Type: Employee

Thomas Harty

Thomas Harty

Tom Harty is a Senior Account Manager on the Administration & Finance team at HRiA. Mr. Harty has experience in all aspects of accounting and financial statement analysis, including the design and creation of detailed financial statement reports. In 2009, he earned a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in information technology from Bentley… Read more »

Tamaki West

Tamaki West

Ms. West is Director at HRiA and is currently leading the MA Health Promotion Clearinghouse. Since joining HRiA in 1999, Ms. West has worked on creative development, online marketing, digital and social media strategy development and implementation, and graphic design for a range of projects, including those focused on community water fluoridation, child health, substance abuse,… Read more »

Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson, PhD

Dr. Nelson has 20 years of experience developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating public health and health care programs for nonprofit and for-profit organizations as well as governmental agencies. Currently, she leads evaluation and assessment projects in diverse content areas across the country. Dr. Nelson has expertise developing and building consensus around common data measures, instruments and… Read more »

Abby Atkins

Abby Atkins

Ms. Atkins has over 25 years of experience in planning and conducting community-based research and evaluation projects.  As a senior member of HRiA’s Research and Evaluation department, Ms. Atkins works with a wide range of public and private clients including hospitals, public health departments, school districts, nonprofits business and philanthropic entities. She leads diverse teams in… Read more »

Allyson Shifley

Allyson Shifley

Allyson Shifley is an Associate Director with The LEAH Project at HRiA, where she recruits and hires youth, plans and leads trainings to support high school youth, and builds and maintains relationships with community sites. She previously held internships with Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Lahey Clinic, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, and Lewisham Refugee… Read more »

Lisa Wolff

Lisa Wolff, ScD

With an extensive background in community health and research methods, Dr. Wolff brings a qualitative and evidence-based rigor to HRiA’s program planning approach.  Dr. Wolff’s team has conducted over 50 community health assessments for hospitals, health departments, and community collaboratives and numerous evaluation studies on topics such as behavioral health, obesity prevention, smoking prevention, healthy… Read more »

Jennifer Cyran

Ms. Cyran is the Managing Director of Behavioral Health at HRiA. She manages the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline, the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances, and the Vermont HelpLink, overseeing a diverse team of Screening & Information Specialists, Clinicians, and other program staff, as well as the operations of Helpline contact centers and websites…. Read more »

Kathleen McCabe

Kathleen McCabe

Ms. McCabe is Managing Director of Policy & Practice at HRiA. Since 2007, Kathleen has provided both strategic leadership and technical content expertise to clients. She has led the organization’s smoke-free housing policy work, best practice research in the areas of transportation, chronic disease prevention, climate change and healthy homes, and collaborated with colleagues on strategic planning… Read more »

Chris Whyte

Mr. Whyte is the Director of Technology at HRiA. He has experience in planning, developing, and maintaining a variety of websites for both internal and external clients. He also helps staff and clients assess and introduce new technologies to achieve public health goals. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New… Read more »