Staff

Diabetes Program Team

Gwendolyn Davis RN

Gwendolyn Davis RN

Program Director, RN Case Manager

Gwen is a transplant to North Dakota from the “Sunshine State”. She met the farmer of her dreams and decided the weather was just right in ND, especially ice fishing weather.

The University of Mary granted Gwen the opportunity to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in April 2019.

In her spare time, Gwen loves to travel with her family and in the summer most of her time is spent in the garden.

In her role as the RN Case Manager, Gwen provides diabetes education, assists with Diabets Program community events, is skilled with guiding patients with the Feestyle Libre CGM sytem, and assists patients with figuring out what resources and services are available to them. Gwen attends diabetes, nephrology and podiatry clinics throughout the year.

Delia Howling Wolf

Delia Howling Wolf

Medical Support Assistant

Delia Howling Wolf, is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes her name is Yellow Blossom (Oragabagi ciidish-Hidatsa). She is the granddaughter of Philip Baker and Delia (Montclair) Baker. Daughter of William and Ethel (Baker) Reeves. Delia lives with her husband, Carroll Howling Wolf, Jr and son, Percy Howling Wolf in New Town

Delia was born in Washington DC. She graduated from Rockville High School Rockville, Maryland and completed her AAS Degree at Haskell Indian Jr. College in Lawerence, Kansas.

Delia startd her federal service at Indian Health Service Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. She has worked at the Diabetes Program for last 21 years. Her current position is Medical Support Assistant. She loves working for the Diabetes Program assisting patients. Delia works with all aspects of the Diabetes Program which includes diabetes specialty clinics and schedules appointments for patients for diabetes nutrition, and physical activity education.

Delia has five children and 15 grandchildren. She enjoys watching them dance at pow-wows, play sports, and these days Snapchat and FaceTime. She won’t learn TikTok though. Over the years, Delia has seen the Diabetes Program become an intergral part of everyday life for people with diabetes.

Please continue to take care of yourselves – for you and your children and grandchildren.

Celeste Hart RD, LRD, CDE

Celeste Hart RD, LRD, CDE

Registered Dietitian / Certified Diabetes Educator

Celeste Hart was born in Minot and lived in Parshall until she graduated in 1989. Her parents are Bob and Bev Loock, her grandmother Ina B. Hall lived with the Loock family. Grandma Ina was an extension agent and 4H leader on Fort Berthold, she started teaching Celeste how to cook at an early age. Celeste went to NDSU to get her bachelor or science in dietetics. She then went to University of South Dakota in Vermillion for her dietetic internship. Her first job was at the Diabetes Program in Winnebago, Nebraska. In 1998 she moved back to her home reservation to work for the Fort Berthold Diabetes Program.

Celeste is married to Shane Hart and they have two sons. When her boys were in grade school she decided to try a second act and went to school for elementary education. She taught for nine years and really enjoyed being a teacher. In 2015, she went back to being a Registered Dietitian. She studied and took the Certified Diabetes Educator exam in 2018.

She loves listening to her patients tell about their lifestyle and finding ideas to incorporate ways to eat healthier, incorporate fun exercise and helping them with other concerns about diabetes. She loves teaching cooking classes and grocery store tours.

In her free time Celeste loves walking with her family and dogs, they love to go hiking on vacation. Celeste loves plants and is becoming a gardener. She believes food is medicine and wants to stay active and learn new things every day.

Amber Kirk

Amber Kirk

SDPI Case Manager

Amber Kirk “Middle Warrior Woman – Áłníí’ Baa'” an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation of Arizona. Graduated from Window Rock High School of Arizona and attended college at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish Community College to receive an Associate’s Degree of Pre-Nursing and Applied Science.

As former Lead Health Education Technician she has certifications to teach circuit class, Zumba, group fitness, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach, and provide health education in community. During her free time Amber enjoys the outdoor activities like horseback riding, canoeing, camping, and volleyball.

Amber also enjoys spending time with her family and going on trips

“Wear your mask and wash your hands, so we can continue to keep the community safe and healthy”.

Zachary Stewart

Zachary Stewart

Fitness Specialist

Zachary Stewart his mother is Mina Dillon and father is Gilbert Stewart.

Born in Yankton, SD and attends Nueta, Hidatsa, Sahnish College majoring in teaching.

He is a Fitness Specialist helping people with workouts, creating them and guiding them through techniques, keeping the gym clean and looking neat. Other miscellaneous jobs needed done.

In his free time he likes to watch classic movies, listening to music, pumping iron and video games.

Zach shares a positive message of – “When someone tells you no you should hear yes, the only way to make the possible, possible is to try the impossible but if you fail so what?! That’s what they expect but if you succeed you make the world a much better place. Never follow the crowd.”

Komiko Garcia

Komiko Garcia

Health Education Technician

Komiko Garcia is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Nation and is a proud mama to her son Giovonni “Ducky”.

She was born in Chicago, IL and moved to New Town, ND at a young age. She would spend her time going to school and spending summers and Christmas with her dad and grandma in Chicago before moving back to Chicago after high school. After her son Giovonni was born she moved back to New Town to complete her schooling for practical nursing at Williston State College.

Komiko started at the Fort Berthold Diabetes Program in 2012 as a medical support assistant and transferred as a health education tech in 2019 in hopes of motivating the people who are shy to in a healthier lifestyle or need some extra motivation. She is a certified Zumba instructor, “Stepping On” fall prevention leader, Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle coach, and Chair exercise instructor.

During Komiko’s free time she enjoys shopping, movies, travelling to tropical countries, and spending time with her family.

It’s never too late to start living a healthier lifestyle, and even the smallest change can grow to great results!

Laurie Chapin-Broste

Laurie Chapin-Broste

Medical Support Assistant

Laurie Chapin Broste is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes.  Her parents were Neale Chapin and Gloria (Smith) Chapin.  Laurie has three Children Kanzas Johnson, Lee Johnson, and Kelsey Hinton. She lives in rural Parshall, ND with her best friend Wayne Broste her husband of 31 years.

Laurie was born in Petersburg, Virginia and returned to Keene, North Dakota after her Father was discharged from the Army.  She grew up on the Chapin Family Farm/Ranch. Laurie Graduated from New Town High School.  In 1990 Laurie moved to ELK River, MN and there she went back to school at Anoka Hennepin Technical College Anoka, MN.   She is a Certified Medial Assistant.

In the year 2000 Laurie moved her family home to Keene ND and started working for the Fort Berthold Diabetes Program as a Medical Support Assistant January 2001.  Laurie quit her job in May 2013 to help with her Grandchildren and just spend time with her family.   She enjoys helping patients, scheduling appointments for all clinics in the Diabetes Program.  Laurie has returned to the Diabetes Program in June 2021.  She states this is the best place to be Laurie enjoys her new job duties and co-workers and sitting next to her old pal Delia some things don’t change.

Laurie enjoys working in her perennial flower gardens around her home and loves spending hot summer days on the pontoon tubing with family and friends.   Horses are still one of her favorites and loves riding horse.

Treat people how you would want to be treated so if we remember we all have good and bad days and always be thankful for our blessings.

Jacobi Jarski

Jacobi Jarski

GHWIC Grants Manager

Jacobi Jarski is an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and a descendent of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. She was raised by her mother, Mary Beth Jarski, her uncle Jerome Jarski, and her grandmother the late Bernice Jarski.   

Jacobi lives in Parshall, ND with her significant other of 13 years, Sevant Taft and their 8 year old son Lucas. She is a graduate of New Town High School- Class of 2010 and is currently attending Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College for Elementary Education. 

In her free time, Jacobi enjoys golfing, crafting, watching movies, spending time with her friends and family, and traveling. 

Her role as GHWIC Grant Manager entails managing and maintaining the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Grant. The goal of this grant is to improve health among Indigenous Communities to support a coordinated, holistic approach to healthy living and chronic disease prevention, reduce obesity, prevent type 2 diabetes, and other risk factors for heart disease and stroke. 

MEDICAL PROVIDERS

Anita Martin, MD, CMO

James Jeske, OD

Scott Mortenson, DDS

JoAnn Lee, MD

Bernice DuBois, FNP

Andrea Weisz, FNP

Zane Rising Sun, MD

Michael Jones, MD

Connie Ebach, FNP

Lori Jepsen, FNP

Inna Malostovker, MD

Guy Slann, MD