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Meet the 2021-2022 NP Residents





Residents 2021-2022

Patricia Greim, PMHNP-BC

Purdue University

I previously worked in Alaska Native Medical Center. Families traveled hundreds of miles to reach healthcare at the Indian Health Services (IHS) Facility. Long term, I want to become part of a team that provides comprehensive, primary care medicine, mental health, and addiction services to rural and underserved populations.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Purdue University
Riggs Residency 2021-2022

Specialty

Psychiatry

Board Certification

American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Awards and Recognition

Lafayette Daybreak Rotary Club Scholarship Award
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Theta Omicron Chapter Achievement in Nursing: Community Leadership

Languages Spoken

English

Fun Fact

I raised my family in Alaska.

Provider Statement

"I admire the commitment to an integrated service model; medicine, mental health and addiction services for comprehensive person-centered care."

Residents 2021-2022

Aaron Winters, AGPCNP-BC

Indiana University

Growing up in a very small, rural Indiana community, I have the ability to easily connect with rural and underserved populations. I have similar life experiences such as growing up with little money, working as a farm hand, having no medical insurance, and seeking medical care at community health clinics. I was fortunate to have mentors to guide and support me along my journey. My past experiences give me the compassion and desire to give back to this patient popualtion.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, IU School of Nursing at IUPUI
Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)
Riggs Residency 2021-2022

Specialty

Adult and Geriatrics

Board Certification

American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Awards and Recognition

Daisy Award for Nurses

Languages Spoken

English, Italian

Fun Fact

I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Provider Statement

“I enjoy working with the diverse and highly accomplished team of providers at Riggs and feel honored to work in such a professional and supportive environment. I believe that each person is a unique individual with real physical, mental, and social needs. As I strive to provide high quality care, it is my goal to connect with each patient and ensure that no one feels overlooked or unimportant.”

Residents 2021-2022

Kayla Fergus, CPNP-PC

University of Michigan

During my NP student clinical rotations I gained valuable insight into care coordination as well as sensitivity to the impact on health of social and cultural factors, including lack of transportation, insurance, home supplies, poor living conditions, and lack of family support. Seeing the impact of these factors first hand, both in outpatient and in the hospital, motivated me to be a provider that works to increase healthcare accesibility and affordability to these populations.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Riggs Residency 2021-2022

Specialty

Primary Care Pediatrics

Board Certification

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)

Awards and Recognition

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Languages Spoken

English

Fun Fact

I moved to Indiana this year with my husband and three-year-old German Shepherd. We previously lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan for graduate school, and are originally from Seattle, Washington.

Provider Statement

“I am looking to provide high quality care to vulnerable pediatric populations, and Riggs CHC will allow me to do this while advancing my knowledge and skills. The education and guidance of this residency will increase my confidence as a nurse practitioner and assist me in optimizing resources in underserved communities.”

Residents 2021-2022

Haileigh Krotz, AGPCNP-BC

Purdue University

I had the opportunity to work at a critical access hospital. It was through this job that I was able to truly understand the disparities rural and underserved individuals face when seeking medical care. These disparities include long distances to medical clinics, the expense of medical care, education being presented at a higher reading level than most patients can comprehend, and language barriers, among many other disparities. It was through this job that I became passionate about caring for under-served populations.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Purdue University
Riggs Residency 2021-2022

Specialty

Adult and Geriatric Primary Care

Board Certification

American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Languages Spoken

English

Fun Fact

I love traveling. I’ve had the opportunity to not only travel the United States, but have also been to Mexico and Haiti on mission trips. I’ve also been to Spain and Ireland, and hope to travel more in the future.

Provider Statement

“My favorite part about being a provider at Riggs CHC is getting to know my patients. I enjoy hearing their unique stories and concerns, as well as working with them to improve their health.”

Residents 2021-2022

Mara Humberg, CPNP-PC

Purdue University

My first clinical rotation was at an FQHC. I learned so much and grew as a student over the summer, and was exposed to NPs who were working at the top of their practice, with their own patients and autonomy. As a clinic system that serves rural and underserved populations, I was not sure what to expect, but I was very impressed with the services that FQHCs have on hand for their communities such as on-site mental health, or women's health, pharmacy, insurance navigation, etc. Outside referrals for these services can sometimes take months for patients to be seen. These are some of the reasons that I am interested in working in a FQHC, there is such a capacity to help patients on site, keeping a continuity of care.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Purdue University
Riggs Residency 2021-2022

Specialty

Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

Board Certification

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)

Awards and Recognition

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (Indiana State Chapter) Student Scholarship Award Winner, 2020
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Member - Delta Nu Chapter 2009, Delta Omicron Chapter 2021

Languages Spoken

English

Fun Fact

I also have a degree in Wildlife Biology.

Provider Statement

“I am so excited to be joining the Riggs Team in this new role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Riggs has the capacity to offer multidisciplinary services to our community, and I am looking forward to being part of this team that is focused on the health of children and families.”

Residents 2021-2022

Molly Law, FNP

Purdue University

My love of rural settings and rural people led me to my first job working as an RN at an FQHC. This further confirmed for me that within the rural, primary care settings are where my heart and goals rest. I had the privilege of working alongside intelligent and compassionate nurse practitioners providing care to rural, underserved patient populations. I quickly realized this unique population presents many complex challenges, and that barriers to care are often present. However, I loved the patients, and I loved the fulfillment I received from providing care to those who may not otherwise have it. I knew for certain I wanted to work as a NP in a similar environment.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Purdue University
Riggs Residency 2021-2022

Specialty

Family Nurse Practitioner

Board Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Awards and Recognition

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Languages Spoken

English

Fun Fact

I have the sweetest dog named Henry.

Provider Statement

“My goal as a nurse practitioner is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to patients across the lifespan and from all different backgrounds. I want each and every one of my patients to feel heard and valued. I love that the residency program at Riggs empowers me to prioritize my patients’ care, while allowing me to strengthen my skills as a provider.”