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Team Tampa

Laura Williams, APRN

“I love waking up on a Monday morning knowing that I get to start another week doing what I absolutely love. I am passionate about caring for the needs of this country’s most valuable, yet most vulnerable resource: our elderly. What makes my day even better is being able to work closely with families as well as facility staff to provide the highest level of care.” – Laura Williams

  • Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education, University of Tampa, Tampa FL
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY

Christina Risso, APRN

“Caring for patients in their environment allows patient/provider relationships that lead to the best care possible for improving quality of life” – Christina M Risso, APRN

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, South University, Tampa, FL
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

Kristen Matulis, ARNP

“My first introduction to geriatric medicine occurred when I was a child, as I watched a compassionate group of providers and nurses offer comfort to my grandfather at the end of his life. This established my desire to work with a dedicated team to provide care focused on preserving quality of life, and helping aging patients achieve their goals. It’s a privilege to be a provider with Bluestone, where each individual’s unique life story and set of challenges are heard, and met with empathy, so as to provide the highest level of care.” —Kristen Matulis

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Heather Schlau, DNP

“Making a difference in people’s lives was my goal from an early age. A number of events in my life, including growing up in a family-owned assisted living facility, a career in acute inpatient‐based care of older adults and graduating top of my class at University of South Florida’s Adult‐Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program with a doctoral research project in transitions of care. I believe this is why the love, compassion and empathy I have for the older population has grown!” —Heather Schlau, DNP

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Master of Science Specialty: Adult – Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Our teams collaborate with the facilty/community staff to bring the highest level of care. If you would like to send a message to any team member, please log into the Bluestone BridgeSM Communications Exchange network.

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