urgent care staff


New England Urgent Care Staff

Not only does our urgent care staff have emergency care experience, we are sensitive to the needs of all age groups. We are able to treat ALL ages including elderly, newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens.

New England Urgent Care staff is selected for their knowledge, ability, experie, ce and professionalism. We can draw blood, place IV lines for hydration, provide health assessments, take x-rays for all aspects of patient treatment. Our skilled nursing staff offers a high level of patient education and exceptional care during your visit.

Staff Bios

Michael Gutman, MD, PhD, FACEP, Medical Director, NEUC Founder

urgent care staff - Dr Michael GutmanMichael has been in practice for over 20 years. In 1988, Dr. Gutman received his MD/PhD at the University of Western Ontario. He began his career training for Neurosurgery before switching to Emergency Medicine residency. He earned his American Board Certification in 1996 and worked as an attending emergency physician at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. In 2002, Dr. Gutman joined the US Army Reserves following 9/11. He served overseas three times over a five-year period — twice to Iraq and once to Bosnia.

Dr. Gutman brings his keen intellect and passion for excellent care — gained from years of training and experience — to his patients here at New England Urgent Care. In addition, the organizational and leadership skills acquired during his service to the US army serve to optimize the operations and effectiveness of this organization.

Yahel Gutman, RN, BSN, CYI, Clinical Director, Certified Yoga Instructor (YTT-200H), NEUC Founder

urgent care staffYahel has years of experience in emergency care nursing, teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Trauma. In 2009, as an emergency care nurse, Yahel received the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing from Saint Francis Hospital.

A graduate of Hebrew University, Yahel’s impressive résumé includes teaching emergency care in the Israeli Army, teaching in nursing school and working as an ICU nurse. In 1991, after switching her main focus to emergency care, Yahel taught pre-hospital emergency care and ACLS, was part of the Emergency Department management team, and a nursing director of a bone marrow transplant unit.

Over the last 10 years, Yahel has studied crystal healing and guided imagery both here in the U.S. and abroad, and is a Certified Yoga Instructor (YTT-200H).

Yahel’s vast knowledge and love of emergency nursing provides patients of New England Urgent Care with compassionate care and thorough treatment education.

staff-pics-jesseJesse Howes, M.H.S. PA-C

“As a graduate of Quinnipiac University 2006 with Masters in Health Science, I am a Physician Assistant with experience in both Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Before starting my graduate work at Quinnipiac, I studied Sports Medicine at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC.

Western Massachusetts was where I grew up and I now live in the Connecticut river valley. Time with my family, wife and two kids is what I enjoy the most. Also, I enjoy all outdoor activities and am an avid runner and Obstacle Course Racer.


Jeff Sievering, PA-C

“Born in Brussels, Belgium, I attended Denison University in Ohio, where I received my Bachelors Degree. Afterward, I received a Master of Medical Science from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Family is important to me. I am married with two teenage daughters. When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, gardening and sailing.”


Mark Tabaka, PA-C

“My experience and interest have focused solely on emergency and urgent care medicine.”

After receiving his Master of Health Science degree from Quinnipiac University in 2005, Mark went on to complete postgraduate training in adult and pediatric emergency medicine as part of the Medical College of Georgia’s emergency medicine residency program in Augusta.  Since then, he has worked exclusively in emergency medicine and is currently on the staff of emergency departments at Hartford and Saint Francis Hospitals in Connecticut.

He is past Treasurer of the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants and has served on the board of directors of the Health Assistance Intervention and Awareness Network.

And, prior to attending PA school, Mark was a certified public accountant for over 15 years and worked in the financial arena at several Fortune 500 companies.

Mark is fluent in Polish and resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Sonia Fields RN BSN, Lead Nurse for Simsbury


Carlos Paulo, RN, Lead Nurse for Manchester

Carlos is the lead nurse in our newest urgent care located in Manchester, Connecticut.

staff-pics-luciLuciane Mastrangeli, Lead X-ray Technologist, Marketing Coordinator

“For the past 13 years, I have been a resident of Connecticut. In 2011, I graduated from Capital Community College with a degree in Radiologic Technology. Through my training at Rockville General Hospital and Manchester Memorial Hospital, I became familiar with ER, Fluoroscopy, and Surgical X-ray procedures. Even though X-ray is my life career, I can offer so much more to our patients at New England Urgent Care.

Most of all, I enjoy working at the New England Urgent Care facilities because we provide that extra experience with wonderful employees and a sense of family.”


Annette Chevere, Director of Operations

Annette Chevere has been with New England Urgent Care since the opening of their first location — West Hartford — in 2010. As the current Director of Operations, she oversees all office functions; focusing primarily on patient satisfaction. Annette received her Masters of Science in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Hartford.

staff-pics-bellaBella Armour, Human Resources

Bella is the Human Resources Manager for New England Urgent Care. In addition, she has been a part of the NEUC team since the opening its West Hartford location in 2010.

Bella holds a Bachelors of Art in Psychology and has worked in the healthcare field for several years. Also, Bella oversees all Patient Registrar staff.

Patient Registration

Meet our friendly patient registration staff. These are the first people you’re likely to encounter at our walk-in centers. Their goal is to gather your information and get you seen by the Provider as swiftly as possible!

staff-pics-jackieJackie Diaz, Front Desk Supervisor






Paula Cole, Front Desk Lead





Elon, Front Desk Personnelstaff-pics-elon