Aviva Ariel, LCSW

Education University of Hawaii Clinic Maryvale I’ve always been interested in learning about why people do the things they do and make the decisions they make. That’s what lead me to a career in behavioral health. We’re all rowing the same boat and should be helping each other out. I learned about Mountain Park Health Center through recruitment. I worked … Read More

Annie Gipson, LCSW

Clinic: Maryvale I love people and have always been uncomfortable with situations that seem unfair. I couldn’t not do something, so I got into healthcare to help people advocate and stand up for themselves. The integrated healthcare model and Mountain Park Health Center is really special and something I hope everyone has the opportunity to be a part of some … Read More

Makenzie Brown, RD

I love working with people and for me, healthcare is a setting where I’m able to relate to people in a very personal way. This career allows me to really get to know my patients on an individual level. Mountain Park Health Center is especially great because of the integrated healthcare model. We have everyone on board. I always try … Read More

Delia Avelar, PsyD

Education:Argosy University Clinic: Maryvale I have been living in Phoenix for 18 years and it thrills me that I was able to find a job doing something I love here. I came to Mountain Park because I believe in our integrated care model and our focus on treating the whole person. I am bilingual as well which helps me to … Read More

Sharon Coleman, LCSW

Clinic: Maryvale I chose to go into healthcare because I saw a gap in the amount of people dealing with mental health issues and the amount of people getting the help they need. Not enough people reach out, so I wanted to be able to take services to them. That’s why I wanted to come work for Mountain Park. The integrated … Read More

Abigail Noblett, RD

I got into healthcare because I love nutrition and the idea that food can really affect your body. What you eat has a major impact on your health. I’m particularly interested in food allergies and diabetes. I love that Mountain Park makes this type of care really accessible with their integrated healthcare model. Most people haven’t seen a dietitian unless … Read More

Maria Talpos, RDH

EducationRio Salado ClinicMaryvale I am a big people person and I love doing things that benefit others. That’s why I got into healthcare. I worked with a few people who work for Mountain Park now before coming here and everyone always spoke so highly of it, so I decided to make the switch myself. I believe the more we can … Read More

Alexa Diaz, RD

Registered Dietitian Manager I grew up in Nogales, Arizona where my mother still lives. When I was young I wanted to be either an astronaut or a geologist, because I was fascinated by space and rocks.  I grew up in a high-risk population, with family members getting sick with heart disease and diabetes. I had a lot of interest in … Read More

Sarah Stookey, PhD

Integrated Behavioral Health Manager I grew up in Maryland, just outside of DC. From a young age, I wanted to be a psychologist because we had a family friend who was, and I adored her. During my training, I became interested in the medical side of psychology through working with older adults and seeing how their medical issues impacted their … Read More