Staff

Dr. Angela Biggs, WRC Medical Director

Blessings!  My name is Angela Biggs and it has been a privilege for me to serve as Medical Director of WRC.  I was born and raised in Worland, Wyoming.  Attending the University of Wyoming, I met my future husband, Rod, who grew up in Casper.  We both attended Creighton University School of Medicine, graduating in 2000.  In 2004, I graduated from residency in obstetrics and gynecology from the Medical Education and Research Center – Michigan State University.  I worked with a well respected practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan for one year until Rod graduated from general surgery residency in 2005.  We moved to Gillette in July of 2005.  The community has been VERY welcoming and we have the advantage of being much closer to our parents who still reside in Worland and Casper.

We are blessed with four beautiful children:  Zoe, Sophia, Michael and John.  We enjoy spending time together and have been spending much of that time in the Big Horn Mountains enjoying God’s awesome creation!

I became involved with the WRC after attending a fundraising banquet in October of 2006.  At that time, the goal was to become a medical clinic and offer ultrasound.  After a powerful evening of testimony, I approached Diane to let her know that if I was needed, I was happy to help in any capacity!  Since that time, we have grown to not only offer ultrasound but to offer sexually transmitted infection testing and now treatment.  We have developed policies and procedures to be sure that each client is well served, and continue to evolve this process for continued improvement.  We are blessed with a dedicated and hard working paid and volunteer staff that has made it easy for me to serve in this role.

My calling to women’s health started at a young age.  When I was in 6th grade I first mentioned wanting to become an obstetrician (my mom helped me voice the vocabulary!).  Later in my life, I learned that I was the result of an unplanned pregnancy.  By the grace of God, I was given life!  My eyes are now wide open to the men and women whose parents chose life for them, even in challenging situations.  The WRC gives me the opportunity to help parents give their unborn children the same precious gift of life.  I look forward to serving for many years to come!

 

Tracy Barber, Development Director

TracyTracy Barber is currently Development Director at WRC. She is a child of God and a passionate student of the Bible. A love for Jesus was planted in her as she began her Christian walk in 1982 and she loves others to come to love and live on God’s word also.

Tracy has been involved with the Women’s Resource Center of NE Wyoming since 2003 holding volunteer peer counselor, patient advocate; patient services director positions as well as education specialist for parenting, Dad U and post abortion healing classes.  Tracy has recently become credentialed as a Christian Nonprofit Leader through Christian Leadership Alliance and AzusaPacificUniversity for her current Development Director position.

Tracy and Tim reside in Gillette, Wyoming, where they enjoy being part of God’s body, traveling, Zumba (Tracy only), eating out, being with friends and family, making each other laugh, and of course, grandparenting!

Sheri Merchen, Patient Services Director

My name is Sheri Merchen and I have been with the Women’s Resource Center since 2011.  I started first as a volunteer patient advocate, staff receptionist and finally ended up as Patient Services Director. God put a very clear calling in my life to come and volunteer here. I came not really knowing what the Center was all about, but God knew exactly where I needed to be.  God has been so faithful in our ministry here and I am blessed to be a part of a wonderful team.

I grew up in Rapid City in a very loving home.  I met my amazing husband in Rapid City and have been married to him for almost 32 years.  God has blessed us so much with our three children, two sons-in-law, and of course the cream of the crop, two wonderful grandsons.

My past jobs included working as a receptionist in different industries, and also as a licensed insurance agent.

Currently I am a student at the Biblical Counseling Center to get my certification in lay counseling.   God has given me such a heart to show God’s love to teen girls and women. My heart cry is that they may know the wonderful love of God and see themselves as someone of great value!

In my spare time I love spending time with friends, working with teens, traveling and learning more about my wonderful Savior.  As Patient Services Director, my goal is that every woman that comes into our Center is shown God’s love as she faces her unplanned pregnancy. My prayer is that through ministry of the Women’s Resource Center we can help turn her fear into confidence.

Nancy Fulton, RN: Senior Nurse

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Nurse Nancy Fulton with a patient and her daughter.

My name is Nancy Fulton.  I was born and raised in beautiful Butte,  MT.  I graduated from Montana State University (MSU) in 1983 with a  Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  After getting married my husband’s career took us to Wurtsmith Air  Force Base in Michigan, back to Butte, to Tonopah, NV, Sandy, UT, and  finally to Gillette, WY.  At those various places we called home I  worked as an RN (usually part-time) and also spent time as a  stay-at-home mom.  When my husband was in the Air Force I did not work  as an RN, but was a Red Cross Volunteer at the OB/GYN clinic at the  base hospital.  When we moved to Gillette I did not seek employment as a nurse.

After being in Gillette about 7 years my youngest son completed his  Eagle Scout project which was building and placing two large planter boxes in front of the Women’s Resource Center. Unknown to me, my  husband mentioned to the director that they should contact me because I was a nurse. In the fall of 2008, I was contacted by the Nurse  Manager at the time and asked if I would be interested in volunteering  at the Center.  I really didn’t know much about the Center  at the  time but with 2 of my children  at college and the last one pretty  independent at home  I thought, ‘Why not?  I’ll check it out.’  After  volunteering for a few months, the Nurse Manager was resigning and I  was asked to take on that position.  I have been at the Center for  over four years. I have always loved  working with the patients.  I  enjoy coming to work each day and love working with the women who come  to our clinic seeking our services.  It is a pleasure and a blessing  to work with great fellow staff members and volunteers as we share in  the crisis, sorrows, or joys that our patients experience.

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Mike, for almost  29  years.  He supports me in my job and is also a great supporter of the WRC Clinic.  We have 3 children:  our 26 year old daughter, lives and  works in Gillette, and two sons ages 23 years and 21 years  who are still pursuing their degrees at college.

Dana Worthen, Helpliner and Receptionist

Dana, Shannon, & Heidi

In January of 2003, a small group of people sent baby bottles to many of the area churches to begin raising funds for a crisis pregnancy center.  Each bottle contained a slip of paper to fill in your contact information and request information on volunteering. I excitedly checked the box to volunteer. This baby bottle was also a great opportunity to teach our children about helping the unborn. By December 2003, I was a trained volunteer client advocate.  In August of 2011, I became the helpliner.  I schedule clients for pregnancy tests when the office isn’t open. I’m also the receptionist on Tuesdays.  The years volunteering/working at the Women’s Resource Center have been amazing.

 Diane Zimdars, Operations Director

Diane started volunteering with WRC in December of 2002 when a steering committee was formed to work towards opening a Pregnancy Care Center in Gillette. In September of 2003 she was hired as the Center Director which eventually evolved into the CEO position.  Since then the Center has grown from a Pregnancy Care Center to a Pregnancy Care Clinic that provides free medical services to young women who are facing crisis pregnancies.

In June of 2016, Diane stepped down as CEO and took the COO position. Diane is currently serving at WRC as the Operations Director.

Born and raised in Glasgow, MT; Diane graduated from Gonzaga University (Go Zags!) and then spent many years living in Billings, MT working as the Montana Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as an insurance agent and other endeavors.  She was a Junior in High School in 1973 when the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court Decision legalized abortion throughout America.  Ever since then, Diane has been involved in helping to stop abortion and save mothers and their babies from the devastating effects of abortion.

In 1997 Diane married Dennis Zimdars and moved to Gillette.  She feels blessed to be working with His ministry at WRC.

 

Sherilyn Likewise, Receptionist

 

or, as I like to call myself, “Girl Monday” and “Girl Wednesday.” 🙂   I am privileged to serve the Women’s Resource Center on Earn While You Learn Education Mondays as receptionist and baby holder, and on clinic Wednesdays as receptionist and “project doer” in whatever capacity Sawyer needs.  I earned a BS in Psychology with a minor in Theatre from the University of Wyoming in 1990 and have worked as a librarian, medical receptionist, financial counselor, and English teacher, among other things.  I love to read, sew, quilt, craft, cook, bake, and hold other people’s babies.   I have lived in Nevada, Texas, Washington, California, and all over Wyoming, but finally settled in Gillette in 2005.  I married my husband, Brian, in 2008.  The Women’s Resource Center has been a ministry close to both of our hearts that we have been privileged to support for several years.  When the opportunity to begin volunteering arose in early 2017, I jumped at the chance!  I am thrilled to be a part of the ministry of the Center, and I am continually awed at how God works in the lives and hearts of the women we touch each day.  I came on staff as Administrative Assistant in August of 2017, and I look forward to serving for as long as God allows.

 

Sawyer Poitra, RN: CEO

Sawyer photoSawyer began working part time as a registered nurse at WRC in October of 2010. She received training and certification in performing limited obstetrical ultrasounds, which is provided for patients on a daily basis. Sawyer received her nursing education through Gillette College, and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing through the University of Wyoming in 2012. In 2016, Sawyer transitioned positions to become the new CEO of Women’s Resource Center. Sawyer is blessed with a wonderful husband and two children that keep her busy! In 2015, God lead Sawyer to start the first Embrace Grace ministry group in Gillette, which is a support ministry for single and pregnant mothers. Sawyer and her family are very active in their church, and are also a foster family for children in need.

WRC  is very close to Sawyer’s heart,  and she is happy to be a part of what God is doing through the Center to help women through the crisis phase of an unplanned pregnancy.