BOSTON — RIZE Massachusetts, an independent nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, today announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors and the appointment of three new staff members.
Among those appointed to the board is Frank Robinson, vice president of Public Health at Baystate Health.
The other new board members are:
• Michael Curry, president and CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers;
• Christie L. Hager, former regional director, New England Region, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
• Steven Lipiner, chief financial officer, State Street Global Advisors; and
• Patricia Ma, executive vice president and chief legal officer, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.
Robinson is responsible for integrating clinical and community care to better serve vulnerable populations and create healthier communities at Baystate Health. He leads Baystate’s efforts to expand the definition of health to include economic opportunity; access to education, nutritious food, and culture; safe neighborhoods; and other underlying essentials of a person’s and a community’s ability to thrive. Previously at Baystate Health, he served as the executive director of Partners for a Healthier Community and the director of community health planning.
Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego, a master’s degree from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in public health from UMass Amherst.