Health Leads Workshop faculty offer deep expertise and experience in both designing and implementing social needs programs in clinical settings.

Rich Porcelli, Director of Learning Network (Facilitator)

Rich is the Director of Learning Network at the Boston based national non-profit Health Leads. For the past several years Rich has led the development of educational solutions that enable health care institutions across the country to build and scale sustainable social needs programs. He is thrilled to help health care organizations create meaningful programs that uncover and address social health issues such as food insecurity, homelessness and education. Previously, Rich served as the national manager of volunteer engagement at Health Leads. He designed systems and curriculum used to recruit and train a national cohort comprised of hundreds of undergraduate volunteers who provide case management services. Prior to his role at Health Leads, Rich was part of the leadership team at a community mental health center in Chicago where he managed residential treatment and crisis stabilization services. In this role he worked to expand treatment-based transitional housing programs for individuals living with mental illness and substance abuse. As a practicing therapist and organizational coach, Rich is passionate about working with individuals, groups and organizations to help them maximize their own potential. He holds a BA in psychology from Providence College and an MA in counseling and organizational psychology from Adler University.

Chloe V. Green, Manager of Learning Network

Chloe joined Health Leads in 2013 as a program manager for the Dimock Center in Roxbury, Mass., before taking a leadership role in Health Leads’ educational offerings in December 2015. She began her career at Boston Children’s Hospital as a case manager and outreach and services coordinator for Boston HAPPENS, a program in the adolescent clinic. She also spent two years training as a permaculture farmer and working at Mass General Hospital on a study of adolescent health and the built environment. In addition, Chloe worked closely with clinics and worker centers in Southern Los Angeles to address the unique occupational health and safety needs of low wage workers and supported garment worker organizing with the LA Garment Work Center. Chloe holds a BA in community health from Tufts University and a masters in urban and regional planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received the Lorenz Fellowship, Harry Perlotz Award and Dean’s Award for Overall Excellence.

Elise Bowman, Director, Launch and Implementation

As Director of Launch & Implementation, Elise Bowman oversees new social needs intervention initiatives among our clinical partners — including program design, resource database build-outs and integration of Health Leads’ signature technology, Reach. Elise acted as the implementation manager for the first Health Leads expansion in Northern California, our call center in Southern California, and supported technology and program integration at Johns Hopkins. Elise brings over 10 years of direct service experience to her role, having previously served as a Health Leads program manager and a case manager for adults struggling with mental illness and homelessness.

Elise has a passion for helping client-facing staff find sustainable, workable solutions to integrate social needs efforts into their daily work — and loves the opportunity to bring her experience and expertise to bear on the systemic change that comes from spreading social needs programs.

Tigee Hill, Managing Director of Program and Relationships

As managing director of program and relationships at Health Leads, Tigee Hill advances many of the organization’s key health system partnerships through a combination of implementation management, program evaluation and innovative co-learning initiatives. Since joining Health Leads in 2012, Tigee has worked closely with a range of institutions throughout the Midwest — including University Hospitals of Cleveland, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Chicago Family Health Center — to assess, design and implement social needs interventions. Tigee brings nearly 15 years of program development, management and evaluation experience to her role, with a focus on design and delivery of impactful health initiatives for youth and adults. Prior to joining the Health Leads team, Tigee spent nearly a decade in non-profit and for-profit healthcare settings, most recently as director of health promotions for Chicago’s Westside Health Authority. Through her earlier work at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Tigee served as a liaison between the healthcare system and school-based health centers, where she developed new protocols and procedures to bolster enrollment rates and immunization compliance. In addition to her professional work, Tigee has held leadership roles in a number of Illinois-based organizations devoted to adolescent, reproductive and school-based health. She holds dual masters degrees in public health and business administration from Saint Xavier University.

Marisa Howard-Karp, Director of Program Operations and Training

Marisa has spent the past 18 years in community health, working to improve access to health care and essential services for populations disproportionately impacted by discrimination and poverty. She has trained health and human service providers on suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, organized coalitions of service providers and consumers around HIV/AIDS services, and built regional teams to address barriers to reproductive health services throughout Massachusetts. She holds a BA from Smith College and an MS in non-profit Management from Northeastern University.

Amy Hulberg, Manager, Program Operations

Amy Hulberg is a Manager of Program Operations, and formerly held the role as Program Manager of the Health Leads social needs program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined HealthLeads after a decade of working in the community, providing case management to vulnerable populations and serving on leadership councils and working committees focused on quality patient care and system design. At Health Leads, Amy helps drive the launch of strategic partnerships, establishes and maintains programmatic best practices, and pursues collaborations with external researchers to produce evaluations of Health Leads interventions. Amy is a co-author two studies evaluating the connection between resource needs, medical conditions and health outcomes, the most recent published in JAMA. Amy received her masters in public policy from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management, where she was awarded “best thesis” for her analysis of the role of behavioral health insurance carve outs in prisoner re-entry.