HealthFirst’s mission and the CEO’s vision are what drew me here. What I didn’t expect was the incredible culture, the amazing support from my manager, and the wonderful friendships I have made here. It is heartwarming being with other mission-minded people who are passionate about making a difference and having FUN while doing it. Every single position at HealthFirst contributes in some way to the overall mission.  While my role is “behind the scenes,” I feel like I am part of something much bigger.  The paycheck is nice, the benefits are great, but the goosebumps you get knowing what you’ve helped accomplish are simply the best.

Melissa Fisk, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director

The work done at FQHCs is so important and beneficial to our patients and communities. It is very rewarding, and you make a difference in patients’ lives each and every day. It is a busy atmosphere within the various departments- medical, pediatrics, nursing, behavioral health, nutrition, quality, MAT, social work, and patient services. There are a variety of committees and project initiatives to engage employees and foster a sense of participation and involvement beyond the daily work duties. The organization is still small enough to personally know every employee and have the time to promote an open-door policy. After a short hiatus away, I was enthusiastic to come back to work at the health center that will always have a special place in my heart!

Alisha Nadeau, MSN, RN
Sr. Director of Clinical Operations

I joined HealthFirst 5 years ago as a patient service representative. From the beginning of my journey, it was clear that the Company is supportive of a work-life balance. The leadership team is full of compassionate individuals who do their best to make sure employees have the support they need in and out of work. Though there are many wonderful qualities at HealthFirst the top one for me is that we promote growth within the organization before looking for an outside candidate. I have witnessed a minimum of 10 employees, including myself, get promoted along with the numerous training opportunities given to those interested in furthering their knowledge and skills. It is a breath of fresh air finally working for a company that truly values its employees.

Kara Schwartz
Human Resources Assistant

I love working here at HealthFirst Family Care Center. The culture is caring and supportive. Demonstration of our culture is evident in the way we rally to support each other when in need and when celebrating our triumphs. The environment is ripe with opportunity to pursue professional goals to advance within the clinic. The development potential afforded to all of us at HealthFirst Family Care Center creates the environment that will transform health care.

Kelley Watkins, APRN

I love working at HealthFirst for many reasons,… when you walk down the halls of our clinic, more likely than not, you can hear laughter coming from the exam rooms. Our clinical staff and providers know our patients personally and always greet them with smiles and exuberant conversation. The atmosphere at HealthFirst is warm, casual, and welcoming; this is not the case in larger medical facilities. I always recommend HealthFirst to people for these reasons and to those who are looking for whole-person care as we have Nutrition and Behavioral Services all under one roof.

Laurie Terwilliger, RDN