Board of Directors

PHC Board of Directors is comprised of faith-based leaders, business professionals, community leaders and government representatives.  Collectively, the Board of Directors supports Partners for a Healthier Community reach its goals and mission.

Vice President, Strategy

Jean oversees the Strategy function for Baystate Health, which includes the development of strategies and supporting plans to advance Baystate Health’s vision and positively position the health system for the future. Prior to joining Baystate Health in November 2012, Jean was the System Director of Planning and Business Development at Yale New Haven Health System, based in New Haven, Connecticut...

Community Representative

Bettye Anderson-Frederic is the former Deputy Director of the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services (SDHHS) and a career nurse clinician. After pursuing her undergraduate degree at Dillard University, a Historical Black College, she obtained a graduate degree from Boston University. Her ensuing work has centered on social justice, health equity and disparities in health care and...

Community Representative

Steven F. Bradley is a dynamic and innovative leader who has held senior strategic planning and institutional executive roles in areas including healthcare management, non-profit/Community Based Organizations, government relations, community relations, and public affairs. Steven introduced and implemented programs and practices that delivered positive change in support of the organizations’...

Deputy Executive Director

Nicole is employed by the Springfield Housing Authority as a Deputy Executive Director and has been with the agency since 2004. Her role includes overseeing all aspects of property management and resident services programs for 1,400 rental units; managing the finance department in the development and implementation of the SHA’s approximately $33 million annual budget;  overseeing the management...

President

Dr. John B. Cook began serving as the sixth president of Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) on August 1, 2016.  Co-located on the grounds of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and is the only technical community college in Massachusetts.  The College is also an Achieving the Dream Leader College and is one of just three colleges in...

Director of Community Health and Government Relations

Jeff is the Director of Community Health and Government Relations for Cooley Dickinson Health Care, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital. In this role, Jeff leads community health initiatives and represents the health system to community based projects. He staffs the Healthy Communities Committee, which is a board committee that oversees community health programs, community health needs...

Director of Research and Wellness

Cristina Huebner Torres is the Director of Research and Wellness at Caring Health Center (CHC) in Springfield, Massachusetts. Concurrent with her role as Director of Research, she previously served as Vice President at the health center where she was responsible for directing the administrative functions and overseeing all health center operations and quality in accordance with regulatory...

Director of Healthcare Informatics

Christopher Jasinski is the Director of Healthcare Informatics at Health New England where he leads the organization’s efforts in population health analytics and business intelligence. Chris oversees the design and implementation of healthcare cost, utilization, and quality reporting used in operational and strategic decision-making.  Since 2010 he has been involved in the research, development,...

Executive Director

In December of 2003, Joan Kagan joined Square One as the organization’s President and CEO.  Although new to the field of early education and care, Joan has been a recognized leader in the provision of child welfare and mental health services since 1976.  Prior to assuming her position at Square One, Joan served as the Western Massachusetts Director for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention...

Attorney

Kevin Maynard is a partner in the Springfield law firm of Bulkley Richardson and Gelinas, and is a member of the firm's Litigation/ADR Department. Kevin focuses his practice on resolving commercial disputes for businesses and individuals through advice, negotiation, litigation, arbitration and mediation. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® each year...

Health Services Manager

Cindy manages the family planning program in Hampden County for Tapestry Health.  Cindy’s dedication to reproductive and community health is demonstrated in her career of over 30 years in public health, all in the Greater Springfield area.  In addition to her work in clinical administration, Cindy is active in many community coalitions and mayoral commissions.   Cindy is a member of the...

Executive Director

As executive director, Andrew is responsible for overseeing the management of the organization, and building partnerships with individuals, organizations, businesses and government entities at all levels. He also works to carry out public education, and collaborate with the Board of Directors to advance the mission of The Food Bank. Previously, he directed Solutions Community Development...

Community Representative

Thu Pham's commitment to public health includes more than two decades of work with refugees who, like herself, came to Western Massachusetts from Southeast Asia. Her bilingual, leadership and networking skills have helped this population and their families, access care and treatment. A graduate of Graduate of Bard College Clemente Program Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts' Leadership...

Director of Elder Affairs

Jan is responsible for supporting and providing emotional, social, recreational and health activities throughout the city of Springfield for the senior residents. Jan Rodriguez-Denney determines and formulates policies and provides overall direction in implementing these activities in a variety of avenues. These avenues include seven senior centers, SHINE program (a program that helps seniors...

Physician

Dr. Matthew Sadof, is a member of the Board of Directors at PHC and co-chairs the community research subcommittee. Since 1998, he has worked to develop sustainable systems of care and further medical education for medically and socially fragile children at Tufts University School of Medicine Western New England’s campus at Baystate Children’s’ in Springfield, MA.  Dr Sadof has partnered with PHC...

Director

Lora joined Leadership Pioneer Valley in 2011 after serving as the founding Executive Director of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters (MLEV) for 5 1/2 years.  She was involved in all aspects of building MLEV into a successful, well-respected organization including administration, fundraising, management, board development, coalition-building, and strategic planning.  Her political...