Clinical Staff


Sterling Area Health Center uses a team of well-qualified health care providers to provide care for a patient’s physical, dental and behavioral health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care and chronic care. The Center’s medical home comprises a team of providers in different levels of health professions who work together around the patient’s needs to provide comprehensive health care and health promotion. The staff exemplifies the notion of combining leadership and teamwork to provide coordinated, high-quality and comprehensive health care.

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Linda C. Runyon, MD, FACP, CDE

Dr. Runyon received her Medical Doctor from the Wayne State University in 1983. She completed her internal medicine residency at Wayne State Affiliated Hospitals in 1986. She is Board Certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

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Danielle' Walsh McPherson, DO

Dr. Walsh McPherson received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University in 1998, and completed her Family Practice Residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. She is Board Certified in family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment.

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Bassel Ahmad, MD

Dr. Ahmad received his Medical Doctor from the Damascus University Medical School in 1993, and he completed his internal medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital, University of Rochester in 2002. He is Board Certified in internal medicine.


Cathleen Chidester, PA



Whitney Jankoska, FNP


Candice Delano, FNP-C (3)

Candice DeLano, FNP-C

Candice is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the medical field. She started in the medical field as a nursing assistant in 2007. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing in 2015 from Davenport University and then her master's degree in 2021 from Saginaw Valley State University.  In her spare time, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids. She loves to go camping and loves to watch her son and husband participate in demolition and figure 8 derbies. 

Aaron Korczowski, FNP


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Jessica Wilson, MSN, FNP-BC

Jessica graduated from Saginaw Valley State University as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2012, and has lived in this community her entire life and enjoys providing health are to our community. 

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Ashley Conyer, MSN, FNP-BC

Ashley is  a Family Nurse Practitioner, graduating recently from Saginaw Valley State University in 2019.. She finished her RN in 2016 and previously worked Med-Surg in Tawas. Ashley lives in Standish with her husband and children. She will soon transfer to our brand new Ogemaw clinic in Prescott opening soon.


Lynn A. Meyers, MSN, FNP-C

Lynn received her undergraduate degree from SVSU in May 1993, and worked 25 years  as an ER nurse. In 2018, she earned her graduate degree from Walden University with her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.


Vivian Gallofin, MSN, FNP-BC

Vivian graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2018 Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Skyler Weirauch, PMHNP



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Linda La Tulip, LMSW

Linda graduated from Wayne State University in 2004 with a Masters in Social Work. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker.

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Michael S. Ossian, DO

Dr. Ossian received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984, and completed his psychiatry residency at Maricopa Medical Center in 1988.

Renee Echartea-Steckart, LMSW


Pamela Daniels, LLMSW



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Keith W. Sleeper, DDS

Dr. Sleeper received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in 2001.

725 E. State Street, Sterling, MI 48659
Tel: 989-654-2491  •  Fax: 989-654-2190
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