Our Staff

OUR STAFF

Clinicians

Doug Jack BS, CPO, President, Owner
Doug Jack BS, CPO, President, Owner began working in the field of prosthetics and orthotics in January 1984 as a prosthetic and orthotic technician. He went back to school with the goal of being a practitioner, while continuing to work as a technician. In January 1989, he was accepted into the Orthotics & Prosthetics Bachelor Degree program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He graduated with a BS degree in Health Science with a specialty in O&P in December 1990. He worked for NovaCare as a practitioner from January 1991 to February 1992. After relocating to Montana, he opened his own practice, Northern Care, Inc. in May 1992. He became board certified in orthotics in 1993, by the American Board for Certification (ABC), and became board certified in prosthetics by ABC in 1994. Northern Care, Inc. became an ABC accredited facility in 2006. Doug keeps current on the advancements in the field by attending professional association meetings. Most recently, he has become actively involved in advanced bracing technology: triplanar AFOs and KAFOs. He receives guidance and training from fellow orthotist Marmeduke Loke of Dynamic Bracing Solutions™ in California. Doug’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, biking, skiing, stand up paddle boarding, and spending time with his wife, two college-aged sons, and Border Collie Scout.
Stan Gautier, CPO
Stan Gautier, CPO began working in the field of orthotics and prosthetics when he attended the Prosthetic Technician Program at Spokane Falls Community College in Washington between 1984 and 1985. He began working for Cascade Orthopedic Supply in 1985, where he fabricated custom orthopedic and prosthetic devices as a central fabrication facility for other O&P facilities. While working for Cascade, he was an instructor for the course "Fabricating with Carbon Composites" and was an assistant instructor for "Transfemoral/Transtibial Silicone Suspension Systems.” He became board certified in prosthetics and orthotics in 2000 by Board for Certification (BOC), and began working for Northern Care, Inc. as a practitioner in June 2000. In 2005, his BOC certification was converted to CPO status through the American Board for Certification (ABC). He keeps current on the advancements in the field by attending professional association meetings. Stan and his wife Lee live on 11 acres in Kila. They have a garden and enjoy taking care of their small animal menagerie. They enjoy tent trailer camping, skiing and snow shoeing. Stan is a long time woodworker and loves to read.

Technician

Brian Serna
Brian Serna, Certified Technician in Prosthetics and Orthotics (CTPO) began working for Northern Care, Inc. as an orthotic and prosthetic technician in 2004. He grew up in Libby, Montana and relocated to Kalispell in 2004. He performs the majority of Northern Care’s orthotic and prosthetic fabrication, administers the purchasing of fabrication materials and components, and is in charge of inventory control. He is very creative and detail oriented. In May 2013, Brian became board certified as an orthotic/prosthetic technician through the American Board for Certification (ABC). He enjoys hunting, camping, and spending time with his wife and three boys.

Office Mascot

Scout Jack, Office Mascot, is the newest member of the Northern Care family. Doug and Lori adopted him in June 2015, at 6 weeks old, and just a few days later he started coming into the office with them. He loves to play fetch and greet patients in the waiting room. He's a purebred Border Collie, and quite the charmer; we know you'll love him too!

Office Staff

Lori Jack, BS, Office Manager, Sec/Treas
Lori Jack, BS, Office Manager, Sec/Treas, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in December 1990 from the California State University, Dominguez Hills. After relocating to Montana in 1992 with her husband, she began working as Northern Care, Inc.’s office manager. Over the years, she has attended several coding and billing seminars and business classes, sponsored by the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA). She oversees the front office and maintains government compliance and accreditation regulations as they apply to orthotics and prosthetics. She enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, knitting, cooking, stand up paddle boarding, and spending time with her husband, two college-aged sons, and border collie Scout.
Claire Hanlon, Administrative Assistant/Billing Representative
Connie Abadie, Admin. Assistant, began working at Northern Care in May 2015. She assists Stan and his patients with scheduling and administrative/billing duties. She grew up near Raleigh, North Carolina and moved to Montana shortly after graduating from Western Carolina University in May 2012. She and her fiance, Danny, are the proud parents of a 1 year old, Carly, and a shelter dog, Kea. They enjoy boating and fishing on Flathead Lake.

Retired Mascot

Tate Jack, Office Mascot
Tate Jack, Office Mascot, worked at Northern Care for 15 1/2 years. She passed peacefully from this world in September 2014. Though by the end of her life she was blind, deaf and couldn't smell, she still impressed patients with her ability to open the office door by pressing the handicap button with her nose. She is dearly missed.
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