Members of the SSCPP Steering Committee
Top Row: Mike, Tina, Kathleen, Siobhan Second Row: Nancy, Karen, Sue, Vicky Bottom Row: Maureen, Tyra
Vicky Butler, a person in long term recovery, began her mission to fight substance use disorder as a volunteer Recovery Coach conducting follow up home visits in June of 2017. In February of 2018 she transitioned into an AmeriCorps position with the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI) working directly with Plymouth County Outreach (PCO) as a Program Coordinator.
Vicky is a certified trainer for the Recovery Coach Academy through the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) as well as a Recovery Coach Supervisor trained through The Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.
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.
Nancy DeLuca joined Health Imperatives in 2015. She is the Director of the Plymouth and Wareham Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics. 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.
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 over 16 years ago, working inside South Shore Health and with the community to break down the barriers to healthcare, with a strong focus on Health Equity and the social determinants of health. 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.
Suzanne Giovanetti, Chief Executive Officer, Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless. A multi-service agency, the Plymouth Area Coalition provides deserving families and individuals from over 22 South Shore communities with emergency assistance shelter, food, educational programs, and basic needs support.
A graduate of Providence College, Sue holds a degree in Economics. Her career path includes 10 years as a retail buyer and 30 years in private school advancement where she was a member of the Leadership Team and directed school development, external relations and alumni programs. She joined the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless as CEO in August of 2017.
Active in the community, Sue is a Board of Director and Past President of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee and Past-President of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum, Co-President of The Greater Plymouth Council of Human Service Agencies, Past-President of Plymouth Rotary Club.
Sue’s business achievements and community activities have gained her recognition as the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, Plymouth Legislative District Unsung Heroine Award presented by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, a Paul Harris Fellow, and the Joseph Simonson Award presented by Association of Catholic Advancement Professionals.
Sue and her husband Paul have one son and live in Plymouth. In her free time, Sue enjoys playing golf and hiking.
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).
Tyra currently serves as a Case Manager for the Department of Mental Health. She has worked for the past 15 years serving the mental health community. Her work has included partnering with Mclean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. Joining CHNA 23 aligns with her goals of identifying and eliminating barriers to ensure the opportunity for all to “live their best life”.
Nicole Long began her career at OCES in 2005. She holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Bridgewater State University and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She serves as a Commissioner on the Board of Directors for the Plymouth Housing Authority, is a member of the Plymouth Selectboards Senior Task Force, Plymouth Networking Group (PNG) and is an Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapist at Wildhearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program in West Bridgewater. Nicole is a 2019 recipient of the Cape & Plymouth Business’ 40 Under 40 Awards. In her role as CEO, Long’s primary focus is to maintain and grow both community and funding relationships. During her time as CEO, the agency has experienced growth and program expansion. Under Nicole’s leadership, most recently, OCES received the “Covid-19 Hero Award” in 2022 from the Community Services of Greater Brockton and OCES’ Housing Programs expanded to cover four new housing sites which now span across greater Plymouth County.
Originally from Raynham, Massachusetts, Kelly Macomber holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology from Stonehill College and a Master’s in Education from Francis Marion University. In her current role at Plymouth Public Schools, Macomber is the Family and Community Engagement Specialist. Within this role she oversees the Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative (PYDC), a community coalition focused on youth substance use prevention, behavioral health, as well as the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) on learning and development. Prior to being hired by Plymouth Public Schools, Macomber worked as a Program Coordinator in the Prevention Services department of High Point Treatment Center. In this role, Macomber helped coordinate multiple local, state, and federal grants focused around substance use prevention. From 2013-2016, Macomber served as a corps member for Teach for America, an organization that enlists, develops, and mobilizes promising future leaders to create educational equity for the nation. As a 6th grade English teacher in Charleston County School District (South Carolina) Macomber participated in multiple professional developments to strengthen her skills as an educator and to expand her knowledge around servant leadership, diversity, and building classroom culture.
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 past several years.
Karen Peterson, Community Benefits and Community Relations Manager at BID Hospital Plymouth
Karen has lived and worked in the South Shore Community for a majority of her career. She has a background in Exercise Science and Business, which she utilized while at the South Shore YMCA as Association Director of Medical Wellness. Her community and grant work led her to obtain her Master’s Degree in Health Informatics and Analytics and to transition into Community Benefits at South Shore Health. Prior to transitioning to her new role at BID Plymouth, Karen was working for Tufts Medical Center as the Program Director of Community Benefits and Health Equity. She is excited to be back in her South Shore community to continue this meaningful work.
“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.”