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At All Care Wellness Institute, we have a staff of highly experienced health care providers dedicated to serving all of your health care and mental health needs.


Our therapists hold degrees in social work and/or psychotherapy, and we have experienced psychopharmacologists on staff. 

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Treatment for a wide variety of health needs

  • Privately owned and operated by psychiatric nurse practitioners

  • Combined 50 years' experience

  • Bi-lingual provider on staff

  • Patient-centered care

  • In-home and outpatient settings

  • Walk-in days at New Bedford location

  • 24-hour on-call service

Offering you the best care from experienced providers

Schree A. Pettigrew, APRN-BC, Chief Executive Officer


Schree is the founder of All Care Wellness Institute and is known as the company’s compassionate leader with a dedication to care for those in need. Schree’s career in nursing began in 1998 when she started out as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Now, she is an experienced nurse practitioner with more than 18 years of service in various psychiatric settings. Ms. Pettigrew earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. Schree’s intelligence and dedication is shown by her position as class president during nursing school, as well as her status as the recipient of the Sylvia Sylinski Academic Scholarship and the LPMNI Scholarship. In 2010, she was inducted into the National Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau, and she still holds ties to her alma mater, Regis College, as she has committed her time as a preceptor.


Almost ten years ago, Schree took her strong background in community health nursing and specialization in mental health disorders and founded All Care Wellness Institute. The company’s humble beginnings have led to a prosperous business that has expanded to three different locations, Stoughton, New Bedford, and Plymouth. Schree’s primary focus is to mitigate mental health disparities specific to the underserved population of Southeastern Massachusetts. As she values a holistic and collaborative approach to patient care, she strives to deliver high-quality, comprehensive mental health care to each patient that walks through the door. Schree focusses on counseling, psychopharmacology assessment, and management of disease process. Beyond her responsibilities as a provider, Schree is also responsible for high-level administrative duties, such as, budgeting, overseeing the management of supportive staff, case conferencing with the treatment team, and identifying and managing high-risk patients.


Without a doubt, Schree is qualified beyond her aforementioned certifications. She is a member of the New England Black Nurses Association, as well as a certified CPR instructor by the American Heart Association. She is also a board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Since 2014, she has been on the Board of Directors for PAACA (Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction Corporation). To top it all off, she is the mother of two daughters, which has led her to be a Girl Scout leader and avid member of her local community. Schree also has a passionate for volunteerism, which has led All Care to participate in the “Point in Time” annual homelessness count for New Bedford, as well as many other charitable events. Schree also volunteered her time at the Donovan House, a Catholic Social Service domestic violence shelter. With the little free time she has, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters while vacationing on Cape Cod.


Fun Facts about Schree: 


  • Schree graduated from high school in Germany

  • She used to have an obsession with the boy band New Kids on the Block

  • Schree grew up as a "military brat" and moved at least 4 times

  • Schree's daughters are 17 years apart

  • Her super power would be to cure drug addiction along with world peace



Margaret R. Brown, MS, PMHCNS - BC


Margaret Brown received both of her nursing degrees from Northeastern University College of Nursing. She acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1975, and a Master's of Science Degree in Nursing from the Graduate School in 1994. Ms. Brown joined the All Care team in 2010 and sees patients at our Stoughton and New Bedford practice sites.  


Ms. Brown is passionate about the care she provides to her patients. She has been caring for the medically underserved populations for the last four decades. She also worked in a community health center setting at Mass Mental Health Center until her retirement in 2015.


Margaret leads with a natural, kindred, and nurturing spirit. Margaret is the matriarch of our practice and provides consistent care extending to the patients' home if needed. She has a special interest in working with patients with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder. Margaret provides high-quality, coordinated care for all of our patients.


Outside of work, Margaret is a leader within the community as she is a member of the Advisory Board of the Hawthorne Youth and Community, a member of her Church Health Ministry, and the former President of the New England Black Nurses Associate (NERBNA) for 12 years. She’s previously held positions in the organization as Vice President, Board Member, and Secretary. Margaret has been affiliated with the NERBNA, Inc. for 45 years.


She has also held national placement with the National Black Nurse Association, Inc. (NBNA) as a former 2nd Vice President, Board Member, and was the Nominating Committee Chair. She has been a featured conference speaker and moderator for the National Black Nurse Association, Inc. on multiple occasions.


Ms. Brown has been a panelist and a student advisor for Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference, (BSCP) of Harvard Meidcal School. She’s a current preceptor for Regis College and Chamberlain College. She functions as a mentor in the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program at Simmons College, School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Ms. Brown is an adjunct faculty for Simmons College, and previously held a position as adjunctive faculty of Harvard Medical School in the the Psychiatry Department.


She is the recipient of many awards such as, Who’s Who in America, the Mary Malone Pursuit of Excellence Award, the Mary Eliza Mahoney Award, and many others. We appreciate her dedication and are extremely fortunate to have Ms. Brown who brings her wealth of knowledge and clinical expertise to our patients and staff.


Fun Facts about Margaret:


  • She loves to cook.

  • A food item she could eat everyday is a sweet potato

  • Her favorite superpower is the power of healing.

  • She aspires to use the computer more effectively

  • Her favorite show is Family Feud (Ms. Brown tried out for the show when there were auditions in Boston)


Melissa Sullivan, MSW


Melissa graduated from the University of Kansas and also received her master's degree in social work from Catholic University of America in 1993. Melissa joined All Care's team in 2016 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She provides individual psychotherapy to the patients of the clinic.


Melissa is passionate about her family, traveling, and her career, with experience in the healthcare industry for the past 23 years as a nursing home social worker. Melissa also has experience in leadership roles, serving as the Director of Social Work for a nursing home in Couit, Massachusetts for seven years. Currently, Melissa is pursuing her license to become a Certified Alcoholism Counselor (CAC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)  at Trundy's Institute.


Melissa is kind, compassionate, and one of the most caring people that has walked through the doors of All Care. Our patients have benefited vastly from her care. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys scrapbooking, and making jewelry.


Fun facts about Melissa:


  • One food she could eat every day of the week would be chicken salad.

  • Her favorite superpower is the ability to protect.

  • Her favorite place to vacation is Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • Melissa is a nationally ranked figure skater

  • Habanero potato chips are one of her guilty pleasures.


Sonya Garba, APN - BC


Sonya received her master's degree as an adult nurse practitioner from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Sonya is an adult nurse practitioner who specializes in substance use disorder, anxiety, ADD depression, bipolar and schizophrenia. Sonya also recommends the necessary preventative health screens for our at-risk clients. With Sonya's knowledge, she combines her medical background and her psychiatric experience to allow a holistic approach with each patient.  Sonya has been in the health industry for 10 years and is passionate about facilitating care.


Fun Facts about Sonya:


  • She enjoys the snow.

  • She likes to go to the beach, and appreciates nature.

  • One food she could eat every day would be homemade lasagna.

  • Her favorite superpower is the ability to read minds.

  • Her dream vacation would include a deserted island where she can unplug from the world and sip on a cocktail.


John Job, NP


John graduated from Regis College in Boston, Massachusetts. At Regis, he obtained his graduate degree as an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner.  John has 15 years of experience in the health care industry and started off as a certified nurse assistant before becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse.


At All Care, John first was employed as an intern before becoming one of our providers. John offers therapy, treats substance abuse victims, and helps treat those who suffer from mental health illness.  John has been at All Care for just over a year and brings a calm, peaceful presence to our mental health clinic. Outside of work John is a father to four kids and enjoys watching and playing basketball.


Fun Facts about John:


  • If John had to eat the same thing every day of the week, he'd choose to eat Fiber One cereal.

  • John was a former manager at a nursing home.

  • John's favorite place to travel is Nigeria from which he's from.

  • Pizza is John’s guilty pleasure.

  • If he could be any animal he would choose to be a lamb because of their gentle nature and symbolism in faith.  


Dr. Clare Katuramu, DNP, PMH - BC


Clare received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has a master's in public health degree in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University. Clare earned her BSN from Framingham State College, and has a BS from Bridgewater State University. As a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner at All Care Homecare, Clare has been in the mental health industry for 20 plus years.


Clare's level of expertise is very admirable and her most important personal attribute is her patience. Clare has achieved a lot through her journey in care. In 2013, she was a contributor to textbook chapters in Nursing Interventions Classifications (December 2013). She also has served as program chair for the Medical Career Center in Waltham, Massachusetts, and has lead a teaching faculty position at Roxbury Community College of Nursing.


Fun Facts about Clare:  


  • Clare enjoys traveling internationally

  • If she could eat one thing every day she would eat ceasar salad

  • If she could be better at something she would choose to be better at money management

  • If Clare could go anywhere in the world she'd choose to go to Uganda

  • Clare's favorite movie is A Beautiful Mind.


Health Care Providers

We offer you compassionate care for skilled nursing services as well as mental health treatment, Group Adult Foster Care, and more.


We promote wellness of the mind, body, and spirit and will always be committed to your health and mental health needs.

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