Dr. Van Ravenswaay spent his childhood in rural Alaska and is a UAA graduate. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and went to medical school (University of Washington School of Medicine) and residency (Ventura Family Medicine Residency) to train for broad-spectrum family medical care. After residency, he worked at a busy urgent care in California, serving families of agricultural workers. He returned to Alaska in July of 2018 to form a dedicated team to provide high quality medical care for Mountain View. Dr. Van Ravenswaay is married and has two children. He enjoys hiking and playing musical instruments.
Dr. Mendoza is board-certified in Family Medicine and has a wealth of medical and administrative experience and a big heart for service. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center for 3.5 years. He has also previously served at a combination urgent care / primary care clinic for agricultural workers in Washington state. He maintains a diverse clinical practice and can perform DOT physicals, treat Hepatitis C and substance use disorders, and perform Immigration Medical Exams. He is married with two children and enjoys hunting, fishing, and getting out into the Alaskan outdoors. Dr. Mendoza also is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Gregory Higgins is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a veteran, board-certified physician in the field of Emergency Medicine. He has extensive medical experience, including serving in leadership for outpatient clinics, hospitals, and emergency departments. He currently serves as Medical Director for Alaska Job Corps. He also volunteers for Alaska Workers Association – providing free healthcare to those without health insurance. Dr. Higgins is married and often travels to Africa to volunteer with his wife who is a registered nurse. He is an accomplished mountaineer and has been awarded the coveted Hoeman Award by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska.
Shigone is the granddaughter of Lena and John Albert from Fort Yukon, Alaska, and the daughter of Jeannie Wooderson and Michael Albert. She grew up in the Alaskan bush village of Aniak where she was a member of the Aniak Dragonslayers’ rural emergency response program. She continued her journey in medicine as a paramedic at Fulton County EMS and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She then spent several years as a paramedic serving overseas as military support in Kuwait and Iraq where she facilitated the on-base mass casualty response and training. She returned to her home state of Alaska and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage pre-PA program and served as a student facilitator for the Alaska Native Oratory Society. She graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX Physician Assistant program where she also served as the class Diversity Officer.
Deborah is "first and foremost an Alaska Native woman from Aleknagik in Bristol Bay Alaska." She was a health aide in Aleknagik for many years and graduated from the MEDEX Physician Assistant program in 2008 in Seattle as part of the Spokane class. She has worked at the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation in Dillingham, the Department of Corrections in Palmer, in the Yukon Kuskokwim delta region, and was faculty at the University of Washington’s PA program here in Anchorage. She has spent her career providing care to the underserved people of Alaska and looks forward to providing the highest quality care for the people of Mountain View.
Elaina Davis provides counseling support for teenagers, adults, and elders from all walks of life. She has experience helping those at-risk deal with traumatic experiences and abuse, as well as those struggling with substance use begin their recovery journey. Elaina has been helping others as a helping professional since 2016 and recently graduated with her master’s degree in 2021. She focuses her sessions on mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy. She believes that the key to healing is a motivation for change.
Casey McDevitt provides counseling support to both adolescents and adults from all walks of life. She has been working in the mental health field since 2009 and has master’s degrees in both mental health counseling and addiction counseling. She has experience with dual-diagnosis, crisis intervention, and chronic mental health issues. She enjoys helping others begin and maintain recovery from substances and work through traumatic experiences. Casey also has extensive experience and training in working with individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. She primarily uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and person-centered modalities in her sessions and believes that everyone has the capacity for growth and change.