Certified September 14, 2020
Brea earned a Masters of Nursing from the University of Washington, then went on to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice, also at the University of Washington. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Washington State University in Spokane, WA after completing her pre-requisites at Whitworth University. Brea enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, taking advantage of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Practice Philosophy: I believe holistically caring for my patients begins with listening. I strive to be a true partner and advocate, empowering my patients to set and meet their health related goals, and to live long and healthy lives.
910 W 5th Ave Ste 900 Spokane, WA
Certified December 4, 2020.
Catherine "Cat" earned her A.A.S. degree in 1985 from LA Pierce College as a PT Assistant; her BSN Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno (2003), MSN in Nursing Education from Walden University (2008) and Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Nevada Reno (2014). She currently works full time in a busy rural health clinic serving the needs of patients across the lifespan.
Cat is married and has three grown children. She loves the outdoors, living near Lake Tahoe, reading and cooking. She is also a Certified Health Coach and owns her own health and wellness coaching company.
Practice Philosophy: I believe that preventative health and lifestyle medicine are even more critical following the 2020 pandemic. Teaching people the integrated model of health as a whole life transformation while providing guidance, support,and resources are some of the most rewarding parts of being a healthcare provider. I believe in treating the whole person and partnering with people as they move in their health journey.
Minden Family Medicine
1649 Lucerne Street
Minden, NV 89423
Certified September 14, 2020.
Dr. Catherine Wisner is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Culinary Medicine Specialist. She is dedicated to educating individuals and health care professionals on the role of healthy eating for health promotion and disease management. Culinary medicine is a new evidence-based field in medicine that blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine. Its aim is to help people reach good personal medical decisions about accessing and eating high-quality meals that help prevent and treat disease and restore well-being. Dr. Wisner educates individuals and health care professionals on the application of the principles of Culinary Medicine.
Certified December 16, 2020.
Christina currently works in the ICU at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. In addition to patient care she has been actively involved in several PI/QI projects including a recent effort to bring a progressive mobility protocol to the ICU in order to reduce both length of stay and the incidence of ICU delirium. While working at Fort Belvoir she has received several Ace Awards for Excellence in patient care. Throughout her nursing career she has worked to bring evidence to the bedside to improve patient outcomes and quality of care. Another example of this was a project exploring nursing attitudes and barriers to oral care in intubated patients with follow-up education and interventions that helped reduce the incidence of VAPs in a Trauma ICU. Christina is a second career nurse and is able to draw on her background in oceanography when applying research principles to nursing. She graduated at the top of her class with a BSN from Georgetown University, Sum Cum Laude, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is also a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and holds a CCRN certification from them. Christina is a student member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is currently pursuing a DNP at George Mason University where she plans to investigate non-medical factors affecting care delivery and patient concordance in underserved, high utilizers of health care. She will graduate in 2016 and plans work both clinically seeing patients and also as a community leader promoting change in the healthcare system. While at GMU she has served on the executive board of the Doctoral Student Organization for three years and has worked to bring doctoral students and faculty together to form partnerships in research and evidence based practice. When she isn’t working or studying, Christina likes to spend time outside with her daughter blowing bubbles and riding bikes.
Briarwood Professional Park
1001 Sushruta Drive
Certified November 16, 2019.
Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, Union University
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave.
Certified November 10, 2019.
As a family nurse practitioner, Stephanie Glasser sees patients of all ages at Capitol Square Healthcare, whether it’s for physicals and preventative care or acute problems and chronic diseases.
From the beginning, Stephanie’s patients will have a nurse who listens and is nonjudgmental. The best part of her job is helping and seeing patients reach their health goals, she says.
While she’s focused on helping patients have successful health outcomes, she cares about her patients on a personal level too. “I feel it is a privilege to provide healthcare for patients,” she says. “We are not defined by our medical conditions and challenges. We cannot be reduced to these things.”
And as a seasoned professional in nursing, Stephanie is helping future generations of medical experts too, helping oversee educational programs, as well as providing supervision and expertise for nurse practitioner students at VCU.
Stephanie is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.
Certified September 14, 2020.
Virginia DeFina completed her Master of Science degree and graduated as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University/New York Medical College after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology from Fordham University. A lifelong learner, Virginia achieved a Certificate in Editing from New York University School of Continuing Education and is an American Heart Association instructor and instructor-trainer in both Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support disciplines. She holds American Nurses Credentialing Center board certification and is a member of the Oncology Nurses Association and American Mensa.
Virginia enjoys travel and the beach with dozens of trips to her favorite destination, the Turks and Caicos Islands, where health does meet food with limitless possibilities.
One Gustave L. Levy Place, #1144
New York, New York