Tammy Inglis-Drew, RN

Tammy Inglis-Drew

Tammy started her career in healthcare over 40 years ago.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Administration.  Tammy helped to start the Vascular Access team at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, OR and, along with her partners, had the vision to take this much-needed nursing service out into the community. Tammy loves traveling and spending time with her husband Kevin, their dog Pepper, and her children, grandchildren, and bonus little ones.


Robyn Smith, RN

Robyn Smith, R.N., VA-BC

Robyn began her nursing career in 1999.  In 2009, Robyn discovered a new passion for vascular access nursing.  For eleven years, she worked in the hospital, learning and providing specialized vascular access for patients in an acute care setting before helping to launch AIMS Vascular Access.  Robyn states that she is privileged and humbled to provide nursing care to those in need. A native Oregonian, Robyn lives with her husband, Kory, and two sons, Paul and Eli, in Springfield, OR, where they enjoy gardening and other outdoor activities.  Robyn also has an adult daughter, Allison, who teaches abroad.


Glenda Dennis, RN

Glenda Dennis, R.N., VA-BC

Glenda graduated from nursing school in 1969. In the early 1990s, she became the first nurse at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center to insert Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) lines.  In 2008, Glenda was the first healthcare professional in the United States to use ECG guidance for PICC lines. This technology eliminated the requirement for chest x-rays to verify PICC tip verification. In the spring of 2010, the data was published in The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access.  In her free time, Glenda enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.


Rebekah Medford

Rebekah Medford

Rebekah is a relative newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, having grown up in Arkansas. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1996 with a degree in English and served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserve for seven years.  She works in utility grid operations full-time while also shepherding her investment in AIMS. When she’s not working, Rebekah devotes herself to her wife and three children.


Our Nurses

Abi Clark, RN

Abi Clark

Abi has eight years of experience caring for patients with blood cancers and bone marrow transplants as well as five years of experience working in the emergency department at a trauma center.  She and her husband have two wonderful boys and a dog who keep them pretty busy. With such a fast-paced home life, she is happy to settle in at AIMS and shift gears to a more patient-focused style while still being able to use her critical care knowledge base.


Kaitlyn, RN

Kaitlyn Jenkins


Kaitlyn is originally from the east coast and began working in healthcare as a medic in the US Air Force. After her military service, she attended nursing school and later obtained a Master of Science in Nursing Education. The majority of her nursing background is in emergency medicine and nursing education, though she has also worked in medical-surgical and home health settings. At home, Kaitlyn stays busy with her young son. They enjoy gardening, hiking, fishing, and spending time with their large extended family.

Kevin Drew, RN

Kevin Drew

Kevin started his career in healthcare as a medic in the US Army.  After he completing his term of service, he received his Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Lane Community College and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University.  Kevin has nearly 30 years of nursing experience with the majority of that time spent in critical care, which has taught him to look beyond what a patient’s chart says and to really listen and focus on his patients. When not working, Kevin loves to spend time with his wife, Tammy, their children, and grandchildren.


Tanya Robbins, RN

Tanya Robbins


Tanya graduated from Lane Community College with a nursing degree in 2000.  Since then, she has been with McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield, OR, working in several different areas: ten years on Med-Surg; six years in ER; five years in Vascular Access; and, for almost two years in Preoperative Services, where she currently works, in addition to her work for AIMS.  She is a born and raised Oregonian and has two children, Mason and McKaylee.  During her down time,  she loves reading, camping, spending time outdoors, and with friends and family.

Andrea Singh, RN

Andrea Singh

Andrea has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years. She started her nursing education at Lane Community College graduating in 2000 and completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Nursing Education in 2012. She is a Medical-Surgical board-certified Registered Nurse with American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC).
Andrea has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including acute care, outpatient services, and in-home care. In the acute care setting general surgical, orthopedics, urology, neurology, pre-op, phase II, endoscopy, telemetry, and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). In the outpatient setting, she has worked in primary care, homeless and underserved COVID isolation sites, and pain management assisting with sedation for procedures. She has also worked in positions as a staff nurse, nurse leader, and nurse educator.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with my three grandchildren (Anissa, Harper, and Carter) and we cannot forget my three spoiled cats (Callie, Pepper, and Miyuki).

Jen Clason

Jen has been a Registered Nurse since 2006 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2021. Jen’s professional experience ranges from vascular access and critical care nursing to health coaching. She is also parenting a child who is a cancer survivor.  Jen is passionate about helping patients and families incorporate disease management and medical care into daily life, with a focus on optimal health and quality of life.


Laura Polanco, RN

Laura Polanco

Laura has been a nurse for 12 years.  She started her career in healthcare as a teen volunteer at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, OR, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant upon high school graduation.  She joined the Naval Reserves a year later and became a Hospital Corpsman while continuing to work as a CNA in a Skilled Nursing Facility and in Home Health. As a Nurse, she has worked in Dialysis, an Eye Surgery Center, Home Health, Internal Medicine, and the Operating Room.  Her broad nursing experience has helped to hone her teaching skills by educating patients on various healthcare needs and procedures. Laura lives in Springfield, OR with her cat, Charlie, and her dog, Harper.  She has three adult children and two grand-dogs.


Our Administrative Staff


Christina Zacharek

Medical Clinical Assistant
Christina helps run the AIMS office.  You may get the pleasure of talking to her when you are scheduling an appointment.  Her bubbly and outgoing personality will have you feeling like you’ve known her for years.

Our Medical Directors

Our physician partners are so important and complete our care team. Tarek Nashawi, M.D. has been involved with our team for years, and we now have the pleasure to have him lending his talents to our company as a Medical Director.

Tarek Nashawi, M.D.



Board Certification : American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Medical School : American University of Beirut-Lebanon

Residency : Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI)

Kirk Jacobson, MD



Board Certification : American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical School & Residency : Oregon Health & Science University