Spanish

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, LSW

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:
English, Spanish

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

Jennifer Kimball, LICSW

Education: 
M.S.W, University of Washington, 2010
Certification: 
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I am passionate about social justice and enjoy working with a diverse patient population. It is amazing to see how much progress patients make and how much thier lives improve thanks in some small part to the services we provide.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health Jennifer worked as a social worker at other Seattle-based agencies.  She completed her Masters of Social Work internship at Swedish Medical Center in the emergency room.  Jennifer is originally from San Diego, CA  and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica before moving to Seattle in 2007. 

Languages spoken:
Spanish, English

Richard Waters, MD

Education: 
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., University College Cork, Ireland
M.D., Duke University
Certification: 
American Board of Family Medicine
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I believe in Neighborcare Health’s vision of a community without health disparities, with access to health care for all. I also appreciate the organization’s commitment to and innovation in providing highest-quality care to people who are or have been homeless.
Other: 

After graduating from Duke University School of Medicine Richard completed his family medicine residency at Harborview Medical Center.  Prior to joining Neigborcare Health Richard worked in clinics around the world; including in Chile, Honduras, Kenya and Tanzania.  His areas of interest include mental health, hepatitis B & C, and reproductive health services.  In his free time Richard enjoys spending time with friends and family and getting lost along winding back roads on his bicycle. 

Languages spoken:
English, Spanish
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