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James Luisi, CEO

Jim Luisi has been C.E.O. of NEW Health for over 29 years. During his tenure, he has overseen the creation of a 140 bed nursing home and an elderly housing development in the North End. In December 2015, he opened a community health center in New England’s largest public housing development located in Charlestown which brought dental and vision services for the first time to that community.

He is a past Board Chair of the Mass League of CHCs and served for 8 years as Speaker of the House for the National Association of CHCs. He officially became the NACHC’s Board Chair in August 2017. He has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress on the value and importance of health centers and Medicaid. Jim is a founding board member of Capital Link, the nation’s financial lending and consultation organization for CHCs. For 16 years he has taught over 400 students as an adjunct professor at the Suffolk/Mass League CHC certificate program.

He is a Northeastern University graduate and holds an M.B.A. from Suffolk as well as Certificates in health care management from Harvard and Yale Universities.

His awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from NACHC in 2009, CEO of the Year from the Mass League in 2007, a Public Service Award from the Boston Red Sox in 2005, Italian American of the Year in 2015 and Administrator of the Year from the Boston Business Journal in 2006.

James Luisi, CEO

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

John A. Foster M.D. M.P.H

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Vincenzo Scibelli M.P.H., M.S.W.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Daniel J. Leonard

DEPUTY OPERATIONS OFFICER

Kristen Simonelli

MEDICAL DIRECTOR CHARLESTOWN

Anne Murrray-Chiriboga M.D.

Board of Directors 2020-2021

Our Board is comprised of health care experts, business executives, senior advocates, community leaders and consumers. They provide the oversight and long-range planning which ensures our continued success.

Jason A. Aluia – Chairman

Britain W. Nicholson, MD – Vice Chair 

Marilyn D. Stempler – Secretary

Libby Williams – Treasurer

Denise Clancey 

Pauline Dessertine 

Paul Foster

Jesus Gambaro

Jasmine M. Howard

Ellen Janos

Meredith K. Stewart

Nancy M. Sullivan

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