We are a coalition of community members, public officials, health practitioners, and health organizations whose mission it is to identify critical unmet needs and seek ways to address them.  Founded by the Dukes County Commissioners, we promote community-wide health and wellness through the development of a cooperative, integrated health care network and through public education.  For those interested in serving on the Council, a volunteer application may be found on the following link.



Eleanor Beth, VICE CHAIR, consumer

Michael Bellissimo, consumer, Health Data Group

Victor Capoccia, SUD Committee

Tnicia Chandler, Wampanoag Tribe

Leslie Clapp, executive director, MV Center for Living

Louise Clough, SECRETARY, consumer, Nominating Committee

Vanileze Cortez, MV Health Care Access Program

Beka ElDeiry, Associate Commissioner for Youth

Cindy Doyle, consumer, MV Youth Task Force, Healthy Aging MV

Betsy Edge, Health Imperatives, Family Planning

Lila Fischer, public health RN, Island Health Care

Beth Folcarelli, director, Martha's Vineyard Community Services

Alan Ganapol, MV EMT Association

Bruce Golden, DDS, practitioner

Thomas Hallahan, director, Hospice of Martha's Vineyard

Alan Hirshberg, MD, chief medical investigator, Veteran's Health Administration

Marcy Holmes, NP, MV Hospital, Family Planning Clinic

Omar Johnson, West Tisbury Board of Health

Michael Joyce, MV Youth Task Force 

Sarah Kuh, director, MV Healthcare Access Program

Robert Laskowski, MD, Health Information Committee 


Karen MacPhail, consumer, RN

Paddy Moore, Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard

Megan Panek, director, Elder Services

Kathleen Perrotta, MV Regional High School, Health Educator

Dan Pesch, OBGYN MD, MV Hospital, quality control, Rural Scholars

Mark Saloio, police chief, Town of Tisbury

Susan Sanford, director, Vineyard Complimentary Medicine

Sheila Shapiro, consumer, Vineyard House

Myra Stark, consumer, MV Cancer Support Group

Joyce Stiles-Tucker, director, Tisbury Council on Aging

Sheryl Taylor, health education coordinator, MVPS

Cindy Trish, executive director, Healthy Aging MV

Martina Thornton, Dukes County Manager

Christine Todd, Dukes County Commissioner

Mary Jane Williams, consumer, CHAIR

Marie Zadeh, RN, director, Windemere