Spanish

Karen Stodola, PA-C

Education: 
BA, University of Maryland, 1983
MHS, Duke University, 2000
Residency, Family Practice, University of Wisconsin, 1987
Certification: 
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
My values in health care align with the mission and values promoted at Neighborcare.
Other: 

Karen has worked in both Colorado and Washington state in Healthcare for the Homeless, community and women’s health. Her previous careers were in music and she was a paramedic/firefighter for ten years. In her leisure time Karen enjoys hiking with her husband and stepsons (especially on sunny days!) along with her rescue dog Toby, who doesn’t care if it’s sunny. She also plays violin in a community orchestra.

Languages spoken:
English, Spanish

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
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