then was in solo practice for five years. Dr. Secor joined Trimark Family Practice Group for around 15 years, then joined Community Health Center of Fort Dodge and retired from office practice in July of 2014. Dr. Secor still visits nursing homes, does occasional house calls, and serves as the Medical Director of CHCFD. Her hobbies include gardening, bicycling, singing, history, and camping, along with various community activities.
Lisa Chase, ARNP
Lisa Chase has been a certified family nurse practitioner with Community Health Center of Fort Dodge since 2012. She attended Graceland University and completed her clinical rotations in family practice, geriatrics, and pediatrics. Prior to completing her degree to practice, she worked as a registered nurse for several years in medical surgery, emergency department, orthopedics, and gynecology. Lisa enjoys seeing patients of all ages for health promotion, prevention, and care of acute and chronic illness. In her personal time, she enjoys traveling and family fun with her husband, Mike, and two sons, Cael and Porter.
Karli Plueger, RDH
Karli graduated from the Iowa Central Dental Hygiene program in May, 2014 and has worked as a hygienist at the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge since August of the same year. She was recently married in July, 2017. She and her husband enjoy all things active, including CrossFit, kayaking, biking, and walking their dog, Copper. Karli also enjoys supporting her husband as coach of the Webster City Lynx football team and attending Iowa games in the fall with friends and family.
Jennifer Zigrang, ARNP
Jennifer Zigrang graduated right here in Fort Dodge from ICCC with her RN in 2002. She has worked in many different specialty areas, but focused on emergency room nursing and OB/GYN. She graduated from Maryville University with her master’s degree in December 2015. She spent hundreds of hours in her clinical practicums caring for all ages of people–from newborn to the elderly, and everyone in between. She holds her advanced practice nursing degree and has board certification in family practice, which deals with all aspects of primary health care for all ages. Jennifer was born in Fort Dodge and has lived on the family acreage near Eagle Grove her whole life. She has been married for 32 years, has four children, one granddaughter, six German Shepherds, and one labradoodle, (plus one cat that lives in the bedroom for safety).
Elizabeth Stoebe, D.O.
Dr. Elizabeth Stoebe was born and raised in Fort Dodge. She attended Sacred Heart Grade School and graduated from Saint Edmond High School. Dr. Stoebe graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing from Iowa Central Community College, and she received her bachelor’s in nursing from Grandview College in Des Moines, IA. She worked as a nurse in Surgical ICU and the emergency department at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. She graduated from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Stoebe did family practice in Humboldt, Mason City, and Fort Dodge, and is board certified in family practice. She is married to Kurt Stoebe, and they have two sons, John and Michael.
Ann Feser, ARNP
Ann Feser, ARNP, joined the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge in December 2016. She graduated from Denison High School in 1993 and attended Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, graduating in 1997. Ann has worked in various fields of nursing during her career, including medical surgical, intensive care, cardiology, and emergency department. Ann completed her bachelor’s in nursing through Kaplan University. She attended the University of Cincinnati completing her master’s in nursing and nurse practitioner degree in 2012. Ann is a certified family nurse practitioner through AANP. She has worked in family practice and urgent care since starting her nurse practitioner career. Ann moved to Fort Dodge in 2007 with her husband, Jeff, and her daughters, Kaley and Taryn. In her personal time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. She welcomes patients of all ages for health promotion, prevention, and care of acute and chronic illnesses.
Deborah Price, PMHNP-BC
Deborah is a Vanderbilt University graduate with a master’s degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, board certified. She has worked in many psychiatric settings including hospitals, outpatient settings, nursing homes, and crisis units. Prior to being a nurse practitioner, she worked as an occupational therapist in physical rehabilitation and psychiatric settings. Deborah was an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and is proud to have had an opportunity to serve her country. She is originally from Tennessee, but she has lived in many areas of the country. This is her first time in Iowa. She says, “I am already impressed by the kind, hospitable reception I’ve had from everyone I’ve met. I’m looking forward to settling in Fort Dodge and getting to know more folks in the community.”
Holly McClintock, PMHNP-BC
Holly McClintock joined the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge in October 2017. She graduated from Allen College with a bachelor’s in nursing in 2009 and a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in 2012. She is board certified as a family psychiatric nurse practitioner, meaning she can treat both children and adults. She has a passion for mental health, and her work experience includes an inpatient psychiatric unit, community mental health centers, and a private practice office. She provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and brief solution-focused therapy for a wide range of mental health issues throughout the lifespan. Holly strives to listen attentively to the patient’s concerns, develop a treatment plan that best fits his/her needs, and answers any questions the patient has, all while assuring that the patient feels valued and comfortable. In her free time, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Kendra Ulicki joined Community Health Center of Fort Dodge in August of 2017 as a family nurse practitioner. She completed her bachelor’s in nursing through University of Iowa, and master’s in nursing and nurse practitioner degree with Allen College in 2013. She has enjoyed working in family practice since obtaining her degree. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Kendra worked as a critical care nurse for several years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors. Kendra works at the Dayton clinic location.
Dr. Joneson (Rick) grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He graduated from St. Albert High School and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1974. He began his professional career as a behavioral science specialist in the United States Army and spent three years providing services to military families at Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Kansas State University. He has provided psychological services for children and adults for over 30 years. He is experienced in treating many conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and posttraumatic stress disorder. He is also experienced in the provision of rehabilitative interventions for individuals who have suffered concussions as well as people who may be experiencing cognitive deterioration associated with dementia. Dr. Joneson also provides cutting edge therapies such as biofeedback and neurofeedback, as well as transcranial stimulation and photobiomodulation.
Dr. Angela McGregor
Dr. Angela McGregor graduated from University of Iowa with her doctorate of nursing degree in 2011 and her family nurse practitioner in 2004. Dr. McGregor has worked in family practice, ER, internal medicine, urgent care, and as a hospitalist. Dr. McGregor enjoys seeing patients of all ages. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter.
Kelsey Christensen, RDH
Kelsey joined the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge in February 2018. She graduated from the Iowa Central Dental Hygiene Program in May 2010. She and her husband, Adam, had their first daughter, Ivy, in July 2017. They enjoy visiting Kelsey’s parents in Montana, as well as doing anything outdoors and playing with their three dogs.
Marcela Paulino DaCosta
Dr. Marcela Paulino DaCosta is from Hampton, Iowa and the second oldest of five kids. She is the first in her family to go to college and received her Bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa! After graduating from dental school in 2016, Dr. DaCosta and her husband moved to California but definitely thought Iowa was better so they moved back two years later. In her spare time Dr. DaCosta enjoys traveling, going to the movies and cuddling her two German shorthaired pointers while reading a book (preferably Harry Potter).