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Residents (2023-2024)

First Year Residents:

Shannon Achille, DO​Shannon Achille, DO

  • Undergraduate: University of Pittsburg
  • Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Originally from Pennsylvania, she earned her undergraduate degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. She then gained valuable experience working as a health coach and yoga instructor, which helped her establish a holistic view of wellness. Her passion for partnering with clients to achieve their goals led her to further explore how lifestyle can change medical outcomes and longevity. Throughout her training at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Achille gained a deep appreciation for the crucial role mental health plays in family medicine. Influenced by studies on adverse childhood experiences and books such as When the Body Says No, Dr. Achille has developed an understanding of the connection between the mind and overall health. She is committed to supporting individuals with behavioral health conditions, sensitivities, or marginalized identities. By fostering genuine connections with her patients, she believes health can be reimagined through nonjudgmental awareness and an ethos of compassion. Dr. Achille eagerly anticipates advocating for patients who face barriers to personalized care, including those affected by psychological challenges and chronic illness. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys engaging in gymnastic-inspired activities, running, listening to soulful music, painting, dancing, and exploring the world of nutritional gastronomy. She cherishes spending time in nature alongside her beloved greyhound, Jojo.

Zachary Condon, MD​​​Zachary Condon, MD

  • Undergraduate: Occidental College Los Angeles
  • Medical School: University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School

Dr. Condon found his path to medicine while in Paraguay with the U.S. Peace Corps. He later attended the University of Queensland and Ochsner Clinical School, spending two years in Brisbane, Australia (where he met his wife) and two years in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is particularly passionate about adolescent health, mental health, and caring for pregnant patients. However, he enjoys all aspects of family medicine, and hope his patients feel comfortable talking to him about anything on their minds. Outside of medicine he likes surfing, hiking, skiing, and aviation (He even recently got his pilot's license).

Regina Souder, DO​​​Regina Souder, DO

  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Souder was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but was raised in the suburbs about an hour outside of the city. She moved to Indiana to attend the University of Notre Dame where she majored in Biology and played on the Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee team. While earning her undergraduate degree, Regina led three service learning trips to the Appalachian region. This experience helped her form a deep appreciation for the sense of community that exists in rural areas, and sparked her interest in medicine. She later attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and fell in love with full spectrum family medicine through the course of her clinical rotations. She most enjoys forming relationships with patients and getting to know them beyond the scope of their physical care. In her free time, Regina enjoys playing ultimate frisbee with her husband, Peter, hiking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and cuddling with her cat, Mellow. She is thrilled with the opportunity to complete her residency in Washington and can't wait to explore all the wonderful outdoor activities the state has to offer.

Second Year Residents:

Samantha Brennan, DO​Samantha Sondermayer, DO

  • Undergraduate: Concordia University
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

She was born and raised in St. Cloud, MN amongst the frigid snow. Prior to medicine, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Concordia University St. Paul, spent many years caring for championship dressage horses, worked at an ophthalmology clinic, and helped grow the business of a powersports dealership. Dr. Brennan eventually ventured to the Pacific Northwest to attend medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in the small town of Lebanon, Oregon. She spends her free time by taking the dirt bikes out for weekend camping adventures, tending to her garden, and caring for her pet duck, Ducky.

Christopher Walker, DO​Christopher Walker, DO

  • Undergraduate: Lewis-Clark State College
  • Medical School: Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Born and raised in the small town of Naches Washington, he played college baseball at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho where he double majored in Exercise Science and Biology. During his time at Lewis-Clark State College he had his daughter Berkeley and his son Fletcher. His kids are his passion and in his free time you can find them riding bikes, hiking through the woods or at the beach searching through tide pools looking for hermit crabs! He is also very into slowpitch softball, crossfit, snowboarding, fishing, duck hunting and yelling at the TV when his favorite sports teams are on. He is excited to practice family medicine in a rural community and build lasting relationships with his patients.

Jordyn Wirkkala, DO​Jordyn Wirkkala, DO

  • Undergraduate: Gonzaga University
  • Medical School: Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Wirkkala was born and raised in Cathlamet, WA so Washington has always been home to her. She attended Gonzaga University for her undergraduate degree in biology and then attended medical school at PNWU in Yakima, WA, She's always had a goal of returning to Southwest WA to practice medicine! She worked for some time before going to medical school in multiple different fields. One of her most influential experiences was spending one year in Mobile, AL with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps establishing relationships within the community, advocating for social justice, and working towards compassion and fair treatment for marginalized populations living there. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening, sewing, and enjoying quality time with her husband, extended family, and golden retriever. She is always interested in a good recommendation for a book or podcast from anyone that has one!

Third Year Residents

​Jacque Gorzynski, MD

  • Undergraduate: Willamette University
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Jacque Gorzynski was born in Phoenix, Arizona but raised in the small town of Rochester, Washington. She ventured south to Salem, Oregon to earn her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Willamette University. Her educational journey then continued at The University of Washington School of Medicine. Her clinical rotations were spent in a longitudinal track within the Olympia area which solidified her desire to remain local and give back to her community. As a full-spectrum family provider, she is eager to care for the whole family but is particularly interested in women's health and helping those with addiction. She is blessed to be training as a member of such an incredible team of providers at Chehalis Family Medicine. Becoming a mother has been one of her greatest honors and joys. With the help of her loving husband, she is raising four energetic, fun children. She prioritizes fitness in the form of crossfit but also enjoys volleyball and cycling. When indoors, she is an avid puzzler and looks forward to family board game nights. Although she is in full support of modern medicine, she believes that sometimes laughter is the medicine we all need most.

​Leanna Lockett, DO

  • Undergraduate: University of Washington
  • Medical School: Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Born and raised in the outskirts of Vancouver, Washington, Dr. Lockett has always called the Pacific Northwest her home. Prior to medicine she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and spent several years working with both children and adults with disabilities as a camp counselor, teacher’s aide, and as an AmeriCorps member. It was during her time volunteering in AmeriCorps when she had the opportunity to work with people and families from all different backgrounds and learned how many felt misunderstood and underserved by the healthcare system. Through this experience she developed a passion for helping others improve skills in self-advocacy and a desire to better understand the true healthcare needs of people in her community. After rotating with the Chehalis Rural Training Program as a medical student she knew she wanted to return for her residency training in rural family medicine. She has specific interests in full-spectrum family medicine, women’s health, and preventative medicine. Leanna enjoys spending time with her husband and family walking the local farmers markets, playing board games, and searching for the next river, lake, or mountain to explore. She also enjoys playing piano, watching movies, and practicing the art of woodburning when time allows.

​Chayle Turner, MD

  • Undergraduate: Washington State University
  • Medical School: Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Chayle Turner is from Eastern Washington, born and raised in Pullman. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Washington State University. Before medical school, she taught anatomy lab courses and worked in a veterinary medicine anatomy lab. She went on to attend medical school at WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane, WA. Exposures to full spectrum family medicine in rural communities during school pushed her to pursue the specialty, where she saw meaningful patient relationships and the opportunity to address care gaps at the community level. In her free time she enjoys, getting outside with her dog, spending time with family, hiking, charcoal and graphite art.