Employees

Employees

Kristina Pasquella-Jordan
Executive Director
Kristina has been part of the Pocatello Free Clinic team for a little over three years now. She first joined the organization as the clinic nurse and has recently accepted the Executive Director position. She is excited about the challenges and growth expected from the job. Prior to her position at the Pocatello Free Clinic, Kristina worked in pathology where it sparked her interest in health care and opened her up to a population who's needs were going unmet, those who are underserved. Since this time, Kristina has dedicated her career to serving that very unique demographic. Kristina moved from Connecticut to Idaho at age six and attended Highland High School and graduated from Idaho State University in 2015 with her CMA degree. Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and her four-year-old son. Kristina states, "I am passionate about serving our clinics demographic and community. I hope to change individuals perceptions about those who are underserved."
Cynthia Bunde
MPAS, PA-C - Physician Assistant
For a little over two years, Cindy has been the staff healthcare provider here at the Pocatello Free Clinic. As a physician assistant (PA), she performs patient exams, orders and interprets labs, conducts minor procedures and prescribes medications and other treatments to patients. She especially loves educating patients on their health and jointly finding solutions to help them feel better and live longer, more functional lives. Cindy has been a PA for 17 years, with experience in psychiatry, women's health, family medicine and has taught full-time at Idaho State University for several years. She is a Pocatello native, loves to read, cook, crochet, and enjoys outdoor activities with her two kids and husband. Cindy states, "the art and practice of medicine is so much more than prescribing pills - it's offering comfort, listening, negotiating, educating, being a cheerleader and an advocate. It's so rewarding when I see blood pressures normalize, migraines resolve, depression lift and blood sugars return to normal. I enjoy our patients' diverse personalities, backgrounds and health needs, and appreciate their gratitude. I feel so lucky to love my job and work with a staff and volunteers equally committed to our mission to provide healthcare to those without insurance."
Jake Egbert
Nursing Assistant
After nearly a decade in the Navy, Jake has come back home to Idaho. He is currently working towards a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at Idaho State University. He sees two potential career paths open to him after graduation, 1) rejoining the Navy as a nurse and retire, or 2) run for the hills and practice nursing in Alaska. Jake is currently the clinic's nursing assistant. Part of this role is managing the Prescription Assistance Program. More information about prescription assistance can be found here. In his spare time, Jake enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, climbing anything he can in his jeep, and working on anything that has to do with old cars.
Cassie LeBeau, CDA
Dental Director
Cassie joined the Pocatello Free Clinic two years ago as the dental clinic manager, and has rapidly grown the clinic in both meeting regulation and in the practice of care. She has been crucial in revamping the entire dental clinic and strengthening dental partnerships with Idaho State University and other surrounding dental practices. One of the many accomplishments Cassie has in regards to the clinic includes a complete overhaul of the documentation systems used in the dental clinic. Now, the dental clinic is using an up to data electronic medical record system to assist in keeping track of patient data, appointments, etc. Cassie is a student at Idaho State University, working on a Bachelor's degree in Spanish for Healthcare with a minor in Biology. She hopes to attend the Physician Assistant program at ISU in the near future. Time spent away from school and the clinic usually consists of her husband and kids, horses, chickens, dog or volunteering for Idaho Condor. More information about Idaho Condor can be found at: https://www.idahocondor.org/
Dillon Webb
IT Manager
"I'm a first generation college graduate with a thirst for knowledge, a desire to succeed, and motivation to change the world. I've worked in Information Technology in one way or another for about 7 years, 10 if you include the time I spent learning to type and navigate (and break) Windows 95. However, at the ripe age of 21, I now work as the senior technician at Portneuf Medical Center; and manage a small consulting firm on the side. The Pocatello Free Clinic provided me with the basis of instructional implementation that made my position at Portneuf possible. Throughout my time at the clinic we've been able integrate an Electronic Medical Record system, a comprehensive collaboration suite for all employees, and an identity management provider. All while operating inside various regulatory requirements (lemme tell you, that's a fun time)."
Katie Zollinger
Nursing Assistant
Katie joined our clinic in the fall of 2017. She has always known that she wanted to work in the medical field from a very young age. She grew up in Southeastern Idaho and now attends collage at Idaho State University. Katie has a passion for providing quality care to her patients to ensure they get the best care possible.
Chantae Smith
Medical Office Assistant
Chantae grew up here in Pocatello, but moved around a lot due to her father's job. Chantae was a wild-land fire fighter for three years when she was fresh out of high school. She has been married for almost ten years and has one son named Taevin who is 8 years old. Chantae loves animals, in addition to helping patients at PFC, and has two small dogs named Nash and Cujo as well as two rag-doll cats named Goober and G'winn, but she really wants a goat! She also loves the outdoors and snowboarding. Currently, Chantae is a student at ISU working on a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and hopes to finish in 2019.