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Terry O’Hara Lavoie, Co-Founder, Board Member Email Terry

 

Before co-founding the Culmore Clinic in 2007, Ms. Lavoie’s work as Director of the Survivors’ Fund was recognized for its effective program approach by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, and Salon.com. In her 20-year career in philanthropy, Ms. Lavoie has engaged funders on a broad range of topics and initiatives. She has held positions at various other nonprofits including the Council on Foundations and Washington Grantmakers, and established TOHL House, LLC which provides program development and project management for foundations and nonprofits. Ms. Lavoie lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two busy, teenaged children and holds a B.A. from The Catholic University of America and a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University. She is an avid runner and in her spare time she searches out antiques and vintage treasures.

 

 

Ann Cartwright, RN MSN MBA ABQAURP, Co-Founder, Board Member

 

Ms. Cartwright, the co-founder of Culmore Clinic, is President of Cartwright and Associates, a healthcare consulting practice that offers services in healthcare regulatory compliance and quality management. Ms. Cartwright is also a surveyor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in the Physician Practice Connections (PPC) certification program for private physician practices. An active volunteer at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, she serves on the health cabinet, domestic violence task force, and pastoral council. She is also a member of Fairfax County Region II Domestic Violence Resource Council. Ms. Cartwright holds an MBA from George Mason University and an MSN in Community Health Administration from the University of California – San Francisco. She is certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) and currently lives in Fairfax County’s Mason District. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her spouse and her ever-so-smart green and yellow Macaw, Billy.

 

 

Allison Colby, MPAS, PA-C Executive Director, Email Allison

 

Allison is thrilled to be contributing, in a new way, to Culmore Clinic as it grows to meet the needs of the community. She brings the perspective of a healthcare professional to the role of Interim Executive Director and very much values the Interfaith, compassionate approach that is Culmore Clinic.  Allison is a certified Physician Assistant who graduated from James Madison University with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Her clinical background is in Family Medicine, with a special interest in diabetes education. Fueled by her hands-on experience, working in a variety of community clinics with differing models, Allison has a passion for improving access to quality healthcare. When she’s not at The Clinic, Allison enjoys outdoor activities, live music, reading, running and spending time with her husband and 3-year-old daughter!

 

Dr. Charles Sneiderman, Medical Director

 

Dr. Sneiderman, MD, PhD, retired in 2010 after a 31-year career in medical informatics at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. His work included research and development in telemedicine, distance learning, medical language and image processing. He has authored numerous scientific reports, book chapters, and medical educational media. Since leaving Federal service, he has developed a computerized clinical decision support system to assist primary health care practices in the recognition and management of post-traumatic stress syndromes with support from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center. Dr. Sneiderman has practiced family and emergency medicine part-time in the Washington, DC area since 1980 and loves his work with Culmore Clinic. He lives in the Bailey’s Crossroads area with his wife. In their free time, he volunteers with disabled veterans.

 

 

CLINICAL

 

 

Christine Amorosi, RN, BSN, MHSA, Clinical Operations Manager

 

Ms.Amarosi is a nurse and strategic consultant with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry working for public, private and government organizations. Her work has ranged from direct clinical care at leading medical facilities to strategic business planning, operational process improvement and educational training and implementation.   Most recently, she was the Director of Quality and Innovation at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) where she led the quality improvement education programs and funding.

 

Ms. Amorosi received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Georgetown University and worked as a nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Adjunct Faculty to Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.

 

Barbara Weingold, RN, Volunteer Patient Care Manager

 

Barbara came to the Culmore Clinic as a volunteer RN. As a nurse, Barbara has worked in Pediatric Oncology, Emergency/Trauma, School, and International Nursing.  She was part of a healthcare team that assisted in development of emergency medical systems in Estonia and Oman.  She has been involved in the District of Columbia’s Disaster Preparedness Committee, The George Washington University Hospital’s Ethics Committee, and development of a universal screening tool for victims of Domestic Violence.  She also spent time as operations director for MMA and EMAR medical repatriation programs and as Nursing Director of an Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center. Barbara began healthcare volunteering in high school when she joined a volunteer ambulance service in her hometown in Connecticut.  There she became an Emergency Medical Technician, a Vice President of Programming, and an educator.  For 10 years each summer she spent a week volunteering as a camp nurse for kids with cancer.  Barbara traveled to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and volunteered as a nurse for 10 days helping with the recovery effort.  Prior to coming to the Culmore Clinic she also spent a year volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Northern Virginia.  She lives in Alexandria with her husband, 3 children and 2 dogs.  Barbara loves traveling, walking her dogs, gardening and watching her kids play soccer.

 

Maura Ann Constance, NP-C, MPH. CDE, Nurse Practitioner & Population Health Manager

 

Originally from Washington, D.C., Ms. Constance now resides in nearby Falls Church, Virginia. Having previously worked in supervisory positions, including director of nursing in pediatric care settings, Ms. Constance has spent the last 12 years working as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Constance has attended several universities including Pennsylvania State University where she majored in Biology and the University of Maryland, School of Nursing, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Ms. Constance obtained her Masters Degree in Public Health at Columbia University and received a Post Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from Marymount University. Her favorite thing about working at the Culmore Clinic is all the great people she gets to interact with when she is there.

 

 

Rebecca Reynolds, ANP, FNP, Nurse Practitioner

 

As a family and adult Nurse Practitioner with years of experience as an independent health care provider in the U.S. and abroad, Mrs. Reynolds has treated everything from the common cold to tropical diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. After seeing firsthand many preventable chronic diseases, she is a strong believer in preventive medicine.

 

She has provided services to members of virtually every agency of U.S. Government which sends employees overseas. Ms. Reynolds has received awards from both foreign governments and US, including the Department of State, which recognized her with the prestigious career achievement award. She has served on the boards of the Nurse Practitioner Association of DC and Rhode Island and coordinated training on malaria with the Rhode Island African Alliance.

 

When not at the clinic, she is working to start her own acupuncture practice and taking her two rescue pugs for long walks. While she appreciates many things at Culmore Clinic, she especially values working with the staff and her patients.

 

Brian Boland, MD, Volunteer Physician

 

Brian J. Boland, M.D., is a native of Northern Virginia who recently retired from his private internal medicine practice of more than 35 years.  He received an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Virginia where he also obtained his medical degree. After serving in the U.S. Navy for two years he completed his residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Brian has been active member of the Arlington Medical Society and the Virginia Hospital Center, including serving as Chief of the Department of Medicine at the hospital.  He has been a regular volunteer provider at the Arlington Free Clinic since its inception. Brian and his wife, Mary Lynn are parents of three grown sons.  Bicycling is his favorite recreational activity and since he retired, he hand built a wooden kayak which he enjoys using in the local Potomac River.

 

Susan Borgiasz, Volunteer Nurse Practitioner

 

Susan is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in 2015 and currently practices in a convenient care setting.  Susan previously worked as a nurse manager, dialysis nurse and, research nurse supporting clinical investigations in the areas of kidney disease, hypertension, obstetric pharmacology, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, diabetic foot and venous leg ulcer studies.  Susan is committed to motivating her patients live healthy and long lives and is delighted to work with the dedicated staff and patients of the Culmore Clinic.  Susan enjoys spending time with family, visiting historic sites, walking, reading and eating healthy meals!

 

Mary Cureton, Voluneer Nurse

 

Ms. Mary Cureton received her BA in Health and Human Services from Virginia Wesleyan College. She later graduated from Beth Israel School of Nursing in New York City. Ms. Cureton began her career as a registered nurse at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. She later became the Assistant Director of Health Services at Virginia Wesleyan College and then Director of Health Services from 2003-2010. She currently works as the Primary Care Nurse at Pentagon Dilorenzo Tricare Clinic.

 

Outside of her work at the Culmore Clinic, Ms. Cureton has volunteered for the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. She currently volunteers for the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps in Alexandria, Virginia

 

Mary Boland, RN, Volunteer Nurse

 

Mary Lynn Boland, R.N., obtained her nursing degree at Kent State University and spent most of her early career in surgery related positions. After further training in the specialty of wound and ostomy care she worked at the Cleveland Clinic, then in a surgeon's office before helping to establish her husband's initial internal medicine office.  After a few years and the birth of three sons, she spent time "at home" with the boys. She was an active member and officer of the Arlington County Medical Alliance, (the group of spouses of the county's physicians.) As the boys grew older, Mary pursued some other interests and opportunities including working as an elementary school classroom aide, lead teacher in a 3 year old preschool classroom, part-time cook for a small catering company and finally, she took a nursing refresher course. Since then she has worked in a community flu vaccination program and for 10 years was an employee of the Virginia Hospital Center in pre-operative screening.

 

Jenny Escoto,  Medical Assistant

 

Jenny is a certified Medical Technician and a graduate of Woodbridge High School. Jenny also works at Arlington Free Clinic as a Medical Assistant PRN and Receptionist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIALIST CARE

 

Karen Smith, PhD, Volunteer Counselor

 

Ms. Smith has a Masters in Religious Studies and one in Counseling. Ms. Smith works with patients holistically working to heal their bodies, minds and spirits in counseling. She addresses religious or spiritual concerns and is familiar with the 12 Step programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Lippman, Volunteer Counselor

 

Kate Lippmann is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. She has experience providing individual, group, and family counseling.  Kate has enjoyed serving as a resource to families in a public school setting. She also has helped individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Originally from Pennsylvania, Kate loves spending time with her family, reading, yoga, and pottery. She is excited to be part of the energetic and caring Culmore Clinic team.

 

 

 

 

 

Rita Siebenaler, Volunteer Behavioral Health Program

 

Rita Siebenaler was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with almost 40 years of Counseling experience in several US locals and foreign countries.Since retiring, she has volunteered at both the Arlington and Culmore Free Clinics. She is a strong and loyal supported of Culmore Clinic. She resides in Falls Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Fahad Alobayee,   Volunteer Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Dr. Alobayee is originally from Yemen and graduated with a degree in physical therapy from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia in 1993. Dr. Alobayee later moved to the United States and obtained his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Marymount University in 2006. A father of four children, two boys and two girls, Dr. Alobayee’s favorite thing about Culmore Clinic is the staff’s dedication and family oriented atmosphere. When Dr. Alobayee is not at The Clinic he works full-time as a home health physical therapist.

 

Dr. Alobayee presently resides in Falls Church, Virginia and enjoys spending his free time playing soccer.

 

Alyssa Zavadsky, Pharm.D., Volunteer Pharmacist

 

Alyssa is a pharmacist who recently joined the team at Culmore Clinic and is excited to contribute her volunteer services to a field that she is so passionate about. In her current role as a clinical pharmacist for Evolent Health, Alyssa provides population health management services. Based in Springfield, Virginia, Alyssa is responsible for performing clinical operational processes and contributing to the development, execution, and monitoring of clinical pharmacy initiatives. She also promotes clinically appropriate, evidence-based therapies for improving prescribing quality and cost savings for medication use. In addition to volunteering at the Culmore Clinic, she also volunteers for Lu’s Labs, a Labrador Retriever rescue as an Adoption Coordinator and foster.

Prior to joining Evolent, Alyssa served as a Medication Therapy Management Clinical Coordinator for Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy, where she provided disease state and medication management as well as maintained an experiential site for Medication Therapy Management for pharmacy students, and served as a residency preceptor. Originally from Connecticut, Alyssa completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

 

DeeDee Mojica, Patient and Administrative Services Manager

 

DeeDee joined the clinic in 2008 and oversees scheduling appointments, daily patient registration, patient reports, charges for laboratory tests, referrals and the waiting list. What she loves most about the Culmore Clinic is the care and time the staff gives to each patient, working together to make sure those patients understand their diagnosis and how to manage the other tests and medicines needed for their care.

 

DeeDee works full-time as a store manager for a local storage company. In her (very little) spare time, DeeDee likes to spend time with her daughter, shop, sightsee, watch movies and read books.

 

Patty Holley, Volunteer Manager for Special Projects

 

Patty Holley joined Culmore Clinic following retirement from a long career in accounting and management. Most recently, Ms. Holley worked in the non-profit arena serving as CFO for FACETS, as a consultant with Alternative House with their Homeless Youth Initiative, and as a Regional Director for Northern Virginia Ignatian Volunteer Corps. Holley is originally from Portland, Oregon, where she studied at both Oregon State University and the University of Portland. Over her career she has lived in many places including California, Cuba and New York. She currently lives in Oakton, Virginia.

 

Ms. Holley’s favorite thing about working for Culmore Clinic is the positive attitude of the staff and volunteers who share a commitment to serve clients with respect and dignity. In her free time Holley enjoys volunteering with her church, specifically the homeless shelter and spending time with her grown children and grandchild. Her hobbies include travelling, hiking, sewing and knitting.

 

Fred Pugarelli, Volunteer Records Manager

 

Fred was born and raised in New York City, attending Columbia College for undergrad and NYU for graduate school. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, then moved to Alexandria, VA to work in civil service. In his free time, he organized service and advocacy activities in the area. Later, he assisted his former boss in creating and managing the first commercial email system tied to the internet with MCI. After 20 years with MCI, he retired to pursue more social advocacy work. Fred worked at St. Anthony of Padua, helping the parish to further engage with our organization. He then followed his priest Fr. Tuck to St. Charles, where he focused on advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform. Fred retired for the third time when Fr. Tuck left St. Charles. Fred and his wife have been involved supporters of the Clinic since its beginnings, and joined as an official volunteer in 2015.

 

Eliana Pedraza, Volunteer Patient Records

 

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Pedro Turina, Volunteer Registration Coordinator and Patient Navigator

 

Pedro brilliantly connects patients with resources in the community that extend beyond their medical needs, and serves as an advocate for patients in the health safety net. Pedro has worked with Inter-American Development Bank, and speaks four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese). He came to Culmore Clinic through Ignation Volunteer Corps in Alexandria, VA and we are thrilled to have him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fran Sienkiewcz, Set-Up Committee Coordinator

 

Because Culmore Clinic operates out of the Crossroads Campus of Columbia Baptist Church one day a week, it falls on Ms. Sienkiewicz and her team to transform the church’s meeting rooms into a full-service clinic early every Thursday morning. Now retired, when not working her magic at Culmore Clinic, Ms. Sienkiewicz spends her days volunteering at Life With Cancer, St. Anthony of Padua Church, and The Dominican Retreat House. Originally from Frackville, PA, she now resides in Falls Church, VA.

Set Up Ministry Members Teams from Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads and the community at large come in each Tuesday and Thursday morning to transform the Columbia Baptist Church space into our fabulous Clinic! This allows our nurses and providers to start the day with patient care versus looking for their stethoscope!

 

INTERPRETER SERVICES

 

 

Caroline Hillkirk, Director of Interpreter Services

 

Caroline Hillkirk has worked as a medical interpreter since 2000. Originally from New York City, Hillkirk spent many childhood years in Jacksonville, Florida, before attending Florida State University. She obtained her interpreting training from AHEC Medical Interpreting Training. Prior to becoming a medical interpreter, Hillkirk worked in the fashion industry in various capacities, living in Mexico, Miami and Washington, DC.

 

In her spare time Ms. Hillkirk also volunteers with the Naomi Project, a DC area organization that mentors at-risk mothers. Her favorite thing about Culmore Clinic is getting to serve patients and working with the compassionate staff. In her free time Ms. Hillkirk enjoys traveling, reading, films, flamenco dancing and scuba diving as well as spending time at home with her wonderful teenaged children.

 

Cynthia R. Gorostiaga, Volunteer Interpreter

 

Since retiring from a career in interpreting, Ms. Gorostiaga now serves as an interpreter on a freelance basis. Ms. Gorostiaga was educated in Asuncion, Paraguay and later in Washington, D.C., where she received a Certificate of Proficiency in Translation from Georgetown University. Her favorite thing about working for the Culmore Clinic is the professionalism of everyone she works with as well as the rewarding experience of helping people who otherwise would not be able to communicate.

 

Noelle Nguyen, Volunteer Interpreter

 

Ms. Nguyen came to America in 1978 among thousands of Vietnamese fleeing their country after the Vietnam War. She graduated from California State University at Long Beach majoring in Finance-Investment and Financial Management, working in this field until the birth of her youngest son. With her mind set on "giving back" to America, Noelle has volunteered with both youth and elderly. In addition to volunteering as an interpreter for Vietnamese-speaking patients at Culmore Clinic, Ms. Nguyen teaches CCD at St. Anthony and at Holy Martyrs of Viet Nam and tutors students in the Culmore neighborhood. She organizes fundraising events to help low-income families in her parish. One of her favorite quotes is "Give them a fish and they can live for a day. Teach them how to fish and they can survive for a lifetime.” Ms. Nguyen believes in doing everything with love and for the greater glory of God.

 

Samar Chwairy

 

More coming soon.

 

INTERNS

 

Culmore Clinic has been a revolving door of bright, motivated, compassionate students who want to learn more about community health care while giving of their time and talents. We are grateful for those who have contributed and wish you all well on your continued journey.  

 

Here are a few spotlights on our current interns:

 

 

Christian Acosta is completing his senior year at George Mason University, where he will obtain his degree in Biochemistry. At the clinic, he enjoys bridging the gap in communication between patients and staff. In his free time, Christian enjoys walking in nature and reading books. He also volunteers at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the PICU/PIMCU and Cardiology unit, where he attends to patient family requests and provides support. He plans on pursuing further studies in the field of medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Garman is a rising sophomore at William & Mary. Go Tribe! At school, she rows for W&M Tribe Rowing and is a member of Gamma Phi Beta, a social sorority. In her free time, she loves listening to podcasts and watching documentaries. Her favorite podcast at the moment is Invisibilia! Caroline is currently a double major in hispanic studies and accounting with a data analytics concentration. She is so excited to be working at the Culmore Clinic this summer to practice her Spanish and to contribute to a great cause!

 

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Staff

Our staff of experienced, dedicated and professional administrators and medical practicioners are proud to serve our patients and be part of the Bailey's Crossroads community. Get to know them a bit better below.

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MAILING ADDRESS

Post Office Box 8332

Falls Church, VA 22041

VISITING ADDRESS

3245 Glen Carlyn Rd. Falls Church, VA 22041

CONTACT US

571-205-7649

info@culmoreclinic.org

 

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