Manuel A. Lopes

Manny Lopes recently took the helm as Interim CEO at Fenway Health, one of the first health care organizations in the US to specifically address the health care needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

He is the co-founder of Community Care Collaborative (C3), the only accountable care organization (ACO) in Massachusetts founded and governed by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). C3 was formed in 2016 when leaders from nine FQHCs united to amplify their voices through large-scale representation. Since then, C3 has grown nationally and is now the largest FQHC-owned organization in the country. Manny also co-founded Advocates for Community Health, a national advocacy organization for innovative health centers focused on equity and impact.

Previously, Manny served as president and chief executive officer of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, the largest community health center in Massachusetts and one of the largest in the US. Under his leadership, the health center significantly increased its number of patients served; was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for delivering a high-quality level of care; and was voted a top place to work by its employees.

Before being named the health center’s president and CEO in 2012, Manny served in a variety of leadership positions there including in IT, human resources, and operations. Subsequently, Manny joined served Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts where he served as executive vice president, public markets and government relations.

As former chair of the Boston Public Health Commission, Manny helped lead Boston’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He currently serves on the boards of Suffolk University, New Commonwealth Fund, and the ICA, and is a Health Equity Compact member. He received his MBA from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business.

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