Meet our staff

Primary Health providers

Stuart Isaacson, MD

IsaacsonStuart Isaacson, D.O., is a board-certified family practice physician with more than 25 years of broad clinical experience and is the medical director at the Center for Healthy Living. Serving as medical director of Concentra’s primary care / urgent care center in New Berlin, Wisconsin, from 2003 to 2011 and then working with Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Racine, Wisconsin, Isaacson enjoys all aspects of primary care as well as occupational medicine.

He spent four years with US Public Health Service caring for underserved patients in rural physician shortage areas and also worked with the military at both Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, and Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington.

In addition to medicine, Isaacson has a wide range of interests including writing, film, travel and history. He has a broad background in medical publishing and editing and served on the board of the American Medical Writers Association. He also studied film theory and criticism. Isaacson has two children -- a son who is also a physician and a daughter who works in interior design.

Jonathon Butler, M.D.

Jonathon Butler, MD, joins the CHL team as a part-time community physician currently practicing for Indiana Health Group in Lafayette, IN. Butler is a board-certified family practice physician with more than 20 years of experience including previous roles as medical director and chief medical officer. Butler completed his M.D. at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He went on to complete his residency in family practice from the University of Tennessee Family Practice Residency at St. Francis Hospital.

Butler is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, American Medical Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Heather Gutwein, M.D.

Heather Gutwein, M.D., is a board certified family physician with over 25 years of clinical experience, superb interpersonal skills and a reputation for excellence in comprehensive, integrated health care delivery.

Gutwein has a special interest in mental health and primary and secondary prevention. She has experience in psychiatry, comprehensive employee health, occupational health, medical missions and Urgent Care medicine and has been on over 17 medical missions, including hurricane relief trips to Nicaragua and Haiti. Her healthcare delivery philosophy is grounded in patient education, personal empowerment, facilitated self-care and faith.

In addition to spending time with her three adult children, family and friends, Gutwein enjoys reading, live music, trail bike riding, travel and playing violin and piano.

RN-Health coaches

Cheryl A. Laszynski, RN, BSN, MBA, CHWC

Cheryl A. Laszynski, RN, BSN, MBA, CHWCCheryl has 28 years of health care executive/management experience. She received a BS in nursing from Indiana University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. As the administrator/director of ancillary services for Arnett HealthSystems, she managed a variety of physician practices and clinical departments, such as urgent care centers, occupational medicine, pharmacy, lab, dietetics, and physical/occupational/speech rehabilitation.

Cheryl's clinical experiences include emergency/intensive care, home health care, managed care/benefit administration and quality improvement. Cheryl will look familiar to Purdue employees, as she has worked on campus for the past eight years. Most recently, she was the worklife administrator for WorkLife Programs. 

Cheryl is married and has two adult children. She enjoys running, cycling, reading and spending time with her family.

Kimberly Porter, RN

Kimberly Porter is a recent Purdue graduate, and is completing her master’s degree in the family nurse practitioner program. Porter has been a registered nurse (RN) for two years, and has worked at the Lafayette School Corporation while pursuing her master’s degree. Porter graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She earned her master's degree in nursing education from Purdue University in 2017. Porter is also working part-time on her Doctorate in nursing degree with an interest in pursuing team-based research related to autism spectrum disorders (ASD)/mental health of parents and families who care for individuals with ASD.

She enjoys reading, going to concerts, spending time with family and friends and walking her English Mastiff.

Suzanne Rossiter, RN, BSN, MSN, CHWC

Suzanne Rossiter, RN, BSN, MSN, Health CoachSuzanne Rossiter has been a critical care registered nurse (RN) for eight years. She has worked at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, Ind., and Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Ind. Suzanne graduated in 2004 from Purdue University with a BS in nursing. She earned her master's in nursing education and graduated magna cum laude from Valparaiso University in 2011. Suzanne also has experience as a diabetes educator.

She and her husband have 3-year-old twin girls.

Theresa “Tia” Walker, RN, BSN

Theresa Tia is a firm believer in continuing education and self-improvement. She started her career as a licensed practical nurse and later returned for her associates in nursing to attain her registered nurse (RN) license. She graduated from Purdue University Calumet in 2012 with her bachelor of science in nursing. Tia maintained Dean’s List status for all three degrees. Tia has over 13 combined years of nursing experience, including labor and delivery at Home Hospital and a variety of roles at Indiana University Health Arnett within departments such as primary care, specialty, pre-operative and recovery unit. Tia has also served as a care coordinator for IU Health Arnett’s patient centered medical home department.

While at IU Health Arnett, Tia attained her LEAN yellow belt from Purdue University and a Daisy Award for exceptional nursing care. Most recently, she has worked as an RN care manager with Evolent Health, a company who focused on IU Health’s employees and Medicare Advantage populations to assist them with navigating the healthcare system, advocacy and managing their health and wellness needs.

Tia has three adult children, including a set of twins, and two grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends; her Catahoula, Eddie; reading; attending concerts; and running.

Medical Assistants

Kathy Dill

Kathy Dill Kathy Dill has 30+ years of medical assisting and phlebotomy experience. Kathy grew up in Bakersfield California and moved to Lafayette area approximately 15 years ago. She is married and has 2 grown children. Kathy enjoys playing and hanging out with her 2 ½ year old granddaughter. She also enjoys going for a ride on their Harley.

Employee assistance counselors

Nancy Cook, BSN, MSW, LCSW

Nancy CookNancy brings more than 35 years of experience in the medical and mental health field to the Center for Healthy Living. She holds degrees from both Purdue and Indiana universities. In 2010, Nancy graduated with honors from the Masters of Social Work Program at Indiana School of Social Work. Most recently, Nancy was a medical/psychiatric social worker at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital, where her job included psychiatric assessments, counseling individuals, couples and families, running educational groups, actively participating in patient care plan development and implementation and planning for discharge. Nancy completed mediation training and registration with the State of Indiana in 2014. As a nurse, Nancy has a background in adult and child psychiatric assessment and care in a hospital setting. She also worked as a school nurse working with many issues including adjustments and behavior issues. Other experiences include additional training in play therapy and working with children and adolescents. Nancy has affiliations with both the local and state National Association of Social Workers.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horse, walking her dogs, Purdue athletics and reading. She has lived in Lafayette with her husband, Steve, a local periodontist, for 30 years and loves the community. They take great pride in their two adult sons, their sons’ significant others and their two grandsons. Continuing to grow and learn is one of Nancy’s greatest joys.

Laci Parcell, MSW, LSW

Laci ParcellLaci Parcell has over 10 years of experience working with families, mental wellness, children and the aging population. Laci graduated with honors from IUPUI in 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She also has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Indiana University. Laci moved to Lafayette in 2014 and worked at Indiana University Health Arnett as a social worker/discharge planner. She is experienced in psychiatric assessments, facilitating therapeutic groups, discharge planning, implementing treatment plans and behavioral plans and has training in motivational interviewing. Laci has previous experience as a therapist in a community mental health facility as a family case manager for the Department of Child Services, teaching activities of daily living and as a prevention educator. She enjoys working with children, families, individuals and groups. Laci is married and has one child. She enjoys reading, learning new things, learning more about the Lafayette area and visiting family in southern Indiana.

Registered dietitian

Ellen Welch, MS, RD, CD, CHWC

Ellen Welch, RD, CDEllen Welch graduated from Purdue University with a BS in dietetics in 2011. She went on to complete her internship through the Purdue Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Ellen worked at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health hospital for three years, where she provided nutritional counseling and care plans for patients with various diseases, both acute and chronic. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree with a concentration in public health from Indiana State University.

Ellen enjoys running, cooking, reading, watching the Indianapolis Colts and all things Purdue. She and her husband have been married for two years and have a chocolate lab named Harry.

Worksite health pharmacist


Practice Administrator

Health Center Manager

Administrative Assistants

Erika Burchett

Erika BurchettErika Burchett was born in Terra Haute, IN. She moved to Lafayette around the age of six until around 10 when she moved to AZ. She lived there until 2003 when she moved back to Lafayette IN. She graduated McCutcheon High School in 2006. She went to Harrison College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting in 2008. She has a long-standing background in customer service. She currently lives in the Pine Village area with her husband, two children and two dogs.

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