Meet Our Staff

Executive Director

Michelle D. Bowdler, MSPH

Michelle D. BowdlerExecutive Director of Health and Wellness Services
Oversees Health Service, Counseling and Mental Health Services, and Health Promotion
Education:  Brandeis University; Harvard University, Master of Science in Public Health
Areas of Interest: Public health, violence prevention, sexual assault prevention and response, substance use and abuse, HIV prevention and education, LGBT health


Margaret Higham, MD

Margaret Higham
Medical Director of Health Service
Education: Duke University School of Medicine, M.D.; Brown University School of Medicine, pediatric residency; Boston City Hospital, Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship
Additional Roles: Member of Students in Distress Group. Member of the University Emergency Management Taskforce. Active in the New England College Health Association
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Leadership, mentoring, LGB health, trans and gender non-conforming health care, HIV prevention and PrEP, infectious diseases, public health, eating disorders, asthma, emergency planning, electronic medical records, quality improvement

Peter Doyle, MD

Peter Doyle
Associate Medical Director of Health Service 
Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD, Internal Medicine Residency, 
MetroWest Medical Center University of Pittsburgh, BA Political Science/Classics
Additional Role: Provider of routine and acute medical care
Clinical Areas of Interest: Preceptor of PA and NP students, Major in US Army National Guard Medical Command, Sports Medicine, Men's Health, Depression, Sleep Medicine

Leslie Brown-Velazquez PA-C, MHP

Leslie Brown-Velazquez
Physician Assistant
 Northeastern University, Physician Assistant
Clinical Interests & Areas of Expertise: Women’s health, adolescent health, travel medicine
Background in primary care and community health
Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Kathleen M. O’Dea, PA-C

Clinic Manager, Physician Assistant
 Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Northeastern University, Physician Assistant        
Additional Roles: Clinic Manager, Member of Health Service Management Team, Expert in Our Practice  Management/Electronic Health Record
Clinical Interest and Areas of Expertise: Physical and emotional health of college students, assisting  students navigating  the health care system, electronic health record documentation, risk management and quality improvement.

Carolyn Schwartz, FNP, MSN

Carolyn Schwartz
Nurse Practitioner
Education: Fitchburg State College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Massachusetts, Masters of Science in Nursing
Additional Role: Preceptor for nurse practitioner students
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: Women’s health, sexual health the Health care of students with a range of gender identities and sexual orientations, and common acute illness in young adults.

Ellen Sitron, MSN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Education:  Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA – Masters of Science in Nursing
Additional Role: Travel Specialist
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise:  Primary care, travel medicine, certified in women’s health


Stacey Sperling, MD

Staff Physician
Education: University of California, Berkeley - Anthropology and Philosophy
New York University Medical School
Board Certified in  Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Additional Role:  Medical Director of Tufts Emergency Medical Service (TEMS)
Clinical Interests and Area of Expertise: Internal Medicine and Emergency Care

Ariel Watriss, MSN, NP-C

Ariel Watriss
Nurse Practitioner
  Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing - Bachelor and Masters in Nursing
Additional Roles:  Travel specialist, clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students
Clinical Interests and Areas of Expertise: HIV/AIDS (including PEP and PrEP), LGBTQI health, sexual health, family planning, helping young adults navigate and and develop their own health advocacy, helping survivors of sexual assault


Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants

Marianne Coscia, BSN, Nurse Manager
Susan Brownell, MA
Caryl O'Brien, RN
Josephine Olupona, BSN
Kathy Savage, RN, 


Jean DuPont, MT
Linda Walsh, MT

Administrative Staff

Karen Correnti, Billing Clerk
Cecile Fagan, Administrative Assistant

Susan Keating, Insurance Coordinator
Amy Solano, Medical Office/EMR Coordinator