Jamie Berkowitz is a nationally certified, Massachusetts licensed physician assistant. She received her M.S. in Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also holds an M.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior and a B.S. in Biology, both from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has over 7 years combined clinical experience in pediatrics, urgent care, and adult primary care. A Berkshire county native, she is excited to be providing healthcare for pediatric patients in our community.
Ms. Burpee is a licensed independent clinical social worker providing behavioral health services to patients of CHP Berkshire Pediatrics and their families. Ms. Burpee earned her master of social work degree from State University of New York at Albany, and completed her bachelor of arts in psychology at Boston University. In addition to her private counseling practice in Lenox, she has recently worked as a program director of child and adolescent services at the Brien Center in Pittsfield. She has specialized training in trauma-informed care, family therapy and other evidence-based approaches.
Ms. Burpee provides services through Berkshire Pediatrics referral only.
Mrs. Garner, clinical nutritionist and wellness educator, has expertise in medical nutrition counseling, with an emphasis on integrative nutrition, program design, and providing practical applications for implementing dietary changes. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in legal studies from St. John’s University. She received a master’s degree in human clinical nutrition from The University of Bridgeport. Mrs. Garner has broad integrative medicine experience from working 14 years at Canyon Ranch, spending time in private practice, working in a substance abuse facility and the Nutrition Center.
Dr. Jones, who has been practicing pediatric medicine since 2003, graduated from Williams College and Albany Medical College. She completed her pediatric residency at Albany Medical Center.
Dr. Sandeep Kumar, pediatrician, is a graduate of Sindh Medical College’s Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan, and most recently worked with Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Minnesota. He completed his internship at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Karachi, Pakistan, where he worked as a pediatrics resident medical officer. He completed his pediatric residency at The Brooklyn (N.Y) Hospital Center; he also worked as clinical research assistant in the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.
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.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Dr. O’Loughlin earned a bachelor of arts in medicinal chemistry at Trinity College, Dublin and attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons. She completed her pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center and has been providing pediatric care in Berkshire County since 2014. Her medical interests include early childhood development and adolescent medicine, and she is a strong breastfeeding advocate.
Pediatrician Dr. Janice Pride-Boone is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Barnard College. She completed pediatric residence programs at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Pride-Boone has worked in pediatric practices around the country, from private medical practices to Indian Health Services practices, faith-based health care organizations and in hospital settings.
As the founder and medical director of Strong Me! Weight Management Program, she is brings her expertise in pediatric obesity to her work with CHP patients. She is also a certified in marriage and family therapy.
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. 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.