Vickie Puopolo Chipman, RN joined OHC 8 months ago!


Vickie Puopolo Chipman RN started with OHC last November and quickly became an integral part of the team.  She has been working at Moderna, Insulet, and Pfizer. Her daughter, Ari, an EMT, joined us a few months later. Here is Vickie’s story: I’m not one to write about myself but here is my journey to nursing. I never wanted to be a nurse, secretary, or teacher, the jobs that were specific for women; I wanted to be an artist. Back in the day parents had a lot of influence as to what field you chose and a “starving artist” was not [...]

Vickie Puopolo Chipman, RN joined OHC 8 months ago!2021-06-07T20:26:28+00:00

Robin Busiek,RN – Airbnb to OHC!


Robin Busiek RN joined us at the height of the pandemic and has been invaluable with doing covid screenings and as part of the nurse response team for Moderna.  She is currently helping to set up an occ health clinic for Moderna in Cambridge. Here is Robin’s story: I graduated from Boston University School of Nursing 1986. I worked mostly oncology over the years, which I loved. It was a mercy job. Ultimately the only thing you had for the patient population I worked with was yourself. There were no miracle cures, (we tried) but very few people went home. We  learned to [...]

Robin Busiek,RN – Airbnb to OHC!2021-06-07T20:59:29+00:00

Meet Sandy Leiby, NP


Sandy Leiby NP has worked off and on for OHC since 2007.  Currently she is performing DOT physicals and helping with a COVID testing site. We are always happy to work with Sandy. Here is her amazing and powerful story: My academic journey began at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. I was a member of the third class of cadets to admit women to their ranks. At the time, my major was Chemical Engineering as the Academy was predominantly an engineering school. Fast forwarding a few years would have me married to a fellow cadet and the [...]

Meet Sandy Leiby, NP2021-06-07T21:02:10+00:00

Welcome, Hannah Padykula, to the OHC Team!


OHC is very excited to introduce our newest nurse to join our team. Here is her story: Hi ya'll! My name is Hannah Padykula and I graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Nursing 2019. Nursing is actually my second degree! I attended Florida State University in 2018 and received a B.S. in Psychology with a focus in neuroscience! After all that lab work and research, I realized something was missing. Nursing was the answer! I fell in love with the profession and quickly couldn't see myself doing anything else. I began to use research to help and [...]

Welcome, Hannah Padykula, to the OHC Team!2021-06-07T21:03:23+00:00

Congrats to Our Recent Grads!


OHC has much to celebrate with a bunch of RN’s graduating! So proud of all of them. Regis College with a BSN: Emily Turner Boston College – with an MSN/NP program Helen Cohen, Erin Desrocher, Andrew Graham, Hallick Lehmann, Matt Morgan, Esther Tan, M. Woods!   Here is a photo of Helen Cohen on graduation day!!!!

Congrats to Our Recent Grads!2021-06-07T21:00:51+00:00

Kathleen Kelly NP joined OHC last June


Kathleen Kelly NP joined OHC last June to help with the pandemic. She has worked at a construction sites, flu clinics, covered at Sanofi and an integral part of the Nurse Response team for Moderna. We are happy to have Kathleen as part of our team. Here is Kathleen’s story: It has been a pleasure being a nurse for 33 years. I am very grateful to have been able to take care of people from all walks of life, throughout the lifespan in so many settings to the full extent of my license. The seeds of my career were [...]

Kathleen Kelly NP joined OHC last June2021-05-18T14:19:34+00:00

Colleen Cudgma RN joined us about a year ago


Colleen Cudgma RN joined us about a year ago. She has quickly become a valuable member of our team. Colleen has worked for us at Beth Israel in Plymouth, Brigham & Women’s and Insulet. Here is her story: Growing up, my aunt Linda, an LPN, used to visit my family every weekend before her 3-11 pm shift at the hospital. She was only 14 years older than me, and I looked up to her like an older sister. Her shared nursing stories always intrigued me, and she would often tell me that I should become a nurse. After spending [...]

Colleen Cudgma RN joined us about a year ago2021-05-10T18:15:36+00:00

Julie Ferrantino joined OHC this year


Julie Ferrantino joined OHC this year and is a pleasure to work with. Here is her story: Hi! My name is Julie Ferrantino, and I have been a nurse for 16 years. I went to nursing school after taking a job at Memorial Hospital in Worcester when I was 18 and being fascinated by the nursing staff. I started working there in the patient transport department and absolutely loved the patient interaction and the hospital environment. I began my career there as a new grad RN and have been there ever since- 23 years!! I got my MSN in [...]

Julie Ferrantino joined OHC this year2021-05-10T18:08:03+00:00

Claire Hopkins RN Nursing Story


Claire Hopkins RN recently joined OHC to help with some Covid vaccine clinics. We share the same passion for how the environment effects health! Here is her story: I found nursing later in life and held several jobs in different fields before finding the nursing profession. I see where I am now as a combination of the ideals I was raised with in conjunction with life experience. The idea of service has been an ever-present grounding principle in my life. Coming from a family of public defenders, medical professionals, and social workers, service has always been an intrinsic value [...]

Claire Hopkins RN Nursing Story2021-05-06T13:25:58+00:00

Francis Sabas RN joined OHC this year


Francis Sabas RN joined OHC this year! Francis has been doing covid related stuff at Insulet & Advancia Aeronautics. He is a pleasure to work with. Here is Francis story: I am a new nurse originally from California who graduated in 2020 and am currently working as a nurse at Occupational Health Connections (OHC) and at a Cardiac Telemetry/Neuro unit at a local hospital Additionally, I am currently a full-time graduate student in order to obtain my Doctorate as a Nurse Practitioner upon graduation. I chose nursing as a field because of life experiences that include caring for my [...]

Francis Sabas RN joined OHC this year2021-05-06T13:20:53+00:00
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