Board of Directors

NERO/SNAP Regional Director | USDA Food and Nutrition Program

As a former employee of HSNHC, serving our community is very near and dear to my heart. As Chair of the Board of Directors, it is truly an honor and my sincere commitment to ensure that the very best Health Care Services are offered to the our community.

Bonnie Received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from University of Toronto, Master’s Degree in Education and Management from Cambridge College and is a Licensed Nutritionist in Massachusetts. She has twenty-nine years of experience developing, implementing, administrating nutrition assistance program for low income families. Bonnie Has been a member of the board since 2008.

Director of Payer Strategy | Athena Health

Brian Shelly is currently the Director of Payer Strategy at Athenahealth. He has served as a HSNHC board member for 10 years and is the Vice Chairperson. He is passionate about healthcare access for the underserved and believes strongly in giving the Harvard Street community and patients the level of care they deserve no matter their situation.

He has experience in sales, business strategy and fundraising and has held various senior management positions in healthcare. In his private time, he advocates for the increase in colon cancer screening via the charity race Get Your Rear In Gear-Boston. He lives on the south shore of Massachusetts with his Wife (Brandi) and 2 daughters, Brielle (14) and Tahlia (11).

City Counselor at Large | City of Newton

Financial Advisor | Concord Wealth Management

Jim Cote is currently the City Councilor at Large for the City of Newton and financial advisor for Concord Wealth Management. James also works as a Career Search Expert for senior executives who are looking for a transition and has been a member of the HSNHC board for 8 years. He is a veteran – serving as a First Sergeant for the Marine Corps for 20 years.

Paula Josephs is a Mattapan resident and works at Bentley University as a Program Manager for Executive Education. She has received her Master’s degree from Springfield College majoring in Human Service Organizational Management and Leadership. She has been on the HSNHC board for 2 years.

Physician | Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Jocelyn Carter currently works as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Leadership Preventive Medicine Fellowship at the Dartmouth Institute. She has been on the HSNHC board for 2 years.

Co-Founder and Executive Director | Love Your Menses
Bria Gadsden, MS is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Love Your Menses, Inc. She is also the Co-Founder of Merrimack Valley Black and Brown Voices, Inc. She is a social entrepreneur, health educator, and menstrual equity leader who is passionate about creating social impact community-based health promotion programs that promote health equity and menstrual wellness in Black and Brown communities.

Bria received her Master’s degree in Community Health Education from Merrimack College and her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has experience working in the education, government, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Bria was raised in Mattapan, MA, and currently resides in North Andover, MA.

Consumer Representative

Ms. Eileen Kenner is a resident of Dorchester and an active member of the community. She is a resourceful woman and network to bring individuals to Harvard Street. She has been on the board for 30+ years.

Laurita Kaigler-Crawlle is a Roxbury resident who is currently the Director for the Learning Network at Health Leads. She holds a Master’s of Science Degree from Cambridge College School of Management and earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing and Communications from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has experience working for various non-profits and health-related settings.

Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Operations | Athena Health

Christopher Kondrat is a senior healthcare executive with over 20 years in the healthcare industry. Mr. Kondrat also has a consulting background. He received his master’s degree from Boston College majoring in Counseling Psychology.

Medical Strategic Operations Lead | Biogen

Charles Minor is a Kingston resident who currently works as a Medical Strategic Operations Lead at Biogen. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College and a Master’s of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Brandies University. He has experience as a research assistant and working in pharmaceutical companies.

SNAP Program Integrity Specialist | USDA Food and Nutrition Program

Jheanell West is a Mattapan resident who currently works with the USDA Food and Nutrition Program as a SNAP Program Integrity Specialist. She holds a Masters of Education degree from Merrimack College where she majored in Community Engagement. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Clark University. She has experience in analytics and as a site manager.