Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center

The Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center is advised by a 19 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 Advisory Council in Chapter 224, section 72
August 2015

Statutory Council PositionAppointee NameAppointment TermMisc.
1. Representative of the Massachusetts Extended Care FederationCarolyn R. Blanks11/6/13-11/5/16

Re-appointment

2. Physician with primary care specialty who practices in rural areaBrian T. Burke, MD11/6/13-11/5/16

Re-appointment

3. Physician with primary care specialty who practices in an urban areaJacqueline Spain, MD12/10/14-11/13/17

 

4. Physician with a medical sub-specialtyVacant 

 

5. Advanced practice nurse, authorized under said section 80B of said chapter 112, who practices in a rural areaNancy Langman ARNP, MS, MPH, DNP (C), BC11/6/13-11/5/16

 

6. Advanced practice nurse, authorized under said section 80B of said chapter 112, who practices in an urban areaTarma J. Johnson, FNP, BC9/6/13-9/5/16

Re-appointment

7. Representative of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse ExecutivesMartia Prater, MS, RN11/6/13-11/5/16

Re-appointment

8. Representative of the Massachusetts Academy of Family PhysiciansDennis Dimitri, M.D., MAAFP12/10/14-11/13/17

Re-appointment

9. Representative of the Massachusetts Workforce Board AssociationVacant 

 

10. Representative of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Inc.Vacant 

 

11. Representative of the Massachusetts Medical SocietyElaine B. Kirshenbaum, MPH,11/6/13-11/5/16

 

12. Representative of the Massachusetts Nurses AssociationJo-Ann Fergus, RN7/18/13-7/17/16

 

13. Representative of the Massachusetts Association of Registered NursesR Gino Chisari, RN, DNP7/18/13-7/17/16

 

14. Representative of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, Inc.Michael Scroczynski5/12/2014-11/24/2016

Re-appointment

15. Representative of the Health Care for All, Inc.Vacant 

 

16. Representative of the Massachusetts Association of Physician AssistantsHeather A Trafton, PA-C, MBA9/6/13-9/5/16

 

17. Representative of the Massachusetts Chiropractic SocietyMark Elfman D.C., RPh4/21/15-4/21/18

 

18. A Behavioral, substance use disorder and mental health professionalWilliam E. Greenberg, M.D.11/6/13-11/5/16

 

19. Appointment by the Governor at the Governor’s DiscretionVacant 

New seat, replaces MA Center for Nursing, Inc. seat

 


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