Steering Committee

OFFICERS

Co-chair: Hilary Lovell

Co-Chair
Hilary Lovell – Community Relations Coordinator for Signature Healthcare

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Hilary Lovell is the Community Relations Coordinator for Signature Healthcare, which includes Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group. Hilary has worked in this role since 2010 and acts as a liaison between the community and Signature Healthcare. She is also the Community Benefits Officer for the organization and works at implementing programs to assist in dealing with health disparities. She is a member of many coalitions in the area such as Brockton’s Promise Healthy Start Team, Brockton Knocks Down Diabetes and the Greater Taunton Health and Human Services Coalition.

Co-chair: Lauren Bartell

Co-Chair
Lauren Bartell

Lauren Bartell

Treasurer: Jack Ryan

Treasurer
Jack Ryan

Jack RyanMassachusetts Department of Mental Health
508-224-0176

Jack Ryan is Director of Volunteer Services at Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Brockton Multi-Service Center a provider of emergency and outpatient care to the indigent who suffer from mental illness in the Greater Brockton Community Health Network Area (CHNA 22).

He is a founding member of CHNA 22 and has served as Chairman for three terms and is currently the Treasurer. He is a Rotarian, a Director of the Plymouth Taskforce for the Homeless and the Plymouth Area Taskforce and President of the Friends of BMSC and Friends of the Braintree Department of Elder Affairs. He is the founder and Director of the Braintree Community Youth Center.

 

OTHER STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Amanda Decker

Amanda Decker

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Coordinator
A.C.E.S. of Avon

Amanda Decker has been involved in coalition building for the last 14 years. She has worked with substance use prevention coalitions and also helped to found a coalition in Middleboro to reduce homelessness. Amanda served as vice chair of the CHNA #24 over in the greater Taunton area. She is currently the coordinator for a coalition to reduce and prevent youth substance use in Avon MA.

Amanda volunteers with her local church youth program, and has traveled overseas numerous times to countries such as Ukraine, Haiti, Venezuela and Mexico on humanitarian aid projects.

She loves being a wife and is also a mom to two little boys, a little girl and three step daughters. Also, she has had the privilege of being a foster parent as well. Amanda sings, plays the keyboard and guitar and enjoys reading in her free time.”

Tina Dwyer

Tina Dwyer

Tina Dwyer

Tina Dwyer spent over 15 years working as a Registered Nurse in upstate New York, Long Island Connecticut, Texas and Western Massachusetts. During this period of time she had the opportunity to work in various and different health care settings. In 1993 she returned to the South Shore with her family and quickly became entrenched in the community, recognizing the value of community based nursing, health promotion and prevention and working in an ever changing health care environment. Tina joined South Shore Health System over ten years ago with the role of engaging the community, working together as patients transition from inpatient to homecare and helping to prevent need for acute hospitalizations. Working with South Shore Community Partners in Prevention (CHNA 23) allows her to not only fulfill her professional role but her personal commitment of community engagement at the heart of all efforts to impact positive change.Tina earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing, Emerging Leaders Graduate Certificate in Community Health Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Karen MacDonald

Karen MacDonald

Karen MacDonald

Cindy McDonaugh

Cindy McDonaugh

Cynthia McDonoughBrockton Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator

FSS helps residents in public housing seek and maintain employment, become financially literate, and move from public assistance to independence of government support.

Janet Trask

Janet Trask

Janet TraskBrockton VA Hospital
940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
(774) 826-2787
www.boston.va.gov

Janet Trask, RN, has been a nurse for over forty-one years. She currently is a Nurse Case Manager in Primary Care at the Brockton Veterans Hospital, and has worked at the VA in Brockton for over twenty-eight years.

Ms. Trask recently received a Master’s Degree in Nursing, and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Ms. Trask is very involved in the community of Brockton where she and her family live. She is a Commissioner of the Brockton Housing Authority, and serves as Assistant Treasurer. She is on the Steering Committee of “Brockton’s Promise.” This summer Ms.

Ms. Trask is volunteering for the 6th year in “Brockton After Dark” a program that provides safe places for Brockton youth ages 13-20 to be off the streets from 6-10PM. Last year 1,100 youth participated. She is involved with Brockton Interfaith Community, a faith-based advocacy organization that addresses social-action issues affecting the community. Ms. Trask is on the Executive Committee of the Brockton Chapter of the NAACP and chairs the Health Committee. She also serves on the Massasoit President’s Community Advisory Board.

Coordinator

Kim Allen

Contact: chna22@gmail.com

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