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Our Team

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
David Penner M.D.

David Penner MD is a Harvard trained psychiatrist who is double boarded in both Psychiatry and the Sub-specialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His psychiatry residency and fellowship through Harvard Medical School provided extensive training in medical psychiatry with his medical consult liaison training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, among the top 20 best hospitals in the nation according to the US News and World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll 2018-2019. Dr. Penner earned his Medical Doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is a native of southwest Washington and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. He has served as an expert witness, independent medical examiner, as well as a guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School through Cambridge Health Alliance. His private practice consists of extensive management of patients with difficult to treat depression.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
David Penner M.D.

David Penner, MD is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pristine Mental Health, who has laid the framework for the integration of mental health strategies that combine the use of therapy, lifestyle changes, and medical intervention to provide superior patient outcomes. Since 2011, Dr. Penner has been treating adults and children, with a wide range of mental illnesses both acute and chronic in nature, and has implemented the use of TMS into his list of services.

Dr. Penner completed his premedical degree in chemistry at the University of Washington and his medical doctorate at Vanderbilt Medical School. He then completed his residency at Harvard University Medical Center, in adult geriatric psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Penner’s other accolades include; serving as an expert witness, independent medical examiner, and guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

When Dr. Penner is not running his practice, he is spending time with his wife and kids, traveling and entertaining family and staff with his endless puns.

Meet Our Clinical Team

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

David Penner, MD, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pristine Mental Health. He has laid the framework for integrating mental health strategies that combine the use of therapy, lifestyle changes, and medical intervention to provide superior patient outcomes. Since 2011, Dr. Penner has been treating adults and children with a wide range of mental illnesses, both acute and chronic, and has implemented the use of TMS into his list of services.

 

Dr. Penner completed his premedical degree in chemistry at the University of Washington and his medical doctorate at Vanderbilt Medical School. He then completed his residency at Harvard University Medical Center in adult geriatric psychiatry and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Penner’s other accolades include; serving as an expert witness, independent medical examiner, and guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

 

When Dr. Penner is not running his practice, he spends time with his wife and kids, traveling and entertaining family and staff with his endless puns. 

David Penner, MD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Yarber, ARNP, PMHNP, FNP, CNS

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Thomas Yarber, ARNP, PMHNP, FNP, CNS

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Tom is a triple board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. Before joining Pristine Mental Health, he practiced in a wide range of specialties, including; community mental health, corrections, and acute inpatient psychiatry.

 

Tom retired from the US Army in 2017 as a Colonel after 28 years as an army nurse and nurse practitioner. He toured Iraq and Afghanistan. Tom provides medication management and short-term psychotherapy for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and psychosis for adult geriatric and child and adolescent patients. Thomas enjoys time with his grandchildren, listening to music, and watching Korean dramas for fun.

Lindsay Nourse, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Lindsay has 12 years of experience working in family medicine before coming to Pristine Mental Health. While working in family medicine, she developed a passion for treating those with mental health conditions and decided she wanted to practice in this area of medicine full time. She earned her master’s degree and P.A. education at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lindsay also earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.

 

She is currently working towards completing her doctorate (Doctor of Medical Science) through A.T. Still University and plans on obtaining a specialty certification in psychiatry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, her two young boys, and her two dogs, Zeke and Tillman. You can find her outside enjoying the great summer weather in the PNW, coaching volleyball at one of the local high schools, playing volleyball in various tournaments and recreational leagues, and cheering on the Oregon Ducks during football season.

Lindsay Nourse, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Ronna Patty, RN, BSN

Clinic Nurse

Ronna Patty, RN, BSN

Clinic Nurse

Ronna began her career in 1996 with a degree in Practical Nursing from Bates Technological College. In 2012 Ronna furthered her nursing education by acquiring her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Gonzaga University, where she graduated with honors. Before joining Pristine Mental Health, she worked in a wide range of clinical and administrative settings, including but not limited to; Case Management, Home Health, Public Health, and Clinical Administration. Ronna’s passion for helping others and providing for the needy have made a profound difference in the lives of countless people, making her ideal for the advancement of Pristine Mental Health’s mission. Ronna enjoys walking her four dogs, reading, and spending time with her five grandchildren during her free time.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Thomas Yarber, ARNP, PMHNP, FNP, CNS

Thomas is a triple board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. Prior to joining Pristine Mental Health, he practiced in a wide range of specialties, including; community mental health, corrections, and acute inpatient psychiatry. Thomas retired from the US Army in 2017, as a Colonel, after over 28 years of service as an army nurse and nurse practitioner, having toured in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Thomas provides medication management and short-term psychotherapy for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and psychosis from both adult geriatric and child and adolescent patients. For fun, Thomas enjoys time with his grandchildren, listening to music, and watching Korean dramas.

Certified Physician Assistant
Lindsay L. Nourse, PA-C

Lindsay has 12 years of experience working in family medicine prior to coming to Pristine Mental Health. While working in family medicine, she developed a passion for treating those with mental health conditions and decided she wanted to practice in this area of medicine full time. She earned her master’s degree and PA education at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. A native to the Pacific Northwest, Lindsay also earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.

She is currently working towards completing her doctorate degree (Doctor of Medical Science) through A.T. Still University and plans on obtaining a specialty certification in psychiatry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, her two young boys, and her two dogs, Zeke and Tillman. You can find her outside enjoying the great summer weather in the PNW, coaching volleyball at one of the local high schools, playing volleyball in various tournaments and recreational leagues, and cheering on the Oregon Ducks during football season.

Clinic Nurse
Ronna Patty, RN-BSN

Ronna began her career in 1996 with a degree in Practical Nursing from Bates Technological College. In 2012 Ronna furthered her nursing education by acquiring her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Gonzaga University, where she graduated with honors. Prior to joining Pristine Mental Health, she worked in a wide range of clinical and administrative settings, including, but not limited to; Case Management, Home Health, Public Health, and Clinical Administration. Ronna’s passion for helping others and providing for the needy have made a profound difference in the lives of countless people, making her ideal for the advancement of Pristine Mental Health’s mission. During her free time, Ronna enjoys walking her four dogs, reading, and spending time with her 5 grandchildren.

Hannah

Clinic Nurse

Autumn

Practice Manager

Ashley

Assistant Practice Manager

Ashley Whitley

Marketing Specialist

Meet the Management and Supporting Team

Autumn Gust

Clinic Director

Evelyn Gutierrez

Business Operations Director

Ashley Saunders

Clinic Manager II

Lily Anderson

Clinic Manager I

Chali Bentley

TMS Manager

Emilee Burton

L&I Specialist

Taiya Burke

Intake Coordinator

Tristan Jones-Ortega

Provider Receptionist

Brad McCall

TMS Receptionist

Elsie Gansberg

TMS Receptionist

Kimberly Shirran

TMS Technician

Mariah Wingender

TMS Technician

Haley Shoaf

TMS Technician

Jordan Westby

TMS Technician

Have a Question?

If you have any questions please call (360) 539-1736 or contact us and we’ll
be glad answer any questions and schedule an appointment
(often the same day).

Have a Question?

If you have any questions please call (360) 539-1736 or message us and we’ll be glad to answer any questions and schedule an appointment.

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