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Psychiatry Team

Program Staff

  • Karen Breuer

    Program Coordinator

    I was born and raised in Spokane. We lived for a time in the Seattle & Portland area, but I missed Spokane and we moved back home. I love the beauty and the four seasons here in Spokane. There is always something to do in the area. I have always liked helping people and the medical field is a great place to do that. I previously worked for Internal Medicine Residency/Spokane Teaching Health Clinic as a scheduler. I like hiking, biking, swimming and hanging out with my husband, our two sons and our friends. I was raised to have faith, work hard and treat everyone with kindness and that’s what I try to do every day.

  • Faculty

    Chantel Blanchard

    Program Assistant

    I was born in Colville, WA and raised in Spokane. I have been working with Providence for the last three years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am a student at Spokane Falls Community College studying Psychology and plan to transfer to University of Seattle to obtain a Masters in Clinical Counseling. I have a four year old daughter who has strong leadership skills. We love to paint, garden, swim, and work on her small plant business. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, running, traveling, and being outside in nature.

Clinical Staff

  • Christy Schug

    Christy Schug

    Patient Service Coordinator

    I was born in Fort Carson, Colorado Springs and raised in Spokane. I attended Whitworth University and obtained a BLS with a major in Social Work. I also have a nursing assistant certification. I have always had a heart for helping others and working in the psychiatry department enables me to work with a variety of patients. I enjoy being able to witness our patients getting the help they need. I’m interested in anything to do with social work with for the homeless, disabled or the elderly. I used to be an office manager/supervisor for an in home care agency. We cared for DDD, elderly, disabled and children with special needs. I enjoy the staff and the constant looking for a better way of helping others. I like Spokane because it is green and not too hot. Outside of work, I like to take care of my family, read, crochet, and watch movies.

  • Faculty

    Chelsea Hummel, MA

    I was born and raised in Spokane WA, I live in a small town north of Spokane. I went straight to collage after I had graduated to peruse the medical field starting as a family medicine CMA. Later on I decided to move over to the psychiatry program because of my interest in that field, I am able to get to know the patient and help care and be there. I could not be more thankful for all the learning opportunities I have been though working in different areas in the clinic. I am one to always wear my heart on my sleeve and try and do as much as I can to help and try and make a difference. On my off time I enjoy spending time with my significant other and 2 year old son, being outside and being able to enjoy all four seasons here is amazing from hiking, swimming, being on the water, to snowboarding and watching all the colors of the seasons change is one my favorite things. I have always had the heart to help and I will always strive to be the best I can be.