My passion has always been to help as many people as I can. With a Bachelor’s in Biology and in Chemistry as well as a Master’s in Business, I started in the medical field working for biopharmaceutical firms in Kansas, California, and Spain. After moving home to Springfield, I earned my Bachelor’s in Nursing and started working toward becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. As a nurse, I’ve been able to help new mothers and babies in labor and delivery, help critically injured people in the neuro-trauma ICU, and care for those on hospice. In working with patients who need help with mental health concerns, I found my calling as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I rely on my experience and values as well as my commitment to personalized and individualized care to provide holistic solutions for both mind and body to everyone I see.
Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) Dawn Baker has a background in neurology, hospital medicine, wound care and others.
Mrs. Baker has been drawn to nursing as long as she can remember, having spent her teen years in and out of the hospital with her father, who suffered a heart attack when she was thirteen. She received her nursing degree ten years after completing her elementary education degree, and believes whole-heartedly that nursing and education go hand-in-hand. One of her goals in interacting with her patients is to ensure they know everything about their treatment.
Among her many achievements, Mrs. Baker holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Adult Gerontology Acute Care from St. Louis University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, an Associate of Science in Nursing from Missouri State University-West Plans, and a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Southwest Baptist University. Currently, she is working toward her doctorate of nursing practice.
Mrs. Baker lives in Springfield, where she enjoys a variety of activities with her husband, daughter, and five grandchildren.
Lisa Galeski is board-certified as a Psychiatric, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, she has experience in medical/surgical, critical care, case management, and mental health. Her time in healthcare inspired her to obtain a specialty in psychiatrics to continue providing care for those with mental illness and addiction issues, as well as to educate and provide support for their families.
Our Model of Care:
Both providers have a shared model of care that allows two experts during each perspective visit. You may see one of the providers on one visit and the other on the next but each case is discussed exclusively in provider meetings daily. On some visits you may both providers. We are committed to meeting your needs and getting you into the clinic as soon as possible and this allows us to do so quickly!