Navika Sood, RN, BSN (Agency Director)
Navika joined Firstat in November of 2011. She is originally from Illinois and has lived in Arizona since 2003. Navika has a B.A. in Psychology obtained from Benedictine University in Illinois and a B.S. in Nursing obtained from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. She became the Agency Director in November of 2012. She is passionate about the company, its clinicians, and most importantly - their patients. When not working, she loves to travel and read.
David England (Community Liason)
David joined Firstat in November of 2012. He began in intake/staffing and was promoted to Community Liaison only a few months later. David has over fifteen years of sales experience with three of them in the medical field. He was born and raised in Arizona and is a die-hard San Diego Chargers fan.
Sandy Brinkley, RN (Lead Intake & QA RN)
Sandy joined the Firstat team in 2009. She has over 19 years of home health experience. She is originally from Iowa, but has lived in Arizona for 23 years. Sandy is happily married to Garry who is an architect and has two beautiful children: a son at Iowa State University and a daughter in high school. She has two awesome cats and she loves cheering for the Phoenix Diamondbacks, Cardinals, and Suns. In Sandy’s own words: “Firstat is a fantastic company to work for!”
Nicole Gesme (Billing Specialist & HR)
Nicole joined the Firstat team in July 2015. She is responsible for the Medicare and Managed Care Billing as well as HR and payroll. She received her Medical Administrative Assistant AAS and has been working in home health since 2011. Nicole was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to Arizona in June 2015. She is married with two teenage daughters. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with friends and family, read, shop, and travel.
Bobbi Felix (Orders/Authorizations)
Bobbi joined Firstat in May 2015. She works closely with the clinicians and insurance companies to obtain authorization for patient visits. She has nearly a decade of experience in the hospital and healthcare industry. Bobbi has been married for 30 years and has two beautiful children. She enjoys reading and cross stitching in her free time.
Elizabeth Bartram, RN, BSN (Medical Records)
Elizabeth has been with Firstat for several years as a Home Health RN Case Manager. She recently came into the office for medical records and as a QA RN. She states Firstat is a wonderful company to work for and the clinicians give the highest quality care to their patients. Elizabeth is a die-hard Texan, born and raised in Corpus Christi. She went to nursing school in San Antonio and earned her BSN. She has over 20 years of home health experience and has taken care of mostly geriatric patients. She is married to an Englishman and has a beautiful 23 year old daughter.
Blanca Aldana (Medical Records/Intake & Staffing)
Blanca joined Firstat in August 2015. She has been working in the home health field for five years. Prior to that, she did payroll and administration for over ten years. She is fluent in Spanish and is currently learning Italian. When she isn’t working, Blanca likes to spend time with her four children: two boys and twin daughters. She loves to go camping and goes to California when possible. She likes to travel and take landscape photos of the Arizona desert.