Meet Our NPs & PAs

Brittany Villareal, MS, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant. She attended UMASS Amherst for her undergraduate degree in biology, and received her graduate degree in physician assistant studies from Bay Path University. She performed multiple rotations at HFCCA during her clinical year which nurtured her professional interests in ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias. She also has several years of healthcare experience working as a lab technician. Outside of work she enjoys mind and body fitness training, indulging in culinary curiosities, and exploring her artistic abilities.

Sherri Cava FNPSherri Cava attended the University of Connecticut for her MSN & NP degrees. She has 32 years experience in nursing, specializing in clinical cardiology. She enjoys teaching patient’s and families about their heart along with healthy guidelines that can improve their outcomes. She has a special interest in providing comprehensive holistic clinical cardiovascular care to all my patients. She believes our practice can provide the highest standard of cardiovascular care in the most humanistic manner and is proud to be a part of the team.

Kathleen CoulombeKathleen H. Coulombe, MS, APRN, ANP, FNP-BC is a certified Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of emergency and critical care, general surgery, cardiology and advanced practice nursing experience.

She is a third-generation graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester, MA. She earned her BSN from Fitchburg State College, an MS in nursing as a Critical Care Clinical Specialist and later a Post-Master’s as an Adult NP both from UMASS Graduate School of Nursing in Worcester. She completed a second Post-Master’s as a Family NP from UMASS Boston. She’s worked as a Clinical Specialist, Educator, Manager, Director and Admissions Coordinator in a 900-bed tertiary care hospital nearby and, for over the past 7 years, as an NP in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine. You may still see her at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital where she works in the Emergency Department. Kathleen is Board-Certified as both a Family and Adult Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners.

In her spare time, Kathleen is a call firefighter Captain and has been the elected Town Moderator in her hometown for over 7 years. She loves to read and to golf with her husband Tom of nearly 34 years.