Meet The Staff

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Nykol Bailey Rice

CRNA – Owner

Nykol Bailey Rice is educated as both a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Westminster in Salt Lake City, UT) as well as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (University of Cincinnati, OH). She has been operating Boise Ketamine Clinic since 2015. She has personally facilitated thousands of ketamine infusions and is passionate about providing a high-quality, collaborative ketamine course. She is familiar and experienced with all routes of ketamine administration.

Nykol completed a full three-year board term for the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Practitioners and Psychoanalysts, where she helped to draft a set of standards and ethics for therapeutic ketamine use. Nykol then completed a year-long certificate program for non-ordinary states’ work with Integrative Psychiatry Institute. She is also on the guest lecture circuit with Boise State University & Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, lecturing prospective future mental health care & anesthesia professionals on utilizing ketamine for mental health & chronic pain patients.

Nykol is passionate about community education, suicide prevention, and educating other healthcare professionals on the benefits of ketamine. She has worked continually to increase the accessibility as well as affordability of this life-saving treatment option. Nykol has been very excited to add Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and group work to the clinic.

Jeremy Rice

BBA- Office Manager

Jeremy Rice is an Idaho native with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Boise State. After performing accounting services for several local businesses, he was recruited to act as Office Manager for the clinic. In addition to his enthusiasm for all things finance, he is a serious Broncos fan.

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Stephanie Johnson

Administrative Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator

Stephanie has lived in Boise since she was young and has focused her time on raising her kids as a stay-at-home mom and worked off and on doing direct sales and lashes. When Stephanie’s youngest daughter started high school, she wondered what was next for her as being at home was no longer as rewarding. 

Nykol posted a job opening for BKC to answer the phones and do consultations from home in January 2022, and Stephanie jumped at the chance. In August 2022, Stephanie approached Nykol about working more hands-on in the clinic, and she quickly became the admin for BKC. 

She absolutely loves the people she gets to work with, both staff and patients, and has come to love ketamine therapy, as she’s seen what a difference it has made in her own kids’ lives.

Marcela Azevedo

Lead Clinician, RN

Marcela started her life journey in Brazil and moved to the U.S. at the age of 12. After graduating high school, she joined the U.S. Army Reserves and served 6 years while earning a Business Administration degree at Tennessee State University.

After a few years working in the corporate world, she made a transition to healthcare, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and spent 7 years loving her work as a labor and delivery RN. She relocated to Idaho 6 years ago to be with the love of her life.

Joining the BKC family has been life-altering for Marcela, and she found a new, passionate career path. She is very thankful to be a part of her patients’ journey toward wellness. Outside of work, Marcela enjoys practicing yoga, taking in nature’s beauty, and traveling.

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