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Esther Heath, FNP


Specialty: Family Medicine

Location: Hoonah →

Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education & Experience:

Esther received her Bachelor of Science and Nursing from Northwest Nazarene University in Boise, Idaho, and earned her Master of Nursing-Family Practice Nurse Practitioner from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Prior to SEARHC, Ms. Heath spent several years as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at the University of Washington Cardiovascular ICU where she managed care for both cardiac and cardiovascular patients.

Special Interests:

Professionally, Esther is interested in preventative care, complex patient management, and internal medicine.

Personally, she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and being involved in the community.


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Toni Thomas, FNP


Specialty: Family Medicine

Location: Hoonah →

Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education & Experience:

Toni graduated with a MS in Nursing from University of Phoenix. 

Prior to coming to SEARHC, Toni worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Cigna Care Today West Thomas and Choice Medical Walk-In. Toni also brings over 25 years of experience from working in the ICU at Paradise Valley Hospital.

Special Interests:

Toni takes great pride in providing safe and appropriate patient care while looking to form relationships with all people. 


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Cora M. Roberts, DHAT


Specialties: Dental Health Aide Therapist, Dentistry

Location: Hoonah →

Certification: Community Health Aide Certification Board, Dental Health Aide Therapist

Education & Experience:

Cora Roberts graduated from Hoonah City Schools. She received her Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AABA) in Visual Communication from American Intercontinental University. Cora completed the Dental Health Aide Therapy Educational Program through the University of Washington’s DENTEX Program in Alaska.

Cora worked as the Food & Beverage Assistant Manager at Icy Strait Point and as the SEARHC building attendant in Hoonah. She now works for SEARHC Dental as the Dental Health Aide Therapist. Cora says “The SEARHC departments and workers in Hoonah work well together to provide the best care for their community. I feel honored to serve my hometown of Hoonah at SEARHC Dental.”

Special Interests:

Cora’s professional interests are striving to prevent and educate about tooth decay. Her personal interests are family, arts and crafts, and subsistence fishing, hunting and berry picking.