Health Center Staff

PRIMARY CARE & PRENATAL CARE PROVIDERS

Joann Buonomano, MD, FAAFP, CPE

Family Physician

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

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

Elizabeth Harrison, APRN-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education – University of New Hampshire
Board Certification – American Nurses Credentialing Center
Team Members: Rebecca R., RN, nurse; Lori M., medical assistant; Lisa L., care coordinator; Cora L., referral coordinator

Kimberly Chase O’Mahoney
APRN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education – University of Southern Maine
Board Certification – American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Team members: Shannon, H, RN, nurse; Randy T., child development specialist; Kathryn F., medical assistant; Karen W. and Lindsey A., care coordinators; Michele G., referral coordinator
Katy Sullivan

Kathryn Sullivan, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education – Regis College
Board Certification – American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Team members:  Megan T., LPN; Donna B., medical assistant; Karen W. and Lindsey A., care coordinators; Michele G., referral coordinator

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
Team members: Charrese M., medical assistant; Michele G., medical assistant

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 their 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.
Team members: Allison Jodoin, RN, Prenatal Program Coordinator; Margot Kingston, WHNP-BC; Jodi F., social worker; Astrid L., health educator/behavioral health counselor; Sharon D., CLC, LDN, RDN, nutritionist; Charrese M. medical assistant

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HEALTH EDUCATION STAFF

Karen L. Frarie, LICSW, MLADC

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Peter Fifield, Ed. D, LCMHC, MLADC

Manager of Behavioral Health Services

Education – University of New England (Ed.D., educational leadership); University of West Alabama (M.S., counseling psychology)
Licenses – Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Certifications – Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Certified Prime For Life Instructor, Critical Incident Stress Management

Elizabeth Lynch, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Education – New York University (M.S., Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
Board Certification – American Nurses Credentialing Center
Team Members: Charrese M., medical assistant

Astrid LaRose, MS

Behavioral Health Specialist

Education – Southern New Hampshire University (MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Graduate Certificate in Integrated Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Children, Youth and Families)
Certifications: Seeking Safety Facilitator, SMART Recovery facilitator; child-parent psychotherapy training

Benjamin Goldrich, MLADC, MSW

Behavioral Health Specialist

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

Sharon Dubois-Carney, RDN, CLC, LDN

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

Mary Malloy, RN, CDE

Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator

Education – New Hampshire Community Technical College (associates degree, nursing); University of North Carolina (M.A., teaching)
Certification – Certified Diabetes Educator

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