Meet Our Team
APRN and Founder
Founder and President of Mobile Healthcare Providers Northwest, Mary obtained her Masters and FNP degrees from Rockhurst College in Kansas City in 2004. Her experience as a FNP encompasses internal medicine, family practice, urgent care, hospitalist, nephrology, as well as hospice and palliative care. She grew up taking care of seniors and knew at a very young age that she wanted to devote her life to taking care of others. Prior to becoming a FNP she practiced as a RN from 1995-2004, in all of the critical care arenas as well as administration.
LPN and Co-Founder
Co-Founder. Gary obtained his degree from Concorde Career College in 2011. His experience has been focused in the post acute care and senior care arenas.
Karrie enjoys spending time in the Pacific Northwest with her three children and husband, Jeff. They enjoy exploring the outdoors and lakes, taking their crazy Labradors on hikes, watching their sons play sports, and their daughter as Miss Washington, 2019.
Karrie has received two undergraduate degrees along with her Master’s degree as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner at Gonzaga University with honors in 2018. She has experience working with patients in all areas of primary, family and geriatric care. She likes to emphasis education aimed at proper health and wellness for disease prevention, and management for a long healthy life. Karrie is also an advocate for the elderly. She strongly feels as a person approaches the end of their life, it is important to assist them with palliative and Hospice care.
Mara is a Board-Certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She became a Registered Nurse in 2005 and a Nurse Practitioner certified in adult/gerontology in 2017. She completed her nurse practitioner clinical practicum in primary and palliative care. She is currently pursuing her ultimate degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice.
As a nurse practitioner, Mara has experience in primary care with a focus on the care of older adults and lifestyle medicine. She has extensive nursing experience in acute care and surgical nursing, including orthopedic, stroke, and cardiac care. She spent several years as a professor of medical-surgical nursing for RN students.
Mara's professional interests include preventative and lifestyle medicine, palliative care, and gerontology. She is a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon, Oregon Nurses’ Association, and the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Personally, Mara is married with two children. As a family, they love camping and fishing throughout the Pacific NW. Mara is an avid quilter and enjoys all types of crafts. She has a passion for learning and reading.
Rachel Freer is the office manager at Mobile Healthcare Providers Northwest, where she is in charge of the revenue cycle, from filing claims with insurance companies to processing the payments. She also registers patients and verifies eligibility and benefits with insurance companies.
Rachel has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. She earned her CPC in 2013 and served three terms on the board of the Olympia AAPC. Rachel also served on the Billing and Coding Advisory Board at South Puget Sound Community College, where she discussed the development of the college’s Medical Billing and Coding certification program.
In her spare time, Rachel is mom to a teenager, and a Masters in Counseling student at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Wa. She enjoys making things with her hands and tending to her little urban farm.
Carla has been a medical assistant for 10 years. She has worked in family practice, internal medicine, and women's health for the expanse of her career.
Carla loves helping people and forming trusting, lasting relationships with her patients.
In her spare time she enjoys visiting her oldest child in Florida. Spending time with her children that live here, and spoiling her grandbaby bring her joy. She also enjoys crocheting, knitting, and stamping.
Her favorite outdoor activities include taking advantage of time to camp and hike. Her favorite place to relax is the beach.
Annalisa works as a Project Manager and assists the team at MHPNW in various aspects from building and maintaining the website, to other projects.
Having lived and worked in Southwest Washington the majority of her life, she truly loves this place and calls it home. Professionally, no matter the role she's worked, providing an excellent customer experience is her goal.
She is currently a cat-mom to two very purposeful and communicative cats. One of her biggest passions is helping others, and using her voice to speak for those who are vulnerable and/or elderly. She also enjoys singing, watching movies, reading fiction, and visiting her dad at his adult family home.
Dr. Daniel Roa
Dr. Daniel Roa is board certified in Adult Gerontology Primary Care. He received his Doctoral degree in Adult Nurse Practitioner with a focus in Gerontology from the University of Washington.
He works with older adults to empower them to understand their health status and engage in healthy behaviors. His focus promotes both their wellness and optimizes their quality of life. His passion in clinical care involves helping people manage their advanced chronic disease and serious illnesses in addition to tending to their mental health. He thrives on finding creative solutions to difficult to treat problems which often include other modalities and disciplines such as Eastern Medicine.
His clinical practice encompasses experience in long-term care, home-based care, inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, primary care, transgender care, addiction medicine and mental health. He promotes an inclusive culture within the medical community, believing everyone should feel welcome to access care.
Daniel's welcoming attitude and diverse experience help him to better serve the health care needs of his patients.