Patient and Family Advisory Council


Purpose and Goal Statement:

The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) will work to meet the hospital’s mission “to respond to the needs of increasingly diverse and expanding Nantucket community” and promote “wellness for people of all ages through prevention, education and readily accessible healthcare services.”

To seek the community’s feedback and involvement in the continuous improvement of patient/family centered care.

To meet the continuous quality improvement of patient and family centered care.


Current Members:



Brenda B. Johnson, RN-BC

Tibby Allen

Kate Bartleman

Teal Beal, LPN

Robert M. Blumenberg, MD

Allyson Bold

Jack Burke

Joanne P. Bushong, RN, MSN, PNP-C

Bart Cosgrove

Bob Cicerrella

Fernando Esteban

Charles C. Gifford, III

Elvira Harden

Cecil Barron Jensen

Rev. Donovan L. Kerr

Bonnie Kester, RN, MSN

Margaret M. Koehm, MD

Sandra Manske

Philip Marks

Nellie O'Gara

Maria Pena

Augie Ramos

Catherine Ward


Learn more about PFAC through the

2014 Annual Report











Nantucket Cottage Hospital is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.