Our Staff

 

Amy Surdam, FNP, COO

Amy Surdam, FNP, COO

Amy has proudly lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming since age 11. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1996 with a BSN, and in 2004 with a MSN. She serves in the Wyoming Army National Guard as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Amy’s talent and passion lies in strategic planning, public relations, public speaking, leadership, connecting people together, and making a difference. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, and creating a better tomorrow.

Dan Surdam, MD, CEO

Dan Surdam, MD, CEO

Dr. Surdam was born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming. He graduated from Colorado College in 1997 and Creighton Medical School in 2002. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX. He served at the Medical Director of the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Emergency Department and the Operations Manager of Cheyenne Regional Urgent Care for many years and was previous owner of Frontier Emergency Physicians. Dr. Surdam has owned a billing company and several urgent care centers in Wyoming and Texas. He is a true entrepreneur with a desire to help Wyoming and its people gain better access to quality, affordable healthcare. Dr. Surdam enjoys golf, fishing, travel, and spending time with his family, especially his beautiful wife.

Stacey Cook, Executive Assistant

Stacey Cook, Executive Assistant

Stacey has a deep passion for caring for others and has held many clinical positions where she has been able to make a difference in people’s lives.  After two years as a police, fire and emergency dispatcher, she moved to Cheyenne to work for the ambulance service and then furthered her medical career in the Emergency Department at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Stacey is now very excited to be the Practice Administrator for both Stitches Acute Care locations, and looks forward to ensuring that the Laramie and Cheyenne communities have a wonderful experience being cared for at Stitches. Stacey was named 2017’s Wyoming Business Report Wyoming Woman of Influence in Healthcare.

Amanda Aguilar, FNP

Amanda Aguilar, FNP

Amanda Aguilar earned her Master’s of Science Degree from the University of Northern Colorado and is board certified as Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2007 also from the University of Northern Colorado. She has been practicing as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Room in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 2015 and has a great passion in caring for all individuals across the lifespan.  Amanda has a broad experience of providing medical care in a variety of settings to include emergency medicine, inpatient acute care/hospital setting, and in long-term care.

As a Colorado native, she embraces an active lifestyle and spends the majority of her time outdoors with her daughter and husband. Amanda values and promotes health and fitness and loves to involve her family in her endeavors.  She thoroughly enjoys traveling and experiencing and learning new cultures. She and her husband are active in the community and enjoy being a part of and volunteering with United Way of Weld County.

Olivia Gallegos, MA, Laramie Clinic Manager

Olivia Gallegos, MA, Laramie Clinic Manager

Olivia was born and raised in Laramie, WY and graduated from Laramie High School. Olivia started with Stitches Acute Care in Laramie as a Medical Receptionist in 2015, and then quickly realized her love for the medical field and began and completed her Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program with Laramie/Cheyenne LCCC 2018. She is fluent in Spanish. In 2017 Olivia was promoted to the Occupational Medicine and Billing/Accounts Manager and now assisting in both clinics Laramie and Cheyenne with billing, medical assistant, occupational medicine. Olivia also assists in outreach for Stitches Acute Care which will benefit local businesses and the community. Olivia is passionate in customer service and her community. Olivia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching the Wyoming Cowboys and music.

Courtney Gordon, PA

Courtney Gordon, PA

Courtney Gordon, MS, PA-C, is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.  Courtney has been practicing medicine since 2008.  Her specialties are Family Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine.  She has been at The Laramie Location since August 2012, and has a great love for the practice and all of…

Joyce Larsen, DNP

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Joyce completed both her undergraduate and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at New Mexico State University. She is a Wyoming native, who lived in several different countries overseas, Texas and New Mexico before returning to Cheyenne. She is passionate about accessible, quality care for small communities, integrative medicine, and maternal and infant health. She has experience in Long Term Care, Telemetry, Endoscopy and Primary Care and is delighted to be part of the Stitches team. She is married with two children, and loves traveling, hiking, archery, martial arts, yoga, and immersing herself in a good fantasy novel, especially if it includes dragons.

Jennifer Lombardi, FNP

Jennifer Lombardi, FNP

Jennifer earned her Master’s of Science Degree from Regis University in Denver and is board
certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She
has over 17 years of nursing experience in a variety of areas including 12 years’ experience in
dialysis. She is available for both Urgent Care and Primary Care needs. In her free time,
Jennifer enjoys fly fishing and backpacking.

Jennifer Martin, FNP

Jennifer Martin, FNP

Jennifer has been a proud member of the Cheyenne community since she was 10 years old. She received
her undergraduate from University of Wyoming and her Masters of Science degree from Chamberlain
University. She has been in nursing since 2007 and has worked in various areas of healthcare. She is
certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She loves
spending time with her family and spending time outdoors whenever possible. She is also passionate
about supporting the health of the community by teaching group fitness classes.

Chelsea Meigs, RT, Wellington Clinic Manager

Chelsea Meigs, RT, Wellington Clinic Manager

Wellington Clinic Manager

Chelsea was born and raised in Wyoming and has lived in Northern Colorado since 2014. She began working as a file clerk for an Urgent Care/Primary Care Facility in high school finding her niche in the medical field and following in her mother’s footsteps. Chelsea graduated with honors from Laramie County Community College in 2013 where she received her Associates of Applied Science in Radiography. She has been in office management since 2016 and is a COLA certified laboratory manager. She spends her free time with her husband, son and family enjoying the great outdoors and exploring the road less traveled in their Jeep.

Chris Morgan, PA

Chris Morgan, PA

Chris was born and raised in West Virginia and has lived in Wyoming for 20 years. He served as a medic, artilleryman and PA in the Army National Guard before retiring. Chris completed PA school through the military while earning both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Nebraska. He has two beautiful daughters and loves fishing.

Jim Petersen, PA

Jim Petersen, PA

James Petersen has been a Physician Assistant for 18 years with experience in orthopedics, physical medicine, pain management, and aesthetics. The last 12 years have been in the urgent care setting. He graduated with honors from Cook County Hospital PA program in Chicago and received his masters degree from ATSU in Physician Assistant studies. Prior to becoming a PA, Jim was a paramedic for over 25 years. He has been in Colorado the last 18 years. He spends his free time enjoying the great outdoors with his kids.

Ladeana Ramirez, Cheyenne Clinic Manager

Ladeana Ramirez, Cheyenne Clinic Manager

Ladeana was raised in Cheyenne, WY and is rooted in the local community.  She has a passion for making a difference in the lives of others and has pursued this passion through several pathways in her career.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and started her career working with juveniles in a residential treatment setting.  Since then she has worked with several populations in a similar environment, as well as working as an emergency services dispatcher.  Ladeana has over 10 years of management experience which has afforded her many opportunities in the day-to-day operations of a business.  She is excited to join the Stitches Acute Care team and looks forward to serving the patients, staff, and community.

Katie Sanne, FNP

Katie Sanne, FNP

Katie is a graduate of Creighton University. Katie has been in nursing since 2008 and has been working as a Nurse Practitioner for the last 7 years in the primary/acute care setting.   Katie has been caring for the population of Cheyenne since 2013.  She is available for Urgent Care needs as well as Primary Care.   Katie is passionate about adolescent and adult health and helping patients achieve their health goals and best level of wellness.

Outside of work, Katie stays busy spending time with her two daughters and husband.  She enjoys camping, sandy beaches, and exercise when she can fit it in!

Lisa Smith-Schohl, PA

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Lisa was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   For the last 17 years she has practiced medicine in a wide variety of environments including emergency, pediatrics, family practice, rural, urgent care, and more.  She is a graduate of Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL and earned her Master’s from the University of Nebraska.  Urgent care and pediatrics are her passions.  She and her husband have two teenage sons and she loves hiking, her 12 pets, including a pig, being active at school, running, and spending time together.

Michael Sprosty, PA

Michael Sprosty, PA

Graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the military’s Interservice Physician Assistant Program in December 2010. Michael has been in the military service since January 2004 and is currently in the Wyoming Army National Guard. He has had one deployment to Afghanistan as a Physician Assistant with the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, NY.  Family Medicine was Michael’s primary focus of training but he also loves Emergency Medicine, Trauma Medicine, and Acute Care. He is a husband and father of four amazing children.

Joslyn Thompson, DNP

Joslyn Thompson, DNP

Joslyn is a Wyoming native. She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree while there. Joslyn is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her career has consisted of caring for others in various realms of medicine with ten plus years in acute care centers.  Joslyn is thrilled to be a part of Stitches Acute Care team and strives to provide her patients with the highest quality of care.

Janice Weixelman, DO

Janice Weixelman, DO

Dr. Weixelman grew up in Fort Collins and moved to Illinois for awhile, completing nursing school and worked as an emergency room nurse. After medical school, she returned to the area and finished her Family Medicine Residency in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She has worked in Family Medicine and Urgent Care since completing residency, working in Wellington, Red Feather Lakes and Fort Collins. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has completed fellowships in Emergency Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Wilderness Medicine and Emergency Ultrasound. She is adjunct faculty with UC Health, a Flight Surgeon in the Air National Guard in Wyoming, and has deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar. For the last 16 years she has served as a member of the Larimer County Search and Rescue Team. She is also member of the Red Feather Lakes Volunteer Fire Department. She loves to educate the public on First Aid awareness and teaches CPR, Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder as well as Stop the Bleed programs. Whenever she can, she is outside enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Weixelman lives in Livermore with her husband.