Gail, who joined our staff in spring 2009, received her Master of Science in Nursing from Simons College in Boston in 1993. She has worked as a board-certified adult nurse practitioner in both primary care practices and college health centers. Prior to joining Bentley, Gail was on the primary care staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC); during this time, she also was the health service coordinator for Emmanuel College.
In addition to her work at Bentley, Gail is an adjunct nursing professor at Emmanuel College. She enjoys working with college students and helping them learn how to manage their health concerns.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and traveling to the lakes region of New Hampshire.
Gerri has worked at Bentley's Center for Health and Wellness since 1987. She received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Connecticut. She worked with acutely ill patients at New England Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and Burlington County Medical Center. She then taught at Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in Boston and Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing in New Jersey. She began her graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and then relocated back to Boston in 1984 and received her M.S. from Boston University in 1986. She has been board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner since 1986. She became Director of the center in 1994, Assistant Dean 2004 and Associate Dean for Health and Wellness in 2012. She has a passion for college health and strives to create a healthy campus environment where we all can grow and flourish.
In 2010 the American College Health Association selected Gerri as the winner of the E. Dean Lovett award for contributing significantly to the development of a college health program in an exemplary manner. She is a leader in local, regional and national college health initiatives.
At Bentley, Gerri serves as the advisor to Colleges Against Cancer, and is an ally and advocate for the LGBTQ community. She has always loved working with young adults and has special interests in the areas of psychological/emotional issues, eating issues, women's and men's health and urgent care.
Gerri enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, seeing independent films and golfing. She has travelled to Africa, Bahamas, Bahrain, China, New Zealand, Turkey, Greece, & France.
Margaret has worked at Bentley since 2003 as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She began as Assistant Director of the Center for Health and Wellness in 2004 and was promoted to Associate Director in 2011. Prior to coming to Bentley, she worked in the roles of Nurse Practitioner, Associate Director and Director at Suffolk University Student Health Services for twelve years and as a critical care nurse at New England Medical Center prior to that. She received her Master’s degree in Family Health and Community Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and her Bachelors degree in Science and Nursing from Simmons College. While at Bentley, Margaret has done programs on safe sex, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, stress management, and nutrition. Having worked in college health for many years, Margaret enjoys all aspects of working with college students and assisting them with their health related issues. Margaret enjoys spending time with her family and getting out for long walks. You may see her at lunch time out walking around campus. She especially likes going to Cape Cod in the summer, where she works as a camp nurse, and skiing in the winter.
Mary has worked at Bentley since 1999 as a Registered Nurse. She has been the Coordinator of Immunizations since 2004. She has her Bachelor’s degree from Boston College. Prior to working at Bentley, Mary was a staff nurse and nurse manager for a very busy pediatric medical practice. She has a photographic memory and keeps track of the immunizations of all Bentley students and often remembers which immunization a student is missing. She is often the nurse who calls to check on students. She lives in Southern Maine, where she enjoys the seashore and spending time with her family and friends.
Anne has worked at Bentley Center for Health and Wellness as a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner since the fall of 2005. She received her Master's degree in Adult Primary Care from Simmons College in Boston, MA, and her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. While at Bentley, Anne has enjoyed providing medical care to students, participating and teaching RAD, Rape Aggression Defense with University Police, bringing health education programs to students during First Week, and being an ally to the LGBTQ community. Prior to working at Bentley, Anne worked both at the South Boston Community Action center and in a small primary care office in Beverly, MA. She also worked for 7 years as a registered nurse in city hospitals before becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Personally, she enjoys spending time with her family and participating in many different sports.
Debbie has worked at the Center for health and Wellness since 2000 as a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science degree in Primary Care Nursing from Simmons College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College, and a Diploma in Nursing from the Hadassah School of Nursing in Jerusalem, Israel. While at Bentley, Debbie has participated in the inaugural disability workshop and has been an ally to the GLBT community. She volunteers for BARCC, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, as a medical advocate and was instrumental in introducing a sexual assault prevention program called "Bringing in the Bystander" to Bentley. Debbie also initiated a journal club for her colleagues to help keep everyone at the Center for Health and Wellness abreast of current knowledge in the field of young adult health. Her specialties are pulmonary medicine (especially asthma) and gastrointestinal issues. Prior to Bentley, Debbie worked in a pulmonary practice for seven years, and in a Gastroenterology practice for two years. She hails from New Bedford, MA, lived in Israel for seven years, and enjoys all manner of outside activities, particularly biking, swimming, and skate skiing.
Marty has worked at the Center for Health and Wellness since 1996. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, having received her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing there as well. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in German from Earlham College in Richmond, IN. During her time at Bentley, Marty has been involved with the Diversity Council and is an ally to the GLBTQ community at Bentley. She was instrumental in developing the Senior Dis-Orientation program which debuted during the spring of 2005. She particularly enjoys helping students learn how to take the best care of themselves possible. Before coming to Bentley, Marty worked at college health services at Vanderbilt University, Boston University, and Harvard. She also worked in the Allergy and Rheumatology Clinics at Vanderbilt University. She taught in the Master of Science in Nursing program at Boston University. She enjoys time with her family, and has many crafting interests.