Meet our team of experienced professionals!

NEPA Community Health Care’s providers are deeply rooted in the communities they serve. Whether tied through family, faith or service, each has demonstrated long-term commitment to northeastern Pennsylvania and the Health Center Program.

Allison Bunnell, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner

Allison Bunnell, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Montrose

Allison Bunnell began her academic career at Misericordia University before earning her Masters of Family Nursing degree from Binghamton University in 2014. After graduation, Allison joined the UHS Medical Group in Owego, NY before transitioning to NEPA Community Health Care in 2017. Her patients and coworkers alike will tell you that Allison is driven to build strong relationships with her patients as well as their families. She is a native of Montrose and a mom of three rambunctious boys. NEPA Community Health Care is fortunate to have a provider with as much energy and passion as Allison brings to work each day!

Emily Geras, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner

Emily Geras, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner (DOT Medical Examiner)
Appointments available in Greenfield Township

Emily Geras’ journey in healthcare began at Luzerne County Community College, where she earned her undergraduate Nursing degree. Emily then spent over ten years as a Registered Nurse at Tyler Memorial Hospital working in multiple departments, including the emergency room and EKG unit. Emily’s love of caring for the people of her community drew her to pursue a graduate degree from Chamberlain University in 2017. Following graduation, Emily began her career as a Nurse Practitioner in the urgent care setting where she has considerably expanded both her knowledge and skill base, positioning her to deliver comprehensive primary care.

In her free time, Emily loves hanging out with her husband, their two dogs and her large family. Her passions outside of work include getting out into nature as much as possible, star gazing and listening to a wide variety of music.

William Iveson, FNP-BC | Family Nurse Practitioner

William Iveson, FNP-BC | Medical Director & Family Nurse Practitioner (DOT Medical Examiner)
Appointments available in Hallstead

Bill Iveson obtained licensure as a registered nurse in 1996 and has since utilized his skill set across a multitude of clinical environments, including the administrative arena. As a lifelong learner, Bill chose to pursue training as a Nurse Practitioner through the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University and earned his graduate degree in 2014.

Bill resides in Susquehanna with his wife, Mary and their three beautiful daughters. He is a lifelong member of the Susquehanna Fire Department and enjoys scuba diving and golf!

Barbara McNamara, FNP-BC | Family Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Montrose & Elk Lake School-Based Health Center

Barb McNamara began her education at Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she earned her undergraduate Nursing degree. Following a Trauma ICU fellowship with Robert Packer Hospital, Barb served the hospital’s critical care unit for several years. Returning a bit closer to home, Barb became the certified School Nurse for both Montrose Area and Blue Ridge school districts. In 2009, she returned to academics and earned her graduate Nursing degree. Since then, Barb has worked as a provider within Barnes-Kasson Hospital and the Guthrie system as well as serving as adjunct clinical professor with the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University.

Barb and her husband reside in Susquehanna County and have two children. She actively serves on the “Friends of Salt Springs State Park” Board of Directors and enjoys travel, golfing and hiking. We are thrilled to welcome a provider with such rich experience and caring intuition!

Carla Spering, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Greenfield Twp and Hallstead

Carla Spering began her career in healthcare as an ICU nurse before transitioning to the Emergency Department and further serving as Clinical Nurse Leader for an ambulatory surgery unit. Following her robust nursing career, Carla chose to pursue her graduate degree and transition once more into the role of a provider. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she takes ultimate pride in practicing evidence-based care with a focus on prevention and wellness from a holistic approach.

Carla enjoys canning in the fall and spending time with her boyfriend, four children and their family dog, Motty.

Alison Tokos, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Montrose

Alison Tokos earned both her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University. She obtained licensure as a Registered Nurse in 2016 and has worked in several inpatient arenas, including adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. Alison spent her final year at BU studying under the auspices of our very own Allison Bunnell and preparing to practice alongside her. We’re excited to welcome our “second Alison” to Montrose and know our patients will receive the very best treatment under her care!

Outside of work, Alison enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Brian Wilcox, MD, PhD | Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Appointments available in Greenfield Twp, Hallstead & Montrose

Dr. Wilcox began his career as a research scientist, earning a doctoral degree from Cornell University in Physiology and Cell Biology. In realizing his life’s passion, he returned to academia to pursue his medical degree from Albany Medical College and ultimately, an Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at UPMC’s Magee Women’s Hospital. Dr. Wilcox’s expansive career has afforded him incredible opportunities for personal and professional development.

In addition to his practice with NEPA Community Health Care, Dr. Wilcox serves as an Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and has delivered thousands of babies as an Attending OB/GYN with Physicians Health Alliance.  In his free time, he enjoys hunting and gardening.

Michael Baldi, LCSW | Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michael Baldi, LCSW | Integrated Care Specialist
Appointments available in Hallstead

Mike Baldi began his career as a primary therapist at Friendship House Children’s Center in 1980. While working full-time, Mike earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Scranton and Marywood University, respectively. From Friendship House, Mike transitioned to Lourdesmont Youth and Family Services, where he spent 28 years in both supervisory and hands-on roles. He served as the Director of Specialized Foster Care as well as the Lourdesmont Group Home.

Mike joined the NEPA Community Health Care family in 2014 and has been meaningfully impacting our community ever since – so much so that he was the 2017 recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers’ APEX Award for Outstanding Primary Care Clinician in the Behavioral Health category. Mike is an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman. He and his wife of 35 years have three children and four beautiful grandchildren!

Lisa Daly, PMHNP-BC, PhD(c) | Behavioral Health Director & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Daly, PhD, PMHNP-BC | Behavioral Health Director & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Hallstead and Montrose

Lisa Daly is a graduate of Binghamton University where she earned her master’s degree in nursing as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as her doctorate degree. Lisa specializes in treating children and adolescents with behavioral health needs and holds additional certifications in aromatherapy and forensic health. Lisa has directed our team of Behavioral Health professionals since 2017, and we are grateful for her leadership and dedication to the patients of NEPA Community Health Care.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with family, taking figure skating lessons, and perfecting her culinary skills.

Dylan Kilmer, PMHNP-BC | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Greenfield Township

Dylan Kilmer is a 2020 graduate of Binghamton University where he earned his master’s degree as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Before pursuing his graduate degree, Dylan attended King’s College and Wilkes University, where he obtained undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Nursing. Dylan gained a wide array of clinical experience throughout his education, working with adult, adolescent and pediatric populations in both inpatient and outpatient mental health arenas.

In his free time, Dylan enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as golfing and traveling to new places.

Emily Geras, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner

Erin Stewart, LCSW | Integrated Care Specialist
Appointments available in Montrose

Erin Stewart completed her undergraduate work at College Misericordia in 2000 before earning her graduate degree in Social Work from Marywood University in 2008. Erin has been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 2012. Her passion for integrated care is truly evidenced in her work with children and families, which has earned the respect of her colleagues both within and outside NEPA Community Health Care.

Away from the center, Erin can be found spending time with her husband, their children and extended family members. She’s an avid traveler with a particular love for Great Britain and Ireland and enjoys camping, reading and scrapbooking!

Marie Williams, FPMHNP-BC | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Marie Williams, PMHNP-BC | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Hallstead and Montrose

Marie Williams has been following her passion for healthcare since 1976. Marie earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University before pursuing her graduate work with the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University as well as the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Prior to discovering her niche in psychiatry, Marie worked in a variety of specialties, including skilled nursing, intensive care, obstetrics and nephrology. She began practicing mental health in 2014 with the ultimate goal of serving those with limited access to care. Marie remains dedicated to her patients and to improving mental health care in her community.

Dillon Yeager, PMHNP-BC | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Greenfield Twp and Montrose

Dillon Yeager’s nursing career began in the emergency room after graduating from Bucks County Community College in 2015. He worked as a travel ER nurse in New Orleans and New Jersey before returning to work in Pennsylvania. It was through these experiences that Dillon recognized the growing need for mental health services and where he ultimately developed his passion for mental healthcare. He attended Wilkes University and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing degree in their Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.  Dillon has a wide range of clinical experience in caring for children, adolescents and adults.

He enjoys spending time with his fiancé and children outside of work. Dillon is also a passionate Philadelphia sports fan and enjoys playing the drums.

James Patsis, DDS, MBA | Interim Dental Director
Appointments available in Greenfield Township

Dr. Patsis began his academic career at Vassar College before earning his doctorate of dental sciences from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He additionally earned his MBA from the Theseus International Management Institute in Nice, France focusing on Digital Economy and Technology. Dr. Patsis’ educational background also includes a Master’s certificate in Systems Engineering with certification as a Process Engineer.

Dr. Patsis has over 35 years of experience in the dental field, has served as Dental Director of two federally qualified health centers, and facilitated the opening and improvement of six dental centers.

NEPA Community Health Care’s WIC Nutrition Program is in partnership with Maternal & Family Health Services.

Mary Parks, RN | WIC Care Manager

Mary Parks, RN | WIC Care Manager
Appointments available in Montrose

Mary Parks obtained her license as a Registered Nurse in 1983 and has been making people smile ever since! Before Mary joined the NEPA Community Health Care family in 1989 (making her our longest-standing employee), she worked in the Labor and Delivery unit at Barnes-Kasson County Hospital. Mary now serves as the head of our WIC Program in association with Maternal & Family Health Services. The ways that she positively impacts her clients would be impossible to count!

Mary and her husband John have also owned and operated BelPark Farm in Susquehanna since 1996 and are affectionately known as the Sweet Corn King and Queen of Susquehanna County!

Darlene Page, LDN, RD | WIC Nutritionist

Darlene Page, LDN, RD | WIC Nutritionist
Appointments available in Montrose

Darlene Page is a registered and licensed dietitian committed to helping people eat well and lead healthy lifestyles! Darlene earned her bachelor’s degree at Marywood University before becoming Chief Dietitian at Barnes-Kasson County Hospital. Darlene joined NEPA Community’s Health Care’s WIC Program in 2016 with more than 35 years of experience in public health nutrition as a clinical dietitian. Her own health experiences have helped shape Darlene into a versatile, compassionate and skilled dietitian dedicated to providing quality services and counseling to individuals and groups alike on nutritional practice designed to prevent disease and promote good health.

Darlene and her husband Jeff have two children and three amazing grandchildren!

PRIMARY CARE
Allison Bunnell, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner

Allison Bunnell, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Montrose

Allison Bunnell began her academic career at Misericordia University before earning her Masters of Family Nursing degree from Binghamton University in 2014. After graduation, Allison joined the UHS Medical Group in Owego, NY before transitioning to NEPA Community Health Care in 2017. Her patients and coworkers alike will tell you that Allison is driven to build strong relationships with her patients as well as their families. She is a native of Montrose and a mom of three rambunctious boys. NEPA Community Health Care is fortunate to have a provider with as much energy and passion as Allison brings to work each day!

Emily Geras, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner

Emily Geras, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner (DOT Medical Examiner)
Appointments available in Greenfield Township

Emily Geras’ journey in healthcare began at Luzerne County Community College, where she earned her undergraduate Nursing degree. Emily then spent over ten years as a Registered Nurse at Tyler Memorial Hospital working in multiple departments, including the emergency room and EKG unit. Emily’s love of caring for the people of her community drew her to pursue a graduate degree from Chamberlain University in 2017. Following graduation, Emily began her career as a Nurse Practitioner in the urgent care setting where she has considerably expanded both her knowledge and skill base, positioning her to deliver comprehensive primary care.

In her free time, Emily loves hanging out with her husband, their two dogs and her large family. Her passions outside of work include getting out into nature as much as possible, star gazing and listening to a wide variety of music.

William Iveson, FNP-BC | Family Nurse Practitioner

William Iveson, FNP-BC | Medical Director & Family Nurse Practitioner (DOT Medical Examiner)
Appointments available in Hallstead

Bill Iveson obtained licensure as a registered nurse in 1996 and has since utilized his skill set across a multitude of clinical environments, including the administrative arena. As a lifelong learner, Bill chose to pursue training as a Nurse Practitioner through the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University and earned his graduate degree in 2014.

Bill resides in Susquehanna with his wife, Mary and their three beautiful daughters. He is a lifelong member of the Susquehanna Fire Department and enjoys scuba diving and golf!

Barbara McNamara, FNP-BC | Family Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Montrose & Elk Lake School-Based Health Center

Barb McNamara began her education at Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she earned her undergraduate Nursing degree. Following a Trauma ICU fellowship with Robert Packer Hospital, Barb served the hospital’s critical care unit for several years. Returning a bit closer to home, Barb became the certified School Nurse for both Montrose Area and Blue Ridge school districts. In 2009, she returned to academics and earned her graduate Nursing degree. Since then, Barb has worked as a provider within Barnes-Kasson Hospital and the Guthrie system as well as serving as adjunct clinical professor with the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University.

Barb and her husband reside in Susquehanna County and have two children. She actively serves on the “Friends of Salt Springs State Park” Board of Directors and enjoys travel, golfing and hiking. We are thrilled to welcome a provider with such rich experience and caring intuition!

Carla Spering, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Greenfield Twp and Hallstead

Carla Spering began her career in healthcare as an ICU nurse before transitioning to the Emergency Department and further serving as Clinical Nurse Leader for an ambulatory surgery unit. Following her robust nursing career, Carla chose to pursue her graduate degree and transition once more into the role of a provider. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she takes ultimate pride in practicing evidence-based care with a focus on prevention and wellness from a holistic approach.

Carla enjoys canning in the fall and spending time with her boyfriend, four children and their family dog, Motty.

Alison Tokos, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Montrose

Alison Tokos earned both her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University. She obtained licensure as a Registered Nurse in 2016 and has worked in several inpatient arenas, including adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. Alison spent her final year at BU studying under the auspices of our very own Allison Bunnell and preparing to practice alongside her. We’re excited to welcome our “second Alison” to Montrose and know our patients will receive the very best treatment under her care!

Outside of work, Alison enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Brian Wilcox, MD, PhD | Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Appointments available in Greenfield Twp, Hallstead & Montrose

Dr. Wilcox began his career as a research scientist, earning a doctoral degree from Cornell University in Physiology and Cell Biology. In realizing his life’s passion, he returned to academia to pursue his medical degree from Albany Medical College and ultimately, an Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at UPMC’s Magee Women’s Hospital. Dr. Wilcox’s expansive career has afforded him incredible opportunities for personal and professional development.

In addition to his practice with NEPA Community Health Care, Dr. Wilcox serves as an Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and has delivered thousands of babies as an Attending OB/GYN with Physicians Health Alliance.  In his free time, he enjoys hunting and gardening.

MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Michael Baldi, LCSW | Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michael Baldi, LCSW | Integrated Care Specialist
Appointments available in Hallstead

Mike Baldi began his career as a primary therapist at Friendship House Children’s Center in 1980. While working full-time, Mike earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Scranton and Marywood University, respectively. From Friendship House, Mike transitioned to Lourdesmont Youth and Family Services, where he spent 28 years in both supervisory and hands-on roles. He served as the Director of Specialized Foster Care as well as the Lourdesmont Group Home.

Mike joined the NEPA Community Health Care family in 2014 and has been meaningfully impacting our community ever since – so much so that he was the 2017 recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers’ APEX Award for Outstanding Primary Care Clinician in the Behavioral Health category. Mike is an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman. He and his wife of 35 years have three children and four beautiful grandchildren!

Lisa Daly, PMHNP-BC, PhD(c) | Behavioral Health Director & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Daly, PhD, PMHNP-BC | Behavioral Health Director & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Hallstead and Montrose

Lisa Daly is a graduate of Binghamton University where she earned her master’s degree in nursing as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as her doctorate degree. Lisa specializes in treating children and adolescents with behavioral health needs and holds additional certifications in aromatherapy and forensic health. Lisa has directed our team of Behavioral Health professionals since 2017, and we are grateful for her leadership and dedication to the patients of NEPA Community Health Care.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with family, taking figure skating lessons, and perfecting her culinary skills.

Dylan Kilmer, PMHNP-BC | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Greenfield Township

Dylan Kilmer is a 2020 graduate of Binghamton University where he earned his master’s degree as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Before pursuing his graduate degree, Dylan attended King’s College and Wilkes University, where he obtained undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Nursing. Dylan gained a wide array of clinical experience throughout his education, working with adult, adolescent and pediatric populations in both inpatient and outpatient mental health arenas.

In his free time, Dylan enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as golfing and traveling to new places.

Emily Geras, FNP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner

Erin Stewart, LCSW | Integrated Care Specialist
Appointments available in Montrose

Erin Stewart completed her undergraduate work at College Misericordia in 2000 before earning her graduate degree in Social Work from Marywood University in 2008. Erin has been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 2012. Her passion for integrated care is truly evidenced in her work with children and families, which has earned the respect of her colleagues both within and outside NEPA Community Health Care.

Away from the center, Erin can be found spending time with her husband, their children and extended family members. She’s an avid traveler with a particular love for Great Britain and Ireland and enjoys camping, reading and scrapbooking!

Marie Williams, FPMHNP-BC | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Marie Williams, PMHNP-BC | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Hallstead and Montrose

Marie Williams has been following her passion for healthcare since 1976. Marie earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University before pursuing her graduate work with the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University as well as the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Prior to discovering her niche in psychiatry, Marie worked in a variety of specialties, including skilled nursing, intensive care, obstetrics and nephrology. She began practicing mental health in 2014 with the ultimate goal of serving those with limited access to care. Marie remains dedicated to her patients and to improving mental health care in her community.

Dillon Yeager, PMHNP-BC | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Appointments available in Greenfield Twp and Montrose

Dillon Yeager’s nursing career began in the emergency room after graduating from Bucks County Community College in 2015. He worked as a travel ER nurse in New Orleans and New Jersey before returning to work in Pennsylvania. It was through these experiences that Dillon recognized the growing need for mental health services and where he ultimately developed his passion for mental healthcare. He attended Wilkes University and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing degree in their Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.  Dillon has a wide range of clinical experience in caring for children, adolescents and adults.

He enjoys spending time with his fiancé and children outside of work. Dillon is also a passionate Philadelphia sports fan and enjoys playing the drums.

DENTAL

James Patsis, DDS, MBA | Interim Dental Director
Appointments available in Greenfield Township

Dr. Patsis began his academic career at Vassar College before earning his doctorate of dental sciences from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He additionally earned his MBA from the Theseus International Management Institute in Nice, France focusing on Digital Economy and Technology. Dr. Patsis’ educational background also includes a Master’s certificate in Systems Engineering with certification as a Process Engineer.

Dr. Patsis has over 35 years of experience in the dental field, has served as Dental Director of two federally qualified health centers, and facilitated the opening and improvement of six dental centers.

WIC PROGRAM

NEPA Community Health Care’s WIC Nutrition Program is in partnership with Maternal & Family Health Services.

Mary Parks, RN | WIC Care Manager

Mary Parks, RN | WIC Care Manager
Appointments available in Montrose

Mary Parks obtained her license as a Registered Nurse in 1983 and has been making people smile ever since! Before Mary joined the NEPA Community Health Care family in 1989 (making her our longest-standing employee), she worked in the Labor and Delivery unit at Barnes-Kasson County Hospital. Mary now serves as the head of our WIC Program in association with Maternal & Family Health Services. The ways that she positively impacts her clients would be impossible to count!

Mary and her husband John have also owned and operated BelPark Farm in Susquehanna since 1996 and are affectionately known as the Sweet Corn King and Queen of Susquehanna County!

Darlene Page, LDN, RD | WIC Nutritionist

Darlene Page, LDN, RD | WIC Nutritionist
Appointments available in Montrose

Darlene Page is a registered and licensed dietitian committed to helping people eat well and lead healthy lifestyles! Darlene earned her bachelor’s degree at Marywood University before becoming Chief Dietitian at Barnes-Kasson County Hospital. Darlene joined NEPA Community’s Health Care’s WIC Program in 2016 with more than 35 years of experience in public health nutrition as a clinical dietitian. Her own health experiences have helped shape Darlene into a versatile, compassionate and skilled dietitian dedicated to providing quality services and counseling to individuals and groups alike on nutritional practice designed to prevent disease and promote good health.

Darlene and her husband Jeff have two children and three amazing grandchildren!