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.


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 Principal Founder  
Email:
andrew@primarycareprogress.org
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

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.


Catherine Rizos, Community and Content Manager
Email: catherine.rizos@primarycareprogress.org
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
Email: amelia.angevine@primarycareprogress.org
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.

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

Owen Aftreth, Clinical Innovation Fellow
Email: traineeinnovation@primarycareprogress.org
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.
Juliana Macri, Clinical Innovation Fellow
Email: clinicalinnovation@primarycareprogress.org
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.

Advisors

David Gellis, Clinical Innovation Advisor
David is in his second year of residency in the Harvard Vanguard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital primary care residency, planning to pursue a career in primary care practice and system redesign. 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.