At 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

  • Alfred, Bronwyn NP
  • Azaroff, Lenore MD
  • Bay, Zachary MD
  • Cooksey, Alicia NP
  • Deglialberti, Jessica FNP
  • DelDotto, Dana PharmD
  • DiTullio, Christine
  • Dobles, Elizabeth MD
  • Eisley, Robin FNP
  • Ganem-Rosen, Arielle NP
  • Gillingham, Tyler NP
  • Grecchi-Seyral, Greta NP
  • Hallowell, Toshal PharmD
  • Hernandez, Pablo MD (Chief Medical Officer)
  • Kerr, Jamie NP
  • Keeling, Althea NP
  • Kostecki, Anita MD
  • Mathews, Abigail NP
  • McMahan, Anna MD
  • Moore, Molly MD
  • Pai, Shubha MD
  • Patel, Aesha PharmD
  • Patrick, Heather NP
  • Peralta, Stefania NP
  • Pojani, Elonia PharmD
  • Poku-Mensah, Dilys NP
  • Polimeni, Emma RN
  • Randall, Julia MD
  • Rawla, Jaya NP
  • Raymond, Donna FNP
  • Robbins, Stacie PharmD
  • Siegler, Kim PharmD (Director of Pharmacy)
  • Schechter, Mark DPM
  • Schierberl, Grace NP
  • Shah, Lisetta MD
  • Teixeira, Amaryllis (Pina) FNP
  • Waice, Leonard MD
  • Zheng, Anna MD

Nutritionists: 19 Tacoma

  • Holden, Suzanne LDN
  • Salgado, Ilene LDN

Optometrists: 631 Lincoln Street

  • Assleta, Leonore OD
  • Coyne, Sandra
  • Han, Mengli OD
  • Papandrea, Joseph OD
  • Seshadri, Jayasree OD
  • Stamm, Joseph OD

Dental Providers: 19 Tacoma Street

  • Aji, Ali DMD
  • Aldarawecheh, Firas RDH
  • Bampo Addo, Kyeremaa RDH
  • Clark, Michael RDH
  • Coull, Meaghan RDH
  • Ebers, Heidi RDH
  • Esfandiari, Gelareh RDH
  • Genna, Brian DMD (VP, Dental)
  • Jabah, Ehab DMD
  • Kateb, Lucy DMD
  • King, Tina (Dental practice Manager)
  • Mungovan, Rachel RDH
  • Nadimpalli, Parvathi DMD
  • Naik, Kiran DMD
  • Orta, Claudia RDH
  • Pahari, Ganga BDS
  • Pariente, Raul RDH
  • Telikicherla Kandala, Shanti Smitha DMD

Behavioral Health and Social Service Providers: 631 Lincoln Street

  • Aydın Tanriverdi, Kübra LMHC
  • Cooke, Cailley MA
  • Costigan, Laurie PsyD (Clinical Director of Behavioral Health)
  • Durning, Caroline LICSW (Assistant Director of Behavioral Health)
  • Eusebio, Justin PMHNP
  • Florman, Laura PMHNP
  • Herrman, Kathleen PsyD
  • Jarman, Vannary LICSW
  • Madonna, Jeffrey LMHC (Vice President of Behavioral Health)
  • Maneri, Lucia LMHC
  • Marles Orabone, Randy LMHC
  • Martins, Tatiana MA
  • McLaren, Demi LICSW
  • Poku-Mensah, Dilys PMHNP
  • Pratt, Nancy MD
  • Santos, Flavia LCSW
  • Skalski, Olivia PsyD
  • Vandroux, Adriana LMHC
  • Waters, Richard PsyD
  • Woodman, Sagitta LICSW
  • Worrell, Sylvia DO


Medical Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Brown, Emily NP
  • Cotulbea, Elena MD
  • D’Amico, Lauren NP
  • Garad, Teresia NP
  • Hanson, Natasha PA
  • Marwill, Sandra MD
  • Matz, Marianne NP
  • Mekrut, Samantha (Medical Director)
  • Monzon-Cabrera, Yasinca NP
  • Richmond, Gillian MD
  • Shah-Canning, Deval MD (Pediatrics)
  • Solomon, Deena MD
  • Wu, Emily MD

Dental Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Carpentier, Nelson DMD
  • Myung, Mijung DMD
  • Rivera Doi, Danielle DMD
  • Rodovalho, Manuela RDH
  • Tran, Phi DMD
  • Vakili, Nader DMD

Behavioral Health and Social Service Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Brusky, Susan LICSW
  • Dos Santos, Rafaela PMHNP
  • Lewis, Andrea LICSW

Optometrists: 354 Waverly Street

  • Behrens, Kristen
  • Damico-O’Connor, Jennifer OD
  • Han, Mengli OD
  • Frank, Louis OD
  • Shultz, Mark OD


Medical Providers: 42 Cape Road

  • Caulfield, Heather PA
  • D’Ottavio, Gina MD
  • Engel, Sydney NP
  • Finocchi, Sophia NP
  • Kells, Deirdre NP
  • Norton, Cynthia DO
  • Salvi, Stephanie NP
  • Scully, Sophia NP
  • Tran, Jennifer MD

Behavioral Health and Social Service Providers: 42 Cape Road

  • Dos Santos, Rafaela PMHNP
  • Margulis, Maria Luz LICSW