Manuel Lopes, MBA

Lopes recently took the helm as Interim CEO at Fenway Health, one of the first healthcare organizations in the US to specifically address the healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ community. 

He is the co-founder of Community Care Collaborative (C3), the largest FQHC-owned organization in the country. He also co-founded Advocates for Community Health, a national advocacy organization for innovative health centers focused on equity and impact.

Previously, Manny served as president and CEO of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, the largest community health center in Massachusetts. Under his leadership, the health center significantly increased the number of patients it served and was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for delivering high-quality care. Subsequently, Manny joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where he served as Executive VP, Public Markets and Government Relations. 

As former chair of the Boston Public Health Commission, Manny helped lead Boston’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He received his MBA from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business.

Robyn Stone DrPH

A noted researcher and leading authority on aging and long-term policy, Stone, PhD, is Senior Vice President of Research, LeadingAge, and Co-Director, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston. LTSS’ mission is to create a bridge among policy, practice, and research communities to advance the development of high-quality services.

Previously, Stone served as Executive Director and COO of the International Longevity Center-USA in New York City and worked for the Federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now known as the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality).

Stone also served the White House as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy and as Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Clinton administration.

Stone holds a doctorate in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

Caitlin E. Coyle PhD

Coyle, PhD, is Director of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging (CSDRA) at UMass Boston’s Gerontology Institute.

CSDRA conducts applied research to assist communities as their populations grow older. Its signature projects include an Elder Index that measures income older adults need to meet basic living costs; community assessments to assist municipalities with aging services; and demographic reports on housing, economic requirements, and needs assessments for aging services agencies.

Coyle’s areas of expertise include social aspects of health and community living with a specific emphasis on social isolation among older adults and aging with lifelong disability.

After earning her doctorate in Gerontology from UMass Boston in 2014, Coyle served a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management before returning to UMass Boston. She holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and public affairs journalism from Ohio State University.