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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.

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    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.

Clinical Care Managers

  • C. Beth Mayer, LICSW

    I was born and raised in Spokane. As an adult I’ve lived all over Washington, but I returned to Spokane several years ago to be closer to my extended family. My parents have always been involved in their community and raised me with a strong sense of social justice. During my time as an undergraduate at the University of Washington I began volunteering at an overnight shelter program for youth who were homeless. I enjoyed working with that population and this led me to pursue a degree in social work. I then went on to get my Master’s of Social Work at Eastern Washington University. Throughout my career, I’ve worked in many different settings including community mental health and medical social work. I was drawn to the Care Manager role in the Psychiatry Residency program because it gave me a chance to combine my love of therapy with my enjoyment of working in an interdisciplinary team. I love working with a team that has such a passion for providing quality care to patients! I’ve benefited so much from the learning environment here and each year I feel even further equipped to walk alongside my patients. Outside of work I enjoy long walks, good coffee and time with friends. Getting a chance to raise my three sons in the city I grew up in has been special. I love getting to share experiences with them from my own childhood such as going to Green Bluff in the fall or attending the Lilac Parade in the spring.

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    Billie Schwable, LICW-A

    I was born in Spokane, WA to a family that loved children. I was fortunate to see other areas of the state through small town living as a youth with my siblings. I decided to become a clinical social worker later in life after experiencing medical complications with various family members. I completed 3 years of practicum with a local non-profit organization working extensively with those experiencing/having experienced homelessness. I have worked in outpatient mental health as a mental health clinician. I love Washington State and the beauty of nature that comes with it. I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my 4-legged buddies and family/friends. My intern experiences created a spark for Collaborative Care, and I am excited to be part of such an amazing program at Spokane Teaching Health Clinic where my clinical skills will be utilized.

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    Lindsey Clark, LICSW, ACM-SW

    Hello beautiful humans! I love equipping humans with the skills, tools, and self-awareness to empower themselves to overcome their challenges using a variety of evidence-based practices. Some of my favorite therapy approaches include TF-CBT, solutions focused, compassion focused, EMDR, and so many others. Personally, I have lived in the Spokane area for 11+ years. Spokane is home to me and my furry family: a Pit Bull rescue dog and two cats. Outside of my role at STHC, I love to find new coffee shops, go hiking with my dog, engage in church activities, and travel. You may see me on a plane or exploring new corners of Spokane as it continues to grow. Hablo un poquito de la español si te gustaría.