Type: Employee

Yvonne Tse

Yvonne Tse is a Web Development Manager at HRiA. She builds and maintains HRiA’s portfolio of websites. Yvonne has been a web developer for over 10 years, previously working for Brafton.

Sophia Roderick

Sophia Roderick is an HR Administrative & Training Associate at HRiA.

Jennifer Masdea

Jennifer Masdea is the Training Director for the City of Boston’s Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) Initiative, where she oversees a team of 25 consultants to deliver foundational racial equity training to over 18,000 city staff. As an experienced strategist, program evaluator, facilitator, and project manager that is dedicated to the integration of racial equity… Read more »

Juliana Libardi Maia

Juliana Libardi Maia is Associate Director of Problem Gambling Services in the Strategic Planning & Organizational Effectiveness Team at HRiA. She supports the implementation of several MA DPH Office of Problem Gambling Services initiatives, including Project Build Up and the MA Technical Assistance Center for Problem Gambling Treatment. Prior to HRiA, Juliana has worked with… Read more »

Angela Dogani

Ms. Dogani is the Systems and Operations Coordinator for the Research & Evaluation team at HRiA. Originally from New York, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management from Boston University and uses her management expertise to create a more efficient and effective workplace at HRiA.

Kate Holmes

Kate Holmes is a Senior Manager for the Policy and Practice team at Health Resources in Action.  Prior to joining HRiA in 2021, Ms. Holmes worked as a Program Manager at the National Network of Public Health Institutes, mobilizing its national network of 40+ public health institutes to engage in school health initiatives, learning collaboratives,… Read more »

Richard Young

Rich Young is a Manager of Helpline Services at HRiA.

Olayimikia W.

Olayimikia W. is a Screening & Information Specialist for the Helplines at HRiA.

Cindy B.

Cindy B. is a Screening & Information Specialist with the MA, IL, and VT Helplines at HRiA. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and a Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling from UMASS Boston, is a Certified Community Resource Specialist, and has plans of pursuing a Master’s degree in the future…. Read more »

Kayla F.

Kayla F. is a Screening & Information Specialist for the Helplines at HRiA.

Windia R.

Windia R. is a Screening & Information Specialist for the Helplines at HRiA.

Kyra Robins

Kyra Robins is a Communications Assistant on the Policy & Practice team at HRiA. She supports marketing and communication strategies for the substance use and problem gambling Helplines. Ms. Robins has a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master of Arts in Health Communication from Bryant University, where… Read more »

Susan Kilroy-Ames

Susan Kilroy-Ames is a Project Manager for the Strategic Planning & Organizational Effectiveness team. She supports a number of projects where she provides her expertise and technical assistance in a variety of public health areas. She previously served as the Director, Epidemiology and Data Services at the Cambridge Public Health Department in Cambridge, MA, where… Read more »

Daniela E.

Daniela is a Bilingual Screening Information Specialist with the MA, VT and IL Helplines. Prior joining HRiA, she worked as Behavioral Therapist serving Spanish-speaking children and families and worked at an Adult Education Center supporting the language needs of the immigrant community of Boston and the Greater Boston Area. Daniela is a Volunteer Interpreter at… Read more »

Bethel A. Woappi

Ms. Woappi is a Capacity Building Assistance Manager on the Training & Capacity Building team at HRiA. She supports both the MA COVID-19 Community Grants Program and a capacity building assistance program with the MA Bureau of Substance Addiction Services. Since 2014, Ms. Woappi has worked in hospital, university, and nonprofit settings to develop an… Read more »

Hilary Sylvester

Hilary Sylvester is a Screening & Information Specialist for the Helplines at HRiA. Hilary obtained a B.S. in Sociology and a M.S. in Criminal Justice with a specialty track of substance abuse studies from Nova Southeastern University. She has experience as an Intake Coordinator at a Low Intensity Residential Treatment Facility and has also done… Read more »

Gabrielle Witham

Gabrielle joined the Helpline team in 2018 as a Graduate Social Work intern and is now a Screening and Information Specialist. She has her Masters in Social Work from Boston College and also works full time at Project Bread. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and previously worked at the East Boston Neighborhood Health… Read more »

Hermeline P.

Hermeline P. is a Screening & Information Specialist at HRiA. She joined HRiA in 2020 as a clinician and supervisor on the information and referral services team, drawing from experience in managed care for behavioral health, community based mental health, and residential care services. Her interests include equity within the health care system, advocating for… Read more »

Natalia Reynoso

Natalia Reynoso is a Research Assistant on the Research & Evaluation team. In this role, Natalia provides quantitative data support on a variety of community health assessments and evaluation projects by analyzing surveys, summarizing secondary data, and creating visualizations. In their tenure at HRiA, they supported literature review and visualization for the 2021 Statewide Assessment… Read more »

Jasper Lee

Jasper Lee is a Program Associate on the Training & Capacity Building Team at HRiA, primarily supporting youth development trainings and projects. Previously, they were a Care Resource Coordination Supervisor for the Community Tracing Collaborative, Massachusetts’ contact tracing response to COVID-19, ensuring that vulnerable COVID-positive cases and community members had the necessary resources to isolate… Read more »

Lex Vazquez

Lex Vazquez joined HRiA in 2020 as a Program Coordinator, focusing on the Racial Equity and Leadership Initiative in the City of Boston. He resides in Boston, where he was born and raised. Before joining HRiA, Lex worked as the Assistant Director of the Brookline Arts Center and as the Art Program Coordinator for housing… Read more »

Aurora GrantWingate

Aurora GrantWingate

Aurora GrantWingate joined HRiA in 2020 as the Member & Partner Engagement Coordinator for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW). In her position, she coordinates NACHW’s strategic partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) and assists with other projects concerning equity in COVID-19 care and vaccine distribution. Aurora… Read more »

Arielle Wilson-Dodard

Arielle Wilson-Dodard, MPH, joined HRiA in 2020 to support the City of Boston REAL training program. Before joining HRiA, Arielle worked at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre in Scotland as a clinical trials coordinator where she implemented trial assessments and managed patient data. She has also previously worked in research grants and project evaluation in community… Read more »

Elizabeth Bice

Elizabeth Bice

Elizabeth Bice is a Program Associate, supporting projects for the Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness team at HRiA.  She devotes most of her time to the MA Problem Gambling TA Center, aiming to build the capacity of organizations to provide problem gambling treatment services and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in treatment access and outcomes…. Read more »

Sherah Liverpool-Archer

Sherah Liverpool-Archer is a Senior Manager of Training & Technical Assistance at The HAVI. A Guyanese native, Sherah is passionate about serving communities of color. She comes from a diverse background including public health administration, leadership development, and NGO capacity building. These experiences have allowed Sherah many opportunities to work within frameworks where racial equity,… Read more »

Joe Kim

Joe Kim is the Senior Manager for Training and Technical Assistance at The HAVI. He has been working in youth development and violence intervention for the past 10 years. Most recently, he served as Community Health Director at RYSE Center, a community based organization in Richmond, California. Throughout his time at RYSE, he played an… Read more »

Adrian Sanchez

As Senior Manager of Training and Technical Assistance, Adrian fields training and technical assistance requests from cities and programs interested in implementing hospital-based and hospital-linked violence intervention programs, and other public health approaches to violence. In addition to training and technical assistance, Adrian also oversees HAVI’s member services and engagement, peer learning opportunities, and planning/coordination… Read more »

Colleen Armstrong

Colleen Armstrong is a Senior Manager for Training and Technical Assistance at The HAVI. She brings over a decade of experience in gender-based violence prevention and direct victim services to this role. Prior to joining The HAVI, Colleen provided training and technical assistance to audiences across the country ranging from middle schools to elected officials… Read more »

Michelle Stuart

Michelle Stuart is a Program Associate on the Community Health Grantmaking team at HRiA. She graduated from UMass Boston with a degree in Psychology. She has a passion for healthcare and experience in qualitative research and community outreach, rooted in racial equity. Before joining HRIA, Ms. Stuart worked with the Brazilian Women’s Group and the… Read more »

Juliana Jackson

Juliana Jackson is a Senior Manager, Budget & Contracts on the Administration and Finance team at HRiA. She has spent the majority of her career in nonprofits serving in a variety of roles for mission-driven, multifaceted, and international organizations, with a particular focus on internal administrative support and leadership development. Her additional experience in the… Read more »

Dallas C.

Dallas Clark

Dallas C. is a Screening & Information Specialist for the Helplines at HRiA. He is in long term recovery and was previously a Helpline Champion for over two years. He also works as a recovery coach and as a mentor for the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department. He has completed a Black Addiction Counselor Education program… Read more »

Emma Barry

Emma Barry joined HRiA as Technology & Administrative Coordinator in 2020, in which role she provides support to HRiA staff in administrative and technology tasks, such as virtual meeting support and financial reporting. Ms. Barry has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Elon University with a minor in Religious Studies. Prior to joining… Read more »

Hellen Ddungu

Ms. Hellen Ddungu joined the Clearinghouse Services as Fulfillment Center Coordinator in 2019. In her role, Hellen supports the order fulfillment and customer service activities for the Clearinghouse. She has eight years of experience as a manager in the banking industry, which is a great asset for the Clearinghouse customer service and office management. Hellen… Read more »

Sharita Fauche

Sharita Fauche

Sharita Fauche serves as Co-director of the Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network (CPLAN). CPLAN works to amplify parent voice in non-traditional spaces to advocate for equitable education for all students across the Commonwealth. In addition to her role at CPLAN, Mrs. Fauche has spent the last two decades working with families who have been affected… Read more »

Bernadine Mavhungu Jeranyama

Bernadine Mavhungu

Ms. Mavhungu is a Senior Communications Associate for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW), a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. Prior to joining HRiA in 2020, Ms. Mavhungu worked at Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester, MA, where she focused on marketing and advancement, as well as health equity. Ms. Mavhungu… Read more »

Kelsey McManus

Kelsey McManus is an Associate Director on the Communications team at HRiA. She supports a wide portfolio of projects, focusing on digital media, branding, marketing, and communications. Before joining HRiA, she worked as the Program Director for the #GoodIsWining social media campaign for the Pope’s visit to the U.S. Previously, Ms. McManus was a middle… Read more »

Lara Bethke

Dr. Lara Bethke holds a PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health from Harvard where she investigated mechanisms underlying genetic diversity in malaria parasites. She brings extensive experience in scientific research, philanthropy and strategic leadership, having served in various positions with prestigious organizations including the Klarman Family Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the UK’s Institute… Read more »

Ayah Alnahwi

Ayah Alnahwi is a Program Associate in the Training and Capacity Building team. In this role, she supports The 84 Movement. She is deeply passionate about supporting educators in creating joyful and enriching atmospheres for their students. Ayah has been working with young people and teachers to that end since she herself was a young… Read more »

Felicia Chen

Felicia Chen

Felicia Chen joined the Biomedical Research Grantmaking team at Health Resources in Action in 2019, bringing over a decade of experience in all angles of philanthropy. From program management to grant writing, and everything in between, Felicia is especially committed to initiatives that support social justice causes. A tireless advocate for equity and representation, Felicia… Read more »

Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson

Natalie Penhale Johnson is a Senior Manager in Education and Training for the Gun Violence Prevention Training Center for Excellence (TC4E). In partnership with UTEC, the TC4E provides training, technical assistance, and network-building to grantees across the state who are engaged in gun violence prevention work using a public health, racial equity, and positive youth… Read more »