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Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition

Safe Working Environment


The Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition works to build the collective responsibility of creating and sustaining environments where communities can thrive in supportive and healthy spaces.


We envision a collective Mystic Valley community that not only promotes and protects one another, but prevents negative health occurrences.

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MVPHC Directors 

Christopher Webb

Director of Public Health, Malden Health Department
Malden City Hall, 110 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148


Erin Hull

Public Health Agent, Stoneham Health Department
Stoneham Town Hall, 35 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180


Mary Ann O’Connor

Director of Public Health, Medford Health Department
Medford City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Dr. Medford, MA 02155


 Adeokunbo "Ade" Solarin

Director of Public Health, Reading Health Department

16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867


Anthony Chui

Health Director, Melrose & Wakefield Health Department

Melrose City Hall, 562 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176


Wakefield Town Hall, 1 Lafayette Street, Wakefield, MA 01880


Jen Murphy

Director of Public Health, Winchester Health Department

71 Mt Vernon St # 13,

Winchester, MA 01890

(781) 721-7121

Regional Staff

Melanie Dineen- Grant Coordinator, Mystic Valley Health Excellence Grant
Elizabeth Parsons – MA Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Medford

Hayes Hart-Thompson- Health Communications Specialist

Maureen Buzby – Regional Tobacco Control Coordinator, Melrose


Community Coalition Partners

Penny Funaiole (Medford), Elizabeth Valett & Carol O'Loughlin (Stoneham), Erica McNamara & Krystal Mellonakos-Gray (Reading), Catherine Dhingra and Kara Showers (Wakefield), Dot Butler (Winchester), Emily Hatchouel (Melrose)

Our Partners

Mayors, Town Administrators; Schools; Chiefs of Police and Fire; District Attorney Marian Ryan; Senator Jason Lewis; Representatives Paul Brodeur, Christine Barber, Michael Day, Paul Donato, Kate Lipper-Garabedian; Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian; Action, Armstrong and Cataldo Ambulance; TuftMedicine MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lahey Health, Winchester Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance; South Bay Community Services; Middlesex Recovery; Community Substance Abuse in Woburn; Health Innovations; AIDS Action Committee; Institute for Health and Recovery; MOAR; MassT


Paul Hammersley - Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist, Health Department
Peter Finn - Human Services Coordinator, Health Department



Penelope Funaiole – Office of Prevention and Outreach Manager
Alysia LaGambina – Community Social Worker, Council on Aging
Marnie  -  Portal to Hope, Police Department
Taylor Metta - Eliot JDP Clinician, Police Department


Rachel Cordella - Council on Aging

Toni Corcoran – Jail Diversion Clinician, Police Department

Emily Hatchouel - Public Health Specialist


Toni Corcoran – Jail Diversion Clinician, Police Department

Tracey Ascolillo - Recovery Coach, Police Department


Jennifer Wacowski - JDP Clinician, Police Department
Tracey Ascolillo - Recovery Coach, Police Department
Catherine Dhingra – Wake Up Wakefield, Health Department


Dot Butler - Community Health Program Manager, Health Department
Kristin Romaine - Mental Health and Wellness Social Worker


Erica McNamara - Director of Reading Coalition for Prevention & Support, Police Department
Krystal Mellonakos-Gray - Outreach Coordinator

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