Pediatrics - SPARK (Supporting Parents And Resiliant Kids)

Pediatrics – SPARK Center

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Our Team

Martha Vibbert, PhD - SPARK Executive DirectorOur committed and diverse professional staff sets the standard in medically-specialized and psychotherapeutic treatment for fragile children. The team is comprised of educators, nurses, psychologists, social workers, interns, volunteers, senior administrators, and a nutrition coordinator. Consulting specialists include pediatricians, a neuropsychologist, music therapists and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

"SPARK is dedicated to the idea that all children, no matter how difficult their circumstances, can be resilient.  No child should be denied access to state-of-the-art, therapeutic care because their needs are too complex or because they lack the ability to pay. SPARK reaches out to Boston's highest risk children and families offering a model of comprehensive care that includes children of all ages and fosters long-term relationships. We want every child to believe in bright possibilities for their future."

Please click on a staff name below to contact that individual directly via email.

Executive Director
Martha Vibbert, PhD

Program/Events Coordinator
Barbara Hughes

Education Coordinator
Catherine McCray-Manigault

Nurse Coordinator
Karen Rogers Lynch, RN

Natalie Gracia, RN

Youth Program Coordinator/Parent Liaison
Trecia Mayo

Nutrition/Facilities Coordinator
Jan Kiely

Intern/Volunteer Coordinator
Barbara Armandt

Melinda Brown

Kimberly Harvey

Eva Phillips

Tiesha Powell

Adena Prince

Sara Spooner

Ronald Vincent

Supervisor, Child Life & Early Education
Cathy Robinowitz

Ruby Jean

Keith Thompson

Martha Vibbert, PhD, Executive Director

Contact Us

Barbara Hughes
Program Coordinator / Director of Events
Call: 617.414.0502
Fax: 617.534.2057

Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
The SPARK Center
(Supporting Parents & Resilient Kids)
255 River Street
Mattapan, MA 02126

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Call: 617.414.0505
Fax: 617.534.2057

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Pediatrics Home
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Child Witness to Violence
Comprehensive Care Program (CCP)

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What Makes BMC Special
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SPARK Funders
In-Kind Donations Wish List
Intern/Volunteer Handbook