Shilpa Kataria

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Simmons University, MSN
Texas Woman’s University, BS

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS’s mission aligns with that of mine to provide affordable, quality patient-centered and comprehensive health care to broad spectrum of culturally diverse patients in the community. I am thrilled to be part of such a great team at ICHS.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I want to provide high quality, holistic care to my patients by improving patient outcomes and decreasing healthcare cost.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am a nature lover and enjoy travelling.

Marit Knutson

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English, conversational Spanish

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Seattle Pacific University (MSN)
University of Pennsylvania (BSN)

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP)

Why I Work at ICHS:

The organization has an incredible history rooted in community organizing and advocacy, and it is a great honor to provide comprehensive primary care to clients at ICHS. I look forward to supporting each client on their unique healthcare journey.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I respect my clients and their bodily autonomy, and this is a core tenet of how I seek to provide care. It can be disempowering and disembodying to be in healthcare settings as a patient. As such during each visit I strive to provide a fusion of trauma-informed care, shared decision-making, patient-centered care, and principles of harm reduction.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I’m passionate about all topics related to sexuality and sexual health, and am excited to integrate these into my practice.

Samantha Rothman

Location:

Shoreline, Holly Park

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Virginia Commonwealth University, MSN
Wagner College, BS

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I was inspired by the team of providers and staff at ICHS whose mission focuses on high quality, affordable healthcare that incorporates each patient’s background and culture into the care provided. ICHS also fosters a sense of community and family within the workplace which I was instantly drawn to and wanted to be apart of.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe that developing a trusting caring relationship is the key to providing holistic, culturally competent, patient centered care. My goal is to work as a team between myself, the patient and their family to help them achieve their ultimate health and wellness goals.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I look forward to exploring the Seattle area, especially the restaurants and food scene! I enjoy cooking, swimming and spending time with my husband and family.

Ramona Pintea

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Graceland University, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Graceland University, BSN
Shoreline Community College, ADN

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I feel privileged to be part of an organization and a team that supports health care as a human right and is committed to providing high-quality care services to a diverse patient population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My goal is to build a strong and trusting patient-provider relationship where patients are engaged and empowered in their own care. I believe in patient-centered care and equitable health care access.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I was born and raised in northern Romania. I enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.

Melissa Frondozo

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Seattle Pacific University

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner – AANP

Why I Work at ICHS:

Not only do my personal core values align with the values outlined in ICHS’s welcoming statement, I am also proud to have the opportunity to serve in an organization that is dedicated to delivering compassionate care to culturally diverse neighborhoods in the Seattle area.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in partnering with the patient and their families to empower them in their decision-making process regarding their health and well-being so they can improve their quality of life and enjoy their time together.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I’m a military brat and spouse, but a Seattle native at heart. I love spending time with family and friends, and enjoy doing CrossFit, hiking and running to balance my sweet tooth and all of the food that I love to eat.

Carmen Mei

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English

Degree:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Education:

University of Illinois at Chicago, DNP
Georgetown University, BSN

Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner- AANP Certified (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am passionate about ICHS’s mission and vision to provide high-quality, culturally sensitive care to patients, families, and communities. I enjoy working alongside my colleagues who share the same goal of ensuring that every patient receives high-quality, comprehensive care.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I strongly believe in collaborative, patient-centered care to work with my patients as a team to achieve their health and wellness goals. My favorite part of being a health care provider is building trusting relationships with my patients to better understand and serve them.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I was born and raised in the Chicago Chinatown community. In my free time, I like to travel, cook, and hang out with my two cats Amelie and Leon.

Catherine Moonan

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Vanderbilt University, MSN
Centre College, BS

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love ICHS’s mission, diversity, and commitment to community health. It’s a joy to work with colleagues who are so dedicated to improving the quality of our care and the depth of our impact.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Everyone deserves high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate health care and a provider that they can trust. I strive to always be worthy of that trust and to help my patients choose their best paths to health and wellness.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love projects that allow me to experience new things, especially when it involves reading, writing, hiking, or traveling. For example, I am reading a book from every country in the world: 26 read so far and 169 to go!

Julie Do

Location:

International District

Language:

English, Vietnamese

Medical Degree:

Medical Doctor

Education:

University of Washington School of Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

I wholeheartedly believe in ICHS’s mission and am honored to work alongside staff members who strive to care for the disadvantaged/underserved in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I hope to develop genuine therapeutic relationships with my patients. My goal is to partner with patients to provide high-quality care so that they feel empowered to achieve their own definition of “good health”. My absolute passion is serving the immigrant and refugee communities of Seattle, and I cannot think of a greater place to do that than ICHS.

Interesting Note About Myself:

My favorite Vietnamese dish is very spicy bun bo hue. I worked for a Vietnamese clinic in the International District for seven years before becoming a doctor.

Celina Hayashi Macadangdang

Location:

International District

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Medical Doctor

Education:

Scripps College
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love the sense of family and collaboration cultivated by the staff, health care providers and patients at ICHS. It is an honor to join this legacy of advocacy with such a vibrant history to serve our diverse patient population. I am thrilled to be working alongside the folks at ICHS in multi-disciplinary teams to provide culturally sensitive care and engage in the community to address social determinants of health.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Health care is a human right. It is my goal to partner with patients through all stages of their lives, helping patients harness health and health care to achieve their physical, mental, spiritual, and nutritional wellness goals.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy gardening, dancing, hiking, traveling and baking. My favorite foods are pinakbet, natto and rice!