North Adams Family Medical and Dental Center
Ms. King is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her degree from Hudson Valley Community College and has provided dental hygiene care locally for over twenty years. Ms. King’s has extensive experience in dental assisting and is dedicated to providing outstanding dental care to each patient. Her commitment to care is exemplary.
Dr. Lopresti practices family medicine at CHP North Adams Family Medical and Dental Center. A graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Amherst College. He completed residencies in Fayetteville, N.C. and in Burlington, VT, followed by fellowships and research appointments. Dr LoPresti has practiced medicine in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Minnesota, and most recently in Randolph, VT; also serving as chief medical officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, VT. He has been active in medical practice organizations and committees, and has received numerous awards and honors for his work.
Most recently a private practitioner in Williamstown, Thomas Plunkett provides psychotherapy for adults, children, couples and groups, as well as diagnostic evaluation. He previously practiced in Pittsfield, with a focus on addiction counseling. He was also co-founder of a residential addiction treatment center in Connecticut and previously served as a behavioral health specialist at Canyon Ranch in Lenox and Pittsfield Futures, a drop-out prevention program.
Plunkett earned his B.A. at Hampshire College and his MSW from Simmons College in Boston.
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.
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. Wasserman practices dental medicine at CHP North Adams Family Medical and Dental Center. A graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry, he earned his undergraduate degree in zoology at the University of Maryland and went on to serve as a general dentist in the U.S. Army, earning an Army Commendation Medal in 1983. That year, he began practicing general dentistry in Pittsfield. He has served as president of the Massachusetts Dental Society, and in leadership roles with the Berkshire District Dental Society. He is the American Dental Association’s First District Representative to the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention.