Our Health Care Providers

Diana Hall | PNP, MSN, MS, RN

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Diana Hall is the medical provider at Outside In’s School Based Health Center at Milwaukie High School. She is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in pediatrics. She obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing from Yale University, and also earned a Masters in Science in the global health department at Unversity College London in the United Kingdom. Diana is passionate about child and adolescent medicine and is thrilled to be part of the OI SBHC team. In her free time she loves to go backpacking and travel, and has been to over 65 countries on all 7 continents. She also loves her dog who is named Harry Potter, after her favorite book.

Emmy Wohlgemuth, a family nurse practitioner at Outside In is standing in front of a fence. She has long dark hair and glasses and is smiling

Emmy Wohlgemuth | FNP-C, CNM

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Emmy grew up in Boston, MA and moved to Oregon six years ago. She graduated from OHSU in 2017 with a Master’s in Nursing focused on family medicine and in 2020 with a Post Masters Certificate in Midwifery. Emmy believes every person deserves high quality and compassionate healthcare. She bring a patient-centered and holistic approach to her work. When she’s not working, you can find her exploring the world, either by hiking/camping in the Pacific Norwest or travelling to new and exciting countries. She also spends her free time reading or listening to music with her cat and two dogs.

Isabelle Trepiccione | MD

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Isabelle Trepiccione was born and raised in Portland.  She completed medical school at Oregon Health and Science University and moved to in Seattle in 2014 for Family Medicine residency training at Swedish-First Hill.  She returned to Portland in 2018 to join the primary care team at Outside In.  She loves working with her colleagues at Outside In to provide high quality, comprehensive medical care to individuals across their lifespan.   Outside of medicine, she loves riding her bike, seeing live music, and talking about getting a dog.

Karlyn Nieland | ANP

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Karlyn Nieland joined the Outside In primary care team in 2015 and continues to enjoy the awesomely diverse folks she sees as patients as well as the dedicated and supportive staff.

She graduated from the Yale School of Nursing and then completed a primary care residency through the VA hospital in West Haven, Connecticut before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. She sees the human body as a resilient and amazing machine and remains curious to learn while working with people to feel their best.

Kathleen Walker

Kathleen Walker | MSN, FNP

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Kathleen joined Outside In’s downtown clinic team in 2020. As a Portland native, she is thrilled to be working in the community where she grew up. Kathleen received her Masters as Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of California, San Francisco. She is passionate about working to break down barriers to care in our medical system and strives to support the unique goals of her patients. Outside of work, you might find Kathleen hanging with her three animals, trail running, or finding any excuse to eat peanut butter from the jar.

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Kristine Kruger | MD

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Kristine Kruger has been a family doctor working with a diverse patient population for twenty years. She graduated from OHSU in 1998, after adding an extra year to work in Guatemala and Bolivia. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys caring for LatinX families. She completed her family medicine residency in 2001 at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA then returned to her native Portland. She loves to travel, bake, garden, mother her two daughters, and hang with her small flock of chickens, cats, and dog.

Mandi Ruscher | MSN, FNP-C, CPEN

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Mandi Ruscher joined Outside In in 2017 after graduating from Frontier Nursing University.She worked as a registered nurse for almost 10 years with a specialty mostly in emergency, toxicology, and pediatrics. Prior to nursing, she was an English teacher abroad. She enjoys being outdoors, baking, and having dance parties with her two daughters.

Meghan Brinson | ND

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Meghan Brinson was first drawn to Outside In as a volunteer in 2007 due to her interest in community health. She has a sincere belief that all people should receive compassionate, respectful health care as a human right. Meghan Brinson graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2010. After completing 2 years of residency, she joined Outside In as a primary care provider. Dr. Brinson values her work at Outside In because it enables her to provide excellent quality care to marginalized and underserved populations. Additionally, Dr. Brinson enjoys training residents and medical students in this clinical setting.

Miguel Mitchell | ND

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Dr. Miguel Mitchell joined Outside In as a primary care provider in 2018. Before coming to Outside In, he graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2014 and then completed three years of residency in their teaching program while also collaborating with Volunteers of America to help provide clinical care in their treatment facilities. When he isn’t at work, he can be found hiking in the woods with his wife and their two dogs or puttering around in his garage.

Rachel Jackson MD

Rachel Jackson | MD

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Rachel Jackson joined Outside In as a volunteer in 2010 and was inspired by the organization’s compassionate approach to serving marginalized people. She went to medical school at the University of Washington and finished her family medicine residency training at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in 2020. She returned to Outside In as a doctor in 2022. Rachel is dedicated to the medically and culturally excellent care of patients from all walks of life. She is especially excited about providing high quality LGBTQ healthcare and is a longtime member of the Portland queer and trans community. Outside of work she is usually cooking, running, growing vegetables, or hiding in the woods.

Wayne Sells | MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, Professor of Pediatrics

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Wayne Sells joined Outside In as a medical provider in 1997, and served as the Medical Director until June of 2017. During this time the clinic became a Federally Qualified Health Center, established OI’s medical van program, and built school-based health centers at Milwaukie High School and Rex Putnam. Currently Wayne serves as one of two medical providers at Milwaukie High School Health & Wellness Center, and is the Associate Medical Director for School-based Health. Wayne is a pediatrician who specializes in Adolescent Medicine, and is the Head of the Division of Adolescent Health at Oregon Health Science University. He enjoys working with youth and their families. He is active in medical student and resident education. Wayne completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, pediatric residency at Stanford University, and Fellowship and MPH at the University of Minnesota. In his free time, Dr. Sells enjoys spending time with his wife and two adolescent children.

Success Stories

Anthony

As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.

Shay

Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.

River

When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.

Rei

Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant

Jason

Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.

Anna

If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.

Ollie

I wanted independence and stability. I wanted to belong. I found Outside In.

Courtney

Housing at Outside In is so much more than a roof over your head. The staff is helpful and amazing. They were always there for us anticipating our needs. Finally, we weren’t hungry anymore and we were safe.

Ramad

I feel safe at Outside In. I love Outside In people. How they love us, care for us. The wonderful and fresh food, the health care, the accommodations, the hospitalities. People talking to me, listening to me. Changing lives. It is a great moment.

Adrianna

By the time I was 17, I didn't trust anybody...except Outside In. The staff took my concerns seriously, and took a holistic approach. They protected me.