Class of 2021

Meet the class of 2021 residents of the CHE Family Medicine Residency Program.

Hailey Artz, CHE residentHailey Artz, DO

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Hometown: Wilcox, Nebraska
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing sports, being outdoors, going to concerts, and trying new restaurants. I am an avid Cornhusker fan and love cheering them on! I am passionate about women’s health, sports medicine, and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). I look forward to exploring Indy and am so excited to be a part of the Community team!

Kelsey Cowden, CHE residentKelsey Cowden, DO

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
College: Ball State University
Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana
Hobbies/Interests: Having been born and raised here in Indiana, I am very excited and grateful to continue my education in Indianapolis with Community. I love spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes in my spare time. My husband and I really enjoy live music, movies and exploring new restaurants in the city.

Laura Feder, CHE residentLaura Feder, DO

Medical School: Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
College: University of Kentucky
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending quality time with my family, friends and animals. I love cooking, working out, trying new restaurants and breweries, exploring the outdoors, kayaking, and traveling. I also enjoy binge watching Netflix when I have the time. I am very excited and grateful to be joining Community Health Network for my residency training and I am looking forward to exploring Indy!

Gretchen Johnson, CHE residentGretchen Johnson, DO

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
College: Hillsdale College (Michigan)
Hometown: Baldwin, New York
Hobbies/Interests: My medical interests include addiction medicine. I enjoy spending time with all the amazing groups of people in my life: family, friends, and now the residency team at Community East. I like hiking, walking around the neighborhood, dancing, reading (especially children’s books, C.S. Lewis, and Jane Austen), and church volunteering. I’ve also remained a beginning level crocheter for years, enjoying many lopsided projects! I joke that my husband Ryan is the celebrity chef of our home, but I do enjoy my share of cooking.

Brian Lauer, CHE residentBrian Lauer, DO

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
College: Wake Forest University
Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
Hobbies/Interests: I have been fortunate enough to call Indianapolis home for a good portion of my life and look forward to continuing to serve Indianapolis with the Community East Family Medicine Residency Program! My medical interests include sports medicine, preventive medicine, and global health. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Katie, and our dog, Baxter. We love getting outside as much as possible whether hiking, traveling, camping or exploring the patio area of Indy’s many restaurants and breweries. I am also an avid sports fan and usually can be found golfing, playing pickup basketball or following my beloved Chicago Cubs! If stuck inside, we enjoy board games and spending time watching our favorite shows (eagerly awaiting the return of Game of Thrones).

Aaron Mang, CHE residentAaron Mang, DO

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
College: Indiana State University
Hometown: Greensburg, Indiana
Hobbies/Interests: I was born and raised right here in Indiana, and am thrilled to stay in Indianapolis and be a part of Community Health Network. I am a huge sports fan and love watching soccer, basketball, football, hockey, baseball, etc. I enjoy running, working out, and spending time with my golden retriever, Jake. I also love hanging out with friends and my church family, Grace Community Church.

Daniel Ortiz, CHE residentDaniel Ortiz, DO

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
College: University of Texas at Austin
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with my wife, Annie, and our friends and family. This often involves playing board games, drinking beer (preferably from a local brewery), or playing/watching sports (go Rockets!). I also enjoy being active in my community and being involved in my church.

Rachel Snell, CHE residentRachel Snell, MD, MPH

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
College: Ball State University
Hometown: Selma, Indiana
Hobbies/Interests: I love the city of Indianapolis and am so happy to be continuing my training here! In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors with my golden retriever Zola, spending time with friends and family, boxing, pretending like I’m good at running, making desserts, trying new restaurants, watching the Pacers, Colts, and Chicago Cubs, and traveling! My healthcare interests include global health, women’s health and empowerment, procedures, and working with underserved populations.

Destiny Spence, CHE residentDestiny Spence, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
College: Norfolk State University
Hometown: Ullin, Illinois
Hobbies/Interests: I’m interested in working with underserved populations and completing quality improvement projects to achieve better health outcomes. I look forward to volunteering with children and students on the east side of Indy. My hobbies include attending music festivals, reading, running with my dog, and DIY projects. My husband and I are so excited to be in Indianapolis, and our first goal is to visit every local coffee shop in the city.

Sarah Spurgeon, CHE residentSarah Spurgeon, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
College: University of Dayton
Hometown: Vandalia, Ohio
Hobbies/Interests: I am elated to join the Community East team and excited to explore Indianapolis! I love all things family medicine and have a wide range of medical interests, including global health, infectious disease, gender transition-related healthcare, addiction medicine and mental health. I also love animals, museums, food, live music, the cinema, exercise, and spending time with family and friends.