Our Team

At Health and Rehabilitation of North Seattle, our dedicated staff is available 24-hours a day to meet your care needs. We treat our residents and their families as valued friends and respected members of our community.

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Nikki Graham
Executive Director

I have been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. I earned my Bachelor degree in Health Science at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. I began my career in 120-bed skilled nursing facility in St. Louis, MO and enjoyed watching residents get better and go home. I have primarily been in Admission and Marketing roles, but found myself interested in all aspects of nursing home management. I started with EmpRes in 2012 as the Admission and Marketing Director at Health & Rehabilitation of North Seattle. I then transitioned into an Administrator-In-Training role in 2014. I completed my program and transferred to an EmpRes building in Bellingham where I accepted the position as Executive Director. I transferred back to Health and Rehabilitation of North Seattle in December 2015, as it was much closer to home. When I am not at the center I enjoy spending time with my 2 children and husband. From March to October you most likely find me at a softball or baseball tournament! I also like to travel, spend time in the mountains and scrapbook!

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Azalea Agbo
Director of Nursing Services

Azalea Theresa Rivera Agbo was born and raised in the Philippines, where she received two years of Pre-Med schooling before migrating to the U.S. in 1992, where she pursued Nursing. She has had a variety of jobs in the medical field, including ER (emergency receiving), ICU (intensive care unit), CCU (critical care unit), Mental Health clinics, Children’s Hospitals, and for the last 15 years in long term care with the geriatric population.

“I try to be available to staff and residents when or where needed. I really enjoy HRNS because we have a pretty good team of staff here. My position as the Director of Nursing Services is with constant changing challenges which maintain my intense interest in the position. Sometimes it can be very tiring yet it causes me to wake up, get up, and get to work as there is always more to do. I presume that makes me a workaholic.”

Azalea and her husband Tim enjoy going out to dinner, hiking, reading, or just spending quality time with family.

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Dr. Sabine von Preyss-Friedman
Medical Director

A native of Germany, Dr. von Preyss-Friedman was named Medical Director of the Year by the American Medical Directors Association in 2011 and Top Doctor for Women - Geriatric Medicine by Seattle Magazine. She earned her medical degree in 1984 from Technische Universitaet Muenchen, in Germany and did a residency at Akron General Medical Center in Ohio.

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Kel Shively
Rehabilitation Manager

Kel has been a Physical Therapist since 2001. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, Florida. Working primarily in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California, Kel has gained experience in various clinical settings. This includes inpatient, outpatient, hospital, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. He has worked as a Physical Therapist at Health and Rehabilitation of North Seattle since 2014 and has been the acting Rehabilitation Manager since 2015. His approach to Rehabilitation draws on the collective clinical experience of his team. He encourages each therapist to provide their input and expertise when implementing therapy services in order to provide the most effective treatment for each resident. Outside of work, Kel enjoys running, travel, food, and spending time with friends.

    Quick Facts

  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • 119 beds
  • Admissions 24/7
  • Post-Acute Unit with Private Rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi For Residents and Guests
  • In-Room Telephone Access
  • Free Cable and Televisions in All Rooms
  • Medicare and Medicaid Certified
  • Preferred Provider in Several HMO Networks
Our Team