Meet Our Staff


Joann Buonomano, MD, FAAFP, CPE

Family Physician, Chief Medical Officer

Education – Boston University School of Medicine
Residency – Duke-FAHEC, Fayetteville, NC
Board Certification – American Board of Family Medicine
Fellowship – American Academy of Family Physicians
Certified Physician Executive – Certifying Commission of Medical Management

M. Eden Beams, MD

Family Physician

Education – Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Residency – Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington
Board Certification – American Board of Family Medicine

Danette Colella, MD


Education: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Boston Children’s Hospital (through Harvard Medical School)
Board Certification:  American Board of Pediatrics

Kasra Djalayer, MD


Education – Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (MD); Stanford University (mini fellowship, Geriatric Medicine); McGill University (mini MBA); University of South Wales, UK (postgraduate sub-specialty diploma in rheumatology and clinical immunology); Harvard University (sub-specialty in obesity medicine)
Residency – Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Connecticut
Fellowship – University of Vermont (rheumatology and clinical immunology)
Board Certifications – American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine

David R. Gagnon, MD

Family Physician

Education – Brown University School of Medicine
Residency – University of Massachusetts
Board Certifications – American Board of Family Medicine

Gladys Rodriguez Caraballo, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Education – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Board Certifications – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and American Society of Clinical Pathology

Monica Lord, FNP, MBA

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education – Sacred Heart University
Board Certification – American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Eileen McCarthy, CRNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Education – Boston College
Board Certification – National Association of Nurse Practitioners

Margot Kingston, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, NCMP

Women’s Health/Adult Nurse Practitioner

Education – MGH Institute of Health Professions
Board Certifications – American Nurses Credentialing Center, National Certification Center, North American Menopause Society

Harbour Women’s Health

Five doctors from Harbour Women’s Health come to Families First to provide prenatal care for our patients and deliver the babies at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. They are: Emily Amarosa, MD; Saroj Fleming, MD; Heidi Keup, MD; Sonja Nelson, MD; and Caroline Scoones, MD. Dr. Scoones also serves as Medical Consultant to the Families First prenatal team. Read Harbour Women’s Health physician bios.


Karen L. Frarie, LICSW, MLADC

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Education – University of New Hampshire (M.S.W.)
Licenses – Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Certifications – EMDR trained

Amy Feitelson, MD


Education – Tufts University School of Medicine
Board Certification – American Psychiatric Board in Psychiatry & Neurology

Elizabeth Lynch, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Education – New York University (M.S., Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
Board Certification – American Nurses Credentialing Center

Benjamin Goldrich, MLADC, MSW

Behavioral Health Specialist

Education – University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
Licenses – Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Mimi Hallowell, MSW

Behavioral Health Specialist

Education – University of New Hampshire

Krista Vincent, MSW

Behavioral Health Specialist

Education – University of New Hampshire


Whitney Goode, DMD

Dentist, Chief Dental Officer

Education – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Certification – North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners

Brian Cicero, DMD


Education – University of New England College of Dental Medicine
Certification – The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (formerly the NERB)

Gregory Fredette, DMD


Education – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Certification – North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners

Richard Gouin, RDH, BS


Education – University of New England

Dawn Holmes, RDH


Education – Westbrook College


Georgie Clark

Family Services Director

Education – Regis College (B.S. Sociology, minor Psychology)
Certifications – Volunteer Family Mediator, Trauma-Informed Care, Volunteer Educational Advocate

Parkie Boley

Child & Family Program Coordinator

Education – University of New Hampshire (B.S. Social Work)

Patrice Baker

Parent Program Coordinator & Home Visitor

Education – Simmons College (M.Ed.); Cornell University (B.S. Human Development & Family Studies)
Certifications – UNH Cooperative Extension Parent Educator, Mental Health First Aid, Child Advocate, Hoffman-Hass Fellow, Strengthening Families
Gina Apgar, Family Services Coordinator for Partners in Health Program

Gina Apgar

Partners in Health Program Family Support Coordinator

Education – Granite State College (B.S. in Human Services and early Childhood Development)
Certifications – NH Early Childhood Master Teacher II (infant/toddler endorsement); NH Early Childhood Master Professional (workshop presenter and individual mentor endorsements); Maine State Level VII Family Education and Support Professional; ChildLight Yoga, Baby and Toddler Yoga instructor

Beth Searle-Spratt

Home Visitor

Education – Lyndon State College (B.A. Theater Arts, B.S. Communication Arts & Sciences)
Certifications – Parents As Teachers, Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

Melodie Evans

Home Visitor

Education – Hesser College (M.S. Human Services), New England College, Capella University
Certifications – Parents as Teachers, Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

Kristin Corbin

Home Visitor

Education – State University of New York at Albany (M.A.), St. John Fisher College (B.A. Psychology)
Certifications – Crisis Intervention Advocate