Neighborhood Health Center
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.
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. She currently serves as CHP’s Clinical Director of Nutrition.
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.
Jessica is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) providing behavioral health services to CHP patients across Berkshire County. Jessica completed her master’s degree at Boston College School of Social Work where she also earned a certificate in Equity and Justice in the Workplace. Jessica earned her bachelor of science in psychology at Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts. She holds prior experience in child protective services, public education, non-profit, and higher education settings
Assistant Director of Ambulatory Education, BMC Internal Medicine Residency Program
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.
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.