Dr. Stephen Alsdorf, family practice physician, is a graduate of UMass Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in the Boston area, at Boston University Family Medicine Program, Boston Medical Center and Codman Square Health Center. Dr. Alsdorf is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Medical Executive Committee of Berkshire Medical Center, where he is also on staff. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Keturah Baker, M.D., practices pediatric medicine at Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield. She is a 2017 graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine, and earned her undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She completed her pediatric residency at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, where she earned distinction as Resident of the Year. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and resides in the Berkshires.
Dr. Andrew Beckwith is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was a co-administrative chief resident. Dr. Beckwith has also served as Division Chief of OB-GYN at Berkshire Medical Center.
Certified Nurse Midwife Gretchen Chase-Rey has worked in Michigan since 2015 as a CNM, practicing at a federally qualified health center in Flint, Michigan, and at a hospital-based medical practice. Prior to becoming a nurse-midwife, she worked as a registered nurse for many years. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the Frontier School of Nursing and completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Indiana State University. She also holds a B.S. in education from Ferris State University.
Terrance “TC” Clarke is a family nurse practitioner at CHP Lee Family Practice, where he cares for adult patients. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing, he has worked previously in an urgent care setting and caring for patients with substance use disorders. He has also worked as a charge nurse in the Massachusetts state prison system, and he also served as a Peace Corps volunteer. A resident of Lenox, he enjoys hiking and helping behind the scenes at local theaters.
Dr. El Khoury received his Doctor in Medicine at Moscow Medical Academy in Russia. He was trained and practiced general surgery and trauma care at Staten Island University Hospital before receiving his OB/GYN, also at Staten Island University Hospital. He is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. He is fluent in French, Russian, Arabic, Lebanese and English.
Kathleen Floyd, family nurse practitioner, has been providing primary care for more nearly three decades, and has extensive experience in rural health and community nursing. She earned both her M.S. in nursing and her M.S. in family practice nursing from Pace University. She provides disease management, routine physicals on our mobile medical unit.
Alison Flynn is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at CHP Neighborhood Health Center. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Curry College, she went on to earn her M.S. at Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y. She is a Berkshire County native and worked as a registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital before becoming a primary care practitioner. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Alison’s primary focus is health promotion, disease prevention, and treating acute and chronic diseases.
Rebecca Gamache is a family nurse practitioner at CHP Neighborhood Health Center. After receiving her undergraduate degree from UMass-Amherst she went on to earn her M.S. at Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y. She is a Berkshire County native and worked as a registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center and Berkshire County ARC before becoming a primary care practitioner. Rebecca’s primary focus is health promotion and disease prevention, and she has a strong passion for holistic treatment options.
Laura Gariepy, family nurse practitioner, provides primary care to people of all ages in the Great Barrington area. After earning her undergraduate degree from George Washington University, she earned her M.S. in nursing at Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Boston. She worked as a nurse at Lee Family Practice prior to joining the Community Health Center in Great Barrington. Ms. Gariepy’s clinical interests include preventative care and wellness, as well as adolescent and women’s health.
Susan Greenberg-Yarmush, certified nurse-midwife, earned her master’s degree in midwifery from SUNY Downstate College of Nursing in Brooklyn and completed her B.S. in nursing from Columbia University Nursing School in New York. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree from Vassar College. Susan has been a staff midwife at Metropolitan Hospital (NYC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston) and Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC). She also worked in a private OB/GYN practice affiliated with Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA.
Dr. Horth, family practice physician, graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester and trained at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Her wide ranging medical interests include preventative medicine, adolescent and women’s health.
Janell Hostetler, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner who will see patients of all ages. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Masters in Nursing (MSN) from Chamberlain University in Illinois. She is board-certified in Family Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
As a family trained nurse practitioner, she provides care for patients of all ages. Her clinical focus includes: adult/pediatric and LGBTQIA+ care, wellness, prevention, and mindfulness. In addition to her registered nursing and family nurse practitioner certification, she is certified in pediatric advanced life support, and certified basic life support. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and is committed to personalized and compassionate patient care.
Ms. Hummel has more than 25 years of critical care, emergency and transport nursing. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Russell Sage College and went on to earn a Master of Public Administration as well as a second Master of Science in Nursing. She also served as Emergency Services Director for the Albany Fire Department.
Dr. Kaplan, family medicine physician, has more than three decades of experience caring for patients from birth through elder years. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency in family medicine at Middlesex Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Connecticut. In 1980, he became board certified in family medicine and in 1988, he earned additional certification in geriatric medicine.
Shannon Kurzeski is a family nurse practitioner at CHP Neighborhood Health Center in Pittsfield.
She earned her M.S. in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and she received her post-master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Before joining CHP, Ms. Kurzeski owned and operated her own family primary care practice in Ludlow, Complete Care for All. She has also worked in medical practices in the Springfield area, including Ludlow Pediatrics Inc., Caring Health Center and New England Sports, Orthopedic, Spine, and Rehab.
Dr. Lehmann received her Bachelor degree in Medicine and a Bachelor degree in Surgery at Trinity College, University of Dublin. Settling in the area in 1979, she has cared for residents of Berkshire County for almost 35 years in private practice. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Lehmann brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Dr. Levitan has been providing health care to children and adults in Berkshire County for more than three decades. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University at Albany, she earned her M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her family practice residency at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. Dr. Levitan has studied complementary medicine including nutrition, stress management techniques and homeopathy, and she offers these modalities to her patients.
Kimberly Loring is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield. She earned her master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Northeastern University in Boston, and she holds another master’s degree in education from Cambridge College in Boston; she earned her bachelor of science in nursing at Northeastern. At CHP Loring works with pediatric primary care clinicians and behavioral health team members caring for children in need of mental health support.
A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Wellesley College, Dr. Need completed her pediatric medicine internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and she completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her practice at Berkshire Pediatrics focuses on general pediatric medicine, and she has a special interest in newborn medicine and pediatric cardiology. Most recently, she practiced in the Boston area, and has been on staff at Mount Auburn Hospital. She has also held hospital appointments at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston. She has also worked at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MIT Medical Services and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston.
Dr. Lisa Nelson is a University of Massachusetts School of Medicine graduate and completed her residency and internship in family medicine at Boston Medical Center and South Boston Community Health Center. She has worked in private practice family medicine since 2005, and also serves on the faculty of the UMass Medical School and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Physicians. She is director of medical education at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and also serves as medical director of The Nutrition Center. Dr. Nelson integrates lifestyle approaches for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases through changes in diet, exercise, and stress management. Dr. Nelson leads two group medical programs at CHP, “Healthy Eating, Healthy Living” and “Managing Stress During Stressful Times.” For more information on group medical visits, please contact your clinician. Dr. Nelson is also co-author of Yoga & Diabetes.
Gina Nickels-Nelson is a licensed family nurse practitioner providing primary care to children and adolescents. After receiving her undergraduate nursing degree from Northern Michigan University, she earned her M.S. in nursing at the University of Rochester and her Doctor of Nursing Practice at The University of Texas at Tyler. She has specialized in pediatric emergency, asthma, and wellness care.
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Dr. Pena-Sisto received her undergraduate degree from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Medical School, and completed her family practice residency in Cuba. Dr. Pena-Sisto also completed a fellowship in Cuba, earning a degree as a nephrologist, and practiced as a primary care physician there for 5 years. She completed her training in internal medicine at Berkshire Medical Center, and was chief resident in the program. She is the assistant director of ambulatory education of BMC‘s Internal Medicine Residency Program at CHP Neighborhood Health Center.
Dr. Susan Ray-Lamond is a pediatrician with CHP Berkshire Pediatrics. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, she completed her residency at the University of Virginia. She worked in pediatric practices in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts from 1998 to 2021, and previously in Wilmington, N.C. She owned and operated her own practice, Hampshire Pediatrics, in Easthampton from 2003-2021. Dr. Ray-Lamond works with pediatric patients of all ages, and enjoys collaborating with other specialists, including behavioral health practitioners, to provide the most comprehensive care to her patients.
Janine L. Risser, Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined the patient care team at CHP North Adams Family Medical & Dental. Ms. Risser practiced most recently in New Mexico, at a University of New Mexico Family Health Clinic in Albuquerque, providing comprehensive urgent, ongoing and preventive care to patients of all ages. She has also provided Primary Care in a variety of private and community-based medical practices in Washington State, Oregon, Arizona and Massachusetts.
Ms. Risser earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Rhode Island College. In 2001, she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.
Dr. Molly Rivest brings to CHP her passion for patient care as well as a specialty in women’s and adolescent health. She earned a B.A. in physics with a minor in engineering from Smith College, and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing. She worked as a family nurse practitioner for UMass-Hahnemann Family Health Center before joining CHP. Her clinical interests include the full spectrum of women’s health. Molly leads two post-partum group medical visits for CHP patients titled “Beyond Delivery”. For more information on these and other group medical visits, contact Dr. Rivest or Barrington OB/GYN.
Dr. Jill Samale is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College. She earned her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
Dr. Samale is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School.
Dr. Setti earned her B.A. in human development and social relations at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. She completed her M.D. at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and then attended Harvard University, where she earned her M.S. in public, with a focus on international public health. Dr. Setti completed her family medicine internship and fellowship at Ventura County Medical Center in California, and in 2003, served as chief resident there.
Dr. Shalan has been providing comprehensive care to children in Berkshire County for more than two decades. He received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago. He completed his internship and residency at the Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University general pediatrics program. He is a longstanding fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Singer earned her undergraduate degree from Colgate University and then attended the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University. She completed her internship in internal medicine, her residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in cornea and external disease—all at the University of Rochester Department of Medicine. Dr. Singer’s extensive experience in eye care includes serving as a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at University of Rochester Eye Institute. At the Atlanta, Georgia Veterans Administration Medical Center, she staffed the VA’s walk-in vision clinic.
Pediatrician Dr. Barbara Snyder specializes in adolescent medicine. She was chief of adolescent medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey from 1990-2015. Snyder, who also holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and is chair of its executive committee on Adolescent Health, among other professional affiliations. She has worked at several academic medical centers, as well as in the U.S. Air Force in Europe. Her community work includes past board memberships for organizations focused on eating disorders, sexuality education, LGBT family advocacy, suicide prevention and teen pregnancy.
Dr. Jeremy Stoepker graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, then did his residency training at Columbia Presbyterian in New York City. He received an award in “Patient Centered Care” and was also ranked one of New York City’s top doctors for LGBTQ health. His interests/strengths are in LGBTQ health, Alternative/Complementary medicine, and holistic care of individuals and whole families.
Stephanie Taylor, pediatric nurse practitioner, provides primary pediatric care to children, teens and young adults up to age 22. After receiving her B.A. from Smith College, she earned her M.S. in nursing from Yale University School of Nursing. She received clinical training at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn., in the Pediatric Primary Care Center and post-partum units. Ms. Taylor’s extensive experience includes rural health and community outreach.
Donna Tew is a registered adult nurse practitioner with extensive experience providing primary health care. She earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology, and completed her M.S. in nursing at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has worked as a primary care Clinician in community health centers and private practices in Florida and Arizona, including work at an Arizona prison. Ms. Tew, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S Air Force Reserves, served as a military nurse practitioner from 1998-2010, with the Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force Reserves in Arizona.
Dr. Valade has been practicing pediatric medicine since 2008 in Berkshire County. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College, followed by a medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center.
Brittany Wallace is a Family Nurse Practitioner providing primary care to adult and geriatric patients. After receiving her undergraduate nursing degree from Russell Sage College, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y.; she worked previously as a staff nurse at Berkshire Medical Center. She is ANCC certified and she is focused on preventive health and holistic whole-body health.
Rita Willey, DNP has been caring for Berkshire County residents for over 25 years. She earned her doctorate of nursing (DNP) and her master’s degree in family nurse practitioner (FNP) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Willey holds her master’s in business administration, with a concentration in health care management, from Western New England College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UMass and completed her associate degree in nursing at Berkshire Community College.
A resident of Lenox, she has volunteered with the Berkshire County Military Family Support Group, a program of the American Red Cross during the Iraq War from 2003-2010. She is an active volunteer member for 26 years with the National Ski Patrol and holds certification in outdoor emergency care.
Lauren Young, family nurse practitioner, sees patients of all ages at CHP Great Barrington Health Center. She earned her M.S. in nursing/family nurse practitioner from Simmons University, and she holds a master’s degree in food science, nutrition and health promotion from Mississippi State University. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She completed family nurse practitioner rotations at medical practices in the Plymouth, N.H. area. and at the New Hampshire Veterans Home.