Jane Kisielius and Grace Murphy-McAuliffe Join Board, 2020 Slate of Officers Elected
The Manet Community Health Center Board of Directors welcomed two new members to its ranks this month. Jane Kisielius, MSN, RN, NCSN and Grace Murphy-McAuliffe were installed with their terms
beginning January 1. At the December Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors the re-election and confirmation of its slate of officers for 2020 occurred, including Quincy resident and attorney Robert J. Griffin as board president; Hanover resident and grant writer for the South Shore YMCA John Galluzzo as vice president; Quincy resident and attorney Ivan Wong as secretary and East Walpole resident and General Manager at ATI Flowform Products Stephen Keches as treasurer.
“We are truly fortunate to be able to welcome Jane and Grace to an already dynamic and committed board,” says Griffin. “Their commitment to health access, perspectives and expertise will help us to continue our work to guide the health center as it grows and delivers thoughtfully designed patient and community focused programs and services; and further lives up to its vision to be an innovative, compassionate, welcoming health center that is a provider, employer, partner and charity of choice.”
An experienced nursing professional with deep roots in the Quincy community, Kisielius 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, she worked for Quincy Public Schools for 21 years, serving first as a school nurse and, most recently as Coordinator of Health Services. Kisielius earned her Master of Science in Community Health Nursing at Boston University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College. She resides in Quincy.
“As a community health nurse and from my experience with school children and their families, I know the important impact that Manet has within the communities they serve and I am eager to be a part of the board to do what I can to help guide and strengthen the health center for the future,” Kisielius says.
Also with strong Quincy connections, Murphy-McAuliffe is a financial services executive who spent 25 plus years in the world of commercial banking. 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, Murphy-McAuliffe has more than 13 years 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.
“Manet is a vibrant community health center which offers so much to its residents and businesses,” states Murphy-McAuliffe. “I am pleased to be a part of this community and honored to be joining the board of Manet Community Health Center. Manet has a long history and tradition of embracing the patients and communities it serves to ensure unfettered, and equal access to health care for everyone.” Murphy-McAuliffe lives in Quincy.
Returning members to the Manet Board are: Anne Bisson, Director of Department of Human Services and Council on Aging for the City of Taunton and resident of Fall River; John Brothers, of Braintree, Executive Director of the Education and Training Branch of the YMCA of Greater Boston; Samantha Chen of Quincy and Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Zachary Eaton, of Quincy, finance manager for Newton Automotive; Lawrence Flanagan, retired and resident of Canton; Neda Hovaizi, DDS, of Milton and Owner and Practicing Dentist at Lumiere Dental Spa in Quincy; Linda Kelly, of Quincy, Disabilities Advocate; President of Manet Health Foundation Joseph M. Reardon, of Milton, Vice President for Community Development and Advance Planning at Keohane Funeral Home; Henry, “Hank” Rittal of Quincy, Director of Operations Reporting & Analytics at Teladoc Health; and Manet CEO Cynthia Sierra serves as a non-voting member of the board.
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 and non-emergent urgent care for all. With three locations in Quincy, one in Hull and one in Taunton, 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.