Dr. Sneiderman, MD, PhD, retired in 2010 after a 31-year career in medical informatics at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. His work included research and development in telemedicine, distance learning, medical language and image processing. He has authored numerous scientific reports, book chapters, and medical educational media. Since leaving Federal service, he has developed a computerized clinical decision support system to assist primary health care practices in the recognition and management of post-traumatic stress syndromes with support from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center. Dr. Sneiderman has practiced family and emergency medicine part-time in the Washington, DC area since 1980 and loves his work with Culmore Clinic. He lives in the Bailey’s Crossroads area with his wife. In their free time, he volunteers with disabled veterans.
Before co-founding Culmore Clinic in 2007, Ms. Lavoie’s work as Director of the Survivors’ Fund was recognized for its effective program approach by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, and Salon.com. In her 20-year career in philanthropy, Ms. Lavoie has engaged funders on a broad range of topics and initiatives. She has held positions at various other nonprofits including the Council on Foundations and Washington Grantmakers, and established TOHL House, LLC which provides program development and project management for foundations and nonprofits. Ms. Lavoie lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two busy, teenaged children and holds a B.A. from The Catholic University of America and a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University. She is an avid runner and in her spare time she searches out antiques and vintage treasures.
Ms. Cartwright, the co-founder of Culmore Clinic, is President of Cartwright and Associates, a healthcare consulting practice that offers services in healthcare regulatory compliance and quality management. Ms. Cartwright is also a surveyor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in the Physician Practice Connections (PPC) certification program for private physician practices. An active volunteer at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, she serves on the health cabinet, domestic violence task force, and pastoral council. She is also a member of Fairfax County Region II Domestic Violence Resource Council. Ms. Cartwright holds an MBA from George Mason University and an MSN in Community Health Administration from the University of California – San Francisco. She is certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) and currently lives in Fairfax County’s Mason District. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her spouse and her ever-so-smart green and yellow Macaw, Billy.
In addition to her work with Culmore Clinic, Ms. Coleman is the Assistant Director of Local Outreach at The Falls Church Anglican. Originally from Connecticut, she studied Political Science at Amherst College, and currently lives in Northern Virginia. Her favorite thing about working at Culmore Clinic is being able to work closely with people within her own community.
Our staff of experienced, dedicated and professional administrators and medical practicioners are proud to serve our patients and be part of the Bailey's Crossroads community. Get to know them a bit better below.
As a hospital emergency room nurse, Ms. Wong Eads has come across many patients without insurance whose health has declined due to the high cost of medical care. Because of this, she volunteers at Culmore Clinic, admiring its affordable routine and preventative care that she believes “restores dignity to patients while breaking the negative cycle.” Ms. Wong Eads received her nursing training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Originally from China, she now resides in Northern Virginia with her two young boys. Her favorite thing about Culmore Clinic is the sense the pleasure she gets from working with people who know they are doing something great together.
Ms. Mary Cureton received her BA in Health and Human Services from Virginia Wesleyan College. She later graduated from Beth Israel School of Nursing in New York City. Ms. Cureton began her career as a registered nurse at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. She later became the Assistant Director of Health Services at Virginia Wesleyan College and then Director of Health Services from 2003-2010. She currently works as the Primary Care Nurse at Pentagon Dilorenzo Tricare Clinic.
Outside of her work at the Culmore Clinic, Ms. Cureton has volunteered for the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. She currently volunteers for the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps in Alexandria, Virginia.
As a family and adult Nurse Practitioner with years of experience as an independent health care provider in the U.S. and abroad, Mrs. Reynolds has treated everything from the common cold to tropical diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. After seeing firsthand many preventable chronic diseases, she is a strong believer in preventive medicine.
She has provided services to members of virtually every agency of U.S. Government which sends employees overseas. Ms. Reynolds has received awards from both foreign governments and US, including the Department of State, which recognized her with the prestigious career achievement award. She has served on the boards of the Nurse Practitioner Association of DC and Rhode Island and coordinated training on malaria with the Rhode Island African Alliance.
When not at the clinic, she is working to start her own acupuncture practice and taking her two rescue pugs for long walks. While she appreciates many things at Culmore Clinic, she especially values working with the staff and her patients.
Because Culmore Clinic operates out of the Crossroads Campus of Columbia Baptist Church one day a week, it falls on Ms. Sienkiewicz and her team to transform the church’s meeting rooms into a full-service clinic, early every Thursday morning. Now retired, when not working her magic at Culmore Clinic, Ms. Sienkiewicz spends her days volunteering at Life With Cancer, St. Anthony of Padua Church, and The Dominican Retreat House. Originally from Frackville, PA, she now resides in Falls Church, VA.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Ms. Constance now resides in nearby Falls Church, Virginia. Having previously worked in supervisory positions, including director of nursing in pediatric care settings, Ms. Constance has spent the last 12 years working as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Constance has attended several universities including Pennsylvania State University where she majored in Biology and the University of Maryland, School of Nursing, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Ms. Constance obtained her Masters Degree in Public Health at Columbia University and received a Post Master Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from Marymount University. Her favorite thing about working at the Culmore Clinic is all the great people she gets to interact with when she is there.
Kirsten is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of professional clinical experience in acute and critical care. With a specialty in cardiology nursing, Kirsten has served in supervisory and leadership roles in long-term engagements with hospital systems in the Hartford Connecticut Area. She is experienced in dealing with end-of-life and mental health issues and serves as a volunteer RN with the Karmapa Health Care Project in India and Nepal where she offers primary and advanced care nursing to hundreds of patients from children to the elderly in impoverished rural settings. Kirsten pursues Far East studies in Buddhist Philosophy with a special focus on death and dying. She is also an accomplished painter.
Patty Holley joined Culmore Clinic following retirement from a long career in accounting and management. Most recently, Ms. Holley worked in the non-profit arena serving as CFO for FACETS, as a consultant with Alternative House with their Homeless Youth Initiative, and as a Regional Director for Northern Virginia Ignatian Volunteer Corps. Holley is originally from Portland, Oregon, where she studied at both Oregon State University and the University of Portland. Over her career she has lived in many places including California, Cuba and New York. She currently lives in Oakton, Virginia.
Ms. Holley’s favorite thing about working for Culmore Clinic is the positive attitude of the staff and volunteers who share a commitment to serve clients with respect and dignity. In her free time Holley enjoys volunteering with her church, specifically the homeless shelter and spending time with her grown children and grandchild. Her hobbies include travelling, hiking, sewing and knitting.
DeeDee joined the clinic in 2008 and oversees scheduling appointments, daily patient registration, patient reports, charges for laboratory tests, referrals and the waiting list. What she loves most about the Culmore Clinic is the care and time the staff gives to each patient, working together to make sure those patients understand their diagnosis and how to manage the other tests and medicines needed for their care.
DeeDee works full-time as a store manager for a local storage company In her (very little) spare time, DeeDee likes to spend time with her daughter, shopping, sightseeing, watching movies and reading books.
Fred was born and raised in New York City, attending Columbia College for undergrad and NYU for graduate school. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, then moved to Alexandria, VA to work in civil service. In his free time, he organized service and advocacy activities in the area. Later, he assisted his former boss in creating and managing the first commercial email system tied to the internet with MCI. After 20 years with MCI, he retired to pursue more social advocacy work. Fred worked at St. Anthony of Padua, helping the parish to further engage with our organization. He then followed his priest Fr. Tuck to St. Charles, where he focused on advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform. Fred retired for the third time when Fr. Tuck left St. Charles. Fred and his wife have been involved supporters of the Clinic since its beginnings, and joined as an official volunteer in 2015.
Caroline Hillkirk has worked as a medical interpreter since 2000. Originally from New York City, Hillkirk spent many childhood years in Jacksonville, Florida, before attending Florida State University. She obtained her interpreting training from AHEC Medical Interpreting Training. Prior to becoming a medical interpreter, Hillkirk worked in the fashion industry in various capacities, living in Mexico, Miami and Washington, DC.
In her spare time Ms. Hillkirk also volunteers with the Naomi Project, a DC area organization that mentors at-risk mothers. Her favorite thing about Culmore Clinic is getting to serve patients and working with the compassionate staff. In her free time Ms. Hillkirk enjoys traveling, reading, films, flamenco dancing and scuba diving as well as spending time at home with her wonderful teenaged children.
Since retiring from a career in interpreting, Ms. Gorostiaga now serves as an interpreter on a freelance basis. Ms. Gorostiaga was educated in Asuncion, Paraguay and later in Washington, D.C., where she received a Certificate of Proficiency in Translation from Georgetown University. Her favorite thing about working for the Culmore Clinic is the professionalism of everyone she works with as well as the rewarding experience of helping people who otherwise would not be able to communicate.
Ms. Smith has a Masters in Religious Studies and one in Counseling. Ms. Smith works with patients holistically working to heal their bodies, minds and spirits in counseling. She addresses religious or spiritual concerns and is familiar with the 12 Step programs.
Dr. Alobayee is originally from Yemen and graduated with a degree in physical therapy from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia in 1993. Dr. Alobayee later moved to the United States and obtained his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Marymount University in 2006. A father of four children, two boys and two girls, Dr. Alobayee’s favorite thing about Culmore Clinic is the staff’s dedication and family oriented atmosphere. When Dr. Alobayee is not at The Clinic he works full-time as a home health physical therapist.
Dr. Alobayee presently resides in Falls Church, Virginia and enjoys spending his free time playing soccer.
Dr. Mofid-Woo is Board Certified in Family Practice and serves as Supervising Physician at George Mason University MAP Clinic. Her physician practice has ranged from Kaiser Permanete’s urgent care network to Public Health Departments in Prince William and Loudon Counties. She has also served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northern Virginia Community College and has been a featured speaking on Cervical and Breast Cancer in many settings. Dr Mofid-Woo’s degrees are from George Washington University and she speaks fluent Farsi and basic Spanish.
Ms. Amorosi is a nurse and strategic consultant with over 25 years of experience in the health care industry working for public, private and government organizations. Her work has ranged from direct clinical care at leading medical facilities to strategic business planning, operational process improvement and educational training and implementation. Most recently, she was the Director of Quality and Innovation at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) where she led the quality improvement education programs and funding.
Ms. Amorosi received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Georgetown University and worked as a nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Adjunct Faculty to Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Ms. Nguyen came to America in 1978 among the thousands of Vietnamese fleeing their country after the Vietnam War. She graduated from California State University at Long Beach majoring in Finance-Investment and Financial Management, working in this field until the birth of her youngest son. With her mind set on "giving back" to America, Noelle has volunteered with both youth and elderly. In addition to volunteering as an interpreter for Vietnamese-speaking patients at Culmore Clinic, Ms. Nguyen teaches CCD at St. Anthony and at Holy Martyrs of Viet Nam and tutors students in the Culmore neighborhood. She organizes fundraising events to help low-income familes in her parish. One of her favorite quotes is "Give them a fish and they can live for a day. Teach them how to fish and they can survive for a lifetime.” Ms. Nguyen believes in doing everything with love and for the greater glory of God.
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Jenny is a certified Medical Technician and a graduate of Woodbridge High School. Jenny also works at Arlington Free Clinic as a Medical Assistant PRN and Receptionist.
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Kate Lippmann is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. She has experience providing individual, group, and family counseling. Kate has enjoyed serving as a resource to families in a public school setting. She also has helped individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Originally from Pennsylvania, Kate loves spending time with her family, reading, yoga, and pottery. She is excited to be part of the energetic and caring Culmore Clinic team.
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Pedro brilliantly connects patients with resources in the community that extend beyond their medical needs, and serves as an advocate for patients in the health safety net. Pedro has worked with Inter-American Development Bank, and speaks four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese). He came to Culmore Clinic through Ignation Volunteer Corps in Alexandria, VA and we are thrilled to have him.
Terry O’Hara Lavoie, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Email Terry
Ann Cartwright, RN MSN MBA ABQAURP, Co-Founder
Dr. Charles Sneiderman, Medical Director, Email Dr. Sneiderman
Kirsten Krowicki, RN, Clinical Operations Manager, Email Kirsten
Karen Smith, PhD, Volunteer Counselor, Email Karen
Kate Lippman, Volunteer Counselor, Email Kate
Pedro Turina, Volunteer Patient Navigator, Email Pedro
Dr. Fahad Alobayee, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Email Dr. Alobayee
Maura Ann Constance, NP-C, MPH. CDE, Volunteer Nurse Practicioner, Email Maura
Dr. Farah Mofid-Woo, MD, Board Certified in Family Practice, Email Dr. Mofid-Woo
Rebecca Reynolds, ANP, FNP, Nurse Practicioner, Email Rebecca
Jenny Escoto, Nursing Assistant, Email Jenny
Julia Wong Eads, Volunteer Nurse
Christy McFall, Volunteer Nurse
Mary Cureton, Volunteer Nurse, Email Mary
Christine Amorosi, RN, BSN, MHSA, Volunteer Nurse
Nar Coleman, Prayer Minister Coordinator, Email Nar
Caroline Hillkirk, Director of Interpreter Services, Email Caroline
Cynthia R. Gorostiaga, Volunteer Interpreter
Noelle Nguyen, Volunteer Interpreter
DeeDee, Patient Support Specialist, Email DeeDee
Patty Holley, Volunteer Manager / Special Projects, Email Patty
Eliana Pedraza, Administrative and HR Specialist Manager, Email Eliana
Fred Pugarelli, Volunteer Records Assistant, Email Fred
Fran Sienkiewcz, Set-Up Committee Coordinator
Lerick comes to Culmore Clinic through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. Before retiring, Lerick worked for 31 years as a Sector Liaison, at the World Bank. She was a core member of the Social Protection unit of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the Bank. In addition to her regular support to lending operations, Analytical and Supervisory Activities, trust funds, and Activity Completion Reports she also served as the lead coordinator of the Brazil team; a mentor to new staff members; the portfolio coordinator for Brazil; conference and retreat coordinator for the teams; and editor, interpreter, and translator in English/Spanish.
Lerick Sotelo Kebeck, Volunteer Records Assistant