Jonathan E. Snider, MD
Dr. Snider joined Wellesley Family Care Associates in 2006 and has served as medical director since 2009. Dr. Snider’s clinical interests include comprehensive primary care and preventive care, with a focus on the patient. He loves caring for the entire family from the newborn in the nursery to the grandparent. In addition to providing the full scope of family medicine services, Dr. Snider also performs some common, minor surgical procedures, such as skin biopsies, right in the office. He is also interested in the use of technology to enhance the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Snider graduated magna cum laude with high honors in chemistry from Brandeis University and completed his medical degree, with induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He did his family medicine residency at UMass Medical Center in Worcester and served as chief resident at the Hahnemann Family Health Center during his final year.
Dr. Snider was named president of the Newton-Wellesley Medical Group in July 2018. He served as president of the medical staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital from 2016-2017 and continues to participate in hospital activities. He is also involved with Partners HealthCare at the system level.
Dr. Snider was born and raised in Long Island, N.Y. and married his wife Jen during his third year of medical school. They have three daughters and reside in Newton, Mass.
Dr. Chodirker founded Wellesley Family Care Associates in 1997. His clinical interests include comprehensive pediatric and adult primary care, preventive care and travel medicine. He holds a certificate from the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and offers full travel medicine consultation for WFCA patients.
In addition to his practice, Dr. Chodirker enjoys teaching medical students the art and science of family medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine Department of Public Health and Family Medicine and a member of the department of family medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Chodirker is a member of the ISTM and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Boston Magazine first named Dr. Chodirker a “Top Doctor” in family medicine in 2006 and has bestowed this honor multiple times ever since.
Dr. Chodirker attended University College at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with honors and completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto Medical School. After completing his internship, he worked, studied and traveled in Israel and the Far East. Dr. Chodirker completed his residency in family medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and then settled in the Boston area.
Dr. Chodirker was born and raised in Canada, and currently lives in Newton, Mass. with his wife Shira and their four children.
Alana I. Franklin, MD
Dr. Franklin joined Wellesley Family Care Associates in 2012. She loves caring for the entire family and has a special interest in the newborn and pediatric patient population. Dr. Franklin is passionate about adolescent care, women’s health, and geriatrics, and enjoys treating all ages with an emphasis on wellness and comprehensive preventive medicine.
Dr. Franklin graduated with Distinctive Scholastic Achievement from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and was the recipient of the Leon Marienberg Family Practice Award. Dr. Franklin completed her family medicine residency at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) where she served as chief resident of inpatient service.
Dr. Franklin’s research on influenza vaccination rates and pregnancy was recognized at the 28th Annual UCLA Multi-Campus Research Forum. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Franklin was raised in Jericho, N.Y. and currently resides in Brookline, Mass. with her husband and young children.
Sarah R. Scott, MD, MPH
Dr. Scott became part of the Wellesley Family Care Associates team in 2010. In addition to caring for children, Dr. Scott has a special interest in young families, women’s health and end-of-life care.
Dr. Scott completed her undergraduate at Wesleyan University before obtaining both her MD and MPH from Tufts University School of Medicine. While at Tufts, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism in Medicine Award.
During her family medicine residency at Tufts, Dr. Scott focused her elective time on pediatric care, served as chief resident and was the recipient of a “Teacher of the Year” award from the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. She continues to train future physicians, serving as a core faculty member in the department of family medicine at Tufts.
Dr. Scott grew-up in Port Washington, N.Y. and currently lives in Brookline, Mass. with her husband, Dr. Andrew Scott, a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon. They have three young daughters and many other family members in the Boston area.
Nimmi M. Trapasso, MD
Dr. Trapasso joined Wellesley Family Care Associates in 2015. She loves caring for the whole family and is passionate about achieving and maintaining wellness through diet, exercise, stress reduction and preventive medicine.
Dr. Trapasso attended Siena College where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. She obtained her medical degree from Albany Medical College and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Trapasso completed her family medicine residency at Albany and was chief resident her senior year.
When she’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Trapasso can be found running (after her children and for exercise), baking anything with chocolate in the title and reading (anything from historical fiction to culinary memoirs).
Dr. Trapasso was born and raised in Natick, Mass. and currently resides in Wayland, Mass. with her husband, Dr. Derek Trapasso, an emergency room pediatrician. They have two young daughters and a huge Indian/Italian family in the Boston area.
Dr. Phillips joined Wellesley Family Care Associates in 2018. He enjoys partnering with his patients and setting shared goals for health. Most importantly, he prioritizes patients’ quality and enjoyment of life in addressing health concerns. Dr. Phillips has experience in helping patients “design their day” in such a way that it’s easier to make healthy choices. He has founded and facilitated wellness programs and has been successful in helping patients reach their long-term health goals.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Phillips graduated from Boston University with a degree in biology and completed his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He did his residency at Tufts University School of Medicine in partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance and served as chief resident. Prior to joining Wellesley Family Care Associates, Dr. Phillips practiced for several years on the North Shore.
Dr. Phillips is a strong proponent of the belief that well-designed technology can help patients be healthier and serves as a clinical consultant for Partners Connected Health Innovation where he helps shape the team’s design, innovation and research efforts. He also facilitates the Connected Health Innovation Fellowship, teaching fellow clinicians how to use design thinking and technology to address needs and solve problems in healthcare. Additionally, Dr. Phillips serves as the wellness director for RecycleHealth, a Tufts-affiliated nonprofit that provides free activity trackers to underserved populations and studies the impacts.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Phillips enjoys trying to practice what he preaches: exercising, running, yoga, being outdoors and living a full life. More than anything, he enjoys time with friends, colleagues and his wonderful wife and daughters.
Jennifer Snider joined Wellesley Family Care Practice as a nurse practitioner in 2015. Jen is passionate about serving patients of all ages and in developing patient partnerships throughout the lifespan to maximize health and wellness. Her practice focuses on preventive health, disease management and wellness promotion.
Jen attended Brandeis University where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. After a long career in marketing and business development, as well as raising three daughters, Jen completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Regis College. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in family medicine and is qualified to care for the entire family.
Jen grew up in Brookline Massachusetts and enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her three daughters and husband.
Ashley Herr, FNP
Ashley Herr has been a nurse practitioner at Wellesley Family Care Associates since 2016. Throughout her career, Ashley has served as the primary care provider for thousands of patients, focusing on promoting healthy behaviors and preventing disease. She is passionate about caring for families throughout the lifespan.
She majored in biology at Gettysburg College and holds both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, with a specialty in family care, from Columbia University. While at Columbia, Ashley worked as a pediatric acute care nurse at Montefiore. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Prior to joining Wellesley Family Care Associates, Ashley was a family nurse practitioner at Charles River Community Health and North Shore Community Health.
When Ashley isn’t working, she can be found enjoying outdoor activities, cooking healthy and nutritious meals and traveling with her family. She was born and raised in Williamstown, Mass., and currently resides in Wellesley, Mass. with her husband, Aaron, and their two young sons.
Colleen Levesque, MSN, RN, NP-C
Colleen Levesque joined the Wellesley Family Care team in 2018. She is passionate about preventative care and partnering with patients of all ages to develop health and wellness goals.
Colleen has worked as a nurse in emergency departments and pediatric intensive care units on both the east and west coast. She graduated summa cum laude from Simmons College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and holds a Master of Science in Nursing, with a specialty in family care, from Boston College.
Colleen enjoys running, hiking and traveling with her family. She was raised in Somers, Conn. and currently resides in Milton, Mass. with her husband Michael and their puppy Gus.