The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association:


Standing Committee on Public Affairs

The Standing Committee on Public Affairs shall advise the Board of Trustees on how best to positively influence public policy opinion regarding hospitals through advocacy, communication strategies, and programs.
ChairSpiros Hatiras, FACHE
President & CEO
Holyoke Medical Center
 Jane Albert
SVP, Marketing, Communications & External Relations
Baystate Health, Inc.
 Jennifer Atlas, MS
Dir., Strategy & Special Projects
Franciscan Children's
 Kathryn M. Audette, MSW
Director, Government Affairs
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
 Chelsey Boyle
Marketing Manager
Sturdy Memorial Hospital
 William A. Burns
Exec Director, External Affairs & Planning
Southcoast Health
 Dawn M. Casavant, BS, MS
V.P., External Affairs, Chief Philanthropy Officer
Heywood Healthcare
 Richard W. Copp, Jr.
V.P., Communications
Mass General Brigham, Inc.
 Suzanne Cray Tessier
Dir., Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs
South Shore Health System, Inc.
 Lisa Crutchfield
Chief Human Resources Officer
Lawrence General Hospital
 Donna Fox
Chief Government Affairs Officer
Cambridge Health Alliance
 David Goldberg
Dir., Marketing & Public Affairs
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
 Jeffrey Harness, MPH
Chief Community Relations & Communications Officer
Cooley Dickinson Health (Hospital)
 Scott V. Hartman
V.P., Governmental Relations
Lahey Health System, Inc., Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Andrea Holleran
V.P., Strategic Planning & External Affairs
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Rebecca K. Kaiser
Chief of Staff
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston
 Daniel F. Keenan, JD
V.P., Advocacy & Gov't Relations
Trinity Health Of New England, Inc.
 H. Lee Kirk, Jr., MHA, FACHE
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Springfield
 Michael R. Knapik
V.P., Gov't & Community Relations
Baystate Health, Inc.
 James B. Leary, Esq.
V.P., Government & Community Relations
UMass Memorial Health
 Katharine Leeson
Senior Regional Director, Network Development & Integration
Massachusetts General Hospital
 Kelsey Magnuson
CB & Events Coordinator
Emerson Hospital
 Patricia B. McMullin, Esq.
Executive Director
Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH)
 Shannon Moore
Dir, State Government Relations
Boston Children's Hospital
 Michael G. Newman, M.D., FACP, CPE
President & CMO
Tufts Medical Center Community Care
 Paul Niedzwiecki
V.P., Strategy & Government Affairs
Cape Cod Healthcare Inc.
 Courtney L. Pasay, Esq.
Dir., Government Affairs & Administration
Wellforce, Inc.
 David A. Passafaro
New England Baptist Hospital, Part of Beth Israel Lahey Health
 Christopher Philbin
V.P., Office of Government Affairs
Mass General Brigham, Inc.
 Bethany Riportella
Sr. Dir., Government Affairs
Wellforce, Inc.
 Malisa Schuyler
V.P. Government Affairs
Beth Israel Lahey Health, Inc.
 Melissa Shannon, Esq.
V.P., Government Affairs
Boston Medical Center
 Ashley Waddell, MS, R.N., CNOR
Director, Educational Programs & Government Affairs
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