Care Team

Dakota Child and Family Clinic is a non-profit health care clinic in Burnsville, MN that serves the health needs of children and adults regardless of their ability to pay. DCFC was formed by a group of community members who were patients of the now closed Eagan Child and Family Care. In 2012, Eagan Child and Family Care was faced with some difficult options and considered closing down. The community responded in a way that the owners could not have anticipated and decided to form a Board of Directors and launch the community resource you know as Dakota Child and Family Clinic as it stands today.

The mission of the clinic is three-pronged: to serve the health needs of children and adults from Dakota County and the surrounding areas; to be a resource to the community; and to provide educational opportunities for health professionals. Care is modeled within the Nurse Practitioner framework of patient-centered, high quality, holistic, and culturally inclusive. Nurse practitioners focus on helping patients achieve optimum health, however that is defined for the individual.

Meet the team that makes it possible!

Dr. Gretchen A. Moen, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Director

Dr. Gretchen A. Moen
I am a certified primary care pediatric nurse practitioner and the founder of DCFC.  I hold a doctorate in nursing practice and believe that children and families deserve compassionate, high quality health care services regardless of their circumstances.  My interests lie in general pediatric care and pediatric behavioral health.  Each pillar of the three-pronged mission of DCFC reflects who I am as a health care professional and is grounded in service:  Service to our patients, service to our community, and service to the education of health care professionals.  At DCFC patients are first and foremost.  This is a place where I truly believe healthcare is for all and not for profit. 

Michelle S. Christian, APRN, MAN, ANP-C
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Michelle S. Christian

I am a certified adult nurse practitioner with an additional masters degree in counseling psychology as well as in nursing.  I have always been interested in mind/body connections and integrating alternative approaches with traditional ones whenever possible. I chose to be a member of the DCFC family because I get to work with like-minded people and wanted to be a part of providing quality care to all regardless of ability to pay.

Connie Gertz, FNP-C, MSN, RN Family Nurse Practitioner

Connie Gertz
I have worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a community healthcare clinic serving a marginalized patient population for the past 5 years, specializing in reproductive health, PrEP, safe sexual health and general medicine.  I have a passion for making genuine connections with my patients, providing quality healthcare grounded in harm reduction philosophy and doing my part to help reduce the stigma often present in healthcare clinics.  I am committed to my belief that each patient can have better health outcomes where there is a genuine, non-judgemental partnership with the healthcare provider.
I am so excited to join the DCFC team who shares the same belief.

Dr. Yvonne Wirsiy, AGPC NP, RN-BC, MN, PHN

Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Yvonne Wirsiy
I am an adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.  My background is primary care medicine with a focus on preventative medicine and pain management. I have worked with the Veteran population and in acute settings. I was drawn to Dakota Child  and Family out of genuine love for the community and to the fact that everybody deserves quality care regardless of their racial, economic, or sociocultural background. I am a mother of four children and love being outside and tending to my garden in the summertime.

Emre Mauleon, APRN, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Emre Mauleon

I am a pediatric nurse practitioner that will be joining the team at DCFC. I have been working as a developmental pediatrics specialty provider for the past year, specializing in ADHD, Autism, Anxiety and Behavioral Health. I am very passionate about providing care to the LGBT community, and I am looking forward to increasing my gender care practice. I am excited to join the team at DCFC because I will have the ability to provide more comprehensive health care to all of my patients, in an environment that always puts the needs of their patient’s first.

Stephanie Kimmes, APRN MSN, FNP-C, CPNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie Kimmes

As a certified nurse practitioner in pediatrics and in family practice, I have the privilege of caring for the family. Children are my first love and those with special needs my focus since 2001. In my family nurse practitioner role, I enjoy caring for people of all ages, particularly for children and adults in foster care, young adults who transition from pediatrics to family practice, and women in all stages of life. I am married to a wonderful man and have 5 awesome children, 11 to 25 years old. I love the outdoors, gardening, movies, hanging out as a family, and tending to our chickens. DCFC is a place where I feel at home. I hope you do too.

Come and see what we are all about!

Health Care for People. Not for Profit.

Miranda Noll

I chose to be a member of the DCFC family because I want to do my part to build healthier communities. The staff of DCFC put themselves on the frontline to be a part of the solution to address health care disparities and I am thrilled to be a part of their team.

Miranda Noll

Interim Chief Financial Officer

I was hired in 2008 as an intern at DCFC. I currently hold three roles: Lab Supervisor, Medical Assistant and Medical Biller. I love working for a non-profit clinic because no matter what sub-sector you work in, you have the chance to see the impact our clinic is making.


Nikki Rose

Billing/Medical Assistant

Heather Tidd

I started volunteering at DCFC over 10 years ago and have been working here for almost half that.  I do community outreach which involves getting people connected to resources and support.  I also help run our support groups and get to go out into the community to help when the need arises.

Heather Tidd

Community Relations Director & Interim Executive Director

The mission of DCFC mirrors my own personal worldview of diligently working for the betterment of the community and removing barriers within the social determinants of health.  I graduated from the U of M in 2010 with a BA in Sociology and German and later received a Masters at NMSU in Sociology. When I am not working, I am spending time with my partner, two dogs, and my four year old.

Bath-sheba Kemp

Care Coordinator/Clinical Support Lead

I sought out a position at DCFC because it a positive force in the community. I love that we prioritize the well being of our patients over their ability to pay. When I am not at work, I am spending time with my kids and husband.

Adi Ruiz
Medical Assistant

I have a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a major in Communications and a minor in Cultural Geography. I sought out a career with DCFC because of the work they are relentlessly doing in my community. I am raising a family in Burnsville and am excited to be a part of expanding resources to those who most need it.

Molly Gehrke
Receptionist

My passion for working with and helping others has driven me to work in the medical field, originally as an EMT and now as a medical assistant. The well rounded care and focus on each individual of DCFC is a mission that all healthcare should follow, and I’m thankful to be a part of that mission.

Kate Hatlevig
Medical Assistant

I joined the DCFC team because it was time! I believe in the mission and am thrilled to be on board. When I am not at the clinic, I am spending time with my family, playing soccer, and embodying a “mom-taxi.”

Angela Noonan
Office Manager

I sought out a position at DCFC because I am attending Dakota County Technical College for Medical Billing and Coding and I wanted experience in the field. I am a mother to an adorable 2 year old, Yazmin. I spend my spare time with my family enjoying good food and company.

Emma Anorve
Receptionist

Through working with one of DCFC’s community programs, I saw that DCFC provides quality care to their patients. I jumped to have the opportunity to work at a clinic that truly works for its patients. This position gives me the ability to help achieve that mission as a care coordinator and registered nurse.

Sydney Veum
Care Coordinator

I began working for Dakota Child and Family Clinic last summer assisting with the COVID Response Clinic. The mission of the clinic aligns with my personal beliefs so I transitioned into reception as an after-school job this year. I currently attend Eagan High School where I play soccer in my spare time!

Olivia Noll
Receptionist

I started working at the clinic in March as a work study RN student. I love working for the clinic because it gives me the ability to reach out to our community members while getting experience.

Aharon Harkavy
Work Study Student