Leadership Breakfast

Johnathan and Josh Kraft with Tom Ambrosino and Dean Xerras 

Johnathan and Josh Kraft (facing L, R) greet Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino (L) and Dr. Dean Xerras, Medical Director of MGH Chelsea Health Center


David Segal, Jim Hunt, and Magnolia Contreras

David Segal, CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan (L), James W. Hunt, Jr., PhD, President & CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and Magnolia Contreras, Director of Community Benefits at Dana Farber Cancer Institute


photo of Juliette Mayers and Steven Neville

Juliette Mayers, CEO of Inspiration Zone, and Steven D. Neville, Special Assistant to the UMass Boston Chancellor


Derri Shtasel

Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership opening the program with a word of thanks to the Kraft family for their generosity and vision. Dr. Shtasel also led the symposium program.  


Keith Motley as panel moderator

J. Keith Motley, PhD, Chancellor of UMass Boston, served as panel moderator


Chancellor Motley addresses crowd

Chancellor Motley Addresses the Crowd


photo of Tamar Kotelchuck

Tamar Kotelchuck, Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Initiative set the context for the morning's panel


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Matt Fishman, Vice President for Community Health, Partners HealthCare


 photo of Ben Forman

Ben Forman, Research Director at MassInc, gave summary remarks


Poster Session

Class of 2016 Poster Session

Class of 2016 Poster Session


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Harriet Tolpin (C), Kraft Center Curriculum Director


Chip Severin

Dr. Chip Severin (C), Chief Medical Officer of Codman Square Health Center, a Kraft Center practice site in Dorchester


Nabila Azam with Poster

Dr. Nabila Azam and her poster on the groundbreaking primary care center and grocery store collaboration she developed and led at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center


Lauren Costello with Poster

"Lifestyle Interventions for Weight Loss in Young Adults with Mental Illness" was Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Lauren Costello's project


Ebonie Woolcock with poster

Dr. Ebonie Woolcock's project, "Money Matters - Incorporating Financial Literacy into Centering Pregnancy Group Pre-Natal Care," addressed multiple social determinants of health at Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester 


Amy Harrington with Poster

Psychiatrist Dr. Amy Harrington's project looked at increasing access to a continuum of substance abuse services for patients at Community Healthlink, a program of UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester


Christopher Hwang with poster

Christopher Hwang, NP-C (L), explained to Dr. Jim O'Connell, founder of Boston's Health Care for the Homeless Program, the Fatherhood Initiative he developed at the Family Health Center of Worcester



Josh Kraft speaking

Josh Kraft, Chairman of the Kraft Leadership Council, welcomed the audience on behalf of his family


Monica Valdes Lupi speaking

The new Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, delivered greetings from Mayor Martin J. Walsh and introduced Keynote Speaker,John Auerbach 


John Auerbach speaking

Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Acting Director of the Office for State, Local, and Territorial Support, John Auerbach provided insight and details on the CDC's strategy for strengthening the collaboration between public health and health care


CDC presentation on prevention

The CDC's "3 buckets" of prevention: traditional clinical care, innovative clinical strategies, and community-wide initiatives


Tiffany Blake-Lamb speaking

 Tiffany Blake-Lamb, MD, MSc, the first of 2 graduate speakers representing the Class of 2016, presented on her involvement in the "First 1,000 Days" project, aimed at identify obesity prevention strategies in the first 1,000 days of life, which is being funded by the Boston Foundation


Alex Keuroghlian speaking

Class of 2016 graduate Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MSc, MPH, spoke passionately about his commitment to working with the LGBT community at Fenway Health with a particular emphasis on transgender health. Alex's work is supported by the Trefler Foundation. 


David Torchiana speakinh

Dr. David F. Torchiana, President & CEO of Partners HealthCare closed the program with words of praise and encouragement for the Class of 2016. "Be true to yourself and your own leadership style - and your will surely be a great clinician."


Dr Shtasel speaking

Dr. Shtasel thanked presenters and attendees