Cornelius Wellness Center

This groundbreaking facility is designed to promote wellness and includes a commercial teaching kitchen, group visit and exercise spaces, public greenways and community gardens.

Cornelius Wellness Center
1151 N. Adair St. Cornelius, OR 97113
Phone: (503) 359-5564
Hours: Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For urgent issues after hours, current patients can call 800-876-6577 to speak to a provider. If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.


Melissa Belli, MD
Kristin Burgher, MD
Sharon Duggan, FNP
Vanessa Fritz, ND, LAc
Merika Goldstein, FNP
Inge Hindel, MD
Lyn Jacobs, MD
Heather Jones, FNP
Susan Kass, FNP
Trevor J. V. Moerkerke, MD

Tania Neubauer, ND
Bettyna Rosales, PsyD
Jennifer Taylor, MSW
Kelly S. Wright, MD
Jill Yoman, PA-C

Phone:  (503) 352-8552
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed 12:30-1:30)
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Closed 2:30-3:30)
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed 12:30-1:30)
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Closed 2:30-3:30)

(503) 359-8505
Hours: Monday:  7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Sasan Baheri, DMD
Angela Smorra, DMD

(503) 352-8543
Hours: Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed daily | noon to 1 p.m.

Pacific University College of Optometry operates the Vision Clinic in Cornelius.

Kristin Burgher, MD

  • Kristin_ BurgherFamily Physician Kristin Burgher joined Virginia Garcia in January 2011. She was drawn to Virginia Garcia out of a commitment to providing all patients access to quality care.

    She enjoys providing families a full spectrum of care, from prenatal care through adulthood. She loves working with patients to achieve their health goals and promote healthy lifestyle changes. When she is not in the clinic she loves spending time with her family.

    Medical Training: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC (MD) – 2007

    Residency: Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency, Milwaukie, OR – 2010

    Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine (2010)

    Languages: English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole


Sharon Duggan, FNP

  • DugganFamily Nurse Practitioner Sharon Duggan joined Virginia Garcia in November 2011.  Her medical interests include preventative care, pesticide safety, and equal access to healthcare for all.  She came to Virginia Garcia because of its commitment to providing healthcare to migrant and seasonal farmworkers.  Some of her special interests include camping, hiking, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her two little girls: Nora and Alyssa.

    Medical Training:  Yale University, New Haven, CT (2009) Master’s in Nursing, Family Practice

    Board Certification:  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2009)

    Languages:  English and Spanish

Vanessa Fritz, ND, LAc

  • Vanessa Fritz, ND, LAcNaturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist Vanessa Fritz joined Virginia Garcia in November 2013.  Dr. Fritz was born in Quito, Ecuador, but didn’t stay there long. She grew up in several Latin American countries, as her family was part of the US Foreign Service. Experiencing different cultures at an early age not only exposed her to various healing traditions but also taught her to be curious and open-minded. Being raised this way influenced how she currently views medicine, health, and healing. “There is a time and place for everything,” she believes. “When appropriate, I provide the gentlest treatments possible, to provide support for the body to heal itself. I also educate patients so they can be proactive in their own healing process.”

    Dr. Fritz joined Virginia Garcia for a variety of reasons. She enjoys working with the patient population Virginia Garcia serves and is aligned with the mission of the clinic. She is enthusiastic about working with a variety of different providers to deliver acupuncture services to our patients. During her time off, Dr. Fritz appreciates spending time outdoors in all the natural environments Oregon has to offer. She also enjoys cooking exclusively with whole foods and the challenge of getting others to do the same.

    Medical Training:  Natural College of Natural Medicine (ND, MSOM, 2007)

    Board Certification:  Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (ND, 2008)
    Oregon Medical Board (LAc, 2012)
    Texas Medical Board (Lac, 2009-2012)

    Languages:  English and Spanish

Merika Goldstein, FNP

  • Merika GoldsteinFamily Nurse Practitioner Merika Goldstein joined Virginia Garcia in January of 2015. Merika’s medical interests include preventative medicine, women’s health, and diabetes management.

    Merika learned Spanish while serving a year in Ecuador after attending high school in Beaverton, Oregon. It was at that time she decided she wanted to find a career where her Spanish would be utilized. After teaching high school Biology for two years, she decided to go back to school for her BS and MS in nursing.

    When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and identical twin girls, ballroom dancing, running, bicycling, and skiing.

    Medical Training:  Columbia University School of Nursing, Master’s of Science in Nursing, Family Practice (2011)

    Board Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, FNP-BC

    Languages:  English and Spanish

Inge Hindel, MD

  • Inga HindelDoctor Inge Hindel joined Virginia Garcia in August of 1997 and became Lead Clinician of the Cornelius Clinic in 2011. Inge’s medical interests include holistic medicine techniques using herbs, nutrition, and traditional medicines of other cultures, in combination with allopathic medicine.

    Inge is fluent in Spanish, German, and Nepali, and knows some French and Mandarin Chinese. She enjoys Shona music, landscape and figure painting, pottery, poetry, languages, herbal medicine, dance, hiking, yoga, gardening, spirituality, indigenous cultures, and travel.

    Medical Training: University of Connecticut – School of Medicine, Farmington, CT (1993) Medical Doctorate

    Residency: Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA (1996) Family Practice

    Board Certification: American Board of Family Practice (2008) American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (2008)

    Languages: Spanish, German and Nepali

Lyn Jacobs, MD

  • Lyn Cropped 2Doctor Lyn Jacobs joined Virginia Garcia in August 1998. She came here as a National Health Service Scholar and has stayed here because of her amazing colleagues and truly inspirational patients. Their stories and experiences continue to motivate her to provide the best primary care she can. She has delivered over 1,500 babies, most of them right here in Washington County. Helping families bring new members into this world continues to be a highlight of her medical practice.

    Dr. Jacobs’ medical interests vary, she loves working with families and helping people modify their lifestyle and eating habits to prevent chronic diseases such as: diabetes, obesity and hypertension. She and her husband run an organic farm where they raise vegetables, grass fed beef, goats and poultry for eggs. She loves spending time with her husband Juvencio and three kids, Jacob, Diego and Eva Luna. When not with her patients or planting on her farm, her hobbies include: cooking for large crowds, ceramics, hiking, arranging flowers and wreath making.

    Medical Training:  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1995)

    Residency: Family Medicine Residency, Contra Costa County Regional Hospital (1995-98)

    Board Certification:  Family Medicine

    Language:  English and Spanish

Heather Jones, FNP

  • Heather JonesFamily Nurse Practitioner Heather Jones joined Virginia Garcia in October of 2009.

    Medical Training: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (2008) Masters of Nursing, Family Practice

    Board Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2008)

Susan Kass, FNP

  • Susan Kass, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner Susan (Sue) Kass joined Virginia Garcia in July 1996. Sue has been working with Virginia Garcia since “way back.”  She adores her patients and her work colleagues.  She feels particularly privileged to have known so many families over the years and grown with them in sickness and in health.

    When not at work she is usually busy with her family which consists of a teen daughter, husband, two dogs and a few chickens.  As a family they like to be active outdoors hiking, biking, camping and skiing, and Sue is also a dedicated soccer mom.  She loves to cook, especially if she can use fresh fruit and veggies from her garden or Dr Jacobs’ farm.  If she weren’t working she would do a lot more international travel!

    Medical Training:  Yale University School of Nursing – New Haven, Connecticut (Master of Science in Nursing) 1993

    Board Certification:  FNP Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

    Languages:  Fluent in written and spoken English, Spanish, very rusty French and Sango.

Trevor J. V. Moerkerke, MD

  • Dr. Moerkerke photoDoctor Trevor J. V. Moerkerke joined Virginia Garcia in 2014. Trevor was born in Montana and grew up all over the US before ultimately landing in the frozen tundra of northern Wisconsin. While studying Linguistics and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin he developed a passion for the underserved as a Spanish medical interpreter and headed west for medical school at OHSU. There he discovered family medicine as one of the best ways to provide comprehensive health care to the underserved. After residency training at the UCSF-affiliated Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency in California, Trevor was drawn back to Oregon by Virginia Garcia’s commitment to providing the best health care possible for those who need it most. As a family doctor, Trevor enjoys taking care of whole families over time, from prenatal care to the care of children and adults.

    His professional interests include health care policy and clinical teaching. Outside of medicine, Trevor loves spending time with his wife, Samantha, traveling, running, staying involved in social and political advocacy, following Wisconsin sports, and rooting for the Portland Timbers.

    Medical Training:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR (MD) – 2011

    Residency: Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency – Sutter Medical Center, Santa Rosa, CA (2014) Family Medicine

    Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine (2014)

    Languages: English and Spanish


Tania Neubauer, ND

  • Tania_NeubauerTania Neubauer joined Virginia Garcia in July 2013. Dr. Neubauer began her healthcare career as a community health worker and counselor at the Berkeley Free Clinic, and as an herbalist and massage therapist. Her interest in holistic medicine and making it accessible to all people led her to a calling to become a physician. After completing her training as a naturopathic doctor in Portland, she worked in a public hospital in rural Nicaragua. On returning to Oregon, she worked at La Clinica de Guadalupe in Salem before joining Virginia Garcia.

    She is on the faculty of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism and the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She is associate editor of the journal Medical Herbalism. Her practice makes available to her patients natural alternatives such as herbs, nutrition, supplements, and massage, as well as conventional medicines, in a collaboration with her patients. Working in Virginia Garcia’s Wellness Center, with its medicinal herb and vegetable garden, movement space, kitchen, and integrative care setting, is a dream come true for her.

    Recently she has been developing the Healthy Kitchen/Cocina Sana nutrition/cooking class series in Virginia Garcia’s teaching kitchen. When not at Virginia Garcia, she enjoys caring for her 2 year old daughter and spending time in Oregon’s beautiful natural areas.

    Medical Training: National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, 2006

    Languages: English and Spanish


Bettyna Rosales, PsyD

  • Bettyna RosalesBettyna Rosales, Psy D, joined Virginia Garcia in December 2013. Bettyna’s background is in individual and family therapy, including children and behavioral modification. In her free time, Bettyna enjoys hiking, outdoor activities during the summer and winter as well as reading and going to the movies.

    Being born in Mexico, Bettyna loves working with the Latino Community and Virginia Garcia gives her the opportunity to work and help people who live and work in the Cornelius, Forest Grove, and Hillsboro areas.

    Medical Training: Bettyna graduated as a psychologist in Guadalajara, Mexico (ITESO, 1994) and she obtained her doctoral degree in Puerto Rico. (Ponce School of Medicine, 2008).

    Board Certification: Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners, 2012

    Languages: Spanish, English

Jennifer Taylor, MSW

  • Jennifer TaylorMental health therapist Jennifer Taylor joined Virginia Garcia in June 2012.  Jennifer has a variety of mental health interest including work with domestic and sexual violence survivors, how trauma impacts the brain, difficulties around immigration issues, women’s health concerns and grief work.  The majority of her time outside of work is spent running after her year and a half old son Gibson.  Some of her hobbies include seeing live music, thrifting and nature walks with the family (including the dog).

    Jennifer is passionate about the integrated model of delivering mental health services in a primary care setting in which Virginia Garcia is a pioneer.  

    Training:  Portland State University – Graduate School of Social Work (2012)

    Languages:  English and Spanish

Kelly S. Wright, MD

  • Dr. Kelly WrightDr. Kelly Wright joined Virginia Garcia in September of 2014.

    Medical Training: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (MD)

    Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Jill Yoman, PA-C

  • Jill_YomanPhysician Assistant Jill R. Yoman joined Virginia Garcia in April 2008, after having worked for 14 years as a PA in California. Jill is bilingual and feels the best use of her talents is helping underserved populations, especially Spanish speaking patients.

    Jill enjoys folk music festivals, international and independent film festivals, anything related to dogs and National Public Radio.

    Medical Training: University of California, Davis Primary Care Physician
    Assistant Program 1994

    Board certification: current

    Languages: English and Spanish


Sasan Baheri, DMD

  • Sasan_BaheriDoctor Sasan Baheri joined Virginia Garcia in August 2005. During his free time Dr. Baheri enjoys sculpture and hiking.

    Medical Training: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR (2005) Doctorate in Dental Medicine

    Board Certification: Oregon

    Languages: English, Farsi, Turkish

    Location: Cornelius

Angela Smorra, DMD

  • Angela SmorraDoctor Angela Smorra joined Virginia Garcia in October 2006. Dr. Smorra enjoys her general dental practice at VGMHC, and also enjoys being an adjunct OHSU professor.  In her free time, Dr. Smorra enjoys spending time with her husband Scott, and two dogs, Cami and Warren.

    Dr. Smorra is passionate about the excellent service Virginia Garcia provides in Washington and Yamhill Counties and feels inspired by her patients and their unique stories. 

    Dental Training:  Oregon Health Sciences University – School of Dentistry, Portland, OR 2005
    General Practice Residency- Portland Veterans Administration, Portland, OR 2006

    Societies: American Academy of General Dentistry 2005- present
    American Dental Association 2005- Present

    Languages:  English