We train individuals to be resourceful and effective leaders to take on a variety of community issues and needs.

How We Support the MetroWest Health Leadership Program

Since 2006, the foundation has supported the MetroWest Health Leadership Program, training over 150 individuals to be resourceful and effective leaders ready to take on a variety of community issues and needs. Through this program and a variety of training opportunities, the foundation is working to prepare senior health and human service staff from local agencies to lead community change efforts and build equitable systems of care.

Dawn Alcott-Miller, MSW
Director of Youth & Family Services
Town of Hopkinton

Rosalind Baker, MPA, MA
Director, Family Resource Center
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

Mary Cole, MPH
Program Coordinator, Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership
Baystate Community Services

Beth Gutierrez
Adult Family Care Program Director
Advocates, Inc.

Maureen Jones, MN
District-wide Resource Nurse
Framingham Public Schools

Vanh Phommasinh
Supported Housing Program Director
South Middlesex Opportunity Council

Erin Rogers
Social Service Coordinator
Franklin Senior Center

Karen Shannon
Program Director
Town of Needham Public Health Division

Trish Wesley Umbrell
Assistant Director, Internal Operations
Natick Community Organic Farm

Robin Williams
Environmental Health Manager
City of Framingham Public Health Dept.

Shaun Adamec
Adamec Communications

Candice Belanoff, ScD
Boston University School of Public Health

Shani Dowd
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation

Brian Mandell, Ph.D.
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Jack McCarthy, DBA
Boston University School of Management

Gina Rodriguez
Health Resources in Action

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”

- Rosalynn Carter

Interested in Becoming a Health Leader?

For more information about our Health Leadership Program, contact Rebecca Donham at rdonham@mwhealth.org.