Since the start of the pandemic the administration at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center have worn different hats as healers, advocates and social service providers.
While treating those who became infected with the virus, and later vaccinating a sizable portion of the community, EBNHC administrators have become all too familiar with the socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic.
From the uninsured to the food insecure to the homeless to the unemployed to the elderly, EBNHC has been busy working to not only fight the virus but connect people to the right programs to help them recover from the economic downturn caused by COVID.
So it was no surprise when Community Servings, a nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses, tapped EBNHC COO Greg Wilmot to serve on its board.
Wilmot began serving on Community Servings’s board last month.
“One of our organization’s greatest assets is our highly engaged board, and the board is further strengthened by new members who bring strong leadership qualities, diverse personal perspectives and professional experience, and active engagement in their communities,” said CEO of Community Servings David B. Waters. “Our new directors and their shared passion for our ‘food is medicine’ mission will help guide Community Servings as we continue to grow and serve more people with critical and chronic illnesses.”
In September 2020, Wilmot was promoted to the role of senior vice president (SVP) and chief operating officer (COO). Wilmot recently served as vice president and executive director of Neighborhood PACE, part of the national Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly network that provides comprehensive care and support for adults 55 and older with specific needs and preferences. Wilmot continues to oversee the PACE program while also playing a key role in the development of EBNHC’s 2025 strategic plan.
Prior to joining EBNHC in 2017, Wilmot worked at AllWays Health Partners, a member of Mass General Brigham, where he led the organization’s MassHealth Accountable Care Organization strategy and operations. Additionally, Wilmot previously served as Boston Medical Center’s director of business development, where he partnered with clinical and administrative leaders at the hospital and across key partners to create new opportunities for growth and expand clinical services and quality goals. Wilmot also worked for former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services as senior advisor and director of strategy and performance management and held various operational and management roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Founded in 1990, Community Servings’ mission is to actively engage the community to provide medically tailored, nutritious, scratch-made meals to chronically and critically ill individuals and their families. To help clients maintain their health and dignity, Community Servings provides culturally appropriate meals, nutrition education and counseling, and other community programs. With support from thousands of volunteers, the kitchen team prepares over 800,000 medically tailored meals home-delivered to 3,200 clients annually.