Taralyn Johnson, FNP-BC

Taralyn Johnson is a Family Nurse Practitioner who joined the team at the Center for Change in 2016. She graduated with a master of science in nursing in 2006, and her past work has predominantly involved the alleviation of physical suffering. She enjoys meeting with patients in Residential Treatment and helping them become healthier, stronger, more comfortable, and more knowledgeable about the…

Brandon Thatcher, PMHNP-BC

Brandon Thatcher earned a B.A. in Spanish from Utah State University. He then earned a B.S. in Nursing and an M.S. in Nursing from the University of Utah as part of his psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner preparation. His three-year psychiatric training involved populations throughout the lifespan. He currently works as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for the Brigham Young University Student…

Jenaca Beagley, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CDE

Apart from her personal experience with diabetes, living with it for the past 29 years, Jenaca has years of professional experience working in the field of diabetes. She has been a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) for over 10 years, starting in 2002 as an RN at the Diabetes Management Clinic at Utah Valley Regional Medical…

Michelle Smith, MSN, APRN, NP-C

Michelle Smith has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Center for Change since 2007.  While at Center for Change she has enjoyed being part of a team that believes in replacing suffering and pain with hope, healing and recovery. Michelle graduated from Brigham Young University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and prior to…

Mike T. Swinyard, MD, FAAP

Dr. Swinyard is a board-certified endocrinologist who has had type 1 diabetes mellitus for 40 years. Having diabetes himself gives personal insight into the challenges faced in treating chronic endocrine diseases. Encouragement and positive support are part of every treatment plan. He is from Idaho Falls and attended medical school at the University of Utah….

Stacey Pearson, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

Stacey Pearson is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner with a preferred specialty in child, adolescent, and young adult heath. She earned her advanced degree from the University of California San Francisco in 2014. Stacey’s previous nursing experience includes working as a pediatric nurse in the medical, surgical, oncologic, cardiac, and psychiatric fields. For two years she was employed as a travel nurse, residing in various…