Health Services Staff
Health Services is staffed by nurse practitioners and the medical director:
Sheila Silva DNP RN CEN TCRN
Interim Director, Emmanuel College Student Health Services
Vasudev C. Mandyam, M.D.
Medical Director and Staff Internist, Boston Medical Center
Rachel Hayes, RN
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with advanced training and a master's degree. Health Services NPs are board certified, credentialed and licensed by the state of MA. The NPs work independently and are able to assess medical problems, prescribe medications, treat ambulatory conditions and order appropriate tests. The NPs serve as the primary providers for the students.
The medical director, who is board certified in internal medicine, is responsible for the oversight of medical concerns and is available as a consultant regarding complex medical issues.