Chris Hansen, PA, Dahl Medical Director. Chris spent 16 years in the military, ending his career as a special forces Medic. He then entered PA school with the desire to serve in rural communities. He has practiced in rural Kansas, Utah, and in native villages of Norton Sound in western Alaska.
Karen Johnston, ANP, moved here from NH and is used to lots of snow and cold! She has been in healthcare in various capacities since 1980. She has mostly been involved in rural health care and critical access facilities. Her areas of interest include family practice and emergency services. She is a strong advocate of patient involvement in their own care and decision making. She also believes in being proactive and firmly believes in preventive measures of care. Outside of work, she enjoys dog sledding, horseback riding and hiking/camping. Having arrived in April, She is thoroughly enjoying life in Alaska!
Johanna Huff, ANP, has been in nursing since graduating high school. Her practice is geared towards rural health care and its challenges as well as health education for both children and adults. Most recently, Johanna was practicing in West Virginia but has also been in Montana and other regions of Alaska. During her previous time in the Last Frontier, she fell in love with the beautiful state and all it has to offer. May 2018 Johanna joined the staff at Dahl Memorial Clinic as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Duties include family rural health care and emergent community care. 2020 marks a 30 year career in health care and her desire to help those in rural communities only increases.
John Hischer, LCSW, CDC 1, is a Licensed Clinical Social worker. His special interests are in trauma and substance abuse issues. John is certified as a chemical dependency counselor and a marriage counselor, is certified in special treatment for PTSD and other emotional trauma, and conducts court ordered Alcohol and Drug Information school. John also facilitates a variety of education programs for the school and community including Mental Health First Aid, Love and Logic parenting classes, and the Safe Bars program.
Nathan Peimann, MD, is DMC’s medical advisor. He is an emergency room physician at Bartlett Hospital in Juneau. Dr. Peimann visits Skagway quarterly to see patients and conduct chart reviews.