About the Wellness Tree Clinic

Executive Team

Janel Anderson, MSW MBA
Executive Director
Janel Anderson developed a deep passion for volunteer work as a teenager that grew into a heartfelt calling. Her desire to serve others led her to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work; where Janel served and empowered those less fortunate. After operating as an Executive Director for a South Carolina hospice organization for four years and co-owning a small business with her husband, Kenny, the couple relocated back to the Pacific Northwest where Janel continued to quench her thirst for knowledge by obtaining an MBA from Northcentral University. Janel Anderson now performs in the role as the Executive Director for the Wellness Tree Community Clinic in Twin Falls, Idaho and utilizes her Solution-Focused mindset to inspire and educate others about the organization and its outreach to the community.

Susan Guinn

Patient Services Coordinator

Board of Directors


Jeffrey Harris – Retired Banking Executive

Vice Chairman

Donald Pica, M.D. – Wellness Tree Clinic

Medical Director

Richard “Rick” Sandison, M.D. – St. Luke’s Family Medicine


Daragh Maccabee – CEO, Idaho Milk Products


Tracey Duncan – MSOD, SHRM-CP, Recruiter, Provider Recruitment, St. Luke’s


Trevor S. Tarter – AAMS-Financial Advisor, Edward Jones


Danika Severe, MSN, RN – Saint Luke's Hospital


Julia “Judy” Pollow – CPA, Moore, Van Engelen, Pollow CPA’s


Joel Newton, DDS – Owner, Joel Newton DDS


Back in 2004 the founders of the Wellness Tree Community Clinic, John and Sandra Sexton, and Dr. Rick Sandison MD, felt called to help underserved patients in our community who lacked the health insurance and the financial resources required to obtain the health care services they needed. These three Christian volunteers recruited and inspired others, such as Dr. David McClusky II, who partnered with them to birth what is now an Idaho Registered Free Clinic health clinic which still operates in Twin Falls.

The clinic first provided free medical care on a small scale inside the Mustard Seed Thrift Store. But the clinic quickly outgrew the space available inside the thrift store and so management determined to open a stand-alone clinic in a larger space which would accommodate a higher volume of patients and services.

The Wellness Tree Community Clinic is now a stand-alone 501(c)(3) organization which services patients from seven counties. We strive to create a caring and welcoming environment as we provide a variety of free medical and dental services. We work to help underserved patients in our region in whatever ways we can.