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Community health leadership and staff

Boston Children's Hospital relies on two leadership groups, the Board Committee for Community Health and the Community Advisory Board, to assist the Office of Community Health in implementing the hospital's community mission.

Board Committee for Community Health

Winston Henderson, JD, chair of the Board Committee for Community Service and Current Member of the Board of Trustees, Nano Terra Inc.

Community Advisory Board

May Vaughn, chair of the Community Advisory Board, Roxbury Resident, and Director of Youth, Family, and Community Engagement at Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Association

  • Sage Carbone
  • Jill Carter, EdM, MA, Boston Public Schools
  • Yi Chin Chen, Friends of the Children-Boston
  • Lauren Dewey-Platt, Fenway Resident
  • Patricia Flaherty, Mission Hill Resident
  • Juan Lopez, Jamaica Plain Resident
  • Carol Miranda, JP Tree of Life: Arbol de Vida
  • Shari Nethersole, MD, Boston Children's Vice President, Community Health and Engagement
  • Margaret M. Noce, Jamaica Plain Coalition: Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida
  • Alexandra Oliver-Dávila, Sociedad Latina
  • Andrea Swain, Yawkey Club of Roxbury
  • Catherine Vuky, South Cove Community Health Center
  • Jeremiah Woodberry, Child and Adolescent Health Division (CAHD), Boston Public Health Commission

Staff

Shari Nethersole, MD
Vice President, Community Health and Engagement
617-919-3059

Tara Agrawal, PhD
Director of Community Investment
 
617-919-3056

Urmi Bhaumik, MBBS, MS, Sc.D
Evaluation Manager
617-919-3065

Ayesha Cammaerts, MBA
Senior Manager of Community Programs
617-919-3066

Jessica Clement
Project Manager
617-919-3061

Jennifer Fine, MPA
Senior Manager of Communications and Projects
617-919-3057

Faye Holder-Niles, MD, MPH
Medical Director for Community Primary Care
617-355-7701

Debbie Lay, MPH
Project Manager of Community Health Initiatives 
617-919-3304

Marisa Otis, MPH
Community Health Program Coordinator
617-919-6116

Rebeckah Orsatti
Business Operations Administrator
617-919-3052

John Riordan, MCRP
Director of Community Relations and Partnerships
617-919-3064

Stacy Walker, MBA
Director of Community Health Planning and Engagement
617-919-3067

The Office of Community Health brings together hospital and community resources to address health disparities, improve health outcomes, and promote health equity. This role includes:

  • working with community partners to support families and address the social determinants of health
  • understanding the greatest health and non-health concerns for families in our local community and identifying the best ways for the hospital to address those issues
  • coordinating and stewarding resources to implement programs and efforts in the areas of mental and behavioral health, obesity, asthma, and early childhood
  • building capacity and strengthening relationships with Boston community health centers
  • leveraging partnerships with key community and city organizations including the Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Health Commission, and other local groups
  • supporting Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot in its efforts to care for children and families, as well as those living in the surrounding community
  • implementing community programs and services from across the hospital to address community needs
  • communicating and reporting about the hospital's community health efforts and partnerships
  • influencing policy and practice to improve care and support for children and families
  • overseeing the hospital’s investment in community-based programs and efforts to improve child health through its Determination of Need (DoN) Community Health Initiative Process