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STAFF

We at JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc. are fortunate to have many strengths and assets that help us pursue our mission of helping people live their own best lives. From clean, well-maintained facilities to incredibly supportive community partnerships to the longstanding tenure of our high-quality services to the community to our caring, committed board of directors to the growing comprehensiveness of our service array; these are all incredibly valuable resources that we do not and will not take for granted.

Still, at JAMHI, we know our most important resource in the achievement of our mission is our human resource.

We work hard together to demonstrate the value and respect of all JAMHI staff every day. From their passion to help others to their commitment to the JAMHI code of ethics and commitment to quality, to their willingness to continuously learn and cooperatively problem-solve and support one another, JAMHI’s positive organizational culture and the people who participate in it and maintain it every day are deeply appreciated. We demonstrate this in part by:

  • Regularly comparing our pay scale to those of similarly positioned health and human services throughout Alaska and Southeast Alaska to ensure our continuous competitiveness
  • Providing regularly opportunities for formal and informal input from all personnel and ensure accountable follow-through on suggestions for organizational improvement
  • An educational reimbursement program to support those personnel engaged in their own career development in ways that directly contribute to JAMHI’s mission
  • Providing opportunities for continuous learning and opportunities for internal advancement

At JAMHI we believe organizational culture eats strategy for lunch and we hold our positive organizational culture and the personnel committed to it in the highest regard.


Meet Our Team


Rob Haight, MD

Robert Haight, MD ~ Chief Medical Officer and Family Practice Provider

Dr. Haight graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1986. He earned a B.S. in biology (history minor) at the University of New Mexico in 1990, and graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1995. He completed a 3-year family medicine residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1998. After this, he was hired as a staff physician at Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Utqiagvik (Barrow), AK. At SSMH he delivered babies, staffed the emergency department, practiced outpatient primary care, and took call every 4th night.

Within 2 months he was promoted to Medical Director of the hospital overseeing the medical staff. In 2000, Dr. Haight and his family relocated to Juneau where he first worked for four years at Juneau Urgent Care. In 2004 he moved to the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center where he built an outpatient practice from scratch, providing access to medical care through sliding scale payments and donated care for the underserved of Juneau. With their daughter, Sammy Jo, Dr. Haight and his wife, Victoria, adopted their second daughter Ruchi Rose in 2005.

He served as the Medical Director of Capital City Fire and Rescue for six years from 2005 to 2010, overseeing the career and volunteer paramedics and EMTs. Dr. Haight then returned to Juneau Urgent and Family care in 2013 and worked another 6 years in that fast-paced environment. In February 2019, he signed on with JAMHI Health and Wellness, Inc. as their new Chief Medical Officer.  At the JAMHI Midtown clinic, in addition to treating his own panel of primary care patients, some of whom have been with him since he first returned to Juneau in 2000, he has helped to develop an integrated Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse/Primary Care clinic that is open to anyone in need.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY

Dr. Haight was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, and has lived there most of his life. Dr. Haight is fluent in English. He is experienced in working with diverse patient populations including Inupiat Eskimos, other Alaska Native groups, South Pacific Islanders, and people from Mexico, the Philippines, and Korea.


Marna Schwartz

Marna Schwartz, MD, FAAP ~ Pediatrician (part-time)

Marna Schwartz visited Juneau from her native New England in the summer of 1988, commercial fishing and kayaking her way through Southeast Alaska before deciding to stay in Juneau that rainy fall.  After a decade-long stint in Juneau and Anchorage, she attended Harvard Medical School (graduating in her mid 30’s) and trained in pediatrics at Seattle Children’s.  After her board certification, she provided pediatric care for 5 years in the Seattle area.  Since 2007, she has worked as a pediatrician and raised two daughters here in Juneau.

Dr. Schwartz is delighted to be seeing pediatric patients, again here in Juneau.  Dr. Schwartz has a particular interest, additional training and experience working with families whose children have neurodevelopmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and behavioral/mental health challenges.  She completed a one-year LEND Fellowship in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities through UAA, the Infant Mental Health/Reflective Facilitation Program at JYS and attended many additional trainings related to these interests.  In the past, she has been part of the Juneau FASD diagnostic team, worked closely with visiting pediatric neurologists from Seattle Children’s Hospital and provided medical care to complex pediatric patients here in Juneau.  She also has experience collaborating with the Office of Children’s Services, State of Alaska Emergency Medical Services for Children, SEARHC, Bartlett Outpatient Behavioral Health and served on the board of Juneau NAMI, Temple Sukkat Shalom, the Teen Health Center Advisory Committee and the Health Committee of Tlingit and Haida HeadStart.

Dr. Schwartz enjoys working with children who have complex medical issues and may benefit from her significant diagnostic experience and work with children who live in atypical family structures.  She is a doctor who understands that taking excellent care of children involves working closely with families, other medical providers, educational institutions, community programs and specialty services and is key to providing the best possible health care for children here in Juneau.

Additional avocations include hiking, alpine and Nordic skiing, planting too many tulips, listening to Carlat Psychiatry Podcasts, collecting old china and most importantly enjoying time with her young adult daughters.