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Alicia J. Gamrath, FNP-BC, ARNP

Education: 
BA, Spanish, University of Washington, 2010
BSN, MSN, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, 2014
Certification: 
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I choose to work her because I believe that everyone deserves access to excellent health care and Neighborcare Health believes in working to make that idea a reality. I am committed to developing meaningful relationships with my patients and providing comprehensive and high quality care for my community.
Other: 

Alicia began her health care career as a nursing assistant at Harborview Medical Center, where the idea of working in community health first took root. She grew up in Seattle and moved to Boston for her master’s degree, but her heart will “always be in Seattle.” In her leisure time she enjoys spending time outdoors on a clear Seattle day – running, biking, swimming or hiking. Ballet has been one of her passions since childhood and she still enjoys dancing at Pacific Northwest Ballet School in her free time. She has a great love for Latino culture and has traveled in several Central and South American countries.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Jessica Burke-Lazarus, ARNP, CNM

Education: 
B.S., University of California – Davis, 2008
B.S.N., University of Washington, 2009
D.N.P., University of Washington, 2013
Certification: 
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I am a midwife because I am inspired by the strength of women and see midwifery as a way to foster empowerment and build communities, which is also central to the mission of Neighborcare Health. I am energized by the work that midwives do and delight in opportunities to facilitate learning and support women during pregnancy and birth. In particular, I have always felt drawn towards working with underserved populations and am in awe of and constantly inspired by the diverse population of women we serve at Neighborcare.
Other: 

Jessica felt a calling towards women’s health since she was a young teenager and she is committed to serving women and their families both in pregnancy and across the lifespan. While completing her undergraduate degree, Jessica worked for a free student-run health clinic serving uninsured Latinos in Sacramento, CA and also as a research assistant for clinical studies on breastfeeding. In graduate school, she worked as a teaching assistant in both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses at the University of Washington. In her off hours, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband cooking and being outdoors. She also enjoys reading, swimming and practicing yoga.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Kathleen Driscoll, ARNP

Education: 
B.N., University of San Francisco
F.N.P, Seattle University
Certification: 
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I’m excited to work at Neighborcare to provide quality health care to a diverse group of patients. It feels good to be working in a community where I grew up, knowing that I get a chance to help people stay healthy everyday.
Other: 

Before coming to Neighborcare Health, Kathleen worked as a public health nurse in South King County, visiting new moms and their babies at home. She has also worked as a nurse at Harborview Medical Center. In her spare time she enjoys biking, gardening and spending time at home with her new baby.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Katie McKenzie, ARNP

Education: 
B.A., Whitman College, 2008
M.S.N., Seattle University, 2012
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I love working for Neighborcare Health as I can provide equitable, affordable and quality health care to patients. I love partnering with patients to set goals and improve overall health.
Other: 

Katie’s background includes health care research for Ethnomed.org and clinical rotations at Multicare and Virginia Mason. Born and raised in Seattle, Katie enjoys hiking, cooking and baking in her spare time.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Barbara Tehrani, PA-C

Education: 
B.A., Augustana College, 1997
M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1999
P.A., University of Colorado, 2004
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
My previous experience was in community health in Colorado, working as a PA in family practice. I enjoyed seeing the range of patients, but more importantly I enjoyed helping patients who might otherwise be unable to access health care. I saw patients who bounced from clinic to clinic, from urgent care and emergency rooms, lacking in preventive care for years and certainly lacking continuity of care for their chronic health conditions. Working in a community health clinic gives those patients a place to return for follow-up on their health care issues. I also enjoy the rapport that is built with patients over the years.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health, Barbara worked with Spanish-speaking aptients at a community health clinic in Colorado for eight years. As part of her PA training, she elected to do a clinical rotation in Oaxaca, Mexico, to become more familiar with their health care system. She has also studied in Peru and Ecuador for several months. Barbara recently moved to Seattle with her husband and two children and is enjoying exploring her new city – especially Seattle’s parks for kite flying, city views and sand castle building.

Languages spoken:
English, Spanish

Alison Burpee MSW, LICSW

Education: 
B.A., Clemson University, 2000
M.S.W., Arizona State University, 2006
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I believe in the commitment of the organization to individuals and families who are underserved. I feel best about the moments when I’m able to help a patient to learn or make a positive change.
Other: 

Alison worked with adult patients at Neighborcare’s Pike Market Medical Clinic before moving to the school-based health centers. She grew up in Idaho and has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Bolivia. She and her husband became engaged on the summit of Denali Mountain in Alaska, one of her proudest non-clinical accomplishments. Today, Alison enjoys trail running, sewing and cruising around on her bike with her son.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Anne Gerich, ARNP

Education: 
B.S., University of Washington, 2008
M.N., University of Washington, 2012
D.N.P., University of Washington, 2013
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I chose to work at Neighborcare because I believe everyone, regardless of their situation, deserves high quality health care. I love the variety of primary care, being able to work with family members of all ages, and I enjoy building relationships with patients over time.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health, Anne worked in community health as a children’s care manager and case manager for adults with substance abuse issues. She is a former high school English teacher and worked for several years with children with on the autism spectrum. Anne grew up near the ocean in South Carolina, one of the reasons she loves Seattle. In her spare time she enjoys being outside with her husband their dog, Greta.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Nathalia M. Worms, MSW

Education: 
BA, Carleton College, 2003
MSW, University of Washington, 2012
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I love the commitment that Neighborcare Health has to social justice. Neighborcare Health works to provide quality medical care to folks who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it or who have barriers to accessing it. I really enjoy that I am a part of helping people access that quality medical care. I also appreciate Neighborcare’s commitment to providing services to people in their own language.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health, Nathalia lived in Santiago, Chile and worked with young girls and women who experienced domestic violence. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay area. In her spare time she enjoys reading fantasy novels and walking outside with her toothless dog.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Kristen Kelly, MD

Education: 
BA Spanish & Middle East Studies, University of Virginia, 1995
MD, University of California, San Francisco, 2006
Master Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine, 2009
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
"I love our patients, the mission of Neighborcare Health and my coworkers. It is rewarding to work for an organization and with individuals who are so committed to providing excellent care for everyone, regardless of background or ability to pay."
Other: 

Kristen volunteered at an orphanage in Honduras for 1.5 years, which served as her inspiration for going into medicine. In her prior work she’s been a personal assistant for a disabled person, a business analyst for a consulting firm and an assistant in a biomedical engineering department. Although she was born in Illinois, Kristen grew up in Virginia with three siblings and a large extended family. She is married with a young daughter. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and hopes to someday visit as many national parks as she can.

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English
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