Steering Committee


Steering Committee Co-Chair - Karyn Clark, Worcester Division of Public Health

Steering Committee Co-Chair - Laurie Ross, Worcester Resident



Linda Cavaioli, YWCA Central MA – Executive Director

Kimberly Reckert, UMass Memorial Medical Center - Community Health Manager

Kelsey Hopkins, Worcester Division of Public Health – Academic Health Collaborative Coordinator

Shelly Yarnie, MA Department of Public Health - Director of Local Public Health Initiatives

Judi Kirk, YouthConnect - Director of Assessment

Mónica Escobar Lowell, UMass Memorial Health Care- Vice President, Community Benefits

Suzanne Cashman, UMass Medical School – Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Director of Community Health

Tina Grosowsky, UMass Medical School - Project Coordinator Central MA Tobacco Free Community Partnership

Chantel Bethea, Women In Action Inc CEO & President

Jose Ramirez, Edward M. Kennedy Health Center – Vice-President Worcester Operations

Imrana Soofi, Muslim Community Link – Executive Director

Liz Myska, Attorney

Kimberly Salmon, Fallon Health – Director of Community Relations

Martha Assefa – Worcester Food Policy Council, Manager

Sheriff Lew Evangelidis (or appointee)  – Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

Julie Orozco - Community Health Link, Emergency Services Program Director

Yvette Dyson Worcester Common Ground, Executive Director

Ken Bates Open Sky Community Services, President and CEO

Zach Dyer UMMS, PhD/MD candidate.

Sandy Amoakohene  City of Worcester, Executive Office of Economic Development Neighborhood Development Division

Coalition Staff

Director Casey Burns casey@healthygreaterworcester.org

REACH Partnership Manager - Laura Martinez laura@healthygreaterworcester.org

REACH Implementation Manager - Jessica Reyes-Carrion jessica@healthygreaterworcester.org

Participating Organizations (in the 2016 CHIP planning and/or implementation process)

Indicates the organizations  who have CHIP ed In as of 11/1/18. Our apologies for any accidental errors or omissions. If you are not on this list, please complete a CHIP In Form for Organizations.


A Caring Touch Nursing and Home Care

Abby’s House

Access to Recovery

AIDS Project Worcester

Alcoholics Anonymous - Worcester Area Intergroup

Alternatives and The Bridge Of Central MA

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

Angels Net Foundation

Anna Maria College

Ascentria Care Alliance

Becker College

Belmont AME Zion Church

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest

Bottom Line

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

Center for Health Impact

Center for Living & Working, Inc.

Central MA Regional Planning Commission

Central MA Tobacco Free Community Partnership

Central Mass Grown

Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

Central West Justice Center

Centro Inc.

Century Homecare, LLC

Charles Hope Company

Children’s Friend Inc.

City of Worcester

City Manager’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women

City Manager’s Coalition Against Bias and Hate

Commission on Disability

Executive Office of Economic Development

Department of Health and Human Services

Housing Development and Healthy Homes Program

Human Resources

Human Rights Commission

Office of Human Rights & Disabilities

Board of Health

Division of Youth Opportunities

Division of Public Health

Division of Elder Affairs

Senior Center

Clark University

Clemente Course

Coalition for a Healthy Grafton

Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester

College of the Holy Cross

Community Harvest Project

Community Healthlink

Community Legal Aid

Department of State Treasurer -

MA Office of Economic Development

Diaspora Nurses Health Initiative

Easter Seals Massachusetts

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Edward Street Child Services

Elder Services Nutrition Program

Elder Services of Worcester


Fallon Health

Family Continuity

Family Health Center of Worcester

Farm to Health Center

Fuller Foundation

Gavin Foundation

Girls Inc. of Worcester

Grafton Job Corps.

Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Guild of St. Agnes

Hanover Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Health Centric Advisor

Health Foundation of Central MA

Holden Department of Recreation

HOPE Coalition

Hope for Worcester

Indigenous People’s Network/Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

Institute for Health and Recovery

Island Counseling Center

Jeremiah’s Inn

Latin American Health Alliance

Luk Inc.

Main South CDC

Mass Audubon

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA)

MassHire Central Career Centers

MassHire Central Region Workforce Board

MCPHS University

Millbury Opioid Taskforce

Multicultural Wellness Center

Muslim Community Link

My Choice Programs, Inc.

National Network of Library Medicine - New England Region

New Life Worship Center

Next Step Grief Group

Oak Hill CDC

Office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Overlook Hospice

Parent Professional Advocacy League

Pathways for Change

Pernet Family Health Service

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Rainbow Child Development Center

Real You Revolutions

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center

Regional Environmental Council

Regional Response to Addiction Partnership

Reliant Foundation

Reliant Medical Group

Seven Hills Foundation

Shrewsbury Public Schools

Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services

South Bay Mental Health

South Worcester Neighborhood Center

Southeast Asian Coalition

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.

Storms Associates

Tasks for Transit

Telehealth Assisted Living Center

The SHINE Initiative

Town of Millbury

Transportation Advocacy Coalition

UMass Extension

UMass Extension Nutrition Ed Program

UMass Medical School (UMMS)

UMass Memorial Health Care

UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center

UMMS - Family Medicine and Community Health

UMMS - Center for Clinical and Translational Science

UMMS - Graduate School of Nursing

UMMS - Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

UMMS- Center for Mindfulness

United Way of Central Massachusetts

Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester


Visions Consulting LLC.

Visitation House, Inc.

Walk Bike Worcester

Women In Action Inc.

Worcester ACTS (Addresses Childhood Trauma)

Worcester Area Mission Society

Worcester Community Action Council

Worcester Community Connections Coalition

Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women

Worcester County Food Bank

Worcester County Sheriff ’s Office

Worcester District Medical Society

Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance

Worcester Food Policy Council

Worcester Free Clinic Coalition

Worcester Head Start

Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative

Worcester Housing Authority

Worcester Impact on Sexual Health (W.I.S.H Task Force)

Worcester Interfaith

Worcester Jobs Fund

Worcester Partnership for Racial and Ethnic Health Equity

Worcester Police Department

Worcester Public Library

Worcester Public Schools (WPS)

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Worcester Regional Research Bureau

Worcester Regional Transit Authority

Worcester Roots

Worcester State University

Worcester Youth Center

WRTA Rider Advisory Committee

You Inc.

Youth Council Worcester

YouthConnect Worcester

YMCA of Central MA

YWCA of Central MA



Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester supports the city of Worcester and contiguous towns of Paxton, West Boylston, Boylston, Shrewsbury, Leicester, Millbury, Auburn, Grafton, and Holden.