Owners

Tammy Inglis-Drew, RN

Tammy Inglis-Drew

CEO/MANAGING OWNER
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.

aims@aimsvascularaccess.com

Robyn Smith, RN

Robyn Smith, R.N., VA-BC

DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES
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.

robyn@aimsvascularaccess.com

Glenda Dennis, RN

Glenda Dennis, R.N., VA-BC

FOUNDING PARTNER
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.

glenda@aimsvascularaccess.com

Rebekah Medford

Rebekah Medford

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
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 energy trading full-time while also giving her attention to growing Aims’ business by way of social media, SEO, and marketing. When she’s not working, Rebekah devotes herself to her wife, Heather, and their three children, Ben, Peter, and Claire. She relaxes by working in her yard, reading novels, and treating herself to hikes with her kids, near their home outside Portland, OR, as often as possible.

rebekah@aimsvascularaccess.com


Our Nurses

Abi Clark, RN

Abi Clark

RN
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.

abi@aimsvascularaccess.com

Tiffeny Jennings, RN

Tiffeny Jennings

RN, VA-BC
Tiffeny has been a nurse for 10 years, and most of her career has been with McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, OR.  Tiffeny’s professional experience ranges from wound care and vascular access to recently moving into the cardiac cath lab.  Tiffany holds her certification in Vascular Access.  She is continually striving to learn new things in nursing. She was born and raised in Cottage Grove, OR and now lives in the Eugene, OR area with her amazing husband, Bret. When they are not working, they love spending time in the outdoors.
Chelsea Davis, RN

Chelsea Davis

RN
Chelsea is passionate about taking care of people. She has worked in critical and cardio-thoracic care for the last 7 years and IV therapy for the last 6 months. She feels that the best part about nursing is making her patients feel better. She grew up in Oregon and is an avid hiker, lover of nature, and mother of three.
Kevin Drew, RN

Kevin Drew

RN
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.

kevin@aimsvascularaccess.com

Tanya Robbins, RN

Tanya Robbins

RN

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.

Jen Clason

RN
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.

jen@aimsvascularaccess.com

Laura Polanco, RN

Laura Polanco

RN
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.

laura@aimsvascularaccess.com


Our Administrative Staff

Liron Jakubowski

Liron Jakubowski

Administrative Assistant
An Oregon native, Liron graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and a minor in Cartoon and Comic’s Studies. She enjoys working with underserved populations in her local community and is a fierce mental health advocate. In her free time Liron romps around with her two dogs, creates ceramic oddities, and tends to her numerous houseplants.
Sally Gibson

Sally Gibson

Administrative Assistant
Sally 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.

Sally and her partner Jordan have three wonderful children, all under the age of five.  When she is not working for AIMS or at her other part-time job as Human Resources Assistant, she loves to stay active with Yoga and playing Disc Golf.

Sally has had an amazing career in customer service, and she is bringing those talents to Aims.


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.

TAREK NASHAWI, M.D.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

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

KIRK JACOBSON, M.D.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Board Certification : American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical School & Residency : Oregon Health & Science University