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.
Paul D’Amico, Radiologic. Technologist
Started in 2008.
Born and raised in Hillsdale, NJ, Paul has had many jobs since coming to join the FirstCare Staff. He was employed installing fire safety systems in Dallas,TX, home renovations in Tampa, FL and LosAngeles California. After returning from California in 2005, Paul decided to go back to school for Radiography. He is currently employed at Scherl Orthopedics in Englewood, NJ as well as here at FirstCare. He now resides in Bergen County, NJ.
Jeff Logan, Licensed Practical Nurse.
Started in 2010.
Jeff Logan was born and raised in New Paltz. He went away to college but returned with his college sweetheart, Theresa. After supplying the Hudson Valley with malt beverages and the northeast with cellular phone service he decided medicine was his calling and became an licensed practical nurse. With his skill at drawing blood and procedures he is a valuable member of our urgent care team.
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.
Michele Diulio. Reception.
Started in 2015.
Michelle was born and raised in Westchester County. She worked 10 years as a computer programmer before taking time off to raise a family. Recently Michelle left the Newburgh School District after 14 years, deciding it was time to try something new. She enjoys working in the relaxed, friendly environment here at Firstcare. Interests are exercise, health & nutrition. Michelle loves spending time with family and friends.
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.
Thaena Medici, Reception.
Thaena was born in Poughkeepsie and raised in Athens, Greece.
After 30 years in the restaurant industry on various on Greek islands, she decided to move to the U.S eight years ago with her husband and son and brings her excellent hospitality skills to our front desk. Thaena enjoys baking and entertaining, spending time with her Pug/Boxer mix rescue Lola. She also makes and sells decorative wreaths.