Angela Del Vecchio and Chris Schleif are spouses and family nurse practitioners who both graduated this spring with master's degrees in nursing from the University of Maine.
Del Vecchio will work full-time at Dexter Family Practice with Challa Reddy, M.D. Del Vecchio has bachelor's degrees in human ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor and in nursing from Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. She has staff nursing experience at both Mt. Desert Island Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center, and worked as a family nurse practitioner at Downeast Family Planning in Ellsworth.
Schleif will work full-time at Milo Family Practice with Kathleen Thibault, D.O. Schleif has bachelor's degrees in English from State University of New York at Albany and in nursing from Pace University. His experience includes service as an aerospace medical technician in the U.S. Air Force, as a nursing assistant and patient care technician at hospitals in Albany, as a staff nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor and at Mt. Desert Island Hospital, and as an occupational health nurse at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.
Brandy Lakin is a physician assistant who will split her time in Dexter, working half of each week with Challa Reddy, M.D. at Dexter Family Practice, and the other half with Robert Lodato, M.D. at Dexter Internal Medicine. Lakin recently graduated from the physician assistant program at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, and has a bachelor of science degree in medical biology from the University of New England in Biddeford.
Lakin started her healthcare career as a certified phlebotomist at Maine Medical Center, and has been exposed to a variety of clinical experiences through her physician assistant training program, most recently in family practice at the Katahdin Valley Health Center in Island Falls.
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