Allison Gallo, DPNP, ARNP, PPCNP-BC
Allison Gallo joined our practice in 2023. She attended Case Western Reserve University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Washington. Allison knew from an early age that she wanted to work with children in the healthcare field. She enjoys caring for kids of all ages but has a special interest in neonates, infants, and toddlers. Allison lives with her husband and 2 bunnies, Gracie and Hopper. Allison and her husband both grew up in Ohio and share a passion for traveling all over the world. Allison also loves playing board games, cooking, and arts and crafts – one of her favorite projects is creating shadow boxes with souvenirs from their trips.
Richard Ripple, MD
My last 14 years I cared for a large population of farm worker families on the Central Coast of California, where I spoke Spanish 90% of the time. My enthusiasm for dealing with children and families has never dimmed through all the years of my practice. I find myself able to continuously improve my empathy and communication skills with children and families (English as well as Spanish).
I am especially adept with special needs children and have managed many children with behavior problems, mood disorders, developmental delays, autism, and attention deficit disorder. I do not shy away from complexity, and I really enjoy difficult problems and questions. I am comfortable with using medication where necessary for modification of neurologically based symptoms.
I have experience with the detailed evaluations required by impaired, learning disabled and disadvantaged children, and with participation in interdisciplinary management teams. Yet, I am a general pediatrician and enjoy the care of well babies and children, and no trouble striking up conversations with children and adolescents and parents. I consider the natural development of children to be a miracle.
Jessie Marks, DPNP-C, ARNP
Jessie Marks received her doctor of Pediatric Nursing Practice from University of Washington. She loves practicing in pediatrics because she feels this is an incredible journey where she can see children grow and can celebrate with families when children achieve developmental milestones. Supporting children and families to have optimal quality of life motivates her to work with families to find solutions to health issues. Children and their families are constantly teaching new things and as a provider in pediatrics, Jessie has been constantly amazed by the ingenuity, imagination, resiliency, and humor of children.
Jessie loves to spend time with her husband, two sons and their dog. They enjoy visiting various parks and beaches around the greater Seattle area. And Her family also loves hiking and spending time in nature through various travels. Jessie and her family love trying new restaurants and foods.
She is an alumna of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Christopher H. Cheng, MD, PhD, FAAP
Dr Christopher H. Cheng is is a Board Certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the medical director and of the funding provider. Through his professional career, Dr Cheng has lived, trained and practiced in many places throughout the country including Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Oregon and Ohio. From a very young age, team-based care has been a part of Dr. Cheng’s life. Being a general pediatrician, Dr. Cheng enjoys working with families and children by providing pediatric care to the youth of our community. As a pediatrician, he has been providing continuous medical services to our patients and communities with complete commitment, respect, and caring environment.