Meet Our Team

Behind every good doctor is an excellent staff—and also in front of every doctor, to the sides, and all around!

Our staff ensures that our Medford office runs smoothly and that all our patients’ needs are well attended to. Without them, our doctors simply would not be able to do the work our patients need.

We are grateful for our staff! Learn more about each of our members—and how they serve our patients—below.

Office Administrator - Coleen Merrill

Coleen Merrill

Office administrator

Coleen Merrill has been involved with bookkeeping and medical billing since 1992. She and Dr. Merrill have been married since 1984 and enjoy working together to provide optimal service on all fronts. When she’s not working, Coleen loves spending time with her cute grandkids!

Staff - Linda Konecny

Linda Konecny

insurance specialist/Surgery Scheduler

Linda  began working with Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle in 2013 and has more than 30 years’ experience as a claims adjustor, customer service rep, and supervisor for insurance companies. Linda loves reading, walking her dog, and quilting!

Staff - Tracie Tanner

Tracie Tanner

shoe specialist/new patient scheduler

Tracie Tanner has been working at our office since 2013. She schedules our new patients and specializes in helping our patients select the best and most stylish diabetic shoes for optimal comfort. She received her BA from BYU-Idaho and enjoys ceramic art, tie-dying, trying new instruments, and watching movies.

Staff - Dawnmarie Lunnen

Dawnmarie Lunnen

administrative assistant

Dawnmarie began working at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle in August of 2018. She and her family arrived in Medford from Pennsylvania in 2015, but she first met her husband, Kirk, at BYU many years ago.

Staff - LaRee Brumble

LaRee Brumble

Director of Patient & Community Relations

LaRee Brumble joined the Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle team in October of 2018. She built her entrepreneurial resume in various positions with small business for a few years before joining us. In her free time, LaRee loves watching movies and eating ice cream.

Staff - Rochelle Nees

Rochelle Nees

Laser Technician

Rochelle is fully trained in operation of our MLS Laser Therapy program, and also serves as our fungal laser technician. She joined our office in October 2018 after Dr. Gerber treated her for serious complications in her foot.

Staff - Patricia Adams

Patricia Adams

Medical Assistant

Patricia already had more than 20 years’ experience in orthotics and diabetic shoes before joining our office. She previously lived in the California Bay Area before moving to the Rogue Valley to be closer to family.

Staff - Marie Kyker

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Marie is a former United States Marine. She moved to Medford with her 3 children in 2012 and recently married her husband. She received her BS from Southern Oregon University in 2017 and is currently working on her Master’s Degree. Marie enjoys knitting and reading. 

Staff - Alyssa McPhee

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medical assistant

Alyssa joined the team in June of 2020. She worked with Dr. Merrill several years ago, and was ecstatic to come back! When she’s not assisting Dr. Merrill, Alyssa loves to spend time on her ranch with her husband and 2 sons.