Jessica started as an ED tech before completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Florida. In 2019, she became a registered nurse and a UF Health Jacksonville ED nurse fellow. She is a champion for non-pharmacologic care options and approaches treatment with a holistic perspective.
Zack received his bachelors degree in nursing from Jacksonville University and became a registered nurse in 2020. In early 2021, he received his first job offer from UF Health and started the ED fellowship. Zack is excited to gain more experience at UF Health and will continue to provide excellent patient care to all patients for years to come.
Jennifer Browning has been with UF Health Jacksonville since 2006. She has a passion for emergency medicine, beginning her career as an ED/Trauma tech before becoming a registered nurse. Jennifer was born and raised in Jacksonville and is a loving mother and wife. She is committed to her role as a nurse and proud to work for UF Health.
Jessica completed her physician assistant training at Nova Southeastern University in 2011. Originally from Tallahassee, she has worked for UF Health Jacksonville in the ED for seven years. Jessica is passionate about working with the patient population she serves and is dedicated to providing high-quality care to all patients.
Elizabeth Speed Diersing has been with UF Health Jacksonville for 13 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science with a focus on athletic training from the University of Florida and completed her physician assistant training at Barry University in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her clinical practice has included work in trauma, Transplant ICU and emergency medicine. Elizabeth is also a Jacksonville native, wife and mother of two children.
Jake has been an ED Physical Therapist at UF Health Jacksonville since 2019. He completed his DPT at Emory University in 2015. As a PT, Jake sees it as his responsibility to address patients’ pain to prevent future readmissions and improve quality of life.
As a graduate of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Thomas chose to specialize in Emergency Medicine as this specialty allows physicians to care for virtually anyone, anytime, anywhere. During residency, Thomas developed an interest in Pain Medicine given his first-hand experience with the opioid overdose epidemic. He believes emergency physicians are uniquely positioned to lead the decrease in utilization of opioids for a more multi-modal pain management approach. He is pursuing a Pain Medicine fellowship to further understand how emergency physicians’ care of acute pain can have an important and lasting impact on patient outcomes.
Amblessed is a first year Emergency Medicine resident, originally from Atlanta, GA. She attended the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and chose to specialize in emergency medicine because she loves being able to make a tangible difference in her patients’ lives, intervening to turn things around at critical times. Pain management is often one of the most difficult aspects of patient care and she is a great proponent of the multimodal approaches advocated by the PAMI program.