All professionals at Village Pediatrics, LLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
David M. Howell, MD
Dr. Howell founded Village Pediatrics in 1998 after serving 3 years as a military pediatrician in a large group. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. He also completed 2 years fellowship training in Child Behavior and Development at Boston University. He enjoys family, friends, church life, outdoor activities and sports.
Crystal L. Rainville, MD
Dr. Rainville received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University and her Medical Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her pediatrics residency at Boston's Floating Hospital for Children where she received numerous awards and served as chief resident. A life-long southern Massachusetts resident, Dr. Rainville is looking forward to continuing her family-focused approach to children's health.
Yarelis Matos, PsyD
Dr. Matos graduated in 1996 from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Psychology. She went on to complete her Masters of Science in Psychology in 1998 and received her Doctor of Psychology in 2000 from the Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Matos has extensive experience working with children from 5 to 17 years of age, and also with children of families with multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds. Her clinical training has focused on adolescents with learning, behavioral and emotional difficulties.
Charlotte Rydberg, PNP
Charlotte graduated from Immanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner certification at Northeastern University in Boston, and has a degree in Psychology from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Charlotte enjoys traveling with her family, skiing, outdoor activities, baking and singing in her church choir.
Mary Catherine Finn, PNP
Mary Catherine is a graduate of Cornell University School of Nursing in New York. She received a Master's degree in Pediatric Nursing from Boston College and became certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys playing tennis, skiing, reading, and spending time with friends.
Stephanie Joe, PNP
Stephanie graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She went on to obtain her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Regis College. Prior to joining Village Pediatrics, Stephanie worked as a nurse practitioner at East Elm Pediatrics in Pittsfield, MA.
Desiree Gillpatrick, LICSW
Desiree obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Providence College and a Masters in Social Work at Rhode Island College. She has advanced training in evidence based treatment of traumatic stress including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). She has a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Justice Resource Institute and completed training in Extended Forensic Interviews at the National Children Advocacy Center.