Meet Our Providers

Adult Medicine & Family Practice

Flordeliz Panem, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Education:

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine
Rutgers University Douglas College New Brunswick NJ
Bachelor of Arts

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
St. Mary Hospital Hoboken, NJ

Family Practice/Chief Resident

Licensure/Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Tagalog

Special Interests:

Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health

Jeanette A. Sujovolsky-DO CO-Director of Adult Medicine

Education:

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers University Newark, NJ
Master of Science-Neurobiology

Jersey City State College Jersey City, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Certification/Licensure:

American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Rey Fernando Ramos, MD, CO-Director of Adult Medicine

Education:

University of the City of Manila Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Science-Physical Therapy

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

St. Mary Hospital Hoboken, NJ

Family Practice
Board Certified:
American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Tagalog

Special Interests:

Playing Tennis and guitar playing

Kellie Atlas, APN

Education:

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio

Masters of Science in Nursing
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Family Health Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:

National Certification Corporation

Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and some Spanish

Dhanmatie Baldo Dat (Savi)-APN

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Master of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner

Rutgers-State University of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science
Registered Nurse

Licensure/Certifications:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Family Practice

Languages Spoken:

English and some Spanish

Mary R. Bernardo-APN

Education:

Rutgers School of Nursing
Newark, New Jersey
Family Health Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

Board Certified in Family Health
Licensure in New York and New Jersey

Specialty:

Adult Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Padma Chava,MD

Education:

JKC College
Guntur, India
Doctor of Medicine

Gunter Medical College
Guntur, India
BS of Medicine and Surgery

Residency:

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
Brooklyn, NY

Licensure/Certification:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Philomena Chinemelu, APN

Education:

Rutgers the State of University
Newark, NJ
Master of Science

Rutgers the State University of NJ
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science

Rockland Community College
Suffern, New York
Associate in Nursing

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Maria Dei Tos, APN

Education:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
BSN-Family Nurse Practitioner

Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA
BSN

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
BA-Biological Anthropology

Licensure/Certification:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Ololade Ekwere, APN

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry Newark, NJ
Masters of Science in Nursing
Family Health Nurse Practitioner

William Paterson University Wayne, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Cum Laude)

Licensure/Certifications:

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Family Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Yoruba

Special Interest:

Current Events and Music

Farkhanda Farooqi, APN

Education:

St. Peter’s College
Masters of Science in Nursing
Family Health Nurse Practitioner

New Jersey City University
Jersey City, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

Board Certified Family Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Uredu, Punjabi, Hindi and some Spanish

Marciano Figueroa, MD

Education: Perpetual Help College of Medicine Philippines

Doctor of Medicine (Cum Laude)

University of the Philippines

Bachelor of Science, Public Health

Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

St. Mary Hospital Hoboken, NJ

Family Medicine

Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack, NJ

Geriatric Fellowship

Licensure/Certifications: American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine Languages

Spoken: English, Tagalog, Medical Spanish

Henry C. Gaspard-MD

Education:

State University of Haiti
College of Medicine and Pharmacy
P-AU-P, Haiti
Doctor of Medicine

Licensure/Certification:

Board Eligible, BLS, ACLS

Specialty:
Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and French

Rekha Hamal, MD

Education:

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India
Doctor of Medicine

NRS Medical College

University of Calcutta Calcutta, India
Bachelor of Science

Internship:

South Nassau Community Hospital Oceanside, NY
Family Practice

Residency:

University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland
Family Practice

Professional Memberships:

Nepal Medical Council

Indian Medical Council

American Academy of Family Physicians

Licensure/Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Nepali, Hindi, and some Spanish

Special Interests:

Women’s Health

Anthony Ijehsedeh-APN

Education:

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
School of Nursing

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Bachelor of Science-Biology
Teaneck NJ

Licensure/Certification:

New Jersey

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English/Spanish

Naomi Kihwaga, APN

Education:

Rutgers the State University Newark NJ
Masters of Science
Family Nurse Practitioner

New Jersey City University
Bachelor of Science; Nursing

Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ
Associate of Science; Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program

Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Anthony Kyreakakis-MD

Education:

Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Mexico
Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers College
New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelors in Biology (Deans List)

Professional Memberships:

American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association

Specialty:

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

Languages Spoken:

English/Greek/Spanish

Heather Lukusa, APN

Education:

Yale University School of Nursing
West Haven, Connecticut
Master of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner
Certificate in Nursing

University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Licensure/Certification:

American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Special Interests:

Pediatrics

Sheyda Makui,MD

Education:

Rafsanjuan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
Iran
Doctor of Medicine

Residency Program:

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
New York Medical College
New York, New York

Licensure/Certifications:

American Academy of Family Physicians

Specialty:

Adult Medicine

Languages Spoken:

Farsi, Turkish and Azeri

Special Interests:

Painting, Swimming Camping and Traveling

Ami Patel, MD

Education:

American University of the Carribbean Medical School
Cupecoy St. Martin
Doctor of Medicine

University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Biology

Licensure/Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine
USMLE step 1,2,3

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Gujarati-Hindi

Barbara Perlmutter-MD-PhD

Education:
Universality of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medicine

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
PhD-Chemistry

New York University
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts

Licensure/Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Marylin Pierre-Louis, MD

Education:

Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine

Internship/Residency

Overlook Hospital
Summit, NJ
Family Medicine

Licensures/Certifications:

American Association of Family Medicine

American Geriatrics Society

American Association of Hospice and Palliative Care

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Larisa Ploshchanskaya, MD

Education:

MD Medical Institute
Odessa, Russia
Medical Doctor

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Specialty:

Adult Medicine/Infectious Diseases

Languages Spoken:

English and Russian

Julio Quintanilla, MD

Education:

Cayetano Heredia University
Lima, Peru
Doctor of Medicine

San Marcos University
Lima, Peru

Residency/Fellowships:

New York Medical College
Bronx, New York

Professional Memberships:
American Medical Association
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Specialty:

Adult Medicine/Infectious Diseases

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Leonor Ramos, MD

Education:

University of the City of Manila
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
St. Mary Hospital Hoboken, NJ
Family Practice

Licensure/Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Tagalog

Luz Ramos, APN

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Masters of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner

Jersey City State College
Jersey City, NJ
Bachelors of Art, Psychology

Englewood Hospital School of Nursing
Englewood, NJ
Graduate Nurse

Board Certified:

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Emergency Nurses Association

Health Professional and Allied Employees

New Jersey State Nurses Association

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Jaime Rodriguez, MD

Education:

Universidad Central del Este Santo Domingo
Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers the State University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Economics

Residency:

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Bronx, NY
Internal Medicine

Board Certified:

American Board of Internal Medicine

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

Spanish and English

Rosita Rodriguez, APN

Education:

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Masters of Science
Adult Health Nurse Practitioner

William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey
Post Masters Certificate-Family Nurse Practitioner
Bachelors of Science, Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
National Certification, Adult Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Certified, Diabetes Educator

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified, Advanced Public Health Nurse

Professional Affiliations:

National Associate of Hispanic Nurses

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

American Nurses Association

New Jersey State Nurses Association

National League for Nursing

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Heidi E. Rojas Cabrera-DNP-FNP

Education:

Florida International University
Miami, Florida
Doctor of Nurse Practice

Florida International University
School of Nursing
Miami, Florida
Family Nurse Practitioner

Licensure/Certification: 

Board Certified-American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Florida Nurses Association

American Nurses Association

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: 

fluent in English and Spanish

Special Interests: Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health

Richard Seides-APN

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
School of Nursing

Columbia University
New York, NY
Bachelor of Science-Biology

Licensure/Certifications:

New Jersey
New York

Professional Memberships:

American Associate of Nurse Practitioners

Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

Divya K. Shanbhogue-MD-MPH

Education:

Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College
University of Health Sciences
India
Doctor of Medicine

University of Texas School of Public Health
Master’s in Public Health

Residency:
Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City., New Jersey

Licensure/Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships:

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Deborah Shulgach, APN

Education:

Farleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
Masters in Science
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Rutgers College of Nursing
Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Certification/Licensure:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

New Jersey State Nurses Association

American Nurses Association

American Association of Diabetes Educators

Specialty:

Adult Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Special Interests:

Diabetes Management

Jacqueline S. Stathis, APN

Education:
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
Masters in Science
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Thomas Edison State College
Trenton, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
AANP Board Certification

Professional Memberships:
2018 Recipient of the Henry P. Becton Excellence Nurse Award

Specialty:
Adult Medicine

Languages Spoken:
English

Mazie Trusty, APN

Education:

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Masters of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science – Nursing

Lehman College (CUNY)
Bronx, New York
Bachelors of Science – Accounting

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Maryelena Vargas-PhD,FNP-BD,RN,IBCLC

Education:
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
Family Nurse Practitioner

Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY
Doctor of Philosophy

Farleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
Bachelors in Nursing

Bergen County Community College
Paramus, NJ
Associate Degree in Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:
Internationally Board Certified
Lactation consultant (IBCLC)

Professional Memberships:

American Board of ANCC

Specialty:

Family Medicine
Languages Spoken:

English/Spanish

Halina Zaborniak, APN

Education:

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Masters of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science – Nursing

Lehman College (CUNY)
Bronx New York
Bachelors of Science – Accounting

Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English


Behavioral Health

Dr. Frank Santos, MD Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Santos has been a member of the North Hudson Team since 2001. He is responsible for building the team as it is today. Born in Weehawken and raised in West New York, he returned to serve his community, which was in severe need of the services this department offers. He completed his residency in adult and child psychiatry at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City and subsequently worked for nine years as a staff psychiatrist at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York. He is currently affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center and serves as Section Chief of Psychiatry, which bridges services for the community. Dr. Santos is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was awarded Preceptor of the Year in 2008. At that time he was the Director of Clinical Clerkship for Touro College at Palisades Medical Center and NHCAC. He also heads Edgewater Psychiatry in Edgewater, New Jersey.

Dr. Daniel Sanchez, MD

Dr. Sanchez, a native of Cuba and fluent in Spanish, has been a member of the team since February 2008. Dr. Sanchez completed his residency in psychiatry at Cabrini Hospital and completed child psychiatry at Metropolitan Hospital in NYC. Prior to joining our department, Dr. Sanchez worked at Fordham Tremont Community Health Center in Bronx, New York for 17 years. This experience helped to prepare him for better serving this community. His combination of years of experience, enthusiastic personality, and strong roots in this community, make him a significant figure in the progress, growth and quality of this department. Dr. Sanchez also runs a successful private practice in the community.

Dr. Germaine Griswold, Ph.D

Dr. Griswold who is also fluent in French, joined our staff in March of 2008. Dr. Griswold completed her graduate training at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in the Bronx and finished a one year internship at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange. Prior to joining our team, she worked for a number of years at Bellevue Hospital Center, with a variety of chronically physically and mentally ill patients. Her special interests include adult depression and anxiety, and attention deficit disorders in children. A dedicated multifaceted contributor to the quality of care, as well as, her compassion towards the lives of the mentally ill, makes us fortunate to have such a professional as part of the team.

Guillermo Parra, Ph.D

Dr. Guillermo Parra is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He has been working on a part time basis with NHCAC since 2014 providing diagnostic services and psychotherapy to community residents. In addition, Dr. Parra is also currently working in a local university, where he not only provides direct services to clients but is also a senior supervisor, providing training to interns during their pre-doctoral year of training in clinical and forensic psychologist.

Jackie Knapp-LCADC, LP, MAC, CCS

Ms. Knapp has a long history with NHCAC, first joining the Addictions Department as an intern. Ms. Knapp is bilingual and a graduate of New Jersey City University. She currently works full-time for the Addictions Services division of the department. In her role, she performs new intakes with substance abuse clients in early recovery, provides counseling and support to women who are pregnant and are struggling with substance abuse issues. Ms. Knapp also provides English and Spanish speaking support and education groups for clients. NHCAC is privileged to have had Ms. Knapp return to our department and bring a soothing positive professional energy.

Jillie Tejada, BA, MSW

Ms. Jillie Tejada has been a member of NHCAC since 2016 and has significant work experience with mental health agencies in Hudson County. Ms. Tejada earned her Bachelor’s in psychology with a mental health concentration from New Jersey City University and then went on to complete her Master’s in Social Work from Kean University. Ms. Tejada has been working in the mental health community since 2001 when she started out as a case manager at Mt. Carmel Guild Behavioral Health Department. Her work experience along with being bilingual have allowed her to provided excellent culturally sensitive support to mental health patients. Ms. Tejada currently works with all different types of patients and has been a great addition to the NHCAC Behavioral Health team.

William Micchelli - CADC

Mr. Micchelli initially joined our Substance Abuse Department as part of a grant associated with SAMHSA. Mr. Micchelli is a bilingual certified alcohol and drug counselor and a graduate of Rutgers University; he has a vast amount of experience working in the area of substance abuse, having worked in both outpatient and residential settings. In addition, Mr. Micchelli has worked in both social services and educational administration. Currently, Mr. Micchelli performs intakes and conducts individual and group therapy for clients struggling with substance abuse; he brings with him a wealth of knowledge to our department.

Tina Fournier - DVS, CSW

Ms. Fournier is bilingual, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Lima, Peru and possesses a credential from the Academy Council of Social Workers and the NJ Association of Domestic Violence Professionals. Ms. Morales has been an invaluable member of the Mental Health Department since 1999. Specializing in domestic violence, Ms. Morales runs a weekly domestic violence education and support group and works with countless numbers of victims of domestic violence including men, women, and children. She has also worked for Women Rising of Hudson County Agency at the Battered Women’s Shelter since 1991. She also consults closely with agencies such as the Division of Children Protective Services, and evaluates and provides supportive services for prenatal patients, as needed. Ms. Morales works closely with all psychiatrists and conducts a successful weekly Spanish speaking support group for women. Her passion for the empowerment of a woman in need and her comforting presence is a blessing to our department and those fortunate enough to receive her services.

Roberto Negron - LCADC, NCAC, CSW

Mr. Negron has been a longstanding employee of NHCAC, working for the corporation for over 30 years. Mr. Negron is a graduate of Montclair State University and has a vast amount of experience in social work and in addictions counseling. He is currently coordinator of the Addictions Program. In this role he performs intakes of new clients, facilitates several bilingual support and educational groups for clients in the early stages of recovery and domestic violence, and participates in the writing of grants for new programs within the corporation. He also coordinates programs with many other agencies including the Division of Youth and Family Services, the court systems, and other local addiction agencies. His experience and enthusiastic positive energy has been vital towards the growth of this department.

Nelva Torres-LCSW, LCADC

Ms. Torres, also a bilingual worker, has been with the department since 2006. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in St. Johns University and later obtained her Master’s Degree in Hunter College. Ms. Torres worked for CSW- Child Welfare services, Albert Einstein College of Medicine working as a social worker in the Bronx, NY for 15 year and also worked in administration for Medicaid. Ms. Torres Substance Abuse experience includes working in the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center as a clinical administrator. Later Ms. Torres worked as a Sr. Psychiatric Social Worker at Westchester County Community Dept. of Mental Health and as a Clinical Director of Promesa. In 1999, Ms. Torres most current work is at Palisades Medical Center in the ER, as a crisis worker for 12 years and has run a small private practice with patients with post menopausal women and substance abusers. Since becoming a member of our team, the department and those she services are fortunate to be blessed by her passionate compassion for the well being of all.

Monica Cortes, BA, MAS

Ms. Cortes has been a member of the department for the past 16 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from New Jersey City University and her Masters in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Due to her extensive managerial skills from working in New York City, serving for 10 years in the US Army Reserves NG, where she acted as a Sergeant in her last 2 years of service, her talent led to being chosen to help create and develop our innovative model of providing services in mental health and addiction medicine. Ms. Cortes also worked as a crisis counselor in the emergency room in Palisades Medical Center and was Coordinator of Margaret’s Place, a Joe Torre Foundation program, which aides children of Domestic Violence. She assists and helps manage other grants that provide supportive services in the neighboring communities. As a member of several committees to improve quality of care, she has displayed a special commitment to our department, as well as the many lives she has touched.

Miriam Montufar, BA

Ms. Montufar joined the team four years ago and has become vital to the Mental Health Department, particularly in regard to crisis management. Ms. Montufar, who is bilingual, graduated and obtained her Bachelor’s degree from New Jersey City University. Her previous work experience includes serving chronic mentally ill patients through Advance Housing as an Integrated Community Counselor and working in the emergency room at Palisades Medical Center for 13 years and is currently still working at PMC. She is currently crisis counselor at NHCAC and has facilitated the transfer of our patients to a higher level of care when necessary. Ms. Montufar’s confidence in handling crisis situations, as well as, her involvement in several of the administrative duties of the department, shows her versatility and commitment to quality of care.

Diane Sosa, MA, LAC

Ms. Sosa has been a part of our behavioral health department since 2013. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University and later obtained her Master’s Degree at New York University. Ms. Sosa is a part of the National Board of Certified Counselors and currently is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Ms. Sosa is currently a facilitator and also provides English and Spanish speaking support and education to children, adolescents and adults. She works with these individuals to help overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues. Her activities at NHCAC include individual counseling, crisis intervention, client advocacy, and mental health education and prevention.

Doris Roman, CSW, DVS, CADC

Ms. Roman has been a social worker with NHCAC since 2008. She has been servicing Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic counties promoting wellness and being a bridge to access resources and continuity of care. She is also actively certified through the American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselor as Domestic violence counselor and chemical addiction dependency counselor. In addition to her outpatient experience, she also works in acute care in a hospital setting. Ms. Roman has also worked with the Human Relation Commission Passaic County, U.S. Dept of Housing and urban development and Fair Housing initiative programs and is also a member of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.

Ezelini Herrera-BA, MSW

Ms. Herrera started working for the Mental Health Department in 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Liberal Arts and Sciences from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2014. Ms. Herrera then pursued her master’s degree at Columbia University School of Social Work and graduated with her MSW in 2017. She held the case manager position at Information Technology High School where she provided guidance and counseling to students alongside working closely with the guidance counselors in academic planning. Ms. Herrera interned at the Arthritis Foundation (AF). During her time at the foundation she participated in advocacy work by planning events as well as providing support through the AF helpline. She also interned for NHCAC for the Head Start Program where her passion to help families and their children develop goals was evident. That passion to help people continues in our department by providing guidance and psychoeducation to our community.

Deborah Almonte, LCSW

Ms. Almonte, is a bilingual mental health clinician that is a process-driven, empathetic and client-focused social work professional, with 16+ years of experience in case history management, clinical assessments, and delivering patient-centered services. She has worked with challenging cases across the Bronx & Manhattan while delivering crisis & mental health counseling, patient education, social work services and psychological support for individuals and groups. She has received a master degree in social work from Fordham University in 2005 and bachelor degree in psychology from Baruch College in 2002. Ms. Almonte is a Licensed Clinical Social worker in NY and NJ since 2010. Prior to her employment at NHCAC Ms. Almonte was a vital member of a multidisciplinary team comprising of mental health professionals, psychiatrists and social workers, delivering bilingual mental health treatment services to Child, Adolescent and Families at the St. Barnabas Hospital Behavioral Health Unit

Dental Care

Janet Lavandeira-DMD-Dental Director

Education:

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Boston, MA
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

Rutgers University Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Professional Memberships:

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention

American Dental Association

New Jersey Dental Association

New Jersey Oral Health Coalition

Hudson County Dental Association

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Abraham Wenger, DMD, Associate Director of Dental Services

Education:
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

Brooklyn college-BS Chemistry

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: English

Affiliations:
Member of ADA American Dental Association
NJ Dental Association
Hudson County Dental School

David Saltzberg, Dental Consultant

Dental Consultant

Michael Ayoub, DDS

Education:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
New York, NY
Doctor of Orthodontics

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
New York, NY
Dental of Dental Surgery

Universality of Ottawa
Ontario, CA
Bachelor of Science-Biology

Specialty: Orthodontics

Languages Spoken: English

Chaya Carl, DDS

Education:
New York University College of Dentistry
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Yeshiva University
New York, NU
Bachelor-Biology

Residency:
New York Hospital of Queens
Flushing, NY

Professional Memberships:
American Dental Association

Specialty:
General Dentistry

Languages Spoken:
English and Spanish

Robert G. Eramian, DDS

Education:
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Department of Prosthodontics
Hackensack, NJ
Certificate of Training

Georgetown University School of Dentistry
Washington, DC
Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
BA-Biology

Specialty: Prosthodontics

Languages Spoken: English

Maria Espinosa Dovale-DDS

Education:

New York University College of Dentistry
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Universidad de Cartagena
Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia
Degree in General Dentistry

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Gisela Lopez-DMD

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
New Jersey Dental School
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

New York University College of Arts and Sciences
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts-Psychology

Specialty: General Dentistry

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Association
New Jersey Dental Association
Hudson County Dental Association

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Special Interests: Diabetes, Psychology, Oral Medicine and Surgery

Nima Miramadjlessi, DDS

Education:
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Case Western Reserve University
BA-Chemistry & Psychology

Case Western University
Cleveland, OH
Periodontology

Specialty: Periodontal

Specialized Training: Perio-prosthetic treatment planning

Deborah Nina - DDS

Education:
New York University
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional Memberships:
American Dental Implant
American Dental Association

Specialty:
General Dentistry

Languages Spoken:
Spanish

Lourdes Nunez-RDH

Education: Bergen County Community College Paramus, NJ

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Mercedes Rabeiro-Wert-DDS

Education: Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College New York, NY

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Universidad Central del Este Cuba

Affiliation: American Dental Association

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Special Interests: Serving the Community

Bayan Rafee - DDS

Education:
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of Joran
Amman, Jordan
Dental Surgery (BDS)

Professional Memberships:
Board Certified-North Eastern Regional

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: English/Arabic

Leolon A. Robinson, DMD

Education:
University of Medicine and Dentistry
New Jersey Dental School
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeon
Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY

Specialty: Oral maxillofacial Surgeon

Languages Spoken: English

Patricia Ruiz-DDS

Education: New York University College of Dentistry New York, NY

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Universidad de Cartagena Columbia, South America

Degree in General Dentistry

Affiliation: American Dental Association

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Joerg M. Sladky, DDS

Education:

Columbia School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of Berkeley
University of California-LA
BA-Neurobiology-BA-Psychology

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Nathalie Torna-RDH

Education:
Hostos Community College/CUNY
Bronx NY
Registered Dental Hygienist

Specialty: Dental Hygiene

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Yaskayra Urena-RDH

Education:

Hostos Community College
Bronx, New York
Registered Dental Hygienist

Specialty: Dental Hygiene

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Rodolfo Wert-DDS

Education: New York University College of Dentistry New York, NY

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Universidad Central Del Este Dominican Republic

General Dentistry

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Mitchel Wezenter - DDS

Education:
State University of NY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

State University of New York at Stony Brook
New York, NY
Periodontists

Specialty:
General Dentistry

Languages Spoken:
English

Eddy Yapor-DDS

Education: New York University of College and Dentistry New York, NY

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Universidad Autonoma of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Doctor of Dentistry

Specialty: General Dentistry

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Special Interests: Music and Baseball


Pediatrics

Cheryl Panem, MD Director of Pediatrics

Education:

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

Douglass College, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Residency:

Cooper Hospital University Medical Center
Camden, NJ
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Tagalog

Special Interests:

Reading and Music

Julie Aliaga, MD

Education:

Brown Medical School Providence,
Rhode Island
Doctor of Medicine

Columbia University
New York, NY
Post Baccalaureate-Pre-Med Program

Columbia Business School New York, NY
M.B.A.-Finance and Accounting

Rutgers University-College of Engineering
New Brunswick, NJ
B.S. Industrial Engineering

Residency:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY
Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

Spanish and English

Special Interests:

Yoga and Painting

Charmane Calilap Bernardo, APN

Education:

New York University-Master in Arts
School of Education-Division in Nursing
Advance Practice Nurse

Farleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science
Registered Nurse

Licensure/Certification:

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:
Pediatrics

Languages:
English, Spanish, Tagalog

Humberto Conde, MD

Education:

Institute de Cienicas Medicos
Santa Clara, Cuba
Doctor of Medicine

Camilo Cienfuergos
Yaguajay, Cuba
Bachelor of Science

Residency:

Lincoln Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Pediatrics

Provincial General Hospital
Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba
Surgery

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Dancing Salsa

David Fayngersh, MD

Education:

Kishinev State Medial Institute-USSR
Russia
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:
Flushing Hospital Medical Center Flushing
New York, NY
Pediatrics

Internship:
Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Russian

Special Interests:
Dancing and Reading

Gaspar Ginart MD

Education:

Universidad Central Del Este
Dominican Republic
Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers College of Arts & Sciences
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Isabel Gonzalez, MD

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers University
New Brunswick-NJ
Bachelor of Arts

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

Spanish and English

Special Interests:

Reading, Dancing and Traveling

Donna Hutton-Cassie, MD

Education:

Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, D.C.
Doctor of Medicine

Seton Hall University South
Orange, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Biology-“Cum Laude”

Residency:
University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Medical Association

Caribbean Medical Missionary Association

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Reading, Personal Fitness, Travel

Ilene Laufer, MD

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark NJ
Doctor of Medicine

Leigh University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science-Engineering

Residency:

Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Marathon Runner

Jose Maldonado, MD

Position:

Chairman of Pediatrics
Palisades Medical Center
North Bergen, NJ

Education:

New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY
Fifth Pathway Program

University Autonomous of Juarez
Juarez, Mexico
Doctor of Medicine

St. Peters University
Jersey City, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Biology

Residency:

St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Staten Island, NY
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Membership:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Traveling, Biking, Racquetball, and Movies

Sara Nasiek, MD

Education:

Akademia Medyczna
Warsaw, Poland
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York
New York, NY
Pediatrics

Fatebenefratelli Hospital
Milano, Italy
Rotational Year

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian and Polish

Helen Nunez-MD

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Doctor of Medicine

Seton Hall University (Magna Cum Laude)
South Orange, New Jersey
UMDNJ- Pediatrics
Residency:

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English/Spanish

Jayminkumar Patel, MD

Education:

Nalanda Medical College
Patna, India
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati

Special Interests:

Emergency Care, Teaching Staff, Reading and Cruising

Elvira Rubia-Sazon, MD

Education:

University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

Colegio de San Juan De Letran
Manila, Philippines-“Cum Laude”

Residency:

St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center
Staten Island, NY
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Playing Violin and Running

Manuel See, MD

Education:

Universidad of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science

Internship:

Christ Hospital
Jersey City, NJ
Rotating Internship

Residency:

Chief Resident: ST. Josephs’ Regional Medicine Center
Paterson, NJ

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Pediatrics

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Paterson, NJ
Chief Resident

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Chinese, Tagalog, and Spanish

Daxa Surti, MD

Education:

M.S. University Baroda
Gujarat, India
Doctor of Medicine

Shah Medical College,
Jamnagar, India
Diploma in Anesthesiology

Residency:

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Medical Association

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish

Beatriz C. Tejeiro-APN

Education:

Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NJ
Master of Science Degree-PNP Program
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialty: Pediatrics

Languages Spoken: English/ Spanish

Eileen Torres-Soto, MD

Education

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medicine

Barnard College-Columbia University
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts

Residency:

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Nicole Vales-Buckwald, APN

Education:

New York University
New York, NY
Master of Arts Advanced Practice Nursing, Pediatrics

Clemson University
South Carolina
Bachelor in Nursing-“Cum Laude”

Licensure/Certification:

National Certification of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English

Josefina Vales Gregory-APN

Education:

New York University
New York, NY
Master of Art Advance Practice Nursing
Pediatrics/Child with Special Needs

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Nurses

Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

New Jersey Board of Nursing

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English

Special Interests:

Reading

Radhika Vijayan-MD

Education:

St. John’s Medical College
Bangalore, India
Doctor of Medicine

Residency: 

New York Medical College
New York, NY
Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Board of Pediatrics

 

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken: 

English


Women's Health Services

Rita Vinod Knause, MD, Intreim Director of OB/GYN

Education:

St. George’s University of Medicine
Grenada-West Indies
Doctor of Medicine

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburg, PA
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Residency:

Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Internship:

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City-NJ
American College Of Nurse Midwives

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Internal Medicine

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Memberships:

NYSALM
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English

Juanita Baca-Barreto, CNM

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Certified Nurse Midwife

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Nursing

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
BS Nursing
Lima, Peru

Licensure/Certifications: 

Advance Fetal Monitor
School of Nursing Alumni Association

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English/Spanish

Bruce Bennett, MD

Education:

Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia
Doctor of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts-Biology

Internship:

New York University Medical Center

Bellevue Hospital Center

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency:

Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Memberships:

New York County Medical Society

North American Menopause Society

Society of Laparodendoscopic Surgeons

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English

Special Interests:

High Risk OB/Premenopausal Medicine

Manuel Borja, MD

Education:

University of Santo Tomas University
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

Internship:

Coney Island Hospital Brooklyn, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency:

Lincoln Hospital
Bronx, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology

St. Michael’s Medical Center Hospital
Newark, NJ
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English. Picipind, Spanish

Aurora Dalisay, APN

Education:

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Planned Parenthood Nurse Practitioner Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Advance Practice Nurse, Women’s Health
Christ Hospital School of Nursing
Jersey City, NJ
Diploma in Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

National Certification Corporation (NCC)

Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, and Tagalog

Special Interests:

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Eneida Depina, APN

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Master of Science in Nursing in Women’s Health and Midwifery

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

College of Saint Elizabeth
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Licensure/Certification:

National Certification Corporation (NCC)

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

American College of Nurse Midwives Midwives of Color Committee

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Joi Ennis, APN

Education:

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Master of Science in Nursing -APN

William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ
BS Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:
ANCC Board Certified

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English

Amy Fisherman, CNM

Education:

Columbia University
New York, NY
Master of Science Degree in Midwifery
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

State University of New York at Albany
Albany, NY
Bachelor Degree in Management Information Systems “Maga Caum Laude”

Licensure/Certification:

American Midwifery Certification Board

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Marie Johnson, APN

Education:

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Thomas Edison State College School of Nursing
Trenton, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Monmouth County Vocation School
Long Branch, NJ
Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensure/Certifications:
National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Michaela Marc-WHNP-BC

Education:

Rutgers University-Biomedical and Health Sciences
New Brunswick, NJ
Master of Science-Nursing

Rutgers-The State of University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

Nexaplon Insertion and Removal
National Certification Corporation-WH

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English

Mark Marino, MD

Education:

St. George’s University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies
Doctor of Medicine

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
PGY I, II, and III

Residency:
Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
Obstetrics and Gynecology

St. Luke’s Hospital Medical Center
Bethlehem, PA
Chief Resident

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships:
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English and Italian-Spanish Comprehension

Special Interests:

GYN and Peri-menopausal disorders

Erika Naranjo, CNM

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
MSN-Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health and Midwifery

College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
Bachelor in Nursing-Honors

County College of Morris
Randolph, NJ
AAS in Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

American Midwifery Certification Board

Specialty:

Women’s Health Languages

Spoken:

English and Spanish

Carole A. Powell, CNM

Education:

Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA
Certified Surgical Assistant

SUNY Health Science Center
New York, NY
Master of Science in Nursing
Certificate of Nurse Midwifery

Long Island University
Long Island, New York
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Languages Spoken:English

Griselle Rivera-APN

Education:

UMDNJ University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Masters in Nursing

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, PA
Advance Practice Nurse

Bloomfield College of Nursing
Bloomfield, NJ
BSN-RN

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Linda Stephan-CNM

Education:

Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia
Masters in Nursing

Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia
Bachelor of Nursing (Summa cum laude)

Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia
Associate Science of Nursing (Summa cum laude)

Licensure/Certification: 

American College of Nurse Midwives
American Society for Clinical Pathology
American Red Cross
Neonatal Resuscitation Certification

Professional Memberships:

American College of Nurse Midwives
Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English

Jennifer A. Winter, APN

Education:

Golden Age University
San Francisco, Calif.
Business

Columbia University
New York, NY
Master in Science

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ

Licensure/Certifications:

NCC as a Women’s Health Practitioners
Licensed in New Jersey

Professional Memberships:

Sigma Theta Tau
Association of Women’s Health-Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English

Karym Zahka, MD

Education:

Damascus University School of Medicine
Damascus, Syria
Doctor of Medicine

Internship:

St. Elizabeth Health Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency:

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lincoln Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief Resident
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Membership:

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English, Arabic, French

Special Interests:

High Risk Obstetrics