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.
David P. Chodirker, MD
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.
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.
Jeffrey Phillips, MD
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 R. Snider, FNP
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.
Wendy Beaumier, FNP
Wendy Beaumier joined Wellesley Family Care Associates in June 2019. She enjoys taking care of patients across the lifespan and has a special interest in caring for young families. In the 10 years prior to joining WFCA, she provided primary and acute care to patients of all ages in a busy family practice on the North Shore of Boston. While there she also helped to develop and implement a wellness program, helping patients achieve meaningful and sustainable improvements to their health.
Wendy graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. While completing her graduate training, she worked on a medical unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Wendy grew up along the seacoast of New Hampshire and now resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with loved ones and friends. She enjoys running, hiking, biking, traveling, and photography.
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.
Kaitlin Lipsky, MSN, FNP
Kaitlin (Kaitie) Lipsky joined Wellesley Family Care Associates in 2023. Prior to that, she practiced for over 13 years as a PCP at Wellesley Primary Care Medicine, another primary care office in the Mass General Brigham network. Kaitie holds both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, with a focus in family care, from Regis College.
Before studying at Regis, Kaitie was an accomplished student athlete, playing Division 1 lacrosse at Northwestern University. Her passion for healthy living and fitness lives on today in her nursing practice, as she excels in working with patients on lifestyle-based improvements to promote health and well-being. Kaitie aims to provide comprehensive patient care with candor and depth that is appreciated and valued by her patients. Kaitie enjoys partnering with her patients to team up and achieve the best health outcomes.
In addition to her work as a Nurse Practitioner, Kaitie is busy at home with her husband and 2 elementary-aged children. She loves to be outdoors, cook, exercise, and stay up to date on advances in medical care and evidenced-based practice.
Nina Schussler, CNP
Nina Schussler joined Wellesley Family Care Associates as a nurse practitioner in 2023. Prior to joining Wellesley Family Care Associates, she worked at an Integrative Medicine practice focusing on functional and holistic health practices. Nina has a Masters of Science in Nursing from Columbia University, and completed a post-masters certificate program at MGH IHP in family medicine. She is passionate about adolescent and women’s health, but enjoys working with all patients through their lifespan. When Nina isn’t working, she can be found doing hot yoga, on the wheel at the ceramics studio, reading, or cooking new recipes. She was raised in Brookline, Mass., and currently resides in Brighton, Mass. with her fiancé Justin.
Maura Reidy, FNP
Maura joined Wellesley Family Care Associates in January of 2023.
Prior to joining WFCA, Maura practiced for more than 12 years as a nurse practitioner within the Mass General Brigham network caring for hundreds of patients.
Maura attended Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and anthropology. Maura went on to complete both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing at Regis College in Weston, MA. While completing her graduate training Maura worked as a RN in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in family medicine and is credentialed as a primary care provider.
Maura enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She has a passion for preventative health interventions and patient education. Maura works to empower patients by helping them better understand their own personal health and identifying potential risks. Maura feels that a strong patient-provider partnership and collaborative approach is the best way to help one achieve their long-term health goals.
Maura was raised in Massachusetts and currently resides on the south shore. As a lifelong competitive swimmer, Maura never strays too far from the water. When not in clinic, Maura can most often be found near or in an ocean, spending time outdoors with her German shepherd, or traveling with her husband and their three sons.