Yakira Teitel, MD, MPH
Andrea Provan, RN, MS, FNP
Andrea (she/her) received a BA in biology from the College of the Holy Cross and a BSN and MSN from Pace University as a family nurse practitioner in 1995. Andrea has worked in student health at Boston University, conducted research at an STD clinic in Birmingham, AL, as well as having experience at Cornerstone, a drug detox and rehab facility in Rhinebeck.
Outside of Bard, Andrea is busy keeping up with her 2 young adult children and several animals. She is originally from Jamaica (West Indies), and has also lived in France, Boston, Birmingham.
Belinda (Bel) Casivant, RN, MSN, ANP
Bel (she/her) received her MSN from Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY. She holds an AA in Nursing from Columbia Green Community College and a BS in Psychology from SUNY Albany. She has a wealth of knowledge having worked in endocrinology.
When not at work, she loves spending time with family, participating in outdoor activities including snowmobiling, reading and sewing/crafts.
Emmet Phipps, FNP-BC
Emmet Phipps (they/he) is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in caring for trans/non-binary and LGBQ++ people with a weight-neutral and harm reduction approach. Emmet enjoys printmaking and hiking and swimming in the Hudson Valley.
Angela Cavanna, DO, FAOASM
Dr. Cavanna (she/her) has been a consulting physician at Bard for more than two decades. She is trained in Internal Medicine and fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine. She received her BS in biology at St. John’s University and later went on to receive her medical education at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cavanna is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and is well known throughout the sports medicine community.
Clara Mixco (she/her) is originally from El Salvador and she has lived in the Hudson Valley area since 2002. Clara went to Dutchess Community College and before coming to Bard she worked for more than ten years in the Hospitality Industry where she held different managerial positions. Outside of work Clara enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and camping with family and friends.
Ian Brent, NYSEMT
Ian (he/him) received his B.Sc. in Cellular Biology from SUNY New Paltz in 2010. He is a certified NYS EMT and all-around spreadsheet enthusiast. Ian has over 10 years of experience in healthcare, from both the practice and management angles, in varying fields including in-patient mental healthcare, emergency medicine and residential autism care.
Outside of Bard, Ian lives with his wife and two dogs. He is partial to the arts, having a specialization in Creative Writing from Wesleyan and running, directing and acting in a local murder mystery dinner theatre company. He can be found acting in anything and everything from Off-Broadway to film to Halloween costume modeling.