Meet the Team


About Us

Charter Health is a mission and results driven medical practice on the North Shore community of Boston. We provide internal medicine services to persons aged 16 and over.

As an affiliate of Partners Healthcare, we share an electronic medical record (EMR) with leading health care specialists and hospitals in the Boston area. A shared EMR helps us coordinate care effectively with other providers involved in the patient’s care.


The Providers


Karen Maney, NP

Karen Maney is Vice President of Practice Development and has 20+ years of nurse practitioner experience in hospital and outpatient medicine. Her hospital medicine career began in 1995 when she and two respected critical care physicians took over hospital rounding for a group of primary care physicians. She is highly respected among her peers as an outstanding clinician and colleague.

Julie Rainville, NP

Julie Rainville is Vice President of Post-Acute Medicine at Charter Health. Julie has 10+ years of nurse practitioner experience in hospital and outpatient medicine. She practices in both our Hospital and Post-Acute practices. Julie is known for her ability to manage the complex medical patient and is regularly sought out for leadership.





Julie Phaneuf, NP

Julie Phaneuf has over 20 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in the outpatient and inpatient settings. She is a Lead Clinical NP in our Post-Acute Practice and has additional training in geriatric medicine. Julie also performs medical consultations on the Geriatric Psychiatry unit at North Shore Medicine Center Union.



Kristin Taylor, NP

Kristin Taylor has over 15 years of Nurse Practitioner experience in inpatient and rehabilitation medicine. Kristin began her esteemed hospital medicine career in 2005 and has been an outstanding provider at North Shore Medical Center ever since. At Charter Health she practices in our Post-Acute practice.



Gail Palladino, NP

Gail Palladino has over 15 years of nurse practitioner experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She brings to the practice significant experience in pre-operative risk assessment and post-operative care to surgical patients in the hospital and undergoing rehabilitation. At Charter Health practices in our Post-Acute practice.




Patricia MCarthy, NP

Patty McCarthy RN, ANP, joined our practice in 2019 bringing with her 6 years of clinical nurse practitioner experience in adult geriatric medicine and additional experience in nursing research.  She earned her BSN and MSN from the Massachusetts Institute of Health Professions and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Outside the office, she enjoys sailing, photography, and traveling.





Melissa Ayer, RN, NP

Melissa Ayer RN, NP, joined our practice in 2019 bringing with her 19 years of clinical experience in the hospital, wound clinic and skilled nursing facility settings. She holds certifications in Rehabilitation Nursing (CRRN), Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing (CWOCN) and Foot Care Nursing (CFCN). She has taught nursing students as a former faculty member at Endicott College and has lectured at the national and regional levels for the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Society.






Jatinder Aujla, MD

Jatinder Aujla is an internal medicine physician practicing in our Post-Acute and Hospital Medicine areas. Dr. Aujla is a highly skilled clinician and medical educator with leadership experience as Chief Resident and Director of Hospital Medicine of programs in Alabama and Massachusetts.




Judith Flaherty, MA

Judy Flaherty is a Certified Medical Assistant and organizes the clinical operations in our primary care office. She has a wealth of experience in managing primary care and specialty care office based physician practices. She is highly respected among her peers and is especially dedicated to providing exceptional service to our patients.



Administrative Staff


Jenna Espinal

Jenna Espinal is our Assistant Practice Manager. Prior to joining Charter, Jenna worked at North Shore Medical Center in the Patient Access and Emergency Department. She has a proven to be another excellent resource to Charter Health and to our patients.



Charter Health PC
496 Lynnfield Street, Suite 104
Lynn, MA 01904
Phone: 781-205-2900
Fax: 781-596-8430
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