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Recognizing the Achievements of Our Baystate Community Faculty

November 01, 2020

Baystate Community Faculty are community residents and representatives of community-based organizations who have undergone extensive training to serve as lay medical educators for medical students in our PURCH track. The BCF collaborates on educational initiatives and opportunities with the goal of developing culturally humble physicians who will serve  as community advocates.

Beth Cardillo Named “2020 Woman of the Year”

Beth Cardillo MEd, LSW, CDP, executive director of Armbrook Village, a senior living community, was recognized by the Professional Women's Chamber for her outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment, and service to the community.

Ms. Cardillo has been a BCF member since 2019. She has hosted a Population Health Clerkship around dementia awareness and assessment, as well as a program to support persons with dementia as part of Baystate Health's Student Volunteer Corps.

Jenise Katalina Joining The Children’s Trust/Healthy Families Massachusetts

Jenise Katalina LCSW is leaving her role as Chief Family Services Officer at Square One to take the position of Healthy Families Massachusetts Resource Specialist.

Ms. Katalina has been a BCF member since 2018. In that time she has hosted three Population Health Clerkships about childhood nutrition education and food security for low-income families with young children, and two Summer Service-Learning Assistantships for rising second-year medical students.

She is also on the work group for the Interprofessional Health Equity Incubator, an enrichment program for health profession students to build foundational skills in health equity solutions within the context of interprofessional practice and community partnerships.

Gail Farnsworth French Retiring from Quaboag Valley CDC

Gail Farnsworth French is retiring from Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation.

Ms. Farnsworth French has been a BCF member since 2018, hosting three Population Health Clerkships focusing on rural transportation equity, as well as a Summer Service-Learning Assistantship.

She is one of the community partners involved in the Interprofessional Health Equity Incubator work group.