Chief Executive Officer
Eliza has been involved with the health center since 2010, first as a board member (2010-2012) and then as the Director of Community Services and Grant Writer (2012-2014). She took over as Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. She has worked as a consultant to state governments and various non-profits in the area of long-term supports and services policy for ten years, and before that was the Director of Community Supports and Services at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, as well as a District Aide for a local State Representative. A native of Worthington, Eliza moved back to town with her husband and two children in 2009 to take over her family’s farm, on which they raise beef cattle, hay, maple sap, chickens, and, occasionally, pigs.
Dr. Michael Purdy
Chief Clinical and Community Services Officer
Dr. Purdy received his BS in Biology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University prior to receiving his OD from The New England College of Optometry in 2003, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He joined HCHC in 2010. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Optometry for the Colorado River Service Unit, and Chief of Community Health at MCPHS school of Optometry. Michael currently serves as the Western District Chair for the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.
John V. Melehov, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
John is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts with over 20 years of experience working in healthcare finance and revenue cycle management.
Kiirsten Cooper, School-Based Programs Manager
Marisela Fermin-Shon, NP, Medical Director
Cynthia Magrath, Practice Manager
Bridget Rida, Human Resources Manager
Karen Rida, Billing Manager
Kim Savery, Director of Community Programs
MaryLou Stuart, DDS, Oral Health Director
Franny Huberman, MSW, LICSW, Behavioral Health Director
Board of Directors:
Lee Manchester, Chair
Dr. John Follet, Vice Chair
Dr. Seth Gemme
Kathryn Jensen, Clerk