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HCFAAnnualReport2009

HCFAAnnualReport2009

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HCFA 2009 Annual Report 
 
2009 Annual Report
 
HCFA 2009 Annual Report 
 
Health Care For All seeks to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care and consumer education for everyone, especially the most vulnerable. We work to achieve this as leaders in publi policy, advocacy, education and service to consumers in Massachusetts.
Dear Health Care For All Members and Supporters:By far, the most prominent characteristic of 2009 has been change. We began the year with a remarkable changein our country’s leadership, and ended poised on the brink of national health reform that will make a differencefor millions of people. The thread throughout Health Care For All’s work is our steadfast commitment to creat-ing a consumer-centered health care system that provides consumer education and affordable, culturally-compe-tent, and high quality health care for all.
Perhaps our greatest challenge has been navigating one of the most economically difcult years since the Great
Depression. HCFA is doing more with less. We are extremely fortunate to have a remarkable staff dedicated toour mission and to have a robust base of donors who believe in the value of our work who have stepped up to
provide us with nancial stability.HCFA continues to be on the cutting edge of social networking technology for non-prots. A Healthy Blog is a
recognized, invaluable resource. HCFAs Facebook page has more than two thousand fans, and the organizationhas joined the Twitter scene, introducing our work to new audiences and providing health policy updates andinsights in real time.Each day we confront the toughest challenges, yet we produce tangible results. Most recently we:
Staved off devastating state budget cuts to MassHealth;
Safeguarded children’s health care access and services in both public programs and private insurance;
Preserved and expanded oral health access;
 Activated consumers to reduce medical errors, promote public reporting, and ensure patient safety; and 
Hosted annual policy and organizing conference with over 300 participants eager to learn about healthdisparities.
In this Annual Report you will nd a brief summary of our diverse and ambitious work portfolio. We hope that
it will inspire you to join our efforts. These accomplishments would not be possible without your collaboration. Thank you for supporting Health Care For All.Sincerely,Chip Joffe-Halpern Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, Esq.President Executive Director
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HCFA 2009 Annual Report 
 
HCFA 2009 Annual Report 
 
HCFA Staf
HCFA Board
OfcersPresident
Charles Joffe-Halpern
Executive Director, Ecu-Health Care, Inc.
 T
reasurer
Steve Gorrie
 
Professional Parliamentarian, Past President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association 
 V 
ice President
 Alba N. Cruz-Davis
 
Public Health Consultant 
S
ecretary/Clerk 
 Frank Robinson
Director, Partners for a Healthier Community 
Members
 Mary Connelly 
Civil Rights Manager, Executive Ofce of Health 
and Human Services 
 Jacqueline M. Coogan
Community Child Health Advocate, Joint Committee for Children’s Health in Everet 
Raul Garcia
Professor and Chair, Deptartment of Health Policy Boston University School of Dental  Medicine 
Norbert Goldeld
Physician, Health Information Systems, 3M Health Care 
Dorcas Grigg-Saito
Executive Director, Lowell Community Health Center 
Roderick King 
Senior, Faculty, MGH Disparities Solution Center Instructor, Harvard Medical School 
 Wendy E. Parmet
 Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law 
Robert Pomales
Executive Director, Latin-American Health Institute 
Lucilia Prates
Statewide Director, Massachusetts SMP Programs 
Robert Restuccia
Executive Director, Community Catalyst, Inc.
Lisa Stephani
 Attorney, Private Practice 
 
Kate Villers
President, Community Catalyst, Inc.
Nicholas Almanza
Executive Coordinator 
Kathryn Bicego
Consumer Education & Enrollment  Manager 
Rosemarie Boardman
Director of Finance and Operations 
Mehreen Butt
Director of Government Affairs 
Courtney Chelo
Oral Health Campaign Organizer 
 Julia Christopher
Communications Manager 
Glitza Crowley 
Partnership Administrative Associate 
Suzanne Curry 
Health Reform Coalition Coordinator 
Melissa Freitas
Individual Giving and Events Manager 
 Hannah Frigand
Helpline Counselor 
  Ann-Marie Joyce
Human Resources Manager 
 Christine Keeves
Oral Health Communications Coordinator 
Dayanne Leal
Outreach Manager 
 Heather Lynch
 Accounting Manager 
G
eorgia J. Maheras, Esq.
Private Market Policy Manager 
Denise Moran
Helpline Counselor 
Matt Noyes
Policy Manager 
Fawn Phelps
Policy Director 
Donna Pina Robinson
 Manager of Finance and Administration 
Brian Rosman
Research Director 
 Amy Whitcomb Slemmer
Executive Director 
Carlos Solis
Helpline Counselor 
 Lindsey Tucker
Health Reform Policy Manager 
Deborah Wachenheim
Health Quality Manager 
Camille Watson
Health Disparities Policy Coordinator 
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