Inspiration Leadership Community

Meet Our National Team
 

Michael Colello, Office Manager

Emailmichael.colello@primarycareprogress.org
Michael comes to Primary Care Progress with extensive administrative experience, primarily in the nonprofit and legal world. He was a legal secretary and paralegal in northern California, assisting city attorneys with litigation and legislation involving municipalities and public entities, which included cases involving the medical industry and individual doctors. He also has experience assisting the founder of a political nonprofit dedicated to change through civic empowerment. Michael obtained a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of San Francisco.

Melanie Garber, Field Program Coordinator

Email: melanie.garber@primarycareprogress.org
Melanie comes to PCP with more than six years of experience as an administrative professional, supporting various types of companies, including, but not limited to: publishing, technology and theatre arts. Having recently discovered her passion for nonprofit work, Melanie is inspired by the holistic and inclusive nature at the heart of PCP's mission and work. 

Chava Hassan, Program Operations Manager

Email: chava.hassan@primarycareprogress.org
Chava Hassan has extensive experience in program and operations management, with strong roots in the community organizing community. She began her nonprofit career as an organizing fellow for Health Care For All and joined in their effort to build state-wide support for health reform. She worked as a community organizer for the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance and was operations manager during the Decennial Census, overseeing survey operations in the New England region. Most recently, she was a manager of volunteer programs at the Jewish Vocational Service where she developed systems that allowed for more efficient operations and processes. At PCP, Chava collaborates with leadership to build a solid support infrastructure for its organizational programs and activities and to further streamline its operations.

Dana Hiniker, Development Operations Coordinator

Email: dana.hiniker@primarycareprogress.org
Dana is a recent graduate from Boston University, and was previously an intern with PCP preparing for the 2016 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit. She has worked with nonprofits that range in size, advocating for a wide variety of public health issues. These include assisting the business development team at the Union for International Cancer Control in Geneva, Switzerland, managing fundraising teams and research for public policy at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in Washington, D.C.

Véronique Johnstone, Executive Assistant to President Andrew Morris-Singer

Véronique JohnstoneEmailveronique.johnstone@primarycareprogress.org
Véronique (Ronnie) has over 20 years’ administrative experience in research and academic institutions, both in the U.S. and U.K. For nine years, Ronnie was the Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer of Oregon Health & Science University’s healthcare mission. She previously worked with the Vice Chairman of Institutional Relations at the Cleveland Clinic on a $300M capital campaign to fund a new Heart Center, and was the Project Manager of a Twin Study of Alzheimer’s Disease at Duke University. Ronnie manages scheduling, communications, information-management and research for Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer. Ronnie is bilingual in English/French and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Physiology & Psychology.

Nate Leskovic, Digital and Online Communications Manager

Emailnate.leskovic@primarycareprogress.org
Nate brings extensive communications and marketing experience to PCP, and focuses on building and engaging the chapter network’s online community. He began his career as an editor and reporter in the Boston area before transitioning into nonprofit communications at Sociedad Latina, a youth development organization. Most recently he worked for NEAVS, an animal protection organization. Nate has a M.S. in Journalism from Boston University and a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown, and a passion for progressive causes.

Matt Lewis, Leadership Development Trainer

Matt LewisMatt Lewis is a 5th year PhD candidate at Emory University working on a dissertation that focuses on trauma, memory studies, and narrative theory. Before Emory, Matt received an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School in 2010 and he has an undergraduate B.A from Georgetown University in Religion. For three years, while completing his master’s, he taught ‘Public Narrative’ at the Kennedy School of Government with Professor Marshall Ganz. During the final year of his Teaching Fellowship he was also the Domain Coordinator for ReThink Health at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Outside the classroom Matt has coached and led trainings on public narrative in over 30 settings including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, International Forum; the South Carolina Patient Safety Symposium; and the Jefferson School of Population Health, Annual Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Institute. The last two years at the summit Matt shared stories about his life as a runner. He has since turned his focus to swimming. The weekend after the summit he will swim from Alcatraz to the San Francisco shore.

Elizabeth Métraux, Director of Marketing and Communications

Emailelizabeth.metraux@primarycareprogress.org
Elizabeth Métraux brings to the table more than a decade of international communications experience in the areas of public policy, public health and community organizing - from developing national public health campaigns to crafting Congressional testimony. Most recently, she led the digital launch of an Alzheimer’s preparedness initiative for one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies, a role that she moved into after serving as director of communications for the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Workforce Diversity. Prior to NIH, Elizabeth spearheaded marketing and communications for USAID's TB CARE program in Central Asia, as well as marketing for the Vermont Department of Health's Health Promotion division. She has also managed PR for political campaigns domestically and abroad, including in the Middle East during the Iraq War and the Arab Spring. 

Elizabeth serves on the board of directors of McGill University’s Executive Institute in Montreal, and is currently pursuing graduate studies at American University and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Andrew Morris-Singer, President and Founder

Andrew Morris-SingerDr. Morris-Singer is a physician and former community organizer and trainer, with over 15 years of advocacy experience. In Spring 2009, Andrew founded the precursor to PCP to advocate for improved primary care programming at Harvard Medical School. As the president of Primary Care Progress, he has been instrumental in igniting an interprofessional, trainee-led grassroots movement to reform primary care delivery and training. Andrew writes and speaks regularly on the topics of primary care community advocacy, utilizing organizing strategies to advance primary care clinical innovation and the critical role of trainees in the revitalization of primary care. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Ore. He currently sees patients in a number of the Family Practices at OHSU.

Interested in arranging a speaking engagement with Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer to present about leadership development and primary care revitalization? More information 
here.

Jennifer Nadelson, Executive Director

Email: jennifer.nadelson@primarycareprogress.org
Jennifer comes to Primary Care Progress after nearly 20 years of experience in mission-driven organizations within the nonprofit and healthcare sectors. Prior to her role as Executive Director of PCP, she was Director of Operations at Ariadne Labs, a center for health systems innovation led by Atul Gawande. During her tenure at Ariadne, she directed the organization's financial, human resources, and operational growth as it quadrupled in size. She also previously served as Director of Clinical Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, overseeing the outpatient clinical procedural areas of the hospital. Jennifer holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University, a Master’s in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a B.A. in History from Barnard College. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Brookline Education Foundation. 

Marianne Roy, Chief of Leadership Development Strategy

Marianne RoyEmail: marianne.roy@primarycareprogress.org
Marianne Roy has spent 20 years working in organizational and leadership development in the health care industry. In her most recent work with Alaska's Southcentral Foundation she used her in-depth understanding of systems, teams and leadership dynamics to help them become a nationally and internationally recognized health care system. At PCP Marianne is responsible for the assessment, design and facilitation of training programs on leadership skills critical to teaming, change management, community engagement, coaching and effective communication for network members and external stakeholders. She holds a BBA from Bishop’s University in Quebec, and a M.Ed. from Boston University. She is also a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Organization and Systems Development program.

Liz Salomon, Director of Field

Liz SalomonEmailliz.salomon@primarycareprogress.org
With nearly two decades of public health experience in community and academic medical center-based clinical research education and practice, as well as racial justice and health equity-focused community engagement and organizing, Liz has led multiple federally funded initiatives to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on LGBTQ adults and youth of color in Boston. From multiple roles in HIV prevention research at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, to investigator and study staff education and curriculum development at Massachusetts General Hospital's Division of Clinical Research, Liz is passionate about cultivating resiliency, creating community, and promoting advocacy and agency. Liz received her Master's in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a focus on education for social and political change. Liz is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT), and has received training in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) from the UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society.  

Kate Stitham, Instructional Designer

Kate, executive director of Integrative Inquiry LLC, is an educational consultant working with Primary Care Progress as an instructional designer. With a MA in International Educational Development from Columbia University, she has pursued a variety of disciplines in her career and favors the integration of multiple approaches and models in her work. Her focus for the last decade has been in campaigning for social change through leadership development to encourage collaboration, understanding and partnership in communities. Throughout the past decade, Kate has worked with several organizations and founded two programs still in operation.  
 
Media Team at Large

Sonya Collins, Progress Notes Editor

Email: sonya.collins@primarycareprogress.org
Sonya Collins is an Atlanta-based independent journalist with a specialty in covering health and medical news. She holds a Master's degree in Health & Medical Journalism from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. She is a regular contributor to WebMD Magazine, WebMD.com, Pharmacy Today and Yale Medicine. Her work has also appeared in Scientific American. She is editor of the Georgia Public Health News Bureau and a contributing editor at Georgia Health News. At PCP, Sonya is the consulting editor of the Progress Notes blog.