Mid Levels

Jane Eastman, PNP

Jane grew up in rural western North Carolina.  She began her nurses training at Gardner-Webb College, completed her BSN at Radford University in Virginia, and received her MSN and nurse practitioner training at the University of California, San Francisco.  She worked at the UCSF outpatient clinic until moving back to North Carolina.  Jane has been at Blue Ridge Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine since 2006.

Celeste Halcomb, PA -C

Celeste was born in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent most of her early years in Arvada, Colorado and Herndon, Virginia.  She completed her undergraduate work at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Biology and Psychology, and also completed a Masters of Health Science at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.  Celeste began her career working in Hyden, KY, practicing Internal Medicine and providing school-based health care in four local elementary schools.  After working nearly four years in Kentucky, she relocated to Boone in 2013 with her amazing husband, Tony and children Madelyn and Liam.  Celeste and Tony love the outdoors, including mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding and traveling, although some activities are now limited with a new baby in tote.  They look forward to becoming actively involved in the local church and community.  Celeste is thankful for the opportunity to work at Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine!

Michelle H. Lubkemann, PA -C

Michelle H. Lubkemann, PA-CMichelle was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.  She graduated from Mars Hill College with a BS in biology and entered the Physician’s Assistant Program at Bowman Gray , Wake Forest Medical School in 1993.  Upon graduation, Michelle worked in a family practice in Fairmont, North Carolina for two years.  She joined Blue Ridge Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine full time in 1995.   She has since had three children, Austin, Amanda and Aaron and now works part time with us.  Michelle is married to Jonathan Lubkemann and is active volunteer at  Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

 

Jennifer Slagle, PA -C

Jennifer Slagle was born in Winston-Salem, NC and then spent her early years in New Jersey and Rhode Island before returning to North Carolina to live in Charlotte.  She completed her undergraduate work at Appalachian State University, studying French along with Biology, Psychiatry and Chemistry and then completing her Master of  Medical Science in PA Studies at East Carolina University.
After working in Raleigh in pediatrics for four years, Jennifer and her husband James (also an ASU alum) returned to Boone in July 2010, and Jennifer is thrilled to be working at Blue Ridge Pediatrics.  They both enjoy the many things the High Country has to offer, especially outdoor activities and live music.   They have an English Setter named Dublin who they rescued in February of 2009, and they love to spend time enjoying the outdoors with him as well.  Jennifer also enjoys regular exercise, cooking and reading in her leisure time.  Her other passions include travel and medical missions.

Allie B. Taylor, MHS, PA -C

Allie Taylor was born in Louisiana and grew up in Ashe County, North Carolina.  She attended Western Carolina University and graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Pre Professional Biology.  She earned a BS in Physician Assistant Studies from East Carolina University and a Master of Health Sciences degree from Duke University.   She has worked as a PA in Rocky Mount, NC and in Warrensville, NC prior to joining Blue Ridge Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine in 2008.  She has a passion for working with children and is thankful to be a part of the Blue Ridge Peds team.  Allie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.  She enjoys scuba diving, hiking, camping, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities. She is blessed with a wonderful husband Duane and they currently reside in Ashe County.

 

Jamie C. Glover, CPNPwork picture

Jamie was born in and grew up in Boone, North Carolina.  She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a B.S. in Nursing.  She completed her Masters of Science of Nursing and nurse practitioner training at UNC Chapel Hill.  Jamie is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP).  After graduation she worked for a private practice in Apex, North Carolina then joined Blue Ridge Pediatrics in 2015.  Jamie and her husband Sam recently relocated to the High Country with their crazy yellow lab, Gracie. She is excited to move back up to her home town and serving the community she grew up in. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys cooking and baking, running, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Tar Heels.

Jill Czaja, PA-C

Jill grew up in a small town in southeastern Ohio. After graduating from High school, she entered the Physician Assistant program at Kettering College of Medical Arts, graduating with honors with her BS in PA studies. She and her husband decided to make North Carolina home, as they had enjoyed traveling there. They moved to Wilmington in 2002, where she worked in Internal and Family Medicine.  After the birth of her daughter, she decided to follow her passion and begin a full time Pediatric position in 2007. Their family grew to include a son and they decided to move to the mountains to enjoy more of the outdoor activities that they love. Jill began working in a rural health clinic in Spruce Pine in 2013. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to get back to full time pediatrics and join Blue Ridge in 2017. Their family has found a country home that they love, where she enjoys gardening, cooking and sewing. If she is not at work, they are probably camping.

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