Office Team

Deborah Penn
Patient Care Coordinator

Deborah joined Bridgewater Pediatrics in November of 2000. She attended LaSalle Junior College and the University of Massachusetts, earning a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. After teaching for ten years, Deborah joined Bridgewater Pediatrics as a medical secretary, and she has been our Patient Care Coordinator since June of 2010. She enjoys serving our patients and their families as they navigate their way through our complex healthcare system. Deborah serves on the Board of Directors for The Well, A Center for Hope and Healing and on the Board of Trustees at The Village at Wildflower Green.

Deborah and her husband live in Raynham. They enjoy kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, sailing, cycling, hiking and sunsets on the beach. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Colleen Hammond
Office Manager

Colleen has over 25 years of practice management experience in various medical specialties. She began working with Dr. Kern in 1987 when he began his career. Colleen has served as office manager of Bridgewater Pediatrics since 2000. She has successfully overseen the change from paper to electronic records, the affiliation with Children’s Hospital Boston, and the growth of Bridgewater Pediatrics. She has served on numerous committees throughout her career and directs our medical home project. Colleen supervises our staff and is always available to help parents. Colleen attended Burdett College in Boston where she received her medical secretary certificate.

Colleen lives in East Bridgewater with her husband, Mark, and is the proud mother of two adult children.


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