Tobacco Treatment Service

Meet Our Staff

Nancy Rigotti, MD, Director
Nancy Rigotti is the founder and director of the MGH TTS. As a physician, she has worked for three decades to help her patients stop smoking and to train other physicians and nurses to do the same. She has done extensive research in smoking cessation methods and policies, and she is a well-known national expert in the field of tobacco control.  Click here to read more about Dr. Rigotti's accomplishments.

 

Michele Reyen, MPH, Program Manager
Michele Reyen is the program manager for the MGH TTS, as well as a health educator. She has a Master's Degree in Public Health, specializing in social and behavior sciences. Prior to coming to MGH Michele worked in public health at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  

Kathleen McKool, RN, MSN, CTTS-M, Counselor
Kathleen McKool has worked with Dr. Rigotti since 1986. Her clinical experience includes intensive individual counseling with patients who have complex medical conditions, group programs, and telephone counseling. She has worked on research projects with Dr. Rigotti on smoking cessation medications and counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is an instructor for the Massachusetts Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training and Certification Program. Her specialty is cardiovascular nursing, and she also works at the MGH Cardiology Department's Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center.

 

Nancy McCleary, RN, CTTS-M, Counselor
Nancy McCleary has worked in the field of smoking cessation since 1990. Prior to working at MGH she worked at North Shore Medical Center for 15 years, where she counseled both inpatients and outpatients. She was part of a team that developed and initiated the Smoking Cessation Service at NSMC. In addition to working as a smoking cessation counselor at MGH doing individual inpatient counseling and leading tobacco cessation groups, she also works with Dr. Rigotti on various research studies involving tobacco treatment. She has completed the Massachusetts Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Master's level certification.

 

Jean E. Mizer, RN, Counselor
Jean Mizer has worked in the field of Tobacco Treatment since 2005. Prior to working at Massachusetts General Hospital she worked at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center for eleven years. Here at MGH she does individual inpatient counseling and leading outpatient tobacco cessation groups. She has completed the Massachusetts Tobacco Treatment Basic training and is working toward her certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Master's level.

 

Caitlin McCann, BA, Counselor
Caitlin McCann has worked in the field of smoking cessation since June 2010.  Prior to working at MGH, she worked at Gosnold Treatment Centers, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, as a patient access counselor.  Additionally, she worked at Dismas House, assisting inmates with reintegration into society.   She graduated with a bachelors of arts from Assumption College in Social and Rehabilitation Services, and also has a minor in Psychology.  She has completed the Massachusetts Tobacco Treatment Basic training and is working toward her certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Master's level.