Sandra Mahoney

Sandra Mahoney, MHA, FACHCA

Sandy received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of California at Davis, and her Masters of Health Care Administration from Clark University in Worcester.  She has worked as an Administrator in Skilled Nursing Centers for more than 20 years in and around Central Massachusetts.


Maria Theresa (Tess) Villegas, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing

Tess was graduated from Centro Escolar University in the Philippines as a BSN, and worked in various positions in acute care organizations, before coming to the United States, and Christopher House in 2009. More recently she worked as the Evening shift Supervisor and Assistant Director of Nursing before becoming the Director of Nursing. Tess has been an adjunct faculty member of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Practical Nursing program since 2011.


Christine MacGinnis, DO
Medical Director, Sub-Acute Care

Dr. MacGinnis is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and maintains an office practice at Worcester Internal Medicine on Lincoln Street in Worcester. She received her undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University, and was graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Biddeford Maine.


Ninan Polackal, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Polackal is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and maintains an office practice at Hahnemann Internal Medicine on West Boylston Street in Worcester. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and was graduated from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India.


Bessie Hazard, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Hazard was graduated from Howard University, College of Medicine, Washington D.C., and is a Board Certified Geriatrician. She is a lifelong resident of Worcester, and specializes in the care and rehabilitation of individuals in post-acute and long-term care settings.


Pam Stewart, RPT
Director of Rehabilitation

Pam received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden CT. Before joining Christopher House, she worked at Fairlawn Rehab Hospital and in other Post-Acute facilities. She became the Director of Rehabilitation at Christopher House in 2003.


Diane Perkins, CRT
Director of Respiratory Therapy

Diane was graduated from Holliston Jr. College as a certified respiratory therapist. She worked at a number of acute care hospitals, prior to coming to Christopher House. She joined the Christopher House team in 1997 as the Director of Respiratory Care.