Robyn Riseberg, MD
Founder and Pediatrician
Robyn Riseberg is the Founder of Boston Community Pediatrics. Dr. Riseberg is passionate about helping kids and families and has dedicated her career to advocating for and working with underserved pediatric patients. She creates innovative medical programs and collaborates closely with community organizations to improve the lives of patients and communities. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, UMass Medical School (where she received numerous awards and was an Albert Schweitzer fellow), and the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center). Most recently, Dr. Riseberg was the head of pediatrics at the South End Community Health Center (SECHC) and the Founding Medical Director of the School-Based Health Center at the Blackstone Elementary School at the Dr. Gerald Hass Center in the South End. Robyn has taught medical students, nurse practitioner students and pediatric residents for much of her career. She is a Corporation member of Beacon Academy and was on the Board at Casa Myrna for six years. She is the health care consultant for many early childcare organizations and camps in the South End. Boston Community Pediatrics is the culmination of Dr. Riseberg’s entire career of direct service to underserved families and will bring the highest level of quality service to pediatric patients and their families no matter their financial situation or insurance coverage. When she is not working, Dr. Riseberg loves to spend time with her husband and teenage daughters, and also enjoys running outside and working out at Barry’s Bootcamp.
Ho-Wen Hsu, MD
Ho-Wen Hsu is a pediatrician with two decades of experience in primary care. She comes to BCP from South End Community Health Center where she worked with Robyn Riseberg for 14 years. She still believes in the importance of primary care and is passionate about supporting Dr. Riseberg in this idealistic endeavor!
Dr. Hsu was born in Japan, grew up in Maryland, and attended Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She came for internship and residency to Boston Children's Hospital, where her primary care mentor was Dr. Gerald Hass, founder of the South End Community Health Center. After residency, she completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease and received a master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Hsu began her pediatric career at the New England Newborn Screening Program, studying the epidemiology of pediatric HIV infection and congenital toxoplasmosis. After a decade in public health, she realized that she missed clinical medicine and decided to return to primary care. She worked at Codman Square Health Center for 5 years before joining South End Community Health Center in 2006. Dr. Hsu has three grownup children and an almost 2-year-old grandson. Her younger daughter is in medical school and plans to go into pediatrics.
Chief of Administration and Evaluation
Emily Derecktor is the Chief of Administration and Evaluation at Boston Community Pediatrics. Prior to BCP, Emily led the Pediatric Wellness Program at the South End Community Health Center, where she oversaw the redesign and expansion of the program to include more community partnerships, in-house programming, and patient support initiatives. Emily received her undergraduate degree in Health & Societies from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Brown University for 2 years before pivoting careers into more of the public health sphere. She is passionate about program design, quality improvement, and health & mental health equity for low-income children and families. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, singing, going on walks, and snuggling up with her cat, Noodle!
Chief of Strategy and Innovation
Molly Zuker is the Chief of Strategy and Innovation at Boston Community Pediatrics. Her professional background is at the intersection of education, equity and early childhood. Most recently she worked as the Community Resource and Outreach Coordinator for the Public Schools of Brookline.
While Molly’s work has varied, at the heart of it has always been a belief in the power of connection, relationships, and belonging. Molly graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in History and has a Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley University, as well as a Masters in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence from Brandeis University’s Heller School. Molly loves yoga, reading, and the beach, and is happiest spending time with her husband and three kids.