Type: Board Chairs

Michele Courton Brown

Michele Courton Brown is a seasoned executive with more than two decades of experience leading, managing, and providing strategic direction to philanthropic, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. Currently, she is vice president of business development at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  Prior to joining Blue Cross Blue Shield, she was chief executive officer of Quality… Read more »

Charles Lord

Charles Lord, JD is a Principal at Renew Energy Partners (RENEW), an energy efficiency and clean energy finance and development firm serving the retrofit market for commercial and industrial buildings. RENEW finances and develops the renovation of existing buildings to improve their energy performance, reduce climate emissions, provide a market-rate return to investors, and create… Read more »

Magnolia Contreras

Magnolia Contreras, MSW, MBA joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2007 and is the current Director of Community Benefits. In this role, she is charged with helping the Institute carry out its community benefits mission through the delivery of evidence-based cancer prevention, screening and early detection programs. Prior to joining Dana-Farber, Ms. Contreras was employed by AIDS… Read more »

Steve Ridini

Steven Ridini, EdD

Dr. Ridini is President and CEO of HRiA. He has over 25 years of experience working in public health within the US and internationally. He has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance to hospitals, health departments, health centers, and foundations on community health assessments, health improvement planning, and strategic implementation planning. Dr. Ridini also has a proven… Read more »

Thaleia Tsongas Schlesinger

Thaleia Tsongas Schlesinger is President of Schlesinger & Associates. Schlesinger & Associates, formed in 1986, is a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and communications; professional services marketing; government, community and media relations; and crisis management and communications.  The firm has worked with a wide variety of domestic and international clients in the private and… Read more »

Harriet G. Tolpin

Harriet G. Tolpin, PhD, is an economist with interests in the intersections of education, workforce development, health, and civic leadership.  She currently works as an advisor and mentor to non-profit leaders. In her previous role as Senior Advisor for Workforce Development and Community Health at Partners HealthCare, she oversaw strategy and program development related to… Read more »