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 webpage.

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
  • Tish McMullin, Esq.  BIDMC, Government Relations
  • 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

Community Advisory Committee Meeting Information

April 9, 2019 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Attendance, Meeting Minutes
May 21, 2019 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Attendance

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