Support Staff

Known for their experience, skill, and commitment to individualized patient care, our surgical support staff are key members of our patient care team, and major contributors to the outstanding continuity of care for which we are known.

Kimberly Scaia, ARNP Kim earned her Master’s in Nursing from Seattle University and joined Surgical Associates in 2012 as a Surgical 1st Assist. She has transitioned to clinical practice and currently serves as our Clinical Manager. In addition to her work with Surgical Associates, Kim volunteers at the Olympia Free Clinic where she provides medical care for acute injury and illnesses to those without insurance. Kim is a caring provider and enjoys spending time with patients and their families to help them better understand their care. "I feel lucky to work with such a competent and compassionate group of surgeons."  


Kimberly Scaia, ARNP
Kim earned her Master’s in Nursing from Seattle University and joined Surgical Associates in 2012 as a Surgical 1st Assist. She has transitioned to clinical practice and currently serves as our Clinical Manager. In addition to her work with Surgical Associates, Kim volunteers at the Olympia Free Clinic where she provides medical care for acute injury and illnesses to those without insurance.

Kim is a caring provider and enjoys spending time with patients and their families to help them better understand their care. "I feel lucky to work with such a competent and compassionate group of surgeons."

 

  Vanessa Franson, ARNP Since graduating From Seattle University's School of Nursing, Vanessa has worked as a Surgical 1st Assist, joining the team at Surgical Associates in late 2016. Prior to her medical career, Vanessa worked as an Expedition Leader and Mate with American Safari Cruises bound for Alaska and Mexico. Her duties included establishing and implementing safe practices such as emergency medical response protocols.  In addition to her medical and educational responsibilities, she also obtained a USCG 100 Ton Captain's License. Vanessa is a genuine, kindhearted practitioner, bringing warmth and compassion to patient care.  

 

Vanessa Franson, ARNP
Since graduating From Seattle University's School of Nursing, Vanessa has worked as a Surgical 1st Assist, joining the team at Surgical Associates in late 2016. Prior to her medical career, Vanessa worked as an Expedition Leader and Mate with American Safari Cruises bound for Alaska and Mexico. Her duties included establishing and implementing safe practices such as emergency medical response protocols.  In addition to her medical and educational responsibilities, she also obtained a USCG 100 Ton Captain's License.

Vanessa is a genuine, kindhearted practitioner, bringing warmth and compassion to patient care.