EXCELLENT and COMPASSIONATE CARE
Rizzi Geriatric Associates offers comprehensive primary care services to residents in Assisted Living, Independent living, and Skilled Nursing communities. Our goal is to always provide excellent and compassionate primary care, helping to improve quality of life for our patients while reducing hospital admissions when possible. We have a robust team of providers with diverse knowledge and experience who specialize in many disciplines, this allows us to expand care to include specialty care and chronic disease management which helps to improve outcomes.
Meet The Geriatric Team
Eileen Drury, APRN, AP
Eileen worked as a nurse for over 20 years specializing in emergency and trauma before going back to school for her graduate degree as a Nurse Practitioner. She earned her degree from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. She lived most of her life in Pennsylvania, but moved to Florida recently with her husband, John. Together they enjoy traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with their children. Eileen’s favorite part of working with Rizzi Geriatrics is getting to really know her patients. She loves having the opportunity to see their current home environment and the time to fully understand their health history, which helps her better treat each individual patient.
Cell: (215) 237-6551
Ramona Thomas APRN, AP
Ramona earned her Master’s Degree from the United States University in San Diego, CA specializing in Family Internal Medicine. She was born and raised in southern Indiana. Ramona now lives in Naples, FL with her husband, Henry. She loves spending time with her two sons, her daughter-in-law and her three beautiful granddaughters. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, reading, and relaxing by the pool. Ramona’s favorite part of working with Rizzi Geriatrics is getting to use her knowledge, training, and background in chronic and acute illness. She also loves the relationships she has the opportunity to build with her patients.
Cell: (317) 750-9522
Daniel Pop, APRN, AP
Daniel is from Romania, where he attended Victor Babes Nursing School and obtained his associates degree. He continued his studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and earned his Master’s Degree in Nursing at South University in Savannah, GA. He is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. Daniel has expertise in adult and geriatric primary care and his passion is driven by the bonds he builds with patients over the course of their lives and the standards he holds in keeping them healthy and well. Daniel lives in Naples with his wife and son and enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and traveling. He is fluent in English and Romanian; he also has basic language skills in Spanish.
Cell: (239) 216-1572
Mary Beth Stonebraker, APRN, AP
Mary Beth obtained her undergraduate degree at Shepherd University in West Virginia. She worked as a med-surgical nurse in a critical care access hospital in a small community called Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. During her time as a floor nurse, she was nominated for the Daisy award and was the recipient in her final year as a floor nurse. Mary Beth then graduated Wheeling Jesuit University in December 2015 with a master’s of science in nursing. Mary Beth has always had a passion for caring for the geriatrics and elderly population. Her background of family practice in a small community town makes it easy for her to personalize your loved one's care..
Contact Mary Beth
Cell: (239) 699-1082
Lisa Sikorski, APRN, AP
Lisa was born in Michigan, but has lived in Naples, FL for over 39 years. She earned her master’s degree at South University in Savannah, Georgia. Lisa started her career at Physician’s Regional Medical Center as a Telenurse and then moved on to work in the ICU. She also worked at Gulf Coast Medical Center for 10 years in the MICU, SICU and Neuro ICU. Lisa went on to earn her master’s degree because she really wanted to work in geriatrics. She felt the elderly needed someone to be their advocate so their quality-of-life concerns could be heard. Many of the residents that Lisa cares for do not have local family. She feels it is important to understand their needs and be able to facilitate the exceptional care they deserve. Lisa’s years of working in the ICU have given her a unique skill set where she is able to cue into symptoms and behaviors quickly to better treat her patients.
Cell: (239) 572-4768
Lee Avren, PA-C
Lee graduated from high school in Illinois and joined and served in the Navy and Marine Corps as a Corpsman traveling the world in various operational capacities. After leaving the military he obtained his undergraduate degree in the greater Washington, D.C. area and went on to complete Physician Assistant school in Albany, NY. Lee lives in Naples and has practiced as a Physician Assistant for more than 20 years. He and his family enjoy sports, and travel.
Cell (239) 293-3692
Kelsey House, APRN-C
Kelsey was born and raised in the United States Marine Corp life on the eastern coast of North Carolina. Her upbringing taught her the importance of self-discipline, respect, and hard work. Kelsey found her passion for healthcare after witnessing a patron choking in a restaurant where she worked. At that time, she didn’t know how to do the Heimlich maneuver. She decided that day she would always have the skills she needed to help others. Kelsey went on to attend Kaplan University for graduate school and has been in medicine for over fourteen years. Prior to her career with Rizzi Geriatric Associates she worked with Lee Memorial Health System in the ICU and was an Acute-Care Hospitalist at Spectrum Healthcare in Michigan. She has always connected easily with her patients and families. She chose to be certified in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care because she has always enjoyed working with the Geriatric population. Kelsey loves fishing and spending time outdoors with her husband and children.
Cell: (239) 989-7375
Amy Wilkinson, APRN
Amy was born and raised in upstate New York, attending East Syracuse-Minoa High School. She earned a bachelor of arts from Siena College, a master of science in biological sciences and environmental policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an associates of applied science in nursing from SUNY Adirondack College, and a master of science in nursing from Walden University. After she completed nursing school, Amy relocated to Naples, Florida and began her nursing career at Naples Community Hospital. She held a variety of positions as a registered nurse including critical care and infection control. After becoming board-certified as a nurse practitioner in acute care and gerontology, she then became professionally trained in emergency medicine. Amy enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter, her family, and friends. Amy also has a passion for raising awareness for children with learning differences.
Cell: (239) 776-1394
Marsha Wright, APRN
Marsha is a board-certified Advanced Practice Registered nurse in adult-gerontology. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Nova Southeastern University. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Marsha is a member of The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Florida Chapter of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Association. Her love for working with the senior population started when she was in high school and employed at a retirement community. She enjoyed making a difference in their lives and found pleasure in knowing she was impacting individuals at a meaningful time of their life. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Cell: (239) 955-4162
Margaret DeSear, APRN-FNP
Margaret DeSear, APRN, FNP is board certified and a native of Naples, Florida. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years. She obtained her nursing degree in 2004. In 2018, she obtained her degree as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurses at South University with High Honors. As a nurse and nurse practitioner, Margaret has worked in a variety of inpatient and out patient settings, as well as telemedicine. Margaret displays compassion, empathy, and patience in both her personal and work environment. She portrays excellent intrapersonal skills, which allows her to have a therapeutic relationship with her clients. Margaret is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In her free time, Margaret enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
Cell: (239) 285-5372
Kathie Shelton, APRN, AP
Kathie received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Southwestern State College in Ft. Myers and her graduate degree from South University. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner. Kathie has more than thirty years of experience in healthcare and has worked in a variety of settings including acute and primary care.
Cell: (239) 989-1024