BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Thea James, MD
VIAP Director, VP of Mission, Associate CMO BMC, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Elizabeth Dugan, LICSW
VIAP Clinical Director
Office Phone: 617.414.4926

Most rewarding part of this work: "Seeing people recover and move forward in their lives"
Favorite quote: "Keep hope alive"

Tracie Peaks-Sandy
VIAP Assistant Program Manager
Office Phone: 617.414.4496

Most rewarding part of this work: "Life comes full circle sometimes. I have always in one way or another been involved with my community's health and well-being. VIAP takes care of trauma victims' health and well-being as long as the client needs it. That's my kind of place to be affiliated with."
Favorite quote: "Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations." Dr. Mae Jemison

Troy Heggie
Workforce Development Coordinator
Office Phone: 617.414.3505

Rusti Pendleton
Trauma Response Team Supervisor
Office Phone: 617.414.4483
Mobile Phone: 617.818.7619

Most rewarding part of this work: "Taking care of the families"
Favorite quote: "That's Incredible!"

David Wiley
Hospital Outreach Coordinator, Neighborhood Trauma Team Liaison
Office Phone: 617.414.4491
Mobile Phone: 617.378.7697

Most rewarding part of this work: "Seeing former clients thriving in the community"
Favorite quote: "Climb the mountain to see the world, not so the world can see you"

Paul Gregory
Violence Intervention Advocate
Office Phone: 617.414.4490 

Most rewarding part of this work: "Not seeing what I do as work but rather the opportunity to help someone"
Favorite quote: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

Manuel "Tito" Alicea
Violence Intervention Advocate
Office Phone: 617.414.4514 

Lavon Anderson
Housing Coordinator
Office Phone: 617.414.4483 

Most rewarding part of this work: "Forging new relationships through healing"
Favorite quote: "Stand for something or fall for anything"

Nadia Tennyson
Family Support Advocate
Office Phone: 617.414.4460

Most rewarding part of this work: "Being able to support families through one of the most difficult times in their lives"
Favorite quote: "Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.”

Lavone Carr
Family Support Advocate
Office Phone: 617.414.4949

Most rewarding part of this work: "Developing meaningful connections and being able to support individuals through their struggling times"
Favorite quote: "Happiness is not by chance, but by choice."

Julie Swain, RN
Home Visiting Nurse

Most rewarding part of this work: "Helping my patients with healing and recovery"
Favorite quote: "Live well, Laugh often, Love always, and remember to dance in the kitchen" 

Megan Georges, MS
Data and Research Manager
Office Phone: 617.414.7893

Most rewarding part of this work"Being able to see the immense impact the program has on so many community members"
Favorite quote: "There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in." Desmond Tutu

Jon Harris, MPH
Data and Research Coordinator
Office Phone: 617.414.4936