Our Providers

Ashley Sasser, PA

Ashley Sasser.

Ashley Sasser earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2018. She then took a gap year and worked as a medical assistant in dermatology to gain medical experience. Afterwards she returned to Florida State University where she earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Practice, graduating in 2022. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and state licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine. Ashley is elated to begin her career helping women maintain their health and she strives to provide a comfortable environment for all of her patients. In her free time, she enjoys reading, kayaking, and exploring new cities with friends.


Olivia Sliwa, PA

Olivia Silwa.

Olivia Sliwa earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2018 from Florida Southern College and completed her Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2022 from South College in Knoxville, TN. She was born and raised in Brandon, Florida, and has returned to Florida to continue pursuing her career and be closer to family. Olivia is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed to practice in Florida by the Board of Medicine. She is committed to caring for her patients and providing a
safe, welcoming environment to ensure each patient gets the care they deserve. She is especially passionate about educating women so they feel empowered to make important decisions about their healthcare and prevent medical issues before they even occur. She is committed to continuously learning as the medical field advances to ensure each patient receives the highest quality care possible. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, dog, and exploring the outdoors.


Liana Jawad, PA

Liana Jawad, PA.

Liana Jawad is a certified physician assistant. She was born and raised in Ocala and is a lifelong Florida Gator. Her fascination with the intricacies of the human body and desire to help others led her to pursue a career in medicine. Prior to PA school, Liana worked alongside Dr. Riley in the operating room as the DaVinci robotics coordinator for 6 years.

She completed her Bachelor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in 2020 and Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2023 from the University of Florida. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and state licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine. Liana is a member of the American Academy of Physician Associates.

Liana is passionate about helping women in her native community improve their health and well-being and is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care. She is dedicated to guiding her patients through their surgical journeys and ensuring high-quality perioperative care by empowering and advocating for her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends, family, and dog Riley.


Kelsey Shaner, PA-C

Kelsey Shaner, PA-C

Kelsey Shaner, PA-C is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and state licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2019 and her Master of Science in Biology in 2020 from Charleston Southern University in North Charleston, South Carolina. Upon graduation, she began working in the Labor and Delivery department at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She quickly became passionate about the work and sought ways to advance her career in Women’s Health. She continued to work in Labor and Delivery throughout PA school and graduated with her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2023 from MUSC.

Kelsey is eager to begin her career in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as it has been her dream for many years. She is extremely dedicated to delivering high-quality care to her patients and constantly seeks new ways to do so.

Amanda Episcopo APRN

Amanda Episcopo APRN.

Amanda is a Florida native and currently resides outside of Ocala with her husband and their daughter. She began her initial career as a nurse in 2016 where she worked at UF Health Shands Gainesville as an ICU nurse. She then worked outpatient surgery in Ocala while attending Chamberlain University for her Masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in which she graduated in 2023. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Amanda is very excited to start her new journey in Women’s Health as her number one priority is providing the best, most efficient, comfortable care for each and every patient. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, music, going to church, and weekend getaways.