Casey Meza

Director of Operations, Owner

Casey Meza is married to Dr. Michael Meza.  Together they own and operate Meza Post Acute and Long Term Care.  Before opening their practice in August 2020, Casey had an extensive career in hospital administration.  Casey was the Chief Executive Officer of the critical access hospitals in Cottonwood and Orofino, Idaho for over 25 years and was named the top Rural Hospital Administrator by the American Hospital Association during her tenure.    Casey was recruited by Kootenai Health in 2012 to be the Executive Director of Regional Services and also served as the Director of Operations for Kootenai Care Network.  Casey and Dr. Meza opened MezaCare in order to develop a team of providers that will exclusively care for geriatric residents and patient with the same passion to serve as Dr. Meza and Casey have always shared.   Together Casey and Dr. Meza have 4 grown children and they enjoy boating and skiing.

Taryn Steinberg

Executive Assistant

Taryn moved to Coeur d Alene in 2016 and found her passion serving the geriatric population in 2017 when she began working with Dr. Meza and team.  Taryn spends her days with MezaCare making sure that residents and patients are being seen in a timely manner.  She is the friendly face that greets patients and families in our independent clinic offices and she manages all daily operations for the practice.  Taryn enjoys road trips, spending time with her boyfriend and dog and crafting.

Anita Anderson

Certified Medical Assistant

Anita grew up in Arkansas on a large family farm with 12 siblings scattered in southern states.  She has worked in a variety of fields, before settling on the medical field. After working as a surgical tech for years she made a crazy move to Spokane, Washington in 2006. She attended Spokane Community College for her Associates in Medical Assisting.  Anita has worked in a variety of medical offices throughout her career as Certified Medical Assistant.

In her spare time she likes to garden and do projects on her home.  She likes to play and enjoy time with my friends and church family. Anita has five rescue dogs, and love them like children.   Anita works primary at Advanced Healthcare working closely with the team to provide excellent medical care.

Jessica Dekelaita

Certified Medical Assistant

Jess has been in healthcare since she was 18 years old when she started her career as a certified nursing assistant. Since that time, she secured her Certified Medical Assistant license and has worked with Dr. Meza and his team for 5 years. Jess is on track to complete her BS degree in Healthcare Administration within the next year. Jess loves to work and considers herself a “workaholic”. She loves taking care of her geriatric patients and spends her spare time with her husband chasing their toddler and 3 dogs. Jess spends most of her work days taking care of the residents at Mountain Valley of Cascadia and Good Samaritan Nursing Centers in the Silver Valley and Valley Vista in St. Maries Idaho.

Linda Dickinson

Certified Medical Assistant

Linda started her medical career as a volunteer fire fighter/EMT for the city of Snohomish, WA, and teaching CPR/First aid so the public.  She then graduated in 1998 from ETON Technical College as a National Certified Medical Assistant.  Linda has worked in pediatrics, surgery, and as a laboratory technician/phlebotomist.  She was also the Medical Supervisor/ Security Supervisor on nights at Silver Reef Casino for 8 years before moving  to Couer d Alene.  Linda joined our team to support the needs of the geriatric population in our community and works primary at Life Care Coeur d Alene.

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Cheri Wakefield

Certified Medical Assistant

Cheri has been a certified medical assistant for 7 years. She has worked in OBGYN, Peds, Oncology, and finally settled into primary care 3 years ago. She absolutely loves her job and couldn’t imagine being in a different career field. She has 3 children and is dedicated to running them to all of their extra curricular activities. As a family they enjoy being outdoors; hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and taking their 2 dogs for walks.

Karleigh Martin

Certified Medical Assistant

Karleigh started her career in the medical field when she was 14 becoming Idaho’s youngest certified CNA. She graduated from North Idaho College with her Associates in Medical Sciences. She has been an Idaho resident her entire life and was raised in Shoshone County. Karleigh married her high school sweet heart Brandon , and together they have one girl and two boys.  Karleigh has been involved with the geriatric community in Shoshone county for approximately 8 years and she is passionate about the community and people she serves.

Rita Waldo

Certified Medical Assistant

Rita grew up most of her life in Eastern Oregon. She has worked in healthcare since she was 16 years old when she first started her career as a certified nursing assistant and from there went on to become a mental health assistant before becoming a National Certified Medical Assistant. She has worked in a Hematology/Oncology clinic, and Family Care. She absolutely loves her job and couldn’t imagine being in a different career field. Rita aspires to become an LPN or RN in the future. She is happily married with a family of 5 kids and 3 dogs and enjoys shopping, camping, and being in the mountains as a family. Rita moved to the CDA area in October of 2020. Rita spends most of her work days taking care of the residents at Coeur d Alene Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia in CDA, ID.

Vicki Klawitter

Vicki Klawitter

Certified Medical Assistant

Vicki was born in California but raised in Idaho. She has 2 teenage boys, 3 step kids and three grandchildren. Vicki and her family enjoy outdoor activities including 4 wheeling, kayaking, and fishing. She has been in healthcare for 22 years, starting her career as a Certified Nursing assistant at age 19 and then going to school for Medical assisting. Vicki’s passion is patient care. She has worked in many different types of healthcare including pain management, gastrointestinal, ophthalmology and family practice. Vicki has a special interest in the geriatric community and strives to help make a difference in the lives of seniors.

Leroy Windor

Leroy Windsor

Certified Medical Assistant

Leroy grew up on the East Coast knowing at a young age that he was meant to be a part of healthcare. He joined the US Army as a Combat Medic and Flight Medic. He served for seven years and then studied to build web pages. Always his passion, he gravitated back to the medical field where he has been a Certified Medical Assistant for almost two decades. He is married with 3 children and an English Black Lab. He volunteers at church in the children’s ministries. For fun, he enjoys paddle boarding at the lake, target practice and spending the precious moments with his family.

Cheyenne Pierce

Certified Medical Assistant

Cheyenne grew up in Leavenworth Washington where she started working at a nursing home as a feeding assistant at 17 years old. From there she obtained her CNA, Medication Assistant, EMT training, registered medical assistant and worked in a various ranges of health care settings. She moved to Saint Maries with her now husband. She obtained her CMA from Carrington College in 2018. She lives currently in Saint Maries with her husband, two small sons, and her akita dog Zeda. Cheyenne really enjoys reading, cooking, crafting, and true crime.

Haylee Hodgson

Certified Medical Assistant

Haylee was born and raised in Post Falls, Idaho. She has worked in a variety of fields before answering her true calling in healthcare. Haylee received her Certified Nursing Assistant in 2010. She graduated from Carrington College with her Certified Medical Assistant in 2021. She comes to MezaCare from a background in orthopedics and wound care with a passion for geriatrics. Haylee loves to help in all ways that she can and will drop anything to help someone in need. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs. Together they enjoy camping, hiking, biking, painting and movie nights with popcorn. Haylee spends most of her time with the residents and staff of Life Care Center of Post Falls, Idaho

Sarah Padilla

Sarah Padilla, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Sarah has been a Certified Medical Assistant for 12 years. She has worked in several different types of healthcare such as Infectious Disease, Cardiothoracic Surgery, OBGYN and Geriatrics. Geriatrics is by far her favorite patient population. Sarah married her high school sweetheart Anthony, and they have two boys and a little girl on the way! As a family they enjoy camping, watching the boys play in all kinds of sports, and are down for any adventure! Sarah is very excited to be apart of the Meza Care team and make an impact in her community.

Madelyn Radley

Certified Medical Assistant

Madelyn was born in Northern California but moved to Rathdrum, Idaho when she and her twin brother were 5 years old. She began her journey in the medical field when she was 18 years old and has been a phlebotomist for 3 years.  Madelyn is currently in school to become a Certified Medical Assistant and plans to graduate in June of 2022. She enjoys anything outdoors but most importantly anything that involves being in a Jeep. She loves to hike and to spend time with her boyfriend and family. Madelyn loves being able to help people, it is her passion, and she is determined to impact anyone that she comes across in a positive way.

Alyssa Price

Alyssa Price

Health Information Technician

Alyssa received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from The College of Idaho in 2019. She then moved with her husband to Houston, Texas where she worked as a clinical research coordinator running clinical trials for vaccines, medications, and medical devices. Alyssa is passionate about healthcare and is excited to be back in North Idaho to help serve the people in her community.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, being outdoors, and playing basketball.

Ashley Foster

Ashley Foster

Business Office Assistant