Meghan Alvarez de Sotomayor, BA

Meghan

Administrative Associate

Education History:

BA, English and Art History, Bridgewater State University

Meghan received a Bachelor's Degree with a double major in English and Art History from Bridgewater State University in January of 2007. She joined the Berenson-Allen Center in January of 2013 as Dr. Pascual-Leone’s assistant.

Personal Interests / Hobbies:

When Meghan is not working in the lab, she enjoys working out with November Project, running, hiking, and spending time with family, friends, and her fur babies.

Stephanie Changeau, RN, BSN; MSN, FNP-BC

Stephaine

Cognitive Neurology Nurse Practitioner

Education History:

BS, Nursing, Regis College 
MS, Nursing, Regis College

Stephanie received her Bachelors in Nursing in 2009 and her Masters in Nursing in 2013, both from Regis College. As a registered nurse, Stephanie worked at BIDMC on the in-patient neurology/neurosurgery floor. She joined the Berenson-Allen Center in October of 2014 as a Nurse Practitioner. She will be taking part in the evaluation of research participants.

Personal Interests / Hobbies:

During her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying healthy and fit with Zumba, traveling, and experiencing new cuisine.

Personal Goals:

Stephanie plans to gain plenty of knowledge and experience from the Berenson-Allen Center. She hopes to add an educational component for nursing and NP students in the future.

Ann Connor, RN, MS

Ann

Clinical Research Operations Director

Education History:

BS, Nursing, University of Vermont 
MS, Nursing, University of Massachusetts

Ann has worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for a number of years. She began her career working on the inpatient neurology unit as a staff nurse and the unit based educator. She then worked as the nurse specialist and nurse research coordinator with the stroke team. Following that, Ann worked for a number of years in the Clinical Research Center where she worked on multiple different research studies in varying disciplines. Ann joined the Berenson-Allen Center in 2009. She works with all of the staff in the center assisting with setting up and implementing their research studies in addition to educating staff about the regulations that need to be followed. Ann also assists with clinical evaluations and assessments of study participants.

Personal Interests / Hobbies:

In her free time, Ann enjoys spending time with her two sons and her husband. She also enjoys running, reading and baking.

Kamaria Hayden, BS

Kamaria

Program Administrator

Education History:

PMP, Project Management Institute 
BS, Decision Science, Carnegie Mellon University

In August 2016, Kamaria joined the Berenson-Allen Center as the Program Administrator after two years of working at BIDMC. She is excited to bring her project management skills to the Center, and learn from and with her colleagues.

Personal Interests / Hobbies:

In her free time, Kamaria enjoys trying out Martha Stewart recipes, watching prestige TV, and reading fiction and non-fiction books.

Joanna Macone, RN, MSN

Joanna

Research Nurse

Education History:

MS, Nursing, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 
BS, Nursing, Barnes-Jewish College St. Louis, MO 
BA, English, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

Joanna joined the Berenson-Allen Center in 2016. She earned her Master’s in Nursing from Drexel University with an emphasis in clinical research. She previously worked in clinical research at Washington University in St. Louis in oncology and cardiothoracic surgery, and at Paratek Pharmaceuticals in Boston. She also worked as a registered nurse at St. Louis University Hospital.

Personal Interests / Hobbies:

In her free time, Joanna enjoys traveling, cooking, shopping, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Catherine Sabatino, BS

Catherine

Neuromodulation Coordinator

Education History:

Healthcare Master of Business Administration Candidate, Simmons College 
BS, Nutrition, Wellness, and Health Promotion, Simmons College

Catherine is currently pursuing her Healthcare MBA at Simmons College. In March of 2016 she joined the Berenson-Allen Center as the Neuro Modulation Coordinator.

Personal Interests / Hobbies:

In her free time, Catherine enjoys scoping out the latest food trends around Boston, going dancing, attending spin class and traveling!

Personal Goals: Catherine continues to pursue her Healthcare M.B.A.

Andrea Vatulas, MBA

Andrea

Administrative Director

Education History:

MBA., Healthcare Management 
BA, Psychology, Simmons College

Andrea graduated from Simmons College in 2003 with a degree in Psychology and joined the lab in the Fall of 2006. Andrea has been managing the CNBS since the Spring of 2010. Prior to that Andrea worked in the center as the Program Coordinator for the TMS Clinical Program for depression, then as Research Coordinator for the Center. She also coordinated the TMS Course until 2010.

Personal Interests / Hobbies: Andrea recently received her MBA with a concentration in health care management. In her spare time she enjoys working out, baking, reading, traveling, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid Sox fan! Go Red Sox!

Alisha Wilkinson, MBA.

Alisha

Program Administrator

Education History:

MBA., Simmons College 
BS, Biology, Merrimack College

Alisha is a recent M.B.A grad from Simmons College. In April 2015, she joined the Berenson-Allen Center as the Program Administrator for both the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Fellowship in the Clinical Neurosciences and Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses.

Personal Interests / Hobbies:

In her free time, Alisha enjoys cooking, traveling the world, and hanging out with her cat, Lindy.

Personal Goals:

To grow with the department and help further develop the educational program as it is a fundamental pillar of the Berenson-Allen Center.