Erin Kershisnik

Erin Kershisnik


Dr. Erin Kershisnik is a board certified Family Physician who has lived in the Olympia area with her husband and two daughters for over 20 years. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University and then traveled to Philadelphia for her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Eager to return to her home state, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. She is proud of the broad spectrum of care her specialty provides and is committed to her vision of patient-centered health care. She enjoys the way her practice allows her to collaborate with her patients to meet their goals for healthy living. Her caring and compassionate nature offers her elder and hospice patients the level of care and understanding they deserve. In addition to practicing medicine, her other interests include helping her daughters launch into adulthood, training Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, singing with the Olympia Choral Society, and figuring out new and creative ways to keep the deer out of her garden!

Jennifer Vazquez-Bryan


Dr. Jennifer Vazquez-Bryan is a board certified Family Physician who relocated from New York to join Vantage Physicians in 2019. She earned her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ and traveled to Washington to complete her residency in Seattle at Swedish Family Medicine. Prior to joining Vantage, she opened her own Direct Primary Care Practice and is quite familiar with the model of care. Dr. Vazquez-Bryan enjoys the way DPC allows her to really get to know her patients and be there for them. It brings her great joy knowing that people trust her with their health and that she is able to develop a relationship and work with them as a team, leading them to improved health and happiness. When not taking care of patients, she enjoys travelling, running, swimming, and spending time with her husband and three young sons.

Cindy Pedersen

Cindy is our office manager. She is a Washington native who joined Vantage Physicians in 2011 after earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Administration at SPSCC. As our Office Manager she has a hand in most front office activities, focusing on day to day operations. If you have any questions about billing or membership she has the answers. When she is not hard at work for our patients, Cindy enjoys gardening, crafting, spending time with her husband and two German Shepherds, and all things geeky.

Samantha Nikki Winders


Nikki hails from North Carolina and is a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years before settling in the Pacific Northwest in 2015. She graduated from South Puget Sound Community College with an Associates in Medical Assisting and joined Vantage Physicians in 2018. Nikki has both clinical and front office duties not only doing blood draws, administering vaccinations and assisting the providers with procedures, but also answering incoming calls and going to bat with insurance companies for medication approvals for all of our patients. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, cheering on the Seattle Seahawks, volunteering in the community, reading and crafting.

Vanessa LaRue-House

Vanessa is our receptionist. She joined Vantage Physicians in 2017, bringing with her 8 years of medical office experience. She is typically the first smiling face you see when you visit our office and the friendly voice you’ll most often hear on the other end of the phone. Although her title is receptionist, Vanessa wears many hats, also filling the role of referral coordinator and securing insurance authorizations for radiology studies. Outside of the office Vanessa is a pet mom to her two Boston Terriers, Boris and Marshal, and two rescue cats, Halle and Bruce. She enjoys spending time with her fur babies and husband, and loves an eclectic array of music and weekend trips to Seattle.