Meet Our Team

SVT Health & Wellness believes in building relationships with our patient/partners. That’s why we’ve assembled one of the finest medical teams in all of Alaska for comprehensive primary care, complete general dentistry and naturopathic wellness.

Whether you’re seeking a dentist or massage in Homer AK, a back-to-school physical in Anchor Point or acupuncture in Seldovia—we’ve got the right providers for you.

  • Dr. Carey Gear
    Dr. Carey GearMedical Director
    Dr. Gear is a Family Physician committed to an integrated approach to health care, with more than 28 years of experience. He received his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. He provides services at all three SVT Health & Wellness health centers, plus...
  • Christine Brubaker
    Christine BrubakerFamily Nurse Practitioner
    A Family Nurse Practitioner with a degree in community health from Brown University and a Masters in Nursing from Yale, Christine has found a home at SVT Health and Wellness. She has been in the medical field since 2005 and enjoys practicing medicine that focuses...
  • Melissa Bunker
    Melissa BunkerFamily Nurse Practitioner
    Melissa has been in nursing for more than 20 years, with most of this time practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She graduated from Baylor University with her BSN and then MSN, specializing in family practice.  She and her family moved from Texas to Alaska in...
  • Patricia Delate
    Patricia DelateFamily Nurse Practitioner
    A love for adventure mixed with a love of serving people drew Patty to become a family nurse practitioner to share her knowledge of health and wellness to people in remote areas of the world. Patty has worked in rural areas throughout Alaska for more...
  • Kourtney Holder
    Kourtney HolderFamily Nurse Practitioner
    Kourtney Holder is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the AANP and has a Doctorate Degree in Nursing Practice. Kourtney received her Bachelors at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID; completing her Master and Doctorate degrees at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY. Kourtney...
  • Ane Mane
    Ane ManeAcupuncturist
    Ane is a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist and has been in practice for more than 15 years. She graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Ane...
  • Amy Rattenbury
    Amy RattenburyAcupuncturist
    Amy holds a master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM. Her passion for holistic medicine began after receiving successful treatments to improve her own health and well-being. Many conditions can be effectively treated using Chinese medicine including digestive, respiratory, and...
  • Colleen Ackerman
    Colleen AckermanAlcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
    Colleen has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Addictions Studies and is a National Certified Addiction Counselor II and an Alaska Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor. She has over 25 years of experience in chemical dependency and behavioral health treatment working with diverse...
  • Osnat “Osi” Kaspi
    Osnat “Osi” KaspiCounselor
    A Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, Osi provides services addressing the behavioral and mental health components of wellness through many mediums, including Trauma Informed and Brief Solution based counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Stress management, Compassion Focused Therapy, Grief counseling, Crisis...
  • Elizabeth Roedl
    Elizabeth RoedlDental Hygienist
    Elizabeth Roedl is a lifelong Alaskan who received her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She entered the profession of dentistry as a dental assistant in 2007, and graduated from UAA in 2016 and has been working as a registered dental...
  • Melissa Peterson
    Melissa PetersonDental Hygienist
    A Dental Hygienist for more than 30 years, Melissa has always had an interest in studying and learning about the human body in regard to health, nutrition, and fitness. She graduated from North Dakota State College of Science with a Dental Hygiene degree, and received...
  • Melissa Haeckel
    Melissa HaeckelWellness Coach
    With more than 15 years of experience working within the health care field and currently an active Licensed Practical Nurse in Alaska, Melissa’s passion for providing comprehensive health coaching, health promotion and maintenance dovetails beautifully with the mission of SVT Health & Wellness.  She has...
  • Rita Wettach
    Rita WettachMassage Therapist
    A native of Switzerland, Rita Wettach brings her experience as an Ayurveda Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, Movement Therapist, and Massage Therapist to our services at SVT Health & Wellness.  Her love for Body-Mind-Spirit integration led her to extensive travels and studies from Switzerland and beyond. Rita...