who we are



Medical Providers



Avi Silber, MD, FAAP

Chief Medical Officer


MD: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Newborn Sleep Problems


Dr. Silber was the recipient of the “Jack Jacoby Award for Excellence” in the Care of Cystic Fibrosis patients during his residency.

Tracy Lucas, FNP

Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics


FNP: Dominican College, Masters of Science in Nursing (2001)
: Helene Fuld Fellow, Binghamton University
Clinical Interests
: Premature infants, Developmental Disabilities


Clinical Preceptor in Pediatrics – 2005 to present

Adeola Ayodeji, MD, FAAP


MD: College of Medicine, University of Lagos
Residency: New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics.
Clinical Interests: Preterm Infants
Languages: Spanish



Dr. Ayodeji was chose by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of the “Top Pediatricians in the Country” for 2007 and 2008.

Mukai Jaravaza, MD


MD: St. George’s University Medical School (2005)
Residency: Brooklyn Hospital – Pediatrics

Alicia Pointer, DO

DO: University of New England (2010)
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Residency: Baystate Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Toxic stress, foster care, immigrant and refugee health, literacy, parent education


Internal medicine

Chanchal Singh, MD

Chief of Internal Medicine


MD: Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India
Residency: Maryland General Hospital, University of Maryland Medical System
Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Anti-aging and Wellness Therapies

Sneha Shrivastava, MD

MD: St. George University

Residency: Internal Medicine – Allegheny General Hospital
Board Certified: Internal Medicine


Ingrid Frengle-Burke, FNP


MS: SUNY Stony Brook (2009)
Residency: Hudson River Community
Board Certified: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Clinical Interests: Family Practice

Penelope Guccione, FNP


FNP: Columbia University (2015)
Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Specialty: Primary Preventative Care


Barbara J. Moschitta MPS, RD, CDN

MPS: State University of New York  New Paltz

Licenses: NYS Certified Dietitian Nutritionist , Registered Dietitian  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Clinical Interests:  Nutrition and GI Health, Stress Management/Mindful eating
Specialty:  Adult and Pediatric Weight Management, Nutrition In Chronic Disease and Prevention ,Diabetes Management, Eating Disorders

Family Medicine

Rocco Russo, MD


MD: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1985)
Residency: Santa Monica Hospital – Family Medicine (1988)

Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine



Carin Shapiro, MD

MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1993)
Residency: University of Connecticut Family Medicine Residency Program

Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
Clinical Interest: Development Disabilities




Koreen E. Thomas, FNP


FNP: SUNY Buffalo (1993) Pace University (1988)
Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Christine VanHoy, FNP

FNP: Pace University (2009), SUNY Stony Brook (2000)
Specialty: Community Outreach

Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center


Andrea Giovinazzo, FNP-C


FNP: Binghamton University (2015)
Board Certification: American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Clinical Interests: Family Medicine, Palliative Care


Hema Dave, DO

DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (1991)
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Residency: Mountainside Hospital

Allan M. Fernandez, MD

MD: Ross University Medical School ( 2006)
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine
Clinical Interests: Wound Care, Diabetes, Obesity, minor office procedures, women’s health

Residency: Christus Spohn Medical Center

Evelyn Santiago, FNP-BC

MS: College of Mount Saint Vincent
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Wound Care, family health, adolescent care, veteran’s health

Language: Spanish

LaJuan Booker, NP

MS: Mount Saint Mary College

Clinical Interest: Women’s health and family health

Jennifer McLane, FNP

FNP: Dominican College

Clinical Interest: Women’s Health and Family Practice

Urgent Care

Monica Francis, PA

Clinical Director of Urgent Care


PA: Mercy College – Physician Assistant Program (2010)
Board Certified: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Clinical Interests: Emergency Medicine

Kate Michalak L.Ac., RPAC



MS: Mercy College in Physician Assistant Studies
PANCE Eligible
Clinical Interests: Acupuncture and Herbology

Lynn Higgins, PA


PA Program: Long Island University
Residency: Albany Medical Center (2014)

Specialty: Urgent Care

Clinical Interests: Infection prevention, HIV/Hepatitis C Care


Noelle Petrone, FNP-BC

FNP: Pace University

Clinical Interests: Family Practice




Women’s Health

Stanley Swaby, DO

SwabyOB/GYN Clinical Director


DO: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (1995)
Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Raphael Osei, MD


MD: Howard University – College of Medicine
Residency: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Board Eligible: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: Fluent in Spanish

E. Clarice Schwartz, CNM


CNM: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Accredited by American College of Nurse Midwives

Marian Seliquini, CM, LM, MS

License: Certified Midwife – Midwifery Institute, Philadelphia University (2014)
Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board

Amina A. Ahmed , MD, FACOG

MD: Grants Medical College

Residency: Sinai Hospital of Detroit
Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages: Hindi and Urdu


Alban Burke, DDS, FACD

Chief Of Dentistry


DDS: New York University College of Dentistry
Residency: Columbia University

Clinical Interests: Dental Implants, Link between Periodontal Disease & Alzheimer’s

Ackeilia Heatrice, DDS


DDS: Howard University (2009)
Residency: St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington DC

Mark Hyman, DDS


DDS: University of NY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (1989)

Richard Gruffi, DDS


DDS: New York University
Residency: New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Clinical Interests: Auto fluorescence of Oral Lesions

Judith Mori, DDS


DDS: New York University College of Dentistry (1985)

Residency: Long Island College Hospital

Tiana Osbourne, DDS

DDS: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry  (2015)
Residency: Bronx Lebanon Health Center ( 2016)
Clinical Interests: Prosthodontics and Periodontics

Christina Garufi , RDH


AAS: Dental Hygiene, SUNY Orange.
Certified to Perform Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide. Christina was awarded the DHSNY President’s Award for Excellence

Yesenia Rivera, RDH


AAS: Dental Hygiene, SUNY Orange.
Certifications: National Board of Dental Hygiene


Susan Furman, RDH

AAS: Dental Hygiene, SUNY Orange.
Certifications: NYS Licensure in Dental Hygiene, National Board of Dental Hygiene, NYS Clinical Board Certified





Jessica Kalajian, RDH

Certifications: Perform Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide


behavioral health

Saeed Bhatti, MD



MD: USTESA School of Medicine (1986)
Residency: Elmhurst Hospital and Medical Center; Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center


Hugh McKenzie, PNP

MSN: Stony Brook University (2012)
Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry

Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center

Denise Morales, LCSW



NYS Licensed Master of Social work
Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work (1990)

Sandy Rivera, LCSW



Licensed Master of Social Work
Rutgers University, Masters of Social Work (1998)

Emily Silver, LMSW

Licensed Master of Social Work
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work (2013)

Kristen Verge, LMSW

Licensed Master of Social Work
NYU Silver School of Social Work (2015)

Specialty and Sub-Specialty: Primary & Behavioral Healthcare Integration




Jessica Wolsiefer, LMSW

Licensed Master of Social Work

Adelphi University

Specialty and Sub-Specialty: Substance abuse and adolescents


Yong-Suk Zarski, PNP, DNP

PNP: SUNY at Stony Brook (2010)

Board Certified: ANCC, Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health NP

License/Certifications: NP in Psychiatry

Clinical Interest: Adult Psychiatry


Elaine Bochnovich, Audiologist

Audiologist: University of Tennessee
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

center for recovery

Judith Branche, MD

Medical Director

MD: Universidad del Noreste (1984) & Albert Einstein College of Medicine 5th Pathway Program (1985)
Residency: Internal Medicine
Board Certified: Addiction Medicine

Joseph Praino, PA

PA: Mercy College P.A. School 2007
Board Certified: National Commission on Certification Of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

Specialty: Orthopedics, Pain management




Neha Dada, O.D.

Optometrist: SUNY College of Optometry 2010
Clinical Interests: Preventative Care, i.e. Diabetic Eye Care, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration
Languages: English and Hindi