Wendy Z. Hawley, MD, FAAP

Dr. Hawley has practiced pediatrics in Kitsap County since 1996. She founded Sound Pediatrics in 2011 at Cascade View Medical Center in Poulsbo. She graduated from Harvard University receiving a B.A. Cum Laude in General Studies with a concentration in Social Anthropology. While at Harvard she was a Varsity soccer player and captain her senior year. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Washington and then completed a civilian Pediatric Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2017 she will begin a two year Fellowship at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and pursue board certification in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Hawley feels it is a privilege to provide healthcare to children and develop a close relationship with their families. She enjoys the opportunity to care for children as they grow and develop from infancy through adolescence. More recently she has focused her ongoing medical education and training on nutrition, environmental health, preventive medicine, and functional medicine. Dr. Hawley lives in Poulsbo, WA with her husband, Rob, a High School Math and Science teacher. She has two children, Ruthie and Joe. Ruthie has graduated from college, with degrees in Environmental Science and Women’s Studies and is now living in Seattle and works at Amazon. Joe attends Springfield College in Massachusetts where he will study Sports Management and play lacrosse. Dr. Hawley enjoys gardening, dog walking and hiking. 

Dr. Macdonald grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and attended the University of Idaho where she graduated with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics.  After practicing as a clinical dietitian for several years, she decided to pursue a career in medicine.  She graduated from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa, and subsequently began her residency in pediatrics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.  Following her residency, Dr. Macdonald was selected to serve as Chief Resident in pediatrics, where she further developed her teaching and clinical skills.  She has since practiced in both private and academic settings, as well as inpatient and outpatient medicine, but greatly enjoys the continuity and relationships of community pediatrics and primary care.  Though Dr. Macdonald feels honored to care for children of all ages and enjoys the rewards and challenges of each stage in childhood, she has a special interest in early infancy and nutrition, (including lactation and breastfeeding support), and adolescent care.  Because of her background in nutrition, Dr. Macdonald is a strong advocate for child wellness that integrates diet, lifestyle, and mental health with an evidence-based medical practice.  As a mother of two young children, (Lily and Colin), Dr. Macdonald is well aware of the challenges of parenting and believes that the partnership between parents and pediatricians can be more than just discussing growth charts and milestones; indeed, she aspires to help foster true health and happiness for the whole family. Dr. Macdonald is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Additionally, she has maintained her national certification as a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Emily Macdonald, DO, RD, FAAP



Dr. Ellgass grew up in South Bend, Indiana, attended the University of Notre Dame, and majored in literature and science. It was there that she volunteered at a local clinic and discovered the joys of practicing medicine. She received a full scholarship to medical school at Indiana University and completed her Pediatrics Residency at Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio. She moved to Misawa, Japan to serve as one of two pediatricians on a U.S. Air Force base. Stabilizing children and transporting them gave her a profound respect for EMS providers stateside. After military service she practiced pediatrics in the San Francisco Bay Area, working for Stanford Children’s Health evaluating newborns at the hospital and providing care for children and adolescents at the clinic. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Committed to lifelong learning, Dr. Ellgass serves on the AAP planning committee for the national conference. Dr. Ellgass draws from her varied geographic and cultural experiences to partner with parents to provide the best care for each child. She lives in Poulsbo with her husband and young daughter, Autumn. Her interests include reading, running, and hiking. She is thrilled to serve the patients of Sound Pediatrics. 

Katie Ellgass, MD, FAAP