Heidi Baines, MD
Dr. Heidi Baines is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and began her position at KANA as the Medical Director in May 2015. Dr. Baines attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed the Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program in 2005. Dr Baines spent a month with KANA as a resident, which influenced her decision to move to Kodiak. Dr Baines worked as a Family Physician and in leadership roles at Community Health Centers in both Unalaska and in Anchorage prior to coming to KANA. Dr Baines splits her time now at KANA between seeing patients in the clinic and villages, and her Medical Director responsibilities. She has a special interest in population health and quality improvement.
Sam Chelmo, MD
Dr. Sam Chelmo is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and has been practicing at KANA since November 2011. Dr. Chelmo attended the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and completed the Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program in 2011, including a rotation at KANA. In addition to his work at KANA, Dr. Chelmo spends approximately 10 weeks per year serving the community of Kotzebue at Maniilaq Health Center.
Kayla Gordon, PA-C
Kayla Gordon is a Physician Assistant certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Kayla has been working at KANA since July 2014 as a Care Manager and began providing direct patient care as a Physician Assistant in October 2014. Kayla completed her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Masters of Public Health from Arcadia University in Newark, Delaware in 2013.
Evan Jones, MD
Dr. Evan Jones is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and has been practicing at KANA since September 2014. Dr. Jones attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed the Providence Family Medicine Spokane Residency Program in 2014. Dr. Jones has strong ties to Kodiak and worked at the Kodiak Baptist Mission from 1997 to 2006 before attending medical school.
Karen Millstein, PA-C
Karen Millstein is a Physician Assistant certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Karen has been working at KANA since 1994. Prior to working at KANA, Karen worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife for 8 years in field camps all over Alaska. In addition to serving as a provider in the KANA Clinics, Karen also provides clinical oversight to the Kodiak Child Advocacy Center. Karen completed her Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Duke University Medical School in 1992.
Elise Pletnikoff, MD
Dr. Elise Pletnikoff is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and has been practicing at KANA since September 2013. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed the Swedish Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program through the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2013, including a rotation at KANA. Dr. Pletnikoff was raised in Kodiak and is really happy to have moved back home. She enjoys hiking, berry picking, running, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. She also really enjoys fishing, putting up food and listening to elders’ stories.
Angela Santiago, APRN, FNP-C
Angela “Annie” Santiago is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and has been practicing at KANA since June 2014. Annie attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and completed her Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty in 2013. She is certified to care for patients of all ages and enjoys collaborating with patients to achieve optimal health outcomes. Prior to working at KANA she was a Family Nurse Practitioner at Kodiak Island Ambulatory Care Clinic and Denali Family Healthcare in Anchorage. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Regis University in 2004 and spent 9 years working as a Pediatric Registered Nurse at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage before becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She continues to utilize her pediatric experience not only in caring for KANA pediatric patients, but also by working as an Infant Nutrition Counselor with the Kodiak Kindness Project. She is a lifelong Alaskan, and having grown up in Anchorage she enjoys the many outdoor activities that Kodiak has to offer.