Our Practitioners

Paul Reiss, MD, FAAFP

Evergreen Office

Dr. Reiss was the original physician at the practice in 1990.  He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and received a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine.  Additional practice interests include: pediatrics, procedures and medical quality improvement.

Dr. Reiss holds a BS from Fordham University, completed his MD at the University of Rochester, and then a Family Medicine residency at the University of Vermont.  He is the board chair of Healthfirst, a statewide independent practice association; and the medical director of the Accountable Care Coalition of the Green Mountains.  He is a former board member of VITL, and former president of the Vermont Academy of Family Medicine.

Dr. Reiss is also the board chair for the Julian Reiss Foundation, sponsoring summer camps for New York City youth in Lake Placid, New York for over 50 years. Dr. Reiss has lived in Williston since 2006, has five children, and enjoys hiking, traveling, tennis and skiing.

Evergreen Hours
  • Tues: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thurs: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Andrea Regan, MD

Charlotte Office

Dr. Andrea Regan joined the staff of the Charlotte Family Health Center in 2008, bringing special interests in women’s health and adolescent medicine as well as wide-ranging skills in all aspects of primary care.

Dr. Regan is a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School, St. Lawrence University, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Fletcher Allen Healthcare.

Dr. Regan is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is on the board of the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Family Practice and the Vermont Immunization Advisory Committee.

Her interests include hiking, skiing, and boating. She is a native of Hinesburg and currently resides there.

Annegret Schmitt-Johnson, RN, FNP

Alder Brook Office

Annegret Schmitt-Johnson is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and joined Alder Brook Family Health in 2014. Annegret grew up in Germany and completed a degree in medical lab sciences.  After moving to Vermont in 2002 she completed a Master of Arts in literature as well as a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Vermont. Annegret’s passion is caring for the full family including children, adults and elderly. She provides care for acute and chronic medical conditions. She also believes strongly in active preventative care.

She resides with her husband and 3 daughters in Colchester and enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle.

Danielle Beaudoin, RN, MSN, AGNP

Evergreen Office

Danielle Beaudoin grew up outside of Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Vermont in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Danielle worked as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and EMT instructor. She has also worked with the American Red Cross in various capacities and with Disaster Services as an AmeriCorps volunteer.

Danielle has been with Evergreen Family Health for over 5 years – first as a Medical Assistant and later as a Registered Nurse. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Vermont and now joins Evergreen as a Nurse Practitioner. Danielle values the patient-provider relationship as a means to achieve individualized care and enjoys helping her patients reach their personal health goals. Her interests include health promotion, geriatric care, public health, women’s health, and chronic disease management.

Danielle lives in Richmond with her husband. She enjoys skiing in the winter and hiking with their two dogs in the summer.

Evergreen Hours
  • Mon: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thurs: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm

Adrienne Bonvini, PA-C

Evergreen Office

Adrienne Bonvini, is a board-certified Physician Assistant with special interest in women’s health, preventative care, and orthopedics. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont and worked as a Medical Laboratory Scientist prior to pursuing her studies to become a physician assistant. She completed her Master’s degree at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. She then worked in Orthopedics at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston prior to moving back to Vermont. While in Vermont she has gained further experience in Orthopedics and in Women’s Health. Originally from Boston, she now resides in Williston. She enjoys skiing, hiking with her golden retriever, and pottery.

Evergreen Hours
  • Mon: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tues: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm

James Dougherty, MD

Alder Brook Office

Dr. James Dougherty is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has special interests in sports medicine and preventive care.  He was a Chief Resident at the University of Vermont’s Family Practice Residency Program until joining Evergreen Family Health in 1998. Originally from Illinois, he resides in Underhill with his wife and two daughters.  He oversees Evergreen’s laboratory services. As of January 1, 2019, Dr. Dougherty is seeing patients at Alderbrook Family Health in Essex on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and at Evergreen Family Health on Thursdays.

Alder Brook Hours
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tues: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thurs: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Diane Rippa, MD

Alder Brook Office

Diane C. Rippa M.D. is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician with special interests in Women’s Health and Geriatrics. She grew up in Burlington and graduated cum laude from Harvard University. She returned back to her hometown to attend University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. After completing her residency, she again moved back to Vermont with her husband and spent two years working in the emergency room at Rutland Hospital. She then joined her mentor, John Scholan, at Essex Health Center in Essex Junction where she practiced family medicine for fifteen years. With the help of family and colleagues she opened her own practice, Alder Brook Family Health, in April, 2000 in Essex. She is grateful to the wonderful staff and colleagues who helped her build and maintain this vibrant practice. In the fall of 2018, she merged her practice with Evergreen Family Health to allow her practice to continue to grow and thrive as an independent practice in Chittenden County.

Her free time is spent with her husband and two sons and her beautiful granddaughter Layla. She enjoys walking her two rescue golden retrievers, hiking, biking, kayaking and creating fused glass art.

Jan Ferris, DO

Evergreen Office

Dr. Ferris is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has special interests in preventative care and women’s health.  After graduating from Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine she completed her residency training in the Hudson Valley in New York.  Dr. Ferris has three sons and lives in Essex Junction where her husband teaches at the high school.

Evergreen Hours
  • Mon: 8:50 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tues: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thurs: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Danielle Jasinski, PA-C

Evergreen Office

Danielle joined Evergreen in April of 2018. She graduated from Franklin Pierce University in February 2018 and has particular interests in women’s health and pediatrics.

A native of Milton, Vermont, Danielle now lives in Essex Junction with her husband Dillon. They enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and spend much of their summer boating on Lake Champlain.

Evergreen Hours
  • Tues: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thurs: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Michael Johnson, MD

Evergreen Office

Dr. Johnson completed the Family Medicine Residency program at UVM / FAHC in 2005, serving as Chief Resident, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine . After practicing in Colchester for a few years, he joined Evergreen Family Health in February 2008.  Dr. Johnson is proficient in German, having studied several years in Germany. He has training and experience caring for all ages in the office and hospital. He lives in Colchester with his wife and three daughters.

Evergreen Hours
  • Mon: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tues: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thurs: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Rebecca Joyce, MD

Evergreen Office

Dr. Joyce is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and has special interests in women’s health and pediatric care.  She is a native Vermonter who attended Middlebury College and then worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Washington, DC. After graduating from the College of Medicine at UVM, she completed specialty training in Family Medicine at Scott & White in Temple, Texas.   Dr. Joyce recently relocated from Temple, Texas to Vermont with her husband and three children.

Evergreen Hours
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 4:10 pm
  • Tues: 8:00 am - 4:10 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thurs: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 3:50 pm

Patrick Kearney, MS, PA-C

Charlotte Office

Patrick C. Kearney, MS,PA-C Patrick is an experienced provider of primary care for adults and older children. He was born and raised in Ireland and completed his pre-med training at University College in Dublin. He went on to study at the British School of Osteopathy in London, England, during which time he became a Clinical Services Provider at Saint Martins in the Field. After obtaining his BS, Patrick moved to the U.S. and received a Masters degree of Health Science from Drexel University in 2005.

He met his wife while in Philadelphia and moved to Vermont in 2006 so his two children would be near their grandparents. Mr. Kearney has worked at Evergreen Family Health since 2011 and is currently at Evergreen once a week, and has transitioned to Charlotte Family Health 3 days a week which is closer to his home in Shelburne.

Charlotte Hours
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 4:50 pm
  • Tues: 8:00 am - 4:50 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thurs: 8:00 am - 4:50 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Elizabeth Loscalzo, PA-C

Evergreen Office

Physician Assistant Elizabeth Loscalzo, PA-C received her Bachelor of Science in from the University of Vermont and worked as a Senior Histologist in dermatology for more than 10 years prior to pursuing her Masters degree at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire to become a Physician Assistant.   Ms. Loscalzo completed several clinical rotations at Evergreen Family Health working closely with Molly Backup, PA-C.  She is available to see patients of all ages.   Ms. Loscalzo was born and raised in Morrisville, VT.  Her home is in Essex with her husband and two children.

Evergreen Hours
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thurs: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm

Lucy Van Hollebeke, RN, FNP

Alder Brook Office

Lucy Van Hollebeke is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Essex Health Center in 1999 and Alder Brook Family Health in 2002. She began her career  as a Pediatric Nurse and Nurse Educator at the  University of Vermont Medical Center.

Lucy received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1979. She graduated from the University of Vermont Nurse Practitioner program in 1999.

Lucy enjoys caring for patients across the lifespan.

She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys biking, skiing, running and hiking.

Elizabeth Newman, MD

Evergreen Office

Elizabeth Newman, MD is board certified in Family Medicine with a special interest in palliative medicine. Originally from Queens, New York, she received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from MIT and her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She moved to Vermont in 1985 to complete her family medicine residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She has worked in a variety of positions including the Porter Medical Center Emergency Department and Alderbrook Family Health in Essex, Vermont. She recently completed a one-year fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is thrilled to be back in Vermont and joining the team at Evergreen Family Health Partners. She has two grown children and lives in Chittenden County with her husband. She enjoys hiking, biking, Nordic skiing, gardening and playing music.

Evergreen Hours
  • Mon: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Tues: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thurs: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:40 am - 5:00 pm

Matthew Salter, PA-C

Evergreen Office

Matthew Salter has been a board certified Physician Assistant since 2007. After growing up in the Hudson Valley Region of NY, he attended St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT, then graduated from Albany Medical College in 2007. Over the past 9 years, Matt has gained extensive experience in both Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine working for Associates in Orthopaedics as well as Mansfield Orthopedics.  He has also spend 4+ years working in the Emergency Department at University of Vermont Medical Center. He enjoys an active lifestyle in Essex Junction with his 2 sons.

Evergreen Hours
  • Mon: 8:20 am - 4:40 pm
  • Tues: 8:40 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thurs: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm

Tina D’Amato, DO

Charlotte Office

Dr. D’Amato is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has special interests and expertise in herbal and complimentary medicine, women’s health (thyroid/hormone imbalance), traumatic brain injuries, sports medicine and LGBTQ health.  She received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in the History of Science, Medicine & Culture and graduated from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine with a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree.

In her practice Dr. D’Amato offers primary care medicine and osteopathic manipulation with a focus on health and wellness.  She has earned certificates in Naturopathic, Homeopathic, Herbal and Nutritional Healing and incorporates her knowledge of traditional medical treatments along with her expertise in complementary modalities to create a patient-centered treatment plan.

In her spare time Dr. D’Amato is an avid New England sports fan.  She loves to eat vegetarian/vegan food cooked by her husband and to spend time with her dogs Fenway, a Boston Terrier, and Picholine, a Pug. She is fascinated with ancient Egypt and dreams of seeing the pyramids one day.