Upham’s PACE Leadership Team

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.

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.

Stefani Wood, Clinical Director

Clinical Director

Stefani Wood, DPT is a dedicated professional in the field of physical therapy. Graduating from Simmons in 2008, with a doctorate in physical therapy, Stefani embarked on a career that led her to Upham’s PACE in 2009. Starting as a Physical Therapist, she quickly rose through the ranks to become the Rehab Manager, overseeing staff and programing in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and home care coordination.

Her journey in physical therapy was inspired by her own experiences with multiple sport surgeries when she was younger, fueling her dedication to helping others through rehabilitation and healthcare.

Driven by her commitment to the organization’s mission, Stefani discovered that her passion for the rehabilitation aspect of her role extended into having a keen interest in PACE regulations and Policies. In 2022, she assumed a leadership position as the Clinical Director at PACE, where she leads the clinical teams and advocates for their needs. Stefani is a member of the PACE Management Council.

Stefani actively engages in activities through the National PACE Association (NPA) and is recognized as in expert in interpreting new PACE regulations and implementing PACE policies.

Last updated on May 10th, 2024 at 02:59 pm

Upham’s PACE 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

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

Sarah Fesco (125A Interim Center Manager)
Sarah Fresco
Quality Program Manager

Education: Tufts University, B.A., History

Tacquice Scott
Tacquice Scott
PACE Supportive Housing Manager

Education: Northeastern University, B.S., Healthcare Management

Jared Ojeikere
Center Manager

Education: College of St. Joseph, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Roxbury PACE / Nubian 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

Jeffrey Fowler-Center Manager
Jeffrey Fowler
Center Manager

Education: UMass Amherst University without Walls, Bachelors Degree, Health Studies

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.

Elke Ganz, MS, APRN, AGNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Geriatric Medicine

Education:  MS from UMass Boston for Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (2018),BSN from MGH Institute of Health Professions (2009) and BA from Smith College (2003).

Last updated on May 10th, 2024 at 04:02 pm