Meet the Physician Assistants

A Physician Assistant (PA) is a licensed healthcare professional who works alongside a licensed physician. A PA provides a broad range of health care services traditionally offered by physicians, to prevent and treat illness and injury. PA’s are trained to perform physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries, counsel on preventive health care, order and interpret tests, assist in surgery and write prescriptions.

Kristin Imbrescia Kristen Imbresia, PA-C
Kristen Imbresia graduated from Skidmore College in 2003 with a degree in General Biology. She attended Quinnipiac University where she completed her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007. When she is not working she enjoys hiking and skiing.
Joanna Gunasti Joanna Gunasti, PA-C
Joanna Gunasti graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2004 from the University of New England. She joined NWOA’s Hand Division in 2006. In her spare time she enjoys running, spinning, and hiking.
Andrew Macknair Andrew Macknair, PA-C
Andrew MackNair graduated from the University at Albany in 2006 with a degree in Sociology before completing a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program at the University of Vermont. He attended Duke University where he completed his Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2012. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys running, skiing and Duke basketball.
Emily Gaffney Emily Gaffney, PA-C
Emily Gaffney graduated from Gettysburg College in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Psychology. She attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York where she completed her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2013.
Berenice Nadal Berenice Nadal, PA-C
Berenice Nadal graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is originally from Haiti and obtained an undergraduate degree in biology at UT San Antonio. She is fluent in French and Creole. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, skiing, and cooking.