Dr. Chappell is a family physician, our medical director and a Wayne County native who, in 2004, left a busy practice in Richfield, Utah to join the Wayne Community Health Center. In addition to his work at WCHC, he is on staff at Sevier Valley Medical Center where he works part time in the emergency department. Dr. Chappell is also the director for the local EMS.
Daniel is a Physician Assistant coming to Wayne County from Payson, Utah. He is married with four children. Daniel and his family love the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Daniel graduated with a Baccalaureate of Science from Brigham Young University. He received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed in the state of Utah. Daniel has received hand on medical training from rural Emergency Medicine in Arco, Idaho to the busy surgery floor at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.
Zach was born and raised in Sevier County. He attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT where he obtained his Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing. After working as a Registered Nurse for several years in a variety of settings including: Rehabilitation, Medical/Surgical, Operating Room and in an Intensive Care Unit, Zach attended A.T. Still University in Arizona. There he received advanced training and earned his Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed in the state of Utah. Zach’s special interests include Pediatric, Geriatric, Woman’s Health, Emergency Medicine, Diabetes, and Preventative Medicine.
Michael is our Mental Health provider and is a Certified EMDR therapist. EMDR is a specialized treatment for trauma, anxiety and depression. EMDR also has applications for treating chronic pain. He has been working with couples, families and teens for 30 years. His experience includes working in outpatient as well as residential settings. Mike has also been trained in the use of rehabilitation services with equine therapy and applies this area of expertise in his work with family systems. He and his wife live in Wayne County and they have five children.
Ryan received his Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Frontier Nursing University and is accredited by The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Previous to completing his Masters degree, Ryan worked as a registered nurse specializing in intensive care and orthopedics. Ryan completed the majority his clinical rotations in a rural critical access hospital and cliniclocated in Milford, Utah. Ryan moved to Escalante in 2016 with his wife and six children- three boys and three girls. He and his family enjoy spending time together in the outdoors, playing games, and working on projects. Ryan and his wife were both raised in Beaver County. They are looking forward to raising their family in the rural community of Escalante and establishing long term relationships within the community.
Sherree is a Nurse Practitioner certified in Family Practice and Gerontology. She joined the clinic staff in 2007 after with 30 years of a nursing career with experience in labor and delivery, critical care, supervisory and home health. She is a native of Escalante, having returned to the area after years of working out of state.
Tad, a native of Utah, graduated from Southern Utah University in 1994 with a Bachelor degree in Sociology and a Minor in Criminal Justice. He continued his education earning a Master’s degree from the University of Utah as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1998. Since that time he has gained experience from numerous internships which include Dixie Regional Medical Center Behavioral Medicine Unit and Division of Child and Family Services as well as becoming a Certified School Social Worker. He worked for the Juvenile Justice system as Youth Corrections Lead Counselor in Cedar City from 1993-2000. During that same time he worked with Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment program as a therapist dealing with sex offenders. Since 2000 he was the Clinical Director for a boy’s ranch treatment center and in 2012 became the Clinical Director for Garfield County Jail Drug Program in Panguitch. He, his wife Melaney, and their five kids have enjoyed living in Panguitch for the last nine years and are excited to part of Kazan Memorial Clinic in Escalante and another resource for Panguitch and Garfield County. He will be working in both Panguitch and Escalante as a counselor.