We are dedicated to serving your health care needs. Our professional staff includes family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Our providers treat people of all ages and have a caring and compassionate bedside manner.
Andrew Ropp, MDMedical Director & Family Physician (Primary & Urgent Care)
Dr. Andrew Ropp is the co-founder and Medical Director of Aspen Medical Center. He is a board-certified family physician who does primary care and urgent care. He also enjoys international volunteering, soccer, backpacking, and spending time with family and friends.
Joanna AnayaOperations Manager
Joanna Anaya is the co-founder and Operations Manager at Aspen Medical Center in Santa Fe and Aspen Urgent Care in Española, NM. Her responsibilities include ensuring that the ins and outs of both facilities are operating smoothly. She has an extensive background in the medical field dating back to 1982. Her experience ranges from sales and customer service, to radiology, and management. When she is not at work, Joanna enjoys being outdoors in her beloved hometown of Santa Fe, as well as spending time with her family and her three dogs.
Kaileigh Cera, FNP-BCFamily Nurse Practitioner (Urgent Care)
Kaileigh Cera graduated from Maryville University and is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Ohio, Kaileigh moved to Santa Fe July 2014 and has been enjoying all of New Mexico's treasures since. When she is not working at Aspen seeing primary and urgent care patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs outdoors camping, fly fishing, golfing, reading, cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes, and spending time with friends.
Tim Gannon, PA-CPhysician Assistant (Urgent Care)
Tim was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM and is proud to serve his community as best he can. He attained an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in Environmental Studies and his Physican Assistant degree from the University of New Mexico. When not working as an Urgent Care provider at Aspen Medical Center's Santa Fe and Espanola clinics, Tim can be found mountain biking, running, rafting, hiking, fishing, camping, visiting with friends and family, reading, and catering to the needs of his 110 lb dog.
Gina C Ortiz, MPAS, PA-C, FAWMPhysician Assistant (Urgent Care)
Gina graduated from the University of New Mexico Physician Assistant Program. She has also completed a fellowship in wilderness medicine through the Wilderness Medical Society in 2011. Gina currently works as an Urgent Care provider at Aspen Medical Center's Espanola and Santa Fe clinics. In her free time, she loves learning new things, spending time outdoors trail running with her pups, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snowboarding, and mountain biking.
Patsy Verzino, CFNPFamily Nurse Practitioner (Urgent Care)
Patsy Verzino has been in healthcare for over 16 years, five of those years were spent as a Navy Officer as an ER nurse. She graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of New Mexico in 2012. When she is not working at Aspen Urgent Care, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing soccer, staying active and sewing.
Tina Mier, FNPFamily Nurse Practitoner (Urgent Care)
Tina Mier graduated from The University of Saint Francis and is board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She moved to Santa Fe about ten years ago and enjoys the unique patient population and all Santa Fe has to offer. She has experience in all areas of medicine including pediatrics, geriatrics, inpatient and outpatient services. When she's not seeing Urgent Care patients at Aspen Medical Center she enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.
Katheeen Prioleau-Lee, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner (Urgent Care)
Kathleen "Kat" is a Certified Nurse Practitioner. She loves to provide care to those in need! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, visiting the zoo, reading, and traveling.
Mary Ellen Lopez, MSN-FNP-BSMSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (Primary )
Mary Ellen Lopez is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, and has been practicing medicine in her community for almost 20 years. She's a native of Santa Fe. It's her life's work to keep her community healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Mary Ellen speaks Spanish. She is accepting new and returning patients. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also has taught fitness classes for her community for over 10 years. She values the importance of keeping our whole bodies healthy with nutrition, exercise, and she would love to help you get your body back into good health or help you maintain your current healthy state.
Jaqueline Fernandez-Quezada, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner (Primary & Urgent Care)
Jaqueline was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved here in 1998. She has been a nurse for 14 years, and a FNP. for 2 years. She attended U.N.M. for education. She has worked various different nursing positions over the years. 9 years of ICU, 3 years of Flight Nurse, and School Nurse. She loves working as a primary care provider and focusing on preventive medicine. She enjoys working with the Spanish speaking community, because it's her first language. She also loves mountain biking, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Marianne Gibbs, RDN, LD, CDERegistered, Licensed Dietitian/Nutitionist, Cerified Diabetes Educator
Marianne moved from California to Santa Fe in 1994. She fell in love with the uncrowded outdoors and expansive vistas. As a Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator, she helps each patient develop an action plan to achieve their personal health goals and manage chronic diseases like diabetes. In her personal time, she enjoys working on her tennis skills, skiing local slopes, hiking, and trying out new recipes on her husband and two sons.
Cynthia Rector, FNPFamily Nurse Practioner
Cynthia graduated from UNM College of Nursing with a BSN. Later she returned to college, completing her MSN and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She brings many years of experience in both Primary Care and Urgent Care. She has experience treating patients of all ages.