NEW: Central MA Health Foundation Elects New Officers, Directors
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Health Foundation's Board recently elected Jennifer J. Hylton, Psy.D., as the new Executive Director of the Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester, which provides mental health services, and Barent W. Walsh, Ph.D., as the new Executive Director of The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, a comprehensive human services provider located in Worcester.
The Board also elected several directors as officers. John P. Gusha, D.M.D. will serve as Chairman; Jeffrey W. Hillis, J.D., M.B.A. will be the board's Treasurer; Lynda M. Young, M.D. will serve as Secretary; and George M. Abraham, M.D., M.P.H. was elected Immediate Past Chairman.
Henry L. Ferguson, III, J.D.; Lisa R. Fortuna, M.D., M.P.H.; Jay S. Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H.; Michael J. Mutchler, M.D.; Luis G. Perez, J.D.; Brian J. Perry; Deborah L. Plummer, Ph.D.; and Ann K. Tripp, M.B.A. also continue to serve on the board.
Established in 1999, the Health Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $25 million and recently announced the opening of its 2013 Activation Fund grants to aid local orgnaizations in their efforst to improve health and well-being across Central Mass. The Health Foundation has designated roughly $350,000 for one round of Activation Fund projects this year. Previous awards have ranged from $10,000 to a little more than $100,000, with the average grant totaling $50,000. In 2012, Activation Fund grants supported projects that ranged from promoting green and healthy homes to addressing the skills gap in the workforce to reducing depression among elders in the Latino community.
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