Julia Page, Medical Interpreter
Julia was raised in Sonora, Mexico. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, Marketing & International Business Majors and a Minor in French. Julia has 15 years experience working at various industries such as, healthcare, tourism and Import/Export. Before moving to Reno she lived in Tucson, AZ where she spent seven years at Tucson Medical Center, southern Arizona's largest acute healthcare system. She developed and managed the first International/Language Services Department serving the needs of the Limited English Proficiency (LEP), American Sign Language patients, their families, and the clinical staff through face-to-face, over the phone, video remote interpretation and translation services. She also marketed TMC's services to physicians and consumers in Mexico (Inbound Medical Tourism) and coordinated international patient care. In 2012 she became a National, Spanish/English Certified Healthcare Interpreter through CCHI. Her passion is to facilitate communication for the LEP populations. She loves travelling, meeting people from different cultures and flamenco.
Kenia Somps, Medical Interpreter
Kenia was born and raised in Mexico City. She has a Bachelor's degree and Postgraduate studies in Marketing and Business Administration. She has experience in different fields including : Radio marketing, Advertising, Costumer Service (managing a call center), Insurance (training, events and seminars planer). Kenia moved to Reno, NV in 2005 and has worked as a facilitator for the WCSD and as an independent interpreter and translator. She become a Medical Interpreter and Translator in 2016. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls, yoga, traveling, reading and cooking.
Mario Gaspar de Alba, M.D., FAAP
Assistant Professor in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Mario J Gaspar de Alba is Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor and Division Chief of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. He is devoted to educating residents and medical students about appropriate early child development, recognition of deviance from expected, and the vital importance of early intervention and its impact on future quality of life issues. His main interests within the field of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics include autism, learning disabilities, and ADHD. Dr. Gaspar de Alba completed his pediatrics residency at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital in Albuquerque, NM during which time he became interested in the field of child development. He went on to complete his subspecialty in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Center for Development and Learning/Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of his subspecialty training he had the opportunity to participate in and complete the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training program and believes strongly that children with special health care needs are best served through interdisciplinary collaboration and a family focused approach. In the past he has been a speaker at several professional development and community meetings as well as parent organizations in an effort to improve interdisciplinary collaboration and strengthen family support. He continues to strive to create a culture of collaboration in his teaching responsibilities at the school of medicine and in the community.
Dr. Gaspar de Alba will be participating in monthly pediatric clinics at our facility! Dr. Gaspar de Alba will be seeing our children for autism assessment, FAS diagnoses, developmental delay, medically fragile, helping facilitate outside referrals to specialty out of state clinics, as well as collaborating with genetic clinics.
My name is Jackson Parker and I go to Spanish Springs High School . I am a Senior and will graduate this June 2018. I want to live with my best friend after graduation . I love to go riding dirt bikes . When I am not working I love to travel . My favorite places to travel are Bahamas, Yellowstone and Las Vegas . I love my job at Advanced Pediatric Therapies because I love kids!