Nurse Practitioner

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

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

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

Elisa Apostle, MSN-PHN, ARNP

Education: 
B.S.N., Seattle University, 2010
M.S.N., Johns Hopkins University, 2016
Certification: 
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I believe that safe, dignified, compassionate, quality health care is a human right.
Other: 

Before joining Neighborcare Health Elisa worked as a community health nurse providing care to women and children in a domestic violence shelter in Baltimore, MD. She has also worked as an acute neuroscience nurse at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. for several years. Elisa is originally from Tacoma, WA and enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Languages spoken:
English

Kim Pham, ARNP

Education: 
B.S.N., Washington State University, 2009
M.S.N., Pacific Lutheran University, 2016
Certification: 
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I want to serve the community I grew up in. I enjoy working closely with patients and families, building relationships and helping them reach their health goals.
Other: 

Before coming to work at Neighborcare Health, Kim worked as a nurse at VA Puget Sound Health Care System for seven years. While there she provided care to patients on a medical-surgical floor. Kim was born in Vietnam and grew up in Seattle, WA. In her free time she likes to hike, travel and spend time with family and friends.

Languages spoken:
Vietnamese

Cathy Bull, ARNP

Education: 
B.S.N., University of Washington, 2005
M.S.N., University of Washington, 2008
Certification: 
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2008
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
Neighborcare Health’s providers and staff reflect our commitment to welcoming all people. Since every child is unique, I strive to meet families where they are, partnering with them to provide comprehensive and compassionate care.
Other: 

Cathy worked as a pediatric nurse at Seattle Children's Hospital since 2009. While there she worked in the Department of Infectious Diseases, treating a wide range of children and illnesses. She has focused her work in research, looking at vaccine-preventable diseases and antivirals. She conducted this work in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many others. Cathy Identifies as Filipino-American, born to immigrant parents in Michigan. She now considers Seattle home and enjoys spending her time with her husband, two children, and their dog and cat. She likes to play outdoors, read books, and play the piano.

Languages spoken:
English

Keli Hansen, ARNP

Education: 
B.S.N., Eastern Washington University, 1995
M.S.N., University of Washington, 2001
Certification: 
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2001
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health in a School-based Health Center because I want to provide health care to kids in a convenient and creative way.
Other: 

Keli worked at Seattle Children's Hospital for the last 19 years, providing acute and primary care services to young patients. She is looking forward to working with Neighborcare Health to serve children in the Seattle Public Schools now. Keli is originally from Spokane, WA and enjoys spending time with her husband, son and dog. in her spare time she likes being outdoors, running and swimming.

Languages spoken:
English

Aneta Kucharczyk-Swamy, ARNP

Education: 
MA, University of Opole, Poland, 2001
ADN, Harry S Truman City College, Chicago, 2008
MSN, Rush University College of Nursing, 2012
Certification: 
Pediatric Nursing Certifying Board, 2012
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I am committed to the organizations mission to provide quality health care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. I specifically like working in our School-based Health Centers because I enjoy partnering with children, families, and others to raise happy, healthy children.
Other: 

Before coming to Neighborcare Health Aneta worked as a nurse practitioner providing pediatric care in primary health care settings across Oregon and Washington. She has also worked as a nurse in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing care to newborn babies.

Aneta is originally from Poland, but has spent the last several years in the Pacific Northwest. She likes spending time with her family and playing with her dog. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time outdoors and learning how to speak new languages.

Languages spoken:
English

Kearstyn Leu, ARNP, MPH

Education: 
BS, Pacific Lutheran University, 2006
BSN, Johns Hopkins University, 2010
MSN, MPH, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
Certification: 
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2012
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I love working at Neighborcare Health's School-based health centers because they are an important and unique way for children and families to easily access comprehensive health care.
Other: 

Before coming to Neighborcare, Kearstyn worked as a community health nurse in a domestic violence shelter in Baltimore, MD. She also worked as a school nurse for the Highline School District. Kearstyn has also had the opportunity to provide care abroad in Haiti and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She is originally from Montana and loves spending time outdoors. She enjoys hiking, camping and watching the Sounders.

Languages spoken:
English

Jacqueline Justus, DNP

Education: 
B.S.N., Seattle University
D.N.P, University of Washington
Certification: 
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Languages spoken:
English
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