Nikki Vernelli ARNP
Behavioral Health Consultant

Carrah James, PhD

Clinic(s): Yakima Pediatrics, CHCW Ellensburg Clinic

Education: Ph.D., School Psychology, Dept of Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology, University of Georgia Predoctoral Residency, Pediatric & Child Clinical Psychology, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children/Nemours Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship, Greenville (SC) Children’s Hospital
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Centre for Research in Family Health, IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie University

Experience:  Emphasis on pediatric, neurodevelopmental, and child clinical assessment, intervention, and multidisciplinary/ interprofessional consultation, but have also worked in general clinical, research, and government settings in various capacities serving parents, families, students, educators, adults with developmental disabilities, physicians/ medical providers, and community organizations/stakeholders.


Nikki Vernelli ARNP

Personal Interests/Hobbies

Reading and learning, stunt/sport kiting, kayaking, getting to know central Washington, and spending time with my family, friends, and Landseer Newfoundland puppy.

I Aspire to…

“Learn, to listen, to understand, to inspire and to be inspired, to be still and to make good trouble, to be bravely vulnerable, to confront and talk about and do hard things, to honor the people and places and circumstances of my own disadvantaged background by using the power and privilege of my education to be an advocate and activist for kindness, diversity, opportunity, justice, and shameless authenticity..”