Crown Health has grown out of the experience of a decade of delivering care to seniors both in a clinic setting and mobile in home care. Patient centered primary care for seniors means “traveling medical practitioners” come to you. For those for whom a trip to the doctors office is difficult and often results in delayed care that can turn into ER visits or even hospital stays, Crown Health provides convenient care, in the context of the patient’s home so patient needs are assessed and managed within the context of daily living.

Dr. Raymond Hutson, DO, Internist
Associate Medical Director

Dr. Raymond Hutson, DO

Residency: Texas Tech Health Science Center, branch campus, Amarillo, TX. Internal Medicine. 1986-1990

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, North Texas State University, 1982 – 1986.

Undergraduate Studies: B.A. Psychology, Central Washington University, 1976 & B.S. Biology, Central Washington University, 1981

Medical Technologist: ASCP, Central Washington University, 1979.

Graduate Studies: Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Queens University of Charlotte, Sept 2004 – January 2006.

Hobbies / Interests: Creative Writing (fiction), photography, wood-working, bicycling, target shooting, cooking, downhill skiing, canoeing/kayaking

Bio: Dr. Hutson was in private practice with the Wenatchee Valley Clinic for 15 years, cared for a large nursing home population in Moses Lake WA, and has worked in a variety of Emergency rooms around eastern Washington.

Traci Mancuso, ARNP, FNP, WCC
CEO / Medical Director

Traci Mancuso, CEO, Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner

Trained at: Washington State University-Masters of Science in Nursing

Graduating Year: 2004

Board Certified in: Family Nurse Practitioner

Bio: Traci attended the University of Washington where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2002. She earned her Master of Science degree in nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner track from Washington State University in 2004. Traci has completed several post-Masters degree credits towards a Doctorate in Nursing which she expects to complete in the near future.

Traci has worked for the past 13 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In recent years, Traci’s focus has been on the care of geriatric and homebound patients.  She has helped pioneer two clinics that bring mobile Primary Care Services to homebound patients in private homes, Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Residential Care Facilities in the greater Spokane and Seattle areas. Much of her career has been devoted to working with vulnerable populations including homeless, developmentally disabled and elderly patients. Her experience also includes working in emergency medicine as a Nurse Practitioner for over 5 years.  Traci is certified in Wound Care and Diabetic Wound Management which enhances her ability to deliver comprehensive care to the vulnerable patients for whom she attends.

Traci lived in Salamanca Spain where she became fluent in Spanish. She was also honored as the Citizens of the World Scholar at the University of Washington in 2001 where she had the opportunity to work in Trujillo Peru with indigent and poverty stricken populations. In 2004, Traci was named the Anderson Family Scholar for academic excellence at Washington State University.

Traci’s philosophy is to always serve patients with an open and understanding heart. Traci’s moto is “meet patients where they are.” She believes compassion starts with respect for everyone regardless of ethnicity, developmental status or creed. Traci’s goal is to provide top quality, value & evidence based, patient centered and compassionate care. She believes this will foster the type of value-based care every patient needs and truly desires.

In her spare time, Traci likes to spend time with her husband Scott, four children, cat and hamster. She also enjoys riding her Harley Davidson cruiser alongside her husband on road trips, traveling, exercising and trying new cuisine.

Laura Uhlmansiek, MSN, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC (Uhl-man-seek)

Laura Uhlmansiek

Trained at: Marquette University – Masters of Science in Nursing

Board Certified in: Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Bio: Laura attended Marquette University College of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she earned a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is a board certified nurse practitioner in both adult and geriatric primary care. She is passionate and dedicated to providing high quality, holistic, care to the underserved and vulnerable patient populations. She strives to enhance patient outcomes and improve the quality of life of her patients through the delivery of compassionate and individualized care.

During her ARNP preceptorships through Marquette University, Laura got the opportunity to work with the organization Community Care Inc., where she provided primary care to frail elders and adults with disabilities in the home and community setting with the mission to prevent unnecessary nursing home placement and trips to the emergency room. She also has experience working one-on-one with a diabetes specialist where she effectively managed and provided diabetes care for both type 1 and type 2 diabetic with complex health issues.

In addition, she has worked the ambulatory/urgent care setting as a registered nurse for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Here, she gained vast experience in the treatment and management of both acute and chronic illness in a wide array of patient populations.

Laura also has a Bachelors degree in psychology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing.

As a northwest native, Laura is excited to be back in Washington and to be part of the unique, high caliber care team that is Crown Heath “Medical House Call Service”.

Chantel Yuong, MSN, ARNP, AGPCNP-C

Chantel Yuong

Trained at: Seattle University- Masters of Science in Nursing

Board Certified in: Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Bio: Chantel attended Seattle University and completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing specializing in adult and geriatric primary care. She is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Chantel is passionate about serving diverse, vulnerable, and geriatric populations by being an advocate for her patients.

Chantel’s ARNP clinical experience at Seattle University include rotations in adult primary care, geriatric primary care, and orthopedics. She gained knowledge in managing patients with complex health needs and effectively provided care to patients through acute illness treatment, chronic disease management, primary care prevention, and medication reconciliation for the elderly. Chantel also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University where she was a National Dean’s List Recipient. Upon completion of her undergraduate career, Chantel was interested in applying the knowledge she learned about biological sciences within a health care context. The combination of Chantel’s passion for science and people lead her to become a nurse practitioner.

Chantel is a Washington native who loves the Pacific Northwest. She is happy to be a part of the Crown Health team, and is excited to serve the local community. Her goals are to provide high quality patient centered health care that encompasses evidence based practice, along with compassion and bed side manners. She strives to promote optimal health and quality of life.

In her spare time, Chantel likes to hike, exercise, taste new cuisine, and spend time with her family and friends.

Sarah Villacorta, MSN, ARNP, AGPCNP-C

Sarah Villacorta

Trained at: Seattle University- Masters of Science in Nursing

Board Certified in: Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Bio: Sarah graduated from Seattle University with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She has a passion for geriatrics, which inspired her to specialize in adult and gerontology primary care. Her ARNP clinical rotations at Seattle University included specialty fields such as cardiology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, and both short and long term care in skilled nursing facilities. These rotations imparted valuable insight into the complexities, management, and conditions commonly affecting geriatric patients.

Sarah holds a Bachelors of Science degree in biology from the University of Washington. It was at the University of Washington in Seattle that Sarah began her research career. She first started as a research assistant in the Department of Family and Child Nursing and later became a research coordinator in the Department of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. For over five years, she facilitated clinical trials focused on preventing infectious diseases in solid organ transplant patients.

Her research experience sparked her interest in nursing by desiring to expand her knowledge about the health and illness continuum while developing sustained relationships with patients to facilitate their optimal health. She endeavors to use research and the best evidenced based practice to ensure the highest quality of patient care while providing comprehensive and respectful care.

Sarah is a native Washingtonian and has spent over the past twenty years in the Peninsula area. She is excited to serve the community in which she has lived for so many years.

Karla C. Ballew, MSN, ARNP, AGNP-C

Karla C. Ballew, MSN, ARNP, AGNP-C

Trained at: Seattle University – Masters of Science in Nursing

Graduating Year: 2011 (MSN), 2018 (DNP, anticipated)

Board Certified in: Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Bio: Karla attended the University of Washington, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences with emphasis in Communication Disorders. She also attended Seattle University, where she completed a Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Adult and Gerontology Primary Care. The underpinning of her career commenced when she began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant during her undergraduate years at the UW. Her affinity and passion for geriatric medicine continued to be nurtured while working as a Charge Nurse, RN in the post-acute and urgent care settings.

Karla is an avid learner and has a genuine passion for providing quality care for the frail and vulnerable populations. Her commitment in providing her patients with evidence-based practice care was the reason for her desire to return to academia to complete her terminal degree as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Her Doctoral research will focus on the implementation of a caregiver education module that focuses on how to provide holistic/evidence-based care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease residing in adult family homes. Karla has a special commitment to treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, cardiovascular disease, and palliative care.

Karla has dedicated her life’s work in serving the frail and elderly. She is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Her philosophy of care includes formulating a cohesive partnership with each patient to ensure that the care they receive meets their personal goals. Karla believes that patients have the right to be well-informed of their care, and feels that it is invaluable to have open/fluid conversations with patients and their family members. Compassion, encouragement, patience, and respect are the principles that guide Karla’s practice.

When Karla is not caring for her patients, she values spending time with her husband, Jason, daughter, parents, younger brother, and two papillons. She also likes to sing karaoke, try new ethnic cuisines, cooking, traveling, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Amy Warner, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C

Amy Warner

Trained at: South University– Masters of Science in Nursing

Graduating Year: 2011 (BSN), 2016 (MSN)

Board Certified in: Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Bio: Amy attended The University of Alabama, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011. She also attended South University, where she completed a Master of Science in Nursing specializing in family primary care in 2016. She is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Amy has worked in many areas of the medical field, including as a medical records clerk, receptionist, nursing assistant, bedside nurse, charge nurse, and nursing student instructor. The bulk of her nursing career has been completed in critical care, including cardiac, surgical, and medical critical care units. As a bedside nurse in critical care, she became passionate about preventing complications of common medical conditions and caring for geriatric patients. She recognized that many of the patients in critical care had conditions that could be easily treated in an outpatient setting, which may have led to better outcomes for the patient. After this realization, she decided to pursue her MSN to become a primary care nurse practitioner.

Amy is passionate about providing compassionate and quality care to her patients. She believes every patient has the right to be involved in his or her care and to feel empowered to make informed healthcare decisions with his or her healthcare provider. She strives to improve the quality of the care of her patients by ensuring individualized treatment for each patient that is holistic and evidence-based.

Amy is married to her husband of three years, Jeremy, and is expecting their first child later this year. She is new to Washington, and she is enjoying exploring the area through day excursions and hiking. She enjoys cooking new dishes, traveling, and relaxing with her Maltese and two cats.

Kathryn Anderson, MSN, ARNP, AGPCNP-C

Kathryn Anderson

Trained at: Seattle University – Master of Science in Nursing

Board Certified in: Adult and Geriatric Primary Care

Bio: Kathryn completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Seattle University for adult and geriatric primary care. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honors society. Kathryn also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Bastyr University and is an avid proponent of health and wellness through food and exercise for people all sizes, conditions and stages of life.

Kathryn’s ARNP clinical experience at Seattle University includes adult and geriatric primary care, primary care for outpatient mental health clients; and primary care for sub-acute and skilled nursing facilities where she gained knowledge in complex multi-diagnoses and polypharmacy management. Prior to completing her Master’s, Kathryn worked as a medical records file clerk and a CNA allowing her a broad perspective of health care practice and administration.

While working as a CNA she became aware of discrepancies in communication and poor continuity of care between many of her residents and their primary care providers. With that influence, Kathryn has dedicated her education and practice to providing comprehensive care and advocacy for seniors, persons with dementia and other vulnerable populations.

Kathryn is a native Seattleite and has lived most of her life in the Seattle area. She credits her passion for working with the elderly to her grandparents, who were always her babysitters as a child, and her passion as a practitioner to her mother who is a dedicated hospice nurse. In her spare time, Kathryn likes to ride bicycles with her partner Rob and her cycling team. She loves cooking, playing music with friends, hiking and hanging out with her greyhound Uma.

Rachael Breeden, Director of Operations

Rachael BreedenTrained at: Green River Community College. Associates in Business Administration

Bio: Rachael Breeden grew up in Covington WA. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she is eager to serve the vulnerable and less fortunate populations in the local area. Rachael worked 2 years in an urgent care clinic and then moved into the medical billing side for 5 years. Rachael has over 20 years of Office Management experience.

Rachael understands the difficulties of getting cognitively impaired, non-ambulatory residents to the Doctor’s office. She is very excited to be a part of Crown Health where she can assist patients, caregivers and families with similar challenges. Rachael looks forward to serving patients as a key member of the Crown Health integrated care team.

BobbieJo Covey, Executive Assistant to the Medical Director

BobbieJo CoveyBio: BobbieJo Covey has spend a majority of her life living in the Enumclaw and Buckley area with her husband Tad and their two kids, Elle and Carson. BobbieJo has over 16 years of experience working in the medical field managing a chiropractic office and over 10 years experience working in the personal injury and insurance industry.

She takes pride in delivering excellent patient care and always providing outstanding customer service. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping and helping in youth ministry.

BobbieJo is very excited to be part of the growing team at Crown Health and to apply her experience, her passions and her enthusiasm to serve others.

Jessica Reamer, CMA

Jessica ReamerBio: Jessica comes to us after obtaining her Medical Assistant Certificate along with her Associates Degree. Her extensive customer service background along with her phlebotomy skills are enabling us to extend our patient care program. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her new husband. She is a valuable member of our team!

Ashton Stringer, CMA

Ashton StringerCertified in: Certified MA, MA-P

Bio: Ashton was a CNA for 1 year and went back to school for Phlebotomy. After working as a phlebotomist for 2 years, she returned to school to become a CMA.

Ashton graduated from Anthem College for Medical Assisting in 2013 and has worked in Cardiology, Endocrinology, GI, obstetrics, pediatrics, and family practice. She’s is a mother of two and loves to spend quality time with her family.

She takes pride in her position as a medical assistant at Crown Health. Ashton is here to try her best, to make people feel better about their situation and attend their needs.

Alexis Elton, CMA

Alexis EltonCertified in: Certified MA

Bio: Alexis is a graduate of Pima medical institute where she was on the honor roll. Alexis has a wide array of experience that includes pain management, urgent care, primary care, pediatrics and pediatric urgent care.
Alexis became a medical assistant because she has a passion for helping others and wants to assist in helping patients attain healthy outcomes.

Alexis was drawn to Crown Health because of the “family type” atmosphere, as well as to the overall mission of serving vulnerable patients in the comfort of their home. Alexis has a passion for serving patients in this non-traditional setting. Alexis feels grateful to be part of this great team!

Alexis is from Buckley WA and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiancée and two boys, 4 years and 7 months old. They love to be outside when the weather is nice and go exploring new parks and trails together.

Jennifer Santiago, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Santiago

Bio: Jennifer is a Washington native who has found passion in the healthcare industry. She has worked in the administrative department at skilled nursing facilities for nearly 20 years. Her experience ranges from Payroll and Accounts Payable, to Medical Billing and has been working as a Billing Consultant for the last 5 years.

Jennifer prides herself on delivering excellent customer service to the clients we serve and demonstrates patience and compassion to our caregivers, families, and patients. She is eager to learn the varying aspects in her role as Administrative Assistant and is excited to be a part of the Crown Health team.

Jennifer loves spending time with her husband of 20 years, Ruben, her son and daughter, and their dog, Karma. She enjoys spending time with her extended family and traveling to Guatemala to visit family there. She enjoys reading, swimming, singing, and spending time at the ocean.