Dr. Damian Archer is a board certified Family Medicine physician. He is a Bahamian national and previous Bahamas National Merit Scholar. He completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada with a B.Sc. Chemistry (Dist.) in 2001 and was a successful MBBS (MD) and B. Med Sci (Hons) candidate at the University of the West Indies, Bahamas Clinical Campus in June of 2006.
After completing his medical internship and Senior House Office duties with the Department of Anaesthesia at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, he transitioned to the St. Luke’s Family Practice Residency Program at Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July of 2008. He completed his residency as chief resident in July of 2011 and later that year started independent family practice with North Shore Community Health at the Peabody site in October of 2011.
He currently serves as Associate Medical Director at the Peabody site and Co-director of the Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) program. Dr. Archer’s wider interests in medicine include medical education and he collaborates with Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine as a clinical instructor.
Margaret A. Brennan, MPH, brings twenty years of experience and a deep and abiding passion and commitment to community health centers to her position as CEO of NSCH. Most recently, she served as the first Chief Operating Officer of the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) for almost six years. For the five years prior to that position, she was the Director of Operations at Health Watch, a national minority health organization. Before then, she held leadership positions in New York City-based national and local health-focused non-profits since 1997. She is a graduate of the 2009 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program and received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and her Bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives on the North Shore with her husband and twin daughters.
Jennifer Femino serves as Medical Director of Salem Family Health Center. Ms. Femino received her BA from Boston College and her Master of Science in Nursing from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions. Prior to joining the team of professionals at North Shore Community Health, Inc. Ms. Femino practiced as an FNP in Washington DC, worked as a Registered Nurse at the Latin American Youth Center in Washington DC, conducted housing search for homeless individuals in Cambridge, MA, served as a woman’s advocate for victims of domestic violence in OR and MA, attended the Universal Center for Language and Social Communication in Mexico and was a volunteer teacher and coach in Dangriga, Belize.
Christine Malagrida is a Family Nurse Practitioner that has worked at the health center since 2004 and was promoted to COO in November 2014. Prior to becoming COO, she was a Primary Care Provider and the Medical Director of the Gloucester site. Chris received her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing. Her prior experience includes working as a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. She has led many process improvement efforts at the health center using a Lean framework. Chris lives on the North Shore with her husband and 3 children.
Bob joins NSCH with over 40 years of experience in health care; 30 years have been in clinical and operations leadership in the non-profit healthcare sector. His most recent experience has been in the Primary Care environment leading change in health care redesign. Bob lives on the North Shore with his wife and he is the father of two children and two grandchildren.
For over 20 years, Maureen Gebhardt, LICSW, has worked in the mental health field. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Villanova University and her Masters in Social Work from Boston University. Her passion for community health and patient empowerment began while reintegrating state institutionalized patients back into the community. She worked in NYC at Bellevue Hospital on the Forensic Psychiatric Unit and was a MICA Specialist Social Worker in a large shelter in NYC. Upon returning to MA, she worked with dual diagnosis patients in the Dorchester/Roxbury/Mattapan area, and HIV/AIDS patients at Shattuck Hospital. Maureen served as the Assistant Director of Emergency Services with Eliot Community Human Services for over 12 years. She became more involved in her local community as the Director of the Methadone Clinic in Gloucester for over 2 years. In this role, Maureen worked to reduce opioids and stigma, while also educating the community. She came to NSCH in February 2016, joining the Gloucester Family Health Center as a clinician with the MAT and psychiatric patients. Maureen became the Director of Behavioral Health and has been working on expanding behavioral health services in all 3 NSCH clinics (Gloucester, Salem, Peabody), as well as integrating behavioral health with medical health.
Allison Kilcoyne is a Family Nurse Practitioner that has spent most of her 18 year career working in and advocating for School Based Health. She has a passion to expand and integrate school based health centers into the fabric of our health care system. In her clinical practice she has been able to engage youth into the health care system and see first-hand the impact of school based health centers on youth development. Allison has presented at multiple national conferences on diverse adolescent health topics and has co-authored journal articles and book chapters on school based health. She was a member of the first cohort of the Leadership Fellows Program with the School Based Health Alliance in 2015 and currently sits on their Board of Directors. Allison lives on the north shore with her husband and two children.
Kathryn Hollett is a Family Physician at the Gloucester Family Health Center site and the Director for Quality Improvement for North Shore Community Health, Inc. She has a strong interest in women’s health and offers Colposcopy services and other gynecology office procedures at the Gloucester site. Dr. Hollett earned a Masters in Science degree from Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy prior to attending medical school at Tufts. Nutrition and preventive care play a strong role in her approach to patient care and community health.
Ellen Reece is a family nurse practitioner who joined NSCH in 2011. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Boston College. Ellen has worked at both the Gloucester and Salem Family Health Centers and currently works at the Gloucester site as a primary care provider and as the Associate Medical Director. Ellen enjoys working on projects to improve clinical workflows to provide the best care to patients. She feels fortunate to have the chance to work with the Cape Ann community and to get to know the individuals and families she cares for.
Andrea Russano, has over twenty years of experience in acute care and long term health care systems. She received her BS in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration from Salem State University. Her career began in the finance department and she has held various leadership positions such as Accounting Supervisor and Director of Accounting for hospitals in the Partners and Hallmark Health systems. Her most recent role prior to NSCH was at Aviv Centers for Living where she was the Controller. Holding a key role in their implementation of a new electronic health record and integrated billing system, Andrea gained valuable clinical and operations knowledge which led her to assuming the role of Director of Clinical Information Systems at Aviv. Grateful to be a part of the healthcare industry and an organization that truly cares for people, Andrea’s primary interests in healthcare include population healthcare management, quality care and cost outcomes.
Erin is a highly skilled career professional with more than 15 years of experience in home health, hospital and primary care environments; and more than 6 years of experience in case management. She has been working in leadership positions at Salem Family Health Center since 2007. Over the past seven years, she has managed the MA DPH-sponsored Women’s Health Network program which provides no cost cancer screenings and treatment to women in need. Additionally, for the past year she has served as the project lead for NSCH’s PCMH application and was instrumental in the center’s recent successful NCQA application (PCMH Level 2). Finally, she currently serves as the case manager for other projects, including providing case management for the highest risk patients.