Caring for our patients is the core of our work here at the Borum and we have a dedicated team of providers ready to do just that. Call 617.457.8140 to learn more or to make an appointment.
Karin Burke-Lewis, LICSW, Director of Behavioral Health, comes to the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center with more than 19 years of experience working with DCF/DYS involved youth and their families. Additionally, Karin worked at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic co-facilitating substance abuse groups for court-mandated youth, providing assessments for probation officers, and she worked at a women’s in-patient substance abuse treatment program. Her interests include working with disenfranchised youth, homelessness, community violence, LGBT issues, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Karin is a graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work with a clinical concentration. Karin speaks English and conversational Portuguese.
Greg Fenton, MD graduated from the Chicago Medical School and is trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Greg has been a doctor at Sidney Borum since 1997. He is interested in the primary care of adolescents and young adults, particularly those who are most marginalized and disenfranchised. Greg has a special interest in HIV care.
Rebecca Henderson, LICSW comes to the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center after working in a supportive housing program for formerly homeless adults living with HIV and struggling with substance use. Her interests include substance abuse counseling and working with people living with HIV. She believes humor is a crucial part of any therapeutic relationship. She has worked in homeless shelters, permanent housing, in-patient treatment programs and the VA. She received her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work.
Karla Hoxha Brown, NP is a board certified family nurse practitioner at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center. She has been working at the health center since 2003. She received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from UMass and her graduate degree from Regis College. Some of the hospitals she was trained at include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, New England Medical Center, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital at the Needham campus. She has experience in family medicine, gynecologic health, pediatric medicine and LGBT health. Her clinical interests include women’s health and HIV care.
Erwin Ilano, MD, Attending Psychiatrist, brings extensive experience in pediatric psychiatry to the Borum. He has worked at Fenway Health since 1998 and practiced at the Lowell Youth Treatment Center from 1998 to 2004. He joined the Borum’s staff in 2010 and is trained in general and child/adolescent psychiatry and is Board Eligible in Adult and Child Psychiatry.
Rachel A. Oppenheimer, LMHC, joined the Borum in 2008 as Director of Family Planning and HIV Testing Services. At the Borum, Rachel provides family planning services and rapid HIV testing to patients, and sees individual clients for ongoing behavioral health therapy, using techniques drawn from motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, and cognitive-behavioral models. Prior to joining the Borum, Rachel worked as a research assistant at MIT and administration at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Rachel holds a Bachelors degree from Boston University and a Masters in Counseling and Applied Psychology from Northeastern University.
Mick Rehrig, LICSW has been working at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center and Boston GLASS Community Center since August 2009. His previous work experience and interests include work with GLBTQ youth, providing group therapy, crisis work, youth residential and group treatment, milieu-centered therapy, and working with adults living with HIV and struggling with substance abuse. Mick feels privileged to work with and serve as a role model for GLBTQ young people. He received his MSW from Boston College in 2009.
Story Stephenson, MSW, LICSW, has been providing individual and group therapy services through JRI Health, the SBHC, and at the Boston Living Center since 2002. Besides her training in clinical social work, Story has a background in mind/body therapies, holistic and spiritually based psychotherapy, and substance abuse treatment. Areas of special clinical interest include living with HIV, depression, substance use, trauma recovery, and adventure-based therapy. Story seeks work with people of all genders and sexualities.
Susan Tapia, LPN, is a board certified license practical nurse at the Borum. She graduated from the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital School of Practical Nursing in 1990. She has worked in many medical facilities from pediatrics to geriatrics, both inpatient and outpatient settings. She also has an Associated Degree in Applied Science from FINE College. Susan is interested health care and educating the young adults about the body and its functions/diseases and she speaks English, Cantonese and Toisanese.
Ralph Vetters, MD is Medical Director of the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center and was trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital and the Boston Medical Center and graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 2003. He started working at the Borum in July of 2006 and is interested in adolescent health care, health care for homeless youth, and primary care for gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender youth. He speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. He lives in Somerville.