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
  • Cooksey, Alicia FNP
  • Deglialberti, Jessica FNP
  • DelDotto, Dana PharmD
  • DiTullio, Christine
  • Dobles, Elizabeth MD
  • Eisley, Robin FNP
  • Ganem-Rosen, Arielle FNP
  • Gleckel, Missy MD
  • Grecchi-Seyral, Greta FNP
  • Hallowell, Toshal PharmD
  • Hernandez, Pablo MD (Chief Medical Officer)
  • Kerr, Jamie FNP
  • Kostecki, Anita MD
  • Mathews, Abigail FNP (Assistant Medical Director APC)
  • McMahan, Anna MD (Medical Director)
  • Miwanda, Esther NP
  • Moore, Molly MD
  • Ortega, Danielle MD
  • Patel, Aesha PharmD
  • Peralta, Stefania FNP
  • Pojani, Elonia PharmD
  • Polimeni, Emma FNP
  • Randall, Julia MD
  • Raymond, Donna FNP
  • Robbins, Stacie PharmD
  • Salonen, Satu MD
  • Schechter, Mark DPM
  • Schierberl, Grace FNP
  • Schmidt, Lauren FNP
  • Shah, Lisetta MD
  • Teixeira, Amaryllis (Pina) FNP
  • Waice, Leonard DO
  • Zheng, Anna MD

Nutritionists: 19 Tacoma

  • Holden, Suzanne LD
  • Salgado, Ilene LD

Optometrists: 631 Lincoln Street

  • Assleta, Leonore OD

  • Papandrea, Joseph OD
  • Seshadri, Jayasree OD

Dental Providers: 19 Tacoma 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
  • Kateb, Lucy DMD
  • King, Tina (Director of Dental Services)
  • Nadimpalli, Parvathi DMD
  • Naik, Kiran DMD
  • Orta, Claudia RDH
  • Pahari, Ganga DMD
  • Pariente, Raul RDH
  • Telikicherla Kandala, Shanti DMD

Behavioral Health Providers: 605 Lincoln Street

  • Cooke, Cailley LCSW
  • 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 (VP of Behavioral Health)
  • Maneri, Lucia LMHC
  • Mangiameli, Jessica LCSW
  • Marles Orabone, Randy LMHC
  • Martins, Tatiana MA
  • McLaren, Demi LICSW
  • Plante, Jacqueline LCSW
  • Poku-Mensah, Dilys PMHNP
  • Pratt, Nancy MD
  • Vandroux, Adriana LMHC
  • Waters, Richard PsyD
  • Woodman, Sagitta LICSW
  • Worrell, Sylvia MD


Medical Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • D’Amico, Lauren FNP

  • Fernandes, Marcela PharmD (Director of Pharmacy)
  • Hanson, Natasha PAC
  • Marwill, Sandra MD
  • Matz, Marianne FNP
  • Mekrut, Samantha MD (Medical Director)
  • Monzon-Cabrera, Yasinca FNP
  • Richmond, Gillian MD
  • Shah-Canning, Deval MD
  • Solomon, Deena MD
  • Wu, Cindy PharmD

Dental Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Carpentier, Nelson DMD

  • Tran, Phi DMD
  • Vakili, Nader DMD (Dental Site Director)

Behavioral Health and Social Service Providers: 354 Waverly Street

  • Brusky, Susan LICSW

  • Dos Santos, Rafaela PMHNP
  • Lewis, Andrea LICSW
  • Malo, Taulant MA
  • Santos, Flavia LCSW

Optometrists: 354 Waverly Street

  • Behrens, Kristen OD

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


Medical Providers: 42 Cape Road

  • D’Ottavio, Gina MD

  • Engel, Sydney FNP
  • Kells, Deirdre FNP
  • Norton, Cynthia DO (Medical Director)
  • Oupravanh, Phouangmaly CNP
  • Salvi, Stephanie FNP
  • Scully, Sophia FNP
  • Tran, Jennifer MD

Behavioral Health Providers: 42 Cape Road

  • Margulis, Maria Luz LICSW
  • Ward, Ryan MA