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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


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


Jen Murphy

Director of Public Health, Winchester Health Department

71 Mt Vernon St # 13,

Winchester, MA 01890

(781) 721-7121

Anthony Chui

Health Director, Melrose, Stoneham & Wakefield Health Department

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


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

35 Central Street
Basement Level
Stoneham, MA 02180


Regional Staff

Sophie Greenebaum - Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition Prevention Coordinator, Medford

Louise Aiello - Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition Special Projects Coordinator
Cara Dufresne - Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition Youth Coordinator

Megan Rienzo - Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition Communications Coordinator 

Barrie Brian – Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition Recovery Facilitator

Jason Stone – Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition Social Services Facilitator 

Our Key Collaborators

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; Tufts Medicine 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

Vanessa Spero, MHC- Jail Diversion Clinician, Police Department



Penelope Funaiole – Office of Prevention and Outreach Manager
Alysia LaGambina, LCSW – Community Social Worker, Health Department
Marnie Gallagher -  Portal to Hope, Police Department
Taylor Theriault - Jail Diversion Clinician, Police Department

Jose Rivera, MSc Psychology - Jail Diversion Clinician, Police Department


Rachel Cordella - Social Services Coordinator, Council on Aging

Danielle Visone, LMHC - Jail Diversion Clinician, Police Department

Emily Hatchouel - Public Health Specialist, Health Department

Kara Showers - Prevention and Wellness Coordinator


Danielle Visone, LMHC - Jail Diversion Clinician, Police Department

Tracey Ascolillo - Recovery Coach, Police Department

Carol O'Loughlin - Chair of the Stoneham Board of Directors

Becca Lewis - Substance Use Prevention Coordinator and Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Director

Megan Samborski - Stoneham School Chair, Stoneham Alliance Against Violence Chair, Communications Director at the Boys and Girls Club


Jennifer Wacowski, LMHC - Jail Diversion Clinician, Police Department
Tracey Ascolillo - Recovery Coach, Police Department
Catherine Dhingra – Wake Up Wakefield, Prevention, Outreach & Youth Services Manager, Grants Specialist

Amy Chiaravalloti - Wellness & Prevention Coordinator


Dot Butler - Community Health Program Manager, Health Department
Kristin Romaine, LMHC - Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator


Erica McNamara - Director of Reading Coalition for Prevention & Support, Police Department
Taunya Jarzyniecki, LCMHC MLADC - Public Safety Clinician, Police Department

Jess Cruz - Outreach Coordinator

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