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Staff Profiles: CTWC Nurses and Practitioner

My name is Michelle My name is Rita Mercer and I am a new nurse and have two boys. Andrew is 21 years old and

Romero, LPN and I practitioner at the Chehalis Tribe Wellness very involved in Special Olympics. Matt is 19
Center. It’s exciting to be here and enjoy getting and a freshman at the University of Oregon
will be working with to know the amazing staff I work with, along where he has the opportunity to play baseball.
with the opportunity to help provide ongoing
our Diabetic Program health care to the Chehalis Tribe community. In my spare time, when the weather permits,
I play golf (a humbling activity), love to hike,
here at the Wellness A little bit about myself….I was born and raised travel, enjoy watching Andrew at his Special
in Washington State and have lived in Lacey for Olympics events, and watching Matt play
Center. You may see most of my life. I graduated from Washington baseball.
State University in Physical Education with a
my name floating love for sports that goes way back. Early on, I I look forward to being able to help provide
taught elementary school and coached. ongoing health care for the Chehalis Tribe
around as “Nancy” but community for many years to come.

since birth I have been

going by Michelle, my Michelle Romero,
middle name. LPN, Diabetes

I grew up in Ritzville, Program

Washington where

my family story is wheat farming. I am new to

Southwest Washington after living the past 14 Pursuing my passion for anything having to My name is Amanda
years outside of Boulder, Colorado. Outside of do with medicine and a zest for taking care of McCleskey, the
family and nursing, my interests are photography people, I attended Pacific Lutheran University clinic’s new nurse.
and gardening. I have spent the majority of and became a nurse. During this time, I also
my health career working with the elderly and enlisted in the Army National Guard and served I grew up in Amanda McCleskey,
hospice. However, I was fortunate to experience as a medic. Prior to coming to the Wellness Centralia, WA. I Nurse
working with internal medicine, diabetics Center, I worked currently live in
and other endocrine disorders through Kaiser for Group Health Olympia. I am
Permanente in the last year. for 18 years—many married and have
of those years as one child. I went
Feel free to stop by the Wellness Center or call an RN, then as a to WF West High
me directly at 360-709-7660 here in the office. nurse practitioner school. I graduated
My hours are 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM on Tuesday, after completing my from the Community
Wednesday and Thursday each week, but I will Master’s Degree College of the
be present for every Diabetic Wellness Check, as from WSU. Air Force with a
well as the monthly Foot Clinics.

I can assist you in scheduling these appointments, Physical Therapy Assistant Degree in 2011 and
from Centralia College with Registered Nursing
address questions or concerns about diabetes or I have been married Rita Mercer, degree in June 2015.  
Nurse Practitioner
we can just say hello. to Don for 23 years

Tribal Member Selected as GWL Pack
Member of the Month for September 2015

Cammi Wittwer, Sales and Marketing Coordinator and train others. She exhibits core values all the
for Great Wolf Lodge–Grand Mound, was selected time, has a positive attitude, and focuses on quality
as the Pack Member of the Month for September and fun for all. She is constantly helping others.
2015. Her high performance standards are seen daily by
everyone around her. When we were short-staffed,
Cammi has been with GWL since 2010, she stepped right in without being asked. For this
originally as a Server before moving to Executive reason Cammi should be Pack Member of the
Administrative Assistant and, since 2013, as the Month!
Sales and Marketing Coordinator.
Cammi is an absolute asset for the Great Wolf
The nomination for Cammi included the following: Lodge and we are fortunate to have her as part of
the Grand Mound team!

Cammi is a sincere hard worker who will do Cammi Wittwer
anything to help out her team. She is very September Pack Member of the Month
knowledgeable and uses that knowledge to lead Great Wolf Lodge-Grand Mound    Page 3
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