Joy is the Chief Executive Officer of Asher Community Health Center, and has worked for ACHC since 2012.
Joy has a BS degree in Business Administration, and previously served as the owner/president of her own real estate firm.
She has also served as Secretary-Treasurer of a manufacturing firm, served on the Legislative Committee for the Associated General Contracts, and served on the Board of a multi-million dollar construction firm.
Susan is the Chief Operations Officer for ACHC, and is also the head of Quality Assurance- Quality Improvement program.
Susan is an active volunteer in Fossil as an EMT-Intermediate for Fossil Ambulance, and also volunteers for Fossil Fire Department, and
Wheeler County Search & Rescue.
Teresa is ACHC's Chief Financial Officer.
She has worked for Asher since 2001. She is also the Administrator of Northeast Wheeler County Health District. Previously she was the
City Recorder/Manager for 13 years.
Teresa was also the Accounting Manager for Public Health from 2001-2019, and she's been the Accounting Manager for Asher
Home Health Services from 2016-current.
Teresa is also a Tech II Ranch Manager for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, as well as being a local rancher in Wheeler County.
Amanda, PA-C ("Physician Assistant- Certified"), has worked for the Clinic since 2013. Instrumental to many of the programs here, in October 2019 she was awarded the prestigious William H. Marquardt Community Health Access Fellowship
(to read more, click here).
PA-C Joe began working for the Clinic in 2018. Although he has enjoyed his time at ACHC and our frontier rural location, he will be relocating and taking on a new challenge. He's excited for the next chapter: expanding his horizons by working in Bend, Oregon
in the field of Urgent Care.
We wish Joe all the best in his adventures!
The lead of our medical team is Dr Edwards. He is Asher Community Health Center's Medical Director, and the PA-Cs operate under his direction and guidance.
Paul has worked for ACHC for five years as the Outreach Worker and a Referral Coordinator.
In January 2020, Paul will be retiring from his part-time position as Outreach Specialist at ACHC, and will be stepping back into a role he held previously as Veterans Services Officer for our region. We will miss him at ACHC, but we know the Veterans in our area will benefit from his experience and his knowledge.
Cassandra Bench has been training with Paul for almost a year, and she will now be filling that position part-time, and then continuing her Medical Assistant work on the alternate days.
Joan is the clinic's Community Health Worker, and staffs the Community Paramedicine-Mobile Integrated Health program. To learn more about these services, click: CHW Brochure
Joan also volunteers for Spray Ambulance and is an EMT-Intermediate, and volunteers for the Wheeler County District Attorney office as a state certified medicolegal death investigator.
Ashley Nelson joined Asher CHC in 2015, where she started as a front-desk receptionist.
She wanted to expand her education, and was given the opportunity in the Dental department.
Ashley enjoys being of service to her patients and loves working with children.
When not at work, Ashley enjoys the outdoors, gardening and working in the yard, and spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.
Medical Assistant Roger
began working at Asher CHC in 2016.
In his spare time, he also serves his community as an active volunteer
EMT and Firefighter in Condon, Oregon.
Trish, Medical Assistant,
began working for ACHC in 2018.
Trish is an AAMA certified medical assistant, who absolutely loves being involved with the patients and being an active part of their health care team. When not working loves to dive into crime mysteries and spend time watching her active children with their many involved athletic lives. Also loves the outdoors and hunting and volunteers with the Spray School Board.
Medical Assistant and Outreach Specialist Cassandra started with the Clinic in 2019.
She's a CCMA certified medical assistant, and enjoys meeting patients from all over Wheeler County and giving the best possible care.
In January 2020, Paul Conway retired from his part-time position as Outreach Specialist at ACHC. Cassandra has been training with Paul for almost a year, and she will now be filling that position part-time, and also continuing her Medical Assistant work on the alternate days. Cassandra has worked hard to gain new knowledge and is a Certified Assistor for both Oregon Health Plan and HealthCare.gov.
We are all excited to see her step into this role!
Most of Cassandra's time outside the clinic is with her 5 year old. She says, "We enjoy going on hikes and going to the movies."
Brenda Bissonnett is our
Front Desk Receptionist.
Brenda started with the clinic in 2019. She enjoys being a part of the Asher team. In her free time, she enjoys teaching Sunday school, singing and being an active part of the community.
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