Clinic Staff


LaTesia Guinn – Executive Director     

LaTesia started work here at the Bethel Family Clinic on May 1, 2006. In 2003 she got her Paralegal Degree at the American Institute of Paralegal Studies, Inc. and in 2010 she received her Health Care Executive Program from UCLA/ Johnson & Johnson. She is responsible for the ongoing success of the health center. Provides vision and leadership to plan, administer, implement, direct, and monitor all aspects of the organization in accordance with Board-developed policies, strategic goals, and objectives. Monitors national, state, and local political environment. Establishes and maintains strategic relationships. Assures adherence to all regulatory, funding, and operating requirements for the establishment and continued accreditation as a Health Center Program Grantee FQHC. Assures all operations are financially viable, consistent with mission, strategic plan, applicable laws and regulations, and principles of professional and business ethics. Acts as non-voting, ex-officio member of the health center Board of Directors; accountable to Board. Supervises upper-level health center leadership.

Allen Freudenthal

Allen Freudenthal MD – Medical Director

Medical Providers:


Evelyn James, PA

Evelyn has been with the Bethel Family Clinic as a Physician Assistant since July 2015. She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelors Degree of Health Sciences and from the University of Washington Medical School Physician Assistant program. She enjoys village travel for sports and preschool physicals.

Nadege Nerette, PA


Behavior Health Providers:


Joan Dewey LCSW

With the growing need here at BFC for behavior health services, Joan joined the staff on a full time basis in December of 2015. She holds dual roles as a Behavior Health Clinician and a Behavior Health Consultant to the medical staff. She holds dual degrees in social work obtaining both her Bachelors Degree of Social Work in 1996 and Masters Degree of Social Work in 1997 at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Joan has traveled extensively throughout the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Region of Alaska since 1997 during which time she developed her appreciation and regard for the Yup’ik traditional way of living having worked with tribal, state and non-profit organizations to promote family and community health.

Medical Staff:


Roy Alexie Jr, MA

Roy attended the University of Alaska Anchorage Licensed Practical Nurse program that was offered here at KUC in 2003. He has been working here at the Bethel Family Clinic since June 2013 as a Certified Medical Assistant.

Sharon Kanuk, MA


Office staff:


Jehona Kadriu, Finance Manager

Jehona has been with the Bethel Family Clinic since January 2011, she started as an Accountant/ Billing Specialist and eventually moved to the Finance Director’s Position. Jehona attended Stafford-shire University in Stroke-On-Trent of which in 2012 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Management. She is responsible for the management of financial health here at BFC. Such as providing and and interpenetrating financial information, managing the company’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems, liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out, monitor and control the flow of cash and disbursements, State and federal tax filling, holding finance committee meetings for a better financial oversight of the organization, holding security meetings with Security Officers. In addition, I hold responsibility for all duties that would relate financially for this organization.


Kyle McGrath, Operations Director

Kyle started at BFC in the Fall of 2013 as a front desk staff for village travel, then was later asked to stay on full time as a billing specialist. Kyle was a billing specialist for about a year before moving into his current position as Director of Operations. In his current position, he oversee’s the everyday operations of the clinic, helps with grant writing, attesting to various reporting agencies such as NCQA and CMS Meaningful Use, oversee’s various projects that are being done around the clinic both construction and operation workflow, helps with IT solutions and our Electronic Medical Records system. Kyle has a B.B.A with a focus in Finance and Organizational Management from the University of Minnesota Duluth,  certified in 3 areas of Drug Testing: Urine, Breath, and Hair. He is also a Nextgen Certified Professional in both Practice Management and Electronic Health Records. Kyle also has a certificate of completion from the Alaska Primary Care Association’s Quality Improvement Academy.

Louise Carrol, Receptionist

This is Louise Carroll, she is Athabascan from Fort Yukon. She graduated from the Fort Yukon high school and moved to Bethel in 1998. Since then Louise has met a lot of wonderful people. She loves sewing beads and enjoy’s every minute that she gets to interact with her children. Louise started working here at the Bethel Family clinic on February 20,2017, she enjoy’s working with her co-workers and enjoy the calm and quiet atmosphere here at BFC.

Kayla Rousey, Receptionist

Kayla has been employed with Bethel Family Clinic since February 2017. Before working at the clinic, Kayla worked as an Admissions Clerk for the Registration Department at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation from April 2012 until April 2014. She enjoys working in administration and her goal is to one day work in the Office Management field.


Board of Directors
Don Black –President,
Perry Barr-Vice President,
Jon Cochrane-Treasurer,
Sue Trantham-Secretary

Board Members: Joel Bowels, Amanda Cheif, Francine Chiklak, Delbert Egoak, Eileen Hendrickson, Ana Patricia Jones, Mike Riley, Dean Swope, Katie Krings,  and Susan Taylor.



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