Staff and Advisory Board - MassAHEC Network Office

Network Advisory Board

Network Office STAFF

Linda J. Cragin, Director
Linda has worked in a variety of positions providing care for the older adult population, including managing home health agencies, nursing homes and assisted living programs and most recently in an insurance company serving dually eligible – Medicare/Medicaid elders in a federal and state demonstration program. She was the Director of Geriatrics at UMass Memorial and

Beverly Hospitals, and was the Assistant Secretary for Program Management for the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs, responsible for the state’s network of Aging Services Access Points and assisted living facility certification. She serves on many local and state advisory boards.

Linda has a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and Community Health from

Tufts University , a master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a certificate in Aging Leadership from the National
Institute on Aging.

Joanne Dombrowski, Project Coordinator
Joanne joined the MassAHEC Network in 2000. She has been employed at UMass Medical School since 1988.

MassAHEC Network Advisory Board

Warren Ferguson, MD, Advisory Board Chair
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Family Medicine and Community Health

Bob Baldor, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Mick Huppert, MPH
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Donna Johnson, LICSW
Mass. Department of Public Health

Robert Layne, MEd
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Office of Science Education

Tom Manning, MA, CAGS
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Commonwealth Medicine

Elaine Martin, MA, MSLS
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library

Joan Pernice, RN, MS
Mass League of Community Health Centers

Michele Pugnaire, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Office of Medical Education

Paulette Seymour-Route, PhD, RN, MS
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate School of Nursing

Peter Shaw, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine/AHEC Program Office

Ronald Steingard, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Center for Health Policy and Research

Jean Sullivan, JD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Center for Health Law and Economics

Michelle Urbano, MA, MPH
Boston Public Health Commission