Family Tree Clinic

Meet Our Providers

Maria Kaefer, MD

photo-1Medical Director
Credentialed Specialty: Family and Community Medicine
Education, Training & Certifications: MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine

Personal profile: Dr. Kaefer graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 2002. She subsequently worked for four years at the University of Minnesota and at a variety of community clinics in the Twin Cities and Oakland, CA.Her special interests include holistic medicine and empowering patients to take an active part in their own health and healing. She is fluent in Spanish and committed to cross cultural care, care of the underserved, and the fight for universal health care coverage.

Rachael Berube, NP

rachael_webCredentialed specialty: Adult nurse practitioner, women’s health nurse practitioner
Education: BFA in furniture design from the Rhode Island School of Design, BSN from Emory University, MSN from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

Personal Profile: Rachael has been a registered nurse since 2011 and a nurse practitioner since 2013. She loves partnering with her patients to help them achieve their health goals, and is especially passionate about providing care to women and queer people. When she is not at work, Rachael is usually spending time with her with her baby daughter, Iris. She also enjoys cooking, reading books, drinking coffee and being with friends.

Jennifer M. Demma, MSN, APRN-CNM

Jennifer DemmaCredentialed specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Education: BA, Theater Arts, University of Minnesota; BSN, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania; MSN, Midwifery, University of Pennsylvania

Personal Profile: Jennifer has been a midwife since 2000 and has worked in a variety of hospital and community-based practices in the Twin Cities. She is committed to partnering with clients to provide individualized, holistic, compassionate health care and is thrilled to be part of the amazing team at Family Tree. Jennifer has a strong interest in education and has been a faculty member at Metropolitan State University, MN State Mankato, and Georgetown University. When not working, Jennifer enjoys walking around the lakes with friends and anything related to the local arts scene.

FTCHeadshots11Yukiko Nakajima, NP

Credentialed specialty: Adult and Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Education: BA, International Relations, Ritsumaiken University, Japan; MA, International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame; MSW, Social Work, UMN; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MS, Post-Master’s Certificate, Nursing, UMN

Personal Profile: Yukiko has worked in the field of sexual health, prevention and intervention of sexual violence and domestic violence last 20 years in the US and different Southeast and East Asian countries. Her interest include a combination of the Eastern and the Western medicine and providing accessible holistic care to marginalized populations. She is fluent in Japanese, and when not working, Yukiko often dances away the time and enjoys cooking.

Lauren Radziejewski, MSN, APRN-CNPfamily tree clinic nurse lauren Radziejewski

Credentialed specialty: Certified Nurse Practitioner
Education: Coming soon!

Personal Profile: Coming soon!


Liesl WolfLiesl Wolf, BSN, PHN, RN

Credentialed specialty: Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse
Saint Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN: BS in Nursing, BA in Sociology

Personal Profile: A former Family Tree Clinic volunteer, Liesl is excited to be serving as Nurse Manager. Liesl is passionate about providing patient-centered care that is inclusive, accessible, and empowering. When not working, Liesl likes to go to concerts, play soccer, hang out with her two sisters, travel near and far, and explore the outdoors.

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