Jennifer Kelly
Director

Jennifer Kelly is the Director of Healthy Chelsea. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience working in the mental health and substance use disorder fields. With a passion for those most in need, Jen has driven the work of the Coalition toward greater impact Read More...

 

Ron Fishman
Community Coordinator

With undergraduate and graduate degrees in marketing from Babson College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in hand, Ron Fishman joined the Peace Corps’ Small Business Development Program and was sent to Pasto, Colombia. It was there that his passion for working with the Latino population Read More...

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Yasmine Hung
Coordinator
Yasmine Hung is the Youth Substance Use Prevention Coordinator. Prior to joining Healthy Chelsea, she worked for the past nine years as a community health worker, providing direct services and program coordination in various cancer prevention and case management programs aimed at addressing social determinants of health Read More...
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Ryan Barry
Coordinator

Ryan Barry came to Healthy Chelsea upon completion of his Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been working as a Regional Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative grant ever since. As the Regional Coordinator, he works with the cities of Chelsea, Revere Read More...

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Amy Izen
Coordinator

Amy Izen, M.S., CCC-SLP, has a decade of experience working as a bilingual speech-language pathologist at MGH Chelsea. She is committed to providing services that help children reach their communicative potential in the context of their linguistically and culturally diverse families and communities Read More...

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Yahya Noor
Community Connector

Yahya Noor moved to the United States from Somalia more than two decades ago. He has a strong commitment and connection to Chelsea, the community where he works and lives. Yahya manages the Our Chelsea MA portal for Healthy Chelsea and works as a Somali and May-Maay medical interpreter at MGH Read More...

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Tatiana Mesa
Regional Community Engagement Manager

With undergraduate and graduate degrees in Exercise and Health Sciences from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Tatiana has experience in healthcare and working with diverse populations. Tatiana is the Regional Community Engagement Manager and in collaboration with coalition members and partners, Read More...

Aminah Herzig
School Programs Manager

Aminah is a graduate of Framingham State University’s coordinated program in dietetics. She has a background in clinical and community nutrition. Aminah has worked as a group facilitator and nutrition counselor to provide up to date nutrition information while addressing physical activity, barriers to change, and self-esteem. Her teaching methods emphasize mindful eating and Read More...

Lindsay Lesniak

Lindsay Lesniak is a current FoodCorps AmeriCorps Service Member serving with Healthy Chelsea since August 2021 working with second grade students and younger increasing awareness around gardening and preparing healthy food. She also oversees a little free pantry pilot program in Chelsea as Read More...

 

Carolina Jiménez

Carolina joined Healthy Chelsea as a FoodCorps AmeriCorps Service Member in August 2022 as an educator on topics related to nutritional food, food systems, and natural sciences to the Mary C. Burke Elementary school communities. They work throughout the cafeteria, classroom, and garden spaces to involve Read More...