Meet our Providers

 

 

 

 

Carmen

MSN, APNP, CNM, PMHNP-BC

 

CEO & Founder - Alay Health Team
Buprenorphine Waiver Certified Provider
National Speaker 
National Clinical Educator 
Award Winning Author

 

 

 

 

Carmen specializes in Vivitrol™, Zubsolv™ and Suboxone™ pharmaceutical therapies for MAT, Medication Assisted Treatment, for addiction along with treating those who are dual diagnosed and need psychiatric medications. Furthermore, Carmen extends HepC treatment options to those who test positive to fully address the healthcare needs of those she treats. She additionally firmly believes in the addition of psychotherapy for her clients to complement the whole health offerings to her clients.

 

 

As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner prescriber, Carmen's full scope of practice is for outpatient clients, children through adults, for psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction, bipolar and schizophrenia utilizing Nutritional Psychiatry - combining nutraceutical and pharmaceutical agents for wholistic brain optimization. She further offers Pharmacogenomic Testing to specifically address clients personalized metabolization of pharmaceutical medications to aid in treatment needs.

 

 

Carmen is a national collegiate clinical educator of APNP clinical residents, pharmacy students, physician assistant students and entry level nurses at the company she founded and runs, Alay Health Team. Students throughout the nation have come onsight, as well as those who come via telepsyiatry, to learn from her about innovative, wholistic care in the psychiatry and addiction arenas in healthcare.

 

Carmen has Affiliation Agreements with over 35+ colleges and universities throughout the US to teach their students about current pharmaceutical therapies, nutraceutical offerings and wholistic care offerings via telepsychiatry as well as traditional, onsight visits. Her passion of serving in underserved markets via telepsychiatry has additionally commanded the attention of innovative market leaders in healthcare.

 

 

Carmen has two post graduate certifications, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a Certificate in Nurse Midwifery. With her Master of Science in Nursing, from the globally-recognized leader in nursing education, The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Carmen's strong base in nursing education was formed at one of the countries top collegiate programs of study.

 

 

Carmen pursued her first postgraduate education at one of the top 15 nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner programs in the country, Frontier University in Hyden, Kentucky, where she obtained a post graduate certificate as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Nurse-Midwifery in 1998. Undergraduate studies, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from St. Joseph College of Nursing at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, and Associate of Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine from Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, solidified Carmen's healthcare insights.

 

 

Carmen's second post-graduate Nurse Practitioner certification, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), was from the Apple Distinguished Program for innovation, leadership and educational excellence at the University of Cincinnati.

 

Carmen not only has an extensive and accomplished academic background; she additionally has a solid and multi faceted experienced career in healthcare spanning women's health, prison nursing, labor & delivery, psychiatric nursing, collegiate nursing education and business -- in addition to being an award-winning, published nursing author.

 

 

Truly a teacher, Carmen is a nationally known professional educator who tours the United States to speak and teach healthcare professionals about current, cutting edge pharmaceutical therapies. From Medical Advisory Boards to Steering Committees, Carmen actively interfaces with leading key opinion leaders from across the nation to analyze clinical data and review real-world clinical experiences to further drive and develop progressive care models. In turn, she is well versed on the cutting edge and innovative pharmaceutical therapies available in today's markets for care.

 

As a Wisconsinite herself, Carmen proudly cares for other Wisconsinites who need medication management and psychotherapy within the mental health arena at Alay Health Team.

 

 

 


 

 

Elizabeth

MSN, APRN, PMHNP

 

 

Elizabeth, Liz, cares for clients across the age span, children through adults. She is especially passionate about helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, and addiction with co-occurring disorders.

 

Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota is where Liz earned both her Master of Science in Nursing and Post Graduate Specialty Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI is where Liz started her educational journey where she became a Certified Nursing Assistant, and later, a Licensed Practical Nurse. She continued her education there and went on to earn her Associate of Science in Nursing.

 

Liz has a strong wealth of knowledge in the psychiatric arena after working for six years as a psychiatric nurse at Tellurian, an inpatient/outpatient/detox and mental health facility in Madison, Wisconsin. She has been charged with significant responsibility in caring for the chronic mentally ill population. Private duty nursing to care one-on-one for a Spinal Muscular Atrophy, (SMA), client, has additionally lead to her broad base of knowledge.

 

As a Wisconsinite herself, Liz proudly cares for other Wisconsinites who need medication management and psychotherapy within the mental health arena at Alay Health Team.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Kimberly  


MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

 

 

 

Kimberly cares for clients across the age span, children through adults. She is especially passionate about helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, and addiction with co-occurring disorders. Kimberly understands the importance of utilizing trauma informed care when interacting with clients and families and welcomes all members of the LGBQT community.

 

Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota is where Kimberly earned both her Master of Science in Nursing and Post Graduate specialty studies Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her undergraduate studies for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing was from the highly acclaimed Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend, Wisconsin is where Kimberly started her educational journey and earned her Associate Degree in Nursing.

 

With a strong background working as an Emergency Department nurse at Froedtert & The Medical College Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Kimberly brings a strong base of knowledge to further aid in caring for the clients she serves.

 

As a Wisconsinite herself, Kimberly proudly cares for other Wisconsinites who need medication management and psychotherapy within the mental health arena at Alay Health Team.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Shawn

PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

 

 

Dr. Gallagher earned both his Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree and his Masters of Science in Nursing, with a concentration in Psychiatric Nursing, at the University of Rhode Island.

 

He additionally earned a Post-Master's Certificate in Family/Primary Care Nurse Practitioner studies at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Gallagher completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program at the University of Arizona.

 

In the private sector and as an Army Officer, Dr. Gallagher has held a variety of positions and responsibilities throughout his career including staff and advanced practice nursing on inpatient behavioral health units, advanced practice in outpatient behavioral health clinics and psychiatric consultation-liaison services, leadership roles on inpatient behavioral health and substance use residential treatment programs, and in specialized roles focused on improving quality and safety, accreditation readiness, and regulatory compliance in health care settings.

 

While in the Army, Dr. Gallagher also served in leadership and advanced practice roles on a combat stress team in Germany and Iraq. Dr. Gallagher has presented publicly on suicide prevention, behavioral health stigma, psychiatric disorders, and traumatic brain injuries in military Service Members. He has also served on public-private behavioral health partnership committees and steering committees to implement Congressionally mandated Department of Defense behavioral health initiatives.

 

As a Wisconsinite himself, Shawn proudly cares for other Wisconsinites who need medication management and psychotherapy within the mental health arena at Alay Health Team.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Rochelle

MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Buprenorphine Waiver Certified Provider

 

 

Rochelle is a Family Nurse Practitioner with certified provider focus for Buprenorphine and HepC clients, in addition to affording focused insights on lab work and testing modality review for all clients at Alay Health Team.

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is where Rochelle earned both her Master of Science in Nursing, Post Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certification and Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. She additionally has earned her Baccalaureate Degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University-Milwaukee. She earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Milwaukee Area Technical College.

 

Rochelle has spent numerous years with a population focus centered in medication reconciliation, physical exams and pain management. Her inner passion for serving in the addiction arena continues to prevail and has brought her to serve as an instrumental prescribing provider amongst the Psychiatic Mental Health Nurse Practitioner team at Alay Health Team where she will lead the FNP-Residents in teaching addiction treatment modalities as well as actively interfacing with the PMHNP providers.

 

With a strong background spanning 20+ years in Pain Management, Complex Care, Weight Loss and In-flight Instructor Status, Rochelle further affords Alay Health Team clients with well-rounded focus to address all of their health care needs virtually as well as onsight at the Pewaukee, WI location.

 

As a Wisconsinite herself, Rochelle proudly cares for other Wisconsinites who need medication management in the addiction arena at Alay Health Team.