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

Coalition Director Casey Burns casey@healthygreaterworcester.org

CHIP Evaluation and Writing Coordinator - Tempe Staples tempe@healthygreaterworcester.org

CHIP Community Engagement Coordinator - Chantel Bethea chantel@healthygreaterworcester.org

Participating Organizations (in the 2018 CHIP planning and/or implementation process)

Indicates the organizations who have CHIP ed In as of 12/1/19. 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

Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester

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
Barre Family Health
Becker College

Belmont AME Zion Church

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest

Bottom Line
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester
Center for Global Leadership
Center for Health Impact
Center for Living & Working, Inc.
Central MA Council on Aging
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 (CoW)
- Board of Health

- City Manager’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women

- City Manager’s Coalition Against Bias and Hate

- Commission on Disability
- Division of Youth Opportunities
- Executive Office of Economic Development
- Health and Human Services

- Housing Development and Healthy Homes Program

- Human Resources
- Human Rights Commission
- Office of Human Rights & Disabilities

Clark University
Clemente Course
Coalition for a Healthy Grafton
Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester

Coes Zone

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
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
Highland Grace House
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
Ivy Child International
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 Center
MCPHS University
Millbury Opioid Taskforce
Multicultural Wellness Center
Muslim Community Link

My Choice Programs, Inc.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Network of Library Medicine - New England Region

New England Qin-Qio
New Life Worship Center
Next Step Grief Group
Norrback Avenue School PTO
Northeast Organic Farmers Association

Oak Hill CDC
Office of Congressional McGovern
Office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.
Open Sky Community Services
Overlook Hospice
Parent Professional Advocacy League
Pathways for Change
Pernet Family Health Service

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Quinsigamond Community College
Rainbow Child Development Center
Real You Revolutions
Recovery Centers of America
Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center
Regional Environment 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 Fieldstone School
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 Memorial Medical Center
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
Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester

United Way of Central Massachusetts


Visions Consulting L3c

Visitation House, Inc.

Walk Bike Worcester
Women In Action Inc.
Worcester ACTS

Worcester ACTS (Addresses Childhood Trauma)
Worcester Area Mission Society
Worcester Common Ground
Worcester Community Connections Coalition
Worcester County Commission on Status of Women

Worcester County Food Bank
Worcester County Sheriff ’s Office
Worcester District Medical Society
Worcester Division of Public Health/Central Mass
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
Worcester Interfaith
Worcester Jobs Fund
Worcester Labor Coalition

Worcester Partnership for Racial and Ethnic Health Equity

Worcester Police Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Public Library
Worcester Public Schools (WPS)
- Facilities Department
- Department of Nursing
- Health and Physical Education Department
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Worcester Regional Research Bureau
Worcester Regional Transit Authority

Worcester Roots
Worcester Senior Center
Worcester State University
Worcester Youth Center
Working for Worcester
WRTA Rider Advisory Committee
YMCA of Central MA
You Inc.
Youth Council Worcester
YouthConnect Worcester
YWCA 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.