Colleen A. Thompson FNP-BC
Colleen graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1989 with her Bachelors in Nursing and went on to work in trauma, surgical intensive care, open heart surgery and transplant before returning to school for her master’s degree. Colleen graduated from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia in 1995 with her Master’s in Nursing and a certification in Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified in nursing through the state of Florida and in family medicine through ANCC. Colleen has worked in family medicine and emergency medicine in the past and has been working in pediatrics since 1999. Colleen has over 22 years experience in medicine. Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and extended family. She also enjoys spending time with her church family, and watching her kids play sports.
Jessica E. Shotwell, CPNP a.k.a. Jessi
Jessi graduated with her Bachelors of Biological Science degree in 2001 from Florida State University. She returned to school and graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 with her Bachelors degree in Nursing and then in 2005 with her Master’s degree in Nursing, specializing in Pediatrics. Jessi has always worked in pediatrics, starting as a medical assistant at a pediatric office while attending school at Florida State. It was here that she realized that she would like to pursue becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner. Jessi has been working in pediatrics healthcare since 2000. Jessi enjoys playing with her three children and husband, being with her church family, and traveling and visiting with her extended family. Her interests include cooking, reading, watching movies, and playing board games.
Keri Southall, ARNP-DNP-CPNP-PMHNP
Keri began her nursing career as a certified nursing assistant, working in a pediatric primary care clinic in 2004. She earned her Registered Nurse license in 2007 and began working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, primarily with pediatric patients. She furthered her career by earning a Bachelors of Nursing from Florida State University in 2009. Keri earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in pediatric primary care as well as her Post-Doctorate in psychiatric mental health from the University of Florida in 2013.
She is licensed in Florida and dual certified by both the PNCB for pediatric primary care and the ANCC for psychiatric mental health. She enjoys her time with family and friends, as well as spending free time at the beach, crafting, and with her little dachshund.
Karen Marshall PA-C
Karen graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 with her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science. She returned to school and graduated in 2009 from Barry University with her Masters of Clinical Medical Science completing her degree for certified Physician Assistant. Karen has always loved working with children and has a passion for helping others. She prides herself in her work and her caring nature. Outside of work Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys spending time with her extended family, cooking and being outdoors.
April Lawson APRN, CPNP-PC, CLC
April is a graduate of USF with a Master’s degree in Nursing with a specialty in Pediatric Health. Her nursing career includes being a hematology/oncology nurse, labor and delivery nurse, and a nurse care coordinator for homeless women and children, and most recently a nurse for Wolfson’s Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Center. She is certified through the PNCB as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner, and she is also certified as a pediatric emergency nurse through the BCEN. Her training includes emergency nursing pediatric course (ENPC), trauma nurse core course(TNCC), pediatric advance life support(PALS), neonatal S.T.A.B.L.E. program. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor who provides clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation.
She has three grown children and currently resides in Orange Park, Fl with her husband and 2 cats and 1 dog. In her free time, she loves figure skating, backpacking and all things Disney.