About Us

Board of Directors

Jim Posey, JD

Senior Advisor

Brant Smith

President

Heather Smith, RN

Vice President / Treasurer

Jan Ilutsik, RN

Secretary

Management Team

Gregory Higgins, MD

Gregory Higgins, MD

Executive Director

A Word From Our Executive Director

“Hello Friends,

Thank you for your interest in our work!! Mountain View Urgent Care provides critical health care services to the most underserved area in Anchorage. We look forward to working with all who are committed to carrying on the mission of making compassionate, accessible, and affordable medical care available to everyone in our greater community.

Gregg Higgins”

Jon Van Ravenswaay, MD

Jon Van Ravenswaay, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Van Ravenswaay’s previous involvement in the non-profit sector includes working for Bristol Bay Native Association, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, and Alaska Children’s Service; and serving on the Board of Directors for Kids’ Corp and Dillingham Moravian Church.

Jessica Cabrera

Jessica Cabrera

Front Office Manager

Jessica runs the front office with style and professionalism. Our patients give her 5-star reviews for excellent customer service. Jessica also speaks Spanish.

Connie Quinoveva

Connie Quinoveva

Clinic Manager

Connie is a Certified Medical Assistant with 23 years of medical experience. With her wealth of knowledge and experience in primary care and urgent care, our patients can be confident that they are receiving the highest quality care.

Felicia Fleming, BHS

Felicia Fleming, BHS

Patient Relations Director

Felicia was born and raised in Alaska and has 12 years of experience working in health care. With her knowledge, confidence, and expert skills, she achieves the best care possible for our patients and community.

Vincia Timothy-Bruno

Vincia Timothy-Bruno

Business Manager

Vincia is a Business manager with over 10 years experience in business and Medical Billing management.

Carolyn Heyman, JD

Carolyn Heyman, JD

Legal Counsel

Physicians

Jon Van Ravenswaay, MD

Jon Van Ravenswaay, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Van Ravenswaay spent his childhood in rural Alaska and went to UAA for undergraduate education. 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. In 2018, Dr. Van Ravenswaay moved his family back to Alaska to start Mountain View Urgent Care – offering low-barrier medical care to all. Dr. Van Ravenswaay is married and has two children. He enjoys hiking and playing musical instruments.

Gregory Higgins, MD

Gregory Higgins, MD

Emergency Medicine

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.

Phillip Mendoza, MD

Phillip Mendoza, MD

Family Medicine

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.

Physician Assistants & Therapists

Shigone Beighle, PA

Shigone Beighle, PA

Physician Assistant

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 homestate 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.

Casey McDevitt

Casey McDevitt

Mental Health Therapist

Casey McDevitt provides counseling support to both adolescents and adults from all walks of life. She has experience with dual-diagnosis, crisis intervention, and chronic mental health issues. She has experience helping others begin and maintain recovery from substances and those working through traumatic experiences. Casey also has extensive experience and training in working with individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Casey has been working in the mental health field since 2009 and has master’s degrees in both mental health counseling and addiction counseling. 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.

Deborah Coolidge, PA

Deborah Coolidge, PA

Physician Assistant

I am first and foremost an Alaska Native woman from Aleknagik in Bristol Bay Alaska. I 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. I have 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. I have spent my career providing care to the underserved people of Alaska and look forward to providing the highest quality care for the people of Mountain View.

 

Elaina Davis

Elaina Davis

Mental Health Therapist

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.

Staff

Stephanie Lupie

Stephanie Lupie

Medical Office Assistant

Stephanie has 10 years of experience in healthcare. Born and raised in Bethel, Stephanie moved to Anchorage 2017.

Kisha Tuttle

Kisha Tuttle

CMA

Cindy Delos Santos

CMA

Faith Fanene

Faith Fanene

Medical Office Assistant

Faith works at the front desk and enjoys giving back to the community and helping others in need. Raised in Anchorage, AK she loves to go camping, hiking, and fishing.

Jim Lowe

Registered Nurse

Jim is a registered nurse originally from Columbus, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and has 20 years of Emergency Department nursing experience and 8 years of combined Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Neonatal Care experience. He serves as clinical skills trainer for our clinic support staff. He enjoys bicycle riding and reading.

Donalyn Calma

Donalyn Calma

Transcriptionist

Dona serves as a medical scribe for the clinic. She has experience working as a licensed pharmacist in the Philippines and enjoys serving the Mountain View Community. Dona also speaks Tagalog.

Janessa Moore

Community Health Worker

Majorie Almasco, Nurse

Remote Assistant

Khrislea Sapong, Nurse

Remote Assistant