Meet Our Nurse Practitioners

The nurse practitioner team at FamilyCare of Kent delivers the highest quality of care. We are all board-certified family nurse practitioners with decades of combined experience and thousands of happy patients. Our team includes nationally recognized clinicians, teachers, and speakers who serve on the clinical faculty for the University of Washington School of Nursing and Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with our nurse practitioners, call FamilyCare of Kent, Washington at (253) 859-CARE (2273) or use our online appointment request form.

Robert (Bob) T. Smithing, MSN, ARNP, FAANP

Robert (Bob) T. Smithing, MSN, ARNP, FAANP

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Bob Smithing has been a family nurse practitioner (FNP) since 1981. He has expertise with teenagers, women’s health, asthma treatment, and dermatology.

He holds a master of science in nursing (MSN) from the University of Pennsylvania and board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. He also studied nursing as an undergraduate student at State University of New York (SUNY) in Buffalo.

Bob has received many honors and awards for his leadership and contributions to the field of nursing in the past 30 years. He is a past president of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and served on the original board of the American College of Nurse Practitioners.

Bob is the recipient of the Sharp Cutting Edge Leadership Award – an award given once a year by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (formerly the American College of Nurse Practitioners) and bestowed upon an outstanding nurse who has demonstrated leadership above and beyond. He is also the recipient of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ Washington State Outstanding Nurse Practitioner award.

In addition, Bob is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), a prestigious honor held only by only 1 of 500 nurse practitioners in the United States. He was also mentioned in Seattle magazine's article "Top Doctors: The Super Nurse."

Bob has previously been on the editorial board of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners and Clinician Reviews and has been the co-editor of ARNP Care since 1989. He is founder of the websiteNPCentral.net.

Bob is a clinical faculty member for the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University, educating the next generation of family nurse practitioners. Several times a year, he can be found teaching classes on IUD placement, women’s health, suturing, biopsies, and dermatologic procedures.

Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Master's Degree: Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor's Degree: Nursing, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY

Memberships:

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • ARNPs United of Washington State
  • American Nurses Association
  • Washington State Nurses Association
  • King County Nurses Association

Awards & Honors:

  • Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American College of Nurse Practitioners’ Sharp Cutting Edge Award and Service Recognition Award, 2000
  • University at Buffalo Distinguished Alumni Award
  • University of Washington Outstanding Preceptor Award
  • Washington State Award for Excellence of Care and Outstanding Contribution in Practice, 1989
  • Who’s Who in America in the West
  • Best of Kent Physician, 2011, 2013, 2016
  • SeattleMet Top Providers, 2012-2016

Appointments:

  • Past president and founding board member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Original board member, American College of Nurse Practitioners
  • Affiliate instructor, family nurse practitioner program, University of Washington School of Nursing
  • Clinical affiliate faculty, Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing

Madeline (Maddy) D. Wiley, MSN, ARNP, FAANP

Madeline (Maddy) D. Wiley, MSN, ARNP, FAANP

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Maddy Wiley cares for patients of all ages with all types of medical problems. She has an interest and special expertise in women’s health, asthma and allergies, and dermatology.

Maddy has been a family nurse practitioner since 1980. She earned a master of science in nursing (MSN) at the University of Pennsylvania and was subsequently certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. Maddy is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), a prestigious honor held by only 1 in 500 nurse practitioners in the United States.

Maddy has been recognized for excellence in nursing with several honors and awards during her career. She is a past officer and founding board member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a recipient of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ Washington State Outstanding Nurse Practitioner award. She was on the editorial board of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners and has been the co-editor of ARNP Care since 1989. She is also a co-founder of the website NPCentral.net and a clinical faculty member for the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University’s family nurse practitioner programs.

Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Master's Degree: Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor's Degree: Nursing, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY

Memberships:

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • ARNPs United of Washington State
  • American Nurses Association
  • Washington State Nurses Association
  • King County Nurses Association

Awards & Honors:

  • Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
  • University at Buffalo Distinguished Alumni Award
  • University of Washington Outstanding Preceptor Award
  • Washington State Award for Excellence of Care and Outstanding Contribution in Practice, 1999
  • Who’s Who in America in the West
  • Best of Kent Physician, 2011 and 2014
  • SeattleMet Top Providers, 2012-2016

Appointments:

  • Past officer of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Founder of the website NPCentral.net
  • Affiliate instructor, family nurse practitioner program – University of Washington School of Nursing
  • Clinical affiliate faculty, Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing

Susan Mitchell, DNP, ARNP

Susan Mitchell, DNP, ARNP

Susan Mitchell is passionate about primary care. She enjoys partnering with patients and families of all ages and all backgrounds to help achieve optimal health and wellness.

Susan began her career as a registered nurse (RN) in cardiology at Group Health. She has also worked at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and has volunteered as a RN in Mozambique. She has extensive experience as a nurse practitioner in the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS.

Susan received her doctor of nursing practice (DNP) from the University of Washington School of Nursing and became a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Her clinical training included rotations in internal medicine, pediatrics, and emergency care, as well as family practice.

Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of HIV Medicine HIV Specialist

Licensed: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice: University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Master's Degree: Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Bachelor's Degree: Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Bachelor's Degree: Arts in Media Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Memberships:

  • American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Western Institute of Nursing

Brianna (Brie) M. Woodruff, MSN, ARNP

 Brie Woodruff, MSN, ARNP

Brie Woodruff is passionate about primary care.  She appreciates working collaboratively and actively engaging with patients to optimize their quality of life.  She enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds and has a special interest in nutrition, diabetes management and metabolic disorders. 

Brie is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and holds a master of science in nursing (MSN) from Seattle University.  Her clinical training included rotations in family practice, endocrinology, internal medicine, urgent care, functional medicine, pediatrics and genetics. 

Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Licensed: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Master's Degree: Family Nurse Practitioner, Seattle University College of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Bachelor's Degree: Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Memberships:

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • ARNPs United of Washington State
  • Puget Sound Nurse Practitioners Association

Appointments:

  • Board Secretary, RotaCare Free Clinic
  • Quality of Life Professional Advisory Board Member, Marfan Foundation

Kathleen (Kathy) F. Kleiver, MSN, ARNP

Kathleen (Kathy) F. Kleiver, MSN, ARNP

Retired

Kathy Kleiver, ARNP retired in February 2017. We are sad to see her go, but excited for this next stage of her life as she enters retirement.

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