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

  • Allison Hague, LICSW, Program Manager, Family Resource Center, Family Service Association
  • Brittany Lynch, LICSW, Director, Transitions in Care/Social Work, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Kandace Vieira, RN, MSN, Director, Quality, Regulatory and Patient Safety, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Kristin Gill-Bonanca, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC, Administrative Director, Critical Care Services, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Destinee Barnes, Project Director, Peer2Peer Recovery Project, Steppingstone Incorporated
  • Joseph Botelho, Project Manager, Peer2Peer Recovery Project, Steppingstone Incorporated
  • Shannon Rooney, Administrative Assistant, Peer2Peer Recovery, Project, Steppingstone Incorporated
  • Michael Bushell, President, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Stephanie Sayles, LICSW, Clinical Coordinator, Youth Trauma Program, a program of JRI, located at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County, also a program of JRI.
  • Lisa Blanchette, Director, Revenue Cycle, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Lisa DeMello, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Stroke Coordinator, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Marcia Picard, Executive Director & School Wellness Coordinator, Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community (CHNA25)
  • Marin Woods, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Tracy Ibbotson, M.Ed., Administrative Director, Community Health Benefits, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Deborah Avila-Carreiro, Nutrition Services Manager, Bristol Elder Services
  • Naomi Patricio, Supervisor, Health Insurance Specialists, Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Kyla Farias, Coordinator, Education & Outreach Prevention, Bristol County Children's Advocacy Center, a program of JRI
  • Jessica Stone, Grant Writer and Community Liaison, Southeast Center for Independent Living
  • Ali Paull, LICSW, Program Manager, Opioid Triage Center (OTC), SSTAR
  • Denise Paulson, CMI, Manager, Interpreter Services, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Sister Glorina Jugo, OP, Member, SAH Board of Directors; Chair, Mission Committee, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • TBD, RN, CARN, Addictions Nurse Specialist, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Fanny Tchorz, Director of Interpreter Services, Health First Family Care Center
  • Mary-Lou Mancini, Member, SAH Board of Directors; Community Member & Liaison to the Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC), Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Barbra Tugman, Ambassador, Oncology Services, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Paul Foster, Patient Financial Counselor, Oncology Services, Saint Anne’s Hospital
  • Annemarie Medeiros, Membership Director, Fall River YMCA, Division of Southcoast YMCA
  • Nikki Fontaine, Community Liaison Recovery Coach, Homeless Advocate, Fall River Police Department
  • Aliya Steele, Coordinator, Mass-in-Motion, City of Fall River, MA
  • Lynn Iadicola, Volunteer Partners for a Healthier Community Substance Addiction Task Force, and Community Representative
  • Susan Remy, Vice President, Development & Community Engagement, Child & Family Services
  • David Perry, President, Greater Fall River Community Food Pantry
  • Rachael Sirois, Resource Development Director, Boys & Girls Club of Fall River
  • Tia Castellano, Director/CEO, Bristol Black Collective, Fall River
  • Patty Armstrong, Resource Development Director, United Way of Greater Fall River

(updated January 2024)