Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

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Vanessa Loukas

Vanessa Loukas, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP

Clinical Nurse Educator

Vanessa is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Boston Medical Center's OBAT Technical Assistance Team. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing at Simmons College, and she is also board certified in Advance Practice Addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (CARN-AP). She is the Administrative Director of the Addiction Services Department at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, formerly the South End Community Health Center, where she also practices as a nurse practitioner with expertise in providing primary care to complex patients with substance use disorder, chronic mental illness and infectious diseases. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse in acute treatment services and medical stabilization programs.

OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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