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!

Jenna Clark, APRN, Family Medicine – Team A
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
Kisha Thompson, Nurse Anesthetist
Behavioral Health
Sara Gilbert, APRN
Lisa Wirth-Budzik, Social Worker
Cardiac Rehab
Kristi Farren, RN
Jeanine Lucius, RN
NancyMcDade, Exercise Physiologist
Cardiology
Patrick Ahern, RN
Laura Eno-Kennell, LPN
Joan Fletcher
Brooke Garger, APRN (3)
Ron LaChapelle, RDCS
Dr. Alan Opsahl
Alison Poulin, RN
Dr. Carl Szot
The Center for Population Heath
Tricia Zahn, MPH
COVID Line
Tonya Hansen, RN
Georgette Vachon, RN (3)
Dermatology

Tricia Aiston, APRN
Robert Guardiano, DO
Linda Handy, RN
Vicki May, Receptionist

Ear, Nose, and Throat
Claudia Matta, PA (2)
Dr. Paul Righi (2)
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
Dr. Aaron Odermann
Amanda Richmond
Nico Senercha
Dr. Ellen Stein
Alaina Snide, RN (2)
Molly Teich, RN
Endocrinology
Melanie Presnell, APRN
Endoscopy

Eryn Bradley
Katie Carlton, RN
Jennifer Delano, RN
Kathy Flagg
Shelby Letourneau, RN
Sarah Mathewson, RN
Mary Stanley, LNA/Tech

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
Currier Carter, APRN
Danielle Castor
Jenna Clark, APRN
Dr. Rachel Croteau
Theresa Desilets, APRN
Amanda Durling, RN (2)
Kama Ellnor, LPN
Kecia Felumb, LPN
Sharon Ferguson, DO (2)
Ann Green
Kevin Hannon, APRN
Katy Jones, RN
Janice Kelso, LPN
Katrina Masure, APRN (3)
Dr. Donald Mazanowski
Anaka Nunnink, APRN
Dr. Les Pitts
Lisa Profetto, APRN
Dr. Sheila Ramanathan
Laura Reyor, APRN
Gabrielle Schuerman, APRN
Adrienne Simpson, RN
Donna Smith (2)
Susan Szydlo, RN Health Coordinator
Joshua Toll, MD
Sherrie Tyler, RN
Amaris Weller, PA-C (2)
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)
Jessie Blanchard, Physical Therapist
Natalie Boucher, Physical Therapist (2)
Lisa Bunce, Receptionist
Diane Dunham, Physical Therapist
Joy Eck, Physical Therapist Assistant
Catherine Fabbri, Physical Therapist
Jim Hall, Physical Therapist (3)
Sara Hamilton, Physical Therapist
Katie Hilo, Physical Therapist
Amanda Levine, Receptionist
David Luscombe, Physical Therapist
Amy Murphy, Receptionist
Maria Oberlander, Physical Therapist (3)
Ashley Shultz, Physical Therapist
Josh Torrey, Physical Therapist
Float Pool
Liz Barry, RN
Summer Birch, RN
Gail Bomba, LNA
Ashley Gale, LNA
Ben Smith, RN
Scott Stickney, LNA (2)
Elizabeth Watkins, LNA/HUC
Gastroenterology

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

General Surgery
Dr. Guy Burman (5)
Kate Ingram, APRN (6)
Dr. Paul Sanders
Dr. Olivier van Houtte (2)
Greeter
Nina Cabral
Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Jane Bridges, RN
Hospitalist
Dr. Haris Bilal
Dr. Frederick Bruch
Dr. Evgeny Buharin (3)
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. Robert Pritchard (2)
John Starkey, RN
ICU
Amber Beam, RN
Lavonne Esterman, RN
Kimberly Ginsberg, LNA
Krys Hamilton, RN
Deb Jacques, RN (2)
Terri Skantze, RN
Infectious Disease
Dr. Aalok Khole
Kingsbury Unit
Meghan Harvey, RN
Jennifer Salmonson, RN
Jordan Cilley, LNA
Katelyn Conlon, RN
Laboratory
Tara Tinker, Lead Phlebotomist
William Goyer,  Phlebotomist
Mammography
Meloney Hayward
Tisha Howe
Nurse Clinic
Christa Bond, RN
Cathy Dailey, RN
Allison Etzweiler, RN
Darlene Nash, Reception
Jennifer Putzel, RN
Kin Rilling, RN
Michelle Stockton, RN
Stephanie Vose, RN
Nutritional Services
Odi Bentancourt, Production Staff
Ashley Bombacino, RD
Jacob Carignan
Mady Caron, Nutritionist
Michelle Chamberlain, Production Staff
Jacob Conant, Production Staff
Betts Eleftheriou, Production Staff
Mary LaMarche
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
Operating Room
Kim Cotter, CRNFA
Katie Ruelle Costa, RN
Kendall Hamilton
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
Jen Daniels
Dr. Larry Jaeger (2)
Matt Johnson
Dr. Basilio Kalpakian
Eric Levine
Ellie Mooney
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
Linda Groiss, PA-C
David Pinegar, DPM (2)
Dr. Serena Shomody
Ellen Slocum, LPN
Steve Toegel, PA
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

Terry Benda, LNA
Sally Bulger, RN
Miles Harris, RN
Anya Lyons, RN
Karen Morris, RN (2)
Miranda Tarnowski, RN

Pre Op
Nicole Cusack, RN
Jamie Ferrando, RN
Progressive Care Unit
Jen Delano, RN
Nick Gangel, RN
Shelly Goodwin, LNA
Colleen McKinnon, RN
Alana Michaud, LNA
Psychiatry

Amanda Hitchings, PsyD

Pulmonary Rehab
Mary Ann Riley, Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator
Pulmonary
Dr. Todd Dugan
Dr. Hala El Chami
Michelle Lincoln, APRN
Dr. Robert Westlake
Radiation Oncology
Nancy Andino, Radiation Therapist (2)
Barbara Binkowski, Office Coordinator (2)
Erli Chen, Medical Physicist
Danielle Gaudey, Radiation Therapist
Philip Giannattasio, Radiation Therapist
David Hack, Dosimetrist
Melinda Lake, Radiation Therapist (2)
Dr. Steven Levene (2)
Dr. Jackie Lyon (2)
Samantha Osborne, Radiation Therapist
Joanne Patro, Radiation Therapist
Nicole Perry, Reception
Eliza Rae Beck, Radiation Therapist
Hila Robinson, Radiation Therapist
Debra Stallings, Lead Radiation Therapist (2)
John Starkey, RN
Radiology
Heather Coburn
Phillip Giannattasio
Paula Gulo
Pam King
Bonnie Nester
Dr. Michael Sarson (2)
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, LNA
Matt Ashley, LNA
Maggie Bard, RN
Betty Bass-Gray, RN (2)
Alicia Bedard, RN (2)
Summer Birch, RN
Gail Bomba, LNA
Joan Brown, RN
Kristen Burnett, RN
Pam Burns, RN
Katherine Butler, RN
Laurie Carr, RN
Erin Ciancetta, LNA
Noah Clay, LNA
Katelyn Conlon, RN
Nate Cornwell, LNA
Brittany Croatti, RN
Marissa Cyganiewicz, 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 (2)
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, LNA
Teagan Valeski, RN
Kerry Williams-Briggs, RN
Urology
Celeste Ponce, RN (3)
Theodore Stamatakos, MD
Urgent Walk-In Care
Tracy Duncan, APRN
Krystal Hale
Dr. Marika Henegan
Margaret Kelly, APRN
Jodi Mattson, LPN
Heather Palmer
Jenna Poulin, APRN (2)
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
Janet Chamberlin, Volunteer Doula
Joy Clark, RN
Eileen Conklin, RN
Lisa Cresta, RN
Christina DeTurris, RN
Diana Dresser, RN
Kristi Farren, RN
Logan Freeman, 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
Charlotte Maxwell, Student Nurse/Midwife
Emily Nichols, RN
Jen Osborne, RN
Brooke Paige, RN
Elaine Prescott-Austin, RN
Kim Vickery, RN

Women's Health

Dr. Karin Commerant
Lindsay Cushing, APRN
Dr. Kimberly DeVore
Diana Dresser, RN (2)
Dr. Sophie Dojhacques
Sarah Ellsworth, CNM (3)
Heather Keese, CNM
Heather Lambert, RN
Bonnie Nestor, Sonographer
Dr. Lynn Nguyen
Emma Ogrodnik, CCMA
Dr. Denise Poulin
Dr. Heidi Rinehart (2)
Briana Thompson, RN

Wound Care
Caitlin Benedict, CMA
Anita Nash
Dr. Michael Ormont (2)
Sarah Patalas, LNA
Megan Smith, RN
Kelsey Trombley, RN
Jennifer Vallauri, Receptionist
Kristen Walker, RN (2)