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 healthcare 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 healthcare professional and is grounded in service:  Service to our patients, service to our community, and service to the education of healthcare 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.

Emre Mauleon, APRN, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Emre Mauleón 

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.

I began my journey with DCFC during the COVID-19 pandemic as Project Manager and moved into the position of Director of Operations in 2021.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Macalester College and a Master of Public Policy degree with an emphasis in Public and Nonprofit Management from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.  My work experience includes nearly 10 years in public policy and research at the State of Minnesota. I am excited to expand my work at the clinic, continuing to focus on resource development and out-of-the-box solutions to address the needs of our community. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, 3 kids, and our 2 rescue dogs.

Kelly Kenley
Executive Director

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

I began at DCFC during my externship from Herzing in 2021 and was hired soon after. My current job title is Medical Assistant with part of my time focused on billing. The DCFC mission and vision align with my personal worldview on access to high-quality care. When I’m not working, I’m with my kids doing kid stuff; basketball, chess, golf, dance…

Amber Brockmiller

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
Front Desk

After working in retail for many years, I jumpstarted a career in healthcare by joining the front desk staff at DCFC. Outside of work, you’ll find me doing one of two things; curling up with a book and my two cats, or playing Dungeons & Dragons and generally nerding out with my friends!

Gabby Hjelmstad
Front Desk

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

Medical Assistant

I am currently in my 4th year at the University of Minnesota – TC studying Health and Wellbeing Sciences in hopes of becoming a future physician! I originally began working for DCFC last fall to assist in COVID testing at various school sites but now moved to a Medical Assistant position. DCFC has been a tremendous help to my pre-med journey and helped me expand my knowledge in all aspects of the healthcare field.

Nada Duale
Medical Assistant

I found DCFC when searching for clinical sites for my RN-BSN program. I started as a clinical student and quickly fell in love with the mission to provide quality health care for all. I am proud to now be a part of the DCFC family as a care coordinator. When not at work, I can be spotted camping along the North Shore with my husband and dog or traveling to new places. 

Paige Peterson – RN
Care Coordinator

After 15+ years of working in Retail Management it was time to move into a position that was more purposeful. DCFC’s mission and community outreach programs were exactly what I was looking for.  I am excited to be a part of this clinic and this community. When not at work you can find me outside with my Husband, our 2 kids and our dog with a coffee and book in hand!

Laura Settergren
Director of Operations

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

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
Program Coordinator

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
Program Coordinator

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and have over 10 years of experience working in the human services sector. I am excited to start my journey at Dakota Child and Family Clinic to support the needs of underserved residents and advocate for resources for grassroot communities. Outside of DCFC, I volunteer my time with community organizations whose mission and vision align with my passion to uplift and support residents.

Amirillis Vang
Program Coordinator

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
Prior Authorization and Appeals Specialist

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

I am an alumna of Saint Catherine University with a BS in Public Health concentrating in the Health Sciences. I am passionate about working with underserved communities to assist them with resources and education to improve their health. I joined DCFC because its mission and vision align with my thoughts of what healthcare should be when seeking care. Outside of work, I enjoy the outdoors, reading books, spending quality time with family, and watching Korean and Chinese dramas.

Pa Jee Vang
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 – RN, PhD
Care Coordinator