Our Clinical Staff

Rachael Rutledge, CRNP

Rachael joined Surgical Association in March 2009. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2004 and her Masters of Nursing in Science in 2008 from the University of South Alabama. She is certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practioner.

Having been a Critical Care Nurse for 5 years at a local hospital, Rachael brings great nursing experience to our group.   Rachael is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practioners and Bay Area Nurse Practitioner Association.

Rachael and her husband have two young daughters and attend College Park Baptist Church.

Jill Hawkins, CRNP

Jill received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Mobile in 1996 and her Masters of Nursing in Science from the University of South Alabama in 2010.  She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She joined Surgical Association in March 2010 and brings years of experience from working in the CCU at a local hospital.

Jill serves as President of the local chapter of the Bay Area Nurse Practitioner Association and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

She is married and has one son.

Claudia Fantucci, CRNP

Claudia joined SAMPA in July 2019. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2013 from Cumberland University and recently graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Troy University. Her extensive experience includes time in the Emergency, Telemetry, Neurological, Orthopedics, and Medical-Surgical departments.

Claudia is a Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as the Bay Area Nurse Practitioner Association. She is also fluent in Spanish, having worked on bilingual pre- and post-operative patient education, as well as helping develop Spanish interpretation content for orthopedics.

She enjoys hiking with her husband, whom she recently married, and trying new restaurants in town.