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Meghan Young Bergeron, ARNP

Education: 
B.A., Washington State University, 2010
M.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2016
Certification: 
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I choose to work at Neighborcare Health because I want to wake up every day and know that I’m providing care to those who need it most. I love Neighborcare’s commitment to 100% access and zero health disparities, because I believe health care is a right, not a privilege.
Other: 

Laura is originally from Washington, just north of Seattle. Before joining us at Neighborcare Health, she was a registered nurse at the University of Washington, and cared for patients on medical and surgery floors, as well as a neonatal intensive care unit.

She and her husband love the outdoors, and enjoy exploring local forests and mountains. In her spare time, she also likes to read, cook, garden, and spend time with friends and family. 

Languages spoken:
English

Vanessa Cortés de Jorge, MD

Education: 
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York, 2005
M.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2010
M.A. Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, 2013
Certification: 
Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine, 2015
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
Joining Neighborcare Health has been an exciting step in my career. As a physician, I’m dedicated to serving families from all walks of life and being an advocate and role model for underserved, underrepresented communities.
Other: 

Vanessa is a bilingual physician who specializes in family medicine. She has a strong bi-cultural understanding from growing up in Puerto Rico and living in multiple major cities throughout her adult life. She was inspired to practice family medicine from her own experience in and out of health care systems, and by her training at the nation’s first teaching health center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was thrilled to move to the Seattle area, where two of her four siblings also live. 

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

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

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
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