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Steering Committee

Steering Committee Co-Chair - Zach Dyer - Deputy Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Steering Committee Co-Chair - German Chiriboga - Umass Chan Medical School

Adam Thiekler - Transportation Advocacy Coalition, Zero-Fare WRTA

Augustine Mensah – Fairlawn Rehab/UMass Memorial Health Care, RN

German Chiriboga - (Co-Chair) UMass Chan Medical School

Grace Sliwoski (Treasurer) -  Regional Environmental Council - Director of Programs

Greg Waldorf - MCPHS School of Optometry – Associate Dean for Clinical Programs

Imrana Soofi - Muslim Community Link – Executive Director

Jermoh Kamara - YWCA - Director of Wellness and Health Equity

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

Judi Kirk - YouthConnect - Director of Assessment

Ken Bates - Open Sky Community Services -  President and CEO

Laurie Ross - Clark University  - Associate Professor of Community Development and Planning

Michael Rezkalla -  UMass Memorial Community Healthlink - Chief Operating Officer

Tsitsi B Masvawure - College of the Holy Cross

Walter Jovel – HOPE Coalition – Assistant Director; Latin American Health Alliance – Program Director

Yvette Dyson - Worcester Common Ground -  Executive Director

Zach Dyer - (Co-Chair) Deputy Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Coalition Staff

Coalition Director Casey Burns

CHIP Evaluation and Writing Coordinator - Tempe Staples

CHIP Community Engagement Coordinator - Chantel

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.


2Gether We Eat

A Caring Touch Nursing and Home Care


AARP Volunteer

Abby's House

ABS Behavioral Health Services LLC

Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester

Access to Recovery

African Community Education


AIDS Project Worcester

Alcoholics Anonymous - Worcester Area Intergroup

Alternatives and The Bridge Of Central MA

Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

Angels Net Foundation

Anna Maria College

Ascentria Care Alliance

Athena HealthCare

Barre Family Health

Beacon ABA Services

Becker College

Belmont AME Zion Church

Bethany Christian Services

Big Brother Big Sister

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest

Black Families Together

Board of Health

Boston University School of Social Work

Bottom Line

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

Boys and Girls Club/Youth Connect

Center for Global Leadership

Center for Health Impact

Center for Living and Working CLW

Central Community Health Partnership

Central MA Council on Aging

Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance/Worcester Division of Public Health

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 Manager’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women

City Manager’s Coalition Against Bias and Hate

City of Worcester

City of Worcester (CoW)

City Of Worcester EOED

City of Worcester Housing Discrimination & Disabiliy

City of Worcester, Executive Office of Economic Development Neighborhood Development Division.

Clark University

Clemente Course


CMRLC / Transit



Coalition for a Healthy Grafton

Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester

Coes Zone

Coes Zone Taskforce

College of the Holy Cross

Commission on Disability

Commissioner of Worcester Health & Human Services

Community Harvest Project

Community Health Link

Community Legal Aid

Community Skate Shop




Department of Nursing

Department of State Treasurer - MA Office of Economic Development


Dispora Nurses Health Initiative (DNHI)

Division of Youth Opportunities



Easter Seals Massachusetts

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Edward Street Child Services

Elder Services Nutrition Program

Elder Services of Worcester



Executive Office of Economic Development

Facilities Department

Facilities, WPS

Fallon Health

Family Continuity

Family Health Center of Worcester

Family Resource Center

Farm to Health Center


Fidelity Bank

Fresh Start Wellness center

Fuller Foundation

Gavin Foundation

Genesis Club

Girl Scouts of Central MA

Girls Inc. of Worcester

Grafton Job Corps

Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Guild of St. Agnes


Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester

Hanover Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Health and Human Services

Health and Physical Education Department

Health Central Advisors

Health Centric Advisors

Health Foundation of Central MA

Health Recovery

HHS, City of Worcester

Highland Grace House

Holden Department of Recreation

Holy Cross

HOPE Coalition

Hope for Worcester

Housing Development and Healthy Homes Program

Housing Forum

Human Resources

Human Rights Commission

Improbable Players

Indigenous People’s Network/Affiliated Tribes of


Institute for Health and Recovery

Island Counseling Center

Ivy Child International

J Fish fitness

Jeremiah’s Inn

Kennedy CHC

Kiva Center

Latin American Health Alliance

Legendary Legacies

LGBTQ Asylum Task Force

Living in Freedom Together, Inc.

Luk Inc.

MA Dept. of Children & Family

MA Mail

Main South CDC

Martinez Consulting

Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook

Mass Hire Central

Mass Hire Worcester Career Center

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA)

MassHire Central Career Center

MCPHS School of Optometry

MCPHS University


Men of Color Think Tank

Millbury High School

Millbury Opioid Taskforce

MIND Program at UMass Medical School

Ministerios La Trinidad

Mission E4


Mount Wachusett Community College

Multicultural Wellness Center

Muslim Community Link

My Choice Programs, Inc.

National Alliance on Mental health

National Network of Library Medicine - New England Region

Neighbor to Neighbor

New Beginnings Wellness Center

New England Qin-Qio

New Life Worship Center

Next Step Grief Group

Norrback Avenue School PTO

Northeast Organic Farmers Association

Northwest Indians


Oak Hill CDC

Office of Congressional McGovern

Office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Office of Human Rights & Disabilities

Open Sky Community Services

OurStory Edutainment

Overlook Hospice

Parent Professional Advocacy League

Parents Union of Massachusetts

Pathways for Change

Pernet Family Health Service

Pharmaceutical Oncology Specialist

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Playgroubd Consultant

Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center - Executive Director

Quinsigamond Community College

Rainbow Child Development Center

Real You Revolutions


Recovery Centers of America

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center

Regional Environmental Council

Regional Environmental Council - Director of Programs

Regional Public Health Alliance

Regional Response to Addiction Partnership

Reliant Foundation

Reliant Medical Group

Rider Advisory Committee

Safe & Successful Youth Initiative


Senior Center

Seven hills

Seven Hills Foundation

Seven Hills, You Inc.

Shades Worcester

Shine Initiative

Shrewsbury Public Schools

Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services

South Bay Community Services

South Bay Mental Health

South East Asian Coalition

South Worcester Neighborhood Center

Southeast Asian Coalition

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts - Director of Projects


Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.

St.Vincent Hospital

Storms Associates

Straight Ahead Ministries

Tasks for Transit

Telehealth and Assisted Living Center

Telehealth Assisted Living Center

Tenet Health

The Bridge Of Central MA

The Fieldstone School

The Kiva Center

The Revive Effect

The SHINE Initiative

Together for Kids Coalition

Town of Millbury

Transportation Advocacy Coalition

Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine

U Mass Med

U Mass Med School/AHCW


UMass Extension

UMass Extension Nutrition Ed Program

UMass Extension: The Language Bank

UMass Med

Umass Medical School

Umass Medical School - PBM/CCTS

Umass Medical School - PBM/CCTS - Research Program Director

UMass Medical School (UMMS)

UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Community Healthlink - Chief Operating Officer

UMass Memorial Health Care - Community Relations Department

UMASS Memorial Healthcare

UMass Memorial Medical Center

UMass Memorial Office of Clinical Integration

UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center



UMMS - Center for Clinical and Translational Science

UMMS - Center for Mindfulness

UMMS - Family Medicine and Community Health

UMMS - Graduate School of Nursing

UMMS - Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

UMMS, PhD/MD candidate

Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester

United Way

United Way of Central Massachusetts

Uniterian Universalists


Unity Radio

Visions Consulting L3c

Visitation House, Inc.

Walk Bike Worcester


WCACA (Carribean Carnival Association)



WDPH - Academic Heath Collaborative

WDPH - Chief of Community Health


WDPH intern summer 2020

WDPH/Academic Health Collaborative



Women In Action Inc.

Worc. Area Mission Serv.

Worc. District Med. Society

Worcester ACTS (Addresses Childhood Trauma)

Worcester Area Mission Society

Worcester Chamber of Commerce

Worcester Common Ground, Executive Director

Worcester Community Action Council

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

Worcester Division of Public Health/Central Mass

Worcester Education Collaborative

Worcester Food Policy Council (Facilitator)

Worcester Food Policy Council, Manager

Worcester Free Clinic Coalition

Worcester Free Clinic Coalition - Umass Med

Worcester Head Start

Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative

Worcester Housing Authority

Worcester Impact on Sexual Health

Worcester Interfaith

Worcester Interfaith - Director

Worcester Jobs Fund

Worcester Labor Coalition

Worcester Mutual Aid

Worcester Partnership for Racial and Ethnic Health Equity

Worcester Police Cit/WPAR

Worcester Police Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Public Library

Worcester Public Schools (WPS)

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Worcester Regional Research Bureau

Worcester Regional Transit Authority

Worcester Roots

Worcester Schools

Worcester Senior Center

Worcester State University

Worcester Youth Center


Work Force Center

Working for Worcester




WRTA Rider Advisory Committee


YWCA of Central MA

You Inc

Youth Council Worcester

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.

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