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Anna Ribich, DNP

Education: 
BSN, Bethel College, 2002
MSN, University of Washington, 2013
DNP, University of Washington, 2014
Certification: 
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nursing Credentialing Center, 2013
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
The Neighborcare Health mission and core values align with my belief that quality health care is a human right, should be accessible to all, and delivered with dignity. I work with a multi-disciplinary team of compassionate, skilled co-workers who together to provide excellent care to our patients. I love my job and enjoy getting to know the patients I serve.
Other: 

After working for several years as a Registered Nurse in neurology, intensive care, and critical care, Anna trained health care workers in Cambodia, Nepal, Mali, and Guinea for over three years. As part of her doctoral degree, she conducted a quality improvement project looking at ways to improve health care from the perspective of U.S. Veterans who are homeless in the Seattle area. She was a trainee in the Primary Care Center of Excellence at the Puget Sound VA from 2011-2014. She then completed a residency in community and rural family primary care through Community Health Clinics, Inc. and the Columbia Basin Health Association.

Anna is originally from the Midwest and enjoys skiing, kayaking, climbing, backpacking, reading and art.

 

 

Languages spoken:
English

Amy Ross, PsyD

Education: 
B.S., University of Maryland, 2003
Psy.D., American School of Professioal Psychology, 2013
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because of the integrated, collabrative approach to caring for diverse patients and working to remove barriers to accessing care.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health Amy worked in another integrated primary care setting providing mental health care consultation and behavioral health services. She has also worked as a rehabilitation specialist, providing care to patients with disabilities and chronic pain. In her work Amy is particularly interested in mind-body medicine, mindfulness-based interventions, chronic pain and stress management, mood disorders and gender identity.

Amy grew up in Washington D.C. and moved to the Pacific Northwest for her pre-doctoral internship. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing with her husband, Shar-Pei terrier and three birds, spending time with her family and seeing live music, going on hikes and dancing.

Languages spoken:
English

Johann Gurnell, ARNP

Education: 
B.S., McMaster University, 1985
B.S.N., Duke University, 2000
M.S.N., Seattle University, 2009
Certification: 
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I feel good about providing comprehensive, quality health care to a diverse patient population.
Other: 

 Before coming to work at Neighborcare Health Johann worked in other community health care settings. She is origianlly from Canada. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her cats and dogs. When she isn't working at the clinic she likes to hike, garden, sail and cook.

Languages spoken:
English

Laura Escalona-Flores, MSW, LICSW

Education: 
B.S.W., Seattle University, 2006
M.S.W., Loyola University, 2008
Certification: 
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I believe that all people deserve to achieve their personal goals and potential. I feel grateful that i get to support students and families in that process.
Other: 

Before Laura came to work at Neighborcare Health she worked in Portland, Oregon as a school-based mental health consultant. She has also worked at the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. In addition to providing care to patients, Laura also provides trauma-focused training to mental health care providers and others.

When Laura isn't working she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling and listening to music.

Languages spoken:
English, Spanish

Jacob Harrison, ARNP

Education: 
B.S.N., Texas Women's University, 2007
M.S.N., Texas Women's University, 2014
M.P.H., University of Texas, 2014
Certification: 
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I want to provide care to people who may otherwise not have access to it.
Other: 

Before coming to work at Neighborcare Health Jacob worked at a large Federally Qualified Health Center in Houston, Texas as a family nurse practitioner. He also has a Masters in public health with training in environmental and occupational health.

Jacob is originally from Texas. When he isn't at work he enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the great outdoors, cooking and yoga.

Languages spoken:
English, Spanish

Steve Herndon, LICSW

Education: 
B.S., East Texas University, 1969
M.S.W., University of Maryland, 1975
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I get the opportunity to work with remarkable people, patients and staff members. I have the opportunity to work with patients, providing services and solice.
Other: 

Throughout Steve's career he has worked in hospitals, social service agencies, and community mental health. He has worked in both clinical care roles as well as administrative positions. Steve is originally from Texas. In his free time he likes to garden, fix things around his house, and spend time with his family. He also enjoys and supports the arts and considers himself a perpetual music student.

Languages spoken:
English

Ashley Strauss, PsyD

Education: 
B.A., Kenyon College, 2006
M.A., Antioch University, 2014
Psy.D., Antioch University, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because the organization prioritizes building healthy communities and healthy people.
Other: 

Before Ashley came to work at Neighborcare Health, she worked and trained at HealthPoint where she learned the benefits of integrated primary care. She is passionate about the work she does and the patients, providers and staff members she works with.

Ashley is originally from California but moved to Seattle in 2007. When she isn't at work she enjoys spending time with her family, and exploring both the city and local forests.

Languages spoken:
English

Kelly Kerby, LMHC

Education: 
B.A., Georgia Southern University, 1999
M.A., Richmont Graduate University, 2004
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I am passionate about working with and advocating for youth. I am proud to be part of a team at Neighborcare Health that is working to provide health care to a wide range of patients.
Other: 

Kelly has worked with youth in Seattle for over ten years. She has worked in a variety of health care settings including in-patient treatment facilities, out-patient care, hospitals and schools. She has also worked with patients who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Kelly has also worked with young women in California who have experienced human trafficking.

Kelly is originally from California and grew up in Georgia. She enjoys going to concerts, music festivals and dancing.

Languages spoken:
English

Rebecca Mandell, MD

Education: 
B.A., Brown University, 2004
M.D., University of Washinghton School of Medicine, 2013
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I believe in Neighborcare Health's mission to provide excellent health care to all patients. I enjoy working with and learning from other staff members and a diverse community of patients.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health, Rebecca completed her family medicine residency in Tacoma. She is excited to be working in a community health center, providing care to diverse patients. Rebecca was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and in her free time she enjoys hiking, running and spending quality time with her family.

Languages spoken:
English

Adriana Lungu, MD

Education: 
B.A., University of Texas - Knoxville, 1985
M.D., Univeristy of Texas - Memphis, 1991
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I want to work with a great health care teams that serve a culturally diverse patients and provide quality care.
Other: 

Adriana is originally from Romania. After she completed here medical training in Texas she worked on a Native American reservation where she provided comprehensive health care to people who lived on the reservation. In her free time Adriana enjoys hiking, gardening and spending quality time with her family.

Languages spoken:
English
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