Community Benefits Council

Collaborating to make change in the communities we serve.

The mission of Saint Anne's Hospital's Community Benefits Council is to support the hospital in implementing the annual Community Benefits Plan, and to work collaboratively with the hospital to identify and address some of the many health and wellness needs of our communities through research, discussion, maximization of community resources, and implementation of health and wellness programs and initiatives. The council also reviews needs assessments and annual plans, and helps guide and monitor the implementation of programs.

The Community Benefits Council is comprised of representatives from local health and human service agencies, and other community leaders. Members of Saint Anne's Hospital's Community Benefits Council include:

  • Michael Bushell, President, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Wendy Bauer, MSW, Director of Strategic Communications and Community Health Benefits, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Teresa (Tracy) Gerety-Ibbotson, MEd, Administrative Director of Community Health Benefits, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Brian O'Connor, Esq., Program Manager, Justice Center of Southeast, MA LLC
  • Brittany Lynch, MSW, LICSW, Lead Behavioral Health Navigator, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Denise Marques, CME Coordinator, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Jennifer Salem-Russo, LICSW, Clinical Coordinator, Youth Trauma Program, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Jessica Stone, Grant Writer & Community Liaison, Southeast Center for Independent Living
  • Lisa Blanchette, Director, Patient Access, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Lisa DeMello, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Clinical Educator/Stroke Coordinator, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Marcia Picard, School Wellness Coordinator, Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community
  • Marin Woods, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager; Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Trish Robertson, Director of Planning and Community Development, Bristol Elder Services
  • Rose Marie Couto, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Michelle Loranger, Executive Director, Bristol County Children's Advocacy Center
  • Jessica DeLoureiro, Esq., Staff Attorney, Medical Legal Partnership; Justice Center of Southeast, MA LLC
  • Natalia Konarski, Director, Interpreter Services, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Sister Glorina Jugo, Director of Mission, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Kathleen Murphy, Community Organizer, United Interfaith Action (UIA)
  • Erin McGough, MSN, RN, CCM, Director of Case Management, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Stephanie Perry, RN, CARN, Addiction Nurse Specialist, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Keisha DeJesus, Director of Health Access and Interpreter Services, SSTAR Family Health Care Center
  • Fanny Tchorz, Director of Interpreter Services, Healthfirst Family Care Center
  • Carol Verrochi, Community Member & Liaison to the Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC), Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Laura Diogo-Carreau, Executive Director, Veteran’s Guardian Angels, Inc.
  • Nancy Sullivan, MS, RN, CCM, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Emily Bird, Wellness Coordinator, Fall River YMCA, Division of Southcoast YMCA
  • Captain Joseph Cabral, Community Liaison, Fall River Police Department
  • Ann O’Neil-Souza, Director of Community Partnerships, People Incorporated, Inc.
  • Allison Hague, Program Manager, Family Resource Center, Family Service Association
  • Jaydith Matias-Diaz, School Liaison, Family Resource Center, Family Service Association