Join us Friday, June 3, 2016 for our Annual Spring Awards Breakfast. The breakfast will be from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and is being held at The State Room, 60 State Street, 33rd Floor, Boston, MA. We are honoring the following Public Health Heroes!
Paul Revere Award: Ray Considine, CEO, Health Resources in Action
Ray Considine is retired from his position as President of Health Resources in Action in February 2016. Ray joined HRiA in 1989. During his 27-year tenure, HRiA has grown from a Boston-based agency to a nationally focused public health and research organization. Ray is also the Executive Director of the Charles H. Hood Foundation in addition to serving on several nonprofit organization boards.
Public Health Leadership in Medicine Award: Elsie M. Taveras, M.D., M.P.H., Massachusetts General Hospital
Elsie M. Taveras, M.D., M.P.H. is Associate Prof of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Population Health Management at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Taveras is a Pediatrician and a childhood obesity researcher who has published over 90 studies to understand the determinants of obesity in women and children and to develop interventions to prevent obesity, especially in underserved populations.
Front Line Award: Durrell Fox, Community Health Worker, Health Equity Consultant & Technical Advisor for the MA DPH Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund
For over 25 Durrell has worked directly with adolescents and their families as a Community Health Worker (CHW). During this time, he has advocated developing statewide certification for CHWs in Massachusetts and has been involved in local, state, regional and national CHW workforce development.
Lemuel Shattuck Award: Donna Lombardi, Child Nutrition Director, Worcester Public Schools
Donna Lombardi, M.Ed., R.D., is the Child Nutrition Director for the Worcester Pubic Schools. Donna has worked in school nutrition in urban settings for 27 years. Donna directs programs which serve over 18K lunches and 10K breakfasts daily with an additional 26K summer meals.