Peter Lee, MPH, Director of the Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Communities, has almost 30 years experience in Public Health at the national, state and local levels. He is a graduate of the University of SC with a bachelor in biology/chemistry and a masters in Public Health Administration. Prior to this position he was Director of Healthy Communities Massachusetts and Program Development Specialist with the RWJ Community Health Leadership Program, Collaborative for Community Health. He was the first director and founder of the Healthy Communities Initiative at the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
He was the founding director of The Ecumenical AIDS Ministries of the SC Christian Action Council which formed AIDS Care Teams in almost 100 churches across the state. He received the Robert Wood Johnson, Community Health Leadership award, in 1995 for this work. He served on the Governing Council and on the Editorial Board of the national Coalition for Healthier Cities and Communities and was co-guest editor with Len Duhl, the “father’ of the Healthy Cities movement international, of a special supplement of the Public Health Reports on Healthy Communities on 2000. He serves on the steering committee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s long-range planning committee for greater Metro Boston, serves on the steering committee for the Massachusetts Cardiovascular Health plan development, is on the WalkBoston Board and is active in his own neighborhood in Roxbury serving as co-chair of the Ft. Hill Civic Association in Highland Park in Roxbury.
Stefanie Valovic serves as the Program Coordinator at The Mass Partnership for Healthy Communities. She brings her 18 years of experience managing programs in the non-profit, public, private, academic and hospital sectors. Stefanie managed communications and policy programs at the MA Department of Public Health, the Boston Public Health Commission, Stop Handgun Violence, Inc., and other organizations. Stefanie earned a BA in Political Science from UMass Boston and is currently an MBA candidate at UMass Boston. She also attended Parsons School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design.