About WorkMed's Professional Staff
Dawn Gilbert, PT, MSM
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dawn Gilbert. I am the new Director of St. Mary's WorkMed Occupational Health Services.
I have been with the St. Mary's organization for 16 years with my most recent responsibilities being the Director of St. Mary's Center for Physical Rehabilitation. Effective January 2014, my responsibilities expanded to include the director-level leadership for WorkMed Occupational Health Services. I am working closely with the members of the WorkMed team and René Dumont, our Senior Leader, to identify and pursue strategic growth opportunities.
Jon Torres, M.D., M.R.O.
Dr. Torres is the Medical Director of WorkMed and is Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and a certified Medical Review Officer. He graduated from the University if Virginia Medical School and completed Residency training in Occupational Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. He also has a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology. His eighteen years of occupational medicine experience includes past work for the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon for aircrew members and their families. He consults with a variety of employers, including: LL Bean, Formed Fiber, Pionite and several municipalities. He is currently a Board member on MEMIC's Medical Advisory Board and a Steering Committee Member of the Maine Occupational Research Agenda Committee, Dept of Labor. Dr. Torres acts as the occupational medicine physician for Pionite and is the Occupational Medicine Physician Member of the St. Mary's Health System Safety Committee.
In 2014 Jonathan Torres, MD was chosen for inclusion in Down East Magazine's "Maine TopDocs Physician Survey 2014" as the top physician in the field of Occupational Medicine. The physicians who made the list were chosen through a peer review in which Maine doctors were asked who they would go to for help if their own family members had health concerns in the specified areas.
Jerry Lebel, E.N.P.
Senior Occupational Medicine Clinician
Gerald Lebel is the Senior Clinician at WorkMed and an Emergency/Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in clinical, supervisory, educational and administrative occupational health and emergency medicine. Jerry graduated from the University of Maine, Farmington with a BS in Community Health and from St. Mary's School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. He completed his Nurse Practitioner training at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pitts burg, Pennsylvania. He has been with WorkMed for over 15 years and provides acute and chronic injury management, consultations and second opinions. He consults with a variety of employers including Elmet and the St. Mary's Health System.
Kathy McManus, R.N., C.O.H.N.-S
Occupational Health Nurse
Kathy McManus has specialized as an occupational health nurse for the last 20 years and is a board certified occupational health nurse. Ms. McManus obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine. She returned to that school and obtained her Masters in Nursing in 1994. In 1987 she received the annual Scherring Award for outstanding Occupational Health Nurse of the year. For the last 8 years, she has been an adjunct faculty with the Occupational Health Program at Central Maine Technical College where she has taught Basic Principles of Occupational Health , a 3 credit required course which focuses on the effects occupational injury and illness have on the anatomy and physiology of the worker and Ergonomic Principles, also a 3 credit required course. She has presented numerous workshops on ergonomics and other safety and health topics for employers, insurance companies and as a guest speaker for the Maine Safety Conference.
James Bloomer, Medical Assistant
Barbara Michalak, Medical Assistant