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Advisory Council Roles

  • Share key research questions and priorities coming from immigrant communities across MA with the Leah Zallman Center;
  • Advise or co-develop research agenda and specific studies;
  • Disseminate and translate findings to policymakers, practitioners, and community members; and
  • Grow the Leah Zallman Center network

Current Advisory Council Members

Marcia Bernbaum, PhD


Dieufort "Keke" Fleurrisaint, MDiv, ThM

President and Executive Director
True Alliance Center

Paul L. Geltman, MD, MPH

Chief of Medicine
Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children

María Rosario González
Albuixech, MSPS

Senior Director of Media Advocacy and Communications
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Ân H. Lê, JD, MSW

Director of Policy and Research
City of Boston Mayor's Equity and Inclusion Cabinet

Andres Lopez, PhD

Director of Research
Coalition of Communities of Color

Cassandra Pierre, MD, MPH, MSc

Medical Director of Public Health Programs
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
Boston Medical Center

Amy Smith, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Ambulatory Asynchronous Care
Cambridge Health Alliance

Trinidad Tellez, MD

[Health] Equity Strategies, LLC

Past Advisory Council Members

Ayatt Elawad, MPH

Director of Health Equity

2022 - 2023

Diya Kallivayalil, PhD

Cambridge Health Alliance Asylum Program

2022 - 2023

Sarah Kimball, MD

BMC Immigrant and Refugee Health Center

2022 - 2023

Lenita Reason

Executive Director
Brazilian Worker Center

2022 - 2023

Cristina Aguilera Sandoval, MPA

Executive Director
Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants

2022 - 2023