Rachel Villaruz, PA-C, joining Women’s Health Center

Rachel Villaruz, PA-C, joining Women’s Health Center

Rachel received her Physician Assistant training in the Philadelphia area and has been practicing for four years. She believes that knowledge empowers women to live a healthy life, and therefore is passionate about educating each of her patients to be her best self.

She is excited to be settling in the Grants Pass community and invest in the women and families who live here. In her free time she enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband, taking their dog on long walks, playing volleyball and making a mess in the kitchen.


Say Hello to Sarah Witesman, PA-C!

Our newest Physician's Assistant, Sarah developed a passion for OB/GYN while on her clinical rotations in rural upstate New York. She believes all patients should have control of their own reproductive and sexual health. Whether it’s help with contraception, conception, routine gynecologic care, or there is a problem that needs addressing, she will be an advocate and a partner in your health and wellness. She has a special interest in addressing sexual dysfunction as well as pelvic and vaginal pain, both chronic and acute. In addition to seeing patients in the clinic, Sarah assists with surgical cases and works with the team of physicians and physician assistants caring for patients admitted to the hospital.

Sarah recently relocated to Grants Pass and joins Women’s Health Center after practicing in a busy OB/GYN clinic for more than five years outside of Salt Lake City. She looks forward to getting to know all the wonderful things that southern Oregon has to offer!

Welcome Crystal Lindahl, WHNP!

Women's Health Center continues to expand our practice to better serve the women in our community!  Crystal Lindahl, a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner has just joined our team.  Previously a labor nurse, Crystal is looking forward to expanding her patient care to include the entire span of a woman's life.  She provides an inclusive environment with respect and courtesy, honoring all her patients’ values and goals.
Crystal and her family recently moved to Grants Pass and are delighted to be surrounded by the mountains and the natural beauty of the area. Schedule your appointment with Crystal online or call our office at 541-479-8363.

Lisa Redfern

Lisa Redfern - Executive Director

Lisa has been involved in women’s healthcare in Southern Oregon for more than 25 years.  In 1998 she joined two local physicians to open Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon, where she serves as Executive Director.  Her vision:  A Center exclusively for women to receive compassionate, innovative, informative care that will enhance the quality of their lives and improve their overall well-being.   Lisa strongly believes that listening and being willing to grow and adjust to the changing needs, desires, and requests of the women in our community is the key to being a premier health center.   In her spare time, Lisa enjoys cycling, running, hiking, traveling, reading, visiting, and laughing with friends & family.

Lisa welcomes your comment and concerns.  Please contact her at  lisar@womenshealthso.com.

Leann Haven

Leann Haven - Operations Manager

Leann has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry with the last ten at Women’s Health Center. During her tenure at WHC she has managed both our front office and billing departments. Her wide range of knowledge and experience allows her to provide exceptional support to our staff and patients. Compassionate care and an overall exceptional experience is most import to Leann.

In her spare time, Leann enjoys playing pickleball, golfing with her husband, spending time with her adult children and grandchildren.

You may contact Leann at leannh@womenshealthso.com


Emily Harris

Emily Harris - Clinical Department Manager

Emily started her career at Women's Health Center as a front office scheduler and has performed many functions, including clinical support, certified medical assistant and clinical supervisor before taking on the role of running the clinical department.  All of this experience makes her very well rounded and able to understand all of the challenges and team collaboration it takes to ensure her department makes quality care the priority.   

At Women's Health Center, she enjoys streamlining processes to enhance every patient's experience as well as helping every clincal staff member reach their full potential. She and her husband and two children enjoy everything about living in Grants Pass and enjoys spending her free time recreating in the great outdoors.

Contact Emily at emilye@womenshealthso.com

Kandy Clausen

Kandy Clausen - Billing Department Manager

Kandy brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, working in billing, reimbursement, and coding sectors. She holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder as well as a Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder. She has worked in various practice settings including Family Practice, Urgent Care, Imaging and Diagnostic Services as well as an insurance healthcare company. Kandy’s passion is in billing and coding training and education with the desire to motivate and bring the highest level of expertise to her team, so providers can focus their time and effort on caring for the women in our community.
Kandy was born and raised in Southern Oregon and enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, camping and traveling with her family and friends.

Kaylin Provost

Kaylin Provost - Front Office Manager

Kaylin began her career at Women's Health Center as a front office scheduler.  Prior to accepting the Front Office Manager position she was the surgery scheduler as well as Executive Assistant.  Experience in multiple departments and administrative roles has helped her grow into her current position.  At Women’s Health Center, she enjoys workflow improvement which allows our scheduling and registration teams to perform at their very best, providing a more seamless visit for all our patients!

Kaylin, her husband and two children love calling Grants Pass home.  They enjoy spending time in the outdoors camping and fishing at any of our local lakes. 

Contact Kaylin at kaylinp@womenshealthso.com

Welcome Baby! Community Baby Shower – Sept 17

Our community wants to welcome your new baby at a Community Baby Shower!  Lots of great educational and informative demonstrations, gifts, food trucks, and more!  At Grants Pass High School from 10:30am - 4:00pm or on Facebook: @HealthyStartofSouthernOregon.  See you there!



Lauren Jones, NP

Lauren believes in empowering women to prioritize self-care throughout all aspects of life.  She strives to partner with her patients to guide them in achieving their individualized health goals.  Her intention is to help her patients become the healthiest and happiest version of themselves.  Lauren fosters a nurturing environment with clear communication to personalized care plans based on patient preferences and goals. 

She is native to Southern Oregon and feels passionate about returning to the community to provide care for women of all ages.  Lauren has nearly a decade of experience in healthcare.  She began her nursing career in emergency services where she gained valuable knowledge and experience.  When not in the office, she finds happiness in spending time with her husband and daughter, enjoying outdoor activities, including rafting, skiing, and hiking.

Location & Directions

Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon, PC

1075 SW Grandview Ave. Suite 200 Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Phone: 541-479-8363 Fax: 541-476-2841

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