Staff Profiles


Medical Staff


Paul Berkner Rome, ME
Medical director at Colby College. Completed his residency in pediatrics at Columbia University/Morristown Memorial Hospital in 1989. Board certified; a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Before Colby, Dr. Berkner spent 19 years in private pediatric practice in Maine and Vermont. Founder and president of the Maine Concussion Management Initiative. Dr. Berkner returns to Laurel for his 9th year as our Medical Director.

Visiting Doctors

Dr. Jennifer Steele Lloyd Harbor, NY
Completed her undergraduate degree at Union College before attending the University of New England’s College of Medicine. Graduated with honors from U New England, and now specializes in Emergency Medicine on Long Island. Known for her ability to think on her feet and work under pressure. Has been a practicing physician for more than 15 years. Affiliated with the Long Island College Hospital and Jericho Urgent Care. Has become a fan favorite in the Laurel health center. Summer #4 for Dr. Steele.

Dr. Aimee Altschul-Latzman Westport, CT
Private practice adult and pediatric allergist with more than 10 years of clinical practice in Manhattan and Fairfield, Connecticut. Specializes in allergies, asthma and immunology. Completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University before receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Completed her residency at Mountain Sinai Medical Center. Board Certified by the American Board of Immunology, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. Has authored several publications in leading medical journals and educational resources. Currently practices in Fairfield and is affiliated with St. Vincent Medical Center.

Dr. David Harnick New York, NY
Cardiologist specializing in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Affiliated with multiple hospitals in the New York City area including Mount Sinai and NYU Langone Medical Center. Received his medical degree at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Earned his CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 certification in 2013. Has authored or coauthored more than 20 publications in various medical journals.

Nurse Manager

Cara Seifart Jacksonville, FL
Chamberlain College of Nursing graduate. Previous supervisor of Maternal and Child Programs with the Florida Department of Health. Experience with ambulatory and outpatient settings. Currently manages the clinical staff at a wound care and hyperbaric center. Skillful presenter of health and wellness information. Mom of two great daughters returns to Laurel for summer #2.

Health Center Coordinator

Kathryn Phillips New York, NY
Received her bachelors from Colgate College and master’s of education from Tufts University. Taught and coached at the Noble and Greenough School for nine years and currently teaches at the Brick Church School in Manhattan. Husband Josh is our former Boys Head Counselor and current COO of Uncommon Schools. Daughter Savannah is a Laurel camper. We love having the Phillips family with us!


Brenda Barnard Biddeford, ME
Shani-qua Bryant Loganville, GA
Tanya Cunningham Williamsport, PA
Brittny Ellis Gurnee, IL
Katie Fitts Charleston, SC
Kelly Granger Allegany, NY
Cara Hessman Cedar Rapids, IA
Peyton Miller Nashville, TN
Lucy Mulert Dubuque, IA
Emily Schoen San Clemente, CA
Amy Spurrier Wellsburg, WV
Andrew Thompson Saratoga Springs, UT
Cindi Warren Louisville, KY
Ronda Wilson Yuma, AZ

Nurses Assistants

Caroline Banevicius West Hartford, CT
Julie Pekala Minneapolis, MN
Elena Riehl Yakima, WA

Medical Driver

Emmy Korwin Sarasota, FL

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