Kathleen Considine, M.S.W., is a family member. Kathleen serves on the Executive Committee of NAMI Mass, where she chairs its Support & Education Committee, as well as on various mental health advisories, including the Plymouth Mental Health Court, the Plymouth County Jail, the Plymouth School District and the Plymouth Coalition for Suicide Prevention. She is a long-time teacher of the NAMI Family-to-Family Course and a trained NAMI “Basics” Educator. Kathleen facilitates a semi-monthly support group for family caregivers for NAMI Plymouth.
Marian A. De La Cour, B.S.N., M.L.S.
Marian A. De La Cour began her nursing career at the Loeb Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in New York City where she worked for three years before completing her degree in library and information science at SUNY-Albany. Her bachelor’s degree in nursing was earned at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. She currently lives in Buzzards Bay with her husband and is the mother of three adult children, and a grandmother.
Marian has been the medical librarian of Beth Israel Deaconess / Plymouth Hospital since 1987. Her responsibilities there include serving the hospital’s professional medical staff, and providing the surrounding area with reliable evidence-based resources for community health that is both easy to read and understand.
Marian’s professional memberships include the South Eastern Massachusetts Consortium, Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network, North Atlantic Health Science Libraries, and the South Eastern Massachusetts Library System.
Health literacy has been a passionate interest of Marian’s for many years. Her position with South Shore Community Partners and Prevention helps her create a positive interface between the hospital and the area community. She believes that a person’s health is positively impacted by the amount of good health information that is provided to them.
Nancy DeLuca joined Health Imperatives in March 2015 as the manager of the Plymouth and Weymouth Family Planning sites. Health Imperatives’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts. Health Imperatives provides public health and human services to more than 30,000 families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape, and Islands each year. Programs are based on five fundamental health imperatives: health access, health literacy, cultural competency, advocacy, and prevention. Programs include reproductive health services, family supports, nutrition assistance, a domestic violence shelter, sexual assault counseling and services for lesbian/gay individuals.
Nancy’s diverse healthcare experience includes medical practice management and laboratory accreditation. Nancy was the program manager of the DPH funded Women’s Health Network/Men’ s Health Partnership Programs at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital for ten years. During this time, she was an active member of the Greater Brockton CHNA 22 and served on the steering committee and as vice chair.
Maureen Doherty has worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth for the past 14 years. For 12
years she worked as a Financial Counselor, assisting individual with health insurance and billing related
issues. With the creation of the Affordable Care Act, she became a Certified Application Counselor and
acted as a hospital liaison to Masshealth by assisting patients with obtaining Masshealth and other
government funded medical coverage. In 2015, she changed roles and became a Resource Specialist in
the Community Case Management Office. Maureen is currently working under the Community Hospital
Acceleration Revitalization and Transformation (CHART) Grant funded by the Massachusetts Health
Policy Commission. Her department is tasked with reducing 30 day hospital readmissions for individuals
with dual insurance eligibility.
Prior to becoming an employee at BID-Plymouth, Maureen worked as a Service Coordinator for the
Department of Mental Retardation (now known as DDS) for 16 years. She currently serves on the Board
of Directors for REACH, INC., an agency serving individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the
Tina Dwyer spent over 15 years working as a Registered Nurse in upstate New York, Long Island Connecticut, Texas and Western Massachusetts. During this period of time she had the opportunity to work in various and different health care settings. In 1993 she returned to the South Shore with her family and quickly became entrenched in the community, recognizing the value of community based nursing, health promotion and prevention and working in an ever changing health care environment. Tina joined South Shore Health System over ten years ago with the role of engaging the community, working together as patients transition from inpatient to homecare and helping to prevent need for acute hospitalizations. Working with South Shore Community Partners in Prevention (CHNA 23) allows her to not only fulfill her professional role but her personal commitment of community engagement at the heart of all efforts to impact positive change.Tina earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing, Emerging Leaders Graduate Certificate in Community Health Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration.
George Gorgizian is the Infectious Disease Coordinator at the Plymouth County House of Correction. He has been CHNA 23 member since 2003 and served as a steering Committee member throughout his time with the CHNA.
George believes that all should have a voice in the decisions that are being made in the community that affect how one or many people will live or thrive. He will bring to this CHNA a vast amount of thought, knowledge, caring and experience that will hopefully help extend all of our abilities to do great things for our community.
Elizabeth Haughn joined Kennedy Donovan Center August 2013 as the Supervisor/Coordinator for Healthy Family. The Greater Plymouth Healthy Families services 16 towns from Plymouth to Hull. This is an intensive home visiting program for young parents. Kennedy-Donovan Center supports people with developmental delays, disabilities or family challenges to pursue their personal potential and success in the community. We provide a wide range of effective supports to individuals and families through prevention, advocacy and intervention services that are person-centered, innovative, and compassionate.
Elizabeth’s background is in child development having run her own Family Day Care and managed a program for Community Care for Kids. She works for programs that support children and families to help advocate and have their voices heard. She enjoys collaborating to help programs work together and create and support what families and children need.
Michael Jackman is the District Director for Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09). He has served in this position since January 2011.
Prior to his federal service, Mike was the Director of School Programs for the Norfolk District Attorney’s office (2002-2010). In that capacity, he worked with school personnel and community groups to develop substance abuse prevention, domestic violence awareness, and bullying prevention programs. He also served as Chair of the Blue Hills CHNA (CHNA 20) and Vice –Chair of the Greater Brockton CHNA (CHNA 22).
Siobhan McKay is a Registered Nurse for the Department of Developmental Services in the Plymouth Area Office. She started her nursing career in 2008 working on a 32 bed cardiac medical unit. Wanting more of a care continuum role with patients she started providing health care coordination at a residential agency for individuals with developmental disabilities. For the last seven years she has worked for the Department providing consultation, education, safeguarding and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Siobhan has been a member of the CHNA since 2011 and a member of the Health Literacy subcommittee for the several years.
Jim O’Neil is a pharmacist by training and has held a variety of positions throughout his career. After graduating from Northeastern University with a B.S. in 1978 he worked in Hospital Pharmacy practice for approximately 20 years with the bulk of that time spent in Clinical Pharmacy practice both supervising the clinical responsibilities of the Pharmacy Team as well as developing clinical care programs involving pharmacy practice. In 1996 he obtained his Doctorate in Pharmacy through Idaho State University. For a dozen years thereafter he worked in Clinical Drug Development and Medical Information Services for two major Pharmaceutical firms. Jim is presently putting his efforts into establishing a non-profit clinical practice which will provide Community Outreach programs on Health Literacy and Disease Awareness as well as Medication Therapy Management and Patient Advocacy services.
Maureen O’Rourke-King is committed to serving to protect and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Maureen began her career in Human Services in 1986 with a residential provider where she fell in love with the work. She joined The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in 2005 as a Human Service Coordinator. In that role, Maureen worked with individuals, families and service providers of DDS South Coastal and Plymouth Area offices. Currently, Maureen is a Regional Trainer for DDS Southeast Region. She has been an active member of CHNA23 and the Health Literacy sub group for the past two years.
Project Manager, Marketing & Communications
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) is one of the leading community hospitals south of Boston and provides high-quality, patient-focused care to more than 250,000 residents on the South Shore and Cape Cod. CHNA 23 receives funding from BID-Plymouth, as part of the community health investment that is made when hospitals expand their services and invest in clinical technologies.
In her role as marketing project manager, Deb represents BID-Plymouth in the community and internally within the hospital. Throughout her career as a senior manager in marketing communications, Deb has been consistently recognized as a results-driven, savvy professional who is committed to high standards and excellence. She brings her experience to CHNA 23 to assist its efforts in meeting the needs of our vulnerable populations.
“I am interested in continuing to be on the Steering Committee because I believe in reaching out to the community and helping to identify the needs and work that needs to be accomplished. I feel privileged to be working with outstanding and committed professionals on the committee. They share the same passion.
I believe that working with families in the community for over 30 years in Family Education, I can contribute my experiences. I love learning from all our knowledgeable members. I have witnessed the work of the committee and seen how it makes a difference in our community.”