MEET WELLESLEY HEALTH SERVICE STAFF


 Dr. Vanessa Britto, Medical Director

Dr. 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 twelve 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 Wellesley students to embrace wellness as part of their educational and developmental journey.  Her clinical interests are transgender health, travel medicine, infectious disease management, and exploring the mind-body connection with students.  She is an avid local farm supporter. She enjoys running road races, camping, SUP'ping, clamming, and anything active with her three young boys, husband, and dog Nanouk.

Dr. Karen Sadler, M.D.  Staff Physcian

Dr. Sadler joined Health Service in November 2014 with over 25 years in medicine in the Boston area. She received her BA from Brown University in biochemistry and her MD from Harvard before completing a pediatric residency at Childrens Hospital, Boston. She has worked as a pediatrician in many settings, from private practice to community health centers to a hospital-based practice, and continues to work as a pediatric hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. In addition, she serves as the physician for the Newton and Framingham School Districts and for Dana Hall. She has also focused on adolescent and young adult medicine, most recently as part of the MGH Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine where she sees high risk patients on a consultative basis. 
When not in a white coat, she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with her 3 (mostly) grown children.

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, 2 young sons, 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 children, and traveling to Texas to visit her family.

Kim da Silva, NP-C

Kim received her BS from Boston University and her MS in Nursing from UMass Medical School.  She previously worked at Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester as a family nurse practitioner focusing on immigrant and refugee health as well as in local school-based health centers in Worcester before joining Wellesley College Health Service in the Fall of 2016.   She speaks Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish.  When Kim is not working, she loves trying to learn more languages, reading history books, planning her next vacation, and spending time with her children.  She lives in Worcester with her husband, 4 daughters, and the family cat. 

dgLisa Keefe, RN, Associate Clinical Coordinator
Lisa is a graduate of Providence College '82 and Quinnipiac College '85. 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 Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she maintains her position on the Pediatric Inpatient Unit. Lisa and her husband, Tim live in Natick and have 3 grown 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

Carole joined Health Service in October 2008. She graduated from Springfield College and completed her internship at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield MA. She is a certified Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Carole worked at Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Vanguard Health Care prior to joining Wellesley. Carole enjoys traveling, reading, golfing and spending summer at Long Beach Island, NJ with her extended family

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

Barbara 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 11 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 a cat.  She has 3 grown 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 15 years; assisting the student in understanding the billing/insurance issues of today’s complicated Health Care system.   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 long walks on the beaches of Cape Cod.

 Regina Harris, RN Triage Nurse
Regina is a graduate of Greenfield Community College. She has practiced the art and science of Nursing for 32 years.. 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 and has a family that includes her husband David, 2 grown daughters, a daughter in- law, cat- Yoko and dog- Sadie. She loves gardening, cooking, reading, yoga, is active in community theatre and takes singing lessons.

  Barbara Southcote, RDN Nutritionist

Barbara joined the Health Services team in January 2016. She is a Registered-Dietitian Nutritionist with a MSc in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College. Barbara’s door is always open to all Wellesley College students looking for nutrition counseling. During the winter months, when she is not on campus or in her office in Concord, Barbara can be found at the rink, either playing or coaching ice hockey. Summer days are spent enjoying time with family and friends on Lake Rosseau.

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 Recptionist
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 and 2 grown sons. She enjoys being with family, cooking gardening and playing tennis.