Nurse Practitioners / Physician Assistants

Kimberly Adamson

Kimberly AdamsonKimberly Adamson is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who received her bachelors in Nursing from Northeastern University in 1999. She then went on to work at Children’s Hospital in Boston on the solid organ transplant unit as a staff nurse. In 2002, Kimberly went back to graduate school for her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree at Northeastern University. Kimberly had a graduate assistantship in the Bouve College of Health Sciences as a teacher’s assistant in the nursing lab. She graduated in 2003 and has been practicing since. Kim is also a member of both Sigma Theta Tau International and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Kim’s clinical interests include Congenital Heart Defects, pediatric obesity and lactation.

Karen Balestrieri

Karen BalestrieriKaren Balestrieri is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who joined Pediatrics West in 2001. After graduating from Assumption College, she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the Institute of Health Professionals at Massachusetts General Hospital. Karen’s clinical interests include asthma management, health promotion across the pediatric lifespan, and emergency medicine. Karen is a Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C). She is a devoted medical volunteer with Operation Smile, an organization which serves children with facial deformities and has travelled internationally on several medical missions. Karen also serves as the nurse practitioner for the Groton-Dunstable school system in collaboration with Dr. Coleman.

Zoe Chin

Zoe ChinZoe Chin is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Alfred University in New York, she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International, Upsilon Lambda Chapter as well as the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Her clinical interests include adolescent medicine, adoption medicine, well child care, and dermatology.

Maureen DiNapoli CPNP

Maureen DiNapoliMaureen DiNapoli CPNP is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with over 26 years of experience in nursing. Maureen graduated from Boston College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree and worked many years at Tufts New England Medical Center as a Registered Nurse in many disciplines including adult medicine and surgery, pediatric medicine and surgery, and pediatric and neonatal intensive care. She also worked in an outpatient adult cancer center as well as teaching pediatric nursing at Middlesex Community College. She received her graduate degree focusing on Primary Care in Pediatrics from Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences in 2002. Maureen started working in Primary Care as an NP in 2003 and accepted employment with Pediatrics West in 2006. Her interests include wellness promotion across the lifespan, developmental challenges in the preschool and school aged child, asthma management, ADHD, eating disorders, obesity and patient education surrounding preventative measures to improve health.

Jessica Hennessey

Jessica HennesseyJessica Hennessey, Chief Operating Officer of Pediatrics West, Allergy West and New England Center for Healthy Minds, is a bilingual, Spanish speaking board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. A graduate of Wheaton College, she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the Institute of Health Professionals at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was also a Nurse Practitioner LEAH Fellow in Adolescent Health at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include eating disorders, sports medicine, obesity, adolescent and college health, and mental health.

Patricia Jackson

Patricia JacksonPatricia Jackson is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been treating patients at Pediatrics West since 2000. Tricia graduated from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts with her Masters Degree in Nursing and has also received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Northeastern University School of Nursing. Although she only works part-time for Pediatrics West, Tricia enjoys seeing infants, children and adolescents for well-child and sick-child visits.

Susan Jensen

Susan JensenSue Jensen is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Smith College in Northampton, MA, and taught 7th and 8th grade science locally for 4 years before pursing her BSN and MSN at MGH Institute of Health Professions. As a former teacher of adolescents and a current high school athletics coach, Sue’s clinical interests include adolescent health and gynecology, sports medicine, suturing, physical activity and nutrition.

Susan Kelleher

Susan KelleherSusan Kelleher is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been seeing patients at Pediatrics West since 1989. She received her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland as a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing while she worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Harriett Lane clinic and Pediatric Emergency Room. She had served as the nurse practitioner for many years in the Westford School system. Her clinical interests includes providing care to well and ill children, newborns through adolescents, and college health.

Jayne Laurin Kinney

Jayne Kinney

Jayne Laurin Kinney is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and has been with Pediatrics West since 1988. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) at the University of Massachusetts where she received the Outstanding DNP Student Award. Jayne is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. She is a certified asthma educator and a certified CPR instructor. With over 20 years of primary care clinical experience, Jayne’s interests include adolescent health, asthma management, professional development, and health care quality improvement.

Dana Oliver

Dana OliverDana Oliver is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She grew up locally in Sudbury, Massachusetts and worked at Westwood Mansfield Pediatrics before joining Pediatrics West in December 2015. Dana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a concentration in Pediatrics from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Her clinical interests include newborn care, concussion management and general well and ill child care.

Kayla Simard

Kayla SimardKayla Simard is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN from the University of Massachusetts and completed her Masters degrees at Regis College. She is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau. Kayla also works as a staff nurse at Lowell General Hospital on Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include providing care to well and ill children, infancy through adolescence.

Jessica Wright

Jessica WrightJessica Wright is a board-certified Physician Assistant. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire, she earned her advanced degree at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Prior to working at Pediatrics West, Jessica worked in adult and pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric primary care.