Tobacco Free Mass Leadership
Executive Committee Members
Ellana Stinson, MD, Chair
Henry L. Dorkin, MD, Vice Chair
Ray Considine, Massachusetts Public Health Association
Dan Fitzgerald, American Lung Association
Marc Hymovitz, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Sarah McColgan, Massachusetts Health Officers Association
Kevin O'Flaherty, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Allyson Perron, American Heart Association
Candace Savage, Massachusetts Medical Society
Cheryl Sbarra, Massachusetts Association of Health Boards
Chair: Ellana Stinson, MD, MPH
Dr. Stinson is a board a board certified Emergency Medicine physician practicing at Boston Medical Center.
She is currently the President of the New England Medical Association. Dr. Stinson began her first term as Vice Chair of Tobacco Free Mass in January 2021.
Because she is keenly aware of the way in which legislative policies impact health, Dr. Stinson remains an active member of the Massachusetts’s Medical Society (MMS), where she currently serves on various committees and the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Stinson earned her medical degree at Meharry Medical College and is a graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in science. Read more.
Vice Chair: Henry L. Dorkin, MD
Dr. Dorkin graduated from Lehigh University’s College of Engineering in 1970. After receiving his MD from Johns Hopkins (where he stayed for a pediatric residency), he became a Pulmonary Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). He then joined the Tufts University School of Medicine/Floating Hospital for Children in Boston where he created the Division of Respiratory Diseases and rose to Professor of Pediatrics. While there, he was also Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center Director and an ICU Attending.
He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (elected Pulmonology Section Chair in 1992) and the American Thoracic Society. He has served on the American Board of Pediatrics sub-board for Pulmonology and the National Board of Medical Examiners for Pediatrics. Read more.
Lisa Phillips was recently named Tobacco Free Mass' Executive Director. She has a professional background in Mass Communications, has previously worked as a project manager for the West-Hawai'i Tobacco Free Coalition, and most recently worked in North Carolina where she had over a dozen years of experience in various tobacco free positions. These included work with local and state public health departments. community coalitions, and youth groups. In addition, she has had experience and success in grant writing to obtain CDC funding for strengthening of local tobacco free coalitions and development of communication media.
Shape our perspective!
Tobacco Free Mass is convening a new Membership Committee to focus on adding more perspectives to our coalition. We need help encouraging people from groups that are most impacted by tobacco to join us. With their perspectives and guidance, we'll be able to advocate for better, more effective policy decisions.
If you're interested in sharing your insight and/or joining this committee, please contact us.