Administration & Leadership

SBCHC has been providing world-class health care for over 50 years in South Boston.

Whether you are a long time Southie resident or if you have just arrived; whether you are insured or uninsured, old or young, South Boston Community Health Center is here to meet your health care needs. Our services include Adult Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine as well as Dental, Optometry, Radiology, and Pharmacy. We also offer many specialty services including Podiatry, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, and Cardiology. We currently deliver these services from a beautiful two-building facility in the heart of the neighborhood. You will find our hours as convenient as our location on West Broadway.

We know that navigating the health care system can be confusing. That is why we have Patient Support Associates who can help you book an appointment, choose a doctor, obtain a referral or answer questions about insurance coverage.

Find out why generations of South Bostonians have trusted their care to SBCHC.

EXECUTIVE TEAM                                                                                                

William J. Halpin, Jr., Chief Executive Officer
Susan Lapaglia, Chief of Staff
Nisha Thakrar, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Kim Harrison, Chief Financial Officer
Jocelyn Guggenheim, RN, MS, CPNP, Chief Operating Officer
Thomas J. Schuch, MD, MPH, Chief Information Officer



Ann Brady, President
Melissa Oomer, Vice President
John Vacha, Treasurer
Kevin Barrett, Clerk
Carrie Benjamin
Paula Doherty
Heather Gasper
John Melander
Joseph Ransom
Kevin Tyo

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What You're Saying

“I feel that it is a well-oiled machine, with Dr. Brout at South Boston. I just can't say enough good things! They know why I am there without a computer, since everybody knows what is going on with me, all staff. Everybody is on the same page, for a level of healthcare I had never experienced.”
Family Medicine/Dr Brout
Family Medicine Patient 2022
“I like the doctors my son has. They listen, are very understanding, and seem like they care. I just like how they are with my son.”
BH Parent
Parent of Behavioral Health Patient 2022
“I like the attentiveness and feeling heard. I appreciate the fact that providers always make me feel involved in decisions.”
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Patient 2022
“I like that the service is more personalized because you know the people, and that is very important.”
Dental Patient 2022
“I liked that they were attentive and fast. They gave me the support I needed and were empathetic and organized. I went to a lot of departments, and all of the staff was this way.”
Family Medicine
Family Medicine Patient 2022
“The staff in the lab, Verinta or "V," is amazing. My son was literally giddy with delight at her joking and playfulness. He was actually so happy with her, he didn't react to the blood draw, but then cried outside a tiny bit with a delayed reaction like "hey, wait, that hurt." She is an absolutely phenomenal addition to the phlebotomy team! Overall, a great experience.”
May 2019
Parent of a Pediatric Patient
“Dr. Kane always asks me if I understand everything and whether or not I need further clarification... I really appreciate him explaining everything so in depth.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“There’s an emphasis on education here. Dr. Chiakpo and Marianna (a nurse in training) provided a lot of background concerning my issue and even brought in diagrams, which I greatly appreciated, since I’m a visual learner. They both gave me space to ask questions on everything. I really appreciated the time they spent with me.”
Family Medicine Patient 2018
“I truly enjoyed the sweetness of Dr. Biffi. She was very detailed in her explanations, and thoroughly checked and re-checked everything. She really impressed me.The assistant was also very good, dedicated, and professional.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“My ride was late, but Dr. Green waited an hour for me. When I got there, she took me right in, so that was very nice. She gave me a prescription; she actually brought the prescription all the way outside to give it to me, since I had forgotten it. She is excellent! Everyone is very nice and very understanding. I really liked the center; everyone was very cordial to me.””
Adult Medicine Patient 2018