Staff

Meet Wellesley Health Service Staff

 Director - Dr. Vanessa Britto received her BA from Dartmouth College, MD from University of Illinois College of Medicine, and an MSc (Masters in Science) in Community Health from Brown University. She completed her residency and fellowship in Primary Care and General Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She has enjoyed practicing general medicine in various settings including neighborhood and Community Health Centers, private practice, and in college health services; prior to joining Wellesley College, served as the college physician at Stonehill College. She has always enjoyed a concentration in women’s health, preventive medicine, and cardiovascular disease prevention. She is a member of the NE College Health Association Board and is also involved in various professional and community organizations. In her spare time, Dr. Britto enjoys live jazz, playing the piano, being at the beach, watching football, traveling, reading, hanging out with family and someday seriously learning to play the pipe organ.

Tanya Sullivan,FNP-BC Associate Director Tanya is a nationally certified and licensed Family Nurse Practitioner with ten years of experience in advanced nursing practice and administration.   She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Providence College. Her undergraduate experience, including a minor in Women’s Studies, as well as work in clinical research led her to obtain her Masters in Nursing Science from MGH-Institute of Health Professions.  Tanya practiced in a community health center in Dorchester, MA for over eight years where she directed their Adolescent Clinic and also followed patients of all ages in primary care prior to joining Wellesley.  Tanya is passionate about empowering young women to embrace wellness as part of their educational and developmental journey at Wellesley College.  Her clinical interests are travel medicine, infectious disease management, women’s health and wellness, and exploring the mind-body connection with students.  She is an avid pescetarian and local farm supporter.  She enjoys practicing yoga, kickboxing, taking her three young boys to the beach and on bike rides, clamming, and running with her dog Nanouk.

Claudia Trevor Wright, Assistant Director Health Education
Claudia Trevor-Wright received her BA in Psychology and MA in Health Education from New York University, and her JD from Boston University School of Law.  She has worked at New York University’s Center for Health Promotion, and SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.  Claudia was a Dean’s Scholar at Boston University School of Law, and a Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public Policy, focusing on teen pregnancy prevention in Massachusetts.  As an attorney, Claudia served corporate and non-profit clients, and helped survivors of domestic violence to obtain protective orders.  Claudia is passionate about women’s health and social justice.  She enjoys getting her hands dirty in the garden and experimenting with baking in the Health Service kitchen.  She lives in Natick with her husband, son, and two cats.   

Mary Bonner Seay, WHNP-BC Mary received her BA from Wake Forest University and her MS in Nursing at Boston College where she specialized in women’s health and completed internships in several Boston hospitals and various outpatient settings. She previously worked for an OBGYN practice in Dallas, Texas before moving back to the Boston area. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, playing the piano, reading, spending time with her husband, and traveling to Texas to visit her family.

dgLisa Keefe, RN, Associate Clinical Coordinator- Lisa is a graduate of Providence College and Quinnipiac College. She began working at Health Services in 1998 as a per diem nurse then joined the staff full time in 2006. She brings with her 30 years of pediatric and GYN experience from Children's Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she maintains her position on the Pediatric Unit. Lisa and her husband Tim live in Natick and have three children.

 

dgVirginia Luongo, MT, Medical Technologist - Ginny started working in a hospital laboratory when she was in high school and then worked her way through college by working every weekend, holiday, and vacation for four years. She has a B.S. in Biology and is certified as a Medical Technologist by The American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Although her specialty is Blood Bank, she has worked in all laboratory departments, and on all three hospital shifts. For four years she taught the clinical classes at a Junior College in their Associates Degree medical assisting program, and she was a hospital instructional coordinator for many years.

  Carol Meikle, MT Medical Technologist, is a graduate from Springfiled College. She completed her internship at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. Carol enjoys traveling and summers at Long Beach Island, NJ with her extended family

Carolyn Butterworth, Dietician

Nancy Baden, RN, Community Outreach Nurse Educator

Nancy is a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing.  She has over 20 years of experience, focused mainly in Community Health Nursing with a strong passion for Health Education.  Prior to joining Wellesley, she spent 5 years providing a variety of Wellness Seminars, Biometric screenings, Health Fairs and individualized Health Coaching for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, through Health Promotion Affiliates in Needham.  She strives to educate others on the importance of Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, Stress Management and Spiritual Wellbeing as the foundation of good health.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, eco-adventure travel, live music and singing and playing percussion with an original band.  She lives in Medfield with her husband, son and dog.

Barbara Lord, Medical Receptionist has a BA in Psychology from Cedar Crest College and an MSW from Wheelock College. Barbara has worked at the Wellesley College Health Service for 9 years and also works as a therapist at YOU Inc., a non-profit agency serving families in the Worcester area. Barbara lives in Southborough with her husband and 2 cats.  She has 3 adult children and most values the times when the family gets together.  Her hobbies include reading, yoga, and going to the beach.

 Sharon Pierce, Billing Coordinator  Sharon has been the Billing Coordinator at the Health Service for the past 12 years; helping the student understand the billing/insurance issues of today.  She has become an advocate for the student; and the liaison between the student, medical providers and the insurance companies.  Sharon loves to bake, garden and sew for her grand-daughters. 

 Regina Harris, RN Triage Nurse Regina is a graduate of Greenfield Community College. She has over 25 years of nursing experience. She joined the Wellesley College Community during the summer of 2009. She has been primarily in Pediatrics, working at Children's Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, and spent 9 years as a triage nurse for a large pediatrician practice on the North Shore of Boston. She lives in Melrose with her husband David, has 2 wonderful daughters, and her cat Mr. Mickey.  She loves gardening, cooking, reading, and yoga & is active in community theatre.

Valerie Haines, WHNP-BC
Valerie has her nursing degree from the University of New Hampshire and her Women's Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Boston College. She has experience in pediatrics, emergency care, and women's health. Her favorite pastimes include baking, knitting, and taekwondo.  She is thrilled to be at Wellesley College and has particular interest in caring for the college-age population.

Melissa Saporetti, Office Manager

Melissa joined the team in January 2013 from Dana- Farber Cancer Institute's Mammography Van. She studied Communications and Business at Westfield State University. She brings stellar organizational skills, strong customer service and a passion for working with our Student Aides. She's a self proclaimed "crazy cat lady". She also teaches Spinning, loves to box, cook and watch the Bruins. She lives in Waltham with her husband and 2 cats

Bette Saraglow, Medical Recetionist

Bette joined us in June 2014 from MetroWest Medical Center. She brings a calm presence and years of experience at a medical front desk. She lives in Southborogh with her husband. She has 2 sons.

 

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Wellesley College Health Service
 

Simpson Building

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481

 

Phone: 781.283.2810
Fax: 781.283.3693

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