Stephen Weinman, M.D. was born in New York and raised in New Paltz, graduating from New Paltz High School in 1980. He graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and in 1989 he graduated from Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, New York. He went on to complete his residency training in Family Practice in Binghamton. Since 1992 Dr. Weinman has worked in many emergency departments, urgent cares and family practices around the country and as far as Guam, in the South Pacific. Dr. Weinman is a certified Medical Review Officer, a United States Civil Surgeon and a New York State Trooper Surgeon working as a doctor in Highland and New Paltz. Doctor Weinman has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology and owns Essence MediSpa at FirstCare Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.
Dr Weinman wrote the first trail guide to the Shawangunk Mountains surrounding New Paltz, “A Rock With A View, Hiking, Biking and Skiing the Shawangunk Mountains. ” Dr. Weinman returned to his hometown of New Paltz permanently in 1998 and started FirstCare with his family in 2008. He is married with three children.
Staff, in order of appearance.
Lori Amato, Reception.
Started in 2008.
Lori Amato has over 30 years experience in the customer service industry and has been with FirstCare since our doors opened in 2008. She feels that a friendly face and a hug makes almost anything feel at least a little bit better. Her goal in life is to make the world a happier place, one hug at a time!
Lori enjoys cooking, baking and photography, and she also loves spending time with her boyfriend Frank and her two children, Dan and Kelsey, who she is super proud of.
Kim Doyle, Office Manager.
Started in 2011.
Kim comes to us with 25 years experience in the medical field, 9 of which were spent managing another urgent care medical facility. She is a Newburgh native with three children. Kim graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and SUNY Orange. We’re very happy to have a manager with her experience.
Kelly Greco, Reception.
Started in 2011.
Kelly is a local girl from Highland who attended Dutchess Community College and graduated with honors in Sociology. She lives with her wonderful grandparents and is a trophy winning dart player.
Sean McCutcheon, Reception.
Sean joined the FirstCare staff after retiring from the New Paltz Police Department after 21 years of public service. Sean decided to move in a new direction after his career in law enforcement by joining the smiling faces at our front desk in addition to taking a part time position at Mohonk Mountain House. Sean is married with three wonderul children and is much more relaxed than in his previous life.
Kathy Rauche, LPN. Family Practice Nurse.
Started in 2011.
Kathy has been an Licensed Practical Nurse for thirty-one years and now works for Dr. Vigna in our family practice. After moving from the Albany area five years ago, she and her husband settled in Wallkill where they are raising the last of their seven children. She and her family enjoy spending their summers at the Rip Van Winkle campground in Saugerties. She also enjoys playing the flute and often accompanies her daughter on special occasions.
Paula Martignetti. Reception.
Started in 2012.
Paula worked for many years for a cardiologist in Yonkers, and decided to slow the pace down and come to work at our front desk. Paula enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Brittany Urbinas. Family Practice Nurse.
Started in 2014.
Brittany is a Marlboro native who graduated from BOCES nursing school with her medical assistant certification and came to work at FirstCare in our Family Practice. We are so pleased to have her smiling face in our office.
Jaime White, PA-C
Jaimie was born and raised in small town Sedro-Woolley, WA and graduated from Wells College in New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological and Chemical Sciences. She also graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia where she received her Physician Assistant degree and a Masters in Health Sciences. Jaimie has worked in both Urgent Care and Primary Care settings across the country.
Jaimie enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family as well and various outdoor activities in this beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley.
Orlando Segarra, FNP-BC
Orlando Segarra, FNP-BC was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Lares, graduating from Lares High School in 1976. He graduated from University of Puerto Rico in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and in 1999 he graduated from West Texas A&M University, Texas. Since 1981, Mr. Segarra has worked in many Intensive Care units, emergency departments, urgent cares and Primary Care offices around the country as far as Puerto Rico and also in Saudi Arabia. In 2003, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he finished a leadership seminar in lifestyle medicine.
Mr Segarra moved to the Hudson Valley in 2013 and works for the Veteran Administration in Castle Point, New York. He is married with two grown children.
Kristal Leon-Whalen, Licensed Practical Nurse
Kristal was born in the Bronx. She grew up in Yonkers and Poughkeepsie. She graduated Dutchess County BOCES in 2012 and has experience in Pediatric and Urgent Care settings. She is currently furthering her education at Dutchess Community College. She loves animals and traveling. On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her husband George.
Nicole Hunt, Bookkeeper.
Started in 2019.
Nicole was born and raised in Southern California where she met her Husband and had 3 beautiful children. After many trips to the Hudson Valley to visit her husband’s home town, Nicole and her family packed up and made the big move to the East Coast. Nicole has been in banking, bookkeeping and accounting for over 15 years. She thrived at Citrus College before leaving for an Associate Vice President of Business Banking position with Bank of America. We welcome this West Coast girl into our East Coast world.
Krystal Ortiz, Reception
Started in 2019.
Krystal was born and raised in Texas where she worked for 2 years at a Prosthetic/Orthotic clinic. Wanting a change in pace and scenery, she moved to upstate New York. She enjoys working in such a friendly, family like, environment here at FirstCare. Krystal enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling and doing various outdoor activities.
Ashley L. Takacs, PA – C
Ashley was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY. She graduated from Dutchess Community College in 2011 with an Associate degree in Science. She also graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience. Her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies is from Albany Medical College, received in 2018, and she has been practicing as a PA-C in urgent care faculties and primary care practices since.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Olive.
Mille Weinman, Administration.
Mille Weinman wears many hats at Firstcare. Mille designed every detail of our beautiful office interior, from the architectural layout to the furnishings and artwork. Mille is from Denmark where she holds a Bachelors degree in Nursing science as well as holding a Bachelor in Fine Arts from The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She is instrumental in our business leadership, helping to manage the Human Resources department and running our marketing program, maintaining the interior of our business, and keeping us organized. Mille also utilizes her nursing skills when we have patient care needs.
Mille lives in New Paltz with her husband Dr. Weinman and their three children. Mille still enjoys sewing costumes and has provided interior design for multiple businesses and private homes in the area. She is very proud of our terrific staff and enjoys connecting with patients.
Jillian Carlstrom, PA-C. Physician Assistant.
Jillian was born and raised in Montgomery, New York. She is a licensed physician assistant, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Jillian earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Arcadia University in Christiana, DE in 2019. She has been practicing in urgent care and primary care settings since.
While pursuing her certification as a physician assistant, Jillian trained with healthcare professionals at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, Calif., the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del., the Pediatric Practice of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Honesdale, Pa., Cape Regional Health System in Cape May, N.J., Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, N.M.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.
Valerie Lupi, Reception
Valerie was born and raised in Marlboro, New York. She is attending Mount Saint Mary college where she graduated with a degree in Psychology this past Fall of 2020 and will graduate with a degree in Nursing, May 2021. Valerie plans on pursuing a career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner once she graduates and she cannot wait to start helping people as a nurse.