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Our Staff

A team of nurse practitioners coordinate care at Essential Health Clinic. Our practitioners are committed to making the clinic a safe and comfortable environment to talk about your reproductive health.

Sarah Frey, RN-C, BSN, WHNP

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Sarah is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in reproductive health. She received her BS in nursing from Viterbo University and her professional education from the Nurse Practitioner Training Program of Planned Parenthood/UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing. Sarah is a long-time advocate of reproductive health. Sarah is passionate about providing client-centered care and empowering patients to participate in their health and well-being. When not working Sarah enjoys travelling with her partner, cooking, reading, biking and home brewing.

Nancy Kindschy, RN-C, WHNP

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Nancy is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who received her training at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Planned Parenthood Nurse Practitioner Training Program-Milwaukee. She has spent the last 20+ years of her career working in Women’s Health and Family Planning. She is committed to partnering with clients to provide education on developing a reproductive life plan and to helping clients make healthy choices to achieve optimal health goals. When not working, Nancy enjoys spending time with family and friends, knitting, reading and craft projects and finding new and exciting places to travel.

Anneliese Wilhelm, RN, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Anneliese is a Family Nurse Practitioner who recently joined the staff of Essential Health Clinic in May 2018. She spent the last 4.5 years at Gundersen Internal Medicine Clinic providing a wide range of services, including reproductive health. She is committed to providing individualized care and empowering clients to make informed healthcare decisions. In her free time, Anneliese is an avid bow hunter and enjoys spending time with her family.

Medical Director – Ken Merkitch, MD

Leadership Team

  • Derek Kruempel – Executive Director
  • Karolee Behringer – Community Engagement Manager
  • Jess Beranek – Clinic Manager