BHCHP's Emerging Leaders and City Councilor Michelle Wu Present: Speaker Series with Jack Kelly

Please join BHCHP's Emerging Leaders Board and other young professionals throughout Greater Boston for an engaging conversation with Jack Kelly, the author of Sharp Needle - a memoir about his addiction to heroin and his ongoing recovery. City Councilor Michelle Wu will moderate.

Speaker Series presented by the Emerging Leaders Board and City Councillor Michelle Wu
April 16th | 6:00PM | BHCHP - 780 Albany Street

Jack Kelly lives in Boston. He is the author of Sharp Needle - a memoir about his addiction to heroin and recovery. Jack has advised and served on various boards for political figures, companies and non-profits regarding public health policy and substance use disorder. He was also a founder of a mobile app tech startup, connecting people in recovery to one another from their phones. Jack remains a vocal leader on issues surrounding mental health, addiction and recovery. Additionally, Jack holds a political science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He is an avid runner and has completed the Boston and New York City Marathons and over 20 half-marathons. Recently, Jack successfully trekked to Mount Everest base camp in Nepal.

Michelle Wu is an At-Large Councilor for the City of Boston. She spoke as part of BHCHP's Emerging Leaders Speaker Series in June of 2018.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program is located in the South End, at 780 Albany Street. BHCHP is accessible by the 1 bus and is a short walk from the Red, Orange, and Silver Lines.There is street parking on Albany Street and two garages close to the building, 710 Albany and Crosstown Center Garage.

We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity to learn from one of Boston's rising leaders. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so register today!


The Speaker Series is an initiative of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Emerging Leaders Board. The Speaker Series brings together civic-minded young professionals in the Greater Boston Area through open-dialogue and conversation with leaders in the healthcare, government and business sectors. Although the topics will vary, speakers will highlight how these areas intersect with philanthropy to shape the City of Boston.

For questions about the Speaker Series please contact Catherine Minahan at