Meet Our Staff

Medical Providers

Andrea Bertke, MSN, FNP-C

Ms. Bertke graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then continued her education at Walden University, where she successfully earned a Master of Science in Nursing and her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Bertke provides care for patients of all ages, and has been a Certified Nurse Practitioner at Family Health Services since 2015.

Tracy Byington, LISW-S

Tracy Byington, LISW returns to FHS December 2019. She brings over 25 years experience in a variety of community and mental health settings. Tracy graduated from BGSU with her undergrad and received her Masters of Social Work from the Ohio State University. Tracy provides a multi-dimensional approach to meet the needs of the individual. Her training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Informed, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Tracy is now seeing patients of all ages.

Christy Cox, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Christy graduated from Owens Community College with an Associates in Registered Nursing Technology. Christy went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She then successfully completed her Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatry from the Northern Kentucky University. Christy provides behavioral health diagnosis, treatment, and medication management, for adults, adolescents, and children, in our Norwalk office.

Joshua Durkalski, LISW-S

Mr. Durkalski graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Social Work. He continued his education at The University of Akron, graduating with his Master of Clinical Social Work. Mr. Durkalski is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with his Supervisor endorsement. He comes to us from the Cleveland area with six years of community mental health experience working with both children and adults.

Hannah Hansen, MSW, LSW

Ms. Hansen graduated from Cleveland State University with her Bachelor of Social Work and became a Licensed Social Worker. After practicing social work in the greater Cleveland area, she continued her education at The Ohio State University earning her Master of Social Work. She provides counseling for children and adolescents at the FHS Sandusky School Clinic.

Ginny Harvey, LISW-S

Ginny Harvey, LISW-S, works with children, families, and adults, for over 12 years in a variety of settings. She graduated from Bowling Green State University and continued her education at Ohio State University, earning a Master of Social Work. She has experience using several evidence-based treatments. She is proficient in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Structural Family Therapy and Narrative Therapy. She has helped clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, child/adolescent behavior problems, relationship problems, work stress, and other difficulties. She believes that a person’s strengths are the core to better understanding yourself and to lead a more fulfilling life.

Renee Leber, MSSA, LISW-S

Renee graduated from Defiance College and continued her education at Case Western Reserve University for her Master’s in Social Work. She has been licensed since 2007 with a focus in abuse and trauma working with all ages using evidence based practices such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with children and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) with children and adults. Ms. Leber also addresses social and family adjustments and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, and inattention. She is very passionate about empowering those around her to see their own inner strength.

Katherine Myerholtz, MSN, FNP-C

Ms. Myerholtz graduated from Malone University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She continued her education at The University of Toledo, graduating with her Master of Science in Nursing and successfully received her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Myerholtz has been a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Health Services since 2013, and provides care to patients of all ages. Additionally she serves as our Associate Medical Director.

Mary Peters, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Mary A. Peters obtained her Registered Nurse diploma from Providence Hospital, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from College of Mount Saint Joseph, a Master’s in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree through the University of Toledo, a Doctor of Nursing through the University of Toledo and Wright State University Consortium, and her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification through the University of Cincinnati. Mary looks forward to serving her patients and the community.

Jennifer Richardson, MSN, CNP

Jennifer graduated from Ohio University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then went on to further her education at University of Cincinnati where she obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner certification and Master of Science in Nursing. Jennifer joins Family Health Services and is able to provide care for patients of all ages.

Laura Spasic, MSN, CNP

Laura graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then went on to successfully receive her Master of Science in Nursing and her certification as an Adult Practitioner from The University of Akron. Laura specializes in adult medicine, and joined Family Health Services in 2017.

Julie Shedron, LISW

Julie earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology from BGSU in 2003. She then earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004, with a specialization in community mental health. She is a licensed independent social worker intensively trained in DBT – dialectical behavior therapy. DBT is a therapy focused on the development of skills to improve how you communicate, manage your emotions & stress and using mindfulness to cope with mental health and addiction symptoms. Julie strives to help adolescents and adults improve their self-worth and confidence to problem solve and achieve their life goals.

Erin Thompson, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Erin graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She receive her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from Kaplan University. Erin went on to complete her Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatry from the University of Cincinnati. Erin can treat patients of all ages and joined Family Health Services in 2020.

Residency Physicians

We participate as a clinical training site with Firelands Regional Medical Center’s graduate medical education residents.

Eric Mast, DO
Program Director

Paul Bruner, DO
Faculty

Kari Ketvertis, MD
Faculty

Matthew Braniecki, DO
Faculty

Timothy Cutler, DO

Daniel Delaney, DO

Aaron Martinez, DO

Austen Smith, DO

Emily Cox, DO

Christian Lowrie, DO

Sohail Merchant, MD

Alexandra Prosser, MD

Adam Jenkins, DO

Melissa Malek, DO

Joe Parenteau, DO

Daniel Truitt, DO

Jarrod Buchanon, DO

Nhi Nai, DO

Keval Patel, DO

Anmol Singh, DO

For more information on FRMC Medical Education Faculty, visit here.

For more information on FRMC Medical Education Residents, visit here.

Clinical Staff

Leanne B.
Medical Assistant

Kathy B.
Medical Receptionist

Bridgette D.
Medical Receptionist

Stephanie D.
Lead Medical Receptionist

Laura F.
Medical Receptionist

Jaida H.
Medical Assistant

Tiffany G.
Medical Assistant

Te’Qeira G.
LPN

Laura H.
PCMH/Chronic Care Coordinator

Rachel H.
Medical Receptionist

Jalela H.
Medical Receptionst

Lindsey H.
Medical Receptionist

Erika J.
Medical Assistant

Lisa J.
LPN

Taylr J.
Covid Receptionist

Alaina K.
Medical Assistant

Theresa K.
LPN

Heather L.
Medical Assistant

Marcia L.
BH Office Assistant

Alexis M.
Medical Assistant

Mikayla M.
Medical Assistant

Samantha P.
BH Medical Receptionist

Sheri R.
LPN

Paula S.
Medical Assistant/Covid Coordinator

Monica S.
BH Medical Receptionist

Sheila S.
LPN

Sue W.
LPN

Ciera W.
Medical Assistant

Dental Staff

Joseph Rizk, DMD – Dental Director

Dr. Rizk completed his Bachelor of Biological Sciences from Wayne State University and received his Master of Basic Medical Sciences from Wayne State University. Dr. Rizk went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry. He has over 10 years of experience performing operative, oral surgery, endodontics, removable and fixed dental procedures. He has extensive knowledge and experience of dental clinic operations, maintenance, payroll, budgeting, and recruiting. Dr. Rizk successfully provided complete direction and oversight of the entirety of Mary’s Center Dental Department in Washington D.C. Additionally, Dr. Rizk serves as FHS’ Dental Director.

Emily D.
Dental Hygienist

Vanessa D.
Dental Assistant

Kaytlyn H.
Dental Assistant

Jordynn L.
Dental Receptionist

Alexis M.
Dental Assistant

Maclynne W.
Dental Receptionist

Administrative Staff

Sarah Bankieris
Clinical Site Specialist
sarahb@familyhs.org

Mark Betzenheimer
IT Administrator
markb@familyhs.org

MarLana Binkley
Controller
marlanab@familyhs.org

Ya’Shica Brown
Outreach & Enrollment
yashicab@familyhs.org

Morgan Boswell
Human Resources Specialist
mboswell@familyhs.org

Lydia Brennan
Clinical Site Manager
lydiab@familyhs.org

Kenneth Fryson
eCW Administrator
kfryson@familyhs.org

Nicole Schafer
Executive Assistant
nicoles@familyhs.org

Alexis Wobser
Grant, Marketing & Communications Specialist
awobser@familyhs.org

Executive Officers

David P. Tatro, Sr., MBA, FABC – CEO/CFO
davidt@familyhs.org

Mr. Tatro comes to Sandusky, Ohio with 30 years’ experience in healthcare management. A native of Western Massachusetts, Mr. Tatro brings a strong background in organizational leadership, strategic planning and revenue enhancement through community partnerships. A former Chief Operations Officer for the last 10 years at Mary’s Center in Washington, D.C., Mr. Tatro grew the company from $8 million in 2009 to over $65 million in 2018. Mr. Tatro was also the founder and Chief Financial Officer for the Capital Clinical Integrated Network in Washington, D.C. which was comprised of multiple FQHC’s and Managed Care Organizations. Mr. Tatro is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA and received his MBA from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. He is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he is an active member of the Capital Chapter of the Nam Knights and a member of Freemasonry, of which both groups support veterans and philanthropically assist local communities. He and his wife Adele will be relocating to the Sandusky area. They have two adult children, Erika Rose and David Jr.

Katherine Myerholtz, MSN, FNP-C – Associate Medical Director

Ms. Myerholtz graduated from Malone University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then continued her education at The University of Toledo, graduating with her Master of Science in Nursing and successfully receiving her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Myerholtz has been a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Health Services for 4 years providing care to patients of all ages. Additionally she serves as our Associate Medical Director.