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Amherst Associates

Wendy L. Wright, MS, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Family Nurse Practitioner

Wendy is a 1992 graduate of the Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and completed a family nurse practitioner post-master’s program in 1995. She is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of two, nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics within New Hampshire named: Wright & Associates Family Healthcare @ Amherst and @ Concord. In addition, she is the Owner of Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company. She is the Past President of NPACE and the Senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates. She is the recipient of numerous awards and was chosen by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as the 1999 recipient of the New Hampshire State Excellence Award. In addition, she received the 2009 NH Nurse Practitioner of the Year, the 2014 Top 5 Women in New Hampshire Business Award and in 2005, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; a position held by only 500 other nurse practitioners throughout the country. In October 2014, Wendy was also inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is the founder of the NH Chamber of Entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners, an organization designed to assist nurse practitioners with independent practice issues. In addition, she is an Editor for Practice Management – a new e-journal created for NP’s interested in independent practice and practice management. Wendy served as the Chair for the 2014 AANP Conference in Nashville, TN. She presents nationally to different audiences and has been a speaker at over 1000 conferences in 46 states. Wendy is also an Adjunct faculty member at the University of Wyoming – Graduate Nursing Program and in the Simmons College DNP program in Boston. She is the nurse practitioner representative to the State of NH Immunization Advisory Board. Wendy has served a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical companies, medical offices and corporations. She has been a medical media spokesperson for a number of companies and has appeared on radio, television, and in print magazines. As a family nurse practitioner, she has also served as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases and is frequently consulted by malpractice attorneys around the area of clinical practice.

“I firmly believe that it is my privilege to provide healthcare for the men, women, and children in the State of New Hampshire. I take this role very seriously. People entrust us, as healthcare professionals, with their most precious commodities – their health and the health of their family members. What an awesome privilege. I consider myself very fortunate to have become a part of many families over the past 21 years. I look forward to working with my patients and their families to achieve optimal health and wellness.”

Kathryn Duclos, MSN, APRN, NP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner

Katie graduated in 2002 with honors and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from St. Anselm College. In 2007, she graduated again with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She currently holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing. Katie is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and brings to Wright & Associates Family Healthcare a wealth of nursing experience. She has an excellent education foundation to provide care to patients of all ages, having trained in many primary care offices in Southern New Hampshire. Katie worked at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where she practiced since 2002; having risen to the position of charge nurse. She is very interested in family healthcare; in particular, prevention and education. Katie and her husband Jeff have three children and are actively involved in the community.

Margaret Ludt, MSN, RN-BC, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner

Margaret Ashley Ludt, MSN, RN-BC, ARPN, FNP-BC is an Amherst, NH native, having graduated from Soughegan High School.  She began her career in 2006 when she graduated from Roanoke College in Salem, VA with a  Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. After returning home to New Hampshire for a family medical emergency in 2007, it became clear that she was destined for a career in nursing. In 2009, she graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Following graduation, Margaret began her nursing career at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (SNHMC) as a staff nurse and in 2012, she was chosen as the staff educator for a med-surgery floor.  In December 2013, she achieved her American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)  board certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing, RN-BC.   In 2014, she graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as a FNP, earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing.  She is board certified through the ANCC as a FNP-BC and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society.  Margaret was a student of Ashley Blake FNP-BC for more than a year at Wright & Associates Family Healthcare in Amherst and is so happy to not only live in Amherst but to hired for her dream job.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling the country. Margaret has a particular interest in caring for patients with chronic diseases and education regarding primary prevention.  She looks forward to working with new and established patients of WAFHC and is looking forward to meeting all of you.  Margaret welcomes new patients and referrals.

Lauren Gifford, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner

Lauren is a New Hampshire native and graduate of Goffstown High School. She graduated in 2011 from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 2014, she graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Simmons College in Boston, MA, receiving a Master of Science in Nursing. She is excited to return to New Hampshire and be able to work locally to give back to her community. Lauren is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Prior to joining Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, Lauren worked as a Registered Nurse at Hanover Hill Health Care Center in Manchester, NH. In addition to working in a Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing facility, she has also worked as a substitute school nurse with preschool and kindergarten students in the Goffstown, NH school district. In her free time, Lauren loves running and biking as well as helping to coach field hockey in the local community. Lauren is very excited to join a team of nurse practitioners and staff members who are dedicated to providing compassionate family healthcare. She is looking forward to working with patients of all ages across the lifespan, and to help them achieve and maintain their health and wellness goals.

Kerry Anderson MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Kerry Anderson MSN, APRN, FNP-C is a native of Litchfield, New Hampshire. In 2012, Kerry graduated cum laude from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a minor in Biology. She then went on to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2017 from the family nurse practitioner program at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Kerry is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society. While attending Simmons College, she worked as a clinical registered nurse at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire on a medical-surgical floor, caring for patients with chronic diseases, joint replacements, and acute medical conditions. As an FNP student, Kerry spent a year training under Wendy Wright MS, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN. She is very excited to start seeing patients in the Amherst office and to be a part of the WAFHC family. Kerry is married to Chris Anderson and lives in Nashua, NH with their dog, Lily. Outside of nursing, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Theresa Brisson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner

Theresa graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2012 from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Following graduation, she began her nursing career as a Registered Nurse at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire on a medical-surgical unit. Most recently, she has worked as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 2015, Theresa returned to Simmons College in Boston and graduated in 2018 with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Theresa is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is excited to join a highly experienced team at WAFHC and will be seeing patients in both the Amherst and Concord offices. Theresa looks forward to working with patients of all ages and sharing her passion for research and education. Outside of work, Theresa enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family. Theresa is currently accepting patients of all ages and is looking forward to your referrals.

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