Compassionate Care in a Catholic Setting

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A MINISTRY OF THE SISTERS OF CHARITY (HALIFAX)

Leadership

Management Team

Lori Ferrante MBA, OTR/L, LNHA
Administrator

Lori has worked in healthcare for over 35 years with progressive responsibility in a variety of settings. She was appointed to her current role as Administrator for the Elizabeth Seton Residence in 2013.

Lori earned her MBA in Healthcare Administration from Boston University after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac College. She was recently awarded the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award and is a graduate of the LeadingAge Massachusetts Leadership Academy. Lori is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators.

lferrante@schalifax.org

Nancy Kirrane RN
Director of Nursing

Nancy has over 35 years of experience working in skilled nursing facility nursing management. She has worked at the Elizabeth Seton Residence for the last 16 years, and has been the Director of Nursing for 10 years. During this time Nancy has played a critical role in ensuring the Elizabeth Seton Residence has gained and sustained a 5 star quality rating in addition to several years of deficiency-free State surveys.

Nancy is a member of the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, and represents the Elizabeth Seton Residence as a member of the Partners Healthcare Skilled Nursing Facility Collaborative and the Newton Wellesley Hospital Cross Continuum Team.

Clinical Team

Lucy C. Paniszyn, MD
Medical Director, Elizabeth Seton Residence

Dr. Lucy Paniszyn is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Boston University and received her M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1981. She is currently the Assistant Chief of the Department of General Internal Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a role she has held since 2014. Dr. Paniszyn has been recognized with numerous awards for Excellence in Primary Care Education in Medicine and serves on multiple hospital committees. Dr. Paniszyn is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. Paniszyn maintains a clinical practice at Newton-Wellesley Internists; P.C. where she has been a partner for over 30 years. She is available to see both sub-acute rehabilitation patients, and long term care residents.

Thomas P. Cunningham, MD
Physician

Dr. Thomas Cunningham, a graduate of the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and is a certified Medical Director with the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. Cunningham currently serves as the Chief of General Internal Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. He has served as Medical Director at multiple skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the area in addition to maintaining his clinical practice at Newton-Wellesley Internists, P.C. Dr. Cunningham is dedicated to promoting quality in primary care Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Hilary F. White, MD
Physician

Dr. Hilary White received her MD Degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She completed her residency through the Brown Internal Medicine Residency Program, General Internal Medicine / Primary Care Program at Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital, and the Providence VA Medical Center through the Brown Alpert Medical School in Providence. Dr. White is a member of the American College of Physicians, and recently joined the staff of Newton-Wellesley Internists, P.C.

Nancy M. Sullivan, C.N.P.
Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Nancy Sullivan earned her BS in Nursing from Boston College, and Master of Science: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Specialist Program at Boston University. She holds an ANCC Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification. Ms. Sullivan has a distinguished history of providing nursing care in hospital and community settings, most recently focusing on internal and geriatric medicine. Since 1999, Ms. Sullivan has been a member of the Newton-Wellesley Internists, P.C. staff, providing primary care to her patients in the office in addition to sub-acute care and long term care at multiple skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the area. Ms. Sullivan provides daily oversite of patients at the Elizabeth Seton Residence as an integral member of the medical care team.

Allan N. Engel M.D.
Physician

Dr. Allan Engel is a graduate of the Tufts University Medical School in Boston and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He served as Medical Director for the Elizabeth Seton Residence for over 30 years. Dr. Engel maintains a private practice in Internal Medicine in Newton and is on staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Engel is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

James W. Todd M.D.
Physician

Dr. Todd has been providing care at the Elizabeth Seton Residence since 2013. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Todd is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and completed his Residency at Boston City Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He is a specialist in Cardiology and Primary Care, has a private practice in Newton, and is on staff at Newton Wellesley Hospital.

Linda Liu
Nurse Practitioner ANP-BC, GNP-BC

Linda has been the UnitedHealthcare Nurse Practitioner at the Elizabeth Seton Residence since 2010. Linda is certified as both an Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of McGill University and Boston College. She earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and additionally holds Advanced Care Hospice/Palliative Nurse Certification.

Board of Directors

Officers:

Joan Holmberg, SC, Ph.D.
Chairperson

Fairlie Dalton, J.D.
Vice Chairperson

Norman P. Boucher
Treasurer

Patricia Kelly, SC, M.S.

Members:

Maureen Beale, SC, M.Ed.

Elizabeth Bickar, SC, MA, M.Div.

Francis Campion, MD, FACP

Joseph Carella, MBA

Jacquelyn McCarthy, CSJ, RN, MA, LNHA

Joan M. Riley, RN, Ed.D.

Carl Rosenfield, J.D.

James Walsh, S.J., MA, M.Div., J.D.