Leadership Team

Heidi Romans Nelson
Chief Executive Officer

Heidi  Heidi Nelson joined Duffy Health Center as CEO in 2010. Heidi is responsible for Duffy Health Center operations, quality of care, program development, funding support, advocacy on behalf of persons experiencing homelessness, and representing Duffy at the local, state and national level. Previously, Heidi was the Executive Director of Heartland Health Outreach, Inc. Prior to that, she was Assistant Vice President at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Heidi is the Administrators Committee Chair for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. She has a bachelor's degree in Community Health Education from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Heidi also completed a Fellowship in Academic Medical Center Administration at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and she is also Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Heidi lives in Harwich with her husband.

Heidi Nelson joined Duffy Health Center as CEO in 2010. She is responsible for operations, quality of care, program development, funding support, advocacy on behalf of persons experiencing homelessness, and representing Duffy at the local, state and national level. Previously, Heidi was the Executive Director of Heartland Health Outreach, Inc. in Chicago. Prior to that, she was Assistant Vice President at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Heidi is the Administrators Committee Chair for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. She has a bachelor's degree in Community Health Education from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Heidi completed a Fellowship in Academic Medical Center Administration at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and she is also Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

David Burke
Chief Financial Officer

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David Burke joined Duffy Health Center as Chief Financial Officer in August 2016. Most recently, David served as CFO at Cottage Hospital on Nantucket. He worked briefly at Outer Cape Health Services, and served as the Vice President for Finance of a rehabilitation services company in New York for ten years prior to that. David has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University and a Masters in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University. 

Wesley Klein, D.O.
Medical Director

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Dr. Wesley Klein became Duffy's Medical Director in 2013. His background in family medicine has allowed us to expand our services to include adolescents. Dr. Klein completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York and has experience at practices in Massachusetts and on Cape Cod. Previously, Dr. Klein was an Assistant Professor of Biology at Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Dr. Klein is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and licensed to prescribe Suboxone and Vivitrol.

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Patricia A. Cawley, LICSW, BCD
Senior Director of Program Services

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Patricia A. Cawley, Duffy's Senior Director of Program Services, joined Duffy Health Center in 2012. A graduate of Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, she has extensive clinical experience working with under serviced populations; primarily people suffering from substance use disorders, mental health disorders and those experiencing homelessness. 

Prior to joining Duffy, Patricia was the Clinical Director of Camillus House, a nonprofit agency in Miami, FL. In 2012, she was named the Social Worker of the Year for Miami Dade County. 

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Elyse DeGroot
Director of Community Relations and Marketing

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Elyse DeGroot has been the Director of Community Relations and Marketing for Duffy Health Center since 2007, working previously as the Director of Development for Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands and as the Director of Senior Services for the town of Barnstable. Elyse has been an active volunteer for her church, the United Way, Falmouth Public Schools, Falmouth Band Parents and has served on the Falmouth Service Center board of directors since 2007. A graduate of Union College, Elyse received an MSW from Boston University and an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management.

Jane de Groot
Senior Director of Program Resources

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Jane de Groot joined Duffy In 2006 as the Director of Program Resources. Jane has initiated and nurtured Duffy's involvement in research with academic partners; has championed evidence-based practice training for staff and community partners; and has strengthened Duffy's ability to serve its clients through developing key agency partnerships and special projects.

Jane received her bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from Antioch College and MPA in Health Services Administration from NYU Wagner School of Public Service. In New York, she worked for John Wiley & Sons Medical Division, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the New York City Dept. of Health, and NYU School of Education and Allied Health, Office of Sponsored Research.

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