Baca-Dietz, Deborah 3 Debbie Baca-Dietz, MSN, RN
Seattle University School of Nursing
PCLP Site: HealthPoint
Debbie Baca-Dietz was a fitness franchise business owner for 14 years. In this role she trained and motivated over 6000 women in the physical and mental benefits of exercise and nutrition. While operating a business, she concurrently earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies and her Master’s of Science in Nursing. As an RN, she volunteers at the Neighborhood Clinic and is an on-call nurse at a military veteran’s skilled nursing facility. She also volunteered for the American Lung Association conducting indoor air quality testing in a socioeconomic disadvantaged community that had a high prevalence of childhood asthma.
Bunhor, Darvin Darvin Bunhor, MPH
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
PCLP Site: HealthPoint
Darvin Bunhor, a first-year medical student, has a passion for eliminating health disparities and is dedicated to working with underserved communities. During his undergraduate career, he spent a great deal of time volunteering as a mentor for disadvantaged high school students. Prior to starting medical school, he obtained his Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Community Health and Prevention. Darvin currently is involved with a student organized volunteer health clinic in downtown Orlando. His goal is to incorporate public health principles into his future practice in order to improve health outcomes for the communities he serves.
Fitzgerald, Jodi Jodi Fitzgerald
University of Florida College of Medicine
PCLP Site: HealthPoint
Jodi Fitzgerald is devoted to elderly populations, preventative medicine, and increasing health care access. Her commitment to geriatric populations began during her three years as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and drew her to join a research team at the Institute on Aging. Her work for the past two years with this institute has focused healthy aging. Jodi has participated in two medical service trips to Nicaragua and continues to gravitate towards serving underserved populations. As a medical student, she volunteers at a free clinic serving her community and serves as a Trip Leader of a student-run annual medical service trip to the Dominican Republic.
Joseph, Christine 1 Christine Joseph
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
PCLP Site: HealthPoint
Christine Joseph has always had a passion for serving her community. During her undergraduate career, Christine was able to participate in several programs which allowed her to realize the multifaceted nature of medicine and how each role plays a key component in the healing process. Upon graduation, Christine served as an AmeriCorps member at the American Red Cross where she worked as a caseworker in disaster relief. Currently, Christine is a part of the Education Outreach Board of DO CARE, an organization that provides health care clinics and health education abroad, and co-manages a clinic at Central Arizona Shelter Services as an H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach through Medical Education) coordinator.
May 28, 2015-  Kendra McDermott - graduate nursing student Kendra McDermott
Seattle University School of Nursing
PCLP Site: HealthPoint
Kendra McDermott left a career in accounting to pursue her calling as a Nurse Practitioner. She spent significant time volunteering with individuals struggling with homelessness, drug and alcohol addictions, chronic medical conditions and financial hardships. Kendra believes health care providers can have a positive impact on communities when they listen to their patients’ needs to improve health and wellbeing. She has also worked with public policy makers and health care administrators to ensure the implementation of evidence based care. Currently, Kendra serves on the legislative committee of ARNP’s United of Washington State and recently went to Capitol Hill to advocate for legislation to improve patient care and outcomes.
Petit-Homme, Anita 2 Anita Pierre-Antoine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PCLP Site: HealthPoint
Two summers ago, Anita served as a GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program Scholar in Jackson, MS where she worked with several clinicians to address barriers to effective use of electronic health records in the community health setting. During her tenure in medical school, Anita has published work on health inequity and secured funding to develop a weekend leadership academy for underserved youth in Chicago as a Schweitzer Fellow. As she completes her third year of medical school, Anita is excited to be retuning with newly acquired skills and knowledge that she can use to serve the people of Seattle.