ConnextCare welcomes four new providers

ConnextCare has appointed three new family nurse practitioners at the Mexico, Phoenix and Pulaski offices and a social worker at the APW School Based Health Centers. 

• Carolyn Dudden, a certified family nurse practitioner, graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University earlier this year with a master’s degree in nursing. Dudden had previously worked in various hospitals in the Syracuse and Rochester areas before joining the team at ConnextCare. She will work in the Mexico office.

• Alison Flood, a certified family nurse practitioner, attended SUNY Upstate Medical University where she received her master’s degree in nursing. Prior to joining ConnextCare, Flood worked at Upstate University Hospital as well as working as a cross country traveling nurse. She will see patients in Phoenix.

• Amanda Quinn, a certified family nurse practitioner, graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University with a master’s degree in nursing. Previously, Quinn worked at both Upstate and St. Joseph’s hospitals in Syracuse. She will be based in Pulaski. 

• Erica Monaco, who holds a LMSW (licensed master social work) degree will work in the school based health centers at the APW elementary and high school. Monaco attended Keuka College and then the University of Kentucky, where she received her Master in Social Work degree. Before joining ConnextCare she worked as a clinician at Elmcrest Family Transitions. Monaco will offer behavioral health services to students in the APW district that are enrolled in the school-based health center program. Services offered will include individual counseling, group counseling, substance abuse counseling, family counseling and more. 

“ConnextCare has committed to training family nurse practitioner students across our network, which has led to the successful recruitment of this local and talented provider staff,” said Tricia Peter-Clark, president and CEO of ConnextCare. “The addition of these four new providers allows for increased stability and access across ConnextCare’s network as we continuously work to meet the needs within our community.” 

With nearly 80 providers across 15 sites, ConnextCare strives to continue to be the largest primary care provider in Oswego County.