Outstanding Staff Chosen to Represent BIDMC in The Partnership, Inc.

BIDMC Contact: Emily Barrett Phone: 617-667-7372; Email: ebarret1@bidmc.harvard.edu

MARCH 07, 2016

Selected for advocacy, mentorship and a desire to lead

PartnershipGroup_2016BOSTON – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is pleased to announce that John Carranza, Environmental Support Services (EVS) Supervisor, Alden Matthew Landry, MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine, Maria Tanya Santos, Manager of Research Operations in the Department of Research and Academic Affairs, and Analesa Baraka, NP, Division of Urologic Surgery, have been selected to participate in The Partnership, Inc., a yearlong leadership and career growth program for professionals of color in Massachusetts.

“Our medical center takes a great deal of pride in the dedication and professionalism of our employees,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO of BIDMC. “This year’s participants in the Partnership have already proven themselves time and time again, and we’re so excited to watch them excel in this program as they have in every other aspect of their work.”

Partnership2016_Carranza Carranza joined BIDMC in 2012. As a supervisor, he provides leadership and direction to 26 staff members, creates job flows, updates protocols and helps to maintain the essential functions of his department. Carranza was selected as BIDMC’s Partnership Associate.

“John leads by example, rolls his sleeves up and gets the job done. He brings a smile and pleasant demeanor to all challenges, big and small,” said Bill Pyne, Director of EVS. “This is the perfect growth opportunity for John, because he has always expressed a desire to take on more responsibilities.”

“All skills, whether innate or acquired, will always have room for improvement,” Carranza said. “In order to grow both personally and professionally, it’s important never to give up the quest for knowledge and learning.”

Carranza’s greatest strength lies in working with people of all levels of the organization and from different and diverse backgrounds. He continually tries to step outside of “in the moment” issues to look at system-wide solutions to the problems he encounters.

Parntership2016_Landry Dr. Landry, chosen as BIDMC’s Next Generation Executive in the program, has dedicated his career to identifying healthcare disparities and practicing culturally competent care. He started at BIDMC in 2006 as a resident in emergency medicine. He now serves as an attending physician, educator and a liaison to BIDMC’s affiliated community health centers.

“I have had countless opportunities to learn from my peers. Whether interacting with a patient, a doctor, a nurse, or anyone in between, there is no limit to what we can teach each other,” he said. “By participating in the Partnership Program, I can work with leaders from other sectors and learn from their experiences and insight. The experiences from the Partnership, Inc. program will ultimately prepare me for a career in executive leadership in health care or beyond. ”

As a resident, Dr. Landry helped to establish the Diversity Committee at BIDMC, collaborating with attendings, residents, and other staff to address diversity issues within the hospital. In 2010, Landry earned an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and later completed the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. He was awarded the Disparities Solutions Center/Aetna Fellow in Health Disparities award in 2010-2011. Landry also co-directs the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a national non-profit aimed at inspiring future doctors and dentists of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

“Dr. Landry is an amazing advocate for health for all people and his allegiance to community, clinical practice, and academia is impressive,” said Richard E. Wolfe, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC. “He embodies exceptional drive, and serves as a role model to many up and coming residents in emergency medicine – especially encouraging of those from diverse backgrounds.

Partnership2016_Santos Santos has always had a keen interest in biological sciences, a passion that motivated her while growing up in Japan and as she pursued a degree in biology at Tufts University. She was selected as BIDMC’s Partnership Associate.

After graduating in 2004, she began her career at the BIDMC as a research assistant. Four years later, she had developed her organizational and management skills enough to be promoted to lab manager.

“I believe that building relationships with people from varied backgrounds across multiple departments is critical,” she said. “I want to be the bridge that brings people together and help others realize that any one person with an idea can make a difference.”

“I believe that building relationships with people from varied backgrounds across multiple departments is critical,” she said. “I want to be the bridge that brings people together and help others realize that any one person with an idea can make a difference.”

In 2011, Santos was accepted into BIDMC’s Research Administrator pipeline program. After completion, she became a senior research administrator and last year was again promoted into her current position as Manager of Research Operations. In this role, she manages nine staff and is responsible for regulatory compliance, research mitigation, and administrative and fiscal oversight of more than 20 institutional and departmental research core facilities.

“I think this honor is a perfect complement to Tanya’s continued evolution and career at BIDMC,” said Andi Hernandez, Director of Research Operations. “Tanya is committed to her professional development and has been dedicated in pursuing opportunities at BIDMC to further advance her skills and knowledge. I know she’ll continue to succeed.”

Partnership2016_Baraka Analesa Baraka, NP, was selected as BIDMC’s Partnership Fellow. Baraka has seven years of nursing experience specializing in urology, plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat and thoracic (ENT) surgery. Working in BIDMC’s Prostate Care Center and the high volume urology clinic, as well as at BID-Needham’s After Hours Clinic, Baraka practices exemplary patient care.

“Analesa creates meaningful bonds with her patients, giving them the love and care they deserve,” said Coleen Ryan, Division Manager, Urologic Surgery. “She embraces her job responsibilities, makes it look effortless and provides overall exemplary patient care.”

Baraka graduated from Lawrence Memorial Regis College in 2007 with an associate degree in nursing and started working at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital on a surgical unit specializing in urology, plastic surgery and ENT. She went on to receive a bachelor degree in nursing from University of Massachusetts, Boston and completed the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Northeastern University in 2013, before securing her current position as a nurse practitioner.

“These past two years have been transformational and challenging, but incredibly rewarding,” she said. “Coordination of care and patient plan of care is dependent on effective communication and clear directives, and I hope to further develop these skills for the benefit of the entire hospital. I believe this will unlock my ability to be a revolutionary provider, but more importantly to be a role model for my daughter.”

Baraka’s role in the Prostate Cancer Care Center affords her the opportunity to informally guide residents, medical assistants, interpreters and administrative staff, and mentor those considering continuation education endeavors. She is a member of BIDMC’s Cape Verde mission team, where she helps provide much needed urologic care, and she volunteers in her local church providing patient education with the goal of empowering them to participate in their health care.

BIDMC has been a sponsoring organization of The Partnership, Inc. since 1990, sending more than 40 professionals through the program. Coordinated through BIDMC’s Department of Workforce Development, the program cultivates professionals in three key leadership areas: self-leadership, relationship skills and organization skills. The Partnership, Inc. has supported 4,000 graduates in the Commonwealth for more than 25 years.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and The Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.