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Hometown Healthcare, Welcome Home to Quality Primary Care in Prescott Valley, Arizona_

Meet the staff

Joseph Gingo



Both raised in Arizona, Joseph and Cassie Gingo met while in nursing school.  After marrying, the Gingo's traveled across the United States working as nurses in critical care before making their way back to Arizona. Joseph and Cassie moved to Prescott Valley in hopes of finding a hometown to call their own. A place to nurture many memories with their five kids and to serve a community they care for so passionately. 


Joseph, a United States Air Force Veteran, served honorably during Operation Iraqi Freedom receiving various medals, to include the Air Force Achievement Medal while being deployed in 2004.  Joseph returned home and continued to serve his community by working at the VA hospital in Tucson, Arizona. He received his Bachelors in Science of Nursing at the University of Arizona. Joseph spent over seven years working in emergency medicine at the bedside and in leadership roles. He received national recognition as an exceptional nurse while working in emergency medicine. He continued his career path by completing his Masters Degree in Science of Nursing from Grand Canyon University.  Joseph is a compassionate, genuine provider that many admire for his ability to connect to patients on a level that is welcoming and meaningful. On his time off, Joseph enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, camping and hunting. 

Cassie, a registered nurse, has spent over ten years in critical care medicine. Cassie received her Bachelors in Science of Nursing at Northern Arizona University. Cassie manages the day to day needs for our patients and their families through her various roles at Hometown Healthcare. During her free time Cassie enjoys spending time with her and Joseph's five children while helping plot their next great adventure. 



Kelly Ramos

Kelly moved to Prescott Valley, AZ in 1996 and spent a large part of her life here. While raising her children, Kelly decided there was more for her to accomplish and went back to school to become a nurse. In 2014 she completed her initial journey of become a registered nurse, obtaining her Associates degree at Yavapai College. Kelly and her family then moved across the country to North Carolina to begin a career in nursing. While there Kelly felt driven to further her education in nursing to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

In 2018, Kelly completed the next level of her education and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Still feeling like there was a further calling for her and more to accomplish, Kelly went back to school to become a family nurse practitioner.While attending school at Chamberlain University, Kelly knew that she wanted to give back as a

provider in the community where she spent most of her life. With most of her family still there,Kelly and her family packed up and made the trip across the country one more time. In 2021, Kelly completed her master’s degree and began her career in family nurse practice. 


Kelly has had the opportunity to work in medical-surgical nursing, as a procedure nurse, and as a pre-op/post-op nurse. Above all Kelly loves listening to her patients, getting to know and understand them, and ensuring she is meeting their needs. On her free time Kelly is family

oriented and loves spending time with her kids and large extended family doing things outdoors.




Christine Zagarella


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Christine grew up in Maine where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine. She worked many years as a travel nurse to include rotations in Arizona, Virginia, and Maine. Eventually, Christine's travel experience brought her out west for good where she fell in love with Arizona and knew this is where she could call it her home.

As Christine was able to witness diverse healthcare delivery across the United States while being a travel nurse, Christine became passionate about delivering quality primary healthcare and the need for this in many healthcare systems. 

While residing in Tucson, Arizona, Christine obtained a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Grand Canyon University. She has had the opportunity to gain experience in many clinical settings across Arizona while completing her degree.  

She currently lives in Prescott with her dog, Astrid who also loves being in the beautiful state of Arizona. Christine enjoys mountain biking, climbing, hiking, being in nature, a good novel, podcasts and is always looking to learn new things.  

Christine has a passion for healthcare and helping to educate her patients on preventative healthcare, lifestyle modifications, and the understanding of the human body.  




Emily Paterno Front Office Receptionist


Grace Fleshner Front Office Receptionist


Ivy Cherry Medical Assistant


Alexandra Munoz Medical Assistant

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