Mary Ann McDonnell | Anne Marie Mingolelli | Jennifer Finnerty    

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


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.


HeadshotJennifer Finnerty RN, BA, BSN, MSN, PMHNP - BC, is a compassionate licensed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats children, adolescents, adults, and elderly individuals. Jennifer has special clinical interests in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and trauma and how to treat with a natural mind body approach. She obtained her Bachelors degree in the Science of Nursing and her Masters degree in the Science of Nursing from Regis College and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame. Jennifer has a varied clinical psychiatric background, with extensive experience at Boston Medical Center, High Point Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. She utilizes genetic testing upon request.

Jennifer provides psychopharmacological evaluation, diagnosis and interventions, as well as psychotherapy and she encourages lifestyle, social and environmental changes tailored to meet the needs of each individual that she works with.