We want you and your child to feel comfortable when you come to visit.
Casper Children’s Center is made up of a number of highly-qualified-experienced-professional health care providers that genuinely care about the well being of your child.
Our experienced team is lead by Wyoming’s first neonatologist and American Academy of Pediatrics certified pediatrician — Dr. Shelley Springer.
Dr. Shelley Springer received her MD degree from the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, in 1994. She completed a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, in 2000.
Fully board certified and maintained by the American Board of Pediatrics in both specialties, Dr. Springer practiced as a neonatologist (sick and premature babies) all around the country until forming Casper Children’s Center in 2014.
Dr. Springer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and works closely with them to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines and promote evidence-based medicine in pediatrics.
Dr. Springer has three children, all delivered while she was a medical student. She has experienced first-hand the challenges of working mothers. She knows the importance of being able to reach your pediatrician when your child is ill and the struggles when family and career obligations collide. She is committed to embracing new knowledge and technology when it makes lives better while holding onto traditional values. A believer in the power of Mother Nature, she does not hesitate to intervene when necessary.
RN & CLC
JoAnna is a Casper Native with 6 children of her own, surely she can relate with many when it comes to children. JoAnna has been with Casper Children’s Center since 2015 as the Lead Registered Nurse (RN). In 2016 JoAnna received her Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) and currently is working towards her Pediatric Nurse Practioner (PNP).
When not serving others and perfecting her profession, she spends all her time with her family at her children’s activities and the remainder of time outdoors.
Lena is one of the first faces you will see when you walk in. She is the front-desk receptionist. Lena does everything from checking you in for your appointment to providing you with the proper paperwork and making sure your child’s routine shots are up-to-date.
Lena is originally from Missouri, but has lived in Wyoming for the majority of her life. She has five children that have children of their own — seven grandchildren to be exact!
On the weekends she enjoys spending her time with her entire family, and in the summer she enjoys taking the boat out on the lake with her husband.
Her favorite part about working at Casper Children’s Center is seeing all the little ones grow and all the different personalities they bring to the practice on a daily basis.
Say hi to Lena on your next visit.
CPNP-PC, RN, MSN, BSN
Jessica Peterson, CPNP-PC, RN, MSN, BSN, is a graduate from Maryville University where she trained as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care). Jessica is passionate about her role as a mother to two young boys, healthcare provider, and health advocate
Jessica found her passion for healthcare while studying Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Wyoming (UW). After graduating with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion she knew she was following the right path. She decided to continue on to earn her Bachelors of Nursing from UW.
Jessica has worked on the post-surgical, neurological, and post-anesthesia care units as a Registered Nurse over the last 12 years. Working in healthcare she identified a need for more healthcare professionals she decided to continue her pursuit of education by receiving her Masters in Nursing Education from Western Governors University. Jessica became a Nurse Educator at Casper College where she could help others to develop their passion for compassionate patient care.
While educating new nurses Jessica realized how much she missed caring for and interacting with patients everyday. She decided it was time to get back into direct patient care and went back to school to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Jessica was born and raised in Wyoming and she loves spending her free time being outdoors with her husband, two young boys, and dog exploring the incredible things Wyoming has to offer.
Born and raised (for the most part) in Visalia, CA. Liz is the oldest of four children. Liz moved to Casper, WY after graduating high school in 2006, and started out pursuing a degree in the nursing field at Casper College. After working as a CNA for almost 2 years, Liz decided she wanted a different career path.
Shortly after, she switched to collections and has worked in medical billing and collections for nine+ years.
Liz returned to Casper College and became a certified bookkeeper and then received an associate degree in May 2021.
Liz is also a mother to four wild children plus she cares for one of her nieces and two crazy dogs.
Liz started working with Dr. Springer at Casper Children’s Center in January 2019 and is responsible for all billing efforts.
Danny is a University student who focuses primarily on dietetics. He has worked with Dr. Springer to develop and (now) maintain Casper Children’s Center’s nutrition and weight loss program for growing children and adolescences.
This program focuses on shifting eating patterns slowly and creating lasting habits for a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re interested in adjusting your child’s eating habits talk to Danny about joining the Casper Children’s Center nutrition program.
Teneil joins Casper Children’s Center as a passionate caretaker. After being a Certified nursing assistant for many years, Teneil decided to capitalize on her childhood dreams of becoming a nurse and attended nursing school as a non-traditional student in 2020 through Casper College and recently graduated in May of 2022.
Teneil was born in Winner, South Dakota, but moved to Wyoming in 1997 and graduated in 1999 in Douglas, Wyoming. Teneil and her husband have three daughters and two grandchildren in Casper, Wyoming.
Teneil loves children and enjoys watching them grow and develop personalities and dreams of their own. She is excited to continue to expand her knowledge in pediatrics with Dr. Springer and the team.
Amanda was born and raised in Minnesota. She and her family lived all over the country when she was young until they settled in Casper, Wyoming.
After settling in Casper, WY, Amanda worked a variety of jobs on some local ranches, which steamed her passion for animals and the medical industry. from there.
With that being said, Amanda’s background originates in Veterinary
medicine. After spending sometime in the veterinarian community, Amanda decided human medicine was her calling, which is how she made her way to being a Medical Assistant for Dr. Springer at Casper Children’s Center.
Amanda has now lived in Caper for many years with her husband, four kids, two dogs, three horses, one cat, and a raccoon named sausage.
The Casper Children’s Center team cares about the entire community.
We’re always accepting new patients.