Meet Our Providers
Elizabeth (Zizzy) Bucchieri, MD: Dr. Zizzy brings over a dozen years of pediatric experience to our office. A Princeton graduate with pediatric residency training at The Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Dr. Frank Oski, one of the foremost pediatric educators of his generation, Dr. Zizzy comes to our office with impeccable credentials. But it is her warmth and “over the top” dedication to her patients and their families that truly distinguishes her as a gem in the world of pediatric providers.
Doug Fleck, MD: Dr. Doug may cut an imposing figure at 6 foot 9 inches, but he is really just a big Teddy Bear. A lover of all things that are child-related, Dr. Fleck is the first in line for the next Star Wars movie or the new Harry Potter book. It is this ability to connect with kids, big and small, that makes him such a sought after pediatric provider. Born in the Cleveland area, Dr. Doug completed his pediatric training at Akron Children’s Hospital, serving as the Chief Pediatric Resident. Insightful and internet savvy, he brings the best of modern medicine to play in the care of your family.
Andrea Mann, DO: Dr. Andy joined us in 2008 after 9 years of practice in the MetroHealth Hospital System. With training in both pediatrics and adult medicine, Dr. Mann brings with her a unique perspective on both wellness and disease issues. Known as the “pediatrician’s pediatrician”, she is beloved by patients and their families. She easily engages with everyone she meets and has the ability to help care for and educate patients of all ages. A Cleveland native and a mother, she has strong roots in the community and is eager to be a part of your life.
Jill Sangree, MD: Dr. Jill was born and raised in the small town of Alliance, Ohio, and true to her roots, she brings a small-town flavor to our practice. She has a folksy approach, almost like the “girl next door”, and despite her youthful appearance, she brings years of experience and the outstanding training of Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital to the care of your children. A mom herself, Dr. Jill distinguishes herself by her caring attitude and her common sense approach to the raising of children.
Shelly David Senders, MD: Dr. Shelly started this practice in 1987 in an attempt to bring back some of the old-time values that had been lost in the quest for greater productivity. He has succeeded in building a team of pediatric doctors and nurse practitioners who share his vision, that blending modern medicine with that personal touch provides the greatest value to both families and insurance systems. A Cleveland native with strong ties to local community and civic structures, Dr. Shelly has pioneered the extension of pediatric care through the college years as well as developed an expansive view of pediatrics to include parenting, educational consulting and research.
Ann Witt, MD, IBCLC: Dr. Ann is our local breastfeeding expert. Serving as the coordinator of Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio, she has become the local resource for doctors, nurse practitioners, lactation consultants and of course, moms, for all things related to breastfeeding. But she also brings many years of experience as a family practitioner and practitioner of urgent care medicine to provide you and your child with insightful and well thought out approaches to pediatric problems.
Our Nurse Practitioners
Kelly Kelmes, CFNP
Kelly joined our practice after five years of pediatric nursing experience at both Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Akron Children’s Hospital. She spent the majority of her career in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Rainbows. She completed her Masters at The Ohio State University. Kelly has a passion for health promotion and is a strong advocate for family-centered care.
Kristina Banks, CPNP: Kristina initially joined our practice as an advice nurse after stints in the Emergency Department and on the Postpartum floor at University Hospitals of Cleveland. A Cleveland native who is completing training for her Nursing Doctorate at the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, she has an outstanding pediatric knowledge base. She distinguishes herself by her ability to place herself in the shoes of her patients, by her outstanding intuitive skills, and by her empathy.
Julia Caschera, CPNP: Julia completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the Johns Hopkins University and is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She was born and raised in Chesterland, Ohio and is happy to be home after living and working several years Maryland. As a mom herself, she approaches children in a loving manner to decrease their anxiety. Julia believes in a holistic approach to healthcare, working with the family to integrate behavioral, natural, and medical treatments into your child’s care. What will impress you most about Julia is her soft spoken manner, her humble confidence and her big warm smile.
Our Nurse Facilitators:
Gail Burns, BSN, RN: Gail is the type of person with whom you want to chat when you need help. Kind in demeanor but experienced in the trenches of parenting, she brings to every interaction with a family, 10 years of background as a pediatric nurse and the savvy born from raising three children. As a nurse facilitator, she will help you navigate the most challenging experiences with charm and sophistication.
Lisa Romito, BSN, RN: Lisa will put you at ease with every conversation. With a strong nursing background in obstetrics and newborn care as well as over a decade of experience as a mom, she understands the issues confronting the parents of newborns to teens. She is soft spoken but has a wealth of knowledge to help you through the most challenging of problems. Lisa is also works part time as a clinical nursing instructor.
Our Lactation Consultants:
Beth Hurd, RN, IBCLC: Beth has been helping new mothers and babies with breastfeeding for over 20 years as a board certified lactation consultant. She has worked as a nurse in Labor & Delivery, the Mother/Baby unit, the Nursery and Newborn Special Care. She has also taught hundreds of Breastfeeding and Newborn Care classes to parents-to-be and facilitated many New Mother Breastfeeding Support Groups. Beth’s best tip for success with breastfeeding is to attend a Breastfeeding class while you are pregnant. Beth has a special interest in helping mothers continue to breastfeed after returning to work.
Anne Vanic, RN, MS, CPNP, IBCLC: Anne has a Masters in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin & BSN from the College of St Benedict in MN. She lived in Minnesota for 20 years before moving to Ohio in 2000. While in MN she worked as an outpatient Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Lactation Consultant as well as teaching Redirecting Children’s Behavior parenting classes and taught PNP students at the University of MN. She also works at Hillcrest as a Lactation Consultant in the Family Maternity Center. She loves helping with the breastfeeding process and assisting families to get off to a good start.
Maya Bolman, RN, BA, BSN and IBCLC
Maya has been working as postpartum nurse since 1996 and as a board certified lactation consultant since 2001. She is fluent in Russian and is a member of the ILCA (International Lactation Consultants Association). Married with 3 children, Maya loves music, reading and traveling.