As our main site in the Old North End, our Riverside Health Center provides medical, dental, psychiatry/mental health care, as well as a multitude of other services to keep the community healthy.
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Please note: The Riverside Health Center physically opens at 7am, and we begin taking phone calls at 8am.
Temporary New Hours: Beginning June 18, 2022, our Saturday and evening clinic hours at our Riverside and Winooski practices have temporarily been reduced due to a staffing shortage. We expect these new hours short-lived, however it is necessary at this time to keep our patients and staff safe. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Medical, Psychiatry & Mental Health Services
Patient Support Services
Monday – Friday8:00am – 4:30pm
Riverside Health Center Parking
Our parking garage has two levels with lots of spaces for our patients. Once you park in the garage you can take the elevator up to Level 1 for Dental and Patient Counseling or Psychiatry appointments or Level 2 for Medical appointments.
Medical Providers at Riverside
Diana Clayton, FNP, IBCLC completed her graduate degree in nursing at UVM, where her thesis focused on healthcare delivery to New Americans. She enjoys working with patients across the lifespan, and has worked as an EMT, a ski patroller, in hospice, in maternal-newborn health, and has volunteered in Guatemala. Her professional interests include women’s health, mind-body medicine, and global health. She is also a lactation consultant, and loves to help mothers and babies with breastfeeding. Outside of work, she enjoys her family, traveling, gardening, cooking, and playing in the mountains and on the lake that surround her home. Accepting new patients at Lund.
Beach Conger, MD grew up in Pleasantville, New York. He attended Amherst College and Harvard Medical School, from which he graduated with honors in 1967. He did his residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco from 1967 to 1972, with two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Center for Disease Control. In January 1972 he founded San Francisco’s first federally funded health center, where he served as its medical director until 1977, at which time he moved to Windsor, Vermont to practice internal medicine. He practiced in Windsor until July of 2015, except for the five years when he served as Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia from 2001 to 2006. He has seven grandchildren and three children. Dr. Conger is the author of three books, Bag Balm and Duct Tape, It’s Not My Fault, and most recently It’s Probably Nothing. He joined the Community Health Centers of Burlington in 2009 as an urgent care doctor and is now providing primary care. He has a special interest in treating Seriosity. Not accepting new patients.
Michelle Dorwart, MD, MPH was born and raised in western Nebraska. She attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she received a BA in theology. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine before moving to Baltimore where she earned a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. For residency, she and her husband (who is a teacher) decided to pursue a shared fantasy of moving to Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in June of 2016 and is delighted to be a part of the team at CHCB as a family physician working with people of all ages. Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, obstetrics and newborn care, family planning, adolescent medicine, and addressing social determinants of health. Personal interests include downhill skiing, reading, spending time with family (including her two dogs), and exploring Vermont! Accepting new Pediatric patients.
Jenny Evans First, NP graduated from the University of Vermont Family Nurse Practitioner program. Before a career change into nursing, Jenny was an experiential educator, literacy specialist, flower designer and bike tour leader. She has a BS in business from Miami University in Ohio and an MS in experiential education from Minnesota University at Mankato. She loves to travel, to practice surfing, read, eat and generally play outdoors with her family and friends. Accepting new suboxone patients.
Maggie Graham, MD was born and raised Des Moines, Iowa. She received her BA in Women’s Studies and MS in Epidemiology at the University of Iowa before moving to Vermont to attend medical school. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the UVM Medical Center in 2021 and is excited to be part of the team at CHCB. Her interests in medicine include LGBTQ+ medicine, especially transgender health /gender affirming care, women’s health, medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders, pediatric and adolescent health, as well as general adult medicine. She is thrilled to be able to help run CHCB’s specialized services for LGBTQ+ patients. Maggie believes developing therapeutic relationships with her patients is the best part of being a primary care provider. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three children, exploring the outdoors in Vermont, running, and reading. Accepting new patients.
Sara Headley, FNP-C was born and raised just outside of Baltimore and first came to Vermont to obtain her undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of Vermont. She worked as a nurse in a variety of settings, took some time off to race as a professional cyclist and eventually obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner graduate degree at the University of California San Francisco. After almost 10 years on the west coast, Sara is excited to be back east in Vermont servicing the community here. She has particular passions for adolescent medicine, mental health care, and all things sports medicine and women’s health. She believes patients deserve a provider who will listen and include them in every step of the treatment plan. Outside of work, you can find her riding her bike, finding good pastries, and exploring the outdoors with her family and beloved golden retriever. Accepting new patients.
Lincoln Heath, MD was born and raised in Vermont. He did his undergraduate education at McGill University where he received a BS in biology and a minor in social studies of medicine. He was awarded his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2012 and stayed to completed residency training at UVM Medical Center, specializing in Family Medicine. Dr. Heath is excited to provide Obstetric and Newborn care, Pediatrics, and Adult medicine. He is passionate about caring for families, New Americans, refugees, and those in need. When not at work, he may be found hiking, climbing, camping, eating good food, or spending time with family. Accepting new pediatric and OB patients, as well as adults at the Safe Harbor Health Center.
Michael Ialeggio, MD moved to Vermont when he was thirteen, and completed middle school and high school in Randolph. As an undergraduate student, he studied Economics and Politics at Oberlin College in Ohio. He enjoyed a lengthy stretch of freewheeling during his twenties, during which time he worked with a labor union, a national park, and a vegetable farm, amongst many other seasonal adventures and assorted odds and ends. He attended medical school at UVM, and returns to Burlington after a three year hiatus in Rochester, NY, where he completed his residency in Family Medicine. Michael is excited to re-examine the Burlington creemee scene (which faces strong competition from Rochester’s frozen custard) and to find an old boat to sail on in Mallets Bay. He enjoys standard outdoorsy hobbies and is also interested in mental health, Spanish, saxophone, and reading. He is excited to join the OB team as part of CHCB’s Maternal/Child Health Program. Accepting new patients.
Rachel Inker, MD is a family physician who has been at the Community Health Centers since 2001. She is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the UVM Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Inker is the lead provider at CHCB’s Transgender Health Clinic where she provides care for transgender/non-binary people. She continues to practice the full spectrum of family medicine at our Riverside location. Accepting new patients for gender-affirming care.
Rachel Ivancie, CNM, WH-NP, MPH was born and raised in rural Colorado. Prior to becoming a Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, she worked in public health research and policy both in Denver, CO and abroad in Guyana. Rachel then attended Yale University where she studied advance practice nursing and midwifery in New Haven, CT. She is passionate about maternal and child health, catching babies, and working with patients of all ages on their sexual and reproductive health needs and journeys. In her free time she enjoys cooking and loves to be in the outdoors running, fly fishing, and skiing. Not accepting new patients.
Emma Leonard, CNM, WHNP-BC was born and raised in Richmond Vermont. She received a BS in biology from Saint Michael’s College in 2011 and a BS in nursing from Fairfield University in 2015. Emma first worked for CHC as a Registered Nurse and is honored to return after getting her MS in nursing from Georgetown University. She believes in cultivating a therapeutic relationship with patients and working from a shared decision-making model of care. Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, reproductive health, transgender health/gender affirming care and perinatal care. In her free time Emma enjoys hiking, traveling, eating good food and spending time with her spouse and three dogs. Accepting new patients.
Karla Martinez-Dulmer, MD was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She attended the University of Guadalajara where she received her degree as a Medical Doctor. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mexican Institute of Social Security in Guadalajara before moving to Syracuse, NY where she did her residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. She continued working as an attending physician at St. Joseph’s hospital for two years before moving to Vermont with her family in the spring of 2018. She is delighted to be a part of the CHCB team as a family physician working with people of all ages. Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, working with the refugee population, women’s health, pediatrics including new born care, and adult medicine. Her personal interests include cooking (of course Mexican food), traveling and spending time with family. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Not accepting new patients.
Liz Nowalk, FNP graduated with her Masters of Science and Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Binghamton University in 2019. She has been a registered nurse since 2009, working primarily in an emergency room in New York, and then in a Medical ICU. She moved to Burlington in 2022, and has been enjoying the people and scenery that Vermont has to offer. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking and playing with her kids. Accepting new patients.
Rochelle (Shelly) Paquette, FNP is a native Vermonter who is thrilled to be back at CHCB after seven years working, adventuring and getting her Doctor of Nursing Practice in the Pacific Northwest. She obtained her BSN at the University of Scranton in 2007 and first worked for CHCB as a Registered Nurse at the Safe Harbor Health Center. Shelly spent eight months working in Haiti prior to obtaining her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Portland, Oregon in 2017, and completed a Nurse Practitioner Residency program through Yakima Valley Farm Workers in 2018. Shelly has a passion for public health and her experiences working in communicable diseases, homeless health care, and with the refugee and immigrant populations in both Vermont and Oregon provided a unique framework for caring for people of all backgrounds and interests. She believes that the therapeutic relationship between provider and patient is special and the foundation for primary care. In her free time, she enjoys learning new languages, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two dogs. Accepting new patients.
Margaret Russell, PA graduated from Colorado College and received her Physician Assistant and Pediatric Intensive Program certification from the University of Colorado. Before she joined the Health Center in 1997, Margaret worked for Helios Health Center in Boulder, Colorado. Her professional interests include pediatrics, developmental and holistic medicine. Outside of her work, Margaret enjoys all outdoors activities, including gardening, hiking and biking. Not accepting new patients.
Andrea Solomon, PA is a Vermont native who was raised in this community. In 2003, Andrea graduated from Skidmore College with a concentration in Women’s Studies. She completed her Physician Assistant training at the University of New England. She has worked at the Community Health Center since 2009. Her medical interests include, but are not limited to, adolescent medicine and women’s health. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Accepting new patients at the Pearl Street Youth Health Center.
Heather Stein, MD is a native of West Virginia and grew up in Morgantown where her father practiced family medicine for 35 years. Dr. Stein graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in biochemistry and a BA in classical studies. She returned to West Virginia University for medical school and moved to Vermont for her family medicine residency at University of Vermont. Dr. Stein’s professional interests include addiction treatment and she has a board certification in addiction medicine. She also focuses on care of the underserved, as well as comprehensive care for the whole family reducing barriers to treatment. She has a wonderful husband whom she met in medical school and who is also a family doctor in the area and two children. She enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. Not accepting new patients.
Alicyn Trask, PA-C, MMSc completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Neuroscience at University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her Masters of Medical Science from Emory University’s Physician Assistant program with special emphasis in rural healthcare. Before joining CHCB, she worked for Stride Community Health Center in Denver, Colorado for 13 years. Most recently, she completed a 2 year fellowship in dermatology in South Florida where she was awarded the distinction of diplomate fellow by the Society of Dermatology PAs. Her professional interests include holistic medicine, the connection between physical and mental health, women’s health and dermatology. During her spare time, she enjoys adventures of all kinds – hiking with her dogs, biking, backpacking, skiing and traveling the world – as well as yoga, reading and word puzzles. Alicyn is seeing dermatology patients one day per month. Not accepting new patients.
Wayne Warnken, MD graduated from Western State College and from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Medical School. He completed his residency at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency-Valley Medical Center. Before medical school Dr. Warnken worked at Samaritan House-Homeless Shelter, in Denver Colorado; for the United States Park Service; and as a research assistant at the Salk Institute. Dr. Warnken’s professional interests are in Spanish, addiction medicine, pediatrics and adolescent medicine, nutrition, and sports medicine. When Dr. Warnken is not at work he is active in the H.O. Wheeler School’s PTO, City Market and the YMCA. Accepting new patients.
Grace Zimmer, FNP received her masters in nursing from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN in 2017. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Grace worked as a primary care nurse in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, preventive medicine, global health and pediatrics. Grace lived abroad for many years and is proficient in French. She moved with her family to Vermont in 2018, and in her free time enjoys art, cooking, travel, learning new languages, and being outside! Accepting new patients.
Psychiatry Providers at Riverside
Adam Greenlee, MD grew up on a beef cattle farm in rural Southwestern Pennsylvania, before moving on to Colgate University and graduating with a BA in history. After completing his undergraduate degree, he taught English in South Korea as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and worked within the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and remained in Pittsburgh for training in the UPMC St. Margaret/WPIC combined family medicine/psychiatry residency program. His personal interests include improving the interface between mental and physical health and health care systems that improve patient care through integrating physical and behavioral health. While not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, books, animals, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Lisa Hardy, APRN, PMHNP has over 30 years of experience in varied healthcare settings, including Maternal-Child Health, Women’s Health, Cardiology, and Psychiatry. 18 of those years have been in Vermont communities. Her experience also includes five years as the coordinator for Community Health Nursing at Norwich University in addition to her full-time teaching duties there. She completed a Master’s in Nursing at Yale University in 2004 with a specialty in Nurse-Midwifery and later returned for her PMHNP Certification through Frontier Nursing University, which specializes in community-based healthcare delivery. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, perinatal mental health, and functional medicine approaches to mental health, and the food-mood connection. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors, backyard birdwatching, sewing, biking and cooking.
Margaret Spottswood, MD, MPH graduated from University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She enjoys the challenge of evidence-based psychiatric care using a team approach with patient registries and care managers to provide consultation and care to large populations.
Julia Zdanowicz, PMHNP-BC was born and raised in Chicago, IL and relocated to Vermont in 2021. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Rehabilitative Services in 2002 and spent many years assisting adults with developmental disabilities and autism, as well directed unit operations for various Dementia Special Care Units in Chicago. She received her nursing degree from Morton College in 2013 and worked as an intensive care nurse for several years in a small community hospital. Julia received a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2021 and became board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The majority of her training was done at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL which has been ranked #1 in the state. Julia values collaborative care to be a support to her patients as they navigate their mental health goals to achieve symptom relief.
Mental Health Clinicians at Riverside
Lauren Carpenter, LICSW uses a collaborative and strengths-based approach in her therapeutic work, incorporating aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help people reach their goals. Prior to joining CHCB, she worked in a number of mental health settings, including a women’s mental health clinic supporting pregnant and postpartum women, and an early childhood mental health clinic where she worked with families with young children. She graduate with a BA from Smith College, and an MSW from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Samuel Lurie, LICSW, MEd joined the Mental Health Services team after many years of health care advocacy for marginalized groups including LGBTQ folks and people with disabilities. He earned a Masters of Education at the University of Vermont and later an MSW at Smith College School for Social Work. He has worked in inpatient, private practice, and community mental health settings providing client-centered, trauma-informed care. Samuel specializes in somatic approaches to healing, and is a clinical hypnotherapist (2008 graduate of Hypnotherapy Academy of America) who incorporates mindfulness, guided imagery, EMDR and other body-mind techniques to reduce anxiety, boost confidence and build skills for change and growth. Samuel is also the social worker for CHCB’s Transgender Clinic, providing affirming care to transgender and gender non-binary folks and their support systems.
Philippa Owens, LICSW, LADC received her BA from Warren Wilson College and MSW from New York University. Before joining CHCB in 2014, Philippa worked as a substance abuse counselor in Boston, and worked with children and adolescents in an outpatient mental health setting. Philippa provides individual therapy with a strengths based, client centered approach, with a focus on building skills and strategies for managing anxiety, depression, and addiction, and improving overall wellbeing. Philippa is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained clinician.
Christa Russell, BSW was born and raised in Vermont. She received her BSW from the University of Vermont in 2004. Christa’s primary work has been in mental health and long-term care. Prior to joining CHCB in 2016 she worked at a nursing home providing psycho-social support and case management to patients and families. Christa believes in the strength-based perspective and finds great value in the needs of others. In the future, Christa hopes to expand her career by achieving her MSW. In her free time, Christa enjoys shopping and spending time with her husband and pets, Izzy and Marmalade.
Emily Sanders Garcia, LICSW received her BA in Political Science at the University of Vermont and worked as a litigation paralegal and high school and college debate coach for a number of years after graduation. Emily switched tracks and went back for her MSW at UVM when she realized she wanted to help people in a way that felt more meaningful to her. She has experience working with adults with persistent mental health challenges, embracing and promoting restorative justice in schools and communities, and youth and their caregivers around trauma and mental health challenges. Emily enjoys working with children and adults and focuses her practice around depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and grief and loss. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and animals, gardening and being outside.
Matthew Perret, LICSW was born and raised in New Jersey. He received his BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and MSW from Kean University before relocating to Northwestern Vermont. Prior to relocating, he spent several years working as a residential counselor with people living with severe and persistent mental illnesses on maintaining housing security. His post-graduate work has centered on integrated behavioral health care where he has worked in a variety of primary care and pediatric offices throughout Franklin County. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and dogs and also enjoys running, hiking and rock climbing.
Jessica Schwartz, LICSW, AAP received her BA from the State University of New York at Oswego and MSW from New York University. Prior to joining CHCB in 2015, Jessica worked at nursing homes in Vermont providing individual psychotherapy, and worked at a large urban hospital in New York City providing counseling and services to medically hospitalized patients and their families. Jessica’s areas of focus include depression and anxiety management, self-care and wellness, grief and loss, health and behavior change, and stress reduction.
Stephanie Szkaradnik, LICSW received her BA in Psychology from Salisbury University. Originally from Pennsylvania, she spent a number of years post-college as an English teacher overseas in Taiwan, Vietnam and Turkey. After returning to the states, Stephanie received her MSW from the University of Vermont. Her experience includes time as a residential counselor at NFI Group Home, internships at both Steps to End Domestic Violence and Lund Family Center, and as an Integrated Health Team social worker at Northwestern Pediatrics in St. Albans. Stephanie specializes in working with adolescents and young adults with issues of depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationships, and transitions. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys playing sports, traveling, reading science fiction/fantasy novels, and spending time with friends and family.
Dental Providers at Riverside
Reimy Evangelista De Leon, DDS is a second-generation dentist who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. At a young age, Dr. Evangelista became aware of the extreme need for quality dental care that several populations lack. He started his dental career in 2008 as a Certified Dental Assistant in the Dominican Republic. The following year, he became a Registered Dental Hygienist. In 2015, Dr. Evangelista obtained his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and completed his Post-Doctoral education in Orofacial pain at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts in 2020. Dr. Evangelista’s experience included general dentistry in both public and private practices, working in academic settings as an orofacial pain provider at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and serving as a teaching assistant for the Dental Sleep Medicine and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology department. Dr. Evangelista has completed several presentations and research papers over the years, the most recent being at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in 2019 and Archives of Clinical Case Studies; Myofascial TMD, Multifactorial Ethiology with Multidisciplinary Approach in 2020.
Jessica Hutchins, DDS received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Reed College and worked in biochemical research at Shriners Hospitals for Children for several years before pursuing dentistry. She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2016. Dr. Hutchins has practiced as a general dentist in St. Albans and Essex Junction. She enjoys spending time with her family, working on home projects and training for triathlons.
David Jette, DDS grew up in St. Albans and attended Bellows Free Academy High School. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York with a bachelor’s degree in Bio molecular Science. He received his Dental degree at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in Buffalo, NY. In the summer of 2012, he moved back to Vermont and served two years as a general dentist in Richford and Swanton for the Northern Tier Center for Health (NOTCH).
Dr. Jette believes in pain free dentistry, so that all patients are confident in their dental treatment and comfortable with their experience. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their two sons, Maxim and Jude.
Emily Keller, DMD is a native of Williston, VT and returned to the state to practice dentistry in 2021. She received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Vermont before completing her training in dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2020. Dr. Keller then completed a General Practice Residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC where she focused on public health, as well as special care OR dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering abroad, enjoying the outdoors, knitting, and pottery.
Rian Stewart, DMD attended dental school at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated with honors in 2008. Dr. Stewart has a particular interest in pediatric dentistry and global healthcare training and service. Dr. Stewart is the proud father of two young daughters. When not seeing patients at CHCB, he enjoys backpacking, skiing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Elicia Thompson, DDS grew up in Sacramento, California. She attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington. Upon graduating in 2006, she completed their General Practice Residency program. After finishing her training, she helped develop and practiced for the dental clinic of the St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling, Louisiana. Dr. Thompson relocated to Vermont with her husband in 2009. Before joining the CHCB team, she worked in private practice in Franklin County, Vermont. When not at work, she and her husband enjoy hiking, kayaking, and generally taking advantage of all the natural resources Vermont has to offer!
Gopichand Vallabhaneni, DMD moved to Vermont from Portland, Maine, where he worked in a private office for five years. Dr. Val graduated from Boston’s Tuft’s School of Dental Medicine in 1998. He performs urgent care with a focus on emergency dental treatment and enjoys playing golf in his free time.
Ann-Marie Bergeron, RDH, AS graduated from the University of Vermont. Her experience includes many aspects of dental practice and its management including chairside assisting, providing hygiene care and business administration/insurance/human resources/payroll. Before joining CHCB and returning to active dental practice, Ann-Marie was Business Administrator/Human Resource Director for an assisted living facility in Essex, VT for three years during the pandemic. Feeling strongly about access to patient-centered care, Ann-Marie is excited to be at CHCB and part of a solution!
Michele Cannon, EFDA has worked for the Community Health Centers of Burlington for almost 20 years. For most of her career she worked as a Certified Dental Assistant, and was fortunate to gain experience working in triage and at the front desk over the years as our office expanded. She was also sent to the American Red Cross and became CHCB’s CPR/AED/First Aid instructor for a few years, which she really enjoyed. Three years ago she attended the Center for Technology and obtained her license as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Nothing makes her happier than giving our patients a smile they can be proud of! Michele loves being involved in our dental community and served as the President of the Vermont Dental Assistants Association and is currently on the board for the Center for Technology in Essex. In her free time she is a very busy soccer mom to two beautiful boys, and loves to be outdoors doing anything active.
Nicole Fortune, RDH, MBA is a native Vermonter and Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a nationally recognized expert in training dental hygienists in areas of periodontics, including dental endoscopy, laser-assisted hygiene care and the treatment of dental implants. Nicole holds many certifications including CO2, Diode and Nd:Yag laser certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. She is a clinical expert and speaker for the Facial Art Forum and an integral part of the Implant Care Practitioner training program through RDH Innovations. She is a Dental Codeology key opinion leader and is directly involved with creation of new dental codes. She was awarded Dental Hygienist of the Year for 2017 in Vermont. Nicole also works in professional relations for several specialty dental practices across the country. Nicole earned her hygiene degree and her BA from the University of Vermont. She also holds an MBA from Champlain College.
Sharon Graves, CDA, EFDA is a native Vermonter and brings 35 years of experience to our dental team. The EFDA qualifications allow her to place all fillings, Sealants, and Composites. Sharon also teaches in the Dental Assisting program at Center for Technology at Essex. Sharon is active in her church and volunteers in children’s ministries that benefit children around the world.
Raba Hebib, EFDA completed the Dental Assisting Program in 2003 at the Center for Technology in Essex, VT. She completed the Expended Function Dental Assistant Program at the Center for Technology in 2009. EFDA qualifications allow her to place all Fillings, Sealants, Composites, Amalgam and assist in various dental procedures. She was awarded Dental Assistant of the year in 2007. Raba currently lives in Essex with her husband and children. Raba has been with CHCB since 2004.
Katelyn Denton, RDH graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2012 with an Associate’s degree in dental hygiene and completed her bachelor’s degree in 2014. She has worked fulltime as a dental hygienist proving patient care for the last 9 years at CHCB, recently transitioning into a new role as the Dental Clinical Supervisor. Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys traveling, HIIT training, hiking and biking and spending time with family, friends and pup Remy and cat Sylvio.
Mary Kay Schreindorfer, RDH graduated from the University of Vermont with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in May of 2001. She had worked in a private practice in St. Albans, VT until joining CHCB in January of 2021. Outside of work, Mary Kay enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside, cooking and baking.
Katherine Stickney, RDH graduated with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of New England in Maine. She returned to Vermont and worked in private practice before joining CHCB in 2016. Outside of work Katherine enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Carmen I. Negron-Dupee, BS, RDH has a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and an associate’s degree in dental hygiene, both from the University of Puerto Rico. She worked at a Periodontal practice for five years before moving to the Boston, MA area in 2002, where she worked at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and in two general private practices. In 2007, she moved to Vermont and continued practicing clinical dental hygiene. Carmen has a great passion for dental hygiene, and really enjoys educating patients to help change their attitudes towards oral health and improve their smiles and quality of life. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She loves to read, learn, travel, garden, and quilt.