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.
Maureen Doherty has worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth for the past 17 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 worked under the Community Hospital
Acceleration Revitalization and Transformation (CHART) Grant funded by the Massachusetts Health
Policy Commission. Her department was tasked with reducing 30 day hospital readmissions for individuals with dual insurance eligibility. She currently works supporting the resource needs of both the Inpatient and Outpatient Case Management teams.
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 that supports 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 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.
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”.
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.”