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!

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.

Andrea Liem

Andrea Liem, OD, Optometrist. International District Vision ClinicLocation:

ICHS Vision Clinic

language:

English

Degree:

OD

Education:

State University of New York College of Optometry

Certification:

Doctor of Optometry

Why I Work at ICHS:

Having worked in densely populated areas throughout New York City, I find it fascinating to encounter patients from a diversity of backgrounds. It is through these experiences that have shaped me into the provider that I am today- one that is passionate about serving culturally diverse individuals.  After returning to my hometown of Washington, it is my goal to continue to serve the community that I grew up in.

Patient Care Philosophy:

As a primary eye care provider I strive to improve the lives of my patients by optimizing their vision and ocular health.  I feel that every patient should be given the opportunity to see their best and it is my goal to help them achieve this through quality care and careful patient education.

Interesting Note About Myself:

On my free time I enjoy exploring new hiking trails throughout the Pacific Northwest and discovering new foods with my young daughter and husband.

Tiffany Ho

Tiffany Ho, ICHS Physician. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

Seattle – International District

languages:

English, Mandarin

Degree:

MD, MPH

Education:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

As an advocate for community health, I am excited to join an organization that dedicates its services to the local community. I am incredibly honored to be a part of this wonderful community. I still clearly recall the first time I toured the clinic on my interview day, and was fortunate enough to visit again the following day. Both times I walked through the corridors in awe at the comprehensive, and innovative, resources available to the community this clinic serves. This clinic aligns well with multiple personal interests I have including the integration of East-West medicine, behavioral health counseling, and most importantly, providing culturally sensitive multi-disciplinary care to patients of diverse backgrounds.

Patient Care Philosophy:

To provide quality, holistic care to patients of all backgrounds, and to promote healthy mental and physical well-being. Primary care is necessary but not sufficient to improve the health of communities, partnerships with local organizations and community advocates are also essential.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am open to trying new things – whether it’s activities, food, music, or anything adventurous! I enjoy baking more than eating my own creations, and love to hike, as well as climb.

 

 

Lisa Chan

Lisa Chan, ICHS Physican. Seattle-International DistrictLOCATION:

Seattle – International District

Languages:

English, Cantonese, Toisanese

Degree:

M.D.

Education:

Pennsylvania State University

Why I Work at ICHS:

The vibrant neighborhood, passionate staff, and diverse patients drew me to ICHS. I’m excited to work in a clinic that is so active and engaged in the community it serves.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My philosophy and goal is to provide compassionate, patient-centered care.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to go hiking and try new foods. I also have a cat who does tricks.

I’m a native of Salt Lake City, and I grew up speaking Toisanese and some Cantonese at home. I studied chemistry and Chinese language & literature as an undergrad at the University of Utah. After working for two years as a lab technician and nurse aide, I moved out east to attend Penn State University for medical school where I became involved in various organizations including a student-run free clinic, geriatric interest group, and mentoring program for at-risk youth. In my free time, I like to draw, paint, run, hike, and dabble in rock climbing. I also have a dog trapped inside a cat’s body named Toby whom I have trained to do various tricks.

Heidi Boon

Heidi Boon, PA. ShorelineWork Location(s):

Shoreline

Degree:

Masters of Science

Education:

University of Washington

Certification:

Physician Assistant Certified

Why I Work at ICHS:

I have always wanted to work at a community health center to provide compassionate care to underserved and ethnically diverse populations.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe good communication with my patients is extremely important. I seek to understand each patient and their background so that I can provide quality health care.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I grew up in North Carolina and moved to Seattle for PA school. I enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

 

Lili Sperry

Lili Sperry

Work Location:

Shoreline

Degree:

MD

Certification:

Buprenorphine/Suboxone prescriber

Why I Work at ICHS:

I was drawn to ICHS for the following reasons:

  • Its community health model
  • It is mission driven
  • It provides culturally appropriate healthcare
  • It’s wonderful people

Interesting Note About Myself:

I previously worked as a foreign medical doctor. I worked as a general practitioner in Spain and with Doctors Without Borders.

Megan Wilbert

Work Location:

Shoreline

Degree:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Education:

Master of Science in Nursing, Seattle University

Residency:

International Community Health Services (ICHS)

Certification:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am proud that ICHS was created in the 1970s by the community we serve in the International District. We honor our community organizing history and strive to be accountable to our patients and families.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Giving patients and families a sense of their own power.  Developing relationships with patients to make health decisions together as a team.

Interesting Note About Myself:

Born and raised in South Seattle. I live with my husband, stepson, and our terrier puppy. I am passionate about organizing communities to end racism and poverty.

 

Angela Yue

Location:

Bellevue

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

MD, Wayne State University

Education:

University of Washington Family Medicine Residency

Certification:

MD

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working with not only a diverse patient population but also, a diverse staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe that all patients should have access to quality health care, no matter their background, income or status. I also feel that it is important to include patients in making decisions about their health care as much as possible.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am originally from Canada. I enjoy spending time with my husband and young daughter.