Our Providers

Selah Women’s Health
Jennifer Kang, MD, FACOG
Physician
Education / Training
  • University of Rochester, B.S in Neuroscience, Native American Studies (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, M.D. (Honors)
  • Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital of RI, Ob-Gyn Internship and Residency
Certification / Awards / Recognition
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Fellow of American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (FACOG)
  • Best of North State 2017
  • Dr. George C. Trombetta Award for outstanding performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Teacher of the Year Award - Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program and Shasta Community Health Center Residency Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Northern Navajo Medical Center Customer Relations Award.
About Dr. Kang

Dr. Kang is the founding partner and owner of Selah Women’s Health. She moved to Redding in 2013 with her husband and four young children, excited to care for the women of the North State area. Prior to this, Dr. Kang served as an obstetrician-gynecologist for 3 years in the Navajo Nation Indian Health Service, where she received multiple awards for innovative clinical care and high patient satisfaction. While there, she developed further expertise in the management of high-risk pregnancy, serving as Medical Director for the Diabetes in Pregnancy Program. She continues to enjoy the privilege of partnering with women in their pregnancy and birth experience.

She is also experienced in minimally-invasive surgery, giving women surgical options for treatment that reduce their recovery time significantly. Her other professional interests include pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and social justice issues for women and children. Her strong desire to see full health restored to individuals, families, and communities is one of the driving forces behind the expansion of programs at Selah, including the development of our non-profit organization, Selah Health International, that serves our community and communities abroad through programs such as MotherGold and MotherFree.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, hiking, and music. Both her professional and personal experiences contribute to her unique family-centered and culturally-honoring approach to women’s healthcare. She values the importance of building healing relationships with women and their families, to maintain and restore good health.

Selah Women’s Health
Heike Wright, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Education / Training
  • Undergrad degree: BS in Biology and Psychology
  • Medical school degree: Physician Assistant from University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Certification / Awards / Recognition
  • Certified Physician Assistant from University of New Mexico  School of Medicine
  • Board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Licensed by the California Physician Assistant Board.
About Heike

Heike moved to Redding from New Mexico in 2013. She is a devoted mother of three who brings extensive clinical experience to Selah as well as her own personal experience and faith. She has previously worked in a variety of healthcare fields, including Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Homeless Medical Outreach, Addiction Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.

She has developed a genuine love for the city of Redding, having experience serving at Shasta Community Health Center, the Hope Van (caring for Redding’s homeless), One SAFE place, and a local Sleep Clinic. Out of this love, she has a passion to see restoration of health happen at the individual and community level. Some of her biggest passions revolve around patients becoming free from drugs, alcohol, mental health issues, poor health habits, and abusive relationships. Our patients and staff deeply respect her for her confidence, patience, and her wise discernment of root causes of illness and dysfunction.

Since coming to Selah, her professional interests have focused on working with women and children of all ages with all kinds of medical concerns. She has developed particular expertise in advanced ultrasound, high-risk obstetrical care, geriatric gynecology, colposcopy, gynecologic procedures. She is also a skilled surgical assistant, playing a vital role in the minimally invasive surgery our patients have access to at Selah.

Some of Heike’s personal interests include spending time with family, friends, all while exploring all that Northern California has to offer; hiking, biking, swimming, reading, and traveling.

Selah Women’s Health
Jaclyn Sabanovich, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Education / Training
  • Master of Science in Nursing-FNP from Sonoma State University in 2018.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Texas in 2014.
  • Associates of Science in Nursing-RN from Shasta Community College in 2012
Certification / Awards / Recognition
  • Board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Excellence of Nursing Award nominee presented by Shasta Regional Hospital
  • Shasta College Nursing program Instructor
About Jaclyn

Jaclyn Sabanovich is a local favorite in our community. Having grown up in Shasta County, she has a special passion and value for improving the health of our community. Her background as a Registered Nurse caring for critically ill and long-term acute care patients inspired her in her pursuit of excellent and deep-hearted patient care.

During her time working as an R.N., she was recognized as a nominee for the Excellence of Nursing Award presented by Shasta Regional Hospital. Her leadership gifts have been admired and appreciated by peers and patients alike. She has given back to our community in other ways as well, supporting our Shasta College Nursing program as an instructor.

Jaclyn developed her passion to work in women’s health as she earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree with Sonoma State University. Her success has been fueled by her ability to connect with women so authentically with her joyful and compassionate style.

She is sought after at Selah for her diligent listening style and optimistic approach to healing. She is happiest when spending time with her husband and family members. Her hobbies capitalize on her adventurous spirit, as she immensely enjoys outdoor activities and new travel.

Selah Women’s Health
Leslie Pope, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Education / Training
  • Master of Science in Nursing-FNP from Chamberlain University in 2019.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Touro University in 2011.
Certification / Awards / Recognition
  • Board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
About Leslie

Leslie Pope was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, but was drawn to Shasta County in her early adult years. Here is where she met her now husband, who has very deep family roots in this area.  Although she moved back to Las Vegas for her nursing education, they married the day before her pinning ceremony and moved back to Redding later that same week.  She began working as a Registered Nurse at Mercy Medical Center, and it did not take long before she became a favorite nurse team leader on every floor she worked.

Her passion for excellence and her proclivity as an ardent champion of others makes her a natural leader wherever she is placed. She was also involved in nursing education by precepting new nursing graduates and participating in providing continuing medical education for nurses within her unit.

Leslie found her calling to women’s health from the first day she worked on Labor & Delivery. Encountering women in pregnancy and birth ignited tremendous passion in her to support and empower women and their families.  She was beloved on the unit for her gregarious and encouraging style - with patients, fellow nurses, and providers. Her passion led her to pursue further education and become a nurse practitioner so that she could serve women in even greater ways.

Leslie’s excellence and her commitment to her patients and staff has made her a wonderful addition to Selah. She is an active listener and strives to help create a genuine caring environment.  Her years of experience as a labor & delivery nurse are a great asset to our pregnant patients, and her refreshing sense of humor and optimism help reduce anxiety and discomfort in the setting of such sensitive medical encounters.

Leslie lives with her husband and two beautiful children, and hanging out with them is her favorite pastime.  Together, they also enjoy camping, fishing, boating on the lake, hosting backyard BBQs, and spending time with friends.

Selah Women’s Health
Kayla Colburn, RN-BSN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant
Education / Training
  • Coming Soon!
Certification / Awards / Recognition
  • Coming Soon!
About Kayla

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Redding Obgyn
Jordan Knouse, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Education / Training
  • Coming Soon!
Certification / Awards / Recognition
  • Coming Soon!
About Jordan

Jordan received her DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015 and her B.S. from Washington State University in 2012.  She has worked as a physical therapist for five years - first as a traveling physical therapist around California and now in Redding, where she specializes in women’s physical therapy.

She and her team help patients identify and strengthen their pelvic floor with a customized treatment plan.

"I know the need is very high, and many women experience pelvic floor dysfunction and can feel embarrassed, isolated, or ashamed.
However, physical therapy can treat many conditions related to the pelvic floor.
I am so excited to serve our community and provide women the tools and resources to decrease pain or dysfunction and to improve their quality of life.

A thorough evaluation of the musculoskeletal system will be performed to determine the cause of the problem, and an individualized program will be provided.

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What our patients say

Dr Kang is very easy to talk to and she really makes sure you understand what is going on.

BRANDI Google   May 2018

Dr. Kang is quite possibly a walking angel. She made the pregnancy and birth of my daughter the most pleasant and beautiful experience as it should be.

SYDNEY Yelp   January 2018

Everyone in this office is incredible. Dr. Kang and Molly are a true gift to Redding.

TIFANI Facebook   May 2018

I have only the best to say about everyone at Selah's, from the front office, to the medical assistants, PA's, Dr.Kang and other staff. It is always a positive experience. I highly recommend them.

JERI-LYNN Google   May 2018

So thankful to have a great confident physician! Also, her wonderful front and back office staff are the best! LOVE them!

NICCI Facebook   February 2016

Best place ever! Wouldn't choose anywhere else! I drive 2.5 hrs to go see Dr. Kang!

KAMI Facebook   October 2017

Great physician! Dr Kang’s Physician Assistants are top notch. I highly recommend this Ob-Gyn office.

MYRLANE Google   May 2018

Dr. Kang is amazing!!! I just love her so much. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Nicole is super sweet also.

AMANDA Yelp   September 2017

I had amazingly wonderful care by Dr. Kang, P.A. Heike Wright and the staff today. I truly felt that my needs were met well ABOVE my expectations. Very impressed!!!

MACHELLE Facebook   October 2016

Love the Doctors and staff at Selah. I wish I would have had them for both of my pregnancies.

JENNIFER Facebook   February 2017