We are here to help you develop a balanced approach to wellness during your time as a student at Gordon. The demands of these four years are unique and it is our hope that you will see the Student Health Center as an educational resource, as well as a place to come when you are ill. We hope you will view each visit as an opportunity to maintain your health and well-being, as well as to increase knowledge and awareness to prevent future illness and injury.
Sandi Hickey RN, ANP BC-ANCC
Northeastern University BSN, MSN
Sandi has worked in the Health Center providing primary care and urgent care to Gordon students for the last 11 years. Prior to coming to Gordon, she spent 15 years working in Critical Care and Interventional Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Ultimately her career led to specialize in Electrophysiology treating patients with cardiac arrhythmias at MGH. There, she participated in clinical research studies both in heart failure as well as electrophysiological disorders.
Sandi's expertise in cardiology has allowed her to teach on the cardiovascular system in Gordon's impressive cadaver lab. Sandi is committed to the Gordon students and appreciates the opportunity to be part of the team that cares for them. She is married to a Gordon alumnus and they have two girls. Her family enjoys being part of the Gordon community and can be found in a wide variety of activities here on campus.
Maria E. Mignone, BSN, RN
Administrator of Student Health Services
Salem State University, BSN
Maria joins the Health Center after working in pediatrics for the last 13 years, caring for patients ranging from newborn to 26 years of age. She has been a registered nurse since 1998 and worked at Shaunessey-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital and Pediatric Associates of Greater Salem as a nurse, care coordinator, and administrator. She is excited to work with the students at Gordon.
Maria lives in Swampscott, where she and her husband grew up and raised their 3 children. She is a sports enthusiast, she plays soccer and softball and has been involved in the sports community in her town for 12 years as a volunteer coach and board member, and currently coaches cheerleading at Swampscott High School.
Tara Pellerin, RN
Stony Brook University, BSN
Columbia University, MA
Tara has been a registered nurse since 1986, working primarily in pediatric and adolescent medicine. She has worked at Phillips Academy in Andover, North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Franciscan Childrens Hospital in Boston and Saint Vincent’s Hospital in N.Y.C. as a nurse, clinical specialist, nurse manager and supervisor. Tara is a Clinical Instructor for the School of Nursing at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, teaching Community Health Nursing in their graduate program and has been teaching there for over 10 years.
She is married and lives with her husband in Boxford Massachusetts, where they have raised their four children. Tara enjoys working with students in the academic setting, promoting wellness and supporting a healthy journey through the college growth experience.
Kerry Pound, MD
Georgetown University, BSc
Oxford University, BA
McGill University, MD
Kerry is thrilled to be joining the Gordon community this year. For the past 12 years, Dr. Pound has worked at Salem pediatric ER — treating sick and injured children and young adults. After attending medical school at McGill University, she finished residency in pediatrics at MGH.
Dr. Pound has degrees in Bioethics and Math from Georgetown University and Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University. She has developed a special interest in fertility care and appreciation of women’s cycles, treating them with cooperative bio-identical hormones.
She lives in Beverly with her husband and four rambunctious children. She loves reading theology, particularly C.S. Lewis; serves on the board of Massachusetts Citizens for Life (Vice President); and runs a lively youth group for young Christians.