Medical Providers

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.

Tammy Webb, PA, has practiced in a variety of settings from urban emergency rooms to rural community health centers to private practice. "I believe the most important thing about practicing medicine is listening to patients and I'm committed to patient centered care."

Brenda Mercer, ANP recently relocated to Alaska from Kansas. She has experience providing quality primary care and emergency services to patients of all ages. It is important to her to promote wellness and disease prevention in our community while showing respect, kindness, and consideration for her patients and coworkers.

Sheila Maher, PA will be practicing at the clinic throughout the summer. Sheila has been practicing in Washington state most recently. In addition to her years as a Physician's Assistant, Sheila has also worked as a firefighter, EMT, hospice worker, and medical mission volunteer.

John Hischer, LCSW, CDC 1, is a Licensed Clinical Social worker.  His special interests are in trauma and substance abuse issues.


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.



Other medical staff

Evie Helmer Dispensary Technician

Evie Helmer
Dispensary Technician


Administrative and Reception Staff

Shelly O'Boyle Executive Director

Shelly O'Boyle
Executive Director


Medical Assistants

Ashley "Georgia" Cochran




Haylie Whitaker

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Pam Joy

Summer Seasonal Staff

Amy Coughran, Registered Nurse

Amy Coughran, Registered Nurse

Shauna Thomas, Registered Nurse

Shauna Thomas, Registered Nurse

Estelita Fielding Administrative Manager

Estelita Fielding
Administrative Manager

Jodie Brown Administrative Assistant

Jodie Brown
Administrative Assistant

Brian Jones Health IT Specialist

Brian Jones
Health IT Specialist

Philipp Wagner Medical Account Analyst

Philipp Wagner
Medical Account Analyst

Valerie Zimbrich Receptionist

Valerie Zimbrich

John Sullivan Accounts & Benefits Specialist

John Sullivan
Accounts & Benefits Specialist