About Our Staff


Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen, RDN, LN, CDE, manager of the Diabetes Education and Prevention department, is a graduate of the Montana State University’s health and human development program and has been working in the field of nutrition and diabetes for almost 10 years. As a certified diabetes educator for the past 5 years, Matt has been providing both patient education and care, along with oversight for two prior diabetes and nutrition departments before joining the team at Kalispell Regional Healthcare. When not travelling, Matt enjoys all that Montana has to offer and can be found adventuring around on the trails, in the mountains and playing in the water with his wife and daughter.  

Grace Caplan

Grace Caplan, RDN, LN, CDE Grace Caplan, RDN, LN, CDE, began her career as a diabetes educator with Diabetes Education & Prevention in May 2014. Grace is a graduate of Michigan State University in East Lansing with a bachelor of science in dietetics. Grace completed her dietetic internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, spending part of this experience in the UTMB Stark Diabetes Center, where she developed a special interest in educating patients with diabetes. Grace provides diabetes self-management education in group and individual settings and is an educator for the Montana adapted diabetes prevention program. Grace enjoys all of the outdoor activities the Flathead Valley offers.

Leslie Coates

Leslie Coates, MS, RD, CDE Leslie Coates, MS, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. Leslie completed her master of science in nutrition and has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of dietetics. She joined Kalispell Regional Medical Center's diabetes team in 2004 and achieved her certification as a diabetes educator in 2005. Leslie is a lifestyle coach for the Kalispell arm of the Montana adapted diabetes prevention program, a grant-supported program award to KRMC by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services in 2008. Leslie was selected as the Montana Dietitian of the Year in 2011.

Anna Militello

Anna Militello has been assisting and caring for the diabetes team and patients since 2018. As the practice associate, she is passionate about providing excellent customer service to help patients navigate the healthcare system. She is dedicated to helping them find the best resources available to them, so that they can make the best choices possible to improve their health.

Brittany Schultz

Brittany Schultz, BSN, RN, CDE, joined the Diabetes Education & Prevention team in 2016 and received her certification as a diabetes educator in 2017. She is a Montana native and graduate of Montana State University, completing her clinical rotations at the Great Falls campus. After receiving her bachelor of science in nursing, Brittany began her career at North Valley Hospital gaining experience in medical/surgical nursing as well as nursing informatics. Brittany has extensive knowledge in diabetes technology and is a certified insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor trainer. Brittany has a passion for helping people understand and self-manage their diabetes as well as sharing her expertise with other health care providers. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two cocker-spaniels.

Julie Shobe

Julie Shobe Julie Shobe joined the diabetes team as a registered dietitian in 2016. She completed her undergraduate work in nutrition from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota followed by a dietetic internship. She subsequently earned her master’s degree in nutrition from University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Julie became a certified diabetes educator in 2013 and is also a certified pump and continuous glucose monitor trainer. She enjoys working with people of all ages and with varied diabetic conditions. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, trail running, skiing and spending time with her family.