Meet Our Staff

PRIMARY CARE & PRENATAL CARE PROVIDERS

Joann Buonomano, MD, FAAFP, CPE

Family Physician, Associate Chief Medical Officer

Education – Boston University School of Medicine
Residency – Family Medicine: Duke-FAHEC, Fayetteville, NC
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
Certification – American Board of Family Medicine

Kasra Djalayer, MD

Internist

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)
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, Fitchburg
Certifications – American Board of Family Medicine, National Board of Medical Examiners, AAAP-MAT Training

Kimberly Chase O’Mahoney
APRN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education – University of Southern Maine
Board Certification – American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Katy Sullivan

Kathryn Sullivan, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education – Regis College
Board Certification – American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Monica Lord, FNP, MBA

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education – Sacred Heart University
Board Certification – American 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

Obstetricians
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.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HEALTH EDUCATION STAFF

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

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

Sharon Dubois-Carney, RD, CLC, LD

Nutritionist

Education – University of Rhode Island, (B.S., nutrition dietetics)
Internship – Oregon Health Sciences University/Veterans Medical Affairs Dietetic Internship
Licenses  Academy of Nutrition Dietetics (Registered Dietitian), NH Board of Licensed Dietitians (Licensed Dietitian)
Certifications – Certified Lactation Counselor, Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice; Certificate of Training in Child and Adolescent Weight Management, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

DENTAL STAFF

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

Dentist

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

Nii Norte Lokko, DMD

Dentist

Education – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Residency – General Practice Residency: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Certification – North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners

Cindy Bishop, RDH

Hygienist
Seacoast Healthy Grins Coordinator

Education – New Hampshire Technical Institute (A.S., Science; major: dental hygiene); Granite State College (B.S., education and training)
Certification – Certified Public Health Dental Hygienist (State of NH)
State Liaison – National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Dawn Holmes, RDH

Hygienist

Education – Westbrook College

Alison Price, RDH

Hygienist

Education – Quinsigamond Community College

FAMILY SERVICES STAFF

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)

Allison Dillon

Evening Child Care Coordinator

Education – Plymouth State College (Early Childhood Studies)

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

Shayna deRochemont

Home Visitor

Education – University of New Hampshire (B.S. Child and Family Studies)
Certifications – Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Youth Mental Health First Aid