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Primary Care

Renee Fay-LeBlanc, MD FACP, Chief Medical Officer

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue, Brickhill, Bayside, Sagamore Village, Franklin Towers

Dr. Renee has served as Chief Medical Officer at Greater Portland Health since June 2014. Dr. Renee graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2003 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York University in 2006. Prior to joining Greater Portland Health, she worked at Maine Medical Partners Cape Elizabeth Internal Medicine for 8 years. Dr. Renee is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a McAfee Fellow through the Hanley Center for Health Leadership. Born and raised in Portland, Dr. Renee is honored to provide excellent healthcare to those most in need.

Shuli Bonham, MD, Clinical Director of Ryan White

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Dr. Shuli Bonham earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School, and received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Biology from Oberlin College in Ohio. She is a member of the Physicians for Human Rights – Asylum Support Network. Dr. Shuli was also recognized by the CDC and the New England Tuberculosis Consortium with their TB Hero Award.

Gladys Estrada, MD, Clinical Director of Brickhill

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Brickhill

Dr. Gladys Estrada provides the clinical leadership and oversight at our South Portland primary care practice. She moved to Maine from Chicago, where she completed her residency and fellowship after earning her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard and Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown Medical School. Dr. Gladys speaks fluent Spanish and has a passion for family medicine, with a particular interest in women's health.

Rob Fulton, MD, Clinical Director of 934 Congress

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Location(s): 934 Congress

Dr. Rob Fulton provides leadership at our recuperative care site, which helps people experiencing homelessness recover from acute medical issues that require hospitalization. He went to medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Rob has been practicing Internal Medicine in Greater Portland since 2015 and enjoys the Maine outdoors with his family when not working.

Diana Lapp, MD, Clinical Director of 180 Park Avenue

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue 

A board-certified family physician, Dr. Diana Lapp attended medical school at Howard University and completed her residency training in Oak Park, Illinois. She provides clinical leadership at the 180 Park Avenue health center. Dr. Lapp enjoys providing care from birth to end-of-life.

Gita Rao, MD, Clinical Director of School Based Health Centers

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Location(s): School-Based Health Centers

Dr. Gita Rao earned her Doctor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to her medical experience, she organizes broader family wellness programs.

Kevin Sullivan, MD, Clinical Director of Bayside

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Location(s): Bayside

Kevin earned his MD from Emory University in Atlanta, and completed his Internal Medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has a passion for bringing clinical care to those who most often fall through the cracks, and meeting patients wherever they are physically, emotionally, or situationally. When confined to four walls he sees patients at 63 Preble St—the Health Care for the Homeless clinic.

Ariel Zodhiates, MD, Clinical Program Coordinator of Prenatal/OB Care 

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Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Dr. Ariel Zodhiates received her Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed her residency in Family and Community Medicine at University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital in 2014. She practices full spectrum family medicine, including perinatal care, is American Board of Family Practice certified, and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Ariel has clinical experience working with multi-cultural and new immigrant communities in California and is excited to work with newly arrived families here in Maine.  Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with her family. 

Jennifer Daigle, APRN-CNP, Clinical Program Coordinator of Gender-Affirming Services

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Brickhill

Jen Daigle is the Clinical Program Coordinator of our Gender-Affirming Services program. She received her undergraduate education at Springfield College in Massachusetts and her graduate education at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Jen has been providing gender-affirming healthcare for over a decade and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Prior to joining the Greater Portland Health team, she was a provider at Martin’s Point Healthcare. 

Catherine Gaynor, FNP-C, Clinical Program Coordinator of Family Planning

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Location(s): 180 Park Avenue, School-Based Health Centers, Riverton Park

Cate Gaynor received her Master’s Degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine, and has worked in primary care and women’s healthcare since 2006. She integrates a holistic approach into primary care for patients of all ages, with a focus on women’s health. Cate enjoys working with entire families, and values the connections that are made by providing primary care with a multigenerational approach. She feels privileged to be a part of each patient’s journey toward a balanced, healthy life.

Jordan Albair, FNP

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Location(s): Bayside

Jordan Albair received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine in 2012, and has enjoyed providing primary care to all ages ever since. She believes that comprehensive and compassionate healthcare should be accessible to everyone, and aims to deliver this every day. When not working, Jordan enjoys a long list of outdoor activities. 

Elizabeth Frutiger, MD

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Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Dr. Elizabeth Frutiger is a board-certified family physician. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts and completed her training at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Frutiger feels privileged to share in her patients’ efforts to live well from birth to end-of-life. 

Alison Gorman, MD

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Dr. Alison Gorman is a board-certified family physician. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine at Albany Medical College and completed her training in Los Angeles. Dr. Gorman cares for patients from birth to end-of-life, and provides chronic disease management and adolescent healthcare. 

Emily Hickey, FNP

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): School-Based Health Centers

Emily Hickey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and Master of Science in Nursing from Regis College. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and has been working in pediatrics in Maine since 2006. She considers every child and adolescent unique, creative, and worth time and attention. Emily’s passion is to work alongside kids and teens and their families to promote optimal growth and holistic wellness. 

Courtney Pladsen, FNP

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Location(s): Bayside

Courtney Pladsen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College and worked as an Emergency Room Nurse for five years before going on to receive her graduate degree from Georgetown University and becoming a Nurse Practitioner. In 2018, she was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders Fellowship to develop programs that promote health equity, specifically for people experiencing homelessness. Courtney provides medical, mental health, and substance use to people who are experiencing homelessness, as well as medical outreach to people who were formally homeless. 

 

Kimberly Qirushi, MSN, FNP-C

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Location(s): 180 Park Avenue, Brickhill

Kimberly Qirushi received her Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine. Her nursing experience includes pediatrics, critical care, anesthesia, and outpatient radiology procedures. Kimberly has additionally served as a pediatric clinical nursing instructor at many local universities. She is honored to be providing compassionate and culturally sensitive management of chronic health conditions at Greater Portland Health. Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her family exploring Maine as well as abroad. 

Maggie Ray, FNP

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Location(s): Sagamore Village, Riverton Park, Franklin Towers, School-Based Health Centers

Maggie Ray earned her Master’s Degree in nursing at the University of Southern Maine and her Master’s Degree in international affairs from New School University in New York. She is a family nurse practitioner with a background in critical care nursing and international development. A Florida native, Maggie has a passion for working with people from all over the world and feels privileged to be able to provide care for families in Greater Portland. 

Jennifer Rogers, NP-C, AAHIVS

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue, Brickhill, Bayside

Jen Rogers is a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program nurse practitioner who has been caring for people living with HIV and viral hepatitis since 2005. A former member of the Maine HIV Advisory Council and the New England Division of the American Liver Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee, she holds an HIV Specialist certification with the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Jen is honored to work with her patients at Greater Portland Health.

Jessie Schaumburg, DO

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): School-Based Health Centers

Dr. Jessie Schaumburg received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami before earning her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics combined residency at Maine Medical Center. She is passionate about immigrant health, preventative medicine, infectious disease care, and adolescent medicine. Dr. Schaumburg is fluent in Spanish, and outside of work enjoys surfing and hiking with her family.

Allison Seitz, AGPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Bayside

Allison Seitz received her Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions after earning her undergraduate degree from Simmons University. She is an adult primary care and women’s health nurse practitioner with a focus on providing culturally-affirming and trauma-informed care to individuals experiencing homelessness. Allison also has clinical experience in gender-affirming and reproductive health services.

Gretchen Speed, Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Gretchen Speed received her Master of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in Boston. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Gretchen enjoys her work optimizing health and wellness for a diverse population. 

Lindsay Tremblay, MS, FNP

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Brickhill, School-Based Health Centers

Lindsay Tremblay received her Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration from Georgetown University. She has experience working in both primary care and urgent care settings, including as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Sacopee Valley Health Center. Lindsay feels privileged to be working at Greater Portland Health in primary care for patients from birth to end-of-life. 

Andrea Truncali, MD, MPH

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Dr. Andrea Truncali is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She completed medical school and residency at New York University before receiving further training in preventative medicine and public health at Columbia University-Mailman School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In pursuit of improving health and well-being for underserved populations, she works both in specialty substance use and primary care settings, teaching and delivering care. In her role at Greater Portland Health, Dr. Truncali enjoys providing care to all adult patients. 

Megan Waterman, MD, MPH

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Dr. Megan Waterman is a board-certified family physician. She received her Doctorate of Medicine and Master of Public Health from Boston University, and completed her residency and academic fellowship training at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Waterman cares for patients of all ages, and is particularly passionate about substance use disorder treatment (including medication-assisted treatment), chronic disease management, and women’s reproductive health (including contraceptive device placement and colposcopy procedures). 

Behavioral and Mental Health

Tara Kosma, LCSW, Director of Social Work

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Bayside

Tara Kosma grew up in Maine and completed her Master’s Degree at the University of New England. She is our Director of Social Work and provides brief and long-term psychotherapy to older children, adolescents, and adults. She treats individuals requiring gender identity support and those experiencing life transitions, mood disorders, substance misuse, and trauma. Tara is an LGBTQIA aware provider. 

Lori Nicholas, PMHNP, Medical Director of Psychiatric Services

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Location(s): 180 Park Avenue, Brickhill, Bayside

Lori Nicholas graduated from the University of Southern Maine after working with the homeless for many years. She offers psychiatric specialty care for children and adults. 

Phil Del Vecchio, LCSW, LADC, Social Work Supervisor

(he/him/his)

Location(s): Bayside

Phil Del Vecchio received his Master of Social Work from Fordham University in New York City. He has over 40 years of clinical experience working with a wide range of individuals with an array of different human conditions. He is particularly passionate about co-occurring disorders and trauma processing. Phil has lived in Maine for nearly 25 years along with his wife Joni, and their bernedoodle, Zola.

Megan Lufuta, LCSW, Social Work Supervisor

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Bayside

Megan Lufuta earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England after moving to Maine from Missouri. Her background includes utilizing behavioral and attachment-based therapies with both children and adults. Megan is passionate about building effective helping relationships with people from across the United States and around the world. 

Jennie Yamartino, LCSW, Social Work Supervisor

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): School-Based Health Centers

Jennie Yamartino is a native Mainer who earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan. She has worked with and alongside people facing oppression and injustice in Chicago, New York City, and Oakland, California. At the heart of Jennie’s work is an unshakable belief in the intrinsic worth of every human being. 

Andaria Crespi, PMHNP

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Andaria Crespi received her Master’s Degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from the University of Southern Maine in 2019. Before coming to Greater Portland Health, she had been working on a psychiatric unit. Andaria is thrilled to be working with such a passionate team serving the Greater Portland community.

Melissa Cunningham, PMHNP

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Bayside, Brickhill

Melissa Cunningham received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine in 2022 and is a 2015 and 2018 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar. Prior to joining Greater Portland Health, she worked as a Registered Nurse for four years in the psychiatry/mental health specialty, including time at Hawthorne House geriatric-psychiatric unit, Maine Medical Center Inpatient Psychiatry, and at Milestone Recovery in the medically assisted withdrawal unit. Melissa is passionate about serving individuals who experience barriers in accessing healthcare due to income, substance use, and/or housing status. She was born and raised in Brunswick, Maine, and also lived in Portland during high school. Melissa is grateful to be a part of the Greater Portland Health team. 

Marianne Donahue, LCSW

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Marianne Donahue earned her degree in social work from Boston University, and has over 25 years of experience helping individuals gain insight and learn skills to improve their emotional well-being. She has particular interest and training in trauma, grief, mental health, and substance misuse. 

Grace Fosler, LCPC

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Bayside

Grace has lived and worked in Southern Maine for most of her life. She earned her bachelor’s degree in theater arts from Brandeis University and her master’s in mental health counseling from Lesley University. Grace integrates expressive arts therapies with other evidenced-based practices and believes that everyone has the capacity for creativity.

Paula Hernández, MSW 

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): School-Based Health Centers

Paula Hernández has roots in Vermont, New York City, and Chile. She has been living in Maine for the past 8 years and has experience working with adults, teens, and children from many different backgrounds. She grew up in a multicultural and bilingual household, and she speaks Spanish and English fluently. Paula was an American Studies major at Wesleyan University as an undergrad, and she received her Master of Social Work at the University of Southern Maine. She primarily utilizes narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in her work. Paula believes there are problematic societal messages we all grow up receiving and often internalizing. There is power in reclaiming and redefining our own life stories so we are able to understand who we are with more compassion and acceptance.

Joanna Kass, PMHNP

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue, Bayside, School-Based Health Centers

Joanna Kass was born and raised in Maine and cherishes the local community. She completed undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology at Bowdoin College, and obtained her advanced practice nursing degree at the University of Southern Maine. Joanna provides psychiatric care for school-aged children, adolescents, and adults. 

Krystle Maestas, LCPC-c

(she/her/ella)

Location(s): School-Based Health Centers

Krystle Maestas is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working toward full licensure in Maine. She earned her Master’s Degree from Lesley University and has also completed Yogic/Ayurvedic training. In her work with adults and adolescents, Krystle combines ancient healing practices with contemporary research-based therapeutic techniques to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate psychotherapeutic care to diverse populations. She aims to help clients understand how the mind gets programmed into certain thought patterns and behaviors so that they may be successful on their path of self-discovery, positive change, and improved relationships.

Bob Rockett, LCSW

(he/him/his)

Location(s): Brickhill

Bob Rockett grew up in Massachusetts but moved to Portland for college and fell in love with the area and wonderful people. He has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 17 years and was an Outreach Counselor for six years at the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland. Bob lives with his wife and two children, and enjoys fixing things around the house, woodworking, and creative writing. 

Rachel Saltzman, LCSW

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Rachel Saltzman is dually licensed as a clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor in Maine. Originally from the Boston area, Rachel moved to Maine in 2019 after earning her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Medical Social Work from Boston College. Rachel has worked with adults in various settings and uses a variety of approaches to connect with and support patients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness-based practices. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys running and spending time outside, especially with her dog Georgia.

Kira Sawyer, LCSW

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Kira Sawyer earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Using evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness, she helps people from diverse backgrounds draw on their strengths and values to learn practical skills, make lasting changes, and lead fulfilling lives. 

Erin Schwarz, DO

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): 180 Park Avenue

Dr. Erin Schwarz chose to work at Greater Portland Health to continue her commitment to working with communities who have barriers to accessing care. She is particularly interested providing culturally sensitive and appropriate psychiatric care to our local immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations. Dr. Erin received her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Oregon Health & Science University.

Erika Skirbe, LCSW

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): School-Based Health Centers

Erika Skirbe received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University before earning her Master of Social Work from Salem State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with adolescents and in emergency crisis services.

Dental

John Fitzsimons, DMD, Dental Director

(he/him/his)

Location(s): Bayside, School-Based Health Centers

Dr. John Fitzsimons earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at Boston University in 2011 before completing a general practice residency at Penobscot Healthcare in Bangor. Following his residency, Dr. Fitzsimons served at a federally qualified health center in Portsmouth for six years. He is excited to be back in Maine and expand the scope of services provided in the dental component of Greater Portland Health’s integrated mission. Dr. Fitzsimons is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Maine Dental Association, and American Dental Association. 

Kathy Martin, MS, MA, RDH, Dental Program Manager

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Kathy has worked in dental public health for over 20 years, most recently with the City of Portland’s Children’s Oral Health Program. She earned her undergrad degrees in dental hygiene and health education from the University of Maine and holds Masters degrees from the University of Southern Maine and Bangor Theological Seminary. Kathy believes that everyone should have access to comprehensive oral health care. She has a particular interest in oral health as it relates to overall wellness.

Kristen Hoglund, DMD

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Bayside, School-Based Health Centers

Dr. Kristen Hoglund earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of New England’s College of Dental Medicine. She has proudly served the dental needs of Northern and Southern Maine residence since 2006 as a dental hygienist, and as of 2021, as a dentist. She is passionate about dental health education and prevention, and enjoys diverse treatments and tailoring care to each individual with compassion and honesty. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Hoglund enjoys spending time with her husband and three children watching shows, playing games, and enjoying the outdoors. 

Jenna MacDonald, Dental Hygienist

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Location(s): Bayside, 180 Park Avenue, School-Based Health Centers

Jenna MacDonald earned her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport and her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of New England. She has been working in dentistry since 2006 with experience as a dental assistant, hygienist, and instructor. Jenna’s hopes to promote and demonstrate the mastery of the clinical skills necessary to provide a high standard of care for all patients.  

Delaney Mullen, Dental Hygienist

(she/her/hers)

Location(s): Bayside, School-Based Health Centers

Delaney Mullen earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of New England. She worked as a dental assistant before joining the Greater Portland Health team. Delaney has a local anesthesia license. In her role at Greater Portland Health, she enjoys traveling to Portland area schools and working with children. 

Elizabeth Sullivan, Dental Hygienist

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Location(s): Bayside, 180 Park Avenue, School-Based Health Centers

Elizabeth Sullivan received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of New England. She volunteered with Head Start providing sealants to local students and has experience in providing exceptional preventative and therapeutic care. Elizabeth loves connecting with community members while working as a Dental Hygienist at Greater Portland Health.