An Inside Look
Teen and Young Adult Health Centers’ team mixes interests with passion for serving others
Teenage and young adult years are full of changes in interests, expectations and responsibilities. These constant changes affect people’s physical, emotional and mental health every day in new ways.
Melanie Budine, MSN, APRN, Nurse Practitioner, LaTisha McCants, LIMHP, LMHP, LMHC, Behavioral Health Therapist and Jane Teeter, PA-C, Physician Assistant, serve as bridges to work through these changes safely and without judgment at the OneWorld Teen and Young Adult Health Centers.
Before joining OneWorld, Melanie, LaTisha and Jane attended universities in Omaha for their respective bachelor’s degrees. Their postgraduate paths followed their individual interests and specialties, but their passion for serving others led them to OneWorld.
For Jane, working for OneWorld allows her to help serve the community who raised her. She grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska, but spent several years in Colorado earning her masters in physician assistant studies and then working for a Federally Qualified Health Center.
“Here at OneWorld we are able to provide patients with hope that their complex medical needs can be met competently and affordably,” Jane said.
Inspired by her love for horror movies, Melanie once considered a career in profiling for the FBI. Ultimately choosing a different path, Melanie completed her masters in nursing science and earned her nurse practitioner certificate in women’s health.
Melanie worked in a multitude of medical clinics, but said she jumped at the opportunity to work with adolescents and young adults at OneWorld.
“It’s important to help young people to begin to be responsible for their own health care and bodies,” Melanie said. “They need accurate and non-judgmental information to make the best decisions they can.”
LaTisha attended Bellevue University for both her master’s degrees in human services and clinical counseling. Her studies in the behavioral health field inspired her passion for educating others about the benefits of talk therapy.
“As a mother of a teenager, I believe it is very instrumental to allow our youth to have a voice in their mental health,” LaTisha said. “I want everyone to know their feelings matter, and we all need someone to talk to.”
OneWorld’s Teen and Young Adult Health Centers offer comprehensive medical services, including school and sports physicals and sexual health education. For more information, visit our website or call 402-734-4110.