September 8, 2022

Celebrating 50 Years of the Community Health Center Movement

September 1, 2022

Announcing New Clinical Leadership

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three important new clinical leadership roles supporting our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of care and patient and staff experience.  

Today’s appointees are:

  • Shaun Farraher, MD – Chief of Family Medicine
  • Sarah Greenlaw-Quinton, DMD – Chief of Dentistry
  • Natalie Bowen, MD – Associate Chief of Pediatrics

Drs. Farraher, Greenlaw-Quinton, and Bowen bring a breadth of experience and expertise to their roles. 

Dr. Shaun Farraher

Dr. Shaun Farraher is board certified in Family Medicine and has practiced at Lowell CHC since 2013. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean and completed his Family Medicine Residency at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Farraher enjoys providing primary care for all members of the family, regardless of age. He lives in Greater Lowell and is motivated to improve the health of the community. Dr. Farraher has an interest in substance use disorder and is the Medical Director of Lowell Community Health Center Office Based Addiction Treatment Services (OBAT). In his free time, he enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, mystery novels, and spending time with family.

Dr. Sarah Greenlaw-Quinton

Dr. Sarah Greenlaw-Quinton began working at Lowell CHC as a general dentist in February 2018 and has served as the Interim Dental Director since December 2021. She has always had a passion for increasing access to dental care in underserved communities. Dr. Greenlaw-Quinton completed her dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2013, followed by a General Practice Residency focused on community health through Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. She previously worked at North Shore Community Health, where she discovered a love of teaching while mentoring dental student interns. In the past, she volunteered with Project Stretch as the Lead Dentist on a pediatric dental mission trip to Teacapan, Mexico, and as co-director of the Wampanoag Project, a multi-disciplinary collaboration treating the underserved Wampanoag Tribe of Martha’s Vineyard. To better communicate with and serve her patients, she has been learning Spanish and Portuguese. When not working, Dr. Greenlaw-Quinton enjoys baking, yoga, biking, and exploring the outdoors with her husband, their son, and their dog.

Dr. Natalie Bowen

Dr. Natalie Bowen has been working at Lowell CHC as a full-time primary care pediatrician since March 2020. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, she fell in love with mentorship and teaching early on through her experiences in coaching, research, and advocacy. This included a leadership role directing volunteer services for the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Bowen graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Afterwards, she spent several years serving as a Locum Tenens physician, which gave her the privilege of serving in a variety of clinical and cultural settings and insight into models of team-based care across practices. It was her passion for working with culturally diverse communities and reducing health disparities that brought her to Lowell CHC, where she is excited to provide comprehensive primary care to her patients. Her specific interests include optimizing the medical home model and long-term management of chronic diseases with care coordination between specialists and care-team members. When not at work, she enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her husband Aaron, daughter Claire, and lab mix Luna.

August 30, 2022

Healthy Connections: Mill City Grows

Come check out Mill City Grows each Tuesday on Jackson St., right in front of the entrance to Lowell Community Health Center.

August 26, 2022

Exciting News ! CHEC is Now a State Approved Training Site and Registration is Open Now for Fall Community Health Worker (CHW) Core Competency Training

We are proud to announce that CHEC is now a State Approved Training Site. Therefore, participants who complete the Comprehensive Outreach Education Certificate program will be eligible to apply for state certified Community Health Worker via the Combined Training & Work Experience Pathway. 

Trainings are FREE to Lowell CHC staff and require Manager approval to attend.

REGISTER NOW For Fall Trainings

These trainings are offered as part of a larger certificate program, the Comprehensive Outreach Education Certificate (COEC) Program. The COEC Program is a two-part training program that introduces Health Educators, Community Health Workers, and other public health professionals to a way of understanding health problems from a public health perspective. The training encourages participants to become proficient on a variety of health topics affecting diverse communities.

All workshops are open to any participant, and may be taken separately or as part of the Comprehensive Outreach Education Certificate. 


  • Introduction to Outreach Education & Mandated Reporting
  • Community Organizing
  • Understanding Health Insurance
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Public Health
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Harm Reduction & Prevention
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Leadership Skills
  • Outreach Education I & II
  • Effective Documentation
  • Care Coordination & Team-Based Care

*All courses are held on Zoom*


  • Professional conduct and Ethics *
  • Health Literacy: A Start
  • Diabetes & Prediabetes
  • HIV/AIDS: Supporting Community Members
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Depression and Anxiety: Help Others Cope
  • Family Planning & Wellness
  • Substance Use

*Professional Conduct and Ethic is part of the Core Competencies. It is a requirement for Certificate of Completion.