Our quality team of medical receptionists, medical assistants, nurses, billers, office clinical administrator, and CFO are professional, courteous, and helpful, and are always happy to answer your questions, help with your child’s care, and make your experience at Touchpoint a pleasant one.


Barrie had over twenty-five years’ experience in management positions within the graphic arts, printing, sales promotion, advertising and marketing field prior to joining Touchpoint Pediatrics full-time in 2005. He supported Dr. Shaw-Brachfeld in starting the practice in 2002 by helping her develop the infrastructure of the practice.

Presently he is responsible for human resources, payables, receivables, contracting, information technology, purchasing, marketing, facilities management, and changing light bulbs.

Barrie attended the City University of New York and received a Bachelor’s of Arts with honors before studying art and music in Paris, France. He has three children and lives in Chatham, with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld.


Joanie Roop, MSN, APRN, BC joined Touchpoint Pediatrics in 2016 as an Advanced Practice Nurse and Office Clinical Administrator. Previously, she worked at Children’s Specialized Hospital for 20 years as a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist and Safe Kids Coordinator for special needs children.

Joanie earned her BSN from Villanova University and her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics through the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Additionally, Joanie is a CPR instructor and Pediatric Advance Life Support certified.

Besides coordinating the efforts of the staff, Joanie is passionate about teaching patients and their family’s CPR, infant child safety, and offering support for families of special needs children. Joanie also is an assistant professor teaching pediatric nursing at Raritan Valley Community College.

She is the proud parent of two grown daughters who over the years received excellent care at Touchpoint Pediatrics.


Chelsea Forsythe, CMA joined Touchpoint Pediatrics in 2014 as a Certified Medical Assistant and is currently the Office Coordinator. Before joining Touchpoint, Chelsea had previously worked in childcare for over 10 years.

Chelsea graduated from Berkeley College in 2013 with her Certificate in Medical Assisting and then went on to received her Associates Degree in Applied Science in 2015 from Berkeley College. She is in the process of becoming a Certified Asthma Educator.

Chelsea grew up in Roxbury, NJ, where she currently lives with her husband.