Advanced Practice Practitioners


 

Meet Our Advanced Practice Providers

Bill Walsh, PA-C

Bill has practiced medicine as a PA for almost 27 years after graduating from Stony Brook University in New York in 1991. He worked for five years at Booth Memorial Hospital in Queens, NYC as part of the Trauma team and house officer for General and Orthopedic Surgery services. After moving to Naples, FL, Bill was hired by a multi-specialty group and practiced General Cardiology for almost 10 years before joining our practice in 2008.

For the past 22 years, he has practiced in the NCH and PRMC hospital systems performing acute care for cardiac patients including ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and those with abnormal heart rhythms. Bill has supervised more than 20,000 nuclear stress tests and continues to provide the highest level of care for our hospital and clinic patients. Bill is married with two children and enjoys outdoor sports including softball and competitive marksmanship.

 

Matthew Palika, ARNP

Matt was born in Cleveland, OH, and grew up in rural North East Ohio. He received his BSN from Kent State. Matt has nine years of clinical nursing in cardiac telemetry, ICU, Heart Cath Lab, and EP lab. He received his MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from FGCU in 2006. Matt has had more than 10 years of experience as a nurse practitioner in cardiology, hospitalist, and EP services.

Matt is married with one child and two stepchildren. His oldest daughter also received her BSN from Kent State. He enjoys baseball and fossil hunting in his spare time.

 

Sasha Takala, ARNP

Sasha was born and raised in Naples, FL. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011. She worked at NCH for four years both as charge nurse and floor nurse on the cardiothoracic unit. She then went on to become a nurse practitioner through the University of Florida. Sasha has been practicing as a nurse practitioner with our team since she graduated in 2015. Sasha is married with two children and two dogs. She loves scuba diving and spending time at the beach with her family.


Amanda Schultz, ARNP

Amanda is from Darien, IL. She moved to Marco Island in 2005 and completed her Associate’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Edison State University. She received her Masters of Science degree from South University in 2016. Amanda had 10 years of experience as a cardiac telemetry nurse at NCH before becoming a nurse practitioner. She has been with this group since becoming a nurse practitioner in 2016. She enjoys spending time with her family and her pets in her spare time.

 

Lindsay Bello, PA-C

Lindsay grew up in beautiful Naples, FL. She attended the University of Florida and earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology. During her time at the University of Florida, Lindsay participated in various philanthropic events for the Children’s Miracle Network. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree, Lindsay spent a year or two working at UF Shands Emergency Room and Trauma Center.

She then attended Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Myers, FL, to earn her Master’s degree as a physician assistant. As a student, she was lucky enough to rotate through our practice. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with the highest distinction in her PA class. Lindsay has an English bulldog named Winnifred and a Bullmastiff named Luigi. She enjoys singing, pottery, and watching any Gators sports team.

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