Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center

The Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center is advised by a 16 member council appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth. The council consists of representatives of various disciplines and affiliations, as mandated in the legislation, each serving a three-year term, and designed to give wide ranging and detailed perspectives in regards to issues facing health care workforce development and retention.

Health Care Workforce Council Appointees:

Physician- Primary Care Specialty - Urban
Katherine J. Atkinson, MD, PC

Physician-Primary Care Specialty- Rural
Brian T. Burke, MD
President- Medical Staff Fairview Hospital

Physician-Medical Subspecialty
Thea L. James, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Boston Medical Center

Advanced Practice Nurse- Rural Area
Jeanette M. Maddix, MSN CS PC

Advanced Practice Nurse- Urban Area
Tarma Johnson, NP, NC
Mattapan Community Health Center

Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives
Marita Prater, MS, RN
Past President

Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians
Dennis M. Dimitri, MD

Massachusetts Workforce Board Association
Heather P. Boulger
Executive Director
The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc.,

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
James W. Hunt, Jr. MUA, CAE
Executive Director and Chief Executive Office

Massachusetts Medical Society
To be Announced

Massachusetts Center for Nursing, Inc.
Marie Tobin, RN, MPH

Massachusetts Nurses Association
Dorothy McCabe, MS, Med, RN
Director-Divisions of Nursing and Health Safety

Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses
June A. (Toni) Abraham, MSN, ANP-BC

Massachusetts Hospital Association
Michael E. Sroczynski, Esq.
Senior Director, Government Advocacy

Massachusetts Senior Care Association
Carolyn Blanks
Vice President of Labor & Workforce Development

Health Care For All, Inc.
Fawn A. Phelps
Interim Executive Director; Policy Director

This information is provided by the Health Care Workforce Center within the Department of Public Health.