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Each Valley Perinatal team member shares the passion of providing every mother with the best possible pregnancy experience and every baby with the best possible start to life.

Ravi Gunatilake, MD

Medical Director

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John Elliott, MD

Co-Founder, Emeritus Medical Director

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Avi Patil, MD, FACOG, ABCP

Director, Center For Personalized Obstetric Medicine

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Chien Oh, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

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Kathleen Kuhlman, MD

Director of Reproductive Ultrasound

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Elton Bowen, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

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Lamia Atasi, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associate

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Stephanie Hedstom, MD/FACOG

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

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Hugh Miller, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

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Suzanne Blaine, CNM

Maternal-Fetal Medicine CNM/ANP Program Director

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Sue Ellen Sarsam, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

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Ronda Slickman, MSN

Nurse Practitioner

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Shannon Santo, DNP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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Our Business Administration Team

Our Business Administrators, the team behind our medical team, is also an essential part of the Valley Perinatal process and helping our patients have the best experience.

Pam Young

CEO

Bio

Pam Young has spent 40 years in healthcare administration, leadership and practice management with expertise in operations, startups, billing, coding, auditing, compliance, financial performance, business development and diversification, and mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, Young served as Corporate VP of North America for a $15B international healthcare company.

Chris Johnson

Information Systems

Bio

Chris is responsible for leveraging emerging technologies to optimize productivity. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering and has over 13 years of IT experience. He has a background in consulting and assisting businesses grow from infancy to financial success. He has a passion for identifying the strengths of an organization and developing optimal paths for reaching the highest potential. Chris has over a decade of experience of prenatal medical related information technologies services. He enjoys playing soccer and sharing outdoor experiences with his family.

Wayne Pratt

Chief Financial Officer

Bio

Wayne is responsible for the financial viability of Valley Perinatal Services. He has been the CFO of multiple organization, including Unicorn Media, Inc., Syntax-Brillian Corporation, Limelight Networks, and many others. Wayne is the owner and CEO of Sherpa CFO, LLC, a premier provider of outsourced Chief Financial Officer services. He has over 30 years in finance and holds a degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. Wayne has lead numerous M&A transactions on both the buyer and seller sides. As a CFO, he helps build companies around a strategic vision. Wayne enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Bruce Law

Chief Marketing Officer

Bio

Bruce is responsible for generating awareness and brand recognition for Valley Perinatal Services. Over the past 15 years, Bruce has lead Sprout Marketing, a unique CMO-for-hire business designed to assist companies in getting started and growing successfully through better marketing. Because of Sprout, Bruce has been able to direct the marketing of more than 200 companies and launch over 500 products, including solutions for Intel and Lenovo. Bruce began his career in advertising at Ogilvy, New York where he served on the Lever Brothers, Owens-Corning Fiberglass and Hardee’s Foods accounts. He holds a BA in Advertising from BYU. He and his wife reside in Arizona and have four children and two grandchildren.

Michelle Miller

HR Director

Bio

Michelle brings 20 years in HR leadership and a wealth of experience to VPS. She specializes in Employment Law and Organizational Development and has worked for large companies such as McKesson and Providence Health.Michelle earned a Bachelors degree from the University of England and is currently working on a Masters in Healthcare Policy at Arizona State University.

Erin Sweeney

Executive Assistant

Bio

Erin assists in the operations of Valley Perinatal Services supporting the CEO and the providers. Prior to VPS, Erin worked for a large Orthopedic clinic supporting 19 providers. Erin earned a degree from Arizona State University.

Ravi

Ravi Gunatilake, MD

Director of Clinical Perinatal Medicine

Dr. Ravindu “Ravi” Gunatilake is the director of clinical perinatal medicine for Valley Perinatal Services. Ravi is a board certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists. His background in health management, business, and patient care set him apart as a medical director and member of the management team.