We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Directors: Paul Selian and Deion Hawkins, Ph.D. for a three year term. Both will play vital roles in advancing our mission.
“Paul and Deion bring tremendous energy, leadership and experience in their respective fields, and we are thrilled to welcome them to our Board,” said BHCHP Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Sullivan. “Most importantly, they have a deep understanding of our mission and a commitment to caring for our patients, given their expertise in working with other nonprofits. We are fortunate to work with them.”
Selian, who is Executive Vice President and Division Head of Global Credit Finance for State Street, has served on multiple local and national boards of directors, including The Posse Foundation, which is the nation’s leading college access and leadership development program, and the State Street Foundation, which helps direct the development of global giving programs to support communities where State Street does business. He also served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Dean Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.
“I’m genuinely excited to join the BHCHP team and be part of this outstanding team of selfless and dedicated health care professionals,” Selian said. “I hope to use my prior experience working with nonprofit, business and technology to support the organization’s mission to deliver crucial and innovative care to some of our region’s most vulnerable citizens.”
Hawkins, who also serves as co-chair/DEI of BHCHP’s Emerging Leaders Board, is a health advocacy professor at Emerson College, with expertise in critical perspectives of health communication and Critical Race Theory. He frequently consults on health equity, racial justice, with a passion for dismantling inequitable public health systems, and his peer-reviewed research can be found in academic journals and books.
“Serving on the BHCHP Board is fitting for someone who has a passion for health equity and accessibility, especially for our diverse and disadvantaged populations,” Hawkins said. “This is a natural extension of my roles and experience in public health advocacy and I look forward to bringing this dimension to the current leadership team.”
We are grateful to Paul and Deion and our entire Board of Directors for their commitment to our patients and staff and to bringing our mission to life!