Our Pelican Story
The pelican symbolizes our vision and mission to nurture trusted relationships with our patients through a dignified and shared journey.
An ancient fable tells the story of a mother pelican selflessly providing for her young in time of need. This nurturing pelican reminds us to be compassionate and wise as we care for ourselves and others.
Over the years, our patients have entrusted us along their journey, each unfolding acts of selfless giving and empowerment. In honor of our beautifully nurturing patients, we are Pelican Health.
Melanie Schlittenhardt, NP, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Melanie Schlittenhardt is a board certified Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice. She has 15 years of clinical practice with the pelvic floor. Melanie’s areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, including urodynamic testing, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, InterStim therapy and pessary placement. She also manages specialty disorders including interstitial cystitis, sexual dysfunction, recurrent urinary tract infections, and vulvodynia.
Melanie is an active member of the Society of Urologic Nursing, American Nurses Association, North American Menopause Society and North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association. She speaks in areas of her expertise on a local and regional level. She is a published author in Urologic Nursing and a recipient of the North American Menopause Society-Pfizer Reporter Award.
Kendra Roloff, NP, MBA
Kendra Roloff is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She has been providing pelvic health and continence care for 10 years. Kendra has professional interests in urodynamic testing, pelvic floor rehabilitation, postpartum pelvic floor disorders, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. Kendra is dedicated to delivering high quality, dignified care to her patients. She believes empowering individuals through education is the key to success.
Kendra was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. She graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor of science in nursing and biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Master of Science in Nursing, and Western Governors University with a Master of Business Administration. Kendra is honored to provide pelvic health and continence care to individuals in the community.
Becky Gottschalk, CMA
Becky Gottschalk, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), has been working in healthcare for the past 18 years. Becky’s background includes internal medicine, occupational health and obstetrics/gynecology. Through her ventures, she has gained dedication to women’s health and has a special interest in Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation, a treatment for overactive bladder. She is an advocate for affordable and quality care. Becky enjoys treasuring the little things in life; making a person’s life a little more “simple” is a successful day.
Joette joined Pelican Health Clinic in April 2017. She oversees the front desk and serves as a receptionist and appointment scheduler. Joette brings with her 10 years of experience in healthcare and customer service. She looks forward to greeting and assisting new and established patients at Pelican Health.
Joette is originally from Mandan, N.D. She has enjoyed living and raising her family in Bismarck and taking advantage of all the outdoor activities in the area. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.