Inspiration Leadership Community

Meet Our National Team
 

Michael Colello, Office Manager

Michael ColelloEmailmichael.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

Melanie GarberEmail: 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

Chava HassanEmail: 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

Dana HinikerEmail: 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

Nate LeskovicEmailnate.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.
 

Elizabeth Metraux, Director of Marketing and Communications

Elizabeth MetrauxEmailelizabeth.metraux@primarycareprogress.org
Elizabeth Metraux 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

Jennifer NadelsonEmail: jennifer.nadelson@primarycareprogress.org
Jennifer Nadelson joined Primary Care Progress in 2015 as executive director. Working in cooperation with President Andrew Morris-Singer and the board, Jennifer leads PCP’s strategic and operational efforts. She has worked in mission-driven organizations throughout her career. She has a proven, 15-year track record of building rational, solution-driven management structures and processes at health care and nonprofit organizations focused on improving outcomes for the most underserved populations. Prior to PCP, Jennifer was director of operations at Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation led by Atul Gawande. At Ariadne, she directed the organization’s financial, human resources and operational growth as it quadrupled in size during her three years there. Prior to her work at Ariadne, Jennifer was director of clinical services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she oversaw four of 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.

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
Liz is a passionate public health professional with nearly 20 years of experience in public health research, education and advocacy. Most recently, she worked in racial justice and health equity-focused community organizing and community-catalyzed structural change as the project director for a federally funded grant that sought to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black men who have sex with men, transgender and other gender non-conforming youth in Boston. Liz's background includes multiple roles in community-based HIV prevention research in the Research and Evaluation Department at Fenway Community Health Center; supporting physician and study staff education, community-building and curriculum development as the Assistant Director of the Education Unit in Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)’s Clinical Research Program; and serving as the Project Director for Community-Based Research for the Adolescent Trials Network at the Fenway Institute at Fenway Health and as a Senior Project Manager in the MGH Division of Clinical Research. Liz received her EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she focused her studies on Education for Social and Political Change. She is thrilled to work for PCP and its upstream approach to working directly with health professions students and trainees to promote leadership, innovation and advocacy in primary care.
Media Team at Large

Sonya Collins, Editor, Progress Notes

Sonya CollinsEmail: 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.