February 7, 2024

Jennifer Meehan To Lead Lowell CHC’s Advancement and External Relations Efforts

Lowell, MA (February 7, 2024) – Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) is pleased to announce Jennifer Meehan as the organization’s new Chief Advancement and External Relations Officer. Jennifer brings not only established credentials as a fund development professional but also her passion as a community advocate, known for creating strategic, mission-driven initiatives.

Jennifer is adept in forging community connections and has a strong background in corporate communications and public relations. She previously worked in communications at organizations such as National Amusements, Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Weber Shandwick, and joined Lowell CHC on February 5th.

Read the story in the Boston Business Journal.

Susan West Levine, CEO of Lowell Community Health Center, shared, “2024 is a pivotal year for us as we plan significant programs like our Family Medicine Residency Program and Health Justice Learning InstituteÓ. Jennifer’s deep understanding and commitment to the Greater Lowell Community, along with her expertise, will be crucial as we create more healthcare jobs and expand primary care access for this community.”

Jennifer added, “As a long-time Lowell resident, I’ve seen the vital role Lowell CHC plays in this community. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of what will be transformational change for this community – changes that will create a new standard in collaborative healthcare education, one that is deeply intertwined with the principles of health justice, cultural proficiency, and community engagement.”

Jennifer’s previous work, experience, and dedication to the field of behavioral health have made lasting impacts, work she plans to continue at Lowell CHC. She previously served as Director of Development at Lowell General Hospital, where her relationship-based fundraising significantly enhanced the hospital’s corporate giving programs. Her master’s degree in nonprofit management and philanthropy complements her practical experience, providing a strong foundation in strategic planning and governance.

Jennifer’s dedication to the Lowell community is evident through her involvement in various boards promoting education for women and girls. Her work with the Academy of Notre Dame, Women Working Wonders, Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell, and the Marty Meehan Education Foundation highlights her commitment to local service.

February 1, 2024

Lowell CHC Announces Promotions in Key Leadership Roles

Lowell Community Health Center (LOWELL CHC) is pleased to announce the promotion of three key members of our medical staff, each bringing their unique expertise and dedication to their new roles.

Dr. Natalie Bowen steps into the role of Chief of Pediatrics. Since joining LOWELL CHC in March 2020 as a primary care pediatrician, Dr. Bowen has demonstrated a deep commitment to providing comprehensive care to children. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and alumnus of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s pediatric residency program, she has extensive experience in various clinical settings, particularly in team-based care. Dr. Bowen’s passion for working with diverse communities and addressing health disparities aligns perfectly with LOWELL CHC’s mission. Beyond her professional pursuits, she enjoys gardening, reading, and outdoor activities with her family.

Dr. Ria Roberts has been appointed as the Medical Director for LOWELL CHC’s Program for Healthy Aging. A Yale-trained internist and Harvard-educated geriatrician, Dr. Roberts brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in geriatric care. Her approach is founded on the Geriatric “5 Ms” Framework: Mind, Mobility, Multi-Complexity, Medications, and Matters most. Dr. Roberts, who also serves as a part-time Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been a driving force behind the development of the Program for Healthy Aging, Lowell CHC’s first geriatric-focused clinic to address the complex needs of our older adults.  Her dedication to diversity in medicine, astute leadership and comprehensive care philosophy make her an invaluable asset to the Lowell community.

Dr. Flora Sadri takes on the role of Medical Director, Substance Use Services, showcasing her extensive background in both clinical practice and public health. A graduate of Boston University and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Sadri has held notable positions in family medicine and addiction treatment. Her work has focused on developing outpatient alcohol withdrawal management programs and utilizing innovative methods for treating substance use disorders. Dr. Sadri’s involvement in medical societies like the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Society of Addiction Medicine highlights her commitment to advancing addiction care. Dr. Sadri is board-certified in addiction medicine.

LOWELL CHC is excited to support Drs. Bowen, Roberts, and Sadri in their new roles and looks forward to their continued contributions to our community.