Weight Loss
McCall Barrick, NP, Nurse Practitioner
McCall Barrick, NP Nurse Practitioner

McCall earned her master’s degree in nursing from Boston College in 2013. She is a board certified nurse practitioner. Previously, she was a nurse practitioner in thoracic surgery at UMass Memorial. She is excited to be a part of this team and help patients make positive changes in their lives.

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Rhys Hackford, PA-C, Chief Physician Assistant
Rhys Hackford, PA-C Chief Physician Assistant

Rhys earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brown University in 2010 and completed her master of medical science degree at Tufts University in 2016. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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April Belanger, PA, Physician Assistant / Program Coordinator
April Belanger, PA Physician Assistant / Program Coordinator

April is a board-certified physician assistant who earned her bachelor's degree in nutrition from the University of Massachusetts in 2011 and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2014. Before joining the Emerson Center for Weight Loss she spent five years in primary care. In addition to her work as a clinical physician assistant, she also functions as the program coordinator.

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LeBron A. Sautler, PA-C, Physician Assistant
LeBron A. Sautler, PA-C Physician Assistant

LeBron earned his master's degree in physician assistant studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2012. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He uses his training to help ensure the best possible outcome for all patients.

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Stephanie Coppola, Lead Medical Assistant
Stephanie Coppola Lead Medical Assistant

Stephanie is a medical assistant and office coordinator. She received her medical professional certification at American Career Institute. She has several years of working in the medical field and was previously a medical assistant at a private practice office.

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Rebecca Hall, MA, Medical Assistant/Clinical Office Coordinator
Rebecca Hall, MA Medical Assistant/Clinical Office Coordinator

Rebecca is a nationally-certified medical assistant. Her initial training was in the U.S. Air Force as a medical service specialist working with the Aeromedical Evacuation Staging Facility at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. She has worked as a medical assistant in various specialties for the greater part of her adult life. She joined the Center for Weight Loss in January 2018 and has enjoyed this team and our patients since day one. In her view, “the pre- and post- operative bariatric journey is one where both patient and staff are a care team together, a sort of extended family. I admire the profound change our patients are willing to make to improve their quality of life both physically and mentally. It is an inspiration.” In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking and music. Rebecca is also the principal singer in a local jazz ensemble that performs at private functions, retirement communities and assisted living facilities.

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Lisa Tardiff, MA, Medical Assistant/Clinical Office Coordinator
Lisa Tardiff, MA Medical Assistant/Clinical Office Coordinator

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Jillian Grosse, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian
Jillian Grosse, MS, RD, LDN Registered Dietitian

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Lauren Haskins, RD, Registered Dietitian
Lauren Haskins, RD Registered Dietitian

Lauren is a registered dietitian at the Emerson Center for Weight Loss. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at Saint Michael’s College in 2015 and her master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts in 2018, and then completed the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dietetic Internship in 2020. Lauren takes pride in helping to give patients the tools they need to be successful and well-nourished.

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Jillian Gaurino, Clinical Office Coordinator
Jillian Gaurino Clinical Office Coordinator

Jillian is a clinical office coordinator with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her experiences in the mental health field allow for a heightened sense of compassion and understanding in supporting individuals along their surgical weight loss journey. She enjoys being a part of a team that has the potential to make a lasting impact on the wellbeing of others.

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Jessica Harris, Clinical Office Coordinator
Jessica Harris Clinical Office Coordinator

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James Rainville, Clinical Office Coordinator
James Rainville Clinical Office Coordinator

James has worked in a number of different roles and departments at Emerson over the past ten-plus years. He was a patient care technician on the cardiac and orthopedic units, a unit coordinator and supervisor of the Patient Access department. As clinical office coordinator, James works with patients, other physician offices and insurance companies. James’ is one of the first smiling faces you see when entering the clinic, and he is thrilled to witness patients’ transformations after their hard work and dedication.

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Laura Rivas, Clinical Office Coordinator
Laura Rivas Clinical Office Coordinator

Laura is a clinical office coordinator with more than eight years of experience. Laura previously worked in the pathology and pediatric gastroenterology departments at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a clinical office coordinator, Laura works with patients, physician offices, insurance companies, and other departments at Emerson Hospital assisting to provide excellent customer service to all of our patients. She is thrilled to be a part of the Emerson Hospital Center for Weight Loss.

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Nicole Day, Lead Financial Counselor
Nicole Day Lead Financial Counselor

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Stacey Hogan, Financial Counselor
Stacey Hogan Financial Counselor

Stacey assists patients at the Emerson Center for Weight Loss as a financial counselor. She brings more than ten years of experience in account management to her current role.

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