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Commonwealth Community Care

30 Northampton Street
Boston, MA, 02118

Contact Information

Voice: 617-433-9601 (TTY: 711)
Emergencies call above number 24 hours a day
Toll Free: 800-442-0520
Fax: 617-445-6538

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Transportation

  • MART (Metro Boston) 866-834-9991
  • The Ride (MBTA) 617-222-5123
  • Boston Cab 617-536-5010
  • Green Cab Company 617-628-1081
  • Cataldo Atlantic Ambulance (Revere/Somerville/Saugus) 978-607-0121
  • Eascare Ambulance (Boston/South Shore) 617-740-9200
  • Fallon Ambulance Service (Boston/South Shore) 617-698-0215

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Useful Links

Boston Center for Independent Living
Greater Boston Legal Service
City of Boston Disability Resources
  • Physicians
    Commonwealth Community Care physicians are internal medicine and disability specialists who provide regular examinations, home visits when needed, management and coordination of care in emergencies and in the hospital, consultation with specialists, and medical consultation to the primary care team.
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    Dhruva Kothari, MD

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    • Position: Medical Director
    • Certification: Internal Medicine
    • Education: MD, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons; AB cum laude, Economics, Harvard College
    • Residency: Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital
    • Special Interests: Primary Care, Inpatient Care

    Marilyn Clark, MD

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    • Position: Physician
    • Certification: Internal Medicine

    • Education: BA, Wellesley College
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • Residency: Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA
    • Special Interests: Primary care, special needs adults

    Thomas Barber, MD

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    • Position: Associate Medical Director; Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
    • Certification: General Internall Medicine
    • Education: MD, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine
    • Residency: Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital
    • Special Interests: Primary Care, Inpatient Care

    Thomas Peteet, MD

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    • Position: Primary Care Physician
    • Certification: Family Practice
    • Education: MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • Residency: Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Special Interests: Primary Care, Mental Illness, Addiction Services, Public Health

    Susan Walsh, MD

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  • Registered Nurses (RN) / Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
    CCA RNs and LPNs work collaboratively with the rest of the care team. They participate in the planning, implementing, and coordinating of health education and counseling for patients and their family. RNs and LPNs teach families and caretakers how to provide safe, effective care and help patients achieve optimal function at home. RNs also see patients in their community setting and provide direct skilled nursing care including patient assessment and case management in the context of both scheduled and urgent visits.

    Anesu B. Gambiza, RN

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    • Position: Primary Care RN
    • Certification: Registered Nurse
    • Education: BS in Biology and Sociology, Nebraska Wesleyan University; MS in Health Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Nurse Practitioners / Physician Assistants
    Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are your primary care clinicians and provide routine home or office visits for ongoing health issues, prompt intervention for new symptoms or problems, preventive health care and education, support and advocacy. The NPs or PAs coordinate all primary care and community services, and consultations with specialists.

    Alexandra McCaffrey, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: BS and MS in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions
    • Special Interests: Primary care, underserved populations

    Cara Russo, MSN, FNP-C

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: BA in Public Health, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; BS and MS in Nursing, Regis College
    • Special Interests: Public health, primary care, community-based practice, complementary and alternative therapies

    Evelyne Malfroy-Camine, MSN, AGNP-BC

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: M.S. and B.S. in Nursing, University of Massachusetts-Boston
    • Special Interests: Mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse

    Joan Robles, MSN, ANP-BC

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: MS in Nursing, Northeastern University; BA in International Affairs, Northeastern University
    • Special Interests: Community Health Education, Social Justice, Patient Advocacy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

    Kate Felicio, MSN, NP-C

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    • Position: Primary Care Team Leader
    • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: MS and BS in Nursing from Regis College

    Kimberly A. Newton, MS, PA-C

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    • Position: Primary Care Team Lead
    • Certification: Certified Physician Assistant
    • Education: B.A., Hampshire College; M.S., Northeastern University
    • Special Interests: Geriatrics, mental illness, chronic disease management

    Lourdnie Cherisol, MSN, FNP-C

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: BA, Tufts University; MSN in Nursing, Regis College
    • Special Interests: Dementias, multiple sclerosis, low income populations, migraines, hypertension, diabetes

    Michael Tenenbaum, MSN, ANP-BC

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Adult Primary Care
    • Education: BS and MS in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, Cambridge College, AS Respiratory Therapy

    Nicola Tesorero, NP-C

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    Sarah Kaye, NP-C

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    Sigrid Bergenstein, MSN, FNP-BC

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    • Position: Primary Care Team Lead
    • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, Wound Care Certified

    • Education: MS in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions
    • Special Interests: Primary care, Disabilities

    Svetlana Borochin, MSN, FNP-BC

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: BA in Sociology and Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst; BS in Nursing, MS in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions
    • Special Interests: Family primary care and underserved populations

    Theresa Lovejoy, PMHNP-BC

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    • Position: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: MS in Nursing, Regis College; BS in Nursing, Emmanuel College; Diploma in Nursing, New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing
    • Special Interests: Mental health, substance abuse

    Taryn Faro, MSN, FNP-BC

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: MS Nursing, Simmons College, BS, Health Science, Merrimack College
    • Special Interests: Primary Care, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health

    Vadra Ward Tabb, MSN, ANP-BC

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner, Manager of Education & Staff Development- East Side
    • Certification: Adult Primary Care
    • Education: BS, Political Science and Public Administration; Northeastern University, AD, Nursing, Bunker Hill Community College; MS, Nursing, Northeastern University
    • Special Interests: Adult Primary Care, Community Health Education

    Vera Belitsky, MSN, FNP-BC

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    • Position: Nurse Practitioner
    • Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Education: BA, Tufts University; MS in Nursing, Yale School of Nursing
    • Special Interests: Primary care, community health, underserved populations, complementary and alternative therapies

    Wendy Skelton, MS, PA-C

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    • Position: Associate Clinical Director
    • Certification: Physician Assistant
    • Education: BA in Psychology, Dartmouth College
      MS, Physician Assistant Studies University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • Special Interests: Primary Care; Disabilities

    Colleen M. Hanlon, FNP-BC

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  • Behavioral Health / Social Work Support
    The behavioral health team includes behavioral health specialists and social workers. The team collaborates with our primary care clinicians to address the emotional and behavioral health issues confronting patients. Social workers help with housing, family issues, and access to services. Behavioral health specialists coordinate treatment for issues such as depression, trauma, and anxiety.

    Christine Cannon

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    Position: LICSW, Behavioral Health Specialist

    Damina Soares

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    Position:  Health Outreach Worker

    Debra Lyons

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    • Position: Behavioral Health Support Coordinator
    • Education: BS in Psychology, Salem State College; M Ed in Psychological Studies, Cambridge College; Certificate in Applied Neuroscience, Cambridge College; Certificate in Neurodevelopmental Approach in Education, Plymouth State University
    • Special Interests: Assessing individuals with disabilities and behavioral health needs from a Neurodevelopmental approach. Neurofeedback provider.

    Donniece Watson

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    Position: Health Outreach Worker

    Patricia “Paddy” McDonald, Health Outreach Team Supervisor

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    • Position: Health Outreach Worker Team Supervisor & Housing Specialist
    • Certification: NAHRO-certified Public Housing Manager, NAHMA-certified Certified Professional of Occupancy, Spectrum-certified Credit Compliance Professional
    • Education: Over 25 years of affordable housing management experience, including Director of Management for the Somerville Housing Authority and Lowell Housing Authority
    • Special Interests: Housing, legal

    Rosalyn Flores

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    Position: Health Outreach Worker
  • Physical / Occupational Therapists
    Physical and Occupational Therapists provide home assessments and therapy as needed including instruction to personal care attendants and other caretakers at the patient’s request, and consultation with hospital physical therapy programs, seating clinics, and durable medical equipment vendors.

    Kim Zimmerman, OTR/L

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    • Position: Occupational Therapist
    • Certification: Occupational Therapist
    • Education: BS Occupational Therapy, Utica College of Syracuse University
    • Special Interests: Integrative and holistic manual therapies, seating and positioning, spinal cord injuries

    MaryAnn Girardi, PT, DPT, ATP

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    • Position: Manager of Rehabilitation Services
    • Certification: Assistive Technology Practitioner, RESNA
    • Education: BS Physical Therapy, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, DPT Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
    • Special Interests: Seating and wheeled mobility
  • Durable Medical Equipment Staff
    The Durable Medical Equipment team works behind the scenes to coordinate and arrange for all your home medical equipment and supplies. Their commitment to customer service and extensive product knowledge ensures that medically appropriate equipment and supplies are delivered in a timely fashion.

    Mary Hedges, DME Coordinator

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  • Administrative Staff
    Commonwealth Community Care’s administrative team plays a vital role in ensuring that patients receive accessible, high quality health care by working closely with each other and our clinicians. Whether coordinating specialty referrals, arranging for transportation or refilling medication requests, they are dedicated to providing individual care and attention.

    Daphney Balan, Vice President, Primary Care Operations

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    Michelle SanGiuliano, Operations Manager

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    Krystle Finn, Office Manager, CCC Boston

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    Rosemary Sumadi, Clinical Support Coordinator

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    Nicole Peeples, Clinical Support Coordinator

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