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Christopher Walsh, PA-C

Education: 
B.S., Univeristy of Connecticut, 1985
M.S., Baylor College of Medicine, 1991
Certification: 
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants,1993
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I am humbled when I can work with patients to support and achieve their health care goals.
Other: 

Previously Christopher worked in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In his work he have provided care to a diverse range of patients and communities, including Native American's, immigration detainees and many others. Christopher is originally from Connecticut and is the 6th of 12 siblings. He and his wife have two grown children. In his free time he likes to fish, play chess and play music.

Languages spoken:
English

OJ Valdez, DDS

Education: 
B.S., University of Washington, 2011
D.D.S., University of Washington, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because the organization puts patient health and well-being above all else, an ideal that is important to me in my work as a dentist.
Other: 

Before coming to work at Neighborcare Health, OJ was completing his education at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. While completing his degree he had the opportunity to work in a community health center in Wenatchee, WA. This experienced solidified his commitment to work in a community health center, providing patients with needed dental care. OJ is originally from Yakima, WA but has lived in Seattle for over 10 years. He likes being outside, going out to eat and exploring in his free time.

Languages spoken:
English

Joe Vaughn, DMD

Education: 
B.S., University of Montevallo, 2011
D.M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015
G.P.R. Residency, University of Washington, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because we have well trained professionals working in neighborhoods across Seattle providing excellent care to amazing people that can have a hard time finding accessible health care.
Other: 

Before working at Neighborcare Health, Joe was a resident in the University of Washington General Practice Residency program. During this intensive training program he had the opportunity to work at the University of Washington Medical Center, treating patients. In this setting Joe often provided dental care to patients who had complex medical needs. This work inspired Joe to work in a community health setting. He is originally from Alabama, but enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest. In his free time Joe likes to watch sports, see movies, drink coffee, go for hikes and explore Seattle.

Languages spoken:
English

Katherine Sloan, DDS

Education: 
DDS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I am invested in the organizations mission to eliminate barriers to quality health care, including dentistry for all.
Other: 

After Katherine graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Lutheran Medical Center in New York City. She proceeded to work for several years in other community health center settings before joining Neighborcare Health in 2016. Outside of work Katherine enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring Seattle, and taking in the natural beauty around the state.

Languages spoken:
English

Erica Moon, DDS

Education: 
BS, University of Washington, 2003
DDS, University of Washington, 2010
Certification: 
Western Regional Examining Board, 2010
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because the orgnaization shares my commitment to treating patients as if they are my own family, and helping everyone access quality dental care.
Other: 

Erica completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Neighborcare Health at High Point after graduating from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She then went on to work at other community health centers and as well as teach dental residents at NYU Lutheran. Erica returned to Neighborcare Health in 2016 as a dentist. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.

Languages spoken:
Korean, English

Aneta Kucharczyk-Swamy, ARNP

Education: 
MA, University of Opole, Poland, 2001
ADN, Harry S Truman City College, Chicago, 2008
MSN, Rush University College of Nursing, 2012
Certification: 
Pediatric Nursing Certifying Board, 2012
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I am committed to the organizations mission to provide quality health care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. I specifically like working in our School-based Health Centers because I enjoy partnering with children, families, and others to raise happy, healthy children.
Other: 

Before coming to Neighborcare Health Aneta worked as a nurse practitioner providing pediatric care in primary health care settings across Oregon and Washington. She has also worked as a nurse in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing care to newborn babies. Aneta is originally from Poland, but has spent the last several years in the Pacific Northwest. She likes spending time with her family and playing with her dog. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time outdoors and learning how to speak new languages.

Languages spoken:
English

Samuel Sun, DDS

Education: 
BS, University of Washington, 2009
DDS, University of Minnesota, 2015
Certification: 
Central Regional Dental Testing Services, 2015
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I enjoy serving a diverse group of patients with friendly and supportive co-workers. It makes working at Neighborcare a fun and rewarding experience.
Other: 

Samuel had the opportunity to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Neighborcare Health after graduating from dental school. Since completing his residency he has become a dentist at Neighborcare Health. Samuel was born in Taiwan, went to high school in Canada and came to the U.S. for college and dental school. In his free time, Samuel likes to play tennis, the piano and drums.

Languages spoken:
Mandarin, English

Robert Jaffe, MD

Education: 
BA, Univerity of Michigan, 1975
MD, Michigan State University, 1979
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
Neighborcare Health shares my long-time commitment to providing high quality care to low-income communities.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health, Robert worked for many years as a medical provider for Public Health - Seattle & King County. He has also worked on national tobacco control issues and serves on several different board of directors. In his free time Robert likes spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoys walking his dog Sydney, going for hikes and spending time in his garden.

Languages spoken:
English

Amanda Patterson, DDS, Dental Director

Education: 
BS, University of Washington, 2008
DDS, University of Washington, 2014
AEGD, Lutheran Medical Center, 2015
Certification: 
Western Regional Examining Board, 2014
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I chose to work at Neighborcare Health because they are known for treating patients and staff well. I am excited about working with such a motivated team of health care providers and patients.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health and studying to become a dentist Amanda worked as a bioengineer at Philips Oral Healthcare. She also worked at the VA Medical Center as a diabetes researcher. After completing dental school Amanda completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Des Moines, WA. Amanda is originally from Salt Lake City, UT but loves living in the Pacific Northwest. She has two cats and enjoys hiking, baking and gardening in her free time. She once rode her bicycle from Seattle to Portland in one day.

Languages spoken:
English

Craig Szela, MD

Education: 
BA, Middlebury College, 2004
MD, Harvard Medical School, 2012
Residency in Family Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2015
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine, 2015
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I am excited to be part of an organization committed to addressing the medical, mental and social determinents of health.
Other: 

Before coming to Neighborcare, Craig was living in New York City completing his residency in urban family medicine serving a diverse patient population. Craig moved to Seattle with his wife and their three dogs to be closer to family and raise their child. In his free time, Craig enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest, running, biking and compete in triathlons.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, German, English
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