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Brookside Leadership Team

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

Margaret (Mimi) Jolliffe, FNP, MPH

Executive Director

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.

Claudia Liranzo

Claudia Liranzo

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

Cynthia So-Armah, MD

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 Medical Director since September 2019.

Irene O'Hayer, RD, LDN, CLC, IBCLC

Irene O'Hayer, RD, LDN, CLC, IBCLC

Nutrition/WIC Director

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

Claudia Morales, DMD

Dental Director

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.

Manuela Gonzalez

Manuela Gonzalez

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.

Margaret (Meg) Cole, MBA, BSN, RN

Margaret (Meg) Cole, MBA, BSN, RN

Nurse Director

Meg has worked as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Leader for over a decade. Most of her experience has been in acute care at academic medical centers, where her eyes were opened to how challenging the US healthcare system is for those who need it most. She is passionate about Community Health, Health Equity, Population Health and Social Determinants of Health. She also has great experience and interest in process improvement and quality improvement. She feels honored to serve as Brookside’s Nurse Director since 2019.

Darlin Liriano, BSN, RN

Darlin Liriano, BSN, RN

Nurse Flow Manager

Darlin joined Brookside in 2013 as a Pediatric LPN. Obtained her Associates Nursing Degree from Quincy College in 2015 and continued her nursing career at Brookside moving into a Family and Adult Registered Nurse Position in 2016. She then obtained her bachelor’s in nursing from Curry College in 2017. She worked in unison with the patient care team to provide exceptional care to our patients and has been a leader and a reliable resource to her team members. She is an expert in chronic and acute care management of Adult and Family medicine patients.  Her passions include community health, population health and team building. In 2020 she became the Nurse Flow Manager of the Medical Department.

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