UESP Leadership

Dr. Adam Burrows, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Adam Burrows

Dr. Adam Burrows has been the Medical Director of Upham’s Corner PACE, since its inception in 1996 and has guided the program’s expansion to three PACE Centers serving older adults throughout the city of Boston.

Dr. Burrows has been active nationally in promoting and supporting integrated models of community-based care for frail and disabled older adults, serving as chair of the National PACE Association’s Primary Care Committee, editor of the PACE Medical Director’s Handbook, health services consultant for the Rural PACE Project, and member of the National PACE Association Board of Directors, where he is the first physician to serve as chair. Dr. Burrows developed and chairs the Rural PACE Ethics Committee and is a long-standing member of the Massachusetts PACE Ethics Committee.

Dr. Burrows is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his medical residency at Boston City Hospital, chief residency at the Boston VA Medical Center, and geriatric fellowship at the Harvard Division on Aging. He is a member of the Boston University Geriatrics faculty and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine where he twice received the Department of Medicine’s annual Excellence in Teaching Award for community-based faculty. Dr. Burrows is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

Maricely Perez-Alers

Director of Quality and Innovation

Maricely Perez Alers

Mari has worked with the Upham’s PACE program since 2002.  In collaboration with the Boston Housing Authority, she developed the first PACE supportive housing for the organization. Most recently in partnership with the City of Boston and the Boston Housing Authority, Mari Pérez-Alers participated in the development of a housing stabilization program with integrated PACE clinical services to end chronic homelessness in Massachusetts.  She has always been and remains committed to the development and implementation of innovative health initiatives that significantly enhanced people’s quality of life.

Her educational background includes a bachelor in Exercise Physiology from Boston University, as well as a Masters and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH-Institute of Health Professions.  Mari Pérez-Alers has completed a one-year intensive management and leadership program at Boston University School of Management.

Nancy Roach

Program Director

Nancy Roach

Nancy joined the Upham’s Elder Service Plan in March 2016.  In September 2018, she assumed the role of PACE Program Director. Her primary responsibilities include oversight and management of PACE clinical and operation staff, ensuring program integrity, and safeguarding the mission of the program.  Nancy works closely with the PACE leadership team to identify strategic and business opportunities.  Together they set the annual goals for the program.

Nancy is also responsible for representing PACE at the UCHC corporate level and is the key contact for both the State and Federal regulators.  Nancy has a thirty five year professional history working in healthcare; her interest and experience has been operational oversight of programs caring for elders and persons with disabilities.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. In addition, she holds an English as a Second Language degree and certification.

UESP Clinical Teams and Managers

Dorchester PACE / Savin Hill

MariaAmado-Cardosa Center Manager, Dorchester PACE
Maria Amado-Cardoso
Center Manager

Education: University of Massachusetts, B.A., Sociology

Language: Cape Verdean, Conversational Spanish

Deborah Barnes, FNP Dorchester PACE
Deborah Barnes, F.N.P. 
Family Nurse Practitioner

Geriatric Medicine

Education: MGH Institute of Health Professionals, M.S.N (Master’s in Nursing)

Language: Spanish

SarahPhillipsMD_DorchesterPACE
Sarah Phillips, M.D.
Primary Care Provider

Geriatric Medicine

Education:Bethel College, BA; Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MD.

Residency: Family Medicine at Brown University and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine at Boston University

Jamaica Plain PACE / Jackson Square

Candice Ellis, APRN, Jamaica Plain PACE
Candice Ellis, A.P.R.N. 
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Geriatric Medicine

Education: Boston College, M.S. ,Nursing; Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
University of New Hampshire; B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior

Ilona Kolpits MD, Jamaica Plain PACE
Ilona Kopits, M.D.
Primary Care Provider

Geriatric Medicine

Education:Tufts University, B.S; Boston University, M.P.H.; Loyola University Chicago, M.D.

Residency: Family Medicine at Boston University

Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine at Boston University

Nichele Thompson Center Manager, Jamaica Plain PACE
Nichele Thompson, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Center Manager

Education: Wheelock College, M.S.W.; University of Arkansas of Little Rock, B.A., Social Work

Roxbury PACE / Dudley Square

Adam Burrows MD, Roxbury PACE
Adam Burrows, M.D.
Medical Director

Geriatric Medicine

Education: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency: Boston City Hospital and Chief Residency at Boston VA Medical Centre
Geriatric fellowship at Harvard Division of Aging

Sarah Fresco CM, Roxbury PACE
Sarah Fresco
Center Manager

Education: Tufts University, B.A., History

Julia LaFlamme, MSN Roxbury PACE
Julia LaFlamme, M.S.N.
Nurse Practitioner

Geriatric Medicine

Education: Simmons College, M.S.; University of New Hampshire, B.S.

Last updated on June 12th, 2019 at 08:50 pm