Community Healthcare Network

Charis-Ann Ricketts, O.D., FAAO

Optometrist

Dr. Ricketts is a board-certified Optometrist at Community Healthcare Network. She treats patients at our Washington Heights, Crown Heights, South Bronx, DBS, Williamsburg, and Long Island City Health Centers in the Optometry Mobile Unit.

Dr. Charis-Ann Ricketts graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc in Optometry. She then earned her Doctoral Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry in Boston where she completed clinical rotations through private practice, community health centers, and Ophthalmology practices. She completed a residency program in Primary Care specializing in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Ricketts believes in a comprehensive and integrated approach to healthcare. Her sound clinical background and desire to provide high-quality care are evident in each patient encounter. She is proud to be part of an establishment dedicated to patient care, education, and creating optometric service platforms for sustainable vision care.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Dr. Ricketts can help you with:

  • Refractive error (Blurred Vision)
  • Conjunctivitis/Pink eye (Eye infections)
  • Dry Eye Syndrome (Burning, itching, tearing, redness)
  • Pain in and around the eyes
  • Headaches – Migraines
  • Allergies (Seasonal, contact dermatitis)
  • Cataracts

  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetic Eye exams
  • Blepharitis – eyelid inflammation
  • Computer Visions
  • Foreign body removal
  • Emergencies – including (flashes of lights, floaters)

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Karen Wu, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Karen Wu is a New York-based Family Nurse Practitioner and recent graduate from the University at Buffalo with a DNP. Karen’s nursing journey began at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Buffalo, where she spent two years on an acute medical surgical telemetry unit. During her graduate studies, she conducted a project focusing on HIV and HCV screening in a substance abuse rehabilitation program. Karen’s long-term goals involve delivering patient-centered care to her community and engaging in global outreach through medical mission trips.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Karen Wu can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pediatrics (care for babies, children, and teens)
  • Treatment of general health problems
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

  • Birth control
  • Reproductive health care
  • Health screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Care for long-term health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity
  • Referrals to other doctors

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Elizabeth Wornom, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Liz Wornom, a newly graduated family nurse practitioner from the University of Virginia, is thrilled to embark on her next chapter in New York City. Joining the dynamic team at CHN, Liz’s enthusiasm is grounded in her passion for primary care and community-based healthcare. Eager to both serve and learn from the vibrant local community, she looks forward to making a meaningful impact in her new role.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Elizabeth Wornom can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pediatrics (care for babies, children, and teens)
  • Treatment of general health problems
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

  • Birth control
  • Reproductive health care
  • Health screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Care for long-term health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity
  • Referrals to other doctors

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Avital Suissa, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Avital Suissa, a New Jersey native, holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland and earned MSEd, MPhilEd in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. Transitioning to nursing, she pursued MSN, FNP, and is completing her DNP-FNP at Columbia University. Formerly a mental health counselor, Avital is driven by a passion for integrating mental and physical health, particularly in women’s health.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Avital Suissa can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pediatrics (care for babies, children, and teens)
  • Treatment of general health problems
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

  • Birth control
  • Reproductive health care
  • Health screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Care for long-term health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity
  • Referrals to other doctors

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Isabella O’Neill, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Bella, a native New Yorker with Brazilian roots, is an experienced healthcare professional specializing in public health, pediatric, and emergency nursing. Committed to ensuring healthcare access for all, she provides comprehensive care to her patients. In her free time, Bella enjoys reading, baking, and outdoor activities with family and her dog, blending a passion for healthcare with a rich and balanced personal life.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Isabella O’Neill can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pediatrics (care for babies, children, and teens)
  • Treatment of general health problems
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

  • Birth control
  • Reproductive health care
  • Health screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Care for long-term health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity
  • Referrals to other doctors

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Edwin Guerrero, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Edwin is a recent graduate of Wagner College’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. His Nursing experience includes working in an inpatient neurology and epilepsy unit. He is fluent in Spanish and was born and raised in New York City. In his spare time, he enjoys trying new foods, traveling, and staying physically active.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Edwin can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pediatrics (care for babies, children, and teens)
  • Treatment of general health problems
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

  • Birth control
  • Reproductive health care
  • Health screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Care for long-term health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity
  • Referrals to other doctors

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Victoria Amankwa, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN

Dr.Victoria Amankwa is a board-certified OB/GYN. She treats patients at our Jamaica, Long Island City, and Washington Heights Health Centers in Queens and Manhattan. Dr. Victoria Amankwa completed her medical degree at the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Peoria. She completed her residency at Queens Hospital Center.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Dr. Amankwa can help you with:

  • Prenatal care (care during pregnancy)
  • Care for new moms
  • Breastfeeding tips and support
  • Help with healthy eating
  • Health screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Referrals to other doctors

  • Yearly exams for women
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • Colposcopy (a closer look at the cervix after an abnormal pap smear)
  • LEEP (procedure to follow up abnormal pap results)
  • Birth control, including IUDs and Nexplanon (long-term birth control)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

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Maria Pizzirusso, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Maria Pizzirusso, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She treats patients at our Washington Heights Health Center in Manhattan. Maria earned both her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Columbia University School of Nursing. Prior to this, she earned a Master of Public Health from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where her primary focus was on health promotion and disease prevention.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Maria can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pediatrics (care for babies, children, and teens)
  • Treatment of general health problems
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment
  • Birth control, including IUDs and Nexplanon (long-term birth control)

  • Health Screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Care for long term health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity
  • Headache/migraine, nerve pain, back/neck pain, memory problems, long COVID
  • Referrals for special doctors

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Anne Rousselot, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Health Therapist

Anne Rousselot, LCSW is a Behavioral Health Regional Manager and Behavioral Health Therapist. She treats patients at all Manhattan centers. Anne completed her graduate degree at Columbia University.

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Anne can help you with:

  • General mental health care
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (feeling nervous or worried)
  • Family problems
  • Relationship problems

  • LGBTQ+ problems
  • Self-esteem (having respect for yourself)
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Social phobia (feeling shy and nervous around others)

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Margaret Woollatt, LMSW

Licensed Masters Social Worker, Behavioral Health Therapist

Margaret Woollatt, LMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist. She treats patients at our Health Center in Washington Heights. She completed her graduate degree at Rutgers University.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Margaret can help you with:

  • General mental health care
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (feeling nervous or worried)
  • Family problems
  • Relationship problems

  • LGBTQ+ problems
  • Self-esteem (having respect for yourself)
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Social phobia (feeling shy and nervous around others)

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