Quincy, Hull, Attleboro and Taunton, MA (January 12, 2022) – The Manet Community Health Center Board of Directors convened their Annual Meeting in December, renewed their commitments, welcomed new members, and installed board officers for 2022.
Board of Directors officers for 2022 include: Quincy resident and Director of Finance, Administration 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 East Walpole and former Quincy resident and General Manager at ATI Flowform Products Stephen Keches as treasurer. New members joining the Board are Anita Christie, of Quincy, retired Director of the Division of Clinical Preventive Services for the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, and Nancy Wryebek, of Hull, a retired nursing executive.
“Manet is an essential community asset and health care provider, and I have seen first-hand throughout the years and specifically during this worldwide pandemic, how imperative the role of community health centers like Manet truly are. I am humbled and honored to serve Manet in the role of Board President with a remarkable group of seasoned and new Board Members representing the communities and patients we exist to serve,” expressed President Murphy-McAuliffe.
Community Health Center Boards must be constituted by a majority of patients to ensure that patient voices, perspectives and experiences are guiding and influencing the present and the future of the health center – this distinction was especially important this year. Our patient board members astutely and prominently shared their experiences in care and community throughout the Pandemic. Their perspectives supported and impacted outcomes in this Pandemic year, including site improvement projects, the opening of a Community Outreach office in Quincy, and our mobile, clinical support and technical assistance programming.”
In 2022, the Board of Directors remains guided by the mission, “to ensure quality, comprehensive health care for all.” The Board will focus in earnest this year on: continuing Manet’s response to COVID-19, Operational Excellence and Innovation initiatives, growth of services, including yet not limited to Radiology, vision and integrated Behavioral Health, facility updates, expansion of Attleboro location; and preparation for the development of the next Strategic Plan for Manet.
Members returning to the Manet Board with Board President Murphy-McAuliffe include: 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; Zachary Eaton, of Quincy, Owner of Acton Auto Boutique; John Galluzzo, resident of Hanover and Grants Manager for Codman Square Health Center; Past-President Bob Griffin, of Quincy, retired attorney/partner of Krokidas & Bluestein, Neda Hovaizi, DDS, of Milton and Owner and Practicing Dentist at Lumiere Dental Spa in Quincy; Linda Kelly, of Quincy, Disabilities Advocate; Jane Kisielius, of Quincy, retired and former Quincy Public Schools Coordinator of Health Services; Donna Maher of Weymouth, retired COO of Morton Hospital in Taunton, Joseph M. Reardon, of Milton, Vice President for Community Development and Advance Planning at Keohane Funeral Home; and Karen Ward of Quincy, Regulatory Compliance Manager at Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute.
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.