Radiology is coming! Here's a Sneak Peek...
The equipment for our new Radiology/Mammography suite in North Quincy just arrived, and as you can see, our operations leader Karman Lee (below left) and Director of Physical Sites and Design, Marsha Meade, are please as punch! This means we are nearing the home stretch and on target for completion of the first phase of this project. Stay tuned for more as we get closer to opening!
Look Who's New at Manet!
Nancy Chung
Nancy Chung, MSN, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner, who is now seeing patients of all ages at Manet’s North Quincy practice location.

Nancy earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing at Simmons University in Boston. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Boston University and is certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Her prior experience includes working both at community health centers and hospitals in Boston.

To schedule an appointment call (617) 376-3000 or use the Manet Patient Portal.
Kelly Mota, BSN, RN
Kelly Mota joined Manet on September 6 as Director of Nursing & Clinical Services, and she hit the ground running, visiting all six Manet practice locations and getting to know staff and workflows at each site.

Kelly’s nursing experience ranges from hospital emergency rooms and Neonatal Intensive Care Units to most, recently, the community health center setting. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. As a resident of southeastern, Mass., Kelly is familiar with Manet’s service area and attuned to the health care needs of its patients.

“Throughout my career, I have developed leadership skills by striving to provide quality patient care and have focused on team dynamics to assist with efficient workflow,” she says. “I look forward to translating my passion for nursing and my leadership experience into the already impressive mission Manet offers.”
Kelly is bilingual with fluency in English and Portuguese, and has the ability to speak Spanish conversationally.

You can contact Kelly at or 617-404-4135.
Imane Ouahidi, FNP-BC
Manet is pleased to welcome Imane Ouahidi, FNP-BC, to the Family Practice Team in North Quincy, or more precisely, to welcome Imane back to Manet...again.

Imane started her health care career at Manet a decade ago, as a medical assistant and returned later as a registered nurse, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southern New Hampshire University. And now, after earning her master’s degree in health sciences as well as her FNP from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Imane has returned once again to care for patients of all ages at Manet.

Her clinical interests include pediatrics, as a mother of two who loves being around children, and she adds, “My most significant true interest in life is to help and serve the ones in need, and I am delighted to get to do that at Manet where diversity matters.”
Imane speaks fluent French and Arabic.

You can schedule an appointment with Imane via the Manet Patient Portal or by calling 617-376-3000.
Sarah Raphaelson, FNP-C
Sarah Raphaelson, MSN, FNP-C, has joined the Family Medicine team and sees patients of all ages at Manet’s Taunton and North Quincy practice locations. She has a strong interest in pre-natal care.

Sarah earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing at Simmons University in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Quinnipiac University. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

To schedule an appointment call (617) 376-3000 or use the Manet Patient Portal.
...And Look Who's Back!
Welcome back!
Joshua Okallo, MD, Family Medicine, has returned from his family leave and is once again seeing existing and new patients of all ages at our Snug Harbor site. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Okallo and welcoming him back.
Schedule an appointment through the Manet Patient Portal or by calling (617) 471-4715.
Helping People on their Path to Recovery
While Recovery Month has passed, recovery services are part of Manet's comprehensive complement of integrated programs and services year-round. Manet has many team members who directly or indirectly support individuals who struggle with addiction and help them along their path to recovery. Let us introduce a few of them to you.
Jaimie Sprague, Manager of Manet’s Prevention Services Program, leads a team of Prevention Specialists who work with clients and community residents to help reduce their risk for overdose, HIV, Hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This works puts in her contact with many people in or considering recovery.

“Recovery looks different for everybody,” Jaimie says. "Whether they choose abstinence or reduction of drug use, group or individual counseling, or a combination of all options, people are different. Recovery is a very individual process, but there are tons of recovery communities out there with people who can relate to your situation. Not everyone who uses drugs has a substance use disorder or identifies as in recovery, and there are excellent resources at Manet and in the community to help you through your journey, regardless of how you define your relationship with substance use.”
Sarah Laurianno is a Recovery Support Navigator who provides care management and system navigation supports to patients with substance use disorder (SUD), helping them to explore treatment options and clarify goals and strategies. She also provides education, assists with access to treatment or community resources and maintains ongoing patient support, regardless of relapse -- serving as a motivator, ally, role model, problem-solver, and advocate for patients.

Sarah understands that the path to recovery needs to be taken at an individual's own pace. “If someone is not quite ready to commit fully to sobriety yet, that’s okay," She explains. "The resources to help support them on that journey will be there when they are ready to use them, and being the person who's there for them to help them navigate the process is really rewarding.”
As a Recovery Coach, Ian MacDonald works with individuals at the beginning of their recovery process, helping them to devise a recovery wellness plan based on their own ideas and goals.

“It’s not someone telling someone, 'You should do X,Y and Z,'" he explains. "It’s helping them come to the realization that this is what [they] want to do.”

Ian's passion for helping people in recovery stems from his personal experiences. He explains in the video at right.
Ian MacDonald explains his motivation for being a Recovery Coach in this 1-minute video
Manet's Medication Assisted Treatment Program offers the comprehensive services necessary to treat the whole person – not just the addiction. Manet’s primary care providers are certified to offer medications that are effective in the treatment of opioid and alcohol addiction, in the privacy of the health care provider’s office and as part of a patient’s ongoing care. For more information, call: Quincy/Hull 857-403-0815; Taunton/Attleboro 774-406-5420.
Upcoming Events
Get caffeinated and vaccinated!

Manet is hosting a "Coffee & Conversation" networking event with the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:30 a.m. at our Taunton office, 1 Washington St.

We'll be offering flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines/boosters to attendees, so please stop in for a shot with your coffee!
Community Flu Shot & COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Clinic

Manet will be providing
COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and
flu shots at the Dighton Council on Aging/Prime Time, 1059 Somerset Avenue on Saturday, October 22,
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Book your appointment online, or call the Board of Health at 774-872-0943.
It's good for the environment and good for us!
Manet has been selected to receive $1 from every $2.50 Community Bag sold during the month of October at the
Stop & Shop at 65 Newport Avenue in Quincy.

Happy shopping!
About Manet Community Health Center
Manet Community Health Center is a not-for-profit health and social services provider, founded in 1979 to provide access to quality health care for all. Manet’s exceptional primary care and behavioral health providers deliver convenient, patient-centered, comprehensive, quality care at three locations in Quincy, one in Hull, one in Taunton and at our newest site in Attleboro. The health center has been continually accredited by The Joint Commission since 1999, with the most recent accreditation in October 2021.

Manet serves patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults and seniors, from across the South Shore and Southeastern MA.