Dr. Beth Harvey is grateful to have grown up in Olympia and is glad to give back to such a great community. After graduating from Capital High School, she attended a 6-year combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society. While in Kansas City she ran cross-country for UMKC and is proud that she never came in last. For residency, she moved to Salt Lake City and trained at Primary Children's/the University of Utah where she indulged in lots of skiing and hiking. Here she received the Resident Service to Children Award. Following residency, she stayed on as Chief Resident and co-led a community outreach project with AmeriCorps focusing on healthcare access to the Hispanic community.
Luckily, Dr. Harvey was able to move back home to join the practice that cared for her as a child. Dr. Harvey is a past president of the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is on the Board of the Washington Vaccine Association and Best Start Washington. She spends a lot of her time advocating for children and loves to read, travel, and root for the Seattle Sounders with her husband and son.
Dr. Harvey feels that caring for her patients is like taking care of her own family. Her favorite part of her job is being a consistent part of children's lives and she feels most proud when her patients like to come to the doctor.
Dr. Lisa Lee
Lisa Lee grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Stanford University where she graduated in the honors program in History. She attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago and returned to California to complete her pediatric residency at UC Davis Medical Center where she received the award for excellence in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She practiced as a general pediatrician for several years in the Bay Area before moving to Olympia to join South Sound Pediatrics in 2001. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics with successful recertifications most recently in 2018. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr Lee enjoys all aspects of pediatrics with special interests in asthma and allergies. She and her husband live in Olympia with their daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at her daughter’s school, traveling, working out and cooking. She served on the Community Advisory Board for the Junior League, was a Girl Scout Troop Leader and completed her term as Co-Chair of the School Commision of her daughter’s school.
Dr Lee feels that it is truly an honor and privilege to take care of children. Her patients have made her career in pediatrics exciting and rewarding. She feels so grateful that parents have entrusted their children to her to care for their wellbeing and health. It is exciting to see her patients grow up.....walking, saying their first words, going to school for the first time and graduating. It is a journey that she has thoroughly enjoyed.
Dr. Beverly Jane Lirio
Dr. Beverly Jane Lirio grew up in Manila, Philippines. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. After graduation from medical school, she worked under the Department of Health as a rural health physician for families. She then moved to the United States and completed her pediatric residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center - New York University in Staten Island, New York. She is board certified in Pediatrics and was in practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico for 7 years before moving to Olympia and joining South Sound Pediatrics in 2008.
Dr. Lirio and her husband have three daughters. Their family enjoys bonding together while traveling, hiking, kayaking, and even dancing!
It gives Dr. Lirio extreme happiness to be a part of every child's life. She considers her patients her extended family. She believes that every child is special and enjoys interacting with them from infancy to adolescence.
Dr. Sylvia Morales-Bronner
Dr. Morales was born and raised in Bogata, Colombia. In 2002, Dr. Morales-Bronner was awarded the title of Medical Surgeon from the National University of Colombia. She joined Miami Children's Hospital in 2005, as a Resident in Categorical Pediatrics, where she was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She practiced as a pediatrician in Puyallup, Washington for four and a half years before joining South Sound Pediatrics. Dr. Morales is board-certified and a bilingual medical professional. She is also an avid breastfeeding supporter.
Dr. Morales currently lives in Yelm, Washington with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She experiences extraordinary joy in taking care of children and developing long-lasting relationships with their families.
Dr, Kathy Tran
Dr. Tran grew up from Fort Worth, Texas and went to medical school at UNT Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She continued onto residency in Houston at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. She was attracted to the trees and mountains of the PNW and moved across the country to practice as a pediatrician.
She currently lives with her husband and two fluffy dogs. They enjoy hiking, biking, running, and exploring new restaurants.
Dr. Chelsea Welsh
Dr. Chelsea Welsh grew up in Auburn, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then moved to Mississippi, where she served as a high school science teacher in an underserved school as a Teach for America teacher. This experience inspired her to continue to work to improve the lives of children by becoming a pediatrician. She returned to the University of Washington for medical school and graduated on to residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Welsh was excited to move back home to Washington to join South Sound Pediatrics. She is passionate about being a consistent part of children’s lives and helping children develop healthy habits and lifestyles as they grow into healthy adults. She enjoys combining her education and medical backgrounds to help her patients better understand their health.
Dr. Welsh lives with her husband and young son. They enjoy biking, playing board games, and baking together.
Jaime Plewa is originally from California. She graduated from UC Davis in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in physiology before moving to New York where she earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Columbia University in 2002. Jaime returned to the west coast to attend the University of Washington, graduating in 2005 with a Masters of Nursing and becoming a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She worked for 10 years at a practice in Centralia before joining South Sound Pediatrics in July of 2016. Jaime lives in Olympia with her husband and four children.