Christopher Towne, Director of FQHC Operations for Northern Counties Health Care, is pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioners Elise Rozendaal NP-C and Rebecca Tatel RN APRN, and Behavioral Health Specialist Charlie Charlton LCSW to the Hardwick Area Health Center (HAHC).
After earning bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience and nursing, Rozendaal spent eight years as a critical care nurse in Shock Trauma ICU at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Her experience
in critical care, witnessing the complications of poorly controlled chronic illness, lead her to return to school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is passionate about holistic and preventative medicine and enjoys working in collaboration with patients across the lifespan. She moved to Vermont from Utah with her husband to raise their two children in the Green Mountains and enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, and trail running with their two dogs. She received a BA in Neuroscience from Bates College, a BSN from Johns Hopkins University, and a MSN from Georgetown University.
Tatel received a Bachelors of Science – Nursing from the University of Vermont and a Masters of Science – Nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. Ever since graduating from the UVM nursing school in 1995, Rebecca wanted to become a nurse practitioner and work in a community just like this. In the interim she worked at UVM inpatient units and the emergency department at Copley Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She was able to come to the Hardwick Area Health Center as a Nurse Practitioner student and is thrilled to now be working there as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Rebecca looks forward to transitioning into primary care and the opportunity to help keep people out of the emergency department and live healthy lives. Her interests include hiking, running, canoeing, traveling with her daughter, visiting with friends and family, reading, knitting, music, cooking, birds and wildlife watching. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Vermont Emergency Nurses Association. Her certifications include ACLS, Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nursing Pediatrics Course, SOLO Wilderness First Responder, and STABLE (care of the ill newborn).
Charlton received her BS in Criminal Justice from American University and earned a MA in the same field at The State University of New York at Albany. She worked in the field of corrections for approximately 17 years with a focus on the provision of treatment services as well as program planning and implementation. She moved on to become Deputy Warden of Treatment at Maine State Prison. Her tenure as a Behavioral Health Provider began in Bath, Maine and continued in Colorado Springs before joining HAHC. She loves being in the outdoors and can be found hiking, cycling, running, and gardening. She also balances outdoor passions with reading and yoga.
“We are very excited to welcome Rebecca, Elise, and Charlie to our team of outstanding healthcare providers,” said Towne. “Their knowledge and expertise will be a benefit to our patients and the greater community.”