Please join us in welcoming Grant Picarillo, FNP, Grace Zimmer, FNP, and Kelsey Cone, DMD to CHCB!
Grant is the newest addition to our Champlain Islands Health Center. He is a graduate of Columbia University Doctorate of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner program and is interested in public health advocacy, health system reform, and LGBTQ+ care. Grant is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer where he learned conversational Spanish, and holds a master’s degree in Health Policy from Harvard. Prior to moving to Vermont from Brooklyn, Grant worked in health policy in Washington DC. When not at work, Grant enjoys spending time with his rescue dogs, travelling, playing tennis, knitting, and spending time in Montreal with his husband.
Grace just joined the medical team at our Riverside Health Center. She received her master’s in nursing from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. She worked for two years as a Nurse Practitioner in Milton, VT before joining CHCB. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Grace worked as a primary care nurse in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Grace grew up in North Africa and has a basic knowledge of French. Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, global health, providing care to adolescent/young adults, and preventive medicine. Grace enjoys hanging out with family and friends, cooking, pottery, travel, and learning new languages.
Kelsey is our newest dental provider, currently working out of Riverside. She completed her undergraduate studies at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. There, she was a student-athlete and the assistant captain of the National Championship ice hockey team. She then attended University of New England College of Dental Medicine in Maine as a member of the inaugural class. Dr. Cone completed her General Practice Residency at Community Regional Medical Centers of Fresno, California. Her exceptional training and exposure to multiple local hospitals serving diverse populations has afforded her invaluable experience and knowledge in all aspects of general dentistry. Dr. Cone has a strong passion for helping others. With her meticulous treatment planning and execution, she constantly strives to make a positive and lasting impact on her patients. She is committed to always doing what’s best for her patients. Dr. Cone enjoys the outdoors with her dog Wilson and plays golf in the off-season. Her latest interest is following the Portland Trailblazers. Go Blazers!