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Program Staff

  • Karen Breuer

    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.

  • Chantel Blanchard

    Chantel Blanchard

    Program Assistant

    I am a Spokane local and love supporting our local restaurants. I have been working with Providence for four years and have been lucky to work with the Psychiatry Residency since Aug 2020. Education is very important to me as I have received my Business Management and Accounting Degree in 2016 and continue to further my education. I will obtain my AA Transfer Degree and pursue a BA in Psychology. Outside of work, I am by the water, at the gym, reading or painting and gardening with my daughter. I strive to live my life through experiences over possessions.

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.

  • Lisa Vanderbosch,MA

    I was born in Spokane and have lived here my whole life. I love Spokane because it is not only a beautiful place to live, it also has a wonderful family oriented atmosphere. I graduated from the Medical Assistant program at Apollo College in 2002, but have 25 + years’ experience working in the medical field, including family medicine, dermatology, neurology and now psychiatry. Patient care is my passion and I am currently working on my prerequisites so I can apply to the nursing program at Spokane Community College. I love working with patients and there is nothing better than being able to help people. Several years ago my husband was diagnosed with a rare neurologic condition. That journey is what inspired me to work in the medical field, and I have not regretted a moment of it. We were incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful caregivers, from nurses to physicians, that made such a scary time that much easier, and that is what I strive to do. In my spare time I love to craft, sew, read and spend time with my husband and the world’s cutest pug, Minion.

    Clinical Care Managers

    • Christiana "Beth" Mayer, LICSW