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Nurse Practitioners Join CHP in North Adams, Great Barrington
01:47PM / Friday, June 16, 2017
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Community Health Programs has added two nurse practitioners to its practices in North Adams and Great Barrington.

At CHP Northern Adams Family Medicine, family nurse practitioner Donna Tew has joined the staff as a primary care provider for the practice. At CHP Barrington OB-GYN, Molly Rivest has joined the staff with a special focus in obstetrics and gynecology care.

Tew, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S Air Force Reserves, is certified as an advanced registered nurse practitioner and earned national certification as a family nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

She has worked as a primary care provider in community health centers and private practices in Florida and Arizona, including work at an Arizona prison. She served as a military nurse practitioner from 1998-2010, first with the Arizona Air National Guard, and then with the U.S. Air Force Reserves in Arizona.

She earned her M.S. in nursing from SUNY-Binghamton and a B.S. in nursing from SUNY-Utica. In 2008, she was awarded the Meritorious Service Award, Commendation Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal for her service in the Arizona National Guard. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing and the Reserve Office Association. She is a resident of Williamstown.

Rivest most recently worked as a primary care provider at UMass Memorial-Hahnemann Family Health Center, specializing in women's and adolescent health; she has also been a primary care provider in a Worcester family health center and worked as a hospital emergency room nurse.

Rivest has been an associate professor at the UMass Graduate School of Nursing and previously served as a research coordinator at UMass Medical School. As a captain in the U.S. Air Force, she was a research physicist, for which she received several awards, including a National Defense Service Medial and Global War on Terrorism Services Medal. She has extensive experience as a military sexual trauma educator.

She earned her M.S. in nursing at UMass Graduate School of Nursing; her undergraduate degree in physics sand engineering was earned at Smith College.

In addition to military commendations, Rivest received the Chancellor’s Award for her UMass academics and community work, along with other scholarship awards. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing, and received several scholarship awards while at UMass. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

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