Advisory Council

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

Advisory Council Members (2023)

  • Cristina Aguilera, MPA; Chair, Leah Zallman Center Advisory Council; Executive Director, Massachusetts Immigrant Collaborative
  • Marcy Bernbaum, PhD; Consultant
  • Ayatt Elawad, MPH; Director of Health Equity, ACEDONE
  • Paul Geltman, MD, MPH; Chief Medical Officer, Upham’s Corner Health Center
  • María Rosario González Albuixech, Director of Communications and Immigrant Health, Health Care For All
  • Diya Kallivayalil, PhD; Co-Director, Cambridge Health Alliance Asylum Program
  • Sarah Kimball, MD; Director, Boston Medical Center’s Immigrant and Refugee Health Center
  • 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
  • Lenita Reason, Executive Director, Brazilian Worker’s Center
  • Amy Smith, MD, MPH; Medical Director of Ambulatory Asynchronous Care, Cambridge Health Alliance