Improving the Quality of Life for
Children, Adolescents and their Families
289 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
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Psychiatry Specialists

Madhavi Kamireddi, MD

Dr-KamireddiAdults, Children and Adolescents
Medical Director

Dr. Kamireddi completed her medical training in India and received MBBS degree at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, followed by M.D. Degree in Medical Biochemistry at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. In the United States, she completed the Residency program in General Psychiatry and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dartmouth – Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. She is Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry with subspecialty certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In 2011, Dr. Kamireddi was the recipient of the Massachusetts Medical Law Report’s RX for Excellence “Heroes in the Field” Award.

Dr. Kamireddi has been in private practice since 2005 and provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and medication management for Adults, Children and Adolescents. Her expertise is in Pediatric Psychopharmacology with special emphasis towards educating patients/ parents about mental health illnesses and available treatment options to help them make informed choices.

Natalie Fekete, LMHC, PMHNP-BC

Natalie FeketeChildren, Adolescents and Young Adults
Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Natalie Fekete, LMHC, PMHNP-BC is currently board certified as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She received her Master’s of Science in Counseling at Northeastern University and her Master’s of Science in Nursing at Boston College.

Natalie primarily works with children ages 4-18 years old, with a special interest in mood disorders, ADHD and ASD. She practices within an ecological framework, attuning to all levels of an individual’s environment in addition to their mental wellness. Natalie encourages participation in multi-modal therapy, emphasizing the importance of combining psychoeducation, psychotherapy, and pharmacological interventions to ameliorate psychiatric symptoms and promote overall well-being.

Patricia Jackson, RN, CAGS, PNP-BC, PMHCNS

Patricia-JacksonChildren & Adolescents
Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Jackson, RN, CAGS, PNP-BC, PMHCNS is Board-Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Northeastern University in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing as well as her Masters of Science in Nursing from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

Patricia (Tricia) began her career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Pediatrics West in Westford, Massachusetts. She soon began to develop an interest in Pediatric Mental Health and eventually was almost exclusively serving patients with diagnoses of ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and body image issues. Although her expertise is in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Tricia emphasizes a whole-child approach to her practice, believing that each child requires a unique combination of medication, counseling and educational interventions in order to maximize their potential.

Nicholas Johnston, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Nick JohnstonChildren, Adolescents, & Adults
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nick Johnston is an American Nurses Credentialing Center board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and received a Master’s of Science from Northeastern University.

He spent nearly two decades working closely with children and adolescence with a variety of mental health needs and histories of complex trauma in residential & educational settings as a residential counselor, behavioral interventionist and later as a healthcare coordinator. He also has experience working with adults with complex psychiatric needs as a charge nurse on inpatient psychiatric unit.

He currently enjoys working with all ages and utilizes his genuine compassion, experience and understanding of unique patient needs to diagnose and implement effective treatments. He promotes transparency and psycho-education helping his patients and their families improve their understanding of their symptoms and treatments.

Janice M. Wester, APRN-BC

Advanced Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist

Janice M. Wester, APRN-BC is a graduate of Northeastern University and Boston College. She has over 25 years of experience as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. Her specialty is psychopharmacology, diagnostic assessments and consultation to community health providers. She also has experience in designing and supervising a variety of both inpatient and outpatient clinical programs including specialty programs for adolescents, women and the elderly.

Ms. Wester lectures at Boston College in their Advanced Psychopharmacology Program as well as lectures and is a consultant to Saint Anselm’s School of Nursing Continuing Education Department. She is a national speaker in the field of psychiatric diagnosis, clinical management and psychopharmacology.

Maria Cordova-Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Cordova-GonzalezAdult Psychiatry

Dr. Cordova-Gonzalez completed her medical training in Puerto Rico. She received her M.D. Degree from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus and then went on to complete her residency program in General Psychiatry at that same university. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to working at NECHM, Dr. Cordova-Gonzalez spent several years working in various clinical settings, including a position as the Medical Director of an inpatient psychiatry unit in one of the biggest private hospitals in Puerto Rico and collaborations with the University or Puerto Rico Psychiatry Residency Program.

Dr. Cordova-Gonzalez specializes in adult psychiatry working with patients ages 19-65. She draws on her expertise in psychopharmacology to provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation and appropriate medication management.

Shannon Grove, PMHNP-BC

Shannon GroveFamily Psychiatry

Shannon Grove, PMHNP-BC, is a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She received her Master’s of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Shannon works with children (starting at age 5 years), adolescents, and young adults with primary interests in ADHD, gender identity, anxiety, and depression. She provides diagnostic assessments, and psychotropic medication management. Through collaborative care, Shannon utilizes a family- centered, strength-based approach to empower clients to take an active role in treatment planning and decision making.

Julie Cunningham, PMHNP-BC

Adult Psychiatry

Julie Cunningham, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, receiving her Master’s degree from Rivier University. She is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Julie works with adults 18 and older.

She believes in incorporating a holistic approach when treating her clients, and educates her patients on lifestyle changes they can make in conjunction with psychiatric medications, to safely and effectively treat mental health needs.

Mary Ellen Cancellieri, APRN

Family Psychiatry

M.E. Cancellieri is an APRN who earned her MS in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from Boston College. She has been working with adults in multiple settings including both locked hospital and outpatient clinics, since receiving her MS. In 2010 she also began treating children ages 5 and up.

Mel believes in applying evidence-based, scientific principles while assessing and planning medication treatment that is both appropriate and culturally-sensitive for each patient she sees, making sure to educate and counsel patients and their families, to enhance the likelihood that the patient’s condition- and their quality of life- will improve.