The leadership team at Brookside Community Health Center is committed to creating a welcoming environment for staff, patients, and visitors. We ensure that our staff works together as a team to provide excellent care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, Brookside is dedicated to being an active member of the local community in Jamaica Plain and the surrounding areas.
Margaret (Mimi) Jolliffe, FNP, MPH
Mimi joined Brookside in 2013 as the manager for Quality, Compliance and Special Projects. She was hired into the role of Executive Director in 2015. She has 18 years of healthcare and public health experience and is a family nurse practitioner. She works collaboratively with her leadership team and strives to provide high quality care through continuous improvement efforts across Brookside.
Administrative Director of Patient Support and Operations
Prior to joining Brookside Community Health Center, Claudia served as the Director of Operations at Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC). During her nine years of service, Claudia served in different capacities, broadening her scope as a healthcare administrator. As Director of Operations she oversaw daily operations of the health center by directing, and coordinating the various activities in support of the clinical and dental practices, as well as other service centers.
Cynthia So-Armah, MD
Interim Medical Director
Cynthia joined Brookside in 2013 as an internal medicine resident. She became an attending internist in 2016, at which point she served as Lead Physician for Quality Improvement at Brookside and Assistant Program Director for QI at the Brigham Internal Medicine Residency Program. She has spent a significant amount of time working in the Dominican Republic and currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors for Yspaniola, an organization that brings high quality educational opportunities to individuals in Batey Libertad, Dominican Republic. She has served as Brookside’s Interim Medical Director since September 2019
Irene O'Hayer, RD, LDN, CLC, IBCLC
Education: University of Rhode Island, BS in Dietetics and BA in Spanish; MGH Dietetic Internship
Interests: International Nutrition; Public Health; Infant and Child Feeding; Lactation
Languages: English & Spanish
Claudia Morales, DMD
Dr. Morales, born in Colombia, went to the University of St. Thomas of Aquino and graduated in general dentistry in 1988. She then attended the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she received her D.M.D in 1997. Soon after, she started her career in dentistry at Brookside in the fall of 1997. Dr. Morales was appointed as the Dental Director in 2013.
Dental and Family Services Practice Manager
Prior to becoming part of Brookside Team, Manuela worked in a non-profit organization, Children's Services of Roxbury, assisting homeless families in the Boston area for 14 years. The different roles Manuela played during those years as a Case Coordinator, Lead Coordinator, Supervisor, Assistant Director, and as Director of the Housing and Stabilization Program, provided her with the essential skills and knowledge to lead, coach, and motivate others.