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 sharing their unfolding acts of selfless giving and empowerment. To the mother shepherding in her children. To the grandfather hosting a fishing trip for his grandson. To the grown daughter caring for her ailing parents. To the husband caring for his dying wife. Thank you for serving as living examples of nurturers. All serving others before themselves.
You are. We are. Pelican Health.
Melanie Schlittenhardt, CUNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Melanie Schlittenhardt is a board Certified Urology Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice. She has over 20 years of clinical practice with the pelvic floor. Melanie’s expertise involves diagnosing and treating urinary and fecal incontinence and includes urodynamic testing, biofeedback, e-stim, InterStim therapy, and pessary placement. Melanie is an active member of the Society of Urologic Nursing, American Urogynecologic 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 2020 AANP State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence.
Kendra Roloff, CUNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice, MBA
Kendra Roloff is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and certified Urology Nurse Practitioner. She has been providing pelvic health and continence care for over 10 years. Kendra has professional interests in pelvic organ prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections, bladder pain, and electrical stimulation for bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Kendra is dedicated to delivering high-quality, dignified care to her patients. She believes empowering individuals through education is the key to success. Kendra enjoys delivering pelvic health and continence education through national and local speaking engagements. Additionally, Kendra has had the opportunity to be a change agent in her community by implementing continence education for primary care providers and opportunities for early detection of urinary incontinence in women.
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, Western Governors University with a Master of Business Administration, and University of North Dakota with a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Kendra enjoys spending time with her husband, Jarred, and children. With four young kids, a dog (Rocco), and two birds (Tiki and Kiwi), Kendra’s home can get a little wild but she wouldn’t want it any other way. To sum up this time in her life Kendra loves the saying by an unknown author: ‘The only floor in this house that’s not covered in toys and crumbs is my pelvic floor.’
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.
Michele joined Pelican Health in July of 2020. She assists with scheduling and reception duties. Michele brings over 10 years of customer service, and 7 years in administrative duties to Pelican Health. She is grateful to have the opportunity to serve our community in a compassionate and respectful manner.
Michele was raised in eastern North Dakota, moving here in 1991 to attend Bismarck State College. Michele enjoys spending time with her husband, and two boys. She loves spending time outdoors, attending worship, working on puzzles, and laughing with friends and family.
Talia joined Pelican Health in December of 2021.
She handles various administrative duties such as developing protocols, coordinating office correspondence, enhancing clinical workflows, and assisting with reception duties. She is an electronic medical records specialist and safeguards patient information. Talia brings over 11 years of medical administrative assistance and training experience in urology. She enjoys rolling up her sleeves and working to make our patient’s experience as smooth and satisfying as possible.
Talia was born and raised in Bismarck. She graduated from Bismarck High School. Talia enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking sweet treats, and caring for her many house plants.