The Manet Community Health Center (Manet) Board of Directors has announced its slate of officers for 2023, welcomed two new members and approved a three-year strategic plan for the health center.
The Manet Board of Directors officers for 2023 include: Quincy resident and Director of Administration, Finance and Leased Housing for the Quincy Housing Authority Grace Murphy-McAuliffe as president; Canton resident and retired IT professional Larry Flanagan as vice president; Quincy resident and attorney Ivan Wong as secretary and Bob Griffin, of Quincy, retired attorney/partner of Krokidas & Bluestein, as treasurer.
New members joining the Board are Cochise Pearson, MEd, of Foxboro, president of Ivy Scholars Success, and Roberto Nicolás Costa Carabajal, of Taunton, a peer tutor and academic mentor at Bristol Community College in Taunton, and Spanish/English interpreter with the International Institute of New England – Lowell.
“In my second year as Board President, I continue to be inspired by the work accomplished every day at each Manet location to deliver quality, accessible and equitable care to patients while responding with adroit expertise to changing public health and community needs. It is my privilege to serve Manet in this role with a remarkable group of seasoned and new Board Members – a majority of whom are Manet patients – who aptly and sensitively represent the communities and patients Manet serves,” says Murphy-McAuliffe.
In 2023, the Board of Directors remains guided by its mission to ensure quality, comprehensive health care for all. With a newly minted three-year strategic plan as its roadmap, the Board will focus on seven strategic priorities: Health Information Technology Infrastructure; Service Excellence/Patient Experience; Workforce and Culture; 340B Program; Behavioral Health Expansion; and Strategic Partner Development and Investments and Expansions.
In addition to the officers and new members, members returning to the Manet Board are: Anne Bisson, retired Director of Department of Human Services and Council on Aging for the City of Taunton and resident of Fall River; John Brothers, of Braintree, Senior Director of Workforce Development Strategy for the MA Biotechnology Education Foundation; Samantha Chen, of Quincy, business analyst for healthcare systems at NTT DATA Services; Anita Christie, of Quincy, retired Director of Clinical Preventive Services, MA Department of Public Health; Zachary Eaton, of Quincy, Owner of Acton Auto Boutique; Neda Hovaizi, of Milton, Owner and Practicing Dentist at Lumiere Dental Spa in Quincy; Stephen Keches, East Walpole resident (formerly of Quincy), Vice President of Supply Chain, Ambri, Inc.; Linda Kelly, of Quincy, Disabilities Advocate; Jane Kisielius, of Quincy, retired former Quincy Public Schools Coordinator of Health Services; Joseph M. Reardon, of Milton, Vice President for Community Development and Advance Planning at Keohane Funeral Home; Karen Ward, of Quincy, Regulatory Compliance Manager at Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute; Nancy Wryebek, of Hull, a retired nursing executive; and, non-voting board member, Cynthia Sierra, chief executive officer.
About Manet Community Health Center:
Founded in 1979, Manet Community Health Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing preventive, primary, same-day, mental health, and substance use (behavioral health care) for all. With three practice locations in Quincy, one in Hull, one in Taunton, one in Attleboro and a Community Outreach and Prevention Services office in Quincy, Manet serves patients from across the South Shore and Southeastern Mass. Manet is accredited by The Joint Commission, recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NQCA), and PCMH PRIME certified by the MA Health Policy Commission. Manet has a primary affiliation with Boston Medical Center Health System. For more information, visit www.manetchc.org or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ManetCommunityHealthCenter or Twitter @ManetCommunity.