Christopher C. Charon, M.D.
Dr. Charon earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine on a Navy Health Professions Scholarship. He completed his surgical internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and then served as a General Medical Officer providing medical support for the Marines at Camp Pendleton, California for two years. Dr. Charon took his specialty training in Otolaryngology at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. He began practice in 2001 at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa in Japan where he served as Department Head of Otolaryngology. He left the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander after ten years of service to join our practice in 2003.
Lorna Kay Murdock, APRN
Lorna Kay Murdock, APRN, is a lifelong resident of Woodstock, CT and has worked in the community as an RN and later APRN since 1990. She received her BA Magna cum laude from Worcester State College and completed her graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts. She joined ENT Associates in January of 2014 and sees all ENT related pathologies with a special interest in Vertigo. She is board certified through ANCC and a member of the Society of Physician Assistants in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Association. Married since 1982 to her husband Richard, they enjoy spending time with their 3 children and their families. A favorite pastime is taking long walks and enjoying the beauty of nature on local and family farm properties.
Ashly Laparde, LPN
Ashly Laparde is a licensed nurse who is newer to the allergy department. Ashly graduated from CCRI and holds a nursing license in both CT and RI. She has many years of experience with long term care nursing. Ashly is very passionate about her job and being a mother of her three boys, Evan, Kooper and Kory. When not at work, she loves spending time with her family and going on outdoor adventures.
Ashley Lachapelle-Messier, DNP-APRN
Ashley Lachapelle-Messier, DNP-APRN, is also a lifelong Resident of Woodstock, CT. She has recently joined our team. She has been practicing as an APRN for 7 years. She currently teaches as a Professor at Simmons University for the APRN Students. She received her Bachelor’s Degree with high honors from Anna Maria College. She completed her Graduate Degrees from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. She joined ENT Associates in February 2021 and sees all ENT related pathologies, with a special interest in Pediatrics. She is Board Certified through ANCC and a member of the AANP. Married to her high-school sweetheart from Woodstock Academy she enjoys spending time with her family, and her dog Oliver. Some of her favorite past-times include kayaking, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors.
Heather Benham, R.N.
Heather earned her Bachelor of Science from Bridgewater University and Associates in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College. She is a licensed Registered Nurse in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. Heather has been with ENT Associates in the Allergy Department for 10 years, working in Worcester, Putnam, and now Charlton.
Personally, Heather lives in Spencer with her husband, Scott, and two children John (19) and Alison (17). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, travel, reading, and walking with her chocolate lab, Gigi.
Janet Cutting M.A., CCC-A
Janet completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in audiology from The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is licensed in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Janet has been a clinical audiologist for over 30 years and has counseled and provided care to thousands of hearing-impaired individuals. She always strives to help patients with the latest in digital technology.
On a personal note, Janet has two grown children: Marissa, a physician and Justin, a financial advisor. She enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, kayaking and spending time with friends, family and her four pups.
Jane Whitehead M.A., CCC-A
Jane received her Bachelor of Science degree from Elmira College in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Master of Arts degree in Audiology from Ohio University. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and is a licensed audiologist in the State of Connecticut. Jane has been with ENT Associates since 2008.