1001 N. Sturdy Rd.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Toll Free: (888) 580-1060
After Hours: (888) 580-1060
Local Phone: (219) 462-7173
Fax: (219) 462-7504
Medical Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dental Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Jennifer Maya – Family Medicine
Site Medical Director
Jennifer M. Maya, MD, is a practicing Family Physician for HealthLinc and the Site Medical Director for our Valparaiso clinic. She graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana as Chief Resident.
Dr. Amanda Mathews – Family Medicine
Assistant Site Medical Director
Amanda Mathews, MD, pursued her undergraduate degree at Loyola University Chicago and ultimately received her Doctorate from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Later, Dr. Mathews completed her residency at Ventura Family Medicine Residency in California. She has been awarded with several distinctions throughout her educational career and she is a frequent volunteer to the community.
Arnie Lou Baker – Family Nurse Practitioner Resident
Karen Cercone – Family Nurse Practitioner
Kari Evans – Family Nurse Practitioner
Kari Evans has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Valparaiso University and is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is highly skilled and dedicated with more than 20 years of extensive nursing experience in emergency care, critical care, pediatric care and educating staff. Kari also holds an array of certifications including ENPC, TNCC, ACLS, BLS, ECRN, and CEN.
Dr. Keith Gingerich – Family Medicine
Dr. Gingerich is a Family Practice Physician in Valparaiso. He graduated from Valparaiso University and received his M.D. from Indiana School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include senior health and Medicare. He is experienced in family practice and emergency medicine. Dr. Gingerich has served as a volunteer board member for many organizations, such as the United Way of Porter County and the Christian Community Action of Porter County. He has served the Valparaiso community for over 20 years.
Eliza Henley – Family Nurse Practitioner Resident
Carolyn Horin – Family Nurse Practitioner Resident
Asha Koshy – Family Nurse Practitioner
Asha Koshy is a HealthLinc Nurse Practitioner Resident in the Valparaiso clinic. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University and obtained a Bachelor Degree from San Jose State University, where she was a Resident Advisor. Koshy is a lactation-education counselor and is passionate about pediatric medicine.
Belinda Lafferty – Family Nurse Practitioner
Shannon Markel – Certified Nurse Midwife
Shannon Markel is a Certified Nurse Mid-Wife in Valparaiso. She graduated from Indiana University and received a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has certifications in inpatient obstetrics and neonatal resuscitation.
Lisa Nelson – Family Nurse Practitioner
Lisa Nelson, FNP, RN, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at HealthLinc. She is board-certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and Basic Life Support. Lisa obtained her Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing from Purdue North Central and went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing from Purdue University Calumet shortly thereafter. While pursuing her undergraduate education, she began working at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, working first as a Clinical Associate and then moving to Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery. While working towards her Master’s degree, she was a Clinical Instructor for Purdue North Central.
Dr. Leah Osorio – Family Medicine
Leah Osorio is a Family Medicine physician at the Valparaiso Clinic. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (Summa Cum Laude with Distinction) and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Osorio did her residency at United Family Medicine in Minnesota where she was also Chief Resident. She has also completed the United Family Medicine Fourth Year of Mastery program in integrative medicine and development of group care model for diabetes management.
Lauren Reisberg – Family Nurse Practitioner
Lauren Reisberg is a Nurse Practitioner in the Valparaiso clinic. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University. She has a strong military background and is experienced in trauma care, working with patients around the world in active combat situations. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the National Navy Nurse Corps Association.
Dr. Isaac Zeckel – Chief Dental Officer
Isaac Zeckel, MS, DDS, graduated from Indiana University with a Master’s of Science in Cellular and Integrative Physiology in 2005 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2011. While attending Indiana University, he researched new methods of identifying and classifying caries and developed an electronic training program that is used to teach early caries detection for dental students. Since graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Zeckel has been caring for the oral health needs of HealthLinc patients as a full-time staff dentist. In May 2014, Dr. Zeckel accepted the Dental Director position at HealthLinc and has since been promoted to Chief Dental Officer due to the growth in his department. He strives to continue expanding and improving the dental care patients at HealthLinc receive.
Dr. Brittanie Izsak – Dentist
Dr. Dean Webb – Dentist
Dean A. Webb, DDS, is a dentist with HealthLinc. Upon completing his Bachelor’s of Science at Valparaiso University, he graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with his DDS. He worked in the Emergency Department and Oral Surgery at the University of Michigan during breaks. He also served as a Dental Anatomy Instructor, a MiDent Instructor, and with the Check-Up Clinic while at the University of Michigan.
Rosemary Kusmiz-Brunette – Dental Hygienist
Rosemary Kusmiz-Brunette is a Dental Hygienist in the Valparaiso clinic. She graduated from Indiana University, South Bend with an Associate of Science Degree. She holds a State of Indiana Dental Hygiene License, a Dental Hygiene Anesthesia Permit, and a U.S.V.I Dental Hygiene License. She regularly takes mission trips to Haiti to provide oral health care to residents.
Brenda Gavin – Dental Hygienist
Brenda Gavin is a Registered Dental Hygienist in the Valparaiso clinic. She graduated from Indiana University Northwest with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a licensed Dental Hygienist in Indiana, and a Registered Dental Hygienist in Illinois. Gavin is the recipient of the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Dental Hygiene, and a Lana Jo Podsadeck-Wild Clinical Award.
Julie Sausman – Dental Hygienist
Julie Sausman is a Licensed Dental Hygienist in the Valparaiso clinic. She is a graduate of Indiana University Northwest with an Associate in Science-Dental Hygiene with Distinction. Sausman is skilled at scaling and debridement, administering local anesthesia, diagnostic radiographs, and examination of oral cavities for irregularities.
Dr. Michael Roach – Optometrist
Michael Roach, O.D., is an Optometrist at our Valparaiso clinic. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marquette University in Milwaukee before going on to Indiana University School of Optometry. Dr. Roach has over 25 years of clinical experience in the NW Indiana area, has directed the school vision screening program for the Duneland School System for the past 15 years, and has recently completed his Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Southern Indiana.
Dr. Anand Popli – Psychiatrist
Anand Popli, MD-P, is a Psychiatrist at our Valparaiso clinic. He received his Bachelor of Science in Intermediate Science at University of Bombay, Jai Hind College. Then he went on to earn his M.B.B.S., his Master of Psychological Medicine and his M.D. in Psychiatry at
Lauren Reimink – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Lauren Reimink, graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a Masters of Social Work in 2010. Most recently, Lauren worked at Regional Mental Health Center as an Outpatient Intake Therapist. We are pleased to have her on board as one of our contracted BHS providers!
Lynn Thoma – Clinical Pharmacist
Lynn Fletcher is a Clinical Pharmacist as well as the director for the HealthLinc Pharmacy Residency Program. Lynn is a graduate of the Purdue University Pharmacy Program and is a sought after lecturer on topics involving community pharmacy and diabetes education. She is an active member of many community and professional organizations.