Cooley Dickinson Health Care Director of LGBTQ Health Services
Family Nurse Practitioner at Northampton Family Medicine
Department + Services
LGBTQ Health Services
Programs + Specialties
Training + Education
Bachelor's Degree: Antioch College
Master of Science in Nursing: MGH Institute of Health Professions
I believe that informed consent and collaborative treatment decisions are the cornerstones of quality patient-provider relationships. I strive to meet every patient where they are at, and to tailor their care to ensure them the best possible health outcomes. I am committed to improving LGBTQ care for the patients in our community, as well as to ensuring a supportive and affirming work environment for all of our LGBTQ employees at Cooley Dickinson Health Care.
J. Aleah Nesteby, MSN, FNP, comes to Northampton Family Medicine from Baystate Health, where she spent the past 10 years working to ensure availability of compassionate and non-judgmental healthcare for the LGBTQ community in Western Mass. Prior to her time in Massachusetts, Nesteby worked in reproductive health and STI prevention in San Francisco, California.
Nesteby received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, Mass., and has pursued specialization in Transgender Health and LGBTQ Health. She is a nationally recognized trans health provider and has led workshops, lectures, and forward-looking training programs for medical students and medical residents. She is the recipient of a Tufts University School of Medicine educational research grant for transgender student curriculums.