Providers 2017-10-30T12:29:23+00:00

worc-168_providersAt Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center our combined staff of 350 people speaks 29 languages and comes from 35 countries.  Seventy-two percent of our staff are bilingual, of which 13% are trilingual.  We employ staff whose backgrounds reflect the diversity of our client community.  Increasingly, we recruit trilingual staff (primarily fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese).  All staff members receive ongoing cultural competency training.

All of our physicians are residency trained and board certified.  Our Medical Team includes family practice physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, optometrists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, chronic disease nurse case managers, medical assistants, nursing assistants, licensed dieticians, certified diabetes educators, HIV counselors and case managers, childbirth educators, certified lactation counselors and consultants, and patient navigators.  We have specialists on site including: obstetricians, gynecologists, podiatrists, cardiologists, dermatologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and ophthalmologists.

Our Dental Team includes dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental educators, and dental lab technicians, along with support staff who provide services at two dental sites in Worcester, one in Clinton, and one in Framingham.

Our Behavioral Health and Social Service team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, psychotherapists, caseworkers, and home visitors.

Our staff also includes health educators, youth educators, patient advocates, community health workers, and interpreters for Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Nepali and Arabic.  These positions are critical to effective service delivery, outreach to hard-to-reach underserved communities, providing health education, helping clients navigate the health care system, and advocating for clients.

Current List of Providers


Medical Providers: 19 Tacoma Street

  • Ahenkorah, Ama FNP
  • Bay, Zachary MD
  • Bebinger, David MD
  • Deglialberti, Jessica FNP-C
  • Dobles, Elizabeth MD
  • Eisley, Robin FNP
  • Forbes, Bernice MD (Pediatrics)
  • Grecchi, Greta NP
  • Gutierrez Sierra, Thyra MD
  • Hernandez, Pablo MD (Chief Medical Officer)
  • Holden, Suzanne LDN
  • Kahn, Willa MD
  • Kostecki, Anita MD
  • Mathews, Abigail NP
  • McMahan, Anna MD
  • Papa, Debra MD
  • Poku-Mensah, Dilys NP
  • Pratt, Nancy MD
  • Quinn-Beitscher, Alison NP
  • Randall, Julia MD
  • Raymond, Donna FNP
  • Schechter, Mark DPM
  • Sullivan, Brian MD
  • Teixeira, Amaryllis (Pina), FNP
  • Willett, Holly PA-C
  • Williams, Bronwyn NP

Specialists: 631 Lincoln Street

  • Papandrea, Joseph OD
  • Rozanski, Kathryn OD
  • Seshadri, Jayasree OD

Dental Providers: 19 Tacoma Street

  • Genna, Brian DMD (VP, Dental)
  • Gimbrone, Carl DMD
  • Jabah, Ehab DMD
  • Padmaja Nair, Mini BDS
  • Pahari, Ganga BDS
  • Pappu, Aruna DMD
  • Shi, Chen DDS

Behavioral Health and Social Service Providers: 19 Tacoma Street

  • Costigan, Laurie PsyD
  • Fierro, Mary PhD, LICSW
  • Maneri, Lucia LMHC
  • Moeuy, Vannary LCSW
  • Vandroux, Adriana LMHC
  • Waters, Richard PsyD


Medical Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Cotulbea, Elena MD
  • Dellhiem, Miriam NP
  • Gentile, Margaret NP
  • Kraft, Jessica NP
  • Marwill, Sandra MD
  • Matz, Marianne NP
  • McCoy, Megan MD
  • Ramakrishnan, Kavitha MD
  • Shah-Canning, Deval MD (Pediatrics) (Medical Director)
  • Super, Dinah NP
  • Watkins, Timothy MD (Pediatrics)
  • Wu, Emily MD

Dental Providers: 32 Concord Street

  • Elmajie, Tarek DMD
  • Vakili, Nader  DMD

Behavioral Health and Social Service Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Terrazas, Grace LCSW

Specialists: 72 Union Ave

  • Bake, Audra OD
  • Behrens, Kristen OD
  • Khalaf, Alia OD
  • Pugliese, David OD


Medical Providers: 42 Cape Road

  • Caulfield, Heather PA
  • D’Ottavio, Gina MD
  • Kells, Deirdre NP
  • Montagne, Megan PA-C
  • Norton, Cynthia DO


Dental Providers: 200 High Street

  • Chopra, Jasmine DMD
  • Nadimpalli, Parvathi DMD
  • Swarup, Azeez DMD