Meet Our Staff

Our Staff

Medical Providers

Virginia (Ginny) Elder, RN, MN, FNP-c, PMHNP

Clinical Director, Family Nurse Practitioner, and OHSU School of Nursing Assistant ProfessorGinny Elder 2012 (1)

Ginny has worked for OHSU since 1995 after moving to Eastern Oregon from Illinois.  She likes being with her family as well as gardening, camping, and reading.


Gary Laustsen, RN, PhD, FNP-c

Family Nurse Practitioner and OHSU School of Nursing Gary bioAssociate Professor

Gary has been employed by OHSU School of Nursing since 2006.  Some of his interests include small-scale organic farming and outdoor recreation.


Vicki Hill Brown RN, MS, FNP-c

Vicki Hill Brown 2013

Family Nurse Practitioner

Vicki returned to OHSU in 2013 after working 13 years at Grande Ronde Hospital in Infection Control, Employee Health and the Emergency Department. Vicki enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and gardening.



Kylie Lanman, BS, CHESstaff pic kylie 2

Wellness Coordinator

Kylie started in the fall of 2011.  She moved back to La Grande  after attending Oregon State University.  Some of her interests are playing with her Saint Bernard, house projects, and spending time with friends.


Support Staff

Melanie GrubbeMelanie Grubbe 2011 - edited

Patient Access Specialist


Melanie starting working for OHSU in 2006 and is from La Grande.  She is also a Certified Veterinary Technician and likes spending time with her two dogs and Quarter horse.  Some more interests are being with friends and family, and trail riding in the Blue Mountains.


Carol GrubbeCarol grubbe

Office Operations and Billing Supervisor

Carol has worked for OHSU since 1988.  Some of her interests are being with family, horses, snowshoeing, zumba, and playing the ukulele.








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