Bloomington

Victoria Brockhouse
Victoria Brockhouse
D.O., Medical Director

Dr. Brockhouse has practiced family medicine in Bloomington-Normal since 1991. Having earned two degrees from Illinois State University, she has called Bloomington-Normal home since 1976. She earned her medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 1988, and went on to complete the SIU/Decatur Family Practice Residency Program in August 1991. Dr. Brockhouse is board-certified in Family Medicine with recent re-certification in April 2013.

Dr. Brockhouse provides care for individuals and families from infancy through the geriatric patient. She practices all aspects of family medicine from chronic disease management to acute illness/injury. Dr. Brockhouse’s interests are women’s health preventive medicine, and addiction medicine. She is delighted to be a member of the Chestnut Family Health Center team, and hopes to build a diverse practice with patients of all ages who want quality health care.

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Daniel Cunningham
Daniel Cunningham
D.O.

Dr. Cunningham is a Bloomington-Normal native, went to Loyola University Chicago for his undergraduate degree and completed medical school training at ATSU Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Cunningham returned to Bloomington-Normal to complete his residency in Family Medicine at BroMenn Hospital. After that he worked in private practice for two years before joining Chestnut Health Systems. He is board certified in Family Medicine. His interests include preventive medicine, sports medicine, chronic care, acute care, psychiatric care, and addiction medicine.

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Maria Mynatt
Maria Mynatt
MD

Maria has devoted herself for the past 25 years to the compassionate care and treatment of a broad range of psychiatric disorders, including mood disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), relationship counseling, and cognitive decline. Dr. Mynatt received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a psychiatry residency at Northwestern University Evanston Hospital. She is a former unit manager for several psychiatric inpatient hospitals. She combines the best of traditional and cutting-edge treatment types including talk therapy, medication, nutritional evaluation and support, biofeedback, meditation, resilience training, educational tools and devices, and genetic testing. Dr. Mynatt is Board Eligible. She is a member of the Illinois Psychiatric Society and American Psychiatric Association.

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Michele Cheever
Michele Cheever
BSN, APN

Michele is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of nurse practitioner experience. She completed her Masters in Nursing Science at Illinois State University, Mennonite College of Nursing. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Michele has worked in a variety of ambulatory settings with patients of all ages.

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Kelly Galbraith
Kelly Galbraith
BSN, APN

Kelly is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of nurse practitioner experience. She completed her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Illinois in Chicago. During her career in Central Illinois, Kelly spent many years at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center in various roles and eight years at Planned Parenthood.

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Sheila Mara
Sheila Mara
APRN

Sheila is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over nine years of nurse practitioner experience. She completed her Masters in Nursing Science at Northern Illinois University and is a board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Sheila has worked in a variety of settings including Internal Medicine, Pain Management and a variety of ambulatory and correctional settings. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Illinois Nurses Association among other professional groups. Sheila is focused on preventive care and the overall wellness and health promotion of patients while maintaining high and appropriate standards of care.

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Rebecca Merchiori
Rebecca Merchiori
APRN

Rebecca is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with more than five years of nurse practitioner experience. She completed her Masters in Nursing Science at Washington University Goldfarb School of Nursing and is board certified in Adult-Geriatric Primary Care through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She completed her Post Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health across the lifespan from George Washington University and is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Rebecca has worked in a variety of settings including primary care, diabetes, and ambulatory settings. She is a member of American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. She has the distinction of receiving the Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing Award from George Washington University. Rebecca approaches mental health treatment as the foundation of overall health and believes treatment should be a partnership while incorporating the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

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Beth Wagner
Beth Wagner
MA, LCPC

Beth is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an Art Therapist with over 20 years experience in providing counseling to Central Illinois patients. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her passion is to help people achieve happy and healthy lives through building on their strengths.

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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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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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Debbie Connell-Dent
Debbie Connell-Dent
APRN

Debbie is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She received her Masters of Science in Nursing Education degree in 2006 and completed a Post-Graduate Certificate as a FNP in 2019 along with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her passion is to improve access to care in underserved populations. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and is committed to providing excellent care.

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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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Traci Pacini
Traci Pacini
BSH, MSN, FNP

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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Casey Spanraft
Casey Spanraft
MSW, LCSW, CADC

Casey is a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor with six years of experience. She earned a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a Masters in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. During her career, she has pursued additional training in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and joined the trauma informed care committee. In addition, she serves as a field instructor for the St. Louis Social Work Field Education Collaborative.

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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
BSN, MSN, APRN

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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