Sea Mar Community Health Centers’ Family Nurse Practitioner Residency began at the Seattle Medical Clinic in October of 2015 under the directorship of Patricia Cleveland, ARNP. The residency program strives to further develop the clinical skills, education, and confidence of new nurse practitioners and to prepare them for the complexities and rigors of working within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The program emphasizes interdisciplinary medicine and patient-centered, culturally competent care, with exposure to medically and socially complex patients.

With the incredible support of the Sea Mar organization and surrounding community, Sea Mar’s Family Nurse Practitioner Residency has become a successful and highly-esteemed post-graduate training program. The Family Nurse Practitioner Residency became accredited through the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC) in July 2018, demonstrating its commitment to high-quality and rigorous post graduate training.

Sea Mar’s continued commitment and passion for education combined with the success of the Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program has provided the foundation for the expansion of our program. In addition to two residency positions in Seattle, Sea Mar will proudly welcome two nurse practitioner residents to our Everett Medical clinic starting in October 2019. We are excited to welcome Lindsey Anagnostopoulos, former resident graduate, to the leadership team as she becomes the Site Director for the Everett Medical clinic.

Sea Mar Community Health Centers has long been part of the community and an advocate for educational programs. For many years, the Seattle Medical clinic has been a training site for new providers, welcoming two new physician residents each year from both the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency since 1987 and the Children’s Pediatric Residency since the early 1990s. As the Nurse Practitioner Residency was under development in 2014, Sea Mar created the Department of Medical Education in an effort to centralize many of the educational and residency programs. Sea Mar also began the Sea Mar sponsored Family Medicine Residency program in Snohomish County in June 2017.


The mission of the Sea Mar Family Nurse Practitioner Residency program is to further enhance and develop the clinical skills, education, and confidence of new nurse practitioners to prepare them for the complexities and rigors of working within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

The program will emphasize interdisciplinary medicine and patient-centered, culturally competent care, with exposure to medically and socially complex patients.

Skills to encourage retention and prevent burnout will also be an integral part of the residency program.

The Team

Program Team:

Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Director
Patricia Cleveland, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner Residency Site Director – Everett
Lindsey Anagnostopoulos, ARNP

Chief Medical Officer
Ricardo Jimenez, MD

Clinic Operations Team:

Seattle Medical

Medical Director, Seattle
Philip Reilly, MD

Health Center Administrator, Seattle
Nicholas Ramirez

Nurse Manager, Seattle
Dayana Hernandez, RN

Front Office Supervisor, Seattle
Veronica Hernandez

Everett Medical

Medical Director, Everett
Julio Jimenez, MD

Nurse Manager, Everett
Amber Beland, RN

Front Office Supervisor, Everett
Gladys Garcia

Site Information

Seattle Medical

8720 14th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 | P 206.762.3730 | F 206.764.8000

Everett Medical

1920 100th St Suite B, Everett, WA, 98208 | P 425.312.0202 | F 425.312.0263


Patricia Cleveland

Patricia Cleveland,
Residency Program Director
Seattle Medical

Patti Cleveland was inspired by Sea Mar’s vision and mission during her undergraduate education at Western Washington University, which led her to pursue nurse practitioner training. She graduated from the family nurse practitioner program at Seattle University in 2008. During grad school Patti had clinical rotations at Sea Mar Marysville, and joined the Seattle Medical provider team in February of 2009. Patti was appointed Program Director of Sea Mar’s very first Nurse Practitioner Residency in 2014.

Patti’s philosophy of care is that every person deserves access to holistic and comprehensive health care, and that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. She believes in health promotion and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle to aid in the prevention of chronic diseases.

Patti is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Association, and the National Health Service Corps. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, hiking, playing soccer, outdoor recreation, and playing board games.

Lindsey Anagnostopoulos, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner Residency Site Director - Everett
Everett Medical

Lindsey Anagnostopoulos is a 2015 graduate of Seattle University’s MSN program and a 2016 graduate of the Sea Mar Nurse Practitioner Residency program. Her desire to work in community health stems from experiences with vulnerable populations in Seattle and abroad. While volunteering in Guatemala, she gained a better understanding of socio-economic barriers in healthcare and the challenges of working with at-risk individuals. Previously, Lindsey worked as a Patient Care Technician at the University of Washington Medical Center before starting her MSN program at SU. Lindsey is currently working as a Nurse Practitioner at Sea Mar’s Everett medical clinic.

Bethany Rolfe, DNP, ARNP
Faculty Preceptor

Bethany Rolfe began practicing at Sea Mar in 2007. She is a professor at Seattle Pacific University, where she teaches in the School of Health Sciences’ graduate school. The classes she teaches include pediatrics, women’s health, health assessment, and culture in health care.

Bethany works on a per-diem basis at the Seattle Medical and White Center clinics, but precepts Nurse Practitioner residents regularly in Seattle. Before beginning her practice at Sea Mar, Bethany worked in La Carpio, San Jose, Costa Rica, serving immigrants and the indigenous populations of Costa Rica. Bethany completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, graduating with honors from Seattle Pacific University. She then earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Washington. She is ANCC board certified. In addition, she is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. She has a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and spends her free time with her husband enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, backpacking, kayaking, sailing, and gardening.

Rebecca Nebel, ARNP
Faculty Preceptor
Kent Medical

Rebecca Nebel began practicing as a provider at Sea Mar’s Kent Medical Clinic in 2014. Before practicing at Sea Mar, she completed her undergraduate work in biology and Spanish language, graduating with honors from Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Wash. After working in Mexico City as an English teacher and several years as a veterinary technician, she earned a Master’s degree in nursing from Seattle University. Rebecca especially enjoys working with children and women’s health. Before attending graduate school she volunteered in the pediatric unit at Swedish Medical Center and the neonatal intensive care unit at UW Medical Center.

Rebecca is a native of Seattle, but also has a passion for travel. She has visited various countries including Ecuador, France, and Cambodia. She has a special appreciation for learning about different cultures and customs, and hopes this will further improve her ability to provide high quality patient care. On her days off, Rebecca enjoys reading, salsa dancing, watching movies, hiking with her husband and their dog, Gizmo, and spending time with friends and family.

Susan Taylor, ARNP
Faculty Preceptor
White Center Medical

Susan Taylor graduated from Seattle University with an MSN in August 2015, and from Sea Mar’s Nurse Practitioner Residency program in 2016. Susan received a BS in Biology from the University of Washington and after college she spent several years working as a research scientist. She was inspired to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner while volunteering at Country Doctor’s Youth Clinic, where she continues to volunteer today. Susan also worked at Country Doctor’s Community Clinic as a Patient Accounts Representative for two years before she began her MSN program. Susan has chosen to dedicate her career as a nurse practitioner to practicing comprehensive primary care in community health care settings. Her primary interests are adolescent healthcare, homeless healthcare, and immigrant and refugee healthcare. Susan has a long history of involvement with social justice and anti-racism advocacy organizations and she understands the importance of humility, listening, and taking leadership from the community that she is serving. She currently works as a Nurse Practitioner at Sea Mar’s White Center medical clinic.

Brooke Powers, ARNP
Faculty Preceptor,
Des Moines Medical

Brooke Powers joined Sea Mar as a NP resident in October 2016. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from University of Washington. Previously, she worked as a registered nurse with a variety of patient populations: inpatient orthopedics and orthopedic oncology, inpatient and outpatient pediatrics, and one year of volunteer service at a community clinic in Bolivia. She enjoys working with immigrant populations. When not at work, she tries to spend as much time outside as possible with her husband and three kids. Favorite activities include: bicycling, skiing, gardening, and walks in the mountains.

Rachel Query, ARNP
Faculty Preceptor,
White Center Medical

Rachel earned her Bachelor's degree in Nursing in 2005 and worked as a critical care nurse for 7 years before returning to school to pursue her passion for global public health. She earned her Master’s in Public Health from UCLA in 2011 and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Nursing from the University of Washington in 2016. Rachel graduated from the Sea Mar Nurse Practitioner Residency program in 2017. Rachel is passionate in her belief that health care is a basic human right and is committed to working with her patients to discover ways for them to live a full and healthy life. Particular interests are in nutrition and integrative medicine. When not at work Rachel enjoys travel, being in the mountains, and spending time with her friends, husband, and 3 young daughters.

Francisca Salazar, ARNP
Faculty Preceptor,
Seattle Medical

Our Residents

Noelle Tripp

Noelle Tripp, ARNP

Noelle Tripp graduated from Boston College with a Master of Science in Nursing. She received a BA in sociology and pre-medicine as well as a MS in Global Health from the University of Notre Dame. Her commitment to community health stems from years of working with underserved populations domestically and abroad. Prior to studying nursing, Noelle lived at a children’s home in Honduras and worked on an interdisciplinary clinical team, which later inspired her to pursue nursing. She believes that access to high-quality, affordable and comprehensive healthcare is a human right which should be afforded to every person regardless of their background or ability to pay. In addition, Noelle is dedicated to the field of primary care because she strongly believes in the focus on disease prevention and health promotion. In her free time, Noelle loves hiking, reading, playing futbolito, and traveling.

Wendy Mironov

Wendy Mironov, ARNP

Wendy Mironov completed her masters of science in nursing at University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2018. Wendy found her path to nursing by way of printmaking. She earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Following this she lived in the Middle East and Central America, and eventually returned to the United States to design and teach sexual health education in Chicago Pubic Schools and work as a health educator at the Chicago Women’s' Health Center. Through this work she fell in love with health education, and returned to school to become a nurse in order to deepen her knowledge and develop skills to address the disparities in social determinants of health she saw in Chicago Public Schools. She completed her nursing training in 2014 at University of Illinois at Chicago. For the following four years Wendy worked as an emergency room nurse in Chicago, while also participating in community groups organizing to fight deportations and to achieve better health resources for undocumented people in the Chicago area. She is very excited to continue to join the Sea Mar NP Residency program and continue to cultivate her skills providing patient-centered, educational, accessible care in partnership with her patients and the greater South Park community.

Past Graduates

Rachel Query

Rachel Query, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, White Center, WA

Brooke Powers

Brooke Powers, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Des Moines, WA

Lyndsey Parden - Lyndsey Anagnostopoulos

Lindsey (Parden) Anagnostopoulos, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Everett, WA

Susan Taylor, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, White Center, WA

Tara Hayes

Tara Hayes Constant, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Burien, WA

Christina Gelder

Christina Gelder, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Kent, WA

Clinic Highlights

Seattle Medical

Sea Mar’s Seattle Medical clinic was the very first Sea Mar clinic, opening its doors in 1978. Since then, it has continued to be one of the largest Sea Mar clinics, serving an average of 750 patients per week. The Seattle Medical clinic is located conveniently in the South Park neighborhood in South Seattle, in close proximity to many other Sea Mar facilities. Patients are provided same-day access with their primary care providers. Overflow volumes and new patients are seen through an on-site urgent care clinic. The Seattle Medical Clinic has long had a focus on teaching and hosts various training programs, including the Nurse Practitioner Residency since 2015.

Everett Medical

Established in 2012, Sea Mar’s Everett Medical clinic is strategically located in south Everett and reaches patients in north Seattle, Lynnwood, Everett, and the surrounding areas. Same day appointment times are available to allow for urgent care visits with primary care providers. The Everett Medical clinic is located in the same complex as a Sea Mar Pediatric Behavior Health clinic and a Sea Mar Dental clinic, helping provide complete care to all our patients. Recently, Everett Medical has become a satellite clinic for our Sea Mar Marysville MD residents as they expand their training. Everett Medical is excited to expand their teaching role to include ARNPs in 2019.

Patient-centered care is a priority

Care Management and patient-centered care is a priority at Sea Mar. We strive to be a medical home for patients, tracking their health maintenance and addressing their acute concerns. Health outcomes and preventative health services are monitored and tracked, and patients receive assistance in accessing discounted or free services available to them. In the morning, a chronic care coordinator, medical assistant, and occasionally a health educator or integration specialist all “huddle” with providers to identify patients’ health needs, risk factors, and barriers to care. Point of care services can then be arranged, such as education for diabetes, nutrition, and family planning, referral tracking, tobacco cessation, crisis intervention needs, and/or financial and health insurance assistance.

Obstetrical care

Both Sea Mar Seattle Medical and Everett Medical have a long history of high quality and high volume obstetrics. Nurse practitioners and physicians work together to provide quality prenatal and post-partum care.

Procedure clinic

Sea Mar’s attending physicians are paired with a family medicine or nurse practitioner resident during this half-day of appointments designated for procedures at the Seattle Medical clinic. Typical procedures include: toenail excisions, placement and/or removal of long acting contraception, joint injections and aspirations, and skin biopsies/excisions.

Pediatric experience

Pediatric care at the Seattle Medical clinic is overseen by Dr. Cor Van Niel and Dr. Christina Pease. Dr. Van Niel is Journal Watch Editor, Swedish Cherry Hill pediatrics instructor, and Children’s Hospital faculty member and former chief resident. Dr. Pease is one of our general pediatricians. She is currently working with our Health Education department to start a Family Weight Management program. She also supports further integration of Behavioral Health and Care Coordination for our highest risk families. Each Monday, six pediatric physician residents from Seattle Children’s Hospital provide continuity outpatient clinical services at Sea Mar.

Everett Medical has a substantial pediatric population, and our Everett ARNP residents will have extensive pediatric exposure onsite during continuity clinic. In addition, our residents will have opportunities to work with our pediatric specialists Dr. Van Niel and Dr. Pease at Sea Mar Seattle and Marysville, and with Dr. Khan at Sea Mar Monroe for their pediatrics rotation. Dr. Khan completed her residency training at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and joined Sea Mar in 2008.

Specialty Care

Sea Mar has been expanding their specialty services available to their patient population in order to improve specialty care access to patients and provide comprehensive, high quality care. The NP residents at both Everett Medical and Seattle Medical will rotate with various specialties throughout Sea Mar, including gynecology, sports medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry (with a psychiatric nurse practitioner/PMHNP), optometry, cardiology, and more. Many of these specialties are located in King County at the White Center Specialty and Seattle Medical clinics.


The Sea Mar Nurse Practitioner Residency is a 12-month long program that begins with a four-week orientation process and gradually progresses to full independent practice.


The well-rounded curriculum of the NP residency was strategically designed to meet a variety of goals, including enhancing clinical skills, efficiency, and team work, completing a special project to give back to the organization, and develop resiliency skills in order to work long-term in a FQHC setting.

Specifically by the end of the program, the NP resident will:

1. Progress from novice to experienced family nurse practitioner in providing care to diverse patient population, with ongoing focus on continued learning

2. Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary team to provide patient-centered care

3. Improve efficiency to reach daily patient goal of 18 patients/day

4. Contribute to organization and/or patient population through special project

5. Maintain emotional well-being and psychological resiliency, and develop skills and coping strategies to reduce compassion fatigue and provider burnout

6. Continue to work at a FQHC upon graduation from NP residency

Continuity Clinic:

Direct patient care at Seattle or Everett Sea Mar site, with ARNP or MD preceptor on-site

Specialty Rotations:

Internal and External specialty rotations, including sports medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health, cardiology, radiology, procedures, and urgent care

Independent and Partner Clinics

Direct patient care, working with experienced Sea Mar providers or independently seeing patients (will progress to independent clinic during residency)

Didatic Learning

Formal learning sessions on wide range of topics relevant to primary care and case discussions

Additional Components

  • Community or Quality Improvement project
  • Weekly check-in and Quarterly evaluations
  • Weekly case discussions
  • Twice a month wellness sessions
  • Shared after hours phone call
  • Community events, including health fairs
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Option to add Saturday coverage as independent provider for additional pay


Competitive salary, Full medical, dental, and retirement benefits, Vacation (10 paid holidays and 24 days paid time off),
Loan repayment opportunity after residency graduation.


October 2019 - September 2020   |   Application due March 25, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

  • Recent MSN or DNP graduate from an accredited institution
  • Family Nurse Practitioner board certification by the start of the program
  • Washington state RN and ARNP license by the start of the program
  • Federal DEA certificate eligible
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Important Dates:

  • Application open: Monday, December 17th, 2018
  • January 28, 2019, at 9:00 AM PST: Online NP Residency Presentation and Q&A
        • To participate, please RSVP to Patti Cleveland at patriciacleveland@seamarchc.org to receive the Zoom meeting link
  • Application due: Monday, March 25th, 2019
  • Reference Forms due: Monday, April 1st, 2019
  • Phone interviews April 2nd-12th
  • In-person interviews April 16th-23rd
  • Applicant Meet and Greet April 24th in the afternoon

Application Components

  1. Curriculum Vitae – please include any clinical rotations/fellowships/preceptorships and five year work history

  2. Two references (one academic, one professional). Please submit contact information (including a current email address) for two references (one academic, one professional). The program will contact your references and provide a link to our online reference form for them to complete. All reference forms are due by April 1, 2019.

  3. Academic transcript, most recent

  4. Personal statement – 2 pages or less, should address each of the following topics:
    • Goals for future practice, and how our program will help you achieve them
    • Goals for the residency program, which can include specific areas of interest
    • Experience with Spanish language and/or working with underserved, vulnerable populations
    • Strengths and weaknesses, and how these will help you succeed in a residency program and in future practice at a FQHC

  5. Additional questions on the online application:
    • Do you plan to practice as a primary care provider in a FQHC after graduation from the residency program? Yes/No
    • The NP residency now has two locations, Everett Medical and Seattle Medical. Please indicate if you are interested in the Everett or Seattle location, or both.
    • Certifications and Memberships
    • Areas of Interest/Specialty

  6. Complete and upload the Provider Applicant Encounter form
    • For “Location of Interest”, please specify locations where you would be interested in working after completing the residency program
    • For “loan repayment”, please indicate if you would be interested in seeking loan repayment after completing the residency program
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Can I use a clinical preceptor for my professional reference?
Yes, a preceptor may submit a professional reference, given that the preceptor knows you well enough to answer questions about your professionalism, leadership, and communication skills. The preferred professional reference is a colleague, supervisor, or preceptor who has worked with you for more than six months.

Do you require official academic transcripts? How should I submit the transcript?
We accept unofficial academic transcripts, submitted electronically (scanned copy) with the online application. We may request an official academic transcript mailed at a later date.

Do you accept pediatric or adult nurse practitioners into your residency program?
No. The Sea Mar NP residency is limited to Family Nurse Practitioners at this time.

I don’t graduate until August, just a few months before the start of the residency. Should I still apply?
Yes. There may be options to schedule your nurse practitioner licensing exams early to allow you to have active Washington State RN and ARNP licenses prior to the start of the program.
I graduated last year. Can I still apply to the residency?
Maybe. The NP residency is meant for new graduates, ideally within 12 months of graduating from your MSN/DNP program and the start of the residency. Applications received from applicants who graduated prior to those 12 months will be considered at the discretion of the application review team.

Is it acceptable to submit letters of recommendation, in addition to the references who will complete the online forms?
The reference forms are what are included in the application review scoring rubric (the standard way we review all applications). Any additional information received from references (such as a letter of recommendation in addition to the two form references) could be used to get to know you better. However, any extraneous items received will be reviewed at the discretion of the application review team (i.e. reviewers may opt not to look at non-essential documents).

I’m interested in either location. Where would I interview?
Either location. The interview team will be interviewing at both Seattle Medical and Everett Medical clinics, and applicants will have the option to rank their preferences. The applicant “Meet and Greet” will be in Seattle.


Sea Mar CHC, Seattle Medical Clinic
Attn: Patricia Cleveland, ARNP
8720 14th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108


National Nurse Practitioner Residency and
Fellowship Training Consortium,
3509 Connecticut Ave, NW PBN 1121
Washington, DC 20008
P: 202.780.9651