Vanessa Hamalian NP
Family Nurse Practitioner
A commitment to providing high quality healthcare while respecting your preferences and beliefs is the foundation of my practice at Latitude Family Clinic. I am a firm believer in the fact that people are capable of making decisions for themselves when provided with accurate information and thoughtful guidance.
I am an Autonomous Family Nurse Practitioner, License Number APRN9272277, certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, F0113073. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Science in 2012.
Previously, I worked as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and specialized in diabetes and wound care at Sarasota Memorial Hospital after completing my AA and AS at the State College of Florida in 2008. I started my career in healthcare in 2004 as a Licensed Practical Nurse after graduating from the Sarasota County Technical Institute.
From my earliest memory, my dream has been to become a doctor. Being the oldest of 8 children and growing up in a very rural setting, educated to the 8th grade, I was not provided with an easy path toward this ambition. Instead, I found myself calculating how I could work my way through school to be able to work in the field I am passionate about.
The skill of listening is the most important tool I continuously strive to cultivate. This is most essential to be able to provide accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment plans. I hold a strong belief that the quality of care improves dramatically when there is a strong relationship, built on respect between the patient and healthcare provider.
My promise to you: I will listen and work with you to help you find the best possible health outcome for you, always recognizing, your inherent right to make your own medical decisions.
Ashley Dunmire NP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Attention to details, often small details, that others may have passed over, is what I am committed to providing to each patient. This is essential for the excellent care that I believe every single individual deserves.
I am an Autonomous Family Nurse Practitioner, License Number APRN11013932, certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. I graduated from the Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downer’s Grove Illinois with a Masters in Nursing in 2018.
Previously, I worked as a Registered Nurse since 2009 in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Burn Intensive Care at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield Illinois. I also worked in Express Care at Memorial Medical caring for Pediatrics through Geriatrics.
I have worked the last three years serving a diverse population ranging from pediatric though out the teen years and adulthood in a suburb in Illinois providing acute as well as chronic care. My clientele included a diverse, multi-cultural population, some without stable housing, many facing complicated mental illness and substance use disorder. This experience has cultivated my ability to see beyond the barriers that individuals face and provide kind and personalized care to each patient.
I am thrilled to be able to relocate to beautiful Sarasota with my family and magnificent canine rescues in October of 2021. My husband, myself and our three daughters are excited to join the vibrant home school community here in the land of sunshine and palm trees.
(Bethany) Alex Davis NP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Alex observed the gentle in-home nursing care received by her mother in early childhood. Subsequently, she has felt, since the young age of 5, a special calling to be a nurse. She is firmly committed to providing this same gentle care that inspired her life's mission, to every single patient that comes into her life.
As the first medical professional in the family, she obtained her undergraduate BSN nursing degree from the University of South Carolina in 2012. She went on to work for two children's hospitals as a Registered Nurse while obtaining her Masters degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center in 2016. Since then, she has worked full-time as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in pediatric practices with children of all ages. She has provided her signature gentle care for children who were faced with limited access to care and resources as well as those who have been more fortunate. She has enjoyed volunteering in Uganda and is looking forward to being able to participate in more medical mission trips.
Alex has a passion for providing preventative, evidence based care to the families she serves. She has a particular interest in healthy lifestyle promotion and pediatric diabetes. Her goal is to help families reduce risks and prevent disease through education and thoughtful guidance.
She loves spending time with her husband, traveling, baking, and boating. She has two fur babies that are the apple of her eye. She is also an active member of the Junior League of St. Petersburg, an organization which helps women develop civic leadership skills and creates positive change in the local community through effective action and leadership.
Sonya Merrritt NP
Family Nurse Practitioner
I am committed to providing excellent primary care to my patients and I take a personalized approach in order to formulate a successful plan to improve their health and wellness.
I'm an Autonomous Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. I received my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida in 2003.
Since 2003, I have provided primary care to a wide range of patients from pediatric to geriatric age groups with an emphasis on health promotion, women's health and diabetes management.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1997. I worked as a nurse in oncology and in dialysis before returning to UCF for my master's degree.
When I'm not working, I spend time with family and friends. I love to travel, ski, ride my bike and join in local running events.
Companion and empathy encompasses Kristen. She believes strongly in treating each patient as if they were her own family member and give every single individual as much attention and care that "I would want someone to give my loved one."
She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2013 with her bachelor’s in business management and went on to further her education, graduating from Keiser University in 2015 with her Associates Degree in Radiology and then education another step further and became a CT Technologist in 2020.
Throughout high school and college, Kristen has worked at worked in customer service and as a manager of salons. After graduating from college in 2015, she worked at Englewood Community Hospital as a radiologic technologist where she perfected her technical skills and advance my customer service skills.
The move to join the team at LatitudeClinic was fueled by the need to have the freedom to provide extraordinary care to each individual. The diversity of experience and knowledge I bring enable me to provide a wide range of skills here at the clinic.
Kristen is a Sarasota native; "I love Florida and there is no place I’d rather be!" Kristen is an animal lover, advocate and rescuer, and a cat mom to four fur babies. She can talk about them all day and is thrilled to show pictures of them to anybody willing to share in their cuteness! Feel free to bring your pictures of your fur babies when you come into the office, this would make her day!
Kristen's commitment to treat each of you like family, to go above and beyond what is expected every single day, is a promise you can expect to see with every visit and phone call.
Calm, kind, steady, with steadfast persistence when advocating for a patient, this is Marie.
Marie is a Bachelors Prepared Nurse, obtaining her degree in 2009, with extensive clinical experience abroad. She worked as a General Nurse in a Hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2017 to 2021. She has also worked as the Clinic Nurse in an Orphanage and as a Home Care Nurse.
She believes that providing appropriate treatment increases satisfaction, reduces aggravating factors, and achieves a satisfactory outcome. In her own words, "dedication towards work is fulfilling and I’m here to assist you in providing exceptional service."
Marie enjoys traveling and meeting and working with different people from different countries and cultures.