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Fort Dodge 515-576-6500
Mason City 641-450-0601
Dayton 515-547-2974
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History

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At Community Health Center of Fort Dodge with locations in Fort Dodge, Mason City and Dayton 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 in Fort Dodge
  • Federal funds were received in 2005
  • Fort Dodge has serving members of our community and surrounding areas as a federally qualified health center since 2006.
  • 2014 we began providing medical services in Dayton, IA
  • 2018 we opened our Mason City location offering medical, dental and behavioral health services

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
    • Look-alikes

Through our FQHC, we offer a number of health services for men, women, and children alike.

Board Members

  • 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
  • Kati Swanson

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

Staff

Medical Providers

Elizabeth Stoebe, D.O
Medical Director
Fort Dodge, Mason City, Dayton

Elizabeth Stoebe

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. Dr. Stoebe serves as the medical director of CHCFD. She is married to Kurt Stoebe, and they have two sons, John and Michael.

Janet Secor, D.O.
Fort Dodge

Janet Secor

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 and does occasional house calls. Her hobbies include gardening, bicycling, singing, history, and camping, along with various community activities.

Lisa Chase, ARNP

Lisa Chase

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.

Ann Feser, ARNP
Fort Dodge

Ann Feser

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.

Jennifer Pudenz, ARNP
Fort Dodge/Dayton

Jennifer Pudenz, ARNP

Jennifer Pudenz, ARNP joined Community Health Center-Fort Dodge in January 2021. She received her nursing degree from Trinity College of Nursing, Moline, IL in 2000. Over the years she has worked in a variety of clinic settings including: medical/surgical intensive care, neonatal intensive care and newborn nursery. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Clarkson College Omaha, NE in 2012 and is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. As a nurse practitioner she has worked mainly in family practice setting caring for patients of all ages, as well as urgent care. She has also worked as a massage therapist.

She is married and has four children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Tayler Rasch, ARNP
Fort Dodge

Tayler Rasch, ARNP

Tayler Rasch is a certified family nurse practitioner with Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, joining the team in November 2022. Tayler is a Fort Dodge area native having been born and raised in Manson, Iowa. She attended Iowa Central Community College where she received her associates degree before attending Chamberlain University to complete her BSN and FNP. Prior to completing her degree to practice, she worked as a primary care nurse and taught Health Science for Fort Dodge Senior High School. She was also an educator with Iowa Central Community College where she taught Certified Nursing Assistants as well as clinical instruction. Tayler enjoys seeing patients of all ages for health promotion, prevention, and care of acute and chronic illness. In her free time, she enjoys simply spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband Landon share three children.

Jennifer Zigrang, ARNP
Fort Dodge

Jennifer Zigrang

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 since 1985, has two granddaughters, five German Shepherds, and one labradoodle, (plus one cat that lives in the bedroom for safety).

Dental Providers

Marcela Paulino DaCosta, DDS
Fort Dodge

Marcela

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).

Steven Schumacher, DDS
Fort Dodge

Steven Schumacher

Dr. Steven Schumacher joined Community Health Center of Fort Dodge in 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado, Boulder and master’s degree from Regis University. Dr Schumacher attended Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his girlfriend and two beagles.

Kelsey Christensen, RDH
Fort Dodge

Kelsey

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.

Mary Larrabee, RDH
Fort Dodge

Katelynn Lang

Mary joined the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge in May 2022. Mary graduated from Iowa Central Community College Dental Hygiene Program in May 2018. Mary grew up in Humboldt, IA where she met her high school sweetheart and now husband Jeremiah. They have four fur-children. Three cats named Pete, Zeke, and Minnie and one dog named Remy. Mary enjoys skiing, painting, watching cooking shows, fishing, shopping, history, and having board game nights with family and friends.

Marissa Merrill, RDH
Mason City

Marissa

Marissa has been with Community Health Center of Mason City since opening. She graduated from Newman Catholic and from there moved to Minnesota to study Dental Hygiene. She graduated from Normandale Community College with her degree in Dental Hygiene. She practiced for 4 years in Minnesota before deciding to move home to Mason City. She and her husband, Eric, have two girls; Grace, who was born February 2016, and Leona, born August 2018. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her girls grow! She also likes to shop, camping, and taking their yearly family vacation. It is the goal to get the girls to all 50 states before they are 18!

Dr. Zachary Lindquist, D.D.S.
Mason City

Marcela

Dr. Zach joined the dental team at Community Health Center of Mason City in 2022. He will see patients of any age and will perform all general dental services such as fillings, dentures, extractions, selective root canals, etc. He is a North Iowa native who calls Clear Lake his hometown. He attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate degrees as well as dental school. After school he moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked at a private office for 5 years before returning home to North Iowa. Dr. Zach and his girlfriend have two dogs, an Olde English bulldog named Coco and an Italian Mastiff named Murphy. He likes to spend the summer boating on Clear Lake and taking his dogs for hikes. In the winter he enjoys skiing.

Behavioral Health Providers

Roxanne Fevold, LMHC, CADC
Fort Dodge Behavioral Health Director

Roxanne Fevold

Roxanne joined Community Health Center of Fort Dodge in December 2018 as a mental health therapist. Roxanne completed her Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education with psychology and music minors through Concordia University St. Paul. She then moved to Iowa and started working on a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She is licensed as a mental health counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor. She has had various experiences including milieu treatment for children with severe behavioral challenges and attachment disorders, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, community outreach, and community mental health. Roxanne enjoys working with clients of all ages, empowering them to achieve their goals. She has experience with LGBTQ +, dual-diagnosis, pregnancy/post-partum, children, adolescents, early and middle adult, and geriatric. She is trained in Alcohol and Drug Specific therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with attachment focus (Iowa – PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and various play therapy techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and music.

Brittany Allen, LMSW
Fort Dodge and Mason City

Dr. Joneson

Brittany joined Community Health Center in May of 2022. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) in 2020 from Briar Cliff University and a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) with a focus in Mental Health and Trauma in 2022 from the University of Denver. She completed her internship with Community Health Center in 2021. Brittany is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Brittany is passionate about supporting clients as they navigate life transitions, experiences of trauma, difficult family relationships and depression or anxiety. She works with a trauma-informed lens and strengths-based approach. Brittany focuses on building a genuine relationship with patients and provides a sense of safety, warmth and humor in sessions. Brittany works with individuals 8 and up, she has experience in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She previously was a victim advocate and continues to provide advocacy services within the U.S. Military. Brittany has served in the U.S. Army for the past 11 years and continues to serve, she has a strong passion for working with Veterans and Service Members. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors and traveling.

Brian Ayersmann, Mason City

Brian Ayersmann

Brian Ayersman earned his associate degree in nursing from Mercy College of Health Sciences, his bachelor’s degree from Chamberlain college and his master’s degree from Walden University where he graduated with a specialty in psychiatry (PMHNP). Prior to earning his degree to practice he worked as a psychiatric nurse at the VA of Central Iowa for nine years. Brian has been a resident of Iowa his entire life. In his free time he enjoys golfing, listening to live music and attending sporting events.

Angela Crosby, LMHC
Fort Dodge

Angela Crosby, LMHC

Angela Crosby joined Community Health Center in Fort Dodge in August of 2022 as a mental health therapist. Angela graduated with her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2015 from Walden University. She has worked in many diverse settings, including residential homes, domestic violence and youth shelters, behavioral health urgent care, and community mental health. Angela is trained in dialectical behavioral therapy and approaches therapy from a non-judgmental, trauma-focused, eclectic place. In her free time, Angela enjoys family time, genealogy, competing in fast fiction contests, and long road trips.

Bonni Herpst
LISW

Bonni Herpst

Bonni joined Community Health Center in October 2020. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Work (BSW) and Certification in Gerontology in 1994 from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) in 1999 from the University of Iowa, and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Studies (MAHHS) in 2011 from St. Catherine University in Minneapolis. She has worked with diverse clients in a variety of settings, including hospital, housing, group home, case management, home and community-based mental health services, and community mental health centers. She takes a holistic, client-centered approach to emotional health and wellness and has a special interest in working with trauma and mindfulness practice. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Lifespan Integration Therapies.

Holly McClintock, PMHNP-BC
Fort Dodge

Holly McClintock

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 three children.

Angela McGregor, DNP, PMHNP-C, ARNP FNP-C
Fort Dodge

Dr. Angela McGregor

Dr. McGregor recently completed her degree and certification in Psych. She is now primarily in the Behavioral Health Department. Dr. McGregor has been treating some psych for over 17 years. Dr. McGregor is dual certified in family practice and psych.

Dr. Angela McGregor graduated from University of Iowa with her Doctor 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.

Eileen Meier, PMHNP
Fort Dodge

Eileen Meier

Eileen Meier is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and an attorney. She has a certificate in traumatic stress studies from the Trauma Center in Massachusetts. She also was a prior sexual assault forensic nurse examiner for adults and children. Eileen graduated from the University of Iowa with a BSN; Johns Hopkins University with a Master in Public Health; University of Maryland with a Master in Science; and American University with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. She has teaching experience in health care policy and international human rights, and was a former federal lobbyist in Washington, D.C for national health care groups. Eileen has worked in the U.S. and abroad on domestic violence issues in Bosnia, Nepal and Iraq, with children in the former Yugoslavia after the Balkan wars, and in various post-conflict countries. Eileen has experience treating patients age 6-90 with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, children in foster care and individuals with prior sexual and domestic abuse. She is particularly interested in post-traumatic stress disorder in adolescents and adults and foster children. She hopes to develop a program in the local area for equine-facilitated psychotherapy for veterans and adolescents, and owns seven horses.

Kirsten Olson, LISW
Fort Dodge

Kirsten Olson

Kirsten Olson joined Community Health Center of Fort Dodge in January 2019 as a mental health therapist. Kirsten grew up in Gowrie, IA and graduated from Prairie Valley. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Simpson College in sociology and criminal justice and master’s degree at St. Ambrose University in social work. She has worked in a variety of settings including residential care, hospice, outpatient mental health, behavioral intervention services, domestic violence shelters, and youth shelters. Kirsten enjoys working with clients focusing on empowering them to make change of all ages. She has experience working with a variety of struggles in children, adolescents, early and middle adulthood, geriatric, family, marriage, and LGBTQ+. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, sand tray play therapy, parent-child interaction therapy with attachment, aggression replacement training, and a variety of play therapy techniques. Kirsten enjoys spending time with family, reading, playing games, and everything Disney and Harry Potter.

Deborah Price, PMHNP, FNP, OTR/L
Mason City

Deborah Price

Deborah Price joined the staff of Community Health Center of Mason City in 2019. Deborah began her career as an Occupational Therapist with a focus on upper extremity rehab. She was commissioned as an active duty officer with the rank of Captain in the US Army Medical Corp at Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis, Washington. Following her military discharge with commendation she attended Vanderbilt University. She graduated from Vanderbilt as a nurse practitioner with a specialty in psychiatry. Deborah later completed a certification in Family Practice through Allen College in Waterloo, IA. She has experience in multiple areas of healthcare including a year of training in consultation-liaison psychiatry while working in adult and geriatric psychiatry for a Mayo Clinic satellite hospital. She is a transplant to Iowa being originally from Tennessee. She loves living in Iowa and especially appreciates “Iowa niceness”.

Courtney Underwood, tLMHC
Fort Dodge

Deborah Price

Courtney was born and raised in Iowa, where she grew up in Manson and moved to Fort Dodge as a teen. Courtney graduated in February 2021 with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working in substance abuse for teens and adults and children and adult mental health. Courtney is engaged to be married with six children and three grandchildren.

Community Health Center
Of Fort Dodge
126 N 10th St.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-6500
Community Health Center
Of Mason City
404 North Federal Ave.
Mason City IA 50401
641-450-0601
Community Health Center
Of Dayton
24 S Main St
Dayton, IA 50530
515-547-2974