Our Doctors and Nurse Practitioners

Neighborhood Family Practice is a health center with a family practice approach. All of our physicians are board certified in family practice. All medical providers see the entire family (unless noted) and work to identify problems negatively impacting the health status of the family as well as the individual. Our doctors, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and social workers provide care that is based on the needs of each person in a respectful, confidential, and caring manner.

Medical Providers

Ridge Road Community Health Center

Erick Kauffman, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer Erick Kauffman, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He did his training in family practice at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He came to Neighborhood Family Practice in 2000 to fulfill his service commitment with the National Health Service Corps and has made NFP his career. He enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including prenatal care. He also speaks Spanish. Dr. Kauffman is married, has three children and enjoys family and outdoor activities.

Erick Kauffman, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer

Erick Kauffman, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He did his training in family practice at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He came to Neighborhood Family Practice in 2000 to fulfill his service commitment with the National Health Service Corps and has made NFP his career. He enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including prenatal care. He also speaks Spanish. Dr. Kauffman is married, has three children and enjoys family and outdoor activities.

Ann Reichsman, MD Senior Medical Advisor Ann Reichsman, MD is recognized as leader in the delivery of high quality community health care. Dr. Reichsman graduated from Antioch College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Dance. She received her medical degree from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and did her residency in family medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Reichsman is board certified in family medicine. She currently has the academic appointment of assistant clinical professor at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. In 1996 Dr. Reichsman was recognized as the Family Physician of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008 Dr. Reichsman was named the Physician Health Care Hero by Crain's Cleveland Business.

Ann Reichsman, MD
Senior Medical Advisor

Ann Reichsman, MD is recognized as leader in the delivery of high quality community health care. Dr. Reichsman graduated from Antioch College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Dance. She received her medical degree from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and did her residency in family medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Reichsman is board certified in family medicine. She currently has the academic appointment of assistant clinical professor at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. In 1996 Dr. Reichsman was recognized as the Family Physician of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008 Dr. Reichsman was named the Physician Health Care Hero by Crain's Cleveland Business.

Heidi Gullet, MD Heidi Gullett, MD earned her bachelor’s degree from Denison University, her medical degree from Wright State University and a Master of Science in Public Health from Portland State University. She is board certified in both family and preventive medicine. Dr. Gullett has spent most of her career working in health centers that serve low income and vulnerable populations.

Heidi Gullet, MD

Heidi Gullett, MD earned her bachelor’s degree from Denison University, her medical degree from Wright State University and a Master of Science in Public Health from Portland State University. She is board certified in both family and preventive medicine. Dr. Gullett has spent most of her career working in health centers that serve low income and vulnerable populations.

Lauren Lasko, CNP Lauren Lasko, CNP holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from Columbia University’s School of Nursing. Lauren has professional experience as a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner in a medical center and family health center setting. She has a passion for women’s health.  

Lauren Lasko, CNP

Lauren Lasko, CNP holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from Columbia University’s School of Nursing. Lauren has professional experience as a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner in a medical center and family health center setting. She has a passion for women’s health.



 

Jennifer Sobrowski, FNP Jennifer Sobrowski joined NFP in 2017 as a family nurse practitioner. Jennifer earned her master of applied sciences in nursing from the University of Memphis and her bachelor of science in nursing from Cleveland State University. She has experience various clinical, family medicine and behavioral health settings. Jennifer dedicates some of her free time to rescuing and fostering animals to find them loving homes.

Jennifer Sobrowski, FNP

Jennifer Sobrowski joined NFP in 2017 as a family nurse practitioner. Jennifer earned her master of applied sciences in nursing from the University of Memphis and her bachelor of science in nursing from Cleveland State University. She has experience various clinical, family medicine and behavioral health settings. Jennifer dedicates some of her free time to rescuing and fostering animals to find them loving homes.

Natalia Parkanzky, CNP Natalia Parkanzky, CNP received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Miami University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is a family nurse practitioner. Natalia grew up and currently resides on the west side of Cleveland. She enjoys encouraging patients of all ages to maintain a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise and a balanced diet. She speaks Spanish and Ukrainian. Her outside hobbies include running, baking desserts, and dancing and singing with her children.

Natalia Parkanzky, CNP

Natalia Parkanzky, CNP received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Miami University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is a family nurse practitioner. Natalia grew up and currently resides on the west side of Cleveland. She enjoys encouraging patients of all ages to maintain a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise and a balanced diet. She speaks Spanish and Ukrainian. Her outside hobbies include running, baking desserts, and dancing and singing with her children.

Tina Laisure, CNP In 2016, Tina Laisure, a certified nurse practitioner, joined the NFP staff. Her credentials include a master of science in nursing from Ursuline College and a bachelor of science in nursing from Regis University. She has experience as a family nurse practitioner and specializes in family medicine. Tina enjoys her job because she loves the challenge and the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

Tina Laisure, CNP

In 2016, Tina Laisure, a certified nurse practitioner, joined the NFP staff. Her credentials include a master of science in nursing from Ursuline College and a bachelor of science in nursing from Regis University. She has experience as a family nurse practitioner and specializes in family medicine. Tina enjoys her job because she loves the challenge and the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

Joannah Lynch, CNP Joannah Lynch, CNP received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Joannah speaks Spanish and enjoys providing the highest quality, culturally competent nursing care to all of her patients.

Joannah Lynch, CNP

Joannah Lynch, CNP received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Joannah speaks Spanish and enjoys providing the highest quality, culturally competent nursing care to all of her patients.

Certified Nurse Midwives

Ridge Community Health Center, Detroit Shoreway Community Health Center, Puritas Community Health Center 

Emily Sadri, CNM, WHNP Emily Sadri joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2016 as a certified nurse midwife. Emily received a bachelor of science in nursing from Lasalle University and completed a women’s health nurse practitioner program and nurse midwifery program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has clinical experience working as a midwife and registered nurse at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System and other hospitals and private practices. Emily travelled to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala to educate health workers and provide maternal-child healthcare. She has also taught yoga classes!

Emily Sadri, CNM, WHNP

Emily Sadri joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2016 as a certified nurse midwife. Emily received a bachelor of science in nursing from Lasalle University and completed a women’s health nurse practitioner program and nurse midwifery program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has clinical experience working as a midwife and registered nurse at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System and other hospitals and private practices. Emily travelled to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala to educate health workers and provide maternal-child healthcare. She has also taught yoga classes!

Kate Lawrence, CNM Kate Lawrence joined NFP in 2015 as a certified nurse midwife. Before joining our team, Kate worked as a clinical nurse at the Cleveland Clinic’s Family Birthing Center and a labor and delivery nurse at MetroHealth. Kate earned a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Akron and a master of science in nursing/nurse midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. Kate completed her nurse midwife clinical practicum at Paragon Health Associates. She also serves as a visiting professor-maternal child nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing and an adjunct clinical instructor of maternal child nursing at Cuyahoga Community College.

Kate Lawrence, CNM

Kate Lawrence joined NFP in 2015 as a certified nurse midwife. Before joining our team, Kate worked as a clinical nurse at the Cleveland Clinic’s Family Birthing Center and a labor and delivery nurse at MetroHealth. Kate earned a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Akron and a master of science in nursing/nurse midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. Kate completed her nurse midwife clinical practicum at Paragon Health Associates. She also serves as a visiting professor-maternal child nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing and an adjunct clinical instructor of maternal child nursing at Cuyahoga Community College.

Julie A. Kellon, CNM Julie Kellon, CNM joined Neighborhood Family Practice's Midwifery Program in January of 2009. Julie earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 1995 and master of science in nursing in 2000.  She completed her midwifery training at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. Julie is licensed as a Certified Nurse Midwife by the State of Ohio and a Member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.   

Julie A. Kellon, CNM

Julie Kellon, CNM joined Neighborhood Family Practice's Midwifery Program in January of 2009. Julie earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 1995 and master of science in nursing in 2000.  She completed her midwifery training at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. Julie is licensed as a Certified Nurse Midwife by the State of Ohio and a Member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. 

 

 
Emily Leslie, CNM Emily Leslie, CNM joined NFP in 2017. Her prior professional experience includes midwifery care at University Hospitals and Planned Parenthood. Emily earned her Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Midwifery from Case Western Reserve University. Her medical areas of interest include: pregnancy options, low-intervention childbirth, early pregnancy ultrasound, family planning and contraception . 

Emily Leslie, CNM

Emily Leslie, CNM joined NFP in 2017. Her prior professional experience includes midwifery care at University Hospitals and Planned Parenthood. Emily earned her Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Midwifery from Case Western Reserve University. Her medical areas of interest include: pregnancy options, low-intervention childbirth, early pregnancy ultrasound, family planning and contraception . 

Katy Maistros, CNM Katy Maistros, CNM is honored to be working with the family practice providers and fellow nurse midwives at Neighborhood Family Practice. Katy grew up in Hicksville, Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University with her bachelor of science in nursing, She was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1999 to 2001 in Turkmenistan, Central Asia. Katy graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a master of science in nurse midwifery. She currently lives on the west side of Cleveland with her husband and three sons. Her philosophy of care encourages women to recognize their highest potential for physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Katy's interests lie in low interventive childbirth, adolescent health, and family planning.

Katy Maistros, CNM

Katy Maistros, CNM is honored to be working with the family practice providers and fellow nurse midwives at Neighborhood Family Practice. Katy grew up in Hicksville, Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University with her bachelor of science in nursing, She was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1999 to 2001 in Turkmenistan, Central Asia. Katy graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a master of science in nurse midwifery. She currently lives on the west side of Cleveland with her husband and three sons. Her philosophy of care encourages women to recognize their highest potential for physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Katy's interests lie in low interventive childbirth, adolescent health, and family planning.

Medical Providers

Tremont Community Health Center

Chad Garven, MD, MPH Chad Garven, MD completed his undergraduate degree at Marquette University. He earned a master of public health and his medical degree from Wright State University. Dr. Garven completed his family medicine residency in 2015 at The Medical University of South Carolina and returned home to Cleveland to practice family medicine at Neighborhood Family Practice.

Chad Garven, MD, MPH

Chad Garven, MD completed his undergraduate degree at Marquette University. He earned a master of public health and his medical degree from Wright State University. Dr. Garven completed his family medicine residency in 2015 at The Medical University of South Carolina and returned home to Cleveland to practice family medicine at Neighborhood Family Practice.

Sharon Allen, CNP Sharon Allen, CNP earned her associate of applied science in nursing from Cuyahoga Community College, a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Akron, and a master of science in nursing from the University of California. Sharon has a strong interest in preventative care, patient education and community awareness.

Sharon Allen, CNP

Sharon Allen, CNP earned her associate of applied science in nursing from Cuyahoga Community College, a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Akron, and a master of science in nursing from the University of California. Sharon has a strong interest in preventative care, patient education and community awareness.

 

Medical Providers

Detroit Shoreway Community Health Center

Anne Wise, MD, MPH Anne Wise, MD received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by a fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Dr. Wise has practiced at Neighborhood Family Practice since 1995. Fluent in Spanish, her other interests include prison medicine, immigration policy, advocating for national health insurance and mystery novels (lots of them!).

Anne Wise, MD, MPH

Anne Wise, MD received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by a fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Dr. Wise has practiced at Neighborhood Family Practice since 1995. Fluent in Spanish, her other interests include prison medicine, immigration policy, advocating for national health insurance and mystery novels (lots of them!).

Joseph Labastille, MD Joseph Labastille, MD received his medical degree from the State University of Haiti. He has over 30 years of experience in family medicine.

Joseph Labastille, MD

Joseph Labastille, MD received his medical degree from the State University of Haiti. He has over 30 years of experience in family medicine.

Amy Ebbitt, CNP Amy Ebbitt, CNP received her bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Anthropology and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Amy has worked at Neighborhood Family Practice since 2009. Prior to working at NFP, Amy worked in Infectious Disease and Women’s Health at University Hospitals. Amy is committed to ensuring healthcare access for all. Amy enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.

Amy Ebbitt, CNP

Amy Ebbitt, CNP received her bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Anthropology and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Amy has worked at Neighborhood Family Practice since 2009. Prior to working at NFP, Amy worked in Infectious Disease and Women’s Health at University Hospitals. Amy is committed to ensuring healthcare access for all. Amy enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.

 

Medical Providers

Puritas Community Health Center

Debra Bowes, CNP Debra Bowes, CNP received her master of science in nursing from Ohio University. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from University of Akron. Debra has more than 20 years of clinical experience. Prior to joining Neighborhood Family Practice in 2017, Debra worked in various areas of the nursing field.

Debra Bowes, CNP

Debra Bowes, CNP received her master of science in nursing from Ohio University. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from University of Akron. Debra has more than 20 years of clinical experience. Prior to joining Neighborhood Family Practice in 2017, Debra worked in various areas of the nursing field.

James Diekroger, MD James Diekroger, MD graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York. His areas of interest include prevention and education, as well as integrative medicine. He speaks French and a little Spanish. He is married and enjoys disc golf, as well as movies and books, especially those that involve science fiction.

James Diekroger, MD

James Diekroger, MD graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York. His areas of interest include prevention and education, as well as integrative medicine. He speaks French and a little Spanish. He is married and enjoys disc golf, as well as movies and books, especially those that involve science fiction.

Katie Edwards, CNP Katie Edwards, MSN, APN received a Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University in 2012. Katie has over 10 years of clinical experience and works with Neighborhood Family Practice as a nurse practitioner.

Katie Edwards, CNP

Katie Edwards, MSN, APN received a Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University in 2012. Katie has over 10 years of clinical experience and works with Neighborhood Family Practice as a nurse practitioner.

Medical Providers

West 117th Community Health Center

Melanie Golembiewski, MD Associate Medical Director Melanie Golembiewski, MD received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her medical degree from Wright State University. She completed her family medicine residency program at University Hospitals and a preventative medicine fellowship with NFP. Dr. Golembiewski has a strong interest in maternal and neonatal care, global health and geriatrics.

Melanie Golembiewski, MD
Associate Medical Director

Melanie Golembiewski, MD received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her medical degree from Wright State University. She completed her family medicine residency program at University Hospitals and a preventative medicine fellowship with NFP. Dr. Golembiewski has a strong interest in maternal and neonatal care, global health and geriatrics.

Sasha Yurgionas, MD Sasha Yurgionas, MD received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her medical degree from the Latin American School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at MetroHealth in 2015 and now works at Neighborhood Family Practice’s W. 117 community health center.

Sasha Yurgionas, MD

Sasha Yurgionas, MD received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her medical degree from the Latin American School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at MetroHealth in 2015 and now works at Neighborhood Family Practice’s W. 117 community health center.

Aleksandra Rabinovich, CNP Aleksandra Rabinovich, CNP, holds a Master of Science in Nursing, and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Aleksandra has professional experience as a family nurse practitioner in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and has previous experience as an Emergency nurse in an urban trauma center. She has a passion for preventive care. Aleksandra speaks fluent Russian, and in her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing and spending time with her family.

Aleksandra Rabinovich, CNP

Aleksandra Rabinovich, CNP, holds a Master of Science in Nursing, and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Aleksandra has professional experience as a family nurse practitioner in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and has previous experience as an Emergency nurse in an urban trauma center. She has a passion for preventive care. Aleksandra speaks fluent Russian, and in her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing and spending time with her family.