Staff

 

Dr. Donald Sampson,  Clinic Director

Dr. Don is board certified in pediatrics and adult internal medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado, then moved to the Waterbury, Connecticut area to be part of a family medical practice for eight years.

Most recently he was chief of pediatrics at a teaching hospital in Nigeria, where he had moved with his family in 2007 as a medical missionary with SIM in response to a call to serve the poorest of the poor.

During that three-year period, he trained Nigerian doctors; cared for hospitalized children, orphans and children with HIV; and went into outlying villages to provide medical care.
He became Samaritan Health Center’s pediatrician and clinic director in 2010.

 

 

Maureen Wiley, RN, Director of Nursing

Maureen was instrumental in Samaritan Health Center’s startup as director of nursing. She has a bachelor of science degree from The College of New Jersey, and a master’s degree in health education/exercise physiology from Queens College in New York City.
Maureen has served in many nursing positions during the past 30 years,  owned and operated a health and fitness consulting business, and is a nurse in the Danbury Hospital emergency department.

Maureen and her husband, Jim, have three daughters in college. In her spare time she  loves to get in touch with her creative side.

 

 

Sue Heller, RN, Assistant Nursing Dir.

Sue has  been Samaritan Health Center’s assistant director of nursing since its inception.

She is certified in advanced cardiac life support, pediatrics advanced life support, and trauma nurse core course. She has been a staff nurse at the Danbury Hospital emergency department since 1982.

Of all the jobs that Sue has had, taking care of children is her passion. She and her husband, Mark, have three grown children and one grandson. She and Mark spend their free time taking historical trips throughout Connecticut.

 

 

 

Jessica Farmer, Medical Admin Asst

Jessica volunteered at Samaritan Health Center before joining the staff as administrative assistant in 2011.
She has a passion for helping others, especially in the medical field. One of the biggest ways she contributes is as a translator for the many Spanish-speaking patients that Samaritan Health Center serves.
She plans to further her medical career by becoming a physician assistant.
With a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences from the University of Connecticut, and an emergency medical technician certification from Danbury Hospital, she is well on her way to making that passion into a career.

 

 

 

Sue Stanhope, RN Pediatric Nurse

Sue came to Samaritan as its first volunteer and is pleased to now be on staff.  She received her training in Washington DC (American University) and her BSN from The University of the State of New York.

Sue is a Pediatric nurse through and through.  Her background included public health, home care to medically fragile children, and teaching LPN students.  Her varied work had brought her from Columbia Presbyterian in NYC to serving the children of migrant workers who come each summer to pick corn in upstate New York.  Sue was on staff of Nurses Christian Fellowship and her passion is to integrate her faith and nursing practice.

Sue and her husband, Bob, have a daughter and son-in-law in Brooklyn.  They love to visit the national parks.