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.
Kathy N. Le, Director of Development
With over eight years of international and local nonprofit experience, Kathy enjoys working for organizations with challenging missions. At Pathfinder International she oversaw a portfolio of reproductive health projects in Bangladesh, India, Egypt, and Azerbaijan. As the Director of Development for the International Institute of New England, she was responsible for building revenue—through proposal development, fundraising, and special events—to support social service programs for refugees and immigrants. At PCP, Kathy leads efforts to diversify funding through stewardship of donors and funders, as well as grant writing. Kathy holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a BA in International Relations and English Literature from Brown University.
Andrew Morris-Singer, President and Principal Founder
Dr. Morris-Singer is a physician and former community organizer and trainer, with over 15 years of advocacy experience. In Spring 2009, Andrew founded the precursor to PCP to advocate for improved primary care programming at Harvard Medical School. As the President of Primary Care Progress, Dr. Morris-Singer has been instrumental in igniting an interprofessional trainee-led grassroots movement to reform primary care delivery and training. In addition to leading Primary Care Progress, Dr. Morris-Singer writes and speaks regularly on the topics of primary care community advocacy, utilizing organizing strategies to advance primary care clinical innovation and the critical role of trainees in the revitalization of primary care. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and works as a general internist at a new patient-centered medical home practice in Boston. He is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and lives in Cambridge, Mass.
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.
Amelia Angevine, Administrative Assistant
Amelia is committed to addressing disparities in health outcomes and access to care. During the past five years as a FACE AIDS chapter leader, Amelia mobilized students in the movement for global health equity through education, advocacy, and fundraising campaigns. Amelia also worked at the Community Engagement and Volunteering Center at Clark University as Cross-Cultural Programs Coordinator, where she connected students to organizations serving immigrants and refugees in Worcester. Amelia provides logistical, research, and development support for PCP activities and initiatives. She holds a BA in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.