Our VOLUNTEERS are the BEST! Physicians, Dentists, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists, Lab Techs, Educators, Dieticians, Receptionists, Schedulers, Medical Records Experts, Coders, Secretaries, Volunteer Coordinators, Board members, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Administrative Assistants, Contractors, Information Technologists, Housekeepers, Building Managers, Mail Signatories, Accountants, Creative Event Planners, all help to allow the clinic provide services to those in need.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Anne completed her undergraduate degree in Dietetics in Amsterdam. She then moved to southern California, where she continued her education with a Masters and then a Doctorate in Public Health degree, with an emphasis in Preventive Care. After several years of working at a Lipid Clinic for a Cardiology Group, she became a “stay-at-home” mom with her two children. When they left home for college, Anne became the dietitian for Battle Ground HealthCare. She is actively involved in her church as an elder and worship leader. In her free time, she travels to her homeland, loves to play golf and ride a tandem bicycle with her husband.
William Pritchard, DDS, MS
Dr. Pritchard was born to missionary parents, Fred and Dorothy Pritchard, in the South American country of Brazil. The older Pritchard’s operated a medical mission boat on both the Amazon and Paranieba Rivers in Northern Brazil. Staying in the tradition of a medical-health oriented family, Bill’s two older brothers are a hospital and a nursing home administrator, Bill received a degree in Biology, a Dental Surgery degree and a Masters degree in Orthodontics from Loma Linda University.
Bill has been married to his wife, Chelle, for over 40 years. Bill met Chelle at the Loma Linda University where she earned her degree in Nursing. Bill and Chelle have 2 children. Tyler, the oldest took over Dr. Bill’s orthodontic practice in Battle Ground, WA in 2010. Tyler and his wife, Haley, have 2 young sons, who are doted on by Bill and Chelle. Their daughter, Allyson, is a free-lance writer living in Atsugi, Japan where her husband, Cary, flies helicopters for the US Navy.
Jens serves BGHC as the medical director and medical provider. As medical director, he coordinates efforts with our Executive Director to continue the process of adjusting and improving the care we provide. As a medical provider, he has the opportunity to listen to our clients and help identify how we can best be of service to them.
Outside of BGHC, Jens works as a part time internal medicine primary care provider at the Vancouver Clinic and part time stay at home Dad for his children Ben, age 8, and Emma, age 6. He and his wife are blessed to be able to each have a front row seat to watching the children grow and learn. We are active through the Battle Ground Methodist Church. In free time, we enjoy the Northwest beauty from beach to mountains, family time, and gardening.
Ruthie Gohl is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia Union College and a Master’s of Nursing Degree from University of Portland, Portland Oregon. Ruthie has had a broad range of nursing experience’s ranging from direct patient care, to house supervision, to management and eventually director duties over the last 40 years. At the end of 2008, Ruthie choose to retire from hospital service, and became involved in the organization of a free chronic care medical clinic, in Battle Ground Washington. The clinic opened in 2011, and provides on-going care for now almost 500 patients and is staffed by over 70 volunteers. Over the last year, dental services have been added. The clinic also began in early 2014, 8 week classes of support for patients with chronic pain as a result of their chonic medical conditions. The classes offer physical, occupational, nutritional, and mental health therapies, to help these patients be able to be more active in their lifestyles. In addition, since 2009, Ruthie teaches clinical mental health nursing for the Bachelor of Nursing Degree at Walla Walla University, Portland Campus. Ruthie and her husband Daryl live in Woodland WA where they have raised show quality Huacaya Alpacas for over 15 years. Ruthie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori is the Dental Clinic Coordinator and excels at knowing what the needs and flow of the dental clinic are. She comes from a background of working in a dental office where she handled the front office reception area as well as restocking, sterilizing instruments, dental assisting, and taking X-rays. She took time off to be a stay at home Mom to her 2 children. Now that the children are doing well in school the Lord has led her to spend some of her time and energy serving others through our dental clinic. Her hobbies include photography, crafting, knitting, and spending time with her family. Lori, her husband, Don, and children are active in the Meadow Glade Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Dr. Hokett is a 1983 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School at San Antonio where he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Hokett completed a one-year general practice residency in 1983 and his periodontics residency in 1991; both while serving in the United States Army. He is a 1994 Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He served as the assistant director and director of the U.S. Army Periodontics Residency at Fort Gordon, Georgia from 1997-2003 whereupon he retired from the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He earned a Masters of Clinical Research degree from the Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in 2009.
Dr. Hokett is currently an assistant professor at the Post-Graduate Residency in Periodontics in the Department of Periodontology at the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where he helps to train periodontal residents in surgery and with their research projects. Dr. Hokett is the author or co-author of 22 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has served annually as an examiner since 2012 for the American Board of Periodontology. Away from the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage son, as well as visits from his married children, another son and daughter. Other interests include hiking running, and mountain climbing.
Peter served 2 years active duty in the army and 2 years in the reserves. Peter graduated with a degree in Engineering Technology from the California State Polytechnic University and went to work for Hughes Aircraft in Los Angeles after graduation. Following that he went to work for a company out of Salem Oregon before moving to the Battle Ground area in 1996. He was the construction superintendent for the 1st phase of Glenn Wood Place behind the Vancouver Mall and finished the Ashley Inn which is attached to The Hampton Memory Care Community. Peter and his wife have one daughter who went to school in the area, graduated from Walla Walla University, and recently married. His wife is an RN who works at the VA Vancouver Campus. Peter is on the Battle Ground Health Care clinic board and serves the clinic as the Community Adisor and Development Leader.
Sue completed her nursing degree from the OHSU School of Nursing in 1975 and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management in 2001 from the University of Phoenix. Sue’s background includes more than three decades of focus in pediatric well child, women’s health, community education, occupational health services, management, faith community nursing, community outreach and collaboration.
Since leaving hospital management in January 2012 Sue has been furthering her work and service in Faith Community Nursing and community outreach. Also working in positions of interim executive director for non-profit organizations and serving on the Board of Directors for Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Northwest (FCN/HMNW), Board of Trustees for Vancouver Church of God, Lead Educator for FCN/HMNW and Coordinator for Faith Community Nurses in Clark County. In 2013 she joined Battle Ground Health Care as Deputy Executive Director.
Sue and her husband Lloyd enjoy outdoor activities for all seasons, including snow and water skiing, biking, hiking and swimming. They have four adult children and two grandchildren. Sue personally enjoys cooking and entertaining.
Sue is dedicated and passionate about working with individuals and groups of people in facilitating a positive environment through teamwork and collaboration. She strives to assist individuals and organizations in developing a healthy lifestyle through wholist healthcare which focuses on mind, body, and spirit. Healthy people equate to a healthy communities.
Sue has a strong commitment to community and a history of service and dedication to the vision of building a healthier community.