Interdisciplinary Team

Charlene Thurston, RN, ANP
Program Director
Nurse Practitioner

Bonnie Fitz-Gibbon, MEd, LMHC
Palliative Care Counselor
Virginia Faria
Program Assistant
Volunteer Coordinator

Timothy Lepore, MD
Medical Director
Peter MacKay, MSW
Social Worker
Rev. Linda Simmons, MDiv, BA


Carrie M. Riden
Executive Director

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

A Partnership in Caring

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