Coordinator Office of Racial Equity
Springfield Department of Health and Human Services
Chrismery Gonzalez is the Coordinator of the Office of Racial Equity for the City of Springfield. Prior to this role, she served as the Program Lead at the Office of Problem Gambling Prevention for the Department of Health and Human Services where she was responsible for core problem gambling prevention initiatives, engaging the community through local champions to find root causes, and using upstream prevention strategies to effectively address problem gambling. Additionally, Chrismery is an adjunct faculty at American International College’s Department of Public Health. Chrismery has experience addressing a broad array of public health issues, including substance addiction, sexual assault prevention, and nutrition and physical activity. Chrismery maintains positions on advisory boards and steering committees for: the Duggan Academy Advisory Board, The STOP Access Coalition, and is the founder of the Young Professional Public Health Network. She is committed to being active and involved in opportunities that aim to empower and uplift the betterment of underserved and misrepresented communities across the state. Chrismery has a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.