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The South End Community Health Center Medical Services Department offers the whole spectrum of primary care specialties (Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology 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

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

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

Departments: Adult Medicine, OB/GYN, 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

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

Mazyck, Beth | MD, FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer

Department: Family Medicine
Certification: Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1984
Residency: Eisenhower Army Medical Center, 1987
Languages spoken: English

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, Gujrathi and French

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

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

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

Director 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

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

Silverstein, Lela | LDN

Department: Nutrition
Certification: Primary Care Nutrition (Board Certified)
Graduate School: Tufts University School of Nutrition, 1982
Area of interest: Primary Care Nutrition
Languages spoken: English and 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

Sterne, Thomas | MD

Chief of Adult Medicine

Department: Adult Medicine
Certification: Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, 1979
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1982
Area of interest: Culturally appropriate medicine, health policy and practice efficiency
Languages spoken: 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

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

White, K. Kittredge | PA-C

Department: Adult Medicine
Certification: NCCPA-certified
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicial College, 2006
Area of interest: Adult primary care, palliative care, general surgery, bariatric surgery
Languages spoken: English