Who We Are
The Moak Center for Healthy Aging is a geriatric psychiatry practice in Westborough, Massachusetts. Clinical services and articles in our Newsletter and article store represent the work of the members of our team profiled on this page.
Gary S. Moak, M.D. - Dr. Moak, Medical Director of the Moak Center for Healthy Aging and Medical Editor of the Moak Aging and Mental Health Report is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience practicing geriatric psychiatry. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Moak sits on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee, representing the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. Dr. Moak is a past president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
Cheryl Kemp, PMHNP-BC - Cheryl Kemp is a geriatric psychiatry nurse practitioner. Ms. Kemp obtained her masters degree from Regis College in 2008. She holds nursing degrees, with honors, from the Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing and the Anna Maria College. She has well over 20 years experience in psychiatry.
Connie Gardella, RN, BSW – Connie Gardella is a geriatric psychiatry nurse with a background in social work. Ms. Gardella’s areas of expertise include counseling patients and their families on approaches to coping with symptoms, helping people understand their medications and their side effects, and consulting with geriatric programs and facilities about environmental and behavioral techniques.
Deborah Lebeaux, LICSW – Deborah Lebeaux is a licensed independent social worker and individual and family therapist. She has considerable experience helping patients and their families cope with the stressful effects of disabling conditions including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic pain, respiratory disease, and crippling arthritis.
Elizabeth H. Nasser, Ph.D. – Dr. Nasser is a clinical neuropsychologist with specialized training in geriatrics. She conducts neuropsychological assessments at the Moak Center.
Cheryl Moak - Cheryl Moak is owner of Moak Associates, a medical billing company that specializes in geriatric mental health billing, providing services to geriatric psychiatrists and other mental health specialists all over Massachusetts.