Meet the Providers


Sandra Adade

Care Coordinator

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Certified Nursing Assistant

– Responsible for scheduling, organizing, and managing all aspects of a patient’s treatment and care plan.

Education

– Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelors in Humanities and Science

Personal Tidbits

Sandra is from Ghana and Is fluent in both English and Twi. She loves going to the movies and traveling in her spare time.



Loreto Albiol, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Over 30 years in private practice

– Specialties include family practice, geriatric medicine and internal medicine

Education

– Universidad Nacional de Asunción Faculty of Medicine in Paraguay (MD)

Personal Tidbits

Dr. Albiol has lived in six different countries and many different states in the USA. She is fluent in both Spanish and English



Tierra Anderson, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Special interest in geriatric patient care and preventative medicine

Education

– University of Maryland (Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner)

– Pace University (BS)

Personal Tidbits

Tierra grew up in Baltimore, MD. Tierra received her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in neurophysiology and was a scientist before becoming a nurse practitioner.



Lyle Crippen

Compliance and Client Services Director

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Over 30yrs in physician practice management

Education

– University of Maryland BS

– University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business

Personal Tidbits

Matriculated in Australia and attended the University of Adelaide.



Heather Engelman, MS, RD, LD

Professional Career & Affiliations

– More than 16 years of experience in the dietetics field with a passion for helping others through food and nutrition

– Awarded the 2015 Oklahoma Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for her extraordinary commitment to the profession

Education

– Oklahoma State University, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

– Iowa State University, Master of Science in Nutrition

– University of Central Oklahoma, Dietetic Internship

Personal Tidbits

Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and raising their three daughters. She spends her free time in the garden, growing vegetables, herbs, and a variety of flowers.



Christine Goglia, RDN, LDN

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Licensed, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

-Over 40 years of Clinical Dietetic and Food Service Management Experience

Education

– The Johns Hopkins University M.A.S.

– St Joseph College, Emmitsburg, Md B.S.

Personal Tidbits

Chris enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and is an avid baker. She has practiced Iyengar yoga for 22 years, and is currently studying ballet and drawing.



Alison Gorin, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Interests include geriatrics, cardiology, and addiction medicine

Education

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (MSN, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner)

– Adelphi University (BSN)

Personal Tidbits

Alison grew up in Fairfield, CT. She enjoys photography, baking and spending time with her family.



Pallavi Gowda, DO

Physician

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Board certified by the Board of Internal Medicine

– Interests are in cardiovascular disease, osteopathic manipulation for musculoskeletal disorders, sports medicine, obesity management, cancer screening, and geriatrics

Education

– Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

– George Washington University (Master of Health Administration)

Personal Tidbits

Aside from being a physician, Dr. Gowda is also a marathon runner and a certified Zumba instructor.



Adrian Hernandez, MS, RDN, LDN

Professional Career & Affiliations

-Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with experience in long-term care, critical care, and chronic care management.
-Practicing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
-Member of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
-Member of the Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Education

-Marshall University
Bachelors of Science in Dietetics
Masters of Science in Dietetics

-Lipscomb University
Masters of Science in Exercise and Nutrition Science

Personal Tidbits

Adrian was born and raised in the DC metro area. He’s passionate about how food and culture connect us, and is multilingual. In his spare time he loves to throw pottery, knit; spend time with his dogs Santi & Nico; and is always planning the next dinner party!



Barbara Hoffstein, RDN, LDN

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Over 35 years experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

– For the last 26 years working with older adults in Long Term Care Facilities and Adult Day Care

Education

– University of Maryland, College Park (BS in Dietetics)

– Year Dietetic Internship, York Hospital

Personal Tidbits

Barbara loves being outside kayaking, hiking and snorkeling. She also loves to travel and cook. Since she believes you have to show people how easy and delicious healthy foods can be to change behaviors, she taught cooking in Indianapolis Public School, Adult Classes and served as an Adjunct Professor at the Anne Arundel Community College teaching “Healthy, Easy Cooking for 1 or 2 People” at the South County Senior Center.



Cathy Larrain, MD

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Board certified internist and geriatrician by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

– Howard University College of Medicine (M.D.)
– Geriatric, Hospice Palliative, Integrative medicine fellowships at George Washington University
– University of Maryland (B.S.)

Personal Tidbits

Dr. Larrain grew up in Montgomery County, MD and trained in classical piano.



Margarita Matamoros, LCSW-C

Therapist

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Licensed clinical social worker

– Sees patients for chronic care management, psychotherapy, and case management

– Particular expertise in the life transitions that affect older adults

Education

– Case Western Reserve University

Personal Tidbits

Margarita is fluent in both Spanish and English



Emily Metzger, LMSW

Social Worker

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Licensed Master of Social Work

– Behavioral Health Integration, Psychotherapy, and Mental Health Support services

Education

– Temple University, Masters in Social Work

– George Washington University, Bachelors in Psychology

Personal Tidbits

Emily was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. She loves the beach, photography, and spending time with her dog.



Susan J. Miller, MD

Physician

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Over 30 years of internal medicine/geriatric care experience

– Former Medical Director of JSSA Hospice

– Ongoing board member for JCA

Education

– Eastern Virginia Medical School (MD)

– Geriatric medicine fellowship at George Washington University

– University of Virginia (BS)

Personal Tidbits

Dr. Miller grew up in Suffolk, VA where she was a part of the 4-H club and enjoyed riding horses.



Susita Moorthy, PT

CCM/RPM Coordinator

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Licensed Physical Therapist

– Over 13 years of experience specializing in working with the geriatric population treating various orthopedic conditions and providing gait and balance training.

Education

– Masters in Physical Therapy, SBSPGI (Dehradun, India)

Personal Tidbits

Susita was born in Assam, India and speaks 4 different languages. She moved to the US in 2004 and lives in Clarksburg, MD. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.



Giovanna Morena, MD

Collaborative Psychiatrist

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Board certified Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry

– Collaborates with BNWS clinicians for behavioral health integration

Education

– University Del Noreste (MD)

– Residency at the University Hospital at Stony Brook in New York

Personal Tidbits

Dr. Morena has been working with the BNWS team in building our Behavioral Health Integration services and providing expert advice on behavioral and mental health and wellness



Donna Rose, RDN, LDN

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

– Over 30 years of clinical and long-term care experience helping clients meet their nutritional needs.

Education

– BS in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Delaware

Personal Tidbits

Born and raised in New Jersey, Donna has lived in Maryland most of her adult life. The mother of three loves knitting, sewing and DIY projects. Currently she enjoys nutrition writing, blogging, and staying active and fit.



Sarah Rubin, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Trained as a family nurse practitioner, with a special interest in women’s health

– Previously worked at Washington Hospital Center

Education

– The Catholic University of America (MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner)

– Georgetown University (BSN)

– Tufts University (BA in Biology)

Personal Tidbits

Sarah grew up in North Carolina but has lived in DC/MD for the past 10 years. She loves crossword puzzles and spending time outdoors with her family. She was once a contestant on Jeopardy!



Rosa Tipismana

Billing Coordinator

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Trained as a midwife in Peru

– Over 6 years experience in Medical Coding and Billing

Education

– AAPC Medical Billing & Coding

Personal Tidbits

Rosa was born and raised in Peru. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.



Natalia Van Blargan

Care Coordinator

Professional Career & Affiliations

– Experienced marketing and strategy coordinator with 5 years of international sales, marketing, and advertising experience.

– Managing all aspects of a patient’s treatment and care plan, responsible for administrative activities

Education

– WSB University in Wroclaw, Poland

Personal Tidbits

Natalia was born and raised in Poland. She moved to the US in 2016 and lives in Rockville, MD. She loves traveling, going to the gym, and spending time with her friends, family, and her beloved dog Benji.


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