Marissa received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Quinnipiac University and began her PA career in Cardiac Surgery at MGH. She later joined the PACE BWH Hospital Medicine service, where she served as Co-Chief PA and fostered exponential growth of the service for the last 10 years. At BWH, she has participated in both the CPIP and Brigham Leadership Programs and has been a leader and champion for quality improvement projects in the Department of Medicine. She became the first BWH PA to serve as Hospital Medicine Unit Medical Director. Marissa served in the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA) for two terms (4 years) as Director at Large and was PA Co-Dyad leader for BWH inpatient services during the COVID surge. She continues to work clinically on the PACE team.
As the PA Education Manager, Jessica has oversight and management of the BWH PA Student program, Pre-PA shadowing and mentoring programs and PA professional and educational development. Jessica is a practicing hospital medicine PA on the PACE service. She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and undergraduate degree at University of Notre Dame. Jessica has been instrumental in leading several projects that are currently ongoing on the PACE service and is looking forward to building this work at the institution level with a strong focus on diversity, equity and inclusion and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse PA student population to our institution. At a local department level, she instituted a Brigham Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP) internship and PCA to PA Mentorship program focused on URiM candidates.