Meet the Team at Plateau Valley Medical Clinic
in Mesa & Collbran Colorado

Meet the Providers

2007 Rural Healthcare Excellence Award, Dr. Erika Woodyard, recipientRural Health Excellence Award

"This prestigious award is given annually to honor someone who has made a notable contribution to health, healthcare, or healthcare delivery system in rural Colorado."
Presented by Colorado Rural Health Center to Dr. Erika Woodyard for 2007

Family Practice is a specialty in which doctors and nurse practitioners are trained to deal with almost anything a patient needs, treating patients of all ages from newborn children to the elderly. They specialize in wellness physicals (annual checkups) where the objective is to identify diseases or risk factors that are best caught and treated early. They also treat all manner of medical illnesses such as altitude illness, acute infections, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and skin disorders.


A Nurse Practitioner provides family and acute medical care for adults and children across the lifespan. A Nurse Practitioner diagnoses and treats illness and disease, orders and interprets labs, imaging, and other tests, develops plans of medical care to help individuals improve their health and quality of life, prescribes medications, makes referrals to appropriate specialty care, among many other services. As a Nurse Practitioner it is important to inform, educate, and partner with people in meeting their health care needs and goals.

Our providers are certified to perform DOT exams and also manage work related injuries. They are also certified as “preferred providers” with Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s largest workman’s compensation insurance company.

Meet Dr. Erika WoodyardDr. Erika Woodyard

Dr. Woodyard is Board Certified in Family Practice, since 1995. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Dr. Woodyard lives in the Plateau Valley with her husband Lance, after moving here with their daughter Emma in 1994. Together, they enjoy growing hay, hunting and camping, shooting sports, tennis, skiing, and gardening.

Beth Hedstrom, MSN, AGACNP, FNPBeth Hedstrom, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC

Beth is dual-board certified as an AGACNP (Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) and FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner).


Beth grew up in the upper Midwest, received her bachelor's degree at a small university in the Northwest, and completed a master's degree as a Nurse Practitioner from CSU-Pueblo.

Deborah Borrego, RN, BSN, MSN, ACNPC-AG, FNP-BCDeborah Borrego, RN, BSN, MSN, ACNPC-AG, FNP-C

Deborah graduated with her MSN in 2013 from CSU Pueblo. She is dual board certified in acute care and family practice, ACNPC-AG, FNP-C.

Deborah started her career as an NP in Corpus Christi Texas, rotating through 4 ERs. She then came back to Colorado where she worked in emergency medicine, correctional medicine, functional medicine, family medicine, and gastroenterology.

She is excited to get back to her roots in rural health care as she was raised in a small Colorado mountain town and loves living in this type of community.

Deborah, her husband, and their two boys moved to the Western Slope after her husband accepted a Wildland Division Fire Chief position. He is now also an Operations Chief as well. They have a small cattle ranch in De Beque where they produce beef and hay. They also have chickens, turkeys, horses, and dogs. Their oldest son originally went off to the Midwest the fall before they moved to the Western Slope to play baseball in college. Coming from a small Colorado town, he realized that was not for him and he transferred to the University of Wyoming where he graduated in May of 2023 with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science with a focus in pre veterinary medicine. He was then accepted into the Master’s Program at the University of Wyoming where he will study brisket disease in cattle for the next 2 years. He has done all of this while also competing on the Rodeo Team for the University of Wyoming in the team roping. Their youngest is in 4th grade in De Beque and loves rodeo, baseball, and basketball. He is now the number one ranch hand when his brother is gone and dad is deployed on a wild fire.

A big rodeo and baseball family, Deborah's family also loves hunting, fishing, snowboarding, dirt biking, paddle boarding, and mountain biking. Deborah says "I am very excited to be joining Plateau Valley Medical Clinic and getting to know the community!!"


Jessi Clark, District Administrator

Jessi Clark, District AdministratorJessi graduated from Hastings College with a B.A. in biology. She has worked at the Plateau Valley Hospital District since 2000. She spent over 20 years as a volunteer with the Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team. She is an avid Colorado Rockies fan(atic). In her spare time she likes to camp, hike, atv and fish with her dog and family.

Manda Schowalter, Clinic Coordinator

Manda Schowalter, Clinic CoordinatorAmanda grew up in Collbran and is a fourth-generation graduate from Plateau Valley High School. She has worked with the Plateau Valley Medical Clinic since November of 2016. She enjoys music, painting, and fishing. When away from work she enjoys volunteering with Plateau Valley Heritage Days and Plateau Valley Cancer Fund. Spending time with her friends and family has always been a priority and her greatest escape.


Lottie Denton

Lottie Denton, ReceptionistLottie was a medical assistant for Plateau Valley Medical Clinic for nine years until 2023, when she transitioned to receptionist.

Lottie has lived in the Plateau Valley since 1982. She has two children and seven grandchildren and she says they "are my world"! She enjoys camping with her family and riding her side by side. Her hobbies include baking, crafting, sewing, and traveling.

Carol Smith

Carol Smith, ReceptionistCarol started work at Plateau Valley Medical Clinic in June 2010 with housekeeping, then switched to receptionist since 2011.

Carol grew up in the valley and graduated from the Plateau Valley High School, the same school as her mother and father, aunts, uncles and siblings, and a couple of nephews. She left the valley in 1981, and after raising 4 kids and a divorce, came "home" 30 years later. Carol says, "In 2015, I married a wonderful man and together we like to camp, ride the side by side on the Grand Mesa and thru out Colorado and Utah, and travel to see the children and grandchildren that are scattered all over the country from Oregon to Ohio. Together we have 5 children, 10 grandchildren and counting."

Joy Latham, receptionistJoy Latham

Joy grew up in Mesa and graduated from Plateau Valley High School.
Her work career began over 38 yrs ago in Grand Junction. She retired in 2021 from the State of Colorado, Department of Revenue, Driver License office after 26 1/2 yrs.
She joined the team at clinic in October 2023 and is happy to have a shorter commute!

Medical Assistants

Erica Dixon

Erica Dixon, Medical AssistantErica has been a medical assistant at PVMC since July 2020. She has previously worked as a veterinary technician assistant for several years. Erica says "I enjoy working with our 'family' here at PVMC and am excited for more years to come."

Erica grew up on the western slope and moved to Collbran in April 2019. She and her family enjoy the outdoors, including horses, hunting, fishing and side by side rides. She belongs to a family of 6, including 1 child along with 3 fur-children.

Faviola Barr

Faviola Barr, Medical AssistantFaviola moved to Mesa from Grand Junction, CO in March of 2021 with her husband Ty and their 2 daughters Remi and Tahlia. Faviola started working for the clinic in July of 2021. Faviola loves to be outside either working in her garden or spending time with her family and friends.

Hailey Black

Hailey Black, Medical Assistant

Hailey was born and raised in Grand Junction and moved to Mesa in December of 2022 with her spouse. They have a beautiful home with dogs, horses, chickens and turkeys.

Hailey enjoys being outdoors, doing arts and crafts, and spending time with family. She attended 4H and FFA, where she also volunteered. “I am so excited to be joining PVMC and getting the opportunity to get close to this community.”  


Environmental Services

Bill Bethel, Environmental Services Coordinator

Bill Bethel, Environmental Services CoordinatorBill is a certified rescue diver. He loves spending time with his wife, family and friends. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.

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