Don Carlos Steele BS, MS, M.D.

Don Carlos Steele, BS, MS, M.D.



Dr. Steele is a board-certified family physician who was worked with Sonoma County Indian health project for over 20 years. He first came to Sonoma County Indian health project as a 3rd year medical student and later is a resident physician, and has been here since graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University. His education includes getting a bachelor of science from the University of Denver, and Master of Science in Kinesiology from UCLA, and his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. He enjoys providing both inpatient care and clinical care, as well as home visits and outreach. He is committed to optimizing our electronic health record and delivery of all medical services at Sonoma County Indian Health Project.

Dr. Steele enjoys living in an active life outside of his clinical duties as a staff physician and Co-Medical Director. He and his family enjoys time together and includes visiting the beach for walks and surfing, body surfing, telemark skiing, capoeira, running, biking, and dance. His hobbies include instrument and music making, art, and ham radio.

Jennifer Betts, M.D.

Jennifer Betts, M.D.




Dr. Betts has been a Family Practice Physician delivering babies for over 15 years. She has spent her entire career working in Tribal Clinics. Two years ago she came to work for SCIHP. Her main clinical interests are preventative medicine, encouraging healthy lifestyles including weight loss, women’s health and pregnancy care, and working with children and adolescents.

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, and scrapbooking.

Roberta Berg, M.D

Roberta Berg, M.D.




Dr. Berg is a Family Practice Physician interested in all aspects of health care. She has worked for Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc. for the last 10 years. Dr. Berg loves music, singing in the Santa Rosa Symphonic chorus, and leading ethnic dancing.

Meredith Coble, D.O.

Meredith Coble, D.O.




Dr. Coble is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and has been a member of the SCIHP medical team for five years. She loves working in Indian Country! She attended medical school at Touro University California in Vallejo, California and completed her Residency at University of California, Davis. She has four grown children and loves to crochet.

Meredith Coble, D.O.

Gary Coomber, M.D.




He came to Santa Rosa and SCIHP in 1986, fresh out of a Family Residency in the San Fernando Valley. He was raised in Venice Beach, attended Occidental College (class of 1979), University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1983 and Northridge Hospital Family Practice for three years.

He came to Indian Health Service with a strong commitment to the idea that Health Care is a right, not a privilege, and to continue to try and uphold that ideal. He believes in keeping up the human connection in medical care “low-tech, high-touch” as they say.

Donald Boone, Physician Assistant

Donald Boone, Physician Assistant




His specialty in physical medicine in caring for our patients at SCIHP for the past ten years incorporates both his training as a chiropractor as well as ten years experience working in several interventional chronic pain practices as a physician’s assistant. Referrals by SCIHP providers allow him to work in a team, using a variety of tools including manual therapy. Goals include improving function as well as awareness of habitual patterns of movement which may cause or contribute to pain and dysfunction and the impact of everyday choices on our health and sense of well being.

His free time is at least as satisfying as work- these days spent playing shakuhachi and tai chi, hanging out with family and friends (two legged and four) swimming and swinging in a hammock.

Melinda Sheehan, Family Nurse Practitioner

Melinda Sheehan, Family Nurse Practitioner




She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and joined Sonoma County Indian Health Project June 2012, after working in Sonoma County Community Clinics, Private Practices and ten years at the Santa Rosa VA Medical Clinic.

She enjoys Family Medicine because it allows her to provide care for a variety of health concerns. She especially enjoys Adult Medicine and Preventive Care. She believes the mind, body and environment are interconnected and that often simple lifestyle changes can greatly improve one’s health.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening and studying nutrition.

MMargaret Hill, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner

Margaret Hill, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner




I am very proud to be a Nurse Practitioner at Sonoma County Indian Health Project. I have been here over a year, and have enjoyed meeting and caring for the patients here. I have been a Nurse/Nurse Practitioner for thirty four years, and mainly provide women’s health care. I enjoy caring for pregnant women, and new mothers. I also enjoy seeing teens and working with women throughout their reproductive and menopausal years. I strive to listen to my patients, and to make them feel comfortable during their health care exams. In my spare time, I enjoy bike riding, taking care of my pets, and visiting with my two grown children. I look forward to meeting you, and helping to take care of your health care needs.

Selam Gebreslassie, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner

Selam Gebreslassie, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner




Selam Joined Sonoma Count Indian Health Project in 2012 after working correctional department for seven years. She received education bachelors degree in psychology from UC Davis in 2002 and MSN family nurse practitioner graduated from Samuel Merritt University in 2005.

Her clinical interested are preventative medicine and infection control.

She enjoys time with family, travel, landscape photography.