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 FNP
  • Azaroff, Lenore MD

  • Bay, Zachary MD
  • Borges, Lynn PharmD (Director of Pharmacy)
  • Brigham, Kelly PA
  • Cooksey, Alicia FNP
  • Deglialberti, Jessica FNP
  • DelDotto, Dana PharmD
  • DiTullio, Christine
  • Dobles, Elizabeth MD
  • Eisley, Robin FNP
  • Ganem-Rosen, Arielle FNP
  • Gibbons, Corinne MD
  • Gleckel, Missy MD
  • Grecchi-Seyral, Greta FNP
  • Hallowell, Toshal PharmD
  • Hernandez, Pablo MD (Chief Medical Officer)
  • Ingram, Bethany PharmD
  • Kerr, Jamie FNP
  • Kostecki, Anita MD
  • Lafleur-Omeler, Nancy FNP
  • Lisse, Brian MD
  • Mathews, Abigail FNP (Assistant Medical Director APC)
  • McMahan, Anna MD (Medical Director)
  • Moore, Molly MD
  • Papa, Debbie MD
  • Patel, Aesha PharmD
  • Patel, Manmohan PharmD
  • Peralta, Stefania FNP
  • Peristere, Peter PharmD
  • Pojani, Elonia PharmD
  • Polimeni, Emma FNP
  • Randall, Julia MD
  • Raymond, Donna FNP
  • Robbins, Stacie PharmD
  • Sarker, Nazmul PharmD (Pharmacy Manager)
  • Schechter, Mark DPM
  • Schierberl, Grace FNP
  • Schmidt, Lauren FNP
  • Shah, Lisetta MD
  • Teixeira, Amaryllis (Pina) FNP
  • Young, David PharmD (Vice President of Pharmacy)
  • Zheng, Anna MD

Nutritionists: 19 Tacoma

  • Holden, Suzanne LD
  • Salgado, Ilene LD

Optometrists: 605 Lincoln Street

  • Assleta, Leonore OD

  • Papandrea, Joseph OD
  • Seshadri, Jayasree OD

Dental Providers: 605 Lincoln Street

  • Aji, Ali DMD

  • Aldarawecheh, Firas RDH
  • Clark, Michael RDH
  • Ebers, Heidi RDH
  • Esfandiari, Gelareh RDH
  • Genna, Brian DMD (Vice President of Dental)
  • Jabah, Ehab DMD
  • King, Tina (Director of Dental Services)
  • Manal, Jabah DMD
  • Markley, Trista RDH
  • Nadimpalli, Parvathi DMD
  • Naik, Kiran DMD
  • Pahari, Ganga DMD
  • Rookey, Shaunie RDH

Behavioral Health Providers: 605 Lincoln Street

  • 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
  • Knapp, Rebecca MD
  • Kott, Leila LICSW
  • Madonna, Jeffrey LMHC (VP of Behavioral Health)
  • Malo, Taulant PsyD
  • Maneri, Lucia LMHC
  • Mangiameli, Jessica LCSW
  • Martins, Tatiana LMHC
  • McLaren, Demi LICSW
  • McGrail, Laura LICSW
  • Plante, Jacqueline LCSW
  • Poku-Mensah, Dilys PMHNP
  • Rapoza, Michaela LCSW
  • Vandroux, Adriana LMHC
  • Ward, Ryan PsyD
  • Waters, Richard PsyD


Medical Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Fernandes, Marcela PharmD (Director of Pharmacy)
  • Hanson, Natasha PAC
  • Marwill, Sandra MD
  • Matz, Marianne FNP
  • Maynard, Kathleen NP
  • Mekrut, Samantha MD (Medical Director)
  • Monzon-Cabrera, Yasinca FNP
  • Shah-Canning, Deval MD
  • Siegler, Kim PharmD
  • Shuman, Margot MD
  • Wu, Cindy PharmD

Dental Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Brown, Milisha RDH
  • Infante, Adalgisa RDH
  • Ndegwa, Josphat RDH
  • Tran, Phi DMD
  • Vakili, Nader DMD (Dental Site Director)

Behavioral Health and Social Service Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Dos Santos, Rafaela PMHNP
  • Jorge, Rocio
  • Santos, Flavia LCSW

Optometrists: 354 Waverly Street

  • Behrens, Kristen OD

  • Damico-O’Connor, Jennifer OD
  • Han, Mengli OD
  • Shultz, Mark OD


Medical Providers: 41 Cape Road

  • Cayer, Joshua PA
  • DiLernia, Andrew MD
  • D’Ottavio, Gina MD

  • Kells, Deirdre FNP
  • Norton, Cynthia DO (Medical Director)
  • Oupravanh, Mimi CNP
  • Rincón Rivero, Rosa MD
  • Salvi, Stephanie FNP
  • Scully, Sophia FNP
  • Tran, Jennifer MD
  • Tuffo, Sarah NP

Dental Providers: 41 Cape Road

  • Telikicherla Kandala, Shanti DMD (Dental Site Director)
  • Mendes, Jessica RDH
  • Salazar-Lazo, Karem RDH
  • Therien, Holly RDH

Behavioral Health Providers: 41 Cape Road

  • Margulis, Maria Luz LICSW
  • Ward, Ryan PsyD