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Family Medicine Program Directors

Yo Kondo, MD

Residency Program Director, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Medical School: Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan
Residency (US): Providence St. Peter Family Medicine
Residency (Japan): Kitasato University Hospital, Anesthesiology, Saiseikai Utsunomiya Hospital, Internal Medicine and Radiology
Fellowship: FM Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Washington
Medical Acupuncturist
Academic appointments: Assistant Clinical Professor, UW Department of Family Medicine
Father of Four Girls

A mission trip to Bangladesh as an anesthesiologist changed Dr. Kondo’s vision to become a full scope family physician in 2002. After receiving board certification in anesthesiology, his passion towards care of disadvantaged populations and international medicine led him to change his entire career, to leave Japan and join St. Peter Family Medicine as a resident. He also pursued training in medical acupuncture and herbal medicine after graduating from family medicine residency. Dr. Kondo’s broad experience has brought unique skills and aspects to the program. He believes collaboration of Western and Eastern Medicine can give comprehensive, holistic care and enhance resident training. His particular interests in family medicine includes various procedures, point of care ultrasound (POCUS), obstetrics, acupuncture, international medicine and health care disparities. He is fluent in Japanese, and he is happy to speak to his Japanese patients in their first language whenever he gets the opportunity. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, skiing, photography, traveling, fishing, watching sports, reading and most importantly, spending time with his wife and four girls.

​Jeremy Eaton, DO

Associate Program Director; Osteopathic Track Director, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, and State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA
Residency: University of Wyoming Family Residency Program at Cheyenne, WY
Fellowship: University of Washington Family Medicine Faculty Development
Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Clinical Instructor Pacific Northwest University of Osteopathic Medicine

A Washington native, Dr. Eaton was born in the small farming/logging community of Enumclaw, Washington in the foothills of Mount Rainier. He is freakishly accurate with a splitting mall. His family was one of the founding families of Enumclaw, and the family still has homesteaded woodlands just outside the city filled with black bear, deer, bobcats, and a roving herd of elk. Following his love of the outdoors, Dr. Eaton started his career in outdoor education and organized camping. He received a Bachelors in Outdoor Recreation from Western Washington University in Bellingham. After several years of leading outdoor trips around the country, he eventually decided to return to academics to be near his future wife in New Paltz, New York, and completed a second Bachelors in Biology while completing pre-medical requirements. Dr. Eaton Attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA and then did his residency training at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Dr. Eaton returned to Washington to follow his passion for academic medicine. Currently he is the Associate Program Director, and he is primarily responsible for the curriculum. In addition, he heads the Osteopathic Track and is active in the WWAMI network as an Osteopathic Principles and Practice Instructor. His personal interests include spending time with his wife and 2 children, reading novels, playing drums, running, and fly fishing.


​Richard L. Brandt-Kreutz, MA, MSW, LICSW

Behavioral Science Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: Seattle Pacific University
Seminary: Fuller Theological Seminary, Masters in Theology
Graduate: California State University - Fresno, Masters in Social Work
Fellowships: Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship (BFEF), Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine.
Academic Affiliations: University of Washington Teaching Associate of Family Medicine, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, National Association of Social Workers. Chair of the University of Washington WWAMI Residency Network behavioral scientists group 2014 -2015.

Mr. Brandt-Kreutz joined St. Peter Family Medicine faculty in 2008 as a Behavioral Scientist. He is a clinician-educator who is the lead faculty for the Behavioral Health, Community Medicine and Ambulatory Medicine rotations. His clinical expertise includes integrated behavioral health care for all ages as well as behavioral and developmental pediatrics. His educational expertise includes clinical communication skills, behavioral health skills for primary care, motivational interviewing and care integration with community resources. His prior research include a survey of practicing physicians in Washington State on behavioral science priorities in resident education. He is committed to resident wellness and helps lead the wellness and spirituality curriculum. His career and service spans decades beginning in 1989 with homeless families and, continuing to this day, committed to social justice. He is married to Betsy and they have two adult children and two grandchildren. He enjoys any activity with his family, and loves traveling, exploring the world and spirituality. Since moving to Olympia (with some exceptions) he has bicycled 10 miles across town to work at least twice per week.

​Kevin Braun, MD

Family Medicine Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Tufts University College of Medicine
Residency: University of Minnesota, North Memorial campus
Fellowship: University of Washington Family Medicine Faculty Development Certificate Program
Academic Affiliations: Clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Kevin Braun is a teaching clinician who works with family medicine residents to help everyone reach their full potential. Dr. Braun specializes in outpatient family medicine with special interest in procedures, dermatology, and geriatrics. By focusing on the outpatient clinic, Dr. Braun can be exceptionally available to meet the needs of learning residents every day. He has earned teaching distinctions from residents including Excellence in Education and the Mitch Cohen Role Model awards. Dr. Braun is a native Oregonian, but has lived and studied in New England, Minnesota, and Alabama. Having achieved undergraduate degrees in the humanities, he brings appreciation for the breadth of expression patients and residents both bring to clinical medicine.

​Diana Currie, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Providence Medical Group, Medical Director of Quality Commissioner, Washington State Medical Commission
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA-Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles CA
Fellowship: Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Academic Affiliations: University of Washington Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinical Instructor

Dr. Currie has been teaching medical students and residents since 1997. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. She worked in the field of Artificial Intelligence in the Bay Area and volunteered at the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco during the 1980s. Her experience of the AIDS/ HIV epidemic altered her career path into medicine. She attended Harvard Medical School where she became interested in reproductive endocrinology and did research in the endocrinology of pregnancy and fellowship work in OB care for underserved, inner-city adolescents. This was the beginning of her longstanding fascination with hormones which encompasses the lifespan from puberty to menopause. With expertise in hormones and familiarity with gynecologic reconstructive surgery, she began treating gender non-conforming and transgender patients in 2000, long before there was a national spotlight on transgender people. Dr. Currie has presented her work in the field of transgender medicine at national medical conferences. She has given seminars in transgender healthcare and provided expertise and education for many organizations including the Washington Attorney General’s office and the American Catholic Healthcare Association. Dr. Currie advocates for equitable delivery of safe, high quality healthcare. Her philosophy is always to try to meet the patient where they are and help safely care for them on their unique journey, while teaching the next generation of physicians.

Julia Hamilton, DO

Family Medicine Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Central Washington Family Medicine – Ellensburg Rural Track
Fellowship: University of Washington Family Medicine Faculty Development Certificate Program
Academic Affiliations: University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Clinical Instructor

Born in Kirkland, Washington, to a first-generation immigrant mother from Taiwan and an American father, Dr. Hamilton grew up in Kirkland and Ketchikan, Alaska. She received her dual degree Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Music from University of Washington. While in undergrad, she worked as a certified nursing assistant as well as a summer camps teacher at Pacific Science Center. She also volunteered in various community service settings and in a lab exploring the progression of glioblastoma multiforme. While studying at Western University of Health Sciences to train in Osteopathic medicine, she balanced her time by living in a housing cooperative that prioritized sustainability. She was involved in school groups that contributed to community outreach, discussed health policy, as well as travelled to Haiti. She completed her residency at Central Washington Family Medicine Residency with service in Ellensburg and Yakima communities where she served as chief resident. Returning to the west side of the Cascade Mountains, she worked as a full-scope family physician and adjunct faculty before transitioning to teaching full-time in 2018. She has interests in all aspects of family medicine including inpatient medicine, obstetrics, Osteopathic medicine, family medicine residency training, as well as how to best serve our patients to improve health. Dr. Hamilton enjoys her time with her husband and three cats, gardening, kayaking, backpacking, hiking, playing music, and experiencing new things and different cultures.

Faith Heisler, MD

Inpatient Family Medicine Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Dr. Heisler grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia, hiking and getting rained on. After spending a year in Guyana, South America, she moved to Alberta for an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry while taking mountaineering courses in the nearby Canadian Rockies. While attending medical school, her passion for global health and for providing care in low-resource settings was fostered as she directed the University's mobile free clinic and spent her summer in rural Tanzania. Dr. Heisler believes that equity in access to health care, addressing the social determinants of health and treating the whole person in a primary care setting are the means by which we can truly make people and populations healthy. Dr. Heisler chose St. Peter Family Medicine for its full scope inpatient family medicine faculty and its commitment to its patients as a patient-centered medical home. Aside from medicine, she enjoys traveling to learn new cultures and foods, vegetable gardening, backpacking and rock climbing with her husband.

Claire Horn, DPT, FAAOMPT Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: University of Cape Town, BSc Physiotherapy
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Physical Therapy Residency Program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapist (FAAOMPT)
Post Graduate: Pacific University, Oregon, Masters of Science in Health Sciences
Post Graduate: University of Montana, Missoula – transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Post Graduate: University of Cape Town, PG Dip in Interdisciplinary Pain Management
Teaching experience / Academic: University of Stellenbosch, part time lecturer/ clinical instructor Masters in Orthopedic Manual Therapy program; South African Society of Physiotherapy Orthopedic Manual Therapy National course

Dr. Claire Horn, DPT has worked, studied and taught extensively in the field of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Manual therapy in South Africa and the USA. After furthering her academic education and career in the USA, living and working in several states, almost falling in love with California and not being able to leave, Claire and her small family returned to South Africa in 2001. There, Claire developed Physiotherapy Services for the community of Franschhoek in South Africa (both in private practice and community health projects) and was involved in Post-Graduate education for physiotherapists in Southern Africa. This time was a gift for her to spend with family in South Africa. Her family experienced some intense heat, a few wild animals, enjoyed raising small children and the time on the beaches near to Cape Town.

Claire was drawn back to the USA, specifically to Olympia, WA to take up the position of developing, teaching and further implementing the musculoskeletal component of the SPFM residency program. Teaching MSK skills in both assessment, clinical diagnosis and differential diagnosis is a longstanding interest, and it is exciting and challenging to be able to apply her knowledge base as a Physical Therapist to teach medical residents. Her primary goal is to enable the emerging medical resident to have confidence in the area of musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis to direct the appropriate care for the patient. The utilization of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, pain neuroscience education and exercise options to facilitate healing and return the patient to maximum possible physical health is the focus of her patient care management.

Claire and her husband Robert Mckay have brought their family to Olympia, WA to further the education of their 3 children, and themselves in the USA. They hope to explore and experience the great outdoors, wilderness areas and the sheer beauty of the PNW. It is an area of the world they have always wanted to experience. Claire says that the GREEN is overwhelming – possibly exaggerated after living in Sub-Sahara Africa for most of her life! She and her family are loving the seasons, the hiking, the lakes and the mountain biking trails. Snow and snow skiing have been quite the thrill and they look forward to more fun!

Ezekiel Melquist, MD

Pediatric Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

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T. Levi Lancaster, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Pharmacy Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: Union University, Jackson, TN
Pharmacy School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Residency: Pharmacy Practice PGY1 – St. Peter Hospital; Ambulatory Care PGY2 – St. Peter Family Medicine
Academic Affiliations: Clinical Instructor University of Washington Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, Clinical Instructor Washington State University School of Pharmacy, Clinical Instructor Pacific University School of Pharmacy

Dr. Lancaster serves as pharmacy faculty for the St. Peter Family Medicine medical residency program and is primary preceptor for the PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies. Originally from Tennessee, Dr. Lancaster moved to the Pacific Northwest after pharmacy school to continue his education through residency training. He is board certified in both pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care. His professional interests include diabetes, dyslipidemia, and population health. He volunteers for Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes, which provides a safe summer camp experience for kids with Type 1 Diabetes under the supervision of medical staff.

Kari Lima, MD

Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine Faculty; Medical Student Clerkship Site Co-Director, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Medical School: Loma Linda University, CA
Residency: St. Peter Family Medicine
Other training: UW Family Medicine Faculty Development Certificate Program; ABPM board certification in addiction medicine
Academic Appointments: Clinical Instructor, UW Department of Family Medicine, Faculty, PNWU

Dr. Lima enjoys practicing full-spectrum family medicine including inpatient medicine and obstetrics, and her area of special interest is addiction medicine for which she attained board certification in 2019. In her teaching capacity, she enjoys watching residents flourish and become independent, and also enjoys assisting residents in accomplishing their learning goals. Dr. Lima enjoys working with patients to achieve their health goals and finds it rewarding to see the impact of health improvements on patients’ lives. She enjoys behavioral health, procedures, and pediatrics and incorporates whole-person care and social determinants into her office visits. Her goal in her faculty role is to continue serving disadvantaged populations within the clinic but also find ways to more effectively improve health for marginalized populations who are not routinely accessing medical care. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and reading with her husband and three energetic girls. Someday she would like to improve her telescope skills and renew her interest in astronomy.

Carl Ott, MD

Internal Medicine Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: Washington State University, Philosophy/Microbiology
Medical School: University of Washington MD
Residency: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals Internal Medicine

Dr. Ott grew up in Pulman, Washington, and he worked in primary care internal medicine for 10 years and then as a hospitalist for 10 years. In 2011, he became faculty at St. Peter Family Medicine Residency, and he currently splits his time between the residency and an Indian Health Service (IHS) site at Squaxin Island Tribal Clinic in Shelton, Washington. His primary clinical interests are hospital medicine and addiction medicine. When Dr. Ott isn’t working, he enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, gardening, and beachcombing.

Glenda Waller, ARNP

Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: University of Washington, Tacoma WA
Graduate School: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
Specialized Trainings/Certifications: MAT waiver course
Fellowship: Madigan Faculty Development
Affiliations: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, University of Washington Associate Faculty, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner-Family, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, The ARNPs United of Washington State.

Mrs. Waller grew up in Southern California. She earned her ADN/RN in Long Beach California at the age of 23, then subsequently worked as an RN in Oncology, Medical/Surgical and Home Health. She and her family later moved to Washington State where she was employed as a School Nurse for the Yelm School District. After several years with the Yelm School District, Mrs. Waller went back to school and successfully earned her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing. She began working with St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2010. She believes in caring for the underserved, uninsured and delivering cost effective medical care with emphasis on health promotion. She is passionate about building trusting relationships and promoting a team-based approach to care, where patients feel comfortable expressing and engaging in aspects of their treatment. In her free time, she enjoys home improvement projects, gardening, traveling and trying new restaurants and exploring new food options—she pretty much is a foodie. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and friends.

Mary Zozaya, ARNP

Lifestyle Medicine Faculty, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine

​Undergraduate: Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) from Seattle University, Seattle Washington
Graduate: Master of Nursing (MN) from University of Washington, School of Nursing
Graduate in process: Master of Health Administration (MHA), University of Providence, Missoula, Montana
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Certification: Nurse Coach-Board Certified from American Holistic Nursing Association (AHNA).
Academic Affiliations: University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Clinical Instructor

Born in Zaragoza, Spain and immigrated to the USA as an infant, Mary grew up with Spanish Basque customs and language. Raised in a Spanish speaking home, in a tight-knit farming community, she learned the meaning of hard work and working together, which took root as a way of life. She initially earned a Bachelor’s of Nursing (BSN) from the Jesuit institution, Seattle University followed by a Masters of Nursing (MN) from the University of Washington with subsequent board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her values of striving for excellence, serving with compassion and fostering a culture of inclusivity and kindness is in alignment with those of Providence St. Joseph Health. She has over 30 years of nursing experience in the inpatient and outpatient setting in clinical and non-clinical roles. She brings a wide lens to the delivery of health care. Her passion for learning, teaching and growing is why she has chosen St. Peter Family Medicine Residency as the environment to do that. Here she has been able to collaborate with like-minded colleagues to innovate and focus on continuously improving on the delivery of patient-centered care using interdisciplinary models of care. This is foundational to keeping up with the changes in healthcare. Highlights have been getting published and presenting at STFM and the European Nursing Summit. Her greatest reward in life has come about from being a parent (a wild and unpredictable ride). She also enjoys outdoor activities like gardening, kayaking, and walking chats with friends and family.