Meet Your Provider: Nereida “Nettie” Mendez, MS, LPC, NCC, PMH-C

Licensed Professional Counselor Nereida “Nettie” Mendez, MS, LPC, NCC, PMC-C, is a Behavioral Health Counselor and Recovery Support Services Coordinator at Zufall Health - Dover. Asked about her beginnings here, Mendez says that she “came in with the storm” – both literally and figuratively true. Superstorm Sandy, one of the most devastating natural disasters in New Jersey’s history, made landfall in the state on Mendez’s first day, October 29, 2012. Right...

Meet Your Provider: Katheryn Grajales, PA-C

Katheryn Grajales, PA-C, thrives on teamwork at Zufall Health - Morristown. As a physician assistant (PA), Grajales collaborates closely with colleagues, patients, and families to deliver comprehensive care for vulnerable individuals and families. Grajales particularly enjoys engaging in dynamic discussions with her colleagues. Together, they explore ideas, theories, and diagnoses to develop effective treatment plans and facilitate access to resources for their patients. Partnering with patients and their loved ones is equally...

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Meet Your Provider: Angela Otto-Ryan, DNP, APN

Providers at Zufall Health are committed to delivering affordable, high-quality care to everyone, no matter their circumstances. Pediatric nurse practitioner Angela Otto-Ryan, DNP, APN, CPNP-PC, CBC, finds motivation not only in Zufall's mission but also in the meaningful relationships she has built with her patients and their families during her two years at the health center.  “I cannot imagine life without caring for my patients,” says Otto-Ryan, who sees patients ages...

Meet Your Provider: Maria V. Menzel, MSW, LCSW

Zufall Health’s Maria Menzel, MSW, LCSW, will never forget the compassionate support that her family received from a hospital social worker during a family health crisis—the severely premature birth of her twin niece and nephew—12 years ago. The experience revealed to Menzel the importance of social workers in medical settings and paved the way for her current-day career in social work.  Menzel was in the hospital with her sister, Tanya, the...

Meet Your Provider: Antonella Maietta, DMD

Zufall Health providers perform many roles beyond their primary job functions, and dentist Antonella Maietta, DMD, is one shining example. For the past 11 years, she has been a full-time dental provider while assuming additional responsibilities that alleviate patients’ barriers to oral health care. Maietta is first and foremost a general dentist who cares for children and adults. She provides care wherever she is needed – in any of our dental...

Meet Your Provider: Marcella Perez, M.D.

Zufall Health Family Medicine Physician Marcella Perez, M.D., is a first-generation Colombian American. She says that the similarities between Zufall’s patients and her own family members inspired her to join – and stay with – our health center. Perez has been providing care to children and adults at Zufall’s Morristown and West Orange sites for four years. She takes pride in being able to connect with her patients in their native...