Mallory Weiss, BSN, RN
Founder, Owner, CEO
Hometown: Parkston, SD
Alma mater: South Dakota State University
Current city: Palo Alto, CA
Mallory grew up on a cattle, corn and soybean farm in rural South Dakota and graduated with a bachelors of science in nursing from SDSU in 2011. She worked in the cardiac ICU at the Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota from 2009-2014, the medical surgical ICU at HonorHealth from 2014-2015 and procedural float pool and outpatient infusion at Dignity Health from 2014 - 2017. She launched Solos in 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ with the intent to deliver exceptional patient care void of the bureaucracy of large healthcare systems.
Mallory resided in Scottsdale, AZ from 2014 to 2019 and launched the Bay Area Solos branch in 2018. She is excited to call Palo Alto, CA home now and continue to expand Solos in both states. Mal is an animal lover and in her free time enjoys watching and attending sporting events, (football, basketball, golf, she loves them all), hot yoga, honing her cooking skills, exploring San Francisco, helping on her family farm, walking, running, and being outdoors.
Lisa Lal, LVN
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Alma mater: School of Practical Nursing Pleasant Valley, NY
Current city: Bay Area, CA and Scottsdale, AZ
Lisa has 34 years of nursing experience in the Pre-Op and Post-Op unit. She worked at the Los Gatos Surgical Center in California. Solos- Concierge Nursing has been her main focus since 2017. She has a strong interest in patient care and advocacy.
During her free time, Lisa loves to connect with her friends in the Bay Area. She is the social director of planning outings for her friend group nicknamed the "Ya-Yas". She also loves spending her vacations with her 3 grandchildren. They are the love and "energy-boosters" of her life.
Kim Christifulli, BSN, RN
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Alma mater: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee aka UWM
Current city: Phoenix, Arizona
2008-2015: Progressive Care Unit at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix aka BUMCP
2015-2019: Float Pool at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
2018-Current: Vasco Outpatient Infusion, specifically providing specialty infusion/injection therapy
Hobbies & interests: My dogs, Luigi and Tater! I also enjoy traveling, the Green Bay Packers, spending time with my husband and a good theme party. In addition, I love to dance, hike and take my beach cruiser for an occasional spin around the neighborhood experiencing the culinary offerings of Arcadia!
Lisa Behm, RN
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Current City: Scottsdale, AZ
Lisa spent most of her childhood moving around the midwest. She eventually settled in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She then moved to Chicago where she was fortunate enough to begin her nursing career in the ICU at Central DuPage Hospital. Throughout her time at CDH, she was able to float to a variety of units, including telemetry, cardiac ICU, and a medical surgical unit. She then went on to do agency work which allowed her to rotate through a large variety of units throughout Chicagoland hospitals. Prior to leaving IL and moving to AZ, Lisa spent four years providing private duty nursing care and hospice care.
Much of her free time is spent with her husband, three daughters, two dogs and two sugar gliders. She enjoys cycling, hiking, pilates and watching her daughters play soccer. One of her favorite places to spend time is at the beach. Lisa and her family remain active in the community through multiple volunteer opportunities.
Kelsy Sherman, Nursing Student Intern
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Alma mater: Arizona State University
Current city: Scottsdale, AZ
Nursing experience: Kelsy grew up in Scottsdale Arizona where she spent a lot of her time taking care of her mother with cerebral palsy. This embedded and sparked her love of caring for people. She decided to go into the field of nursing in high school where she got her CNA license and worked at an assisted care facility for a few years as well as in retail until she joined the Solos team in 2018 as a Nursing Student Intern. She is now getting ready to graduate with her BSN from ASU in May of this year and she is excited to be a fully caring for Solos patients and actively participating in the mission to end loneliness.
Hobbies & interests: In her free time Kelsy loves to hike Camelback mountain and go on nature adventures around AZ. As well as spending times outdoors she never misses an opportunity to take her two adorable Shih-tzus to the park where they like to go down the slide and Pet-CO to pick out their own treats.
Erica Basco, Nursing Student Intern
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Alma Mater: Arizona State University
Current City: Phoenix, AZ
Nursing Experience: Erica is currently in her last semester of nursing school. In 2017, she was involved in a research program called Viva Maryvale, a diabetes prevention intervention for Latino youth. She collaborated with researchers and other students for data collection and entry. In 2017, Erica also joined Solos- Concierge Nursing and has helped with anything from social media to website updates to shadowing patients. In May of 2019, Erica also did a nursing externship through the Mayo Clinic and worked with patients on the Neurosurgery/HEENT/Plastics floor.
Hobbies & Interests: Erica loves to spend her free time with friends and family and giving belly rubs to her pet pig, Boba. Erica also spends her time volunteering at the Honorhealth Deer Valley Hospital transporting patients. She also enjoys exploring art museums, working on art projects, and also finding new coffee shops to study at.