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AccessHealth MA is concerned about the increasing number of Monkeypox virus (MPV) cases in MA and the stigma surrounding it. Get the facts! We urge you to learn the symptoms of MPV and how to protect yourself.

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Join a Board

AccessHealth MA’s Board and Committee members play a critical role in the short-term and long-term success that will allow our mission to be achieved.

Our boards and committees are key stakeholders who play a very important role in both actively raising awareness and funding for the agency.

AccessHealth MA is looking for passionate, articulate, and effective champions of our mission. Serving as a board or committee member is one of the most challenging and rewarding of volunteer assignments. Our members are the single largest and most solid ambassadors and financial supporters of the organization both through individual giving and introducing friends, donors, and advocates to our mission. AccessHealth MA is dependent on Board and Committee members’ support in order to continue our mission.

Board and Committee Opportunities

We are always looking for passionate AccessHealth MA representatives! Below please find more information about each of our opportunities. To inquire about becoming an AccessHealth MA representative you can complete the contact form below or email us at: [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

About AccessHealth MA’s Board of Directors

As the decision-making body at the highest level of organizational leadership, the Board of Directors have three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.” They require that Board members:

  1. Take care of the nonprofit by ensuring prudent use of all assets, including facility, people, and good will; and provide oversight for all activities that advance the nonprofit’s effectiveness and sustainability. (Duty of care)
  2. Make decisions in the best interest of the nonprofit corporation; not in his or her self-interest. (Duty of loyalty)
  3. Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and acts in accordance with ethical practices; that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes, and that its activities advance its mission. (Duty of obedience)
AccessHealth MA Board members are expected to:
  1. Understand and support AccessHealth MA’s mission;
  2. Attend Board meetings and committee meetings as possible;
  3. Agree to make AccessHealth MA a philanthropic priority during Board membership;
  4. Review the financial reports of AccessHealth MA and assume the fiduciary responsibility of a Board member;
  5. Play a role in the strategic planning of AccessHealth MA and assist in guiding AccessHealth MA in setting its future direction;
  6. Participate in a Board Committee.
  7. Assist in the development and fundraising activities of the Board. We ask that Board members take a leadership role in at least one of AccessHealth MA’s fundraising events. These events include:
    • Provincetown Summer Party (Summer) – become a member of the events committee, sponsor the event, help sell tickets and increase attendance, recruit sponsors, promote event within your networks;
    • Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride (Fall) – become a rider or a crew member and fundraise on team AccessHealth MA, recruit additional riders or crew members, assist in securing sponsors, brainstorm and implement new ideas to increase ridership and plan smaller fundraising events prior to the ride, promote event within your networks;
    • Boston Spring Soiree (Spring )- – become a member of the events committee, sponsor the event, help sell tickets and increase attendance, recruit sponsors, promote event within your networks;
  1. Act as community ambassador, educating your community and contacts about AccessHealth MA; identifying potential corporate, foundation, and individual donors and advocates; and opening doors for AccessHealth MA for public relations and fundraising efforts;
  2. Be a team player within the Board of Directors;
  3. Work with the Executive Director and Director of Communications and Development as needed;
  4. Assist in the evaluation of the Executive Director;
  5. Help identify, recruit and orient new Board members;
  6. Evaluate the success of the Board of Directors and participate in improving performance;
  7. Keep discussions and reports confidential.
How to apply

Applications of interest to join AccessHealth MA’s Board of Directors are accepted and evaluated by AccessHealth MA’s Executive Leadership Team year-round . Once your application has been received, we will follow up to schedule an introductory interview. You can submit your application of interest along with a resume and any other supporting documentation in the following ways;

For more information, please contact us.

About the AccessHealth MA Events Committee

This committee is responsible for leading the planning and execution of AccessHealth MA’s annual and one-time events alongside AccessHealth MA’s Development and Leadership teams. The events include but are not limited to our; Summer Party in Provincetown, Spring Soiree in Boston and other one-time events. This is one of our most lively board opportunities with significant networking opportunities at a variety of different events from intimate gatherings to Vogueing the night away at Club Café.

Responsibilities, in coordination with AccessHealth MA staff:

  • Outline event goals
  • Recruit a volunteer committee to assist with event tasks
  • Schedule and lead committee meetings as necessary
  • Monitor and follow up on committee assignments/responsibilities
  • Help determine date, time, and venue of event
  • Help develop a timeline and work plan including responsibility for event components
  • Help develop and monitor event budget
  • Sponsor the event
  • Identify and recruit sponsors and hosts
  • Secure event auction and giveaway items as needed
  • Help develop invitation content
  • Help secure food and/or liquor donation, as needed
  • Create excitement, PR, and build audience and attendance for the event
  • Help recruit day-of volunteers to help (e.g., ticket desk, photography, giveaway process, etc.)
  • Provide input for event program, talking points, and agenda
  • Assist with day-of event logistics, food, décor, setup, cleanup
  • Send personal thank you letters or notes to individuals and businesses providing sponsorship, in-kind donations, volunteers, committee members, etc
How to apply

Applications to join AccessHealth MA’s Events Committee are open year-round.

For more information, please contact us.

 

About the Harbor to the Bay Committee

This committee is responsible for increasing volunteer, rider, and donor support for AccessHealth MA in the annual H2B ride in September.

Responsibilities, in coordination with AccessHealth MA staff and H2B Committee members:

  • Coordinate AccessHealth MA’s H2B participation
  • Schedule and lead committee meetings
  • Help develop a plan to identify and recruit riders and crew
  • Encourage and communicate with riders and crew and potential riders and crew
  • Help create AccessHealth MA-specific information for riders, crew, and donors
  • Secure incentives (tickets, electronics, etc.) to motivate riders, crew, and donors
  • Assist in the development of fundraising materials
  • Attend H2B events leading up to the ride
  • Participate as rider or crew on day-of
  • Send personal thank you letters or notes to individuals and businesses providing sponsorship, in-kind donations, volunteers, committee members, etc.
How to apply

Applications to join the Harbor to the Bay Committee are open year-round.

For more information, please contact us.

About AccessHealth MA’s Emerging Leaders

As a group, the Emerging Leaders are charged with building and strengthening the community of young professionals engaged with AccessHealth MA, raising critical funds and awareness to support the work of our programs.

All Emerging Leaders board members are expected to contribute the following:

  • Financial Support: Donate or raise at least $1,000 annually for AccessHealth MA
  • Secure raffle items for events as needed
  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Attend bi-monthly committee meetings (at least 75% in person)
  • Plan, execute, attend, and recruit attendees for Emerging Leaders events, including networking events and fundraisers
  • Donate specific talents and skill sets to the group
  • Generate and share ideas on how to connect AccessHealth MA to the community
  • Identify partnership opportunities that will allow AccessHealth MA’s message to reach new groups in the Boston community, including new corporations, professional groups, and community organizations
  • Leverage his/her own skills and talents to support the work of the Emerging Leaders and ACCESSHEALTH MA as a whole
  • Have the ability and willingness to advocate for ACCESSHEALTH MA within his/her personal and professional network, encouraging new people to support Emerging Leaders activities
  • Identify opportunities to reach new audiences and engage new people in the community in AccessHealth MA’s mission, including recruitment of new Emerging Leaders members.

Benefits

  • A letter to your CEO outlining your commitment to our organization and our patients
  • Networking opportunities with AccessHealth MA Board of Directors and Philanthropic Advisory Council members
  • Recognition through profiles on social media outlets, website and newsletters
  • Two discounted tickets to our Summer Party
  • Networking with other young professionals and AccessHealth MA staff members
How to apply

Applications to join AccessHealth MA’s Emerging Leaders Board are open year-round.

For more information, please contact us.

About AccessHealth MA’s CAB

AccessHealth MA is committed to involving community members in all aspects of our operations. One way we facilitate this involvement is through the work of our Community Advisory Board (CAB), a group of dedicated individuals who serve as our community representatives.

The goals of the CAB are to:

  • Provide an open forum to discuss community concerns and needs.
  • Work with staff to review new study protocols and provide feedback on research efforts.
  • Ensure AccessHealth MA works with all populations and assists in expanding access to the best available treatments and promote enrollment in clinical research studies.
  • Maximize the dissemination of culturally and linguistically appropriate information about treatment options to consumers and providers in all communities.
  • Develop, foster, and facilitate ongoing dialogue with all communities affected by HIV

Due to COVID-19 our CAB meets virtually every quarter with AccessHealth MA staff leaders from the Research, Communications, Drug Assistance Programs, and other departments. The CAB’s members represent a variety of ages, races, ethnicities, and communities from throughout Massachusetts, including LGBTQ individuals, people over 50, people of color, and individuals with a history of substance use. AccessHealth MA strives to have representation from communities most affected by HIV in our area. We are proud to recognize the hard work and contributions of all our current and past CAB members.

Benefits

Benefits of membership include being part of a diverse group of individuals that represent the community and which have come together to provide direction to AccessHealth MA as well as to gain cutting edge knowledge about HIV treatment research.  Typically, a stipend is offered for meeting attendance.

How to apply

AccessHealth MA’s Community Advisory Board is currently not accepting applications.

Our current Community Advisory Board (CAB):

Jack Augustus
Stephen Batchelder
Shaun Banyan
Jose Cartagena
Jeff Kennedy
Sheila Lee
Iris Rivera
Michael Silver
Jose Sostre
Catherine Vaughn

Meet our Board of Directors

Scott Sylvia, OD, MBA

Board President

Mark Giese

Treasurer

Rory Sheble-Hall

Clerk

Matthew McGuirk

Paul Moreno

AccessHealth MA has an energy unlike any other HIV/AIDS organization I’ve ever been involved with.

There is this sense of caring and a serenity that everyone who comes to AccessHealth MA feels. It’s the type of people who choose to work at AccessHealth MA.

Former AccessHealth MA Board Member & Current Supporter

How you can make an impact

  • Impact of your gift

    Why Give?

    Thanks to generous donors like you, AccessHealth MA has been leading the fight against HIV and other infectious diseases through innovative research and providing access to treatment, prevention and education since 1989.

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    Join us in our important work: your support will help us realize our shared vision of making the state a healthier, more equitable place for every resident.

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    Join us one of our annual or one-time events through the year in Provincetown, Boston and Beyond! AccessHealth MA holds several events throughout the year to help spread awareness about our mission and raise funds for our clinical research.

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    You can get involved with AccessHealth MA in many different ways from donating to joining a board.

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