Staff

MEET OUR HEALTH SERVICE STAFF


Tanya Sullivan, FNP-BC Associate Director & Interim Medical 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 and her husband.

 Karen Sadler, M.D.  Supervising Staff Physician

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, Health, Justice, Education, WellesleyClaudia Trevor Wright, MA, JD, MCHES 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.

  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, 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.

  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 "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, Billing Coordinator
Bette joined us in June 2014 from MetroWest Medical Center. She brings a calm presence and years of experience. She lives in Southborough with her husband and has 2 grown sons. She enjoys being with family, cooking, gardening and playing tennis.

Jeri Ricci ANP-BC
Jeri holds a BS from Boston College, an MS in Nursing from Northeastern University and certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in the Boston area across the spectrum in nursing from intensive care to ambulatory care and has been with the Health Service in various capacities since 2003. She enjoys supporting Wellesley students in becoming well-informed advocates for their own health. When not working, she enjoys gardening on Cape Cod, running, keeping up with her three adult children and fussing over her elderly cat and dog.


Jamie Krzmarz, FNP

Jamie is a family nurse practitioner who received both her bachelor's degree of science and master's education in nursing at Boston College.  She joined our Wellesley Health Services team in January of 2018, and previously worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in an adult primary care practice. In addition to her work at MGH, she has also worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital in both inpatient oncology and gynecology services as a registered nurse. She has spent time living in both Spain and Ecuador and speaks Spanish. In her spare time, she loves traveling to new places and spending time with her husband and young son, Rory.


Jenny Yap, FNP

Jenny is a family nurse practitioner with 8 years of experience in community and college health.  She graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 2003 where she was premed and majored in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  At Amherst, she ran cross country and chaired the student group Women in Science.  She received her MS in Nursing from Boston College in 2008.  She started her nurse practitioner career as primary care provider for underserved pregnant women and families.  She then transitioned to college health, working at the Emerson College student health center.  She is excited to return to her liberal arts roots by joining the staff at Wellesley College Health Services.  Besides Wellesley, Jenny also works at Harvard University Health Services and Charles River Community Health.  In her free time, Jenny enjoys exercising, gardening, cooking, crafting, and spending time with her young daughter and husband. 


Geraldina DeBenedictis

Geraldina joined Health Service on Februray 6, 2018 as our Front Desk Coordiantor. She has a wealth of front desk experience from Simmons College Health Center and private practice. She's a graduate of Boston Technical High and was on the Track team in middle school where she came in first place her division. Born in Jamaica Plain as youngest of 6. She is the only sibling to be born in America. She currently resides in Dedham. She enjoys reading, yoga and the ocean and spending time with her daughter whom she is extremely proud of.


Ifeoma Obiora RN

Ifeoma is a graduate of UMass Boston and recently joined Health Services as a per diem nurse and will be graduating in May from Boston College with MSN AGNP. She brings with her experiences working with young adults at the Brooks School and Exploration School at Wellesley where she maintains a position as a Summer Camp Nurse. Ifeoma is interested in supporting young people to develop life tools through challenging transition periods. She lives in Dorchester and has 3 teenage children, loves to read and has a cat, Chitter that really runs the house.