Granite City

Kevin Garner
Kevin Garner
MD

Dr. Garner has practiced internal medicine in Illinois since 1988. Dr. Garner received his bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received his MD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his internship and residency at Saint John’s Mercy Medical Center in Saint Louis, Mo. Dr. Garner is board certified in general internal medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

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Paige Brennan
Paige Brennan
MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Paige is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is certified through and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Paige aspires to promote overall wellbeing and improved quality of life to patients of all ages.

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Arif Habib
Arif Habib
MD

Dr. Habib is a licensed physician and surgeon with a board certification in psychiatry. Dr. Habib received his medical degree from Dow University of Health Sciences and his board certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Dr. Habib has been practicing for more than 20 years with a focus on adult psychiatry. In addition to working at Chestnut Health Systems, Dr. Habib has a private practice and admitting privileges at both Gateway Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Jaime Campbell
Jaime Campbell
DNP-PMHNP, APRN

Jaime is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in Missouri and Illinois who joined Chestnut Health Systems in 2021. She attended the University of Missouri – Saint Louis to receive her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Prior to this, she worked for nineteen years in an array of nursing areas including critical care, medical-surgical, behavioral health as well as teaching undergraduate clinicals.

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Kierstin Hancock
Kierstin Hancock
PMHNP

Kierstin Hancock is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Prior to working in mental health, Kierstin had 11 years of experience working in acute care and intensive care medicine. Kierstin is also employed by Maryville University as an adjunct clinical nursing instructor. Throughout her career, Kierstin has developed a strong passion for helping her patients feel empowered and supported in their journey to optimal mental and physical health.

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Jenia Heavens
Jenia Heavens
BSN, MSN, FNP

Jenia is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Jenia completed her masters in Nursing Science at Maryville University and her Bachelors in Nursing Science at Southern Illinois. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Emily Killebrew
Emily Killebrew
DNP, FNP-C

Emily is experienced in pediatric rehabilitation and primary care as well as adult acute care and medicine. She started her journey at Chestnut Health Systems as intern for two years before her current position. Emily earned her Doctorate in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her Bachelors of Nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College in St. Louis, Missouri. While pursuing her doctorate, she taught nursing students. Emily is native to the Southern Illinois region and enjoys serving the people of her community.

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Ellen Nester
Ellen Nester
LCPC, PFT

Ellen is a licensed professional counselor and certified personal trainer with the state of Illinois. She has worked with Chestnut since 2015. She oversees the wellness groups in Belleville and the InShape Program.

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Tracy Pacini
Tracy Pacini
BSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Tracy is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Tracy is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Tracy completed her Masters in Nursing Science at University of Missouri- St. Louis. Ms. Pacini has been with Chestnut Health Systems since February 2015. She specializes in adult mental health, as well as child and adolescent mental health. Tracy enjoys working with a wide variety of patients. She is also employed by the University of Missouri- St. Louis as Adjunct Faculty since 2012. Ms. Pacini’s goal is to improve the life of those she works with and provide them with tools for success.

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Veronica Powers
Veronica Powers
DNP, PMHNP-BC

Veronica is Chestnut Health Systems’ lead Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She has been a nurse practitioner with Chestnut since 2014. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Master’s in Nursing Science, Psychiatric and Mental Health at the University of North Dakota. She earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Nursing and in Community Health. She has worked with individuals of all ages and in various settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, urgent care, addiction medicine, and adolescent residential treatment. Her goal is to provide holistic care and to work together to improve client health and wellness.

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Molly Sanftleben
Molly Sanftleben
LCSW

Molly has been with Chestnut Health Systems since 2018 and joined the Chestnut Family Health Center in 2021. She is a licensed clinical social worker and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, specializing in micro social work. Molly enjoys working with a variety of clients by meeting them where they are to provide individualized support through therapy.

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Mia Sing
Mia Sing
FNP

Mia received her Master’s in the Science of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. She is ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) Board Certified. Mia has always had a passion for nursing and finds serving patients very fulfilling. Mia believes in a holistic approach that integrates the mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of the patient which ultimately leads to optimal quality of life.

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Nick Sutton
Nick Sutton
AGPCNP-BC

Nick is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with a drive to improve access, education and primary care to underserved populations. He earned a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Nick is board certified in Adult-Gerontologic Primary Care. He has worked with many different cultures and populations across the country and looks forward to serving the people of this area.

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Janel Townsend
Janel Townsend
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Janel is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Janel completed her Masters in Nursing Science at University of Missouri- St. Louis and will be completing her Post Masters certificate in Mental Health across the lifespan in December 2020. Janel has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2014 and has been with Chestnut Health Systems since January 2018. Janel enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and has provided care in both acute/urgent and primary based settings. She is a member of both the American Nurses Association and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Janel sees mental health as the cornerstone for overall well-being and uses a person first approach and collaborative and therapeutic techniques to manifest success for those she serves.

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Christina Ventimiglia-Brandt
Christina Ventimiglia-Brandt
MSN APRN FNP-BC

Christina is a board-certified nurse practitioner with more than 6 years of experience in treating patients of all ages. Christina has worked in emergency medicine, critical care, public health, and addiction medicine. She completed her Master’s in Nursing Science at Maryville University in St. Louis. Christina is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center in family practice and in psychiatric mental health. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Robyn Wendt
Robyn Wendt
MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Robyn has been with Chestnut Health Systems since 2014. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She specializes in child and adolescent mental health. Robyn enjoys working with clients in numerous settings including school, residential treatment, and outpatient. Robyn completed her Masters in Nursing Science at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and her post-master’s for mental health at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and at Maryville University. Robyn’s goal is to provide her clients with the tools to live a successful life.

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