Mary Ann McDonnell | Anne Marie Mingolelli | Anne Turley Griffith | Erin P Youhas

HeadshotMary Ann McDonnell, RN, MS, CS, FPNP, is licensed as a child and adolescent clinical nurse specialist and a family psychiatric nurse practitioner and has a PhD in Philosophy. She obtained her Associates of Science in Nursing Degree at Quincy College, her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree, Masters of Science in Nursing Degree, and her PhD in Philosophy at Northeastern University in Boston.

As the director of the clinical trials program in pediatric psychopharmacology research at Massachusetts General Hospital for over 10 years, Dr. McDonnell was a co-investigator of 81 research studies of psychiatric disorders and medications. She continues to conduct psychiatric research studies in her private practice, South Shore Psychiatric Services in Hingham, MA. Dr. McDonnell has been a professor of psychopharmacology in the graduate nursing program at Northeastern University for many years and continues to train and mentor psychiatric nurse practitioners in her practice. In her previous role as the founder and CEO of STEP UP for BP Kids, a nonprofit organization, Dr. McDonnell was able to provide education, training and support for families of children and adolescents in addition to launching a summer camp for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

She is the author of a book entitled “Is Your Child Bipolar” and “Positive Parenting for Bipolar Kids” and was an expert consultant for a series of 30 books on child and adolescent psychopathology. She has 10 scientific publications in the area of psychopharmacology in children, adolescents and adults and is a sought after public speaker for conferences and education seminars across the country.

Dr. McDonnell is best known for her research and clinical work with children, adolescents and adults with ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders. She specializes in the medication management of difficult to treat children and adolescents and is passionate about her work with youth and adults in the community.

Contact Dr. McDonnell at 781.837.8833 or email info@sspservices.org


HeadshotAnne Marie Mingolelli, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN-BC, RN is a Nurse Practitioner nationally certified to provide psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and adults. She received her MSN and NP certification in Adult Primary Care Medicine from Simmons College and her CAGS and NP certification in Family Psychiatric Medicine from Northeastern University.  She also received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Northeastern University.  Dr. Mingolelli has worked in the mental health field for several years, providing both psychopharmacological services and therapy for a variety of psychiatric illnesses. In addition, she has worked as a co-investigator on clinical trials of new psychiatric medications.  Prior to her work in this area, she provided both primary care and occupational medical care to adolescents and adults in the hospital, urgent care, and clinic settings.  Additionally, she has worked as a certified school nurse for many years, attaining an educational licensure and gaining extensive experience in the educational setting, including the field of special education.  

Dr. Mingolelli has mentored graduate nurse practitioner students and student nurses in the clinical area and provided training to school staff, as well as acting as a mental health resource to staff members.   She is also an adjunct faculty member for Northeastern University.  In addition to her work in the mental health and educational fields, she has conducted research in the area of school re-entry for children and adolescents following inpatient psychiatric treatment.  She is currently involved in development of a statewide procedure for the re-entry process, along with promoting the role of the school nurse in school re-integration planning.


HeadshotAnne Turley Griffith, RN, PMHNP, is a certified Lifespan Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in the treatment of children and adolescents. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, where she was awarded the Christine Bridges Nursing Merit Scholarship, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with Honors from the University of Delaware, where she was also the recipient of multiple merit scholarships.

Anne began her career as an intern for South Shore Mental Health, where she participated in psychopharmacological assessment and management under the supervision of Nurse Practitioner Maryann McDonnell and conducted psychotherapy under the supervision of psychologist Meredyth Feldman. She was selected to continue as a mental health clinician at South Shore Mental Health following the completion of the internship. Currently she is part of the nursing team at the South Shore Educational Collaborative in Hingham, MA, a therapeutic school program for youths aged 5-21 with diverse psychiatric needs. Here at South Shore Psychiatric Services she is engaged in both clinical outpatient treatment and multiple ongoing psychiatric research studies.


HeadshotErin P Youhas, RN, PMHNP is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, clinically educated in treating patients across the lifespan. Erin earned her Associate of Science degree from Laboure College, where she was selected as the President’s Award and Academic Excellence award recipient, was twice named as a Yawkey Scholar, as well as honored as the valedictorian of her graduating class. She then went on to earn her BSN and MSN from Northeastern University, focusing her elective studies on school-based health care, behavior analysis and public health.

Erin’s clinical education includes internships in psychotherapy at South Shore Mental Health and psychopharmacology at South Shore Psychiatric Services, as an intern under Dr. McDonnell. Her nursing career includes a background at the Boston Higashi School in Randolph, working with children, adolescents and young adults with autism. Erin also worked as a nurse for the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, chosen as an inaugural staff member for the newly opened CBAT unit, and as a residential DMH group home nurse and staff trainer for Bay State Community Services.

Erin has a special interest in treating adolescents and young adults, as well as patients with autism spectrum disorders. Her personal clinical interests include learning about the effects of nutrition and exercise on mental health, as well as participating in research about ADHD. In addition to her time at South Shore Psychiatric Services, Erin works as a Nurse Practitioner at The Family Counseling Center in Brockton and Duxbury Counseling in Plymouth.