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Meet the Eleanor Health Worcester, MA Clinical Team!
March 22, 2021
My name is Brookeita Payne and I’ve joined Eleanor Health as the Clinic Operations Manager in Worcester, MA. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I have had the pleasure of working in the field of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder for several years. It has been a privilege to work in various clinical settings and in various roles from case management to clinician to clinical supervisor. Over the years I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, and collaborated with many community organizations.
I’m excited to be a part of a team providing whole-person care and meeting our community members where they are at. If there is one thing I have learned throughout my years of experience, it is that tough times don’t last, tough people do! I take pride in being able to participate in the recovery journey of our community members and will do my part to provide the best service for our members and Eleanor Health team. When I am not serving our community, my time and attention are best spent focusing on my daughter and helping her grow as a young entrepreneur.
I’m excited to introduce you to the rest of our Eleanor Health Worcester clinical care team!
Kelly Field, RN
My name is Kelly Field and I have joined the Eleanor Health team at the Worcester clinic. I am the clinic Registered Nurse and bring with me seven years in the field of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. I have worked in several roles such as Floor Nurse, Charge Nurse, and Nursing Supervisor for inpatient detox, inpatient CSS, outpatient methadone clinic, and inpatient residential levels of care in both the state-funded and private insurance sectors. I made the decision to join Eleanor’s team to expand and build on my knowledge of substance use disorder and to continue to help those in need. I am excited to be a part of Eleanor and their mission to help our members live amazing lives! Outside of my professional life, I am kept busy with my 2 little ones and all their extracurriculars!
Tammy Harbin, BSN, RN
Hello, my name is Tammy Harbin, BSN, RN and I am a nurse on the Massachusetts team. I am very happy to be part of the Eleanor Health team and look forward to providing care to those in need and continuing to learn. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family (kids, grandkids, and our rescue dog).
Nicole Colon, LPN
Hello, my name is Nicole Colon and I am a Licensed Practical Nurse with Eleanor Health as part of the Massachusetts care team. I began my education in the Human Services field 15+ years ago. I decided to further my education and attend nursing school because I know that helping others is my passion. I have experience working in mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorders. I have worked in corrections, inpatient detox, CSS, and behavioral health outpatient. I enjoy watching people in their recovery journey grow and accomplish their goals. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, doing house projects, and traveling. I look forward to meeting with you and watching you grow on your journey!
Paola Penn, LDAC I
My name is Paola Penn and I am a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LDAC I). I recently joined Eleanor Health as a therapist after practicing substance use and mental health treatment for over 8 years. During this time, I have specialized my training on treating anxiety and depression-related disorders, PTSD and other trauma-related disorders in combination with substance use disorders with great emphasis on cultural competency and responsiveness. Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, and Harm Reduction are some of the approaches that influence my personality and my therapy work. Understanding and addressing our member’s needs is a priority of my role and it is fundamental in developing a meaningful therapeutic relationship with each member. I have a great sense of justice and an innate need to act on behalf of people that face injustice, which has a positive impact on my abilities to advocate for members as needed. Also, I am a firm believer that people are doing the best that they can and at times we all need guidance and support to live better lives. Another role I serve is as a mother of two children, I put effort into understanding their needs and keeping a good balance between my professional and personal life.
Salem Black, MS, MSW, LICSW
Salem Black, MS, MSW, LICSW obtained a Master’s of Social Work from the Catholic University of America, with a clinical focus. With this lens, he worked as a therapist in psychiatric hospitals, working with individuals with dual diagnoses. Salem gained expertise in best practices for working individuals who have to engage in the complex systems in which individuals participate. Following his relocation to the Boston area, he has used this knowledge and experience, continuing in the high acuity world of inpatient psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and working in the outpatient setting. Salem brings this foundation of knowledge to Eleanor Health , applying a strength based approach and empirically based modalities to his work. He hopes to support people during a difficult time of transition, identity exploration and the ever growing complexities that are introduced daily.
Tricia Lessard, Member Engagement Administrative Specialist
My name is Tricia Lessard and I am the Worcester Member Experience Administrative Specialist at Eleanor Health. It’s been a great privilege to have nine years of experience working in the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder field in the Worcester County Area. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration in 2014. My passion to help others has always been an important factor in my career and in all aspects of my life. My experience, both professional and personal, continues to inspire me to express compassion, respect, and to treat everyone as if they were family. When I am not at Eleanor Health, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons, painting, and being outdoors.
If you need help with your substance use disorder, we are here to help you build your confidence and momentum towards the future you want. We provide treatment services for adults with alcohol, opioid, and other substance use disorders. We are currently located in Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington.
Connect with the Worcester team virtually or at our office!
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Our mission at Eleanor Health is to help people affected by addiction live amazing lives. We deliver whole-person, comprehensive care and are passionate about transforming the quality, delivery, and accessibility of addiction & mental health treatment. Our actions are rooted in respect for each member's values, culture, and life experiences, and our commitment to their wellbeing is unwavering and without judgement.
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