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Beacon Leadership

A New Approach to Cancer Care

Holistic, Patient-Centered Approach

At Beacon, we put YOU, the patient, first. We treat the whole person, not just the disease.
Our objective is to keep our center and services as patient-centered as possible, meeting each patient where he or she is on their cancer journey. We encourage you and your loved ones to try and experience a new approach to cancer care.

Shayna Wood, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Shayna joined the Beacon team full-time in late-2021. She first began working with Dr. David and Krista Bartels in 2018 when they started Beacon Clinic and spent three years working closely with them as their Certified Public Accountant. After spending 22 years in the public accounting arena, the growth of Beacon presented an incredible opportunity to try something new and take on the role of Beacon’s Chief Financial Officer.

As the daughter of a cancer survivor, getting the chance to be a part of Beacon’s overall mission of providing an unparalleled patient experience just feels right. Every member of the team, from the providers to the infusion nurses to the research department to the front office to the billing department, is just one big support system trying to find every opportunity to help the patient get the highest quality of patient care available. This collaboration and shared support for our patients is what drives Shayna to work every day and what motivates her to help Beacon grow so it can reach more patients and touch more lives.

Shayna grew up in Spokane, Washington and returned to Spokane after graduating from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Shayna and her husband and their two boys love playing in the snow during the winter, hunting for morels in the spring, playing in the local lakes and rivers during the summer, and enjoying a good bonfire in the fall.


“Being able to watch a patient and their loved ones celebrate after completing treatment or listening to our billing team or care coordinator celebrate when they are able to help a patient with financial assistance through a grant or co-pay card; these moments make Beacon such a special place to work.”
– Shayna


“Working with an incredible team to provide the highest quality of patient care has been an absolute dream come true.”
– Dr. Bartels

Dr. David Bartels

Chief Medical Officer

For Dr. Bartels, practicing medical oncology is a true passion. From the time he began pursuing medicine, he has always had a strong connection to cancer prevention and treatment, and he is dedicated to the advancement of the field and especially to providing exceptional care to all of his patients. As many of them will attest, Dr. Bartels always goes above and beyond for his patients.

Dr. Bartels treats all types of cancer and blood disorders. He opened Beacon Clinic for the purpose of creating a cancer center that treats patients and staff as family. “The culture at Beacon is something that I am very proud of—Beacon is often referred to as a happy place, which is not typically the first word that comes to mind when describing a cancer center.”

Dr. David Bartels moved to Coeur d’Alene from Iowa in 2014 and quickly fell in love with North Idaho. Dr. Bartels and his wife Krista are dedicated to the community and wonderful residents of North Idaho. Together they enjoy many of the wonderful outdoor activities the area has to offer, with cycling, snow skiing and fly fishing being a few of Dr. Bartels’ favorites. They also have three young children who keep them on their toes.


Medical School: Des Moines University
Internship: Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Internship – Internal Medicine: University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Fellowship – Hematology/Oncology: University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

Krista Bartels, JD

Chief Legal Officer

Krista Bartels opened Beacon Clinic in 2018 alongside her husband, Dr. David Bartels, in support of the mission to provide patient-focused, compassionate cancer care to the rapidly growing community of Kootenai County and surrounding areas. 

Krista graduated from the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration and from the University of Iowa College of Law with a Juris Doctor. During law school, she had the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Krista then went on to practice law for several years in Iowa and Idaho, where she focused primarily on real estate law, business law, and estate planning.

Between launching Beacon and chasing after three small children, Krista has not had much free time in recent years, but she still considers yoga, traveling, and reading to be some of her favorite hobbies. She loves Coeur d’Alene and is grateful for the opportunity to raise a family and build a life here. 


Juris Doctor: University of Iowa College of Law
Bachelor of Business Adminstration: University of Iowa Tippie College of Business


“I am so proud of our Beacon family, which is comprised of the most amazing, devoted individuals who truly go above and beyond to serve our patients and the community. I am honored to work alongside them, and both our team and our patients inspire me to be a better, more grateful person every day.”


Rose’s favorite quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Rose

Rose Miller, RN

Clinical Operations Director

Rose is our Clinical Operations Director and has been a Registered Nurse for over 37 years. She has dedicated her career to the Oncology field and has experience in Radiation, Medical Oncology/Hematology and Medical Oncology Research. Her last 25 years has been focused on building integrated Medical Oncology Research programs in community settings. She has established unified research programs in several oncology practices across the United States. She feels one of her greatest contributions to the oncology world has been her involvement with numerous drugs from early-stage research to market approvals.

Rose’s love of oncology was an early career path that started in the clinic rotation through the oncology ward in nursing school. Her passion for oncology came through witnessing the journey cancer patients and families go through. Having only a handful of treatment options as a young nurse prompted her love for research and the longing to bring more treatment options and build programs in community settings. Her career has led her to be a natural catalyst for change throughout her life professionally and personally.

Rose grew up as a country girl in Spokane, Washington and is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. She gives praise to her family for supporting her passion throughout her career and feels very honored to have the opportunity to work at Beacon Clinic where compassionate, quality patient care, along with providing cutting-edge treatments, is shared and continues to grow.

Ciarah Fiscus

Human Resource Manager

Ciarah Fiscus joined Beacon in 2021, bringing with her over 6 years of Human Resource experience and a drive to make Beacon not only the best clinic for our patients to visit, but an exemplary working environment for our employees as well. As the Human Resource Manager, she serves Beacon strategically to align our workforce with business initiatives while maintaining a workplace that promotes our mission to provide an unparalleled patient experience.

Like many others, Ciarah was drawn to a career in healthcare after an experience where a close family member needed a great deal of care. Seeing those health care workers in action, demonstrating unmatched compassion for others, was extremely moving and made the choice to start at Beacon very easy. Working with such a dedicated team providing such excellent care has been a dream come true.

Ciarah was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and returned in 2019 after spending a few great years in Boise, Idaho. She enjoys her wonderful life with her husband, 9-year-old goldendoodle Ollie, and close-knit family soaking up the beautiful lake weather or spending time in her garden.


“Providing the ideal patient experience starts with happy employees. I am grateful and honored to have the opportunity to serve our community and contribute to Beacon being a wonderful place to come, no matter the circumstance.”
– Ciarah


“When someone has cancer, the whole family & everyone who loves them does too.”

Natalie Spiller

Patient Access Manager

Natalie is the Patient Access Manager at Beacon Clinic who has been providing financial support to patients and serving in the Oncology field for over 15 years. Her experience in Oncology truly began when she became a Certified Pharmacy Technician in Oregon.  Along with her love of patients, she also has a passion for their financial wellness.

Natalie devotes hours of her time and energy in investigating grants, co-pay cards and other financial assistance opportunities to help patients navigate their financial responsibilities so they can focus on themselves and their cancer journey to wellness.

Natalie grew up in Post Falls, Idaho where she met and married the love of her life in 1983.  They raised their family in Oregon by the Pacific Coast.  Then moved back home to Post Falls where they happily reside. She enjoys the outdoors, including frisbee golf, paddle-boarding and of course spoiling all her wonderful grandchildren. In the winter she loves cuddling up by the fire and reading a good book.  

Casey McCormick, PharmD

Pharmacy Manager

I came to Beacon with over ten years of experience in oncology. I have worked in community oncology in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane area serving patients from all over the Pacific Northwest. I have participated in dozens of clinical trials, advancing care in the ever-changing world of cancer.

Prior to working in oncology, I spent almost ten years in hospital systems both in Idaho and Washington providing care ranging from rural medicine to critical care. I attended Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy were I earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree. I grew up in the CDA area and hope to stay here.


“Beacon is the type of practice I would bring my family to for treatment. The compassion shown to patients on a daily basis is inspiring. I enjoy working in a practice where patient care is the first priority.”

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