Our Providers

Lindsey M. Deeb, APRN, CNP

  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin & St. Catherine University
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of California San Francisco
  • Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certified Lactation Educator
  • Memberships: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Lindsey received her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of California San Francisco. Her special interests include behavioral health, adolescent health care, and childhood obesity.

Lindsey's past pediatric experience includes several years working with behaviorally and emotionally challenged children and adolescents, and several years working as an RN and case manager for children with cancer and heart problems.

Originally from the Midwest, Lindsey now lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children. Lindsey believes in family centered health promotion and prevention and is excited to follow in the footsteps of her mother-in-law, Dr. Jane Van Roekel, the founder of Dakota Pediatric Clinic.



Melissa S. Heinonen, APRN, CNP

  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: University of Washington
  • Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Memberships: American Nurses Association

Melissa received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Washington, in Seattle. Prior to attending graduate school, Melissa worked as a pediatric nurse taking care of patients with a variety of illnesses and inures including diabetes, asthma, orthopedic trauma, cancer, kidney and stomach problems. Melissa's special interests include asthma, childhood obesity, adolescent health care, young women's/women's health, and family health.

Melissa lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two sons and their dog. She spends her free time doing yoga, swimming, reading and cooking with her husband. She enjoys working with pediatrics because she believes in family centered health care and promotion and enjoys watching her patients develop and grow


Michelle Ohnstad, DNP, APRN, CNP

  • Undergraduate: University of MN, Twin Cities
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of MN, Twin Cities
  • Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Memberships: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau

Michelle is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Minnesota. She also has a certificate in Disability Policy and Services and is a Certified Lactation Educator. Her special interests include preventative care, underserved populations, breastfeeding support, and children with congenital heart disease. Michelle’s past pediatric experience includes several years as a Registered Nurse at Children's Hospital of Minnesota where she cared for patients in the cardiac intensive care unit.

Michelle enjoys seeing patients of all ages; from the adorable smiles of an infant, the curiosity of a toddler, and the excitement of a school-ager, all the way to the fierce independence of an adolescent/young adult. They all bring so much to Michelle's practice and for that she is grateful. Her dream is to someday be treating the children of former patients who have graduated from her care.

Michelle lives in south Minneapolis with her husband, son, and black labrador. They love spending their time enjoying all that south Minneapolis and the twin cities has to offer including the parks, hiking/biking trails, outdoor concerts, and local breweries.


Aemelia Tallen-Whited, APRN, CNP

Aemelia is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a degree from Yale University. Aemelia's work in international maternal and child health in Africa inspired her to pursue a career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Aemelia is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with a genuine love for assisting the breastfeeding family through teaching, guidance and hands-on lactation support. Her special clinical interests include: child development, asthma care and management, obesity and nutritional support, parenting, and care of the newborn.

Although, originally from Saint Paul, Aemelia has spent the last six years living and working in Chicago. She is thrilled to finally be back in the Twin Cities and now lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, young daughter and two dogs. Aemelia loves reading, going for hikes, celebrating Pizza Fridays and rediscovering the world through her daughter's delightfully curious eyes. She finds nothing more humbling and more delightful than being a mother.


Brett Mortenson, DNP, APRN, CNP

  • Undergraduate: Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Memberships: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Brett is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, with a doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Brett enjoys caring for children of all ages. His goal is to help children and families lead healthy and well-rounded lives. This includes being an advocate for mental and physical health.

Brett is originally from Shoreview, MN. He spent many years working in San Diego, California and recently returned to Minnesota because he believes Minnesota is the best place to raise children. Currently he and his wife live in Woodbury, with their two children. His best days are spent playing outside with his family. He also enjoys biking, camping, hiking or just playing inside with Legos or dolls with the kids!


Jenny Whitney, APRN, CPNP

  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire & St. Catherine University St Paul, MN
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: St Catherine University, St Paul, MN
  • Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Memberships: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Jenny is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has cared for children and adolescents in school, hospital and clinic settings. Most recently she was at a Walk-in-Clinic & Urgent Care setting. While Jenny enjoys seeing patients of all ages, her special clinical interests include care of newborns & infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. She has a genuine love in educating parents and patients. Jenny believes strongly in patient & family centered care and enjoys watching her patients develop and grow.

Jenny's past pediatric experience includes several years as a Registered Nurse working in Special Care Nursery, intensive care nursing, and working with children who are mentally and physically handicapped.

Jenny lives in Apple Valley with her husband and son. She enjoys spending her free time traveling with her family and going on new adventures. When she is home her son keeps her busy with his active imagination and playing with everything! She also likes cooking, swimming, being outdoors or just relaxing.

Clinic Hours

St. Paul

Inver Grove Heights

Richfield

Hours subject to change, please call ahead to confirm.

All clinics closed on Sundays and all major holidays.
During off-hours, providers are on-call 24/7.

For same day appointments, phones are answered by clinic staff 15 minutes prior to regular business hours.

Contact Us

St. Paul
968 Grand Avenue
(the Health Foundations Birth Center building)
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 455-9697

Inver Grove Heights
5975 Carmen Ave E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
(651) 455-9697

Richfield
6601 Lyndale Avenue South, Suite 110
Richfield, MN 55423
(651) 455-9697