Archives: Bios

Unity Care NW service bios.

Laurel Berard, RDH

I joined Unity Care in 2024.

Since earning my Associates Degree in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene from Lake Washington Technical College in 2010, I have been dedicated to promoting oral health and wellness throughout Whatcom and King County. I am passionate about my job and find fulfillment in fostering relationships to empower others to lead healthier lives through oral health education.

When out of office, I love to explore the outdoors and enjoy quality time at home with my husband, kids, and lively English Springer Spaniel.

Kelsey Scoggins, SUDPT

I joined Unity Care NW in 2024.

I have a BA in Addiction Studies and Psychology from Eastern Washington University, and an MA in Advanced Addiction Therapies from Eastern Washington University.

I am certified as a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee by the Washington Department of Health.

 

Carrie Dyer, PA-C

I joined Unity Care NW in 2023.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College in Long Island, NY.

I have over 23 years experience in Family Medicine outpatient clinics.

My interests include travel, reading, puzzles, and crafts.

 

Nathan Anderson, ARNP

I joined Unity Care NW in 2023.

I have a BA in Linguistics/European Studies from Seattle Pacific University, my BSN from Regis University, and my MSN – PMHNP from the University of South Alabama.

 

Danielle Crim

Danielle joined Unity Care NW in November of 2017. She has 8 years’ experience in the field of Human Resources and is dedicated to developing and implementing HR strategies that align with UCNW’s mission and values. Originally from Whatcom County, Danielle loves the PNW and all it has to offer. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Management.

Lara Togoan, PA-C

I joined Unity Care NW in 2023.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Health Ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno. I received a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro University in Vallejo, California.

I have worked in family medicine since graduating from PA school. I love family medicine because it enables me to be a part of a patient’s health journey at so many stages of life. I provide general family practice but do have a passion for child and adolescent health, gender affirming care and chronic disease management, especially diabetes and hypertension.

It is my passionate belief that my role as a healthcare provider is to help patients achieve improved health as well as improved wellbeing. I am grateful to be a part of a community health center because I truly believe it is one of the best ways to support both individual patients and the community at large in achieving these goals.

Outside of work, I spend as much time as possible in nature and with my family. I love mountain biking, skiing, hiking, paddle boarding and kayaking.

Samantha Poss, ARNP

I joined Unity Care in 2023, and have over ten years’ experience in the mental health and counseling field.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Clemson University in South Carolina, and a Master’s of Mental Health Counseling from Boston College in Massachusetts. I received my Master’s and Doctorate in Nursing from Seattle University in Washington.

My most recent work experience was providing psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and treatment planning for adult clients for a private practice in Seattle.

Griffin Tokuhara, LMHCA

I joined Unity Care NW as a Specialty Behavioral Health Counselor in 2023.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Language and Culture, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University.

I work from the perspective that all individuals deserve to have a counselor and community that is understanding and open to all aspects of their lives.

Jeanette Dolmetsch, PA- C

I joined Unity Care in 2023.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN.

I’ve provided family medicine care at Community Health Centers in Washington, California, and Michigan. This includes caring for rural and underserved populations.  I’ve worked with substance use disorders patients for medication assisted treatment, and provided medical education to common disease states including Type 1 and 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, obesity, smoking, and COPD.

I am devoted to detailed care to better serve communities, and passionate about practicing with the highest of ethical and medical standards.

I played soccer in college and still love to play to this day. I enjoy spending time outdoors either skiing, going out on a boat, or even the simple walk. I love dogs and can’t wait to have my own soon.