Dr. Jessica Howard earned her Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, and her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She continued her training with a Pediatric Residency at Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, where she was named Pediatric Resident of the Month in April 2012.
Board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Howard has been on staff at Pediatric Associates of Montgomery County since August 2013. She is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and Sigma Sigma Phi, the national honor society for Osteopathic Medicine practitioners. Dr. Howard has been active in many community service and outreach programs, including providing school physicals to children in Northern Virginia through the Virginia Health Department’s Free Clinic, and providing free health care to local residents through the Virginia Rural Health Association in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Geri Hoggard earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She continued her training in the military, where she completed Officers Basic and Advanced Courses. She later completed a Nurse Trauma Care Course in Bethesda, Maryland and completed her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
Geri brings extensive nursing experience to Pediatric Associates of Montgomery County. Prior to joining the practice, she served as Clinical Head Nurse for Urology at the U.S. Army Reserve Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. Previously, she worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Well Child Clinic at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Tripler, Hawaii.
Geri has received many honors and accolades throughout her career, including the Army Commendation Medal, the U.S. Army Reserve Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. She is an active member of the Uniformed Nurse Practitioners Association and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners. Geri is Board Certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Ambyr Klink earned her Masters of Science in Nurse Practitioning from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing. Prior to receiving her Master’s degree, Ambyr studied nursing at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Ambyr brings dedicated and high quality nursing experience to Pediatric Associates of Montgomery County. Before joining our team of medical professionals, Ambyr worked in Columbia, Maryland as a pediatric nurse practitioner. By treating children ages 0-21 with medical concerns ranging from urgent care needs to basic health education, Ambyr’s experience supersedes others in her field.
Ambyr has received several certifications including her Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification via PNCB, Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification, and CPR certification. Additionally, Ambyr is the recipient of the Outstanding Nursing Leadership award from Shepherd University. Ambyr enjoys helping others and has taken on many leadership rolls in her career including her co-management position at the Epilepsy Collaboration with the Parents Place of Maryland.
Elizabeth Hall earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2006 before going on to earn an additional Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from John’s Hopkins University in 2008. Elizabeth then pursued her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing, which she completed in 2015. Upon graduating with her M.S. in Nursing, Elizabeth earned the title of “Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.”
Elizabeth not only brings an abundant educational resume with her to Pediatric Associates of Montgomery County but real, hands-on experience as well. While studying at John’s Hopkins University, Elizabeth also worked at John’s Hopkins Hospital as the acting charge nurse. During this time, Elizabeth demonstrated her strong leadership skills as the acting chair of the Patient Care Committee and the Staff Education Committee. After leaving John’s Hopkins, Elizabeth worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner for a Pediatric Center helping youth from birth through adulthood.
Elizabeth’s passion for civic engagement runs deep. Elizabeth has been involved in a variety of medical activism roles ranging from acting as the floor representative for Children’s Center Building Bridges Project to providing nutrition counseling to women, children, and infants.