ncfm faculty

Asa F. Ware, MD - Program Director

University of Colorado School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Ware: I'm Asa Ware (he/him/his) and I was born in Seattle, Washington but have spent most of my life in Colorado—Wray, Boulder, Denver, and Greeley. While growing up in rural northeastern Colorado, I developed interests in chemistry, teaching, and medicine. Family medicine combined these interests. Through medical school and residency training, I solidified my passion for full spectrum, rural family medicine. I started my residency training at North Colorado Family Medicine in 2013 and it has been my home ever since. Serving as faculty at NCFM allows me to live out my passions of teaching and preparing physicians for the full spectrum and rural medicine I love so well. At NCFM I get to work with diverse and inspiring faculty and resident physicians, and I so enjoy preparing our young doctors for their future careers. Outside of medicine, I enjoy photography, TV and movies, card and board games, traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends and family—especially my wife, two daughters, and Irish wolfhound Winnie.

Dave Smith, MD - Associate Program Director

The Medical College of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency Program in Wausau, WI

About Dr. Smith: I worked in rural practice in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Since that time, I have held family medicine residency faculty positions in La Crosse, WI; Fort Collins, CO; Greenwood, SC; & Greeley, CO. My vocational passion is preparing family physicians for rural and underserved practice. I'm also passionate about my family, fishing, golfing & enjoying the great Colorado outdoors.

Michele Alba, MD

University of Arizona College of Medicine

University of Arizona College of Medicine

About Dr. Alba: Hola! Mi nombre es Michele Alba (she/her/ella). I am the first in my family to explore medicine. After bravely convincing myself that I could be a “doctor” and somehow surviving medical school, I went to the University of Arizona South Campus Family Medicine residency program in Tucson, AZ. Here I fell in love with reproductive healthcare, integrative medicine and tackling social injustices and healthcare disparities. From residency, I completed a surgical obstetrics fellowship in Chicago at PCC Community Wellness learning cesarean sections, MAT in pregnancy and OB ultrasound. I have loved practicing full-scope family medicine with surgical obstetrics at NCFM as faculty. It is the perfect combination of being able to serve a vulnerable population while teaching, mentoring and supporting future family physicians! My niches within NCFM are always evolving and currently include: supporting resident education as didactic faculty advisor, participating in our resident wellness and DEI committees, and advocating for reproductive health, LGBTQ+ care and addiction medicine within primary care. Outside of work, you will find me singing along in the car to country music, enjoying deep conversations with friends, and drooling over Christmas lights every holiday season! My inner joy and peace come from soaking up snuggles from my (almost three) kiddos and hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains with my hubby, Jose.

Michael Bradfield, MD, MPH

East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Bradfield: I am the Northern Colorado Banner Health site lead for the All of Us research program. I also serve as the faculty inpatient hospice liaison and lead the Sports Medicine Track. I also work as medical director at a local nursing home and serve as geriatrics lead.

Jeff Cook, MD

East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Cook: I lead the Advanced Leadership track as well as the Advanced Maternity Care track. I continue to work as a rural family physician working in the ED for an area critical access hospital.

Dan Fahrenholtz, MD, MBA

University of Kansas School of Medicine

University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Fahrenholtz: I am an instrument-rated pilot--I like to fly my own airplane to see family. I worked for many years as a country family physician before joining the faculty and serving for several years as program director.

Wayne Jeffers, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of New Mexico Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Jeffers: I lead the Global Health track and the Hospitalist track. I have a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospital Medicine. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing, running, ukulele, attending live music events, snowboarding and traveling. After residency I practiced internationally prior to returning first to the Sunrise clinic then NCFM.

David McClellan, MD

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Memorial Herman Hospital System

About Dr. McClellan: I spent many years as the program director at Texas A&M. I enjoy exploring Colorado and spending time with family while semi-retired.

Briana Money, DO

UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Money: Hello! My name is Briana Money (she/her/hers) and I'm from Abilene, Texas. I completed medical school at UNTHSC - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017 and then moved to Greeley for residency at NCFM and graduated in 2020. At NCFM, I am co-director of the Living, Leading, and Medicine Track, I am one of our POCUS champions, and am involved with the wellness committee and Holistic Care Track. I also practice and teach OMT and look forward to expanding OMT teaching to all interested residents. I am passionate about leadership, mentoring, and teaching. Outside of NCFM, I started the American Medical Women's Association - Colorado Physician Branch in 2021 and am on the Board of Directors of the Northern Colorado Medical Society. My hobbies include spending time with my husband, running, cycling (outside some but mostly on the Peloton 🙂), camping, hiking, and hanging out with our pets!

Magdalena Reinsvold, MD, MPH

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Ventura County Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Reinsvold: Hi, I’m Maggie Reinsvold and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I grew up here in wonderful Greeley, CO and am excited to be back in the area as of October 2021 to teach and practice at NCFM and serve the northern Colorado community. I’m returning home to CO after completing residency and subsequently a year long Faculty Development Fellowship at the Ventura County Family Medicine Residency in Ventura, CA. I am passionate about medical education, social medicine, improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education and health care, LGBTQAI+ care, MAT and addiction medicine, women’s health and reproductive health access, global health and serving historically underserved and diverse communities. In addition to clinical care, I received my MPH from University of North Carolina (Go Heels!) while in medical school and enjoy teaching and putting public health into clinical practice and community engagement. Outside medicine, I spend time enjoying the outdoors and being active with my rescue dog, Cali, family and friends. I enjoy trying out new recipes with my ever increasing cookbook collection and discovering new places and meeting new people traveling locally and globally.

Mike Renecle, DO

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Renecle: Hello, I'm Mike Renecle and my pronouns are he/him/his. I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and immigrated to the US when I was 19. I am returning to NCFM (as of July 2022) where I completed my residency (and clearly couldn't get enough :) ) after a yearlong fellowship at Denver Health, specializing in LGBTQ+ Health, Sexual Health and HIV Medicine. My passions in addition to these areas, including transgender health, obstetrics, reproductive health, medical education, ensuring persistence of comprehensive full scope family medicine training, policy and public health.

Outside of medicine, I am an avid baker and fermenter of foods. I enjoy aviation, reading and engaging in lively conversations. My partner and I enjoy traveling, hiking, drag queens, taking care of our 4 cats and spending time with friends.

Lynn Stiff, MD, RD, MS

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

University of Arizona-Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Stiff: I am developing a lifestyle medicine program within the NCFM residency including the Wholistic Care track and taking the lead on the resident wellness curriculum. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, I worked as a full-time adult medicine hospitalist. In my free time, I can usually be found running around Northern Colorado or hanging out with my 3 kids. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, pretty much any outdoor activity, trying out new breweries, cooking and doing home improvement projects.

Brian Money, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge, IL

About Dr. Money: I am a pediatric hospitalist, and I enjoy teaching residents and students as well as learning new things. My wife teaches Biology at Mountain View High school, and I have 2 daughters (Caidence and Zoey). I enjoy sports (nearly all, but root for Chicago based teams) and the outdoors: skiing, trail running, hiking, and camping.

Jayme George, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic



Alexandra Lessem, DNP, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Colorado School of Medicine

About Alexandra: I precept women's health procedures and support the practice managment curriculum. I am helping lead the lifestyle medicine curriculum. I like hiking, camping, running, swimming, bicycling, reading, and cooking plant-based meals.

Mitzi McGarr, MSN, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Northern Colorado

About Mitzi: I began my Family Nurse Practitioner career here at NCFM in 2000, following many years as a surgical/burn/ trauma nurse at North Colorado Medical Center.

I have been involved with our Community Ambulatory Medicine rotation; our Home Visit program; our Chronic Pain Group; precepting our women's health procedures including Colposcopy; and assisting with orientation to our continuity clinic.

I am Adjunct Faculty for The University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing - precepting and providing clinical site visits for the FNP/DNP students.

I enjoy long walks, hiking and traveling.

Tanya Unrein, MSN, FNP-BC

Clinical Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Northern Colorado

About Tanya: I support the practice management curriculum and help with orientation to the NCFM continuity clinic. I am an avid golfer.

Christine Baron, MSW, LCSW

Behavioral Health Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

Colorado State University

About Christy: Hi there! I’m Christy Baron (she/her/hers), and I’m one of the Behavioral Science Faculty here at NCFM. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, I moved to Fort Collins, Colorado in 1991. I graduated from Colorado State University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work, and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2008. I have called Greeley my “home” since 2003. In my previous lives, I worked as a counselor/therapist, a child protection caseworker, a bartender/server, and a musician. When I’m not seeing my therapy patients or working with the residents, you might find me traveling, studying oenology, gardening, listening to live music, or hanging out at home with my family, which includes my partner- Mark, my cat- Yoda, and my Jack Russell Terrier- Harley Quinn. My favorite thing about working at NCFM is that it’s NEVER boring!

Steve Brown, MA, LPC

Behavioral Health Faculty--North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic

University of Colorado School of Medicine

About Steve: I lead the behavioral health clinical practice at NCFM. I support the resident physicians during clinic precepting in addition to providing clinical counseling services. I enjoy Iowa Hawkeye football and the Colorado weather.

sunrise faculty

Brenda Campos-Spitze, MD, MPH

University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Sunrise Program

About Dr. Campos-Spitze: I enjoy hiking, traveling, good eats, hanging out with friends around town, and spending time with family.

Sam Davis, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Sunrise Program


Hannah Dunn, MD

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Sunrise Program


Sean Filipovitz, MD

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Sunrise Program


Allison Post, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Sunrise Program

About Dr. Kimball: My professional interests include: cross-cultural medicine, high risk pregnancies, substance use disorder treatment, safer treatment of chronic pain, communication with patients, burnout prevention, and maternity advocacy. My personal interests include: vegetable gardening, fiddle playing, outdoor adventuring, cooking, bread making, quality time with friends and family.

Bryce Spitze, MD, MPH

University of California Irvine School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Sunrise Program


Justin Walker, MD

The Medical College of Wisconsin

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Sunrise Program


Tyler Weigang, MD, MPH

University of Colorado School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Weigang: I came to Sunrise after residency because I like working with others who are focused on mission driven care and want to break down barriers to care wherever possible. I like the broad perspective I get working for such a diverse community of cultures and it renews my gratitude for the blessings I have. I don’t do hospital call, but I still do a lot of high risk OB care, lots of MAT, and complicated internal medicine as well as pediatric care. When I’m not working, I’m trying to be present in the moment as my young kids grow up.

sterling faculty

Sarah Moore, MD - Sterling Site Director

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Moore: I grew up in Memphis, and knew I wanted to pursue underserved populations within medicine. During residency at Via Christi in Kansas I fell in love with rural medicine and took a job in Sterling after graduation. I continue to practice full spectrum family medicine with surgical obstetrics and have the great joy of working with residents here. I am married to a physical therapist and we have 4 children and 2 dogs that keep us very busy.

Rachel Griffith, DO

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program

About Dr. Griffith: I am a Colorado native; I grew up in Parker, CO. I attended Rocky Vista University and then travelled to the booming city of Wichita to train at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency. I have sinced move to Sterling and could not be more happy to be back in the great state of Colorado. I enjoy practicing full scope family medicine with OB/C-sections and scopes. I also love being a few hours from the mountains for all the skiing, camping and hiking adventures. When I’m just hanging around Sterling I enjoy teaching group fitness classes at the gym and checking out the newest brews at the local brewery.

Erin Hoffman, DO

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program

I am a proud native of Colorado. I felt like God called me to medicine when I was in middle school and have chased it ever since. I went to Rocky Vista University COM for medical school and then completed my family medicine training at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency. I was happy to come back to Colorado and love my full-spectrum practice that includes endoscopy, surgical obstetrics, women’s health, OMT, and hospital medicine. My husband and two boys love small town life as well. I have strong interest in nutrition and exercise and am always looking for better ways to practice preventative medicine. I love to camp, hike, and ski and have recently gotten way too into triathlon. I also love to listen to books and make regular valiant efforts at baking bread and gardening.

Amanda Nichols, DO

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Nichols: I grew up in the great state of Minnesota, but trained in Colorado and enjoyed it so much, I decided to stay. I love practicing and teaching rural medicine, and luckily NCFM created a rural training track in Sterling, CO for me to join as faculty. I also have developed an interest in Obesity Medicine and recently became a Diplomate of the Board of Obesity Medicine. At home, I have two busy young kids and an active Bernedoodle to keep me on my toes. We enjoy spending time with our friends and family in Sterling and Minnesota. Though the recreation in CO is spectacular, we especially love our yearly summer trip to the lake in MN.

wray faculty

David Reed, MD - Wray Site Director

University of Utah School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Wray Rural Training Program


Kaily Baer, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Wray Rural Training Program


Susan Kasza, DO

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Wray Rural Training Program


Tom Kriley, MD

University of Kansas School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency--Wray Rural Training Program

About Dr. Kriley: Dr. Kriley hails from rural Kansas. He attended Kansas University School of Medicine where he participated in the medical school's rural track program. His residency training was completed in the Wray Rural Training Program. His passion is serving as a full-spectrum rural family physician. He did just that in Kansas for several years prior to returning to Wray to serve as faculty.

Lindsey Paulson, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

North Colorado Family Medicine Residency

About Dr. Paulson: Dr. Paulson has been able to fulfill her lifelong dream of practicing full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics, pediatrics, inpatient, outpatient and emergency medicine. She is trained in surgical obstetrics and is passionate about providing safe, high quality maternity care in rural Colorado. Prior to moving to Wray, Lindsey completed her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine in Greeley where she was administrative chief resident. Outside of work, Dr. Paulson enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, traveling, reading, and is deeply involved in the Wray and Colorado communities. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boettcher Foundation and is an avid high school sports fans. She can be found on any given day on the sidelines at flag football practice, sharing stories with her elderly neighbors, mentoring resident physicians and medical students, and screaming her heart out for the Wray Eagles basketball teams.