The ARUP Family Health Clinic is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. In addition, we can refer you to the many specialists within the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and throughout the community if your health care needs are outside of our scope of practice.
Primary care providers
Kathryn Gibson, MD
Board-Certified Family Physician
Dr. Kathryn Gibson is a board-certified family medicine physician who joined the ARUP Family Clinic in 2012 after working at the University of Utah Community Clinics. She received her undergraduate degree from Rice University and her master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed medical school and residency training at the University of Utah. Kathryn is skilled in managing all aspects of primary care, including preventive care, chronic disease management, and women’s health.
Magdalena Quinton, MD
Board-Certified Family Physician
Dr. Magdalena Quinton is a board-certified family medicine physician. She completed her Doctorate in Medicine at the Medical University of Lublin and a Family Medicine Residency at St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center. Dr Quinton see patients of all ages, providing acute and chronic care for various complex medical conditions. Dr. Quinton joins the ARUP Family Health Clinic October 1, 2022.
Benjamin Storz, MD
Board-Certified Family Physician
Dr. Benjamin Storz is a board-certified family medicine physician. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and his MD at Loma Linda University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at University of Utah. He has special interests in cardiovascular health, diabetes, adolescents, and men’s health.
Christy Van Orman, FNP-C, IBCLC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Christy Van Orman is a family nurse practitioner who provides care for individuals of all ages with a focus on health education and healthy lifestyle choices. She particularly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their parents. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in nursing from Westminster College. Christy is also a board-certified lactation consultant. Before joining ARUP Family Health Clinic, Christy worked as a nurse in mental health, maternal newborn care, public health, lactation consulting, and case management. She enjoys gardening, pickleball, and going on walks with her dog.
Ashley Cafferty, PA-C
Ashley Cafferty is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) and received a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Utah in 2020. Her medical interests include mental health, women’s health, LGBT health, and family medicine. Before becoming a PA-C, Ashley had additional postbaccalaureate training in biomedical sciences and education. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, cooking, and reading.
Dakota Chetrit, PA-C, RD
Dakota is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) who completed her Master degree in PA Studies at the University of Utah. She is focused on whole person care with interests in family medicine, LGBTQ health, women’s health, disordered eating and mental health. She completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition and psychology at Simmons College in Boston. Prior to becoming a PA she worked as a clinical dietitian for over seven years in mental health and hospital medicine. Her personal interests include skiing, running, dancing, exploring nature, cooking, and world travel.
Monica Bachtell, FNP
Monica Bachtell joined the ARUP Family Clinic in July 2010. Prior to that, she practiced as a family nurse practitioner and worked with many different patient populations, including women’s health and pediatrics. Monica is especially fond of the pediatric population and has worked as a pediatric RN at Primary Children’s Medical Center since 1998. She completed her NP degree in 2006 and has worked as a nurse practitioner in family practice since 2007.
Jennifer Heiner, PA-C
Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Jennifer Heiner worked for five years as a radiology and CT technologist at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute. In 2009, Jennifer graduated from the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, with a specialty in family practice, and especially enjoys working in women’s healthcare. Before joining the ARUP Family Health Clinic, she worked as a PA in occupational medicine and urgent care. Jennifer is the recipient of the Dr. C. Hilmon Castle award and scholarship for clinical excellence.
Darrin Cottle, PA-C, RD
Darrin Cottle joined the ARUP Family Health Clinic in February 2014. Before becoming a physician assistant (PA), he was a registered dietitian for seven years, working both clinically and in the community. Darrin received his bachelor’s degree in health promotion and education, as well as a master’s degree in nutrition, from the University of Utah. His medical interests include primary care, pediatrics, mental health, chronic disease management, LGBTQ+ care, and medical nutrition therapy.
Scott Hanson, PA-C
Scott Hanson joined the ARUP Family Health Clinic in August 2016. Prior to joining ARUP, he worked as a firefighter/paramedic for the United Fire Authority, as well as a PA at a community clinic in rural New Mexico and a family practice clinic in Salt Lake City, where he specialized in primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine, pediatrics, men and women’s health, and mental health. Mr. Hanson received a master of science physician assistant (MSPA) from the University of New England in Portland, Maine.
Holly Gurgle, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, FCCP
Dr. Holly Gurgle is a board-certified ambulatory care clinical pharmacist, certified diabetes care and education specialist, and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She received a BS in biochemistry from the University of Virginia and a doctor of pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed two years of residency training focused on primary care practice at the University of Washington. She is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Award. Holly works with the ARUP Family Health Clinic providers and patients to optimize medication use, particularly related to chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and many others.
Alisyn May, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Dr. Alisyn May is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and certified diabetes care and education specialist. Originally from Nebraska, Alisyn graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She completed a BS in Chemistry/Health Science at Wayne State College. She also completed two years of residency training specializing in family medicine and primary care practice at the University of Utah. Alisyn works with the ARUP Family Health Clinic providers and patients to provide optimal medication therapy. Her professional interests include managing chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and many others.
Mental health counselor
Brysen Bocchino, CMHC, NCC
Brysen Bocchino is a board-certified clinical mental health counselor (CMHC) who joined the ARUP Family Health Clinic in 2021. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah in healthcare communication and went on to obtain his master’s degree in counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2019. Prior to working at the ARUP Family Health Clinic, Brysen worked at Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) and in private practice for two years. Brysen’s special interests include LGBTQ+ topics in mental health, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.
Melissa Villnave, BSN, RN
Clinic Operations Supervisor
Melissa Villnave is a Registered Nurse and Clinical Supervisor, supervising the Family Health Clinic’s medical assistants and triage nurses. Prior to supervising, Melissa was a Clinical Care Coordinator at the Family Health Clinic and a RN with ARUP Blood Services. Melissa graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in history and a BS in nursing. Melissa’s professional focus includes engaging, empowering and maximizing staff roles to best serve patients.
Katie Ohman, BSN, RN
Katie Ohman received a BS in nursing from the University of Utah. While pursuing her education, she worked in ARUP Blood Services, where she was promoted to an RN position upon graduation. Katie joined the clinic in 2014 as a triage nurse; she helps coordinate patient care and improve patient access to the clinic.
Rian Naef, BSN, RN
Rian Naef graduated with her BS in nursing from Brigham Young University in 2020. After graduating, she took a position at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital on its surgical unit as a surgical oncology nurse. In 2022, she worked as a travel nurse on a Med/Surg floor at St. Luke’s Hospital in Nampa, Idaho. After finishing her travel contract, Rian joined the Family Health Clinic in July 2022 as a triage nurse. In her spare time, Rian enjoys weightlifting, running, reading, listening to podcasts, gardening, and travelling.
Julee Higgins, RN
Clinical Care Coordinator
Julee Higgins holds an Associate of Science in Nursing from Salt Lake Community College. Her nursing experience includes, orthopedic, home health and hospice case management and clinical instruction for nursing assistants.
Amanda Love-Engberson, BSN, RN
Amanda graduated with her BS in nursing from Westminster College in 2014. While in nursing school, Amanda worked in the Blood Services department at ARUP. Upon graduating, she took a position in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at University of Utah Hospital where she worked for three and a half years. Amanda returned to ARUP in 2017, joining the Family Health Clinic team as a triage nurse.
Our team of Wellness Coaches are here to help ARUP employees and their dependents with healthy living through addressing problem areas and developing action plans to improve your overall well-being. Coaching includes nutrition counseling, exercise guidance, stress management, and more.
Contact Wellness by phone: (801) 583-2787 ext. 2824 or by email: email@example.com.