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.

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 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.

Betsy Madden, APRN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Betsy Madden

I am a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with my initial training taking place at DCFC.  Since that time I have worked in Pediatric Neurology and the past 6years have been in Primary Care.  I am so excited to be back to DCFC as it embodies how I feel healthcare should be; nonjudgmental care for people and not for profit.  My goal as a provider is to help patients and their families be their best self, knowing that getting there looks different for everyone.   I also believe there is a place for functional and western medicine to work together to get there.  Having previously worked in Neurology I do have a special interest in headaches, but overall love the wide variety that Pediatric Primary Care Provides.  Outside of work I enjoy trying to keep up with my two kids and husband.  We enjoy dance parties in our living room, getting outside and watching Marquette Basketball.

Come and see what we are all about!

Health Care for People. Not for Profit.

Katee Wutt

I joined DCFC in 2022 because I believe in their mission, love being part of the community changing work they are doing, and want to show my three children that a mom can be ALL the things.  I am thrilled to bring the financial management tools I’ve collected working in the non-profit sector to this awesome team of frontline workers.

Katee Wutt

Director of Finance

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

 

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 am currently in school for my BSN-RN. I graduated from the U of M 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, three dogs, and our child.

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

My work at DCFC found me when I asked the clinic to partner with a friend and I on a COVID vaccination clinic for kids. The collaboration became a permanent position managing their COVID testing and vaccination programs.  Once we move past this pandemic I am looking forward to developing other public health programs for the clinic.  I have a Masters Degree in Public and Nonprofit Management.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, 3 kids and our 2 rescue dogs.

Kelly Kenley
Projects Manager

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

My academic achievements, employment history, and life choices reflect my passion for the applied human sciences. I graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a B.A.S in Exercise Science, and completed post-baccalaureate coursework at the Northwestern Health Sciences University. I am a prospective physician assistant student, and after graduation hope to work in either family practice, dermatology, or orthopedics. DCFC’s mission of providing holistic, compassionate, and culturally inclusive care to patients regardless of their ability to pay is something that pulled me towards this clinic from the beginning – and I am thrilled that I am able to be a part of this endeavor. When I am not working as a medical assistant, I enjoy camping, kayaking, and bartending.

Libby Seger
Medical Assistant

I began my journey with DCFC with COVID vaccine clinics early in the pandemic. I was impressed with the mission of DCFC and dedication to providing healthcare to everyone regardless of ability to pay, and later moved over to care coordination. I’m a registered nurse and a member of the Dakota County Medical Reserve Corp.  I am impressed with the DCFC staff with their commitment to caring for patients and with the team collaboration.

Jane Koenig
Care Coordinator

In 2021, I began working at DCFC as a student. I have gained so much hands-on experience and value the education I received working as a medical assistant. If you want to know the way to my heart, bring me a Capri Sun!

Vanessa Sanchez
Medical Assistant

Heather Tidd

I have been with DCFC over 10 years; first as a volunteer, then as the Community Outreach Manager and now as Executive Director. I live in the community and am a parent to children with disabilities, DCFC has been a lifeline for my family and I know it has for many others as well. I’m proud of the tireless work the clinic does to support all our community members and the passion all the DCFC staff has to make sure everyone has the opportunity to receive quality health care.

Heather Tidd

Executive Director

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
Community Outreach Manager & 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 was hired on with the COVID response team in 2021 as the School Testing Manager. I pivoted my role as school testing lightened, to include various administrative assignments with Dakota Child and Family Clinic. I strongly believe in the mission of healthcare for people, not for profit, and am happy to be a part of this movement.

Elliott Quast
Administrative Support

I began working for DCFC in the fall as a part-time receptionist after school. I am interested in the medical field and was just accepted to nursing school at St. Olaf and the University of Minnesota…which should I choose?

Kiersten Lee
Receptionist

I am a graduate of the Medical Administrative Specialist Program at DCTC. I am a service-oriented individual, and after looking at the mission statement of Dakota Child and Family Clinic, I realized that this was right up my alley! When I am not working, I am a card-carrying clown, and can be seen in many local parades and charity events.

Annette Keenan
Receptionist

I started working with DCFC on the COVID response team in January of 2022. I have recently moved into an MA position, as I am finishing my certification for Medical Assistant. I love that Dakota Child and Family Clinic is a welcoming place for everyone!

Emily Wilson
Medical Assistant

I found DCFC in 2019 while looking for a way to use my nursing background to better help with COVID Care. I am now on the care coordination team at Dakota Child and Family Clinic, and love the staff and mission! I enjoy the opportunity to link the clinic and providers with patients and families to help coordinate their care.

Jill Klinger
Care Coordinator

I began working for DCFC in October of 2021 with the COVID response team. I had previously been a PCA and was looking for something different. When the reception position opened up, I jumped at the chance to continue working with DCFC.

Amanda Zellmer
Receptionist