Morton Hospital Community Benefits Council

Collaborating to make change in the communities we serve

The mission of Morton Hospital's Community Benefits Council is to support the hospital in implementing the annual Community Benefits Plan, as well as any existing Community Health Improvement (CHI) programs, and to work collaboratively with the hospital to identify and address some of the many health and wellness needs of our communities through research, discussion, maximization of community resources, and implementation of health and wellness programs and initiatives. The council also reviews needs assessments and annual plans, and helps guide and monitor the implementation of programs.

The Community Benefits Council is comprised of representatives from local health and human service agencies, and other community leaders. Members of Morton Hospital's Community Benefits Council include:

  • Mark Cook, Matthew Mission 
  • Rita Celia, Triumph Inc. 
  • Dalon Costa, Taunton Diversity Network
  • Andy Dawley, Community Counseling of Bristol County
  • Maribeth Ferreira, Our Daily Bread Meal & Resource Center
  • Heather Gallant, Taunton Board of Health 
  • Joanne Laferrara, GATRA
  • Ruth Lima, Taunton Housing Authority
  • Erin Lombardo, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South
  • Julie Masci, Morton Hospital
  • Sandra McGunigle, Manet Community Health Center
  • Liliana Pavao, Morton Hospital
  • Karen Pemberton, City of Taunton
  • Glen Whitaker, Our Daily Bread Meal & Resource Center