789 Pine Street
This site offers medical, dental and counseling services, conveniently located in Burlington’s South End district.
Medical & Mental Health Services
*Closed for clinical staff meetings Thursdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Appointments: (802) 652-1050
Monday – Friday7:30am – 3:45pm*
*Closed for lunch 11:30am – 12:00pm
Medical Providers at South End Health Center
Mary Anne Kohn, AGNP recently returned to Vermont from Portland, Oregon. She holds a BA from Loyola University, an MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and received her MS in Nursing from UVM’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Throughout her professional career, Mary Anne’s focus was primarily on issues of homelessness, mental health issues, and substance use. As a Nurse Practitioner, she works closely with her patients to respond to acute and ongoing health care needs, provides accessible health education, and encourages patient engagement in their care and wellness plans. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new recipes and is always interested in a good podcast. Accepting new patients.
Blake McKnight, MSN, FNP-C was born and raised in Vermont. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree, then entered the health care field through a job collecting blood donations at the American Red Cross, which led to a desire to become a family nurse practitioner. He earned a BSN degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, then completed the family nurse practitioner program at UVM. Before coming to the Community Health Centers of Burlington, he worked for over four years at another local family practice, as well as a local college health center and two local urgent care clinics. His professional interests include diabetes management, primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, health screenings, urgent care, and the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Outside of work, Blake enjoys cooking, podcasts, music, reading, chess, and biking. He lives in South Burlington with his family. Accepting new patients.
Megan Mogerley, FNP was born and raised in Vermont. She earned a BS in Nursing from Southern New Hampshire University and worked as a RN while obtaining a Masters of Science in Nursing from Simmons University. Megan’s professional interests include providing holistic healthcare, increasing health literacy, pediatrics, and women’s health. Outside of work she enjoys running, designing and creating a variety of fiber arts, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family and animals. Accepting new patients.
Alexis Purdy, PA-C was born and raised in Vermont. She graduated from Endicott College with a BS in Athletic Training. She received her master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of New England. Prior to PA school, Alexis worked as a Medical Assistant at UVM Medical Center and as an EMT at Essex Rescue. She worked as a PA at an urgent care clinic in New Hampshire before relocating to Vermont. Her professional interests include adult medicine, health education and prevention and cardiac health. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, skiing and exploring the great outdoors. Accepting new patients.
Jacob Shaw, MD came to Vermont from Chicago, Illinois. After serving as a Navy Hospital Corpsman, he completed his undergraduate degree in Biology and his Medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From there he completed his residency training in Family Medicine at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, IL. After graduating from this program, he stayed on to serve as Chief Resident for an additional year where he maintained a clinical practice, including obstetric care. His medical interests include comprehensive primary care, maternity care, pediatrics, and medical education. Jacob enjoys spending time with his family including his son, reading and spending time outdoors exploring. Accepting new patients.
Mental Health Clinicians at South End Health Center
Rhiannon Champagne, LICSW received her BA from the University of Vermont and MSW from New York University. Prior to joining CHCB in 2019, Rhiannon provided mental health crisis support and intervention at First Call of Chittenden County, Howard Center’s 24/7 Crisis Service. Rhiannon worked at a public and private hospital in New York City providing supportive counseling, advocacy, referral to services and system navigation for an ethnically and culturally diverse population of hospitalized patients and their caregivers. Rhiannon’s areas of focus include anxiety, stress reduction, health and behavior change, depression and self-care through a mindfulness & CBT approach.
Tamara O’Rear, LICSW, AAP received a B.S. from the University of Oregon and an M.S.W. from Springfield College. Since graduation she has provided counseling to patients diagnosed with a life threatening and/or chronic illness. She works with individuals to increase their health by learning new coping skills, and to develop and maintain daily routines that include health care, and self-care activities. Tamara is competent in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), stress reduction, and Eye Motions Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR) to treat depression, anxiety, substance use and low self-esteem. She has 16 years of experience facilitating psychoeducational and support groups that have focused on learning DBT skills, stress management, and on distress related to body image. Tamara believes in the basic goodness and potential of each person to change, and ability to create a life that has meaning, joy, and purpose. In her free time she enjoys water exercise and an exploration of all things Spiritual.
Dental Providers at South End Health Center
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 Bachelors degree in Biomolecular 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.
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.
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.
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.