Public Health Institute Welcomes Five New Team Members

SPRINGFIELD — The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts announced five new appointments.

Liv Anna Homstead is the coalition building manager, leading COVID-19 communications and collaborating on the 413Cares community-resource database. She is also developing a COVID-19 communications, outreach, and education strategy that includes collaboration with local and regional stakeholders.

Amy Khalil is the finance and contracts manager. She brings her unique experience to her dual role overseeing the Public Health Institute’s many contracts and growing financials.

Kimberly Maende is a project coordinator providing outreach and promotion for the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition, the Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative, and the 413Cares online community-resource database.

Lisa Ranghelli is a senior research associate and conducts research and evaluation for anchor institutions, collaboratives, and community-based organizations that are striving to advance health equity in the region.

Tiffany Rufino is the Youth Mental Health Coalition manager and leads the coalition’s charge to destigmatize mental health among Springfield youth and begin to normalize conversations about experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and when to seek help.