Steering Committee Members

Our steering committee is elected by the general membership as positions become available.  Elections are held every year in June. 

The bylaws determine the terms of each position on the steering committee. 


Ann Burke, RN                                                                            Violence Recovery Program Advocate, Fenway Health

Ann has worked in many facets of the health care field for over 25 years and is a fierce advocate for patients regarding their own needs, or that of their family.  Ann looks at challenges through a client’s lenses, encourages out of the box problem solving, and supports client empowerment
Ann Burke, is the Cape Cod Advocate for the Violence Recovery Program which is part of Behavioral Health Department of Fenway Health. She is a Registered Nurse and has her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  Her Thesis was titled, Are Batter Intervention Programs Effective.  She has published an article on Domestic Violence in the To Your Good Health Newspaper, She is a member of the Advisory Board for DCF, TDOR committee member and also a member of CHNA 23 and Steering Committee Member of CHNA 27.



Mary Jo French, LICSW 
Outpatient Care Coordinator at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Outpatient Services 
Mary Jo has been in this position for 3 years as of July 2018.  She received her Masters of Science degree in Social Work from Salem State University and an undergraduate degree from Emmanuel College in Boston,  in Psychology Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Class of 2016 alumnae of the Community Leadership Institute, Cape Cod. This leadership team introduces participants to the topics and leaders affecting the Cape’s future in business, healthcare, government, social services, arts and other areas.  Since joining Spaulding, Mary Jo has initiated two post-concussion support groups with the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Her employment history includes working for Family Services of Greater Boston, Joslin Diabetes Clinic, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in the Dialysis Unit, Hospice Services of Massachusetts and Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod.  

Mary Jo lives in Sandwich with her husband David, two daughters Madeline and Erin and a little dog named Max.  Mary Jo has been an active volunteer with the Sandwich Public Schools PTSA, Sandwich Women’s Club as well as for multiple fundraisers in Massachusetts for various causes.  She grew up in Newton Center, MA and has lived in San Diego, CA, Boston, Somerville, Salem, MA.



Dorothy Burritt
Director of the Eastham Council on Aging (ECOA) 
Dorothy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications and began her career in publishing working for women’s magazines such as Allure, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Marie Claire. After almost 10 years of living in the New York City area, she needed a change and moved to Cape Cod to pursue a new career path and lifestyle. This change allowed her to begin her work in the human services field. She has now worked at the Eastham Council on Aging for almost eight years, and she continues to use her unique background to implement effective communication strategies to help support age-friendly programs and services. She is proud to be an advocate for the members of her community. She continues to educate herself by attending conferences in the field of aging as well as local government courses. She attended and completed Suffolk University’s Local Government Leadership and Management program as well as the UMass Collins Center for Public Management Supervisory Leadership Development program. She is happy to be part of the CHNA 27 Steering Committee and is looking forward to collaborating with all CHNA members to provide more support services to the community.



Matt Butler
Community Liaison with Caregiver Homes Cape Cod and the Islands
Matt supports individuals, families and caregivers with home based community services (as well as alternative resources) for when living at home and in the community.  Matt is born and raised in Centerville and understands the landscape and certain factors regarding health inequities that seem magnified. CHNA 27 can be that resource for individuals, groups and professionals seeking services and supporting those in need.


Regina Correira                                                                 Care Coordinator, Family Continuity 

Regina is a leader/instructor with Healthy Living Cape Cod in collaboration with local community health Centers and Stanford University, teaching individuals with chronic health issues to improve their overall health through education, including counseling on nutrition, exercise and medication. Previously, she was a member of Massachusetts Immigrants Coalition Against Violence (MICAV) through MOVA assisting and empowering victims of violence to 

seek safety and initiate healing and independence.
Regina Correira brings many years of knowledge and experience serving Cape Cod and Islanders providing advocacy and assisting cape codders with resources to improve their quality of life. She participated actively with the Homeless Prevention Project through local housing and shelter agencies, continuing services to secure permanent housing, safety and resources for the homeless and victims of violence.  Regina Enjoys poetry and has volunteered for 10 years at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. She has a AA in Psychology from Cape Cod Community College, and a BS in Human Services/Counseling with Lesley University. She is a former newspaper reporter for a local newspaper in New Bedford, MA. Regina takes her work seriously, and finds it rewarding to empower individuals to better, healthy, happy, safe lives.



 Louisa Stringer

     Cape Cod Wellness Collaborative

Louisa Stringer serves as Outreach Coordinator and Caregiver Support for Cape Wellness Collaborative. She is principal and Certified Caregiving Consultant™ with Your Caregiver Journey, a consultation service based on advocating for unpaid family caregivers in the workplace, in the hospital setting, at home, and most importantly with themselves.

    Beverly Costa-Ciavola

     Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition




Kathleen Baily

Cape Cod Healthcare