Hanna Ngo

Hanna Ngo, ICHS Dental Hygienist. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

Seattle-International District Dental Clinic

Language:

English, Vietnamese

Year Joined ICHS:

2018

EDUcaTiON:

Associate of Science, RDH

Certification:

Certified Dental Assistant

Why I Work at ICHS:

Working at ICHS gives me an opportunity to work with underserved patients that come from a diverse background.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in not just treating my patients by cleaning their teeth but also by educating them with life style changes for healthier overall wellbeing.

Interesting Note About Myself:

Beside spending time with my family and two beautiful rescued cats, Joey and Kanobi, I enjoy activities that are good for the mind and the body.

Daryl Yao

Daryl Yao, ARNP, ICHS Nurse Practitioner. BellevueLocation:

Bellevue Medical

language:

English, Mandarin Chinese

Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Master of Science in Nursing, Seattle University
Master of Health Administration, Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner, AANP Board Certified

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS because I enjoy working with patients from all parts of the world and especially the vulnerable within our community. ICHS affords me the opportunity to work with underserved patient populations such as immigrants, refugees, and the elderly. As an immigrant myself who grew up in Seattle’s International District (formerly, “Chinatown”), this is especially meaningful to me.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My philosophy for patient care is centered on a collaborative partnership with patients. As a provider, I hope to serve as my patients’ advocate by respecting their wishes while offering helpful guidance on their path toward better health and wellbeing.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am huge sports fan in general. In addition to the local sports teams here in Seattle, I am big follower of Ohio State football. Go Buckeyes!

Jason Gov

Jason Gov, ICHS Dentist. Holly ParkLocation:

Seattle – Holly Park

Languages:

English, Mandarin

Degree:

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Education:

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, University of Washington

Certification:

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS provides a very rewarding and enjoyable work environment. I love working with our patients. They are very kind and appreciative of our care.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treat patients the same way you would treat your family member. Communication is important, and a patient’s opinion is essential to providing the best care possible.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I vacation any time of the year except summertime. That’s because Seattle has such amazing outdoor opportunities. I go kayaking, fishing, and take the dog out whenever I get the chance.

John Kim

John Kim, ICHS Dentist at Seattle Holly Park ClinicWork Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English, Korean (limited)

Degree:

B.A. Economics, DDS

Education:

Pomona College, UCLA, Loma Linda Dental School

Certification:

DDS

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working in mission-focused healthcare, helping the Asian American as well as neighboring community, and establishing relationships with my patients and the staff at ICHS.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I try to treat each patient as a family member providing the best oral healthcare possible. I will do my best to explain all treatment so you understand exactly what is needed and what your options are, with the help of ICHS staff.  I want you to leave happy and satisfied with your oral healthcare, knowing that we care about you.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I played college soccer.  I love sweets, especially chocolate. I like to watch documentaries, YouTube, and European soccer.

Stephanie Pimienta

Stephanie Pimienta, ICHS Community AdvocateCommunity Advocate

Languages:
Spanish, English

Projects/Services:
Assist with  Apple Health and QHP enrollment,  ORCA LIFT Enrollment, Voter Registration.  Provide outreach and health education on cancer prevention, women’s health, chronic diseases, insurance access, and other general health information to individuals, families, and groups in the community and at ICHS clinics. Connect clients to resources within ICHS and to outside agencies.

Locations:
Shoreline Clinic, Hopelink center, YMCA, Shoreline/LFP Senior Center, school events, health fairs, churches

Biography:
My desire to understand the health experiences of community members stemmed from my early childhood, in which I lived in Section 8 housing in Shoreline. My Section 8 community was largely comprised of immigrant families that faced numerous barriers as they pursued health, legal, educational, and professional opportunities. My experiences since then have come together to leave me very engaged with the subject of social equity and the pursuit of providing everyone their rightful human access to quality health care.

ICHS truly is a melting pot and every day is a learning experience when I’m able to engage and with co-workers and patients from all parts of the world! My greatest strengths include my passion and profound respect for multicultural experiences and diversity.

When I joined in the Fall of 2016, I knew I wanted to be a part of ICHS because it is known as a pioneer in providing culturally appropriate and language services for the immigrant and refugee populations.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jason Chan

Jason Chan, DDS, ICHS Dentist .International DistrictLocation:

Seattle – International District

Languages:

English, Cantonese

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington School of Dentistry

Certification:

Certified Invisalign Provider

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love working with a diverse population. You never know who will walk in and what story they will bring.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I try my best to always put myself in the patient’s position to understand what their needs are. Then I take the most conservative approach first to get them what they need.

Interesting Note About Myself:

My wife and I have two awesome cats, Omar and Watson.

Dan Gundry

Location:

Seattle – Holly Park

Language:

English

Degree:

Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Seattle University, MSN
University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I was drawn to the organization’s commitment to social justice, advocacy, and providing high quality care to diverse populations. I’m very happy to be part of the team.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My goal is to work collaboratively with patients and help them improve and maintain their physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love being outdoors in the PNW, seeing live music, cheering on Wisconsin sports teams, and spending time with my family.

Jenna Buller Nofziger

Location:

Seattle – Holly Park

Language:

English

Degree:

Master of Nursing Practice (MSN)

Education:

MSN at Seattle University
BSN at Goshen College

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner – AANP Board Certified

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work for ICHS because they have shown a strong commitment to providing excellent healthcare and advocating for people in an equitable and just manner which is tangible in the atmosphere from the teamwork and commitment given to individuals and families from the entire staff.

Patient Care Philosophy:

As a provider, I value the importance of holistic and preventative health care that embodies physical and mental health by incorporating listening and collaboration with individuals and families in order to improve health in a way that is individualized so that they can live the lives they want to live.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy traveling, being outside, learning from and about other cultures, and cooking a tasty meal.

Kate Ceronsky

Work Location:

Holly Park

Degree:

Masters of Science in Nursing

Education:

Masters of Science in Nursing, Seattle University
Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Whitman College

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am excited to work in an organization which was created in response to community needs and continues to center the values of its members. I admire the commitment to education and mentorship that ICHS shows. ICHS prepares providers to serve communities in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I hope to help patients make informed decisions about their health and healthcare. I believe health is a multidimensional combination of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. I am excited to learn from each and every one of my patients.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I come from a family that hunts deer and collects wild rice in Minnesota. I am a lover of long trail runs, chai tea, collecting mushrooms, and snowy days. My most memorable jobs were tracking mountain lions and training sled dogs.