Steering Committee

The GLHA Steering Committee plays a vital role in providing leadership to the five GLHA task forces for Substance Use and Prevention; Mental Health; Maternal/Child Health; Healthy Eating and Living; and Cultural Competency.


Mercy Anampiu
Lowell Community Health Center

Katherine Elkins (as of September 2017)
Lowell General Hospital

Marilyn Graham
Lowell WIC Program

Michael Hall (as of October 2017)
City of Lowell Health Department

Heather Hilbert
Lowell General Hospital

Ivy Ho
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Ainat Koren
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Maria Lucci (as of October 2017)
Lowell House, Inc.

Tami Marshall (as of October 2017)
Thom Anne Sullivan Center

Sheila Och
Lowell Community Health Center

Amy Pessia
Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Kelly Petravicz (through August 2017)
South Bay Community Services
(Kelly has stepped down from the Chair role as of August 2017.  We want to thank Kelly for her leadership and her dedication to the GLHA Maternal Child Health Task Force and wish her all the best in her new position)
Co-Chair Position Open – please contact Kerrie or Christine if you would like to nominate someone or nominate yourself! 

Susan Pulido (through August 2017)
The Center for Hope and Healing

Maria Ruggiero
Tewksbury Police Department

Jennifer Shuart
Lowell Community Health Center – Metta Center

Jennie Welch (through September 2017)
Tewksbury Police Department