Owen Aftreth, Clinical Innovation Fellow
Owen is a University of Minnesota medical student committed to helping engage health professions trainees in the reinvention of primary care and healthcare delivery. After receiving a BS from Caltech, he led industry and student research teams to develop software applications, to manage large technical and clinical datasets, and to measure and optimize operational processes. He plans to pursue a clinical career using informatics judiciously to improve team-based, patient-centered care models. At PCP, Owen works to identify, develop and promote innovative trainee-led projects in primary care delivery and education.
Stephanie Aines, Training and Organizing Coordinator
Steph is an organizer and educator. She trained college and graduate students in organizing for three years, coordinated community service-learning through an AmeriCorps VISTA program, and taught multicultural art and history projects at an after-school program. She is excited to bring her passion for grassroots community engagement into the movement for primary care. At PCP, Steph works closely with chapter leaders to develop goals and strategies that will strengthen the primary care pipeline on their campuses and across the country.
Uyen Doan, Manager of Training and Organizing
Uyen has devoted much of her life to organizing her communities to fight for social justice. She continues to lead trainings that teach the basic practices of organizing. She has a background in public policy and global health, and she is also a doula in training, coaching women through the birthing process. At Primary Care Progress, Uyen coordinates overall field efforts, develops and disseminates strategic organizing trainings, and works closely with local teams of primary care advocates to help them create and actualize mini-campaigns to accelerate improvement in the primary care workforce pipeline.
Melissa Gillooly, Executive Director
Melissa has over a decade of experience working and managing large teams in nonprofit healthcare. She earned her MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2011, and previously spent eight years working with the organization Partners In Health (PIH). During her time with PIH she served in several programmatic roles and led the organization's first project in Africa. In Rwanda, Melissa worked with the Ministry of Health to build health facilities and establish comprehensive health services in two rural districts. At Primary Care Progress, Melissa is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s strategic priorities and overseeing its day-to-day operations.
, Clinical Innovation Fellow
Janine is a Harvard medical student passionate about improving health systems to provide high quality, equitable primary care. After catching the global health bug in Seattle, she completed a BA in Public Health Studies at Johns Hopkins University. In medical school she co-leads the Harvard PCP chapter and is involved in expanding Harvard's primary care opportunities. She is currently pursuing a year of primary care innovation and research at the UCLA Health System with support from the Harvard Center for Primary Care. As PCP's Clinical Innovation Fellow, Janine works to develop the Clinical Innovation Network, and organizes webinars that highlight innovations in care delivery and primary care education.
Juliana Macri, Clinical Innovation Fellow
Juliana is a Johns Hopkins medical student who aspires to bring health care innovation into her future practice as a primary care physician. As a student at Swarthmore College, she became interested in health disparities while studying abroad in Nepal. She later worked at the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center, where she was exposed to the causes and consequences of domestic health inequality. Her research introduced her to individuals and groups working to improve access, cost and quality by transforming the health delivery system. At PCP, Juliana works to develop the Clinical Innovation Network, and organizes webinars that highlight innovations in care delivery and primary care education.
Andrew Morris-Singer, President and Principal Founder
Andrew is both a primary care clinician and community organizer with more than 15 years of experience working on field campaigns. He is a general internist providing primary care at a new patient-centered medical home in Boston. In Spring 2009, Andrew founded the precursor to PCP to advocate for improved primary care programming at Harvard Medical School. As the President of PCP, Andrew speaks around the nation about strategic community engagement, clinical innovation, and direct action organizing around primary care. As an instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Andrew also teaches and mentors medical students and residents.
Jenette Restivo, Director of Media and Communications
Jenette has been making media for broadcast and online for the past 12 years. She’s a writer, producer and editor who has created hard news stories, feature pieces and documentaries for nonprofits, government agencies, websites and networks including, ABC, CBS, PBS, History Channel, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic. She has an MA in Science and Environmental Journalism from NYU. Jenette oversees all media and communications efforts at PCP.
Catherine Rizos, Community and Content Manager
Cat is a public health advocate with a background in language, literacy, and visual art. She previously worked in community outreach at an anti-hunger nonprofit in Baltimore, and with student development programs at the University of Washington. At PCP, Cat helps build online community, develops and edits both print and web content, and works to ensure the website’s accessibility and utility. Cat holds a BA in Spanish from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and an MPH from the University of Washington.
Alyssa Vecchio, Administrative Assistant
Alyssa is committed to work that galvanizes action for improvement in and equal access to health care. As an intern at GBCHealth, she assisted in organizing global health events and providing strategic guidance to businesses involved in community health initiatives. She has held leadership and volunteer roles in other global health organizations and local advocacy groups. At Primary Care Progress, Alyssa provides logistical, research, and development support for PCP activities and initiatives. She holds a B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Health, Medicine & Society from Lehigh University and studied Community Health and Social Policy with the School for International Training in South Africa.