Staff

Maria Weeks – Owner / Administrative Director

Maria was born and raised in Idaho. She completed her education focusing on Accounting and has since been working in that field as well as business marketing and management. She is married with three children and two fur babies who are the center of her world. She enjoys hiking, camping with her family, art, reading and laughing until her stomach hurts and her face is wet with tears. She has a passion for mental health that stems from her earliest years. Being a part of a strong compassionate team helping people live their best life is a dream come true for her.

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Margaret (Maggie) Zipf – LCSW / Clinical Director

Margaret Zipf, Clinical Director / LCSW – Better known as Maggie, she has been a Social Worker since 1993 and a mental health therapist since 2007. She has a wide array of experience ranging from early childhood education, children protective services casework, family preservation work, treating individuals with substance abuse issues and mental illness; working with adolescents with sexual behavior problems, working with the criminal justice system and now working with people with the primary goal of treating individuals mental health issues.
Throughout all of the different areas of experience, she has learned that we are all just people trying to do the best that we can. Maggie tries to focus on being optimistic about the future while remembering that all experiences, especially the hard ones help us to be better prepared for the future. Her educational background consists of a Bachelors in Psychology with an emphasis in early childhood education and a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in working with families. She has come to learn that she really enjoys working with people and helping them to live their ideal life while enjoying the journey.

Julie Schrader – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Julie went to the University of Delaware for her nursing degree and later graduated from Stony Brook University to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She has been an NP for 36 years; first in Baltimore for 15 years and then here in Boise. She loves her work and always has. She and her wife live in Boise with their two dogs, two cats and two chickens. When not at work Julie enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening and spending time visiting and laughing with family and friends.

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Michelle Chin – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

“Listen to your patient and 80% of the time they will tell you what they need” (Former professor at Gonzaga University) Michelle is a family nurse practitioner specializing in medication management. She approaches all patients as individuals and strives to minimize medications in an effort to maximize their overall health.

Michelle grew up in Moscow, Idaho. Her nursing career started in the military (USAF) where she was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Having spent 12 years working in various emergency departments, she has spanned her experience with people of all ages, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation (LGBTQ), cultural backgrounds and disabilities. When not at work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her daughter and two dogs, traveling, exploring Idaho through mushroom hunting, hiking, rock hounding and fishing.

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Stacey Wright – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Stacey has been working as a nurse practitioner in the Treasure Valley for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Oregon University. She graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University with her undergraduate nursing degree and went on to obtain her graduate degree from Washington State University. Stacey has worked in a variety of roles in primary care, internal medicine and mental health. She is pursuing her dream of providing holistic care for patients with mental illness so they can live their best life. In her free time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, camping and gardening.

Jenny Pinson – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Jenny Pinson was born and raised in Eastern Oregon. She received her BS in Biology and Chemistry from Eastern Oregon University in 1994, followed by a BS in Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996. She started her nursing career on the Medical Surgical Floor of St. Luke’s Hospital here in Boise, followed by a short stint as a traveling nurse. She pursued her family nurse practitioner degree at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, completing her course of study in 2002. Initially specializing in gastroenterology, she recognized a need for mental health providers and shifted her specialization in 2012. In mental health, she’s found her calling and takes great pleasure in helping others live life to their fullest potential. A military spouse, Jenny travelled the world for 20 years but longed to come home to Boise, finally returning in 2017. She enjoys everything Boise and Idaho have to offer – an active and vibrant urban community, the gem that is the green belt, and the unbounded wilderness, majestic wildlife, pristine rivers, and world class hiking and camping available throughout the state.

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Jacque Mason – Medical Assistant (MA)

Jacque was not born in Idaho but considers herself a native since moving to Boise in 1979. In 2006 she graduated as a Medical Assistant; advocating for patients is a passion for her and she greatly enjoys being able to interact with our clients. Jacque is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7, her family is her pride and joy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, listening to music and collecting dragonfly items.

Nancy DeCastro – Case Manager / Community Based Rehabilitation (CBRS)

Nancy has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Masters in Family life. She has been a case manager / community based rehabilitation worker for 19 years. Prior to this she served in the Army as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. Nancy loves helping people help themselves; to empower an individual where they may be able to use their skills to make a contribution to his / her community. When not working with her clients, Nancy loves to read, travel and spend time with her family.

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Patricia McDermott – Case Manager / Community Based Rehabilitation (CBRS)

Patricia has a degree from Washington State University in Sociology and a minor in Psychology and has worked in the field of case management and CBRS since 1987 and has lived in the Boise area since 1989. Patricia loves her work and loves to see what teaching people new skills and how to access resources in the community can promote independence, confidence and a more independent way of life. In her free time, Patricia enjoys painting, music, reading and she is an avid cat lover.

Vanyssa Marble – Case Manager / Community Based Rehabilitation (CBRS)

Vanyssa is an Idahoan born and raised. She obtained her associates in psychology degree from Treasure Valley Community College in 2012 and her bachelors in psychology degree from Eastern Oregon University in 2015. She is currently attending the University of the Southwest and is projected to obtain her masters in clinical counseling in 2024. In 2015, Vanyssa began working as a Case Manager and CBRS professional and has been doing so for the last 7 years. She is very family oriented, with 5 kids she is always on her toes, and tries to spend as much time as possible with her family outside of work and school.

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Tatiana McKee – Credentialing Specialist

“Treat a person as if they were what they ought to be, and you’ll help them become what they are capable of becoming”, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Tatiana is a Public Health & Healthcare Administration student who has a passion for advocating for others. She joined MVBH in 2018 and has loved being able to support the community in person and remotely. She recently moved back to Boise with her husband and has been enjoying the vibrant lifestyle that the valley has to offer. Outside of work she loves to create space that fosters joy and connection through game nights, and nature walks.

Hillary Taylor – Front Desk Receptionist

Hillary came to Idaho in 2006 to visit family and liked it so much she ended up staying. She has worked in customer service for over 15 years and loves it. She loves helping people, this started when planning events to raise money for the Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital. When she is not at work she enjoys visiting family and friends. Her favorite thing to do at home is watching horror movies and K-Dramas.

Leah Jensen – Bookkeeping Assistant

Leah has an associate’s degree in Human Biology from the College of Western Idaho. She has two years of experience working with special needs students and a years’ experience as an administrative assistant. Leah enjoys practicing traditional art, drinking tea and spending time with her family in her free time.

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Deme Dellairo – Director / LCSW

Deme graduated from BSU in 1991 with a social work degree and subsequently from Walla Walla University in 1999 with a masters in social work. Two years later, she advanced to a licensed clinical social worker. Outside of her passion for mental health her other interests include outdoor sports, being in the mountains, being on the river with friends, and time with her four-legged friends.

Dana Hardy – Case Manager / Community Based Rehabilitation (CBRS)

Dana has been working in the behavioral health field for 13 years. She graduated from BSU with a Bachelor of Art in Social Work and obtained her Masters of Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University. Dana has held positions such as CBRS, CM and Peer Support Specialist. Dana believes that each person is unique in their wellness journey and tailors person centered plans with the clients she works with. She understands that a therapeutic relationship requires trust and creates a safe environment of support for those who are working on difficult issues. Dana uses a variety of therapeutic techniques including psychoeducation, Adlerian Theory, Mindfulness, trauma informed and body-based therapies. Dana has experience working with interpreters and is culturally competent. Dana enjoys dancing, music and spending time with her family.

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Maria Sotelo – Dominguez – Case Manager / Community Based Rehabilitation (CBRS)

Maria graduated from Boise State with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2018. She has a strong background working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities and has experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic status. Maria is also bilingual and can work with Spanish-speaking families. As a Case Manager, she connects clients to local community resources and services to help those individuals reach their life goals. As a CBRS provider, she enjoys giving people the tools and support to improve individuals’ mental health in order provide enrichment and enhancement in their lives to be able to continue to thrive for success. Maria grew up in the Treasure Valley and loves the Boise area. She enjoys walking on the greenbelt, walking the trails in the foothills, and floating the Boise River. She also loves seeing the colorful fall foliage in the “City of Trees”.