Meet The Team
Peter Shalit, MD, PhD, FACP, AAHIVS
Dr. Shalit has been in practice since 1990. His training is in Primary Care Internal Medicine: General Healthcare for Adults. Since the start, he has included care for people living with HIV in his scope of practice, while also providing general preventive and screening care, as well as diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that can affect adults. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, and frequently hosts trainees in the health care professions for clinical rotations in the practice.
Nicole (she/her) has been with the practice since 2018. She is responsible for the day to day management of the practice. She is also the administrative coordinator for the Research Department.
J.Steve has been with Dr. Shalit's practice for over two decades. His tasks include insurance authorizations, vaccine management, and tech support.
Paul Algeo, PharmD, PA-C, AAHIVS
Paul has been with the practice since 2013. He provides general primary care to a panel of several hundred patients. Paul will be on a one-year sabbatical starting July 2023.
Jonathan White, PA-C, AAHIVS
Jon has been with the practice since 2016. He wears two hats. Half of his time is spent providing primary care to his panel of patients. The other half is devoted to to managing the practice's research projects in HIV care and prevention.
Jillian Blanco, FNP
Jillian joined the practice in Juy 2023. Sheis a Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion for providing comprehensive healthcare. With 12 years of nursing experience under her belt, she has had the privilege of caring for individuals across various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and aesthetic clinics. She writes:
"My dedication to holistic well-being extends beyond traditional healthcare. I've also pursued additional training in aesthetics, allowing me to offer a unique blend of medical expertise. I believe that feeling good about oneself is an essential aspect of overall health and happiness.
Currently, I'm thrilled to be working at a sex and body positive health clinic. This environment allows me to foster an inclusive and non-judgmental space where patients can openly discuss their sexual health, body image concerns, and other intimate matters. I strive to provide compassionate care, promote sexual education, and address the diverse needs of my patients, promoting their autonomy and well-being.
My goal as a nurse practitioner is to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health, while also supporting them in their journey towards self-acceptance and body positivity. I am grateful to be part of a team that shares these values and is committed to providing comprehensive, respectful, and affirming care to all."
Tyler Russell, ARNP
Tyler joined the practice in July 2023. He grew up in the Midwest, where he developed a love for medicine at an early age. He began taking classes in high school and became a nurse at nineteen. In 2019, he returned to graduate school when he realized he had a strong passion for helping underserved populations who deserve the utmost exceptional care. As someone who identifies with the LGBTQIA+ community, Tyler believes he has a personal and professional responsibility to provide his expertise to assist those in the best possible way. He feels that patient education is one of the most essential aspects of medical care as it empowers patients to take control of their lives to reach healthier outcomes. Tyler is dedicated to providing the best evidence-based care for his patients and strives to meet the patient where they are and have a positive impact on all individuals. Outside of work, he enjoys activities such as hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and tennis.
Adolfo returned to the practice in 2023, having served as our Medical Assistant several years prior, and then taking some time to pursue other professional opportunities before returning to the team. Adolfo's tasks include checking patients in, taking vital signs, giving shots, drawing blood, running ECGs, and performing other tasks as delegated by our providers.
Zachariah joined the team in July 2023. His is the first face you'll see when you arrive at the clinic. He will confirm your insurance information, let staff you know you've arrived, arrange follow up appointments, and other administrative tasks. He'll also be the most likely to answer the phone when you call the clinic.