Meet the Team

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Our Practitioners

Meet our nurse practitioners! Check out our FAQs if you’re unsure if a nurse practitioner is right for you.

Karen Zink

CNP, MS

Karen’s passions include caring for women, volunteering in her community, promoting the use of locally grown and harvested food, caring for her extended family, promoting the nursing profession and assisting advanced practice nursing students. She serves on local boards as well as the Center for Improving Value in Health Care at the State level and is a fellow of the Bighorn Health Policy Leadership Program.

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Amanda Preston Araujo

CNP, MS

My belief is that women have special needs throughout each stage of life. My role as a health care professional is to help women by participating in their healthcare across the life span and promoting health and wellness, restoring health and enhancing quality of life at a woman’s current health status.

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Melissa Foster Rietz

CNP, BC-ADM, RYT 200

I believe in women-centric care that is responsive to one’s individual needs. As women we have an innate ability to heal, and by creating a therapeutic relationship I work in partnership WITH you to achieve your personal wellness goals. Through the use of conventional, herbal, and functional medicine, we will work to develop a plan that is comprehensive and individualized.

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Our Staff

We couldn’t do what we do without our staff, so meet the ladies who make our work possible!

  • Christine Stacey

    Office Manager

    Christine graduated from the University of Wyoming and has been involved in the Health Care field for over 20 years, 10 of which with Southwest Women’s Health Associates. She strives to facilitate the best Health Care possible and takes pride in working with the team at Southwest Women’s Health.

  • Robin Harms

    Registered Nurse

    Robin has lived in Durango for 20 + years. She went to Fort Lewis College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She then got her Associates degree in Nursing at PCC. She has been an RN for 13 years and has worked in women’s healthcare for 12 of those years. Robin is happily married with 2 kids. They keep her busy with their sporting events and they stay active with all that Durango has to offer, such as skiing, biking, and hiking.

  • Karin Martin

    Front Desk

    Karin Martin is a graduate of Kent State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on Individual and Family Studies. Born in Ohio she traveled to Arizona to visit family and that was her first taste of the West. She moved to Colorado in 2001 with her husband and landed in Durango in 2006. Here she enjoys shopping and dining locally, camping and Zumba Fitness.

  • Stacy Martinez

    LPN

    Stacey was born and raised in La Plata County. She has worked at Southwest Women’s Health since 2004 and loves being part of such a great team. She has 2 children who are very active and keep her busy. Her family enjoys camping and outdoor recreation in the area.

  • Carah McDermott

    CNA

    Carah was born in Vermont and moved to Colorado in 2001. She enjoys
    spending time with her son, shopping and hiking. She completed her CNA
    program in 2015 and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in women’s
    health.