AFP NOHO Providers
Katelyn Dutkiewicz, PA-C
Originally from Westhampton, Katelyn earned her BA in psychology from Smith College and graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science with a PA degree in 2008. She realized early on her path was leading her to Family Medicine and has worked in the field ever since. When she’s not spending time with her lovely family, Katelyn can be found running or outside walking, hiking, gardening. If she can manage to stay awake, she also loves a great work of fiction!
Mark Ryan PA-C
Born in Missouri and grew up in Sutton, MA, Mark first moved to the Pioneer Valley while completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from UMass Amherst, graduating in 2015. He then went on to graduate from the Physician Assistant program at Springfield College. During his training, Mark had the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation at Atkinson Family Practice. He greatly enjoyed working with the entire staff and patients. Mark was drawn to AFP’s integrative approach to patient care and welcoming atmosphere. In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing basketball, hiking, fishing, biking, and spending time with family.
Sarah Vacca, PA-C
Sarah grew up in Reno, NV, but went to college in Boston, MA and stuck around ever since graduating from BU in 2012. She chose to apply to PA school and is fortunate to have attended the Springfield College PA program which allowed her to stay in the Pioneer Valley, a community she has grown to love. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside, and playing with dogs.
Amanda Mittman, RDN, LDN | Starting August 2019
Amanda is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Western Massachusetts. In addition to private practice, for the past five years, Amanda has worked at Head Start & Early Learning Programs as the Nutrition Specialist and the Health Manager. Amanda takes a collaborative approach with her work and finds that when it comes to setting nutrition goals the client knows best. With anyone she works with, Amanda takes a non-diet, weight-inclusive/neutral approach focusing on improving health outcomes without an emphasis on weight loss. She has found great success in sharing “Intuitive Eating” and “Health At Every Size” paradigms with her clients and has a passion for helping people ditch “diet culture,” finding freedom and acceptance around their body and food. Along with pursuing her Masters of functional nutrition, Amanda is also training to be a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Amanda received her BA in Communication from The George Washington University and completed her dietetic coursework and internship at New York University and Keene State College. She is currently working on a Master’s candidate in Human Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport.
AFP NOHO Therapists
Allison Marino, LMT
Allison brings over 15 years of dedicated work experience and education to the table. As a licensed massage therapist specializing in orthopedic, myofascial and pain management therapies, Allison combines various soft-tissue modalities in order to reduce pain and improve function for her clients. Her foundation is built on many years training in fitness, movement therapy and corrective exercise. Allison offers customized and articulate manual therapy and welcomes all into her practice.
Jennifer Smolinski | Starting August 2019
Jennifer Smolinski joins AFP as our new Child/Young Adult Therapist with a vast array of experience. She is a trained school adjustment counselor as well as an attorney. While working toward a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Supervisions at American International College in Springfield, MA, she discovered that she prefers directly working with young people and their families. Her work at Atkinson Family Practice will be as a therapist and advocate to provide support with social-emotional learning issues, anxiety, ADHD and stress management. Jennifer sees herself as part of a team working with kids and their families.
AFP NOHO Clinical Staff
Jordan Conrad, Clinical Lead
Native to Western Massachusetts, Jordan Conrad, B.S. is the Clinical Lead at AFP NOHO after working at AFP Amherst as a Medical Assistant and Scribe. She has a degree in Biology from Fitchburg State University with a concentration in health sciences. Her favorite part of working at AFP is getting to talk with the patients and play with the dogs and babies that visit the office. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing outdoor activities, and drawing/ceramics.
Heather Clapp, Medical Assistant
Native to Western Massachusetts, Heather has been a Medical Assistant at AFP since April of 2018. She has been a phlebotomist for the past 18 years and came to AFP to work in a family practice setting to utilize her phlebotomy and medical assisting skills. Outside of AFP, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
AFP NOHO Front Desk & Office
Lisa Elliot, Receptionist
Lisa is a Holyoke native who came to AFP after 9 years in document digitization and preservation. She’s a graduate of Porter & Chester, and is now going to school for Addiction Studies. She has 5 beautiful daughters (3 of which are feline), and loves to run when she can find the time.