Dr. Stefana Pecher, MD


A Board Certified Family Physician

Dr. Pecher earned her medical degree from Charles University, 1st Medical Faculty, in Prague, Czech Republic. Following her second year of urology residency at Charles University, she relocated to the United States and completed a research fellowship in prostate cancer at the University of Pittsburgh. She then went on to complete her training as chief resident and attending with the Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency Program of Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Pecher relocated as a practitioner to North Stonington in 2008. She quickly became recognized for her patient-focused philosophy. In December of 2011 Dr. Stefana Pecher, LLC was formed and the office relocated to Holly Green Plaza.

Kimberly Tschetter PA-C


Kimberly is a graduate of the Quinnipiac Physician Assistant Program in Hamden and North Haven, CT. She originally hails from South Dakota, but has fallen in love with New England and is happy to call the East Coast home. She is also happy to stay out of the Yankees vs. Red Sox rivalry as she cheers for the ever-struggling underdog. Go Mets!! Her special interest in medicine includes primary care, oral health, adolescent medicine and the LGBT community. In her free time she likes to cook, train for the NYC marathon and other road races. She is a self-described “NPR nerd”.

Karen Murphy PA-C


Karen Murphy PA-C is a graduate of the Northeastern Physician Assistant Program in Boston, MA. Prior to her transition to family practice with Dr. Pecher in 2010, she had two years’ experience in emergency medicine atThe Westerly Hospital.

Karen’s special interests include family medicine and women’s health. A longtime native of the community, Karen currently resides in Pawcatuck, CT with her husband and son. She is an avid spinner, enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Jarrod E. Poirier, PA-C

Jarrod E. Poirier, PA-C

Jarrod Poirier PA-C is a graduate of the MCPHS University Physician Assistant Program in Boston, MA. Originally from Massachusetts, Jarrod is a northeast native who currently resides in Providence, RI. He is a devoted football fan and is always willing to defend the New England Patriots, no matter what controversy they may be involved in. His special interests include urgent care and nutrition. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, running, and playing music. We are proud to welcome Jarrod to our medical team!


Nancy Hilton, C-MA Medical Office Administrator

Nancy Hiton

Nancy graduated from New England Institute of Technology with an Associates Degree In Science. Nancy enjoys Interacting with patients, and learning new approaches. Nancy also plays a vital role in office administration and ensures a smoothly functioning office. Nancy enjoys the outdoors with bike rides or at the beach.

Jen Cabral, Wellness Coordinator & Billing Supervisor


Jen plays an important role both as the Wellness Center Coordinator but also as Billing Supervisor. Please contact Jen directly to see if your insurance covers complementary services or with any questions that you may have.

Jen began her medical career in 1994 as a US Naval Corpsman for 9 years. She has worked in many multi setting medical offices and hospitals. She is also involved in Wildlife Rehabilitation with her husband, specializing in Birds of Prey. They will become certified apprentices after completing the R.I. DEM state test and hope to make a difference in caring, and educating the public about our local wildlife.

Lisa Stanhope, Lead CMA

Lisa Stanhope

Lisa is our Lead Medical Assistant. Lisa graduated with Honors from Ridley Lowell. She grew up in Groton, CT and enjoys camping and going to the movies with her daughter.

Amanda Dozier, CMA

Amanda Dozier

Amanda is a Certified Medical Assistant that graduated in 2012 from Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter.

Katlyn Gran, CMA

Katlyn Gran

Katlyn is a medical assistant that graduated from Ridley Lowell in 2012. She grew up in East Lyme, CT with her three brothers. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her horse, Jet.


Some of the Students


Mary Kate Stanhope, MA Student & Receptionist


Mary Kate Stanhope is currently a Medical Assistant Student at Ridley-Lowell. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family.