Fenway Health is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2022. Each new member brings a wealth of experience, insight, and community building knowledge as Fenway Health continues to grow our services and support our diverse patient base.
The Board of Directors supports the work of Fenway Health and provides mission-based leadership and governance. Board members provide essential resources to fulfill our mission, help us break down barriers to health equity, and guide the future of Fenway Health.
We would also like to thank our outgoing Board members for all their hard work and dedication to Fenway Health during a truly challenging past year. Thank you Lisa L. Paine, CNM, DrPH; Seth Levenson; and Bianca Robinson, MBA for your service!
And now, allow us introduce you to our newest Board members:
Lillian Gonzalez, CPA, MST
Lillian Gonzalez is the principal at Gonzalez & Associates, PC. She earned her master’s degree in tax at Bentley University, and her BA in sociology from Brandeis University. While her practice concentrates largely in the areas of individual taxation, as well as financial, retirement, divorce, and estate and trust planning, she also specializes in the area of non-profit taxation, auditing, and accounting. Much of her career has been dedicated to working with the LGBTQ+ community to provide guidance on financial and tax matters pre- and post- DOMA.
Her connection to the Fenway Health Center goes back to its days on Haviland Street over 30 years ago, when she served as external auditor.
Robert C. Chambers is currently the Vice President for Community, Government and Auxiliary Relations at Berklee College of Music. Previously, Robert served as the Legislative Director for the Massachusetts House, Ways and Means Committee and has served in senior leadership roles at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He was appointed to Quincy’s LGBTQ+ Commission by Mayor Koch.
Robert has been a longtime advocate and mentor for those within the LGBTQ+ interested in growing their families through adoption. Robert has a B.S. degree in psychology and business from Southeast Missouri State University.
Jennifer Chrisler is the Chief Advancement Officer at Hampshire College, responsible for marketing and communications, public affairs, fundraising, alumni engagement and career services. She leads the 14-person team that is responsible for the development and execution of a strategic and compelling $60 million comprehensive fundraising campaign.
She is a senior administrator with 20+ years of public and private sector experience focused on creating and implementing strategic initiatives, building coalitions, and generating personal and financial support for institutions and movements. She is also a recognized leader in advancing complex issues on both state and federal levels and a consultative consensus-builder and problem-solver with exceptional communication skills.
Ms. Chrisler is a seasoned non-profit manager and has worked closely with Boards and volunteers in support of causes and organizations. She has served in senior leadership roles at UMass Dartmouth and Smith College and was the Executive Director of the Family Equality Council, a national organization advocating for the rights of LGBT parents and their children, where she served from 2005 – 2013. Ms. Chrisler is a 1992 Smith alumna.
The full fiscal year 2022 Board is:
Jonathan Matsui, PhD; Chair, Compensation Committee Chair
Diane M. Tucker; Vice Chair, Development Committee Chair
Scott Walker, CFA; Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Joblin C. Younger, Esq.; Clerk
Trevor Z. Boylston; Racial Equity Action Committee Chair
Benjamin Davis, MD
David J. Davis, RN
Harold du Four-Anderson, M.Ed, LADC I
Roxane Gardner MD, MPH, MSHPEd, DSc; Quality & Compliance Committee Chair
Colin Gibbons, MHA; Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Lillian Gonzalez, CPA, MST
Guadalupe Hayes-Mota, MBA, MS, MPP
Jennifer L. Jones
Michael Kramer, DDS, DMSc
Amy Rasimas, MBA; Audit Committee Chair
Betsy Smith, Psy.D; Governance Committee Chair
Vincent C. Smith, MD, MPH