Circle of Gratitude Honorees

The Circle of Gratitude was created by the Cheshire Health Foundation to provide grateful patients and families with a way to express their gratitude to our dedicated physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and staff. Gifts are used to further the health and wellness mission of Cheshire Medical Center.

Below are a few photographs of some of our honorees. For a full listing of honored employees, please scroll to the bottom. Those who have been honored more than one time have the number of honors listed by their names.

Thank you to our patients who took the time to show their gratitude for these staff members!

Debbie Malila, Patient Relations

Tricia Zahn, MPH
Center for Population Health

Russell Arpin, PA, Orthopaedics

Bradley Carpenter, Environmental Services

Deb Jaques, RN, ICU

Amy Murphy, Amanda Levine, and Lisa Bunce, Receptionists, Farnum Outpatient

Jenna Poulin, APRN
Urgent Primary Care / KARES

Mollie Torrey, OT, Farmun
Bekka Haraldson, PT, Farnum
Laurie Carr, RN, Thompson Unit
Dr. Aalok Khole, Infectious Disease

Dr. John Nesbitt
Colleen Lauer, RN
Alaina Snide, RN
Emergency Department

Lindsay Cushing, APRN, Women’s Health

Tisha Howe, Mammography

Dr. Robert Westlake, Pulmonary/Critical Care/ICU

Krys Hamilton, RN
Kathy Schnyer, LNA
Brittany Croatti, RN
Thompson Unit

Dr. Otto Trinkl, Gastroenterology 

Lavonne Esterman, RN, ICU

Lacy Hart, Tech, Emergency Department

Brooke Garger, APRN, Cardiology

Congratulations to our Circle of Gratitude Honorees!

Anesthesiology

Dr. David Bernstein

Behavioral Health

Sara Gilbert, APRN
Lisa Wirth-Budzik, Social Worker

Cardiac Rehab

Kristi Farren, RN
Jeanine Lucius, RN
NancyMcDade, Exercise Physiologist

Cardiology

Laura Eno-Kennell, LPN
Brooke Garger, APRN (3)
Dr. Alan Opsahl
Alison Poulin, RN
Dr. Carl Szot

The Center for Population Heath

Trisha Zahn

COVID line

Tonya Hansen, RN
Georgette Vachon, RN (3)

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Paul Righi

Emergency Department

Trish Brunjes
Maggie Butts, RN
Brittany Croati, ED Tech
Dr. John Curtis
Sarah Godkin, RN
Laurie Goldsmith, RN
Michelle Goodwin, LNA
Ramone Greene
Lacy Hart, Tech
Colleen Lauer, RN (2)
Dr. Evan Lowy
Dr. Alison Kapadia
Doug MacNeil, APRN
Sherolyn Martin, RN
Dr. Matt Murray
JD Morse, ED Tech
Amy Neal, PA
Dr. John Nesbitt
Amanda Richmond
Nico Senercha
Dr. Ellen Stein
Alaina Snide, RN (2)
Molly Teich, RN

Endocrinology

Melanie Presnell, APRN

Environmental Services

Lucy Boutilette
Angela Burgos
Bradley Carpenter
Jennifer Coull
Kevin Cross
Ashley Figueroa
Gabby Lahue
Herb Wilkinson
Jessica Wright

Family Medicine

Katelyn Ahern, APRN 
Marion Beverly
Brandy Bolens
Danielle Castor
Dr. Rachel Croteau
Theresa Desilets, APRN
Amanda Durling, RN (2)
Kama Ellnor, LPN
Kecia Felumb, LPN
Dr. Sharon Ferguson
Ann Green
Kevin Hannon, APRN
Katy Jones, RN
Dr. Donald Mazanowski
Anaka Nunnink, APRN
Dr. Les Pitts
Dr. Sheila Ramanathan
Adrienne Simpson, RN
Donna Smith (2)
Susan Szydlo, RN Health Coordinator
Sherrie Tyler, RN
Amaris Weller, PA-C
Teresa Woodside, APRN

Farnum In-Patient

Maureen Bailey, RN
Mary Bakalar, RN
Katelynn Bellows, LNA
Haley Bordner, Occupational Therapist
Tarcela Carel, LNA
Dr. John Ditri
Barbara Fisher, RN
Jeff French, RN
Mary Gwozdz, RN
Bekka Haraldson, PTA
Terry Hebert, RN
Sandra Henry, RN
Jozefa Ivanova, LNA
Laura Kolodziej, RN
Ellen Levasseur, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Judith Lightfoot, RN
Alison McFee
Marlana Merrill, LNA
Dannielle Perry, LNA
Deb Philbrook, LNA
Linda Ann Smith, LNA/HUC
Lori Stevens, RN
Mollie Torrey, OT
Sherrie Tyler, RN
Cindi Aipolo, Occupational Therapist

Farnum Out-Patient

Kelli-Ann Abbott, Physical Therapist (2)
Natalie Boucher, Physical Therapist (2)
Lisa Bunce, Receptionist
Diane Dunham, Physical Therapist
Joy Eck, Physical Therapist Assistant
Jim Hall, Physical Therapist (3)
Katie Hilo, Physical Therapist
Amanda Levine, Receptionist
David Luscombe, Physical Therapist
Amy Murphy, Receptionist
Maria Oberlander, Physical Therapist (2)
Josh Torrey, Physical Therapist

Float Pool

Liz Barry, RN
Summer Birch, RN
Ashley Gale, LNA
Ben Smith, RN
Elizabeth Watkins, LNA/HUC

Gastroenterology

Dr. Jennifer DiNubila
Dr. Andrew Gorske (2)
Erin Jablonski, RN
Shelly Mitchell, LNA
Dr. Matthew Rockacy
Dr. Otto Trinkl

General Surgery

Dr. Guy Burman (3)
Kate Ingram, APRN (3)

Greeter

Nina Cabral

Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Jane Bridges, RN

Hospitalist

Dr. Haris Bilal
Dr. Frederick Bruch
Dr. Evgeny Buharin (3)
Dr. Hala El Chami
Dr. Matthew Guiltinan
Dr. Michael Keuroghlian
Dr. Radek Masner
Dr. Srikanth Puli (2)
Dr. Sandeep Randhawa
Dr. Scott Sherwin
Dr. Ali Zia

Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Steven Levene
Dr. Robert Pritchard (2)
John Starkey, RN

ICU

Amber Beam, RN
Lavonne Esterman, RN
Kimberly Ginsberg, LNA
Krys Hamilton, RN
Deb Jacques, RN
Terri Skantze, RN

Infectious Disease

Dr. Aalok Khole

Kingsbury Unit

Meghan Harvey, RN
Jennifer Salmonson, RN
Jordan Cilley, LNA
Katelyn Conlon, RN

Mammography

Meloney Hayward
Tisha Howe

Nurse Clinic

Christa Bond, RN
Cathy Dailey, RN
Allison Etzweiler, RN
Kin Rilling, RN
Michelle Stockton, RN
Stephanie Vose, RN

Nutritional Services

Odi Bentancourt, Production Staff
Jacob Carignan
Michelle Chamberlain, Production Staff
Jacob Conant, Production Staff
Betts Eleftheriou, Production Staff
Dave Lefebvre, Production Staff
Lindsey Nutting, Production Staff
Erin Petriello, RD
Michelle Richards, Production Staff
Ashly St. Hilaire, Production Staff

OB-GYN

Sarah Ellsworth, APRN-Midwife
Priya Deka

Occupational Therapy

Sarah Dingman, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Tina Heath, Occupational Therapist
Ellen Levasseur, Recreational Therapist
Janet Ray-Thompson, Occupational Therapist

Oncology

Dr. Arvind Randhawa
John Starkey, RN
Kim Whitaker, RN

Orthopaedics

Russell Arpin, PA-C
Dr. Cherie Holmes
Dr. Gregory Leather
Dr. Anthony Presutti
Cara Weiner, PA-C
Stacy Zickyl, Physician Assistant

Ophthalmology

Theresa Coll
Dr. Larry Jaeger
Matt Johnson
Dr. Basilio Kalpakian 
Dr. Dale Pollack
Jennifer Rivera, RN
Joan Saltis

Patient Relations

Debbie Malila

Pediatrics

Dr. Marni Silverstein

Pharmacy

Cheryl Silver
Ray Thompson

Philanthropy & Community Relations

Genny Alexander
Katherine Richardson, CFRE

Podiatry

Dr. Paul Fachada
Dr. Serena Shomody
Ellen Slocum, LPN

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

Terry Benda, LNA
Sally Bulger, RN
Karen Morris, RN

Progressive Care Unit

Jen Delano, RN
Nick Gangel, RN
Shelly Goodwin, LNA
Colleen McKinnon, RN
Alana Michaud, LNA

Pulmonary Rehab

Mary Ann Riley, Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator

Pulmonary

Dr. Todd Dugan 
Michelle Lincoln, APRN
Dr. Robert Westlake

Radiation/Oncology

Nancy Andino, Radiation Therapy Tech
Barbara Binkowski, Office Coordinator
Melinda Lake, Radiation Therapy Tech
Dr. Jackie Lyon
Joanne Patro, Radiation Therapy Tech
Eliza Rae Beck, Radiation Therapy Tech
Dr. Michael Sarson (2)
Debra Stallings, Lead Radiation Therapist

Radiology

Phillip Giannattasio
Bonnie Nestor
Tracy Young (2)
Victoria Zimmermann RN

Rheumatology

Dr. Todd Dombrowski (2)
Dr. Sherry Guardiano

Security & Safety

Drew Arsenault, Security Guard
Ben Croteau, Security Guard
Herb White, Security Guard

Social Work

Lois Kitz, Social Worker
Elizabeth Pearsall, Case Management Social Worker

Thompson Unit

Sunshine Ainsworth, RN
Matt Ashley, LNA
Maggie Bard, RN
Betty Bass-Gray, RN (2)
Alicia Bedard, LNA
Summer Birch, RN
Gail Bomba, LNA
Pam Burns, RN
Katherine Butler, RN
Laurie Carr, RN
Erin Ciancetta, LNA
Noah Clay, LNA
Katelyn Conlon, RN
Nate Cornwell, LNA
Brittany Croatti, RN
Trish Dlubac, RN
Meah Emery, LNA
Amy Farnum, RN
Alesha Figueroa, LNA
Ashley Flint, LNA
Amy Grant, LNA
Melanie Gorecki, RN
Kris Hamilton, RN
Lisa Hanamoto, RN
Sarah Healey, RN
Sherry McCaw, LNA
Ellen McQuaid, RN
Sydney Mitchell, LNA
Becky Myott, RN
Kylee Ojala, RN
Samantha Olson, RN
Hanna Patterson, LNA
Bonnie Paquette, RN
Kat Ramsey, LNA
Calvin Seppala, RN (2)
Kathy Schnyer, RN
Kerry Williams-Briggs, RN

Urology

Celeste Ponce, RN (3)

Urgent Walk-In Care

Krystal Hale
Margaret Kelly, APRN
Jodi Mattson, LPN
Jenna Poulin, APRN

Women and Children's Health Unit (WACHU)

Mallory Armstrong, RN
Janelle Black, RN
Susan Bobka, Admin Assistant
Patricia Bowen, RN
Mel Boyd, RN
Chelsea Brackett, RN
Kim Braught, RN
Marilyn Buck, Doula Coordinator
Carmen Carignan, RN
Kate Carson, RN
Eileen Conklin, RN
Lisa Cresta, RN
Christina DeTurris, RN
Diana Dresser, RN
Kristi Farren, RN
Allyson Forrest, LNA
Logan Freeman, RN
Katelyn Gibbons, RN
Laurie Goodrich, RN
Gail Hayes, RN
Linda Kassotis, RN
Heather Keese, RN
Whitney Lawton-Linenbringer, RN
Felicia Leno, LNA
Molly Lower, RN
Debbie Malila, LNA
Emily Nichols, RN
Jen Osborne, RN
Brooke Paige, RN
Elaine Prescott-Austin, RN
Kim Vickery, RN

Women's Health

Lindsay Cushing, APRN
Diane Dresser, RN
Dr. Sophie Dojhacques
Briana Thompson, RN

Wound Care

Caitlin Benedict, CMA
Anita Nash
Dr. Michael Ormont
Kelsey Trombley, RN
Kristen Walker, RN