After 19 years of delivering psychiatric and addiction medicine services to under-served populations in the public sector, Dr Sprenger started TeleWell Behavioral Medicine, as part of Sprenger Behavioral Medicine, Inc., with the goal of providing the same level of care and access to under-served communities using telehealth technology. It is our belief that patients with co-occurring mental health conditions and addictive disorders benefit from integrated care management.
David Sprenger M.D.
Project Director / Psychiatrist
Telewell Behavioral Medicine, is owned by Sprenger Behavioral Medicine, Inc. Dr. Sprenger is the CEO and Medical Director of Sprenger Behavioral Medicine, Inc. He completed his undergraduate degree at UC Davis and obtained an M.D. from the U.S. Government's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Sprenger has been providing psychiatric and substance abuse services to American Indian/Alaska Native patients and families for over 20 years, including six years performing tele-psychiatric services.
His administrative and executive experience includes serving as a Behavioral Consultant, 2001-2006, and Chief Medical Officer, 2006-2011, both at the Indian Health Service/California Area Office in Sacramento, CA. He retired at the rank of Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service in 2011. Dr. Sprenger teaches psychiatry to third year medical students at California Northstate University College of Medicine.
MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, PHN
Lisa Wallace is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a certified Public Health Nurse living in the Sierra foothills of Northern California. She received her masters degree in nursing at Samuel Merritt University and her psychiatric nurse practitioner postmasters certificate at the University of South Alabama. She is currently working toward her degree in Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of South Alabama.
She brings to the practice an enthusiasm for treating those who have received a dual diagnosis of substance abuse disorder and a psychiatric disorder. She strives to bring compassion to this greatly disadvantaged and highly stigmatized population, working with them on their journey toward healing
She is currently working at an acute psychiatric hospital with patients who have various psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, The International Nurses Society on Addictions, and the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is a proponent of integrative psychiatry and complementary and alternative holistic modalities. Furthermore she received additional training on Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.
Grace Katie Bell
MSN, RN-BC, CARN, PHN
Technical Assistance / Mentoring Consultant
Grace “Katie” Bell MSN RN-BC CARN PHN, is a nurse consultant with Telewell Indian Health MAT Project offering Technical Assistance, mentoring and training for California Tribal clinics as they develop Medication-Assisted Treatment programs. Katie has been a presenter for the UCLA Hub & Spoke Learning Collaborative and is part of the facilitator team for Tribal MAT Project Echo for Indian Health primary care clinics throughout California.
She is also currently Nurse Case Manager for the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program at Chapa-De Indian Health in Grass Valley, CA. Board-certified as Addictions RN since 2003, Katie has been working with the medication buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) since a 2001 Phase 3 NIDA clinical trial. Beginning in 2002, Katie has been developing and launching programs of care for patients with Opioid Use Disorders in multiple settings such as inpatient residential at Betty Ford Center, an urban Methadone clinic, a Dept. of Veteran Affairs Behavioral Health Clinic and now, Primary Care FQHCs and IHS primary care clinics.
Katie is also a MAT Nurse Consultant for Center for Care Innovations Treating Addiction in Primary Care (TAPC) 2016-2018. Katie is currently on the coach/mentoring team for Center for Care Innovations next MAT project Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Primary Care, launching in Feb. 2019.
Albert G. Titman
Sr. Miwuk, CADC II
Albert G. Titman, hails from the Nishenom/ Miwok/ Maidu/ Pit River/Mexica people. He has created and built TeleWell’s Spirit of Healing Red Road to Recovery meeting specifically designed to meet the needs of those who are from the Native American community. Albert’s other major role is to teach and encourage cultural competency within the TeleWell system of care. Albert provides culturally sensitive services and is blessed with the opportunity to incorporate Native American wellness modalities in his work.
Albert is also the Lead Addictions counselor at the Sacramento Native American Health Center Inc. At S.N.A.H.C., Albert also provides alcohol/drug abuse assessments, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals, couples, families, and groups to achieve more satisfying and productive marriage, family, and social adjustment. Albert is a Registered Addiction Specialist through the Breining Institute of CA and attained a State Board CCAPP Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor CADC II. He is currently a trainer for White Bison’s Wellbriety Training Institute and has over 12 years of experience in implementing the Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps program in his community.
Last but not least, Albert is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Native Dads Network, based in Sacramento, CA. Albert wears many hats and has many responsibilities, but his heart is enjoying Miwok traditional ceremonial singing and dancing and cooking for his family.
Beau Medicine Crow
Beau Medicine Crow is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nations and belongs to the Water Buster Clan. The tribe is located and encompasses the upper Missouri River/Lake Sakakawea area of North Western North Dakota. On his mother’s side of the family, Beau is a descendant of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California whose lands are present day Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Beau has worked with various Indian tribes, state agencies, and grass roots organizations for the benefit of Indian peoples. He is a former tribal councilman and NCAI delegate for one term of office from 2002 to 2006. He has worked with native American children and families, the formerly incarcerated, and incarcerated youth. His passion is working with people in their recovery process and working with the unhoused population in Sacramento, California, where he currently resides with his beautiful wife of 23 years and 4 beautiful children.
He is currently working on his BSW with a Minor in Native American Studies at California State University Sacramento. Beau Medicine Crow is also working as a Social Work intern at the Sacramento Native American Health Center. Beau is a current registered member of CCAPP – California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals and NASW - National Association of Social Workers.