Our Staff

Meet the Tulaya Staff

Kelly Theodore  PMHNP, FNP
PMHNP, FNP

Kelly Theodore

Dr. Gina Negrette, MD
MD

Gina Negrette

Kate Meine, DNP, PMHNP
DNP, PMHNP

Kate Meine

Rebecca “Becky” Sobanski
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca “Becky” Sobanski

Linnea Olson
Registered Nurse

Linnea Olson

Andrea Barndt
Operations Manager

Andrea Barndt

Kylie Koller
Administrative Assistant

Kylie Koller

Sharon Schwanke
Administrative Assistant

Sharon Schwanke

PMHNP, FNP

Kelly Theodore

Board Certifications:
• 2015 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner
• 2018 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specializations:
• LGBTQ health, women’s health, depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders

Kelly Theodore  PMHNP, FNP is a board certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry as well as family practice medicine.  Her background includes extensive work in emergency nursing and psychiatric care of diverse populations. Her work illustrated the gap between medical and psychiatric care impacting Kelly’s decision to obtain her post masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI. Her care philosophy integrates medicine and mental health for the most effective treatment.  She is networked with a variety of complementary and alternative therapy practitioners specializing in massage, acupuncture, naturopathy and nutrition as well as professional counselors and psychotherapists to help coordinate an integrated, individualized treatment plan that best suits your needs.

MD

Gina Negrette

Dr. Negrette is currently not taking new patients.

Board Certifications:
• 2011 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
• 2013 American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)

Specializations:
• LGBTQ health, women’s health, depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, adolescent health, eating disorders

My interest in integrative-holistic psychiatry began in my last year of residency. I obtained my training in allopathic medicine, which emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of disease by seeking out the symptoms and treating with a medication or procedure. This methodology can be extremely valuable, however this process rarely took into consideration the whole person. I felt it impossible to heal someone if only treating one symptom at a time. This was counterintuitive to me. I entered medical school to become a healer, and even though I was obtaining the details and information needed to understand the pathophysiology of the human body, I did not feel that the systemic/problem-focused approach was adequate for full healing and potential.

A great friend of mine introduced me to creative healing. Through him I learned alternative methods for treating affective disorders (depression, anxiety, etc.) as well as focusing on maintaining health and happiness. As I learned new techniques and the importance of wholeness and healthy living I utilized these skills for myself. Living with mindfulness and believing that the body is a self-healer I found my own wellbeing; I lost over one hundred pounds, my anxiety was under control, and I felt connected to my whole self. I saw firsthand how holistic medicine and treatments could not only heal but also maintain a happy healthy life. Since this time I have incorporated these methods in the treatment plans of my patients.

I am passionate about working with people to reach their full potentials. I want to help others find their paths and reconnect to their mental health, physical health as well as spiritual health. This can be obtained by using an integrative approach; healing the mind through creative modalities, mindfulness techniques, walk and talk therapy (movement and exercise) in conjunction with other healing methods (acupuncture, yoga, essential oils, supplementation of natural elements, reiki, etc).

DNP, PMHNP

Kate Meine

Board Certifications
• 2009 American Midwifery Certification (CNM) Certified Nurse Midwife
• 2021 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specializations:
• LGBTQ health, women’s health, depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders, perinatal mood disorders, and transgender care

Kate Meine DNP, PMHNP has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, mental health, women’s health, nursing education and research work. Kate specializes in medication management, trauma informed care, women’s health, and trans specialty care.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca “Becky” Sobanski

Board Certification:
• 2016 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specializations:
• ADHD, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ health, women’s health

Rebecca Sobanski, PMHNP, is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with 20 years of experience in the mental health field, including private practice, inpatient, community crisis, long-term care, and nursing education. Her social work and counseling background inspired her to become a nurse practitioner, where she integrates therapy, medication management, and complementary modalities into her practice. Her approach is built on a trusting and collaborative partnership, considering the unique aspects of each person’s life to promote strengths-based healing and optimal wellness. She obtained her master’s degree in Counseling from Marquette University and her master’s degree in Nursing from Alverno College.

 

Registered Nurse

Linnea Olson

Board Certifications:
2016 Registered Nurse State of Wisconsin

Linnea practices as a registered nurse with over 17 years of experience as a healthcare professional. Linnea has joined Tulaya after working in hospital Emergency Medicine since 2002. She is an expert in infusion therapy and vascular access. She is very enthusiastic about expanding her knowledge in the treatment as well as prevention of mental health illnesses through education, wellness, aesthetics, and lifestyle changes.

Operations Manager

Andrea Barndt

Certifications: Healthcare Management Certification in progress at Cornell University

Andrea comes to Tulaya Wellness with over 15 years of administrative experience in Management, Human Resources and Finance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Andrea assists in the development of processes and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of HR policies and procedures along with daily operations. She is passionate about helping people and is happy to support a staff the feels the same!

Administrative Assistant

Kylie Koller

I am a student at Mount Mary University currently in the Human Biology Pre-Dietetics program. My professional goal is to continue gaining knowledge in the Human Biology Pre-Dietetics Bachelor of Science program and continuing into the Integrated Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program to receive my Registered Dietitian degree. I’m passionate about helping others and genuinely enjoy connecting with people!

Administrative Assistant

Sharon Schwanke

Sharon has worked in the healthcare field for many years. She joined Tulaya after 17 years as an administrative assistant to a psychiatrist. Her passion is helping people through her vast experience navigating the healthcare system and serving as a support to those struggling with mental health concerns. In her spare time, she cherishes her two grandsons, enjoys walking in nature, and participating in all outdoor activities.

Dr. Negrette has limited availability for new clients at this time.  Kelly Theodore, Katie Meine & Becky Sobanski are accepting new clients.
If you are interested in seeking an appointment with Kelly , Becky or Katie, please visit the following link:

We're Moving! Our new office at 946 N Van Buren St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 will be opening soon, and we will be seeing patients in-person! Call 414-671-9355 to schedule an appointment today - we cannot wait to see you!

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