What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
I am a feminist and healthcare provider who is dedicated to providing care to patients, particularly the underserved. Furthermore, I strive to be a mover and a shaker, getting involved in advocacy and improving quality of care. I feel a connection to the people of Israel; I support the health of this community, as well as the surrounding communities.
How did you get involved with Hadassah?
I first got involved with Hadassah when I gave a talk about transgender health for a Nashoba Valley chapter event. As a nurse practitioner in family medicine, we integrate transgender care into our practice, and I provide hormonal replacement therapy to this population.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I graduated from the Yale School of Nursing in 2013. I have been practicing as a family nurse practitioner at Fenway Health, a community health center dedicated to serving the LGBT community, since 2015. My clinical interests include family medicine, HIV care, women’s health, and transgender care. During my free time, you can find me adventuring locally or internationally. I am actually writing this from Madrid, Spain. I enjoy hiking, cooking, painting, bicycling, and yoga.
As a nurse, what do you find most inspiring about Hadassah’s efforts?
I am inspired by Hadassah’s efforts to connect healthcare professionals internationally, and develop and apply evidence-based medicine to combat varying acute and chronic medical issues.
Previous Members of the Month
"Rather than just an organization, Hadassah is like family."
Find out more about Sandra Goldman›
Palm Harbor, FL
"I am so moved by all that Hadassah nurses have achieved in Israel in the past 100 years."
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"I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel."
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Las Vegas, NV
“Board certified pediatrician passionate about Hadassah.”
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“I owe much to Hadassah, including meeting my husband.”
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Paula M. Schiff
Walnut Creek, CA
"Along with my wonderful Hadassah members, I have presented three Israel advocacy programs."
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"Hadassah is an amazing organization!"
Find out more about Marlyn Bradshaw›
"I love being part of a group where I feel a true kinship to the other members."
Find out more about Lori Reszutek›
“I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel.”
Find out more about Leslie Gonzalez›
Treasure Island, FL
“I love that Hadassah finds ways for every woman to get involved and get empowered to help others.”
Find out more about Laura Freed›
"I am proudest of the cutting-edge medical research done at Hadassah, including research on treating ALS, cystic fibrosis, heart stents, stem cell therapy and more"
Find out more about Judi Babcock›
“When I hear about new medical advances that have come out of Hadassah, I feel proud to support Hadassah.”
Find out more about Joyce Backman›
“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
Find out more about Helene Schilian›
“I grew up witnessing my mother’s deep commitment to Hadassah.”
Find out more about Hannah Cohen›
“A licensed interior designer who is honored to be a part of Hadassah.”
Find out more about Gayle Dorio›
“A prior service military engineer officer inspired by Hadassah.”
Find out more about Erin Coleman›
"It is a great honor to say I am a Hadassah nurse."
Find out more about Ellen Audet›
“For over 30 years, Hadassah has been the constant in my life.”
Find out more about Elise Feldscher›
"Nurses are the heart of Hadassah."
Find out more about Dorothy Lasensky›
"I enjoy being surrounded by bright, creative and talented women who share my passion."
Find out more about Carol Konecky›