Jennifer Bagby, PA-C, MSPAS
I am an Arizona native and yes, a Cardinal fan! I went to Deer Valley High School, graduated from ASU, summa cum laude, and attended AT Still University for my PA degree. I went into PA school intent on pursuing surgery until I went on my first rotation in mental health. I knew on my first day that this was where I was supposed to be. I have since worked for several years in the crisis setting with both voluntary and involuntary patients. I have also worked in a detox facility managing alcohol, opiates, methamphetamine, and benzodiazepine detoxification. This lead me to manage opiate addiction in a methadone clinic then to Suboxone. I truly care about each person that I see and treat. I know that life is hard and there are always obstacles and I want to help the best way I can.
Thomas Martin, PA-C, MSPAS
I hail from Wisconsin. I’m married and have a son. I also have two very spoiled dogs. I grew up right outside of Milwaukee and went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I knew I wanted to interact with patients and be a part of the front lines in health care, so I applied to PA school. Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona was gracious enough to accept me into their program. Once I graduated, we decided to stick around Arizona. It’s a beautiful state with wonderful people. My family and I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, and fishing. Living in Arizona gives us easy access to all three. I have been practicing medicine for 8 years and have worked in family medicine, emergency medicine, and psychiatry. Psychiatry gives me the opportunity to help an underserved community and build meaningful relationships with people in need. I care about my patients’ wellbeing and I am just as excited as they are when they experience relief of their symptoms.
Christina Wellman, DNP, PMHNP-BC
I am from the great, world-class city of Chicago, IL. A true Cubs fan, win or lose, I bleed Cubby blue! I moved to Arizona 8 years ago and absolutely love it. My children and I spend a lot of time outdoors, hiking, camping, kayaking, and mountain biking. I graduated from The University of Arizona with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health emphasis. Psychiatry is where my heart is as it provides so much intrinsic reward. I have worked in inpatient settings, both voluntary and involuntary settings, helping those with acute psychiatric presentations, the severely mentally ill, substance detox, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I have worked in pediatric settings through geriatric settings. I served active duty in the US Air Force and veterans hold a special place in my heart and always willing to assist our heroes with mental health needs. As a provider, being chosen to assist in an individual’s journey from their darkest days to their brightest, is an honor.