Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
Meet our staff

Our staff is a family of compassionate, skilled professionals who listen to and love, laugh with and cry with, teach and learn from, believe in and appreciate the strong and resilient families we serve.
 
We recognize where they have been, accept them where they are, and have faith in where they have the potential to go. To learn more about our staff members, click on their names.

MEDICAL CLINIC
Arlesia Bailey
Mariela Hernandez-Bartolomei
Eunice Hobbs
WaKeisha McGee
Angela Mason
Tim Wyse
Ana Phommachanh
Happy Salinas-Santos
Rebecca Finkel
Shaquita Bell, MD
Leann Smith
Sylvia Bengisoy
Benjamin Danielson, MD
Happy Salinas-Santos, ARNP
M.A. Bender, MD, PhD
Ken Feldman, MD
Lenna Liu, MD, MPH
Jim Stout, MD,MPH
Seema Mhatre, LICSW, MPH
Jo Montgomery, ARNP
Gabrielle Seibel, ARNP
Antwanette Lyons
Crystal Lyons

DENTAL CLINIC
Kimberly Heeter
Clezetta Bardwell
Chris Delecki, DDS
Seok Bee Lim, DMD
Alberto Enrico, DDS
Geoffrey Greenlee, DDS, MSD
Yoo-Lea Yea, DDS, MSD

MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC
Megan Frye
Erin Grady
Mark Fadool, MS, LMHC
David Ingram, MSW, LICSW
Andrea Pascarelli, Psy.D.
Leafar Espinoza, PhD, MPH
Florence Smith
William French, MD

GARFIELD TEEN HEALTH CLINIC
Hope Lopez
Amy Andersen
Rosie Moore
Oriana Souers-Dilley


Benjamin Danielson, MD - Medical Director

Benjamin Danielson, MD
Medical Director

For Benjamin Danielson, working at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic is fulfilling a life-long dream of doing what he loves in a setting that he loves - practicing pediatric medicine in a diverse community where he knows his efforts make a difference.

Ben lived with this mother and his two siblings in a poor, inner-city neighborhood of Washington, D.C. before moving to a small Montana town as a teenager. He credits his mother with instilling in him and his siblings "a deep respect for the importance of education."

"I think she taught us not to just value the benefits of scholastic achievement, she also found a way to challenge us - even as kids - to think critically about things."

Thanks to her efforts, Ben would receive an excellent education, completing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. In college, he was drawn to science and also liked working with kids in low-income communities in his free time. He realized that he could combine his two passions by going into pediatric medicine, attending the University of Washington Medical School.

After completing his residency at Seattle Children's Hospital in 1995, Ben worked four different jobs simultaneously for the next four years, taking overnight shifts as an ER doctor at Children's, running a teen-based clinic, serving as an attending physician at Harborview and working at a clinic in White Center.

When Ben found out that a medical director position was opening at Odessa Brown, his great respect for the clinic's mission and work led him to pursue the job.

Ben and his wife, Kim, live near the clinic with their dog, Jolson.


"I don't know exactly how I got lucky enough to get to work here, but it has been my dream job. It is the most rewarding thing I could possibly imagine doing."



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