Jody Stubler is the Medical Director and Owner of Hope Family Medical Center. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has 27 years experience as a registered nurse specializing
in Pediatrics and adult health care in a variety of health care settings. Jody moved to Utah from New York in 1977 after serving in the Belgium/France mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She has been married for 39 years
and she and her husband Bill have 5 married children and 19 grandchildren.
Jody graduated from the University of Utah in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She received a Master's in Nursing Education from Walden University in 2009 and a Master's as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgetown University in 2014. Jody has also taught nursing students at Eagle Gate College, Westminster College and Broadview University. She has also mentored many student nurses in community nursing and is currently accepting medical assistant students, office assistant students and Nurse Practitioner students who need clinical hours to complete their training.
"Nursing is an important part of my life and is one of my greatest achievements. Opening the HOPE Family Medical Center and caring for patients is my dream come true. At Hope Family Medical Center we believe that although we can't always cure, we can always comfort. Hope Where Caring and Comfort begins."
Karen Duarte is the Office Manager for Hope Family Medical Center and is also a Certified Biller/Encoder. She came to Utah seventeen years ago from Guatemala which opened the door to many
great opportunities for her. Karen credits learning English as one of these opportunities and reports that it wasn't as difficult as she thought it would be. In March 2014 Karen realized another great opportunity when she became a citizen of
the United States. Karen owned and operated a highly successful commercial and residential cleaning service business for twelve years before selling her business to return to school.
“Going to school was another opportunity to improve my knowledge and better myself,” she states. She attended Salt Lake Community College and earned her certification in Billing & Coding plus she took additional classes so that she could learn more about business management in order to obtain a position as an Office Manager. Karen and Jody met in 2005 and have shared the dream of opening the Hope Family Medical Center to provide affordable health care services to underserved individuals and families in their community for many years. “Working at Hope Family Medical Center is a dream come true, where I can keep doing what I love, which is helping others by providing care and comfort to those in need”. Hope Family Medical Center is blessed to have Karen as our Office Manager and a lead member of our health care team.
Karen’s loves spending time with her family. Her hobbies include cooking and baking and reading good books. Her greatest aspiration is to go back to college to become a Clinical Psychologist. We look forward to Karen achieving her goal so that we can hire her to provide counseling services to our patients who have need of this service.
Jennifer Lazaro is the Assistant Office Manager at Hope Family Medical Center and has been working at the clinic since February of 2017. She has an Associate’s Degree of Science in Medical
Specialties; She graduated with a 4.0, Alpha Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. She was also on the Dean’s list and Presidents list all through college. Jennifer has worked in the Medical Field 25+ years as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), a RNA
(Restorative Nursing Assistant), a Recreation Therapist, a MA (Medical Assistant), and has worked with patients in Drug and Alcohol Therapy and Physical Therapy.
She has devoted many years to taking care of Hospice patients. She has also taken courses in social services, office management, pharmacy, and healthcare administration. She came to Hope Family Medical Center in 2016 as an office assistant student to complete her training and clinical hours. Jody and Karen saw her great potential and decided to offer her a position as the office assistant. Since February of 2017 Jennifer has been working as our receptionist, answering phones, making appointments, billing and so much more. Her many skills and extensive knowledge base has been an invaluable asset to our clinic and she was promoted very quickly to Assistant Office Manager.
She is a trustworthy and loving person and cares deeply about our patients. She is the go to person when something needs to be done and will expedite tests, procedures or anything else patients need. Jennifer performs her job with expertise and is without a doubt a valuable member of our care team.Jennifer loves spending time with her family and going on long scenic drives with coffee in hand. She has one granddaughter who is her little love and she can’t get enough of her.
She states “If I didn’t have to work, I wouldspend all day just cuddling her.” Her favorite team is the Raiders and she decorated her home office in Raider’s memorabilia and colors. Her biggest aspiration is to become a mortician. Until she decides to go back to school we are blessed to have Jennifer working with us and we couldn’t be happier that she decided to take our offer.