Spanish

Roini Wadhwani, ARNP

Education: 
B.A., Reed College, 1998
B.S.N., University of Washington, 2009
M.N., University of Washington, 2011
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I appreciate Neighborcare’s diverse patient population, multidisciplinary approach, location, and it’s supportive staff and administration.
Other: 

Roini is a Nurse Practitioner with a background in primary care and family health care. She has also worked in reproductive health with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. She was raised in Napa, California wine-country. She loves food, spending time with her family, singing in her community chorus, and practicing a number of instruments. 

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Anna McLuen, MD

Education: 
B.A., B.S., Willamette University, 2006
M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 2014
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I enjoy working with a diverse patient population in a clinic that cares about service to all who need it.
Other: 

Anna is originally from South Seattle area. She became fluent in Spanish while in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, and has also previously served as a doula (childbirth labor assistant) with AmeriCorps.

She enjoys going to the gym, reading, writing, painting, playing the ukulele, and being near the ocean. She has a special love for poetry and literature, which she studied in college—and also for the two cats she brought back with her from the Dominican. 

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Katie Konrad, ARNP

Education: 
B.A. Stanford University, 1998
B.S.N. Johns Hopkins University, 1991
M.S.N. University of Washington, 1996
Certification: 
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nursing Credentialing Center, 1996
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
The mission of Neighborcare Health resonates with my values. I believe everyone deserves access to quality medical, dental and behavioral health care. I believe a person's optimal health begins with a medical home, providing a partnership in health care decision making.
Other: 

Most recently I worked at a clinic in Tacoma serving people experiencing homelessness. We provided care at the clinic, in shelters and in low-income housing. Prior to that I worked on Vashon in family practice. 

I have lived on Vashon for more than 20 years. I grew up in California and moved to the Northwest after college. I love being outside--hiking, skiing, gardening and walking. I also love yoga, sewing, reading and cooking. My children are in college, so my husband and I are "empty nesters."

Languages spoken:
Spanish, 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

Ben Berger, LMHC

Education: 
B.A., Pomona College, 2007
M.A., University of Denver, 2013
Certification: 
National Board of Certified Councelors, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I like serving my neighbors and community, providing culturally sensitive, effective and caring services.
Other: 

Ben has been working in school-based mental health care for many years in California and Colorado. He works with youth and families and has done significant work around trauma. Ben was born in Colombia but grew up in Seattle. In his free time, he enjoys spending time in nature, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Rachel Aho, DA

Education: 
D.A., PIMA Medical Institute, 2005
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health in the School-based Health Centers because I want to help people in need. I can relate to being a busy mom and trying to get all the kids to the dentist. This is a special program that is going to keep our kids and families healthy and happy.
Other: 

Rachel worked as a Dental Assistant in a general dentistry practice before going back to school. There she studied to be an orthodontic assistant. She then joined Neighborcare Health to provide dental care to children in the Seattle Public Schools. Rachel is a mother of three and in her free time loves to dance, sing, hike and watch movies with her kids.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, Somali, English

Anna Kaczorowski, CNM

Education: 
B.A., Swarthmore College, 2001
B.S.N., University of Washington, 2010
M.S.N., University of Washington, 2012
Certification: 
American Midwifery Certification Board
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
As a Neighborcare midwife, I am able to provide quality care to all women, and work in a supportive and empowering environment.
Other: 

Before becoming a certified nurse-midwife, Anna worked in women's health research. There she discovered her passion for pregnancy and birth care. She received training as a Doula (birth coach) and worked in a birth center in Washington D.C. Anna relocated to Seattle and went back to school to become a midwife. She is enthusiastic to be joining Neighborcare Health as a midwife. When she isn't seeing patients or catching babies, Anna enjoys reading, hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Languages spoken:
English, Spanish

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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