National Team

Stephanie Aines, Training and Organizing Coordinator
Email:
stephanie.aines@primarycareprogress.org
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.

Melissa Gillooly, Executive Director 
Email: melissa.gillooly@primarycareprogress.org
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.

Véronique Johnstone, Executive Assistant to Andrew Morris-Singer, MD
Email: veronique.johnstone@primarycareprogress.org
Véronique (Ronnie) joins PCP with over 20 years’ administrative experience in research and academic institutions, both in the US and UK. For nine years, Ronnie was the Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer of Oregon Health & Science University’s healthcare mission. She previously worked with the Vice-Chairman of Institutional Relations at the Cleveland Clinic on a $300M capital campaign to fund a new Heart Center, and was the Project Manager of a Twin Study of Alzheimer’s Disease at Duke University. At PCP, Ronnie manages scheduling, communications, information-management and research for Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer. Ronnie is bilingual in English/French, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Physiology & Psychology.

Kathy N. Le, Director of Development
Email: kathy.le@primarycareprogress.org
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 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.  Dr. Morris-Singer is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and is an Affiliate Instructor at Oregon Health and Science University. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


Jenette Restivo, Director of Media and Communications

Email: jenette.restivo@primarycareprogress.org
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.


Marianne Roy, Director of Leadership Development
Email:
marianne.roy@primarycareprogress.org
Marianne Roy has spent 20 years working in organizational and leadership development in the health care industry.  In her most recent work with the Southcentral Foundation she used her in-depth understanding of systems, teams, and leadership dynamics to help them become a nationally and internationally recognized healthcare system. At PCP Marianne is responsible for the assessment, design and facilitation of training programs on leadership skills critical to teaming, change management, community engagement, coaching, and effective communication for network members and external stakeholders. She holds a BBA from Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec, and a M.Ed. from Boston University. She is also a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Organization and Systems Development program.

Media Team at Large

Brian Blank, Communications Consultant
Email: brian.blank@primarycareprogress.org
Brian is a former cable news reporter and producer who decided mid-career to pursue medicine. He is currently in medical school at the University of North Carolina. At Primary Care Progress, Brian works on the Primary Care Insight newsletter and provides website and communications support. 




Sonya Collins, Editor, Progress Notes
Email: sonya.collins@primarycareprogress.org
Sonya Collins is an Atlanta-based independent journalist with a specialty in covering health and medical news. She holds a Master's degree in Health & Medical Journalism from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. She is a regular contributor to WebMD MagazineWebMD.comPharmacy Today and Yale Medicine.  Her work has also  appeared in Scientific American. She is editor of the Georgia Public Health News Bureau and a contributing editor at Georgia Health News. At PCP, Sonya is the editor of Progress Notes.

Clinical Innovation Fellows


Chloe Ciccariello, Clinical Innovation Community Fellow 
Email: chloe.ciccariello@primarycareprogress.org
Chloe is a fourth-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who believes that strengthening primary health care is the best way we can strengthen our nation's future. After graduating from Columbia University, Chloe worked for the non-profit Peer Health Exchange, which works to empower young people to serve as health educators in public high schools in Boston, MA. Now in medical school, Chloe serves on the executive committee for the Mount Sinai student run free clinic, creating and implementing innovations that allow them to provide better and more efficient care to patients each day. At PCP, Chloe works closely with Jonathan Jimenez, the other CIN Community Fellow, to engage local PCP chapters in developing, implementing and sharing primary care innovations.

Jonathan Jimenez, Clinical Innovation Community Fellow
Email:
jonathan.jimenez@primarycareprogress.org
Jonathan is a fourth-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As a Yale student, he was involved in advocating and organizing around social justice issues. More recently he has developed community outreach partnerships and advocacy agendas within his home insitution. He is interested in the intersection of sociology, social psychology, and moral philosphy. At Primary Care Progress, he works to inspire and equip PCP chapters to join and thrive in the primary care movement.

Peter Meyers, Clinical Innovation Content Fellow
Email: peter.meyers@primarycareprogress.org
Peter is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Minnesota. He recently completed an MPH program focused on health policy.  Peter is interested in the role primary care physicians play in creating, analyzing, and promoting patient-centered health policy at the state and federal level. Peter believes the Clinical Innovation Network is the most exciting element of Primary Care Progress and looks forward to helping further its growth and development. Peter is a fan of ping pong, Back to the Future, primary care, old furniture, photography, Minnesota, The OC, bluegrass, and The Hold Steady.

Advisors

David Gellis, Clinical Innovation Advisor
David is Lead Provider at Collective Primary Care, Iora Health's Brooklyn practice serving freelancers. He sees patients and co-leads a multidisciplinary team of providers, health coaches, admins, a nurse and a social worker. He joined Iora Health in 2013 after completing his residency in internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. As a fifth year medical student, David co-led the petition campaign that catalyzed the collaborative effort between the primary care community and medical school leadership to transform primary care training at Harvard. David co-founded Primary Care Progress and speaks regularly about the importance of trainee engagement in primary care clinical innovation.

David Margolius, Clinical Innovation Advisor
David is a resident at UCSF and is pursuing a career in internal medicine primary care. Between his third and fourth years of med school, David spent a year working with community health center staff and physicians in San Francisco to improve their delivery of primary care. David has appeared in numerous panels and conferences as an expert in the area of primary care clinical innovation and team-based care.