Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, has named Everett resident Jim Henderson to its Board of Trustees.
Henderson, appointed by Louis DePasquale, City Manager of Cambridge, will help CHA fulfill its mission of improving the health of our communities. The board membership includes residents from Cambridge, Somerville and Everett, which cover CHA’s primary service area.
Henderson lives a few blocks away from CHA Everett Hospital. He served on the Everett Planning Board and the School Building Commission. He also served as Human Resources Director for three Everett mayors, including current Mayor Carlo DeMaria. His HR office administered the City’s Health Insurance Benefits for City of Everett workers, teachers, firefighters, police officers and retirees.
He left the City of Everett HR Department to become Employee Engagement Manager for MassDOT and the MBTA, where improving operational processes and change management, customer service and diversity training were important aspects of his duties. Afterward, he became HR Director for the Massachusetts Department of Capital Assets Management & Maintenance. Jim is now principal in an Everett-based sole proprietorship which provides business law advice to select clients and non-legal consulting advice in general.
Henderson is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College. Between college and law school, he was a research assistant at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics and a paralegal at WGBH. He’s a cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School. After law school, he moved to Connecticut where he was an in-house counsel to two Fortune 120 companies. He also was an adjunct professor in business aw for seven years at Quinnipiac College School of Law.
The new trustee replaces Mark Puleo who has completed his term of service.