Congratulations, Manny Lopes

We join East Boston residents in congratulating East Boston Neighborhood Health Center President and CEO Manny Lopes on his appointment as the chair of the Boston Board of Health.

The appointment is another major milestone in the successful career of Manny Lopes, will now have the immense responsibility of leading the seven-member board that oversees the work of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

The fact that Mayor Martin Walsh named Mr. Lopes to this important position speaks well of the high esteem in which Mr. Lopes is held in the public health community and the exceptional leadership he has demonstrated at the EBNHC, an organization that has become a national model.

In his announcement, Mayor Walsh credited Mr. Lopes for having built “a culture designed to provide the best possible care for patients at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.”

Bostonians will get a firsthand appreciation of the expertise and knowledge that Mr. Lopes has in the ever-changing field of healthcare. We have no doubt that Mr. Lopes will excel at leading the Boston Board of Health and begin introducing new initiatives that will advance the health of residents in all Boston neighborhoods.

What residents will also appreciate is Mr. Lopes’ accessibility and his reaching out to other local organizations in a coordinated effort to attain the desired goals. It’s always been our pleasure to see Mr. Lopes at events in East Boston and neighborhood communities interacting with residents and community leaders.

This was an outstanding appointment for an outstanding administrator in the healthcare field.

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