The Community Advisory Committee informs and guides BIDMC's Community-based Health Initiative process. The Community Advisory Committee includes leaders and local residents from BIDMC's Community Benefits Service Area that represent local public health departments, municipalities, education, housing, social services, regional planning and transportation agencies, community health centers, the private sector and community-based organizations. The committee members are committed to engaging residents throughout the process and helping to make sure their voices are heard.

Community Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public with time dedicated for public comment at the beginning of meetings. Individuals may submit written comments at any time, but only those received more than five (5) business days before a meeting will be considered by the Community Advisory Committee for that meeting.

All meeting agendas, attendance and minutes will be posted on this web page.

Community Advisory Committee Meeting Information

Past Community Advisory Committee Meetings:

Community Advisory Committee Members

  • Elizabeth Browne – Charles River Community Health
  • Chaplain Tina Chery – Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
  • Lauren Gabovitch, LICSW – BIDMC, Social Work
  • Richard Giordano – Fenway Community Development Corporation
  • Sarah Hamilton – Medical Academic & Scientific Community Organization (MASCO)
  • Nancy Kasen – BIDMC, Community Benefits
  • Barry Keppard – Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Phillomin Laptiste   Bowdoin Street Health Center
  • Theresa Lee – BIDMC Patient Family Advisor
  • Holly Oh, MD – The Dimock Center
  • Alex Oliver-Davila – Sociedad Latina
  • Joanne Pokaski – BIDMC, Workforce Development and Community Relations
  • Jane Powers, LICSW – Fenway Health
  • Luis Prado – City of Chelsea
  • Edna Rivera-Carrasco – Boston Public Health Commission, Office of Health Equity
  • Richard Rouse – Mission Hill Main Streets
  • Jerry Rubin – Jewish Vocational Services
  • LaShonda Walker-Robinson, LICSW – BIDMC, Social Work
  • Fred Wang – BIDMC Community Benefits Committee