Board of Directors for 2019

Robert J. Griffin, JD, MPA

President, Quincy Resident

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Robert  J. Griffin joined Boston-based Krokidas & Bluestein LLP in 1985. He is managing partner and concentrates his legal practice in the areas of health care, non-profit, administrative and corporate law. Among his clients are teaching and community hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, community health centers, senior living communities, community-based human service organizations, physicians and allied health professionals.

Earlier in his career, Bob held several positions in Massachusetts state government, including as Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission. He has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for his work protecting residents of troubled nursing facilities. He was recognized in the 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

“Health care law is ultimately about attorneys helping people,” says Bob, who joined the Manet Board in 2011. He serves on the boards of several non-profit and community institutions, including Marian Manor, St. Patrick’s Manor and S Bank.

A graduate of Trinity College. Bob earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk Law School.

John Galluzzo

Vice President, Hanover Resident

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John Galluzzo is the grant writer for the South Shore YMCA, where he oversees the grants programs for all 7 branches of the organization. John also contributes to the marketing program of the Y through his weekly column in the Mariner newspapers and advocates for statewide YMCA legislative and budgetary priorities on Beacon Hill.

An experienced naturalist who documents the beauty and history of the South Shore region, John is the author of more than 35 books on history and nature, including Half An Hour A Day Across Massachusetts, for which he took a half an hour nature walk in each of Massachusetts’ 351 towns within one calendar year. He is a member of the federally-appointed Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, a freelance contributor to various publications, including the Hull Times and South Shore Living magazine, and is heard regularly on 95.9 WATD FM.

A resident of Hanover, John has been a member of the Manet Board of Directors since January 2011. He is a patient at Manet’s Hull practice site.

Stephen Keches

Treasurer, East Walpole Resident

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Stephen Keches joined the Manet Board in January 2017. He is a senior operations executive with global experience in manufacturing and supply chain operations, and currently works as an independent management consultant with small and mid-sized companies to identify, prioritize and implement operational improvements during periods of growth and transition.

Ivan Wong

Secretary, Quincy Resident

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Ivan S. Wong first got to know Manet Community Health Center through his Cantonese-speaking grandparents, ,accompanying then to appointments and serving as translator. As a result, Wong became a Manet patient himself at the North Quincy practice site. “I was impressed with the high level of services my grandparents received,” he says. “The Manet staff was always so kind and amazing.“

A native of Boston, Wong earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University in New York and his law degree at the New England Law|Boston, Class of 2016. Wong served as an Administrative Aide to MA State Senator Michael W. Morrissey and moved with him when he became Norfolk County District Attorney, serving as a Victim Witness/Advocate. He now is a criminal defense attorney.

His interest in community development extends to the Manet Board of Directors, which he joined in 2009. Wong currently sits on the Bylaws Committee.

Board Members

Anne Bisson

Board Member, Taunton Resident

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A resident of Fall River, Anne is a graduate of Taunton High School. She holds Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth), a Master of Arts in agency counseling from Rhode Island College and a Master of Science in managerial technology from Johnson and Wales University. Now enjoying retirement, Anne formerly served as the Director of Department of Human Services and Council on Aging for the City of Taunton and as such was active on  numerous community  task forces and advisory committees, including the Taunton Safe Neighborhood Initiative, Taunton Opiate and Substance Use Task Force, the Elder Community Crisis Intervention Team, Bristol Elder Services Advisory Council, South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness Leadership Council, Taunton Emergency Task Force, South East Regional Coordinating Council on Transportation, TRIAD, Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Senior Centers, Massachusetts Municipal Association Human Services Council and many others.

John D. Brothers

Board Member, Braintree Resident

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John D. Brothers believes in bringing people together to build a stronger community. “What I find most rewarding, what drives my passion, is connecting and engaging people,” he says. A member of the Manet Board of Directors since 2000, he has made a career of community development.

John moved to Massachusetts in 1997 after earning a degree in International Relations and working with the YMCA in Washington, D.C. He Now serves as Executive Director of the Education and Training Branch at YMCA of Greater Boston. Previously he served as Executive Director of Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI), and Associate Executive Director of the South Shore YMCA in Quincy. Since joining the Manet Board, John has been an active member of the Board Development Committee, helping to recruit new members who reflect the diverse South Shore community.

Samantha Chen

Board Member, Quincy Resident

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Samantha is an analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, currently serving as Enrollment Supervisor and previously having served as marketing director for World Financial Group. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Boston University. She joined the Manet Board of Directors in 2019 and serves on the QI/PI Board committee.

Zachary Eaton

Board Member, Quincy Resident

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Quincy resident Zachary Eaton uses the business and finance skills he honed at Bentley University in the automotive industry, currently serving as general manager for Newton Automotive. He also uses these considerable skills in volunteer pursuits. He tutors students at Quincy College in Micro/Macro Economics, Business Ethics, International Business and Intro to Business and at his alma mater Quincy High School, he started the “Academic Development Award” scholarship for students who struggled their first year or two in high school and then turned things around.

Lawrence Flanagan

Board Member, Canton Resident

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Lawrence “Larry” Flanagan is a senior information technology professional with an extensive background in management leadership delivering results oriented solutions utilizing and anticipatory management style to drive results in a rapidly changing industry. His experience includes managing information system teams supporting business operations for BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, Stop & Shop, Hills Department Stores, the CCS companies, through Alliance Consulting – Gateway and PC Connection. He is a graduate of Quincy College with a degree in Computer Science. Larry serves as the Chair for the Board’s QI/PI committee.

Neda Hovaizi, DDS

Board Member, Milton Resident

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A member of the Manet of Directors since 2019, Dr. Hovaizi is the owner and a practicing dentist at Lumiere Dental Spa in Quincy. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Virginia and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dr. Hovaizi is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. She serves on the QI/PI committee of the Board.

Linda A. Kelly

Board Member, Quincy Resident

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Linda Kelly brings multiple perspectives to her work on the Manet Board of Directors—as a mother of three children, a patient coping with multiple sclerosis (MS), and a disability advocate.

Linda has been a member of the Board since 2006 and chairs the Human Resources committee.

Linda’s civic involvement is longstanding. She is Vice President and a past president of the City of Quincy Disability Commission. In addition, she served as city-wide President of the Quincy Public Schools Parent Teacher Association and on the board of Quincy Community Action Programs. Linda also volunteers as a peer advocate and speaker for the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter. In June 2019, Linda was named the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers’ 2019 Outstanding Board Member.

Jane Kisielius, MSN, RN, NCSN

Board Member, Quincy Resident

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An experienced nursing professional with deep roots in the Quincy community, Jane is a wellness instructor at the South Shore YMCA, where she teaches a variety of wellness self-management classes for people of all ages. Prior to that, she served as the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Coordinator for the Quincy Health Department, working closely with Manet and other community partners to implement prevention and wellness programs in Quincy as part of the Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative. Previously, and of significance, Jane worked for Quincy Public Schools for 26 years, serving first as a school nurse and, most recently as Coordinator of Health Services. She earned her Master of Science in Community Health Nursing at Boston University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College.

Grace Murphy-McAuliffe

Board Member, Quincy Resident

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Grace is a financial services executive who spent 25 plus years in the world of commercial banking and she has strong connections in Quincy. She is currently the Director of Finance, Administration and Leased Housing for the Quincy Housing Authority, a position she has held for the past five years and which serves over 3,000 households with an annual operating/subsidy budget of $37 million. She is also the President of Quincy Parks Conservancy, a private not-for-profit organization that advocates for Quincy’s parks and open space. In addition to her background in finance, Grace has more than 13 year of experience in health care administration and governance, having served on the board of Quincy Medical Center for 10 years, with the last three years as its chairperson. Her past board experience also includes the Massachusetts Hospital Association and Bay State Community Services.   

Joseph Reardon

Past President, Milton Resident

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Joseph (Joe) Reardon has been a member of the Manet Board of Directors since 2007. He served as Board President from 2010-2013 and 2015-2016, during which time he helped oversee implementation of Manet’s Strategic Plan and Manet’s growing public engagement. He also serves as the Chair for Manet’s Foundation Board.

Joe believes in giving back and in everyone contributing to make a stronger community. “I think we are all called to participate,” he says. “We are absolutely a greater force working together.”

He is Vice President for Community Development and Advance Planning at Keohane Funeral Home in Quincy, Weymouth and Hingham. His civic involvement includes membership on the Norfolk County Advisory Board. He is former president of the Quincy Lions Club, a former board member of Quincy Asian Resources Inc., and active in his church. Somehow, Joe also finds time to coach his daughter, Maggie’s, and son, Jack’s, sports teams.

Henry (Hank) L. Rittal

Board Member, Quincy Resident

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Henry (Hank) Rittal, joined the Manet Board in 2011 and served as its President in 2014. He is director of operations, reporting & analytics for Teladoc, a telemedicine company that provides on-demand remote medical services. Previously, he served as a  business performance management analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Hank was born and raised in Circle, Montana. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic in Texas and Florida. In 2003, he moved to Massachusetts. He is a patient at Manet’s Houghs Neck practice site, where he rides his bike to appointments and appreciates the personalized healthcare all Manet patients receive.
Hank has been Chair of the Board’s Performance Improvement Committee and served on the Finance and Human Resources sub-committees. He currently serves as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking and paddle boarding.