Meet the Staff

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Physician Assistant

Christina Rust, DPT, PT, MS, PA-C

Christina Rust graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant program in August of this year.  She is relocating to this area from Sandpoint, Idaho to be closer to family. She is the second oldest of 8 children and 4 of her siblings currently live in the Columbia gorge area. Prior to returning to PA school, Christina was an orthopedic physical therapist. She graduated from Creighton University in 1996 with the nation’s first Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Her specialties included sports, orthopedics, work injuries, back pain and arthritis. At the Sherman County Medical Clinic, she plans on expanding the current general family practice to include a more robust women’s health program. In her free time, Christina loves spending time outdoors enjoying such activities as hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Having grown up in a rural, small town, Christina is excited about providing much needed medical services in Sherman County 


District Administrator


Caitlin is the District Administrator and has been with the Health District since September 2013. Caitlin in in charge of all the bookkeeping, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Her duties include, among many other things, managing the clinic and the employees, keeping up to date on Rural Health Clinic policies and procedures, preparing for Board meetings, and keeping current up-to-date contracts with the insurance companies. Caitlin also helps fill in at the Clinic, supporting staff and patients as needed. If you have any question about the Clinic, the Health District, or would like more information about the services provided, you can contact Caitlin and she would be happy to answer all your questions.


Medical Assistant & Referral Coordinator


Jerri is our Head Medical Assistant and our Referral Coordinator. She has worked for the Health District since 2003. Jerri is certified in Phlebotomy and has vast medical knowledge. She works tirelessly at getting referrals completed for patients. Jerri is a wonderful resource for the Clinic. Her relationship with the patients is built on her caring and compassionate personality.




Laura is our Receptionist.  Laura has been a quick learner of the different aspects of the clinic. She has established a rapport with the patients which has highlighted her compassionate and caring personality. One of the most important parts of Laura’s job has been to keep patient charts updated with the information we receive from other providers. She is also responsible for getting patient records together to send to other providers.


Billing Clerk


Betsy is our Billing Clerk. She joined the Health District in September 2017.  If you have any questions about your insurance or statements, Betsy can answer all your questions. Betsy grew up in Sherman County and we are lucky to have her as part of the Clinic's team!


Community Care Coordinator


Shawn is our newest employee. She joined the Health District in September 2020. She is part time Medical Assistant and part time Community Care Coordinator. Shawn joins us with 38 years in the healthcare field both as an EMT and as a Medical Assistnat.


Supervising Physician

Dr. Tracey Willett, MD

Dr. Tracey Willett is the Clinic's Supervising Physician.  She is on site at least twice a month and reviews patient charts, sees patients, and consults with Christina on different cases.