Michelle Lolo earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kean University, NJ in 2011, Following graduation, she attended the University of Scranton, PA and earned two Masters' degrees from that university of higher education, a Master of Science in Accountancy in 2018 and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management in 2011. Her healthcare and business career commenced as Coordinator for a podiatric practice, Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Jersey for four years from 2008-2012. Subsequently, she was an Administrative Assistant for a law firm, Michael Kurak, P.C. in New Jersey from 2012-2013, involved in multi-facets of the firm's client relations. From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Lolo was an Acquisition Specialist for North Star Staffing Solutions, creating operational plans and involving operations of a large staffing and employment firm. From 2015 to 2020, and prior to Ironbound Community Health Center concept development and strategic planning, she was the Office Manager of Survivor Fire and Safety and involved in all facets of the firm's operations from billing and collections, to daily operations, systems, and policies and procedures. Based on her business acumen, background in business and healthcare, plus the double Masters' in Accountancy and Human Resources Management - both areas vital to the commencement and ongoing finance and operations of Ironbound Community Health Center - Ms. Lolo was hired by the health center's Board of Directors to develop, operate, and plan for the health center's future growth as a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Gricel H. Comesanas, M.D. graduated from the Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco Province, Mexico 1986. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Morristown Medical Center of Atlantic Health System. Dr. Comesanas has a New Jersey Medical License, which is active through 2021 (License No. MA047735) and has practiced general pediatrics in the Newark service area (New Jersey) for over 20 years. She is on the Medical Staff of the RWJ/Barnabas Health affiliate hospital, Clara Maas Medical Center. Dr. Comesanas is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. In addition to serving as staff physician for Ironbound Community Health Center, Dr. Comesanas will serve as Medical Director/CMO as well. In her role as Medical Director/CMO, Dr. Comesanas will be responsible for the supervision of the clinical, behavioral health and clinical support staff, and as a collaborating physician for the Nurse Practitioners, plus being one of the QI team members working to ensure quality and performance as a top priority for Ironbound Community Health Center. Her experience and education, plus fluency in service area multiple languages, have given her the tools to be a strong and successful leader in the role of Medical Director/CMO for our health center.