Support Groups

Welcoming survivors of stroke and support person(s) 

Guided by clinicians of the UMass Memorial Neurology Department

Location: virtual meeting through Zoom

Every 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6 pm 

Interested participants can inquire at and be placed on an electronic mailing list for more information

Once we receive your inquiry, you will be contacted via email with details including an invitation with Zoom meeting link to the monthly support group


Meeting Time:

An Educational and Supportive Group for patients and caregivers

Scheduled Dates

1st Thursday of the Month
3:00pm – 4:00pm

  • January 2024 – NO GROUP, Winter Break
  • February 1, 2024 – “Communicating with your donor family and volunteer opportunities”, Kelley Green, New England Donor Services
  • March 7, 2024 - “Summer Safety with a liver transplant” – Jill Speicher RN BSN and Ericka Chaffee RN BSN
  • April 4, 2024 – “Post-Transplant Medications, tips for staying compliant, Jonathan Luzzo RPh
  • May 2, 2024 – “Life on the transplant list”, Jackie Caron, RN BSN
  • June 6, 2024 – “Dual Diagnosis treatment for addiction and mental health conditions” John Mondredo, LICSW.  
  • July 2024 – NO GROUP, Summer Break
  • August 1, 2024 – “Mood and behavioral changes pre and post liver transplant”, Brian Szetela MD, transplant psychiatrist
  • September 5, 2024 – “Becoming insurance savvy”, Mary Lambert, transplant financial coordinator
  • October 3, 2024 – “The first few days after liver transplant, what to expect”, Rachel Gora NP
  • November 7, 2024 – “Preventing deconditioning and fatigue pre and post liver transplant” Sue Gibbs, OTR/L Occupational therapist
  • December 5, 2024 -  “Transplant nutrition”  Michelle Rightmyer, RD LDN, CCTD Transplant Dietician 


All groups will be virtual via WebEx
***Remember to mute when not speaking***
***Remember to respect patient confidentiality during and after group***


If you would like to join, please call the transplant office at 508-334-1269 to provide your email address so that a WebEx link can be sent to you. You can also email your email address to:

Meeting Time:
Worcester, MA 01605

The UMass Memorial Family Diabetes Network is a group of families of children with diabetes that connects through social and educational events. This network of parents helping parents meets every other month.

Information: Visit the Facebook group page, email

Meeting Time:

Every other month

Worcester, MA 01655

Andrea Figueroa (508-210-0576) or Michelle Campbell (508-795-1516).