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All Providers Directory (A-Z)

The South End Community Health Center Medical Services Department offers the whole spectrum of primary care specialties (Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, Women’s Health and Family Medicine). In addition we offer specialty care in Neurology, Podiatry and Dermatology. We have an integrative and collaborative model, with emphasis on the individual and the Health Center as their Medical Home.

Behrens, Kristen | OD


Department: Eye Care
Certification: Optometrist
Medical School: New England College of Optometry, 2012
Area(s) of interest: Primary Care Optometry
Languages spoken: English

Belton, David | PhD

Director of Community Based Flexible Support (CBFS)

Department: Behavioral Health/Community Based Flexible Support
Certification: Licensed Psychologist Provider
Medical School: Boston College, 1985
Area of interest: Serious mental illness, psychiatric rehabilitation
Languages spoken: English

Daniels, Kate | FNP

Department: Family Medicine, Dr. Gerald Hass Center
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
Graduate School: Columbia University. 2014
Area of interest: Adult care, pediatric care, women’s health
Languages spoken: English

Davis, Elizabeth | MD

Chief of Adult Medicine

Department: Adult Medicine, Behavioral Health
Certification: MD
Graduate School: University of Tel Aviv, Sackler School of Medicine, 1999
Residency: Residency in Primary Care at Cambridge Health Alliance (2002), Fellowship in Psychometric Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance (2003), Residency in Psychiatry at Harvard Longwood Program (2006), and Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (2009).
Area of interest: Intersection of medicine and psychiatry, substance use disorders, forensic psychiatry
Languages spoken: English

Demertsidis, Natalia | LMFT

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: LMFT, Marriage and Family Psychotherapist
Graduate School: University of Massachusetts, Boston
Area of interest: Anxiety, Depression
Languages spoken: Greek, Spanish, English

Gaul, Magda B. | DMD

Department: Dental Care
Licensed: Faculty License from Boston University
Dental School: Degree obtained abroad, 1998
Area of interest: Special needs patients, seniors and children
Languages spoken: English, Spanish and Portuguese

Goldman, Laurie L. | RN, BSN, PsyD

Director of Training

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Registered Nurse
Graduate School: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 1993
Area of interest: Relationships, domestic violence issues, recovery from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, medical illness and learning issues.
Languages spoken: English

Guevara, Anghelo | ABOC, NCLEC


Department: Optical Shop
Certification: Licensed Optician
Medical School: Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Areas of interest: Full scope opticianry
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Hamilton-Mason, Johnnie | MSW, PhD

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: LICSW
Residency: Smith College School for Social Work, 2002
Area of interest: adults, children, adolescents, women and families–trauma and severe mental illness
Languages spoken: English

Hariawala, Rekha | DMD

Vice President, Dental Services

Department: Dental Care
Medical School: Boston University School of Dental Medicine, 1996
Area of interest: Advocacy, underserved populations, adolescent medicine
Languages spoken: English and three Indian languages

Hyman-Casilli, Sarah | MSW, LICSW

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: LICSW
Graduate School: Simmons College School of Social Work, 2007
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Hsu, Ho-Wen | MD


Department: Pediatrics
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, Infectious Disease
Graduate School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1984
Area of interest: Infectious disease research
Languages spoken: English and rudimentary Spanish

King, Jemima | MS, MHC

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: Mental Health Counselor
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Lareau-Meredith, Bennett | NP

Director of Women’s Health

Departments: Adult Medicine, Women’s Health & Urgent Care
Certification: ANCC
Graduate School: MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2012
Area(s) of interest: Primary care, sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ care
Languages spoken: English and Intermediate Spanish

Levasseur, Kathryn | NP

Department: Adult Medicine, Women’s Health
Certification: Nurse Practitioner, AGPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Medical School: MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2015
Medical Area(s) of Interest: Women’s health, nutrition
Languages: English

Makhoul, Nicole | DDS

Department: Dental Care
Certification: Doctor of Dental Surgery
Medical School: McGill University
Residency: MH Children’s
Medical Area(s) of Interest: Dental implants, dental surgery and orthodontics
Languages: French, Spanish and Italian

Malagon-Meagher, Andrea | MSW, LICSW

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: LICSW
Graduate School: Simmons College School of Social Work, 2007
Interests: Children, adults and families, struggling with intergenerational trauma, PTSD, trafficking and acculturation issues. Dyadic therapy focused on attached and culturally appropriate parenting skills.
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

McMahon, Lillian | MD


Department: Pediatrics
Certification:
Graduate School:
Area of interest:
Languages spoken: English

Mirajkar, Vrushali | BDS, CAGS


Department: Dental Care
Certification: Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
Residency: Boston University Dental School
Dental School: YMT Dental College, India
Hobbies: Reading, music, art
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati and French

Myers, Kevin | NP, ACRN


Department: Adult Medicine
Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Aids Care Registered Nurse
Medical School: Northeastern University
Areas of interest: Infectious disease, HIV/AIDS care, public health, primary care, LGBT health
Languages spoken: English

Ochoa, Nelson E. | PhD

Co-Director of Training

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: LICSW
Graduate School: Simmons College, PhD, 2009; Simmons College, MSW, 1996
Area of interest: Psychotherapy with immigrants and adults
Languages spoken: Spanish and English

Okpokwasili-Johnson, Ebele | MD

Medical Director, Behavioral Health

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: MA Licensed
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine and School of Public Health
Area of interest: General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Pedraza, Noemi | MD


Department: Adult Medicine
Certification: Internal Medicine
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, 1967
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Perez-Gil, Gabriela | MA


Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: MA in Psychoanalytics
Medical School: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalytics
Residency: Latino Partial Program at Arbour Hospital
Area of interest: Individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Work with ex-incarcerated survivors (POWR). Trama, cultural sensitivity, client-centered, art therapy.
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Pokasuwan, Nathallie | MD

Department: Family Medicine
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine
Graduate School: Jagiellonian University Medical College, 2012
Residency: Family and Community Medicine at Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2015
Areas of Interest: Primary care of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or poverty, preventive health care, management of chronic diseases
Languages spoken: English, intermediate French, conversational Spanish and Polish

Rao, Sneha | RN, PNP


Department: Pediatrics
Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Graduate School: MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2012
Languages: English and Spanish

Riseberg, Robyn | MD

Chief of Pediatrics

Department: Pediatrics
Certification: Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, Mass License in Medicine
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2002
Residency: Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics, 2005
Area of interest: Advocacy, underserved populations and adolescent medicine
Languages spoken: English and conversational Spanish

Scardina, Robert | DPM


Department: Podiatry
Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Medical School: California College of Podiatric Medicine, 1975
Residency: New England Deaconess Hospital, 1977
Area of interest: Diabetic foot conditions, foot deformities, sports medicine, general foot care
Languages spoken: English

Schotz, E. Martin | MD

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: MA Licensed
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, 1969
Area of interest: General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Languages spoken: English

Selter, Phyllis | MD


Department: Pediatrics
Certification: National Boards, Pediatric Boards
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1970
Languages spoken: English

Shah, Manish | OD

Vice President of Eye Care

Department: Eye Care
Certification: Licensed to practice optometry in Massachusetts and Residency trained in ocular disease
Graduate School: The New England College of Optometry, 2002
Area of interest: Full scope optometry
Languages spoken: English

Shaw, Karen J. | APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Graduate School: Northeastern University, 2001
Area of interest: Adult psychiatry and mental health
Languages spoken: English

Sheldon, Deborah | NP

Department: Urgent Care
Certification: AANP, Family Nurse Practitioner
Graduate School: Kennesaw State University, 1999
Area(s) of interest: Preventative medicine and Teaching
Languages spoken: English and intermediate Spanish

Silva, Kevin | ABOC, NCLEC

Department: Optical Shop
Certification: Licensed Optician
Area(s) of interest: Optical services
Languages spoken: English, intermediate Spanish

Silvia, Richard J. | PharmD, BCPP


Department: Clinical Pharmacy
Certifications: Doctor of Pharmacy, Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy
Education: University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy
Areas of Interest: Adult mental illness, including mood and anxiety disorders; integrated behavioral health and the interface of behavioral and medical health
Languages spoken: English

Daly, Nichole T. | MS RD LDN

Department: Nutrition/Dietetics
Certification: Certification: Registered Dietitian (RD), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
Graduate School: Framingham State University Coordinated Program in Dietetics, 2015
Area of interest: Primary Care Nutrition and Community Nutrition
Languages spoken: English, Intermediate Spanish

Simpson, Daniel | MD

Site Residency/Educational Director

Department: Adult Medicine
Certification: Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, 1984
Residency: Boston Medical Center, 1987
Area of interest: Diabetes, HIV and medical education
Languages spoken: Fluent in English and Spanish

Terenzio, Andrea | NP

Department: OB/GYN
Certification: Nurse Practitioner
Graduate School: BSN Simmons College, 1993; MS Boston College, 1996
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Tetteh-Lyons, Ruth | ANCC, FNP-BC

Department: Adult Medicine
Certification: ANCC, FNP-BC
Medical School: Boston College, 2013
Medical Area(s) of Interest: Mental health, minority health, preventative medicine
Languages: English, Ghanaian languages

Turner, Shani | PhD

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: PhD, Clinical Psychology
Medical School: Wichita State University, 2011
Residency: Boston Children’s Hospita, 2012
Area of interest: Children and adolescence, Trauma Focused-CBT, school based clinical services
Languages spoken: English

Vargas-Vila, Raquel | CNM, MSN

Department: OB/GYN
Certification: Certified Nurse Midwife
Midwifery School: Yale University, School of Nursing
Residency: Connecticut Childbirth and Women’s Center
Areas of Interest: Contraception, teen pregnancy and normal pregnancy
Languages: English and Spanish

Villa, Richy C. | MSW, LICSW

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: LICSW
Graduate School: Boston College, MSW, 2012
Area of interest: Person-centered and relational therapy with individuals and groups; depression; anxiety; trauma; sexual & gender identity; multiculturalism; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships and families
Languages spoken: English

Walden, Raymond | LICSW, MSW

Vice President, Behavioral Health Services

Department: Behavioral Health
Certification: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Graduate School: Simmons School Of Social Work
Area of interest: Child, adolescent mental health, mood disorders and adult serious mental illness
Languages spoken: English

Weissberg, Erik | OD, FAAO

Department: Eye Care
Certification: License to practice optometry in Massachusetts
Medical School: New England School of Optometry, 1997
Area of interest: Pediatric and bionocular vision
Languages spoken: English