James Webb, MDMedical Director
Christopher Wenger, MDAssistant Medical Director
Dave Custis, PAPA
Deb Johnston, PAPA
James Webb, MD
Christopher Wenger, MD
Dr. Wenger received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in 2015. He became Board Certified in Family Medicine in 2018 and is a member of the AMA, AAFP, and ABFM certified.
When not working, Chris enjoys mountain biking in the Black Hills and spending time with his wife, two children, and Labradoodle.
Dr. Kuehlman is originally from Chicago, Illinois, where she started her professional career as a CPA. She graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004 from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Kuehlman is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and emphasizes preventive health. She has been to West Africa twice on mission trips, and volunteers in the Black Hills community.
Dr. Kuehlman is married and has two boys. They enjoy many family activities together including gardening, riding bikes, going on walks, and hunting and fishing with their two labs.
Dr. Kuehlman is excited to be a part of the BHUC team and serve the Gillette community.
Mike received his Physician Assistant degree from Kettering College of Medical Arts in Ohio, and later went on to get his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. He has been a PA since 1983, and retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years. During his time with the Air Force, Mike commanded 3 medical relief missions in Honduras after Hurricane Hugo.
Mike has called the Black Hills home since 1999. His interests include hiking, gardening, geocaching, and amusement parks.
Ashley Hillard is a Rapid City native who graduated from Stevens High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at USD, and obtained her Physician Assistant degree in Nebraska. Ashley also works at Ballard Gynecology in Rapid City.
Ashley enjoy cooking, watching movies, and spending time outside with her husband, Phil, and their dog, Jude.
Mike attended the University of Wyoming for his bachelors in exercise science, and obtained his PA degree in Montana.
Mike grew up in Belle Fourche, and currently lives there with his three children. He also works in Sturgis as a hospitalist. His hobbies are spending time with his family and working out.
Steven received degrees in psychology and sociology from USD in 1977, he then went to SDSU for his BSN, and continued to UND, where he received PA and CNP certificate in 1992. He previously worked for Black Hills Pediatrics, and specializes in pediatrics, ER, and urgent care. He is a Certified Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC, and a certified PA through the NCCPA.
Steve and his wife enjoy cooking, and bringing their BHUC family delicious treats. When not in the kitchen, Steve enjoys biking and spending quality time with his family.
Dave Custis, PA
Audrey received her BSN from SDSU in 1993 and returned for her DNP in 2015. She also works at RCRH as a hospitalist, and is a member of AANP.
Audrey enjoys hunting, canning, and baking. She is married with two boys and loves attending their school activities, especially wrestling.
Jacquelynn received her BSN from the University of Wyoming in 2003. She was awarded the Poudre Valley Health Systems Foundation Scholarship when she returned to obtain her Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and is licensed in South Dakota and Colorado.
Jackie is a Belle Fourche native, and currently resides in Spearfish with her husband and 4 daughters. Her favorite activities are hiking, running, sports, drinking coffee, and spending time with her family.
Deb Johnston, PA
Josh obtained his Master of Science as a Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota in 2016. He became AANP Certified in June of 2016, and began practicing at BHUC in the fall of 2017.
Josh is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys rock climbing, fly fishing, and backpacking with his wife, Rebecca, and their miniature golden doodle, Ruby.
Alicia LePard is a licensed nurse practitioner in Wyoming and South Dakota. She is certified as a nurse practitioner in acute care, family, and gerontology with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners certification program. Living in rural Wyoming since 1995, Alicia is a perpetual student since becoming a nurse in 1993 after completing a 20 year career as a paramedic. She has a passion for the nursing profession and expresses it by teaching, learning and passing on knowledge to her patients, peers and students. Alicia offers her skills to the Department of Health and Human Services National Disaster Medical System with a Disaster Medical Assistance Team out of Colorado. Alicia currently serves as the President of the Wyoming Nurses Association Northeast Region and is a Member-At-Large for the Wyoming Council of Advanced Practice Nurses Board of Directors.
Natalie received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from SDSU in 2011, and completed her Masters for Family Nurse Practitioner from Clarkson College in 2016. She is a member of the AANP, and received 1st place for her graduate research thesis.
Natalie is a fitness guru as she is a certified CrossFit coach, triathlon competitor, and Olympic-style lifter. When not coaching or training, Natalie enjoys traveling nationally and abroad, trying new food, and learning about new cultures.