Meet our providers

The Summit ElderCare physicians and nurse practitioners listed here are dedicated to making sure that you receive the care you need, when you need it. They all have experience in geriatrics—the care of older adults— and most are board certified in geriatric medicine.

Your Summit ElderCare provider manages your health conditions, sets priorities for your treatment and develops strategies for preventing disability or functional impairment. Your provider understands how the risks—and benefits—of medications, testing and procedures can change as you get older. Your health is our priority. They also ensure that behavioral health services are provided through the program when necessary.

These are some of the providers who care for Summit ElderCare participants.

Medical Director

David Wilner, M.D., FACP, AGSF

Practices at: All Summit ElderCare locations
Certification(s): Board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative care medicine
Education: Medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, undergraduate degree from Tufts University College of Liberal Arts
Experience: Clinician and educator in geriatric medicine, Coordinator of Geriatric Medicine Training in the Department of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society, member of the American College of Physician Executives

Associate Medical Directors

Susan Hardy, M.D., Ph.D., AGSF

Practices at: Leominster and Worcester (Grafton Street location)
Certification(s): Board certified in geriatric medicine
Education: Geriatric fellowship at Yale University, internal medicine training at Duke University, medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh
Experience: Caring for older patients in various settings and conducting clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh, patient care, quality improvement

Ronald Vallario, M.D.

Practices at: Charlton, Springfield and Worcester (East Mountain Street location)
Certification(s): Board certified in family and geriatric medicine
Education: Master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina, medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, family practice residency at the University of North Carolina
Experience: Primary medical care, quality and performance improvement programs and initiatives, rural health programs

Charlton

Holly McClure, APRN

Certification(s): Board-certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner
Education: Nursing degree and advanced practice nursing training at the Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Worcester
Experience: Exercise kinesthesiology, wellness program design

Leominster

Tanya D. Campus, M.D.

Certification(s): Board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative care
Education: Geriatric fellowship and residency at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine in Augusta, Maine; medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia
Experience: Home care, nursing homes

Brandy Silvia, M.S.N., ANP-BC, GNP-BC, CWOCN

Certification(s): Board-certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, certified wound, ostomy continence nurse
Education: Master’s degree in nursing from the Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Worcester, undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, associate’s degree in nursing from Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner
Experience: Care planning, comprehensive geriatric wellness visits, sub-acute care, long-term care, home care, palliative care

Lowell

Shawn A. Berkowitz, M.D., CMD

Certification(s): Board certified in family and geriatric medicine, certified medical director in long-term care
Education: Family practice residency and geriatric fellowship at United Health Services Hospitals (now UHS Hospitals) in New York, medical degree from St. George’s University, undergraduate degree from Cornell University
Experience: Primary care, geriatric consultations, and geriatric teaching and leadership in educational and practice programs

Springfield

Oren Brody, D.O.

Certification(s): Board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine
Education: Palliative care fellowship at James J. Peters VA Medical Center/Mount Sinai School of Medicine, geriatric medicine and internal medicine fellowships at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine from New York College, physician assistant degree from Touro College
Experience: Medical Director of Genesis Physician Services, Attending Physician at West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Attending Geriatrician at Baystate Medical Center

Worcester (East Mountain Street location)

Krista A. Marshall, M.S., APRN, NP-C, EMT

Certification(s): Adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, emergency medical technician
Education: Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Worcester, Worcester State University
Experience: Psychiatric consultations to older adults living in nursing homes

Glenn R. Randall, M.D., M.P.H.

Certification(s): Board certified in geriatrics, internal medicine, and hospice and palliative care
Education: Washington University in St. Louis, Rush Medical College in Chicago and the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley
Experience: Clinical practice experience, geriatric consulting

Worcester (Grafton Street location)

Lauri Toohey, M.S., GNP, ANP, AGPCNP

Certification(s): Adult nurse practitioner with board certification in adult-gerontology primary care and gerontology
Education: Master’s degree in ambulatory dual adult/geriatric nurse practitioner, bachelor’s degree in nursing
Experience: Sub-acute rehabilitation, rest home care, traditional long-term care, secured memory impairment care, and hospice care, reduction of unnecessary antipsychotic use for patients with dementia

Jodi Osterhout Vanasse, ANP

Certification(s): Adult nurse practitioner
Education: Advanced practice degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, nursing degree from University of Massachusetts Nursing School
Experience: Cardiology, long-term care, wound care, primary care

Additional providers

Brenda J. King, Psy.D.

Certification(s): Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Education: Doctoral and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England, Keene, N.H., undergraduate degree and certificate in gerontology studies from Assumption College, Worcester
Experience: Health psychology, design and implementation of behavioral health services, care management, individual psychotherapy, clinical management of geriatric mental health project

Michele A. Montague, M.S., RN, ANP-BC

Certification(s): Adult primary care nurse practitioner, registered nurse
Education: Nursing degree from Anna Maria College, Paxton, Mass.; advanced practice nursing training at Simmons College, Boston
Experience: Adult primary care, urgent care, geriatrics

Marielle Pitts, M.S., NP-C

Certification(s): Adult nurse practitioner, registered nurse
Education: Nursing degree from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.; advanced practice nursing training at the Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Worcester
Experience: Primary care nursing, acute care, chronic illness, post-surgical cardiac care, research on urinary incontinence in women

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This page was last updated on January 25, 2016.

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1-877-837-9009 (TRS 711)
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“If you have a condition that’s preventing you from taking care of yourself as you once did, your risk of needing nursing home care goes up. At Summit ElderCare, we work to slow and prevent impairment and disability—and keep you as independent as possible.”

—David Wilner, M.D.,
Vice President and
Medical Director,
Summit ElderCare