Meet our staff

Primary Health providers

Stuart Isaacson, DO

Isaacson

Stuart 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 American Health Network 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.

Kimberly Porter, NP

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.

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RN-Health coaches

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

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

Cheryl has 28 years of healthcare 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. Prior to the Center for Healthy Living, she was the worklife administrator for WorkLife Programs. In addition to being a certified Health and Wellness Coach, Cheryl is a certified Asthma Educator and a Freedom from Smoking Facilitator.

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


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 Northwest 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; reading; attending concerts; and running.

Medical Assistants

Erika Burchett, Registered Medical Assistant

Erika Burchett

Erika Burchett was born in Terre 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.


Chayo Magallanes, Registered Medical Assistant

Chayo was born in McAllen, TX and graduated from San Antonio College with an associates degree. She went on to receive her registered medical assistant certification from AAMA. She moved to Indiana in 2002 and is continuing her education at Ivy Tech to become an RN.

In her free time, Chayo loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Jonie Radke (updating)

Employee assistance counselors

Nancy Cook, BSN, MSW, LCSW

Nancy Cook

Nancy 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 Parcell

Laci Parcell has over 10 years of experience working with families, mental wellness, children and adults. 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


Worksite health pharmacist

Jamie Woodyard, Pharmacist (updating)

Practice Coordinator

Ashley Cordes, Practice Coordinator

Ashley Cordes joined the Center for Healthy Living as the Practice Coordinator in July 2017. She is responsible for working alongside the Director of Operations to effectively lead the CHL team and manage the day to day operations of the clinic. Prior to joining CHL, Ashley spent 4 years working for Verve Health, an Indianapolis based health and wellness company, where she served in several different roles and gained diverse experience in office and people management, customer service, recruiting, training, employee relations, benefits and operational support. Ashley graduated from Purdue with a BS in Health and Fitness in 2013. She was also a member of the Purdue Cheerleading Squad from 2008-2009 and 2011-2013.

Ashley loves singing loudly in the car, spending time with her family, enjoying a good glass of red wine and all things Purdue. She and her fiance, DJ Byrd (another former Purdue athlete), have both relocated to West Lafayette and will be getting married in July 2018.

Administrative Assistants

Nikki Buchanan, Administrative Assistant

Nikki Buchanan is a lifelong Lafayette resident and has been an office administrator in the medical field since 2001. Before coming to the Center for Healthy living in 2017, Nikki had worked for a radiation oncologist.She is the mother of 3 boys and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, music and shopping.

Nicole Cordes, Administrative Assistant (updating)

Tina Hodson, Administrative Assistant

Tina Hodson has been working at the Center for Healthy Living since it opened. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has one daughter who is a Purdue employee. She loves to read, garden and travel.

Melissa Mills, Administrative Assistant

Melissa has worked as an office administrator for the past 15 years before joining the Center for Healthy Living team in 2017. She has 4 children and loves going to the beach and watching Boiler football.

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