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Our Staff

A team of nurse practitioners coordinate care at Essential Health Clinic. Our practitioners are committed to making the clinic a safe and comfortable environment to talk about your reproductive health.

Sarah Frey, RN-C, BSN, WHNP
Sarah Frey, RN-C, BSN, WHNP
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Sarah is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in reproductive health. She received her BS in nursing from Viterbo University and her professional education from the Nurse Practitioner Training Program of Planned Parenthood/UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing. Sarah is a long-time advocate of reproductive health. Sarah is passionate about providing client-centered care and empowering patients to participate in their health and well-being. When not working Sarah enjoys travelling with her partner, cooking, reading, biking and home brewing.

Sharon Jolivette, RN, MSN, CNM
Sharon Jolivette, RN, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Sharon Jolivette, RN, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Sharon is a Certified Nurse Midwife who received her midwifery education at the University of California, San Francisco graduating in 1995. She obtained her MSN from Case Western Reserve University in 2007. After nearly 10 years of full scope midwifery she joined the staff of Essential Health Clinic in 2005. Providing quality reproductive healthcare regardless of ability to pay is something that Sharon is passionate about. In her free time she enjoys travel, kayaking and knitting.

Nancy Kindschy, RN-C, WHNP
Nancy Kindschy, RN-C, WHNP
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Nancy is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner who received her training at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Planned Parenthood Nurse Practitioner Training Program-Milwaukee. She has spent the last 20+ years of her career working in Women's Health and Family Planning. She is committed to partnering with clients to provide education on developing a reproductive life plan and to helping clients make healthy choices to achieve optimal health goals. When not working, Nancy enjoys spending time with family and friends, knitting, reading and craft projects and finding new and exciting places to travel.

Medical director - Ken Merkitch, MD

Leadership team

Derek Kruempel – Executive Director
Karolee Behringer – Community Engagement Manager
Jess Beranek – Clinic Manager