Our Team

Katrina Gabelko

Katrina Gabelko


Katrina joined NLH in 2022. She received her RN degree in 1994 and FNP in 2001. She served in the United States Army Reserves Nurse Corps for eight years, deploying overseas to the South Pacific and Central America, as well as being stationed stateside at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, and Fort Knox, Kentucky. Her civilian experience has included emergency department, mental health residential crisis unit, urgent care, family medicine, and skilled nursing facilities. Katrina loves working with patients of all ages, learning about their unique qualities and providing effective, compassionate care. In her free time, Katrina enjoys yoga, dance, swimming, baking, and spending time with her two orange tabbies, Amy and Charlie.

Melissa Hill


Melissa Hill is a self-motivated, hard-working registered nurse who is Master’s- prepared with a specialization in Family Nurse Practice. Ms. Hill is ANCC board certified. Offering 30 years of traditional long-term care as well as transitional care unit nursing experience, both hands on and administrative in nature. Melissa has excellent communication skills and a proven track record of achieving and exceeding performance goals. Melissa is a wonderful nurse practitioner who takes time to listen to her patients and families. She is caring, kind, and intelligent. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as traveling.

Tom McNiff


Dr. Tom McNiff has over 38 years of medical experience. He has worked as an emergency medicine, urgent care, and primary care provider. He has a wealth of knowledge and information. Dr. McNiff has worked all over the world, including Sri Lanka when he cared for victims of the Tsunami. He is board certified in Family Practice. Dr. McNiff truly listens to his clients. He focuses on ensuring each patient understands their care plan and supports their goals. Dr. McNiff enjoys the great outdoors.

Judy Pauletich


Judy is a native of Minnesota, with over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She is a graduate of Walden University of Minneapolis. This is where she received her Masters of Science degree in Nursing. Judy chose to specialize in Adult/Geriatric Care. This includes the care of the elderly with an emphasis on dementia and behavioral health management. 

She has a true passion for older adults and their healthcare needs. Judy loves to travel with her family and friends. She also enjoys cooking and baking 

Tiffany Radke


Tiffany attended Illinois Wesleyan University for her undergraduate degree in nursing and University of Illinois Chicago for her advanced degree, where she also completed a fellowship in acute care. She is a certified Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. 

Tiffany has extensive experience working in a variety of settings, including both hospital and community. Tiffany is also board certified in wound care and loves to heal others as a wound care consultant. Another past time includes reading medical journals and keeping up to date on evidence.

Tiffany enjoys coffee, running and spending time with her three children. She looks forward to working with you!

Nicole Siddons


Dr. Siddons is a graduate from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in both the Family Nurse Practitioner and Health Innovation & Leadership doctoral tracks. There she also received a certificate for Healthcare Design. She currently works in urgent care, long-term care, transitional care units and also assisted living. 

Dr. Siddons is passionate about patient safety and quality, which has lead her to be involved in the University of Minnesota’s Regional Training Center for TeamSTEPPS. She remains actively engaged in improving the health of patients through partnership and collaboration.

She loves spending time with her family and friends in the great outdoors and traveling.

Lisa Callais

Care Navigator

Lisa has joined the Northern Lights Health team as a Care Navigator. She will be working with Nikki Siddons and with the patients at Woodlyn Heights and Highland Chateau. The teams there are very excited to have her support and knowledge! Lisa is an LPN with a strong background in long-term care. Lisa has been a traveling nurse for the past year and a half. Before that she worked as a nurse manager. She has a wealth of experience in long term care communities and has worked in various positions in centers across the metro area. She loves spending time with her granddaughter and loves Florida!

Christy Gordon

Systems Navigator

Christy’s background includes over 20 years experience in the healthcare field providing support to physicians clinically and administratively. Christy enjoys spending time with her hockey loving husband Scott and their blended family of seven.

In her free time you will usually find her outside walking her dog or going for a swim (except in the long MN winters where she can be found inside a cold hockey arena).She also enjoys traveling, spending time with close family and friends, attending her kids sporting events and dabbling in interior design.

Jennifer Herman

Care Navigator

Jen has been an LPN for 10 years! She had spent most of her time at the Veterans Home in Hastings. She left for 3 years to gain experience because she started at the Vets Home right after graduating from nursing school! She spent those 3 years working for HealthPartners; the Heart Center at Regions/Stillwater and the clinic in Woodbury. Before she became a nurse she worked at The Cannon Falls Medical Center as a Cook, CNA, and CSR aide. Working in a rural hospital, you get to do a little of everything! Jen also works on the Cannon Falls Ambulance service.

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Systems Navigator

Julie has a varied professional background to include travel, education, healthcare, and a small food business entrepreneur. Her most recent professional experience included a 7-year tenure as a continuing education specialist for an eLearning company dedicated to the long-term care industry. Her primary responsibility was helping her team ensure the organization met all accreditation criteria through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

She has been married to her hilarious husband, Chris, for over 19 years and she is passionate about raising her triplet boys! Since her husband maintains a vigorous business travel schedule, she jokingly refers to herself as the Chief Household Officer (CHO).

In her spare time, Julie enjoys the outdoors, fitness and wellness, cooking, reading, traveling, gardening, volunteering, and spending time with her closest friends and family.

Erin Vacek

Systems Navigator

Erin Vacek is a Systems Navigator. She is an expert in all things systems based including our registration, insurance, and office operations systems. In addition to working for Northern Lights Health, Erin also works at the Waconia school district as a Special Education Paraprofessional. She enjoys spending her free time watching her children participate in activities. Erin also loves boating, golfing, reading, traveling, and walking her dog Rudy.

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