Our Team

 

Matt Grana-Family Physician

Matt is from Rochester, New York. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2005 with a BA in Health Policy, then went on to work in Denver. Later, he joined the Peace Corps in Honduras, Central America, where he worked with the Health Project Team teaching about HIV and STD prevention. This is where he rekindled his love affair with clinical medicine, so he decided to get back into that and take classes.

Later, he went to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then ended up doing Family Medicine residency with the Puyallup tribe of Indians in Tacoma, WA because of their robust emphasis on Osteopathic Manipulation. This experience made him fall in love with working for Tribal Organizations. Matt is married and has a two year old son. He loves to camp, hike and explore the beautiful Northern California region.

Matt Grana

  • Interesting fact about you: During my undergrad studies I was fortunate to have studied abroad in Newcastle, Australia. While I was there, I joined a local club Rugby team and it was a lot of fun.
  • Favorite TV show when growing up: Teenage mutant ninja turtles. I actually developed a personality test based on the Turtles. Ask me about it anytime!
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    When I was younger, I actually did want to be a doctor-but my original dream was to be a cardiac surgeon.
 

Sarah Perrine-Medical Scribe

Sarah was born and raised in Redding. She went to college at UC Santa Barbara and recently graduated this past June with a degree in Biology. Sarah enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

SarahPerrine

  • One thing you are happy about: I am thankful for my job at the Rancheria. I have learned so much here and look forward to all that is to come.
  • Inspiration: My Mom
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a news reporter.
 

Michelle Antonicic-Health Center Biller

Michelle is her mom’s best Christmas present ever being born on December 24th in Santa Barbara, California. This is where she spent her childhood going to beach, fishing off the pier, hiking at Red Rock where she loved catching lizards, and camping close by Cachuma lake. Later she moved to Redding where she met her ex-husband, had many great years together and raised their three children. Later, she went to school, took Billing Classes which is how she came to work for the Rancheria. In her spare time she loves to bake, swim, camp on coast, hike, bike and most of all spend time with her family.

Michelle Antonicic

  • Interesting fact about you: I love fishing and I am trying hard to love running.
  • Inspiration: My grandparents and my family
  • Favorite super power: To read minds or to Hulk out
  • Fictional place you would like to visit: Hogwarts
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a Teacher, like my grandma
 

Matthew Butler-Physicians Assistant

Matthew is from Loveland, Colorado. He graduated from the Brigham Young University, Idaho. Later, he completed Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Salus University near Philadelphia. Matthew loves the great outdoors. He loves Skiing/Snowboarding, snorkeling and mountain biking.
He is currently striving to beat Novak in the Win-Fit Competition.

Matthew Butler

  • Interesting fact about you: I am fluent in Spanish and someday would love to live in Central America.
  • Favorite super power: Super Strength
  • Inspiration: Gordon B. Hinckley
  • Fictional place you would like to visit: Narnia
  • Favorite TV show when growing up: Dragon Ball Z
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a wildlife photographer.
  • What led you to this career?
    High School Anatomy Class, and Wanting to save lives and Take Names.
 

Janiece Padilla-Community Health Nurse

Janiece lived in Chihuahua, Mexico until she moved to Redding in the third grade. She has been a nurse for 10 years, spending several years in the hospital, then several more years in the outpatient surgery center here in town. When not in office, she enjoys going to the gym, hiking and spending time laughing with her friends and family. The people who know her best would tell you that she loves to laugh and jump out to scare people. She truly believes that laughter and a positive attitude is the key to a happy life.

Janiece Padilla

  • Inspiration: My daughter Isa inspires me every day.
    She treats everyone she meets with kindness and respect and is very confident
    and comfortable in her own skin.
  • Favorite TV show when growing up: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
 

Emma Boydstun- Administrative Assistant I

Emma was born and raised in Redding. She started working at the Win-River, the end of 2017 at the Hilton, then moved to the Redding Rancheria in mid 2018, and now is a Administrative Assistant to the Tribal Council. Emma enjoys going out with her friends and making new memories.

Emma Boydstun

  • Interesting fact about you: I have watched “The Office” atleast five times.
  • Favorite super power: Invisibility
  • Inspiration: My older cousin Kierstin inspires me,
    she not only works full time as 911 dispatcher but she is also a hair stylist,
    and is working on opening her own business all while raising a 3 year old!
 

Mark Amacker-Medical Scribe

Mark is from Bella Vista, California. He went to elementary in Fall River, Jr High and High School at the North Valley Christian High School. He attended Shasta College majoring in performing Arts. When not at work, he enjoys reading and playing video games. Mark loves spending time with his family and working on theatrical productions in town.

Mark Amacker

  • Interesting fact about you: I was a semi-professional ballet dancer for several years.
  • Favorite super power: Morphing, it sounds like fun!
  • Inspiration: I get inspired by a lot of people,
    there are so many completely different amazing things that people do it’s
    hard not to be inspired by them.
  • Fictional place you would like to visit: Xanth
  • Favorite TV show when growing up: X-Men, The Animated Series
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I always wanted to be a knight when I grew up.
 

Desirey Ortiz-Medical Records Tech I

Desirey was born in Redding and raised in Riverside County, Southern California. After High School, she moved to Northern California to study Psychology at Chico State. Her short term goal is to continue her schooling in Psych, and get certified as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Her long term goal is to study addiction in a research setting, and possibly go into medical practice, as a Recovery Specialist. She enjoys practicing Yoga, playing tennis, learning French and reading Murder/Mystery novels.

Desirey Ortiz

  • Interesting fact about you: I practiced American Kempo Karate, as well as Shorin-Ryu Karate from 5-16 years old.
  • Favorite super power: I would love to be able to fly.
  • Inspiration: My best friend and mentor Steven is my inspiration. He is a first generation college graduate, who pursued his degree to be a role model for his younger brothers. He is a hardworking, dedicated student, employee, and friend.
  • Fictional place you would like to visit: Rick’s Café Americain, from Casablanca
  • Favorite TV show when growing up: I probably shouldn’t have been allowed to watch this as a young child, but I absolutely loved the show CSI. The idea of Forensic Psychology drew me in immediately.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I changed my mind a lot about what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to help an underserved population. I dreamt about going into the Peace Corps, and quite honestly, being a professional Humanitarian.
  • What led you to this career?
    Although, I have always been drawn to service related jobs, I actually kind of fell into this position, and I have been enjoying it ever since. It has been a great opportunity for me to learn more about the medical field and to work for an organization I’m familiar with.
 

Blake Lamkin-Diabetes Educator

Blake was born and raised in Redding, CA. He graduated from Shasta High School and earned a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from CSU Chico. Blake enjoys playing music, hiking, backpacking, acroyoga and surrounding himself with wonderful people.

Blake Lamkin

  • Interesting fact about you: I can walk on my hands
  • Favorite super power: Telepathy
  • Favorite TV show when growing up: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Film Director