Stacey Kokaram, MPH | Director
Stacey Kokaram is the Director, and in this role she sets the strategic direction of OPHP, which includes the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC), the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness, and the Boston Medical Reserve Corps. She has spent the entirety of her professional career advancing public health and healthcare system preparedness in the City of Boston. She has extensive experience supporting preparedness, response, and recovery activities for incidents such as 2009-2010 H1N1 Pandemic, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and the 2015 Boston blizzards.
Ms. Kokaram has led the development of policies and procedures that have strengthened public health and healthcare system coordination in Boston through the Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (HPC). She served as the Boston HPC co-chair and chair from July 2013 through December 2015. In addition, Ms. Kokaram has had the opportunity to share experiences from Boston at several national conferences on topics such as family reunification and the public health response to the Boston Marathon bombings.
Ms. Kokaram has a Master of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Community Health from Tufts University.
Mea Allen is the Associate Director of Education and Training. This role focuses on the Delvalle Institute for Emergency Preparedness, where she has been working as an educator since 2008. She developed and promoted a long-term strategic vision for the DelValle Institute Learning Center, and currently manages the development and implementation of quality classroom, online, and blended trainings as well as other innovative uses of educational technologies to support emergency preparedness and response.
Her time with OPHP has included providing innovative educational programs to build the resilience of the Boston community during H1N1, designing workshops and other training for Ebola, and supporting the Boston Public Health Commission’s Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center operations during numerous emergencies, such as the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and the blizzards of 2013 and 2015.
Ms. Allen received her M.Ed. in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts Boston, with her capstone research focusing on performance support for public health response operations. She also has a BSEE in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Tufts University and a master's degree in Intercultural Communications from the School for International Training. Former positions include six years working as a software engineer and interface designer, and four years as a non-profit program manager managing technology education programs in Cameroon and conducting interactive training programs in the US and El Salvador.
Adanarys Barragán Solorio is the Administrative Analyst and is responsible for providing administrative support to the Office of Public Health Preparedness and the DelValle Institute. This includes answering general information inquiries, assisting in the management of online systems, creating promotional materials as well as representing the Office of Public Health Preparedness at meetings, conferences and events as needed.
Adanarys was born and raised in Boston, and has been involved in many community efforts relating to education, transportation, immigration, and youth employment. She served as the Executive Director of Beantown Society prior to joining the Office of Public Health Preparedness. Adanarys is passionate about bridging emergency preparedness with community organizing to have stronger, more resilient communities.
Courtney Mark Grey | Director, Disaster Behavioral Health
Courtney Grey is the Director of Disaster Behavioral Health (DBH) in the Office of Public Health Preparedness, and is responsible for designing trainings, workshops, seminars, tabletops and live exercises that instill the field-tested skills necessary to address the biological, psychological, and social impacts of large-scale, potentially traumatic events. This includes workforce protection and self-care measures for deployed resources.
Mr. Grey has coordinated countless local and national DBH deployments for singleton incidents of homicide, suicide, fires, etc., as well as natural and man-made disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. His training content includes best practices and lessons learned from deployments in school, community, and institutional settings. He has been with BPHC for over 10 years.
Mr. Grey is a Trainer of Trainers for Psychological First Aid (PFA), developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).
Amanda Wolfe, MPH | Emergency Preparedness Educator
Amanda Wolfe is the Emergency Preparedness Educator. In this role, Amanda supports the education and training programs offered by the Office of Public Health Preparedness including the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. Ms. Wolfe contributes to the research, implementation and delivery of classroom and online trainings for public health and healthcare audiences in Boston and statewide.
Ms. Wolfe received a BA in English and Psychology from Indiana University and a Master of Public Health from Boston University with a concentration in health law and human rights. She has previously worked as a public health trainer in the fields of sexual and reproductive health and domestic violence prevention education. As a trainer and a public health advocate, she has collaborated with many nonprofit organizations in Boston as well as Boston Public Schools.
Kathleen Carroll is the Media and Technology Coordinator, and is responsible for managing, maintaining and monitoring content on online portals and social media for the Office of Public Health Preparedness including the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. She produces and maintains online educational content and digital media and researches emerging technologies used for educational programming, emergency response, and community engagement. As a lifelong Bostonian, her interests lie in engaging her community through media and promoting public health preparedness for the benefit of the city.
Kathleen holds a Master of Arts in Media Design from Emerson College. For her thesis project, she worked with the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services to design a youth substance misuse prevention tool that facilitates goal setting, positive future orientation, and connects young people to community resources.
Janine Barros is the Program Manager for Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (Boston HPC). She is responsible for overseeing program and project management of the Boston HPC on behalf of Boston Public Health Commission and leading the development and completion of initiates set forth by Boston HPC executive Committee and various project specific working groups. She manages outreach, partnership engagement, and member relationship building with the healthcare disciplines across Boston HPC, and with community and statewide partners.
Janine has a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in Project Management from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Bridgewater State University. She joined BPHC in 2014 as a Youth Development Specialist for the Child Adolescence Health Bureau. In this role she served students attending Boston Public Schools, their family, and other social agents identifying and addressing barriers averting school attendance to ultimately reduce and eliminate chronic absenteeism. Janine is also a Racial Justice Health Equity Facilitator for the BPHC Professional Development Series Facilitator. She is passionate about connecting people to resources.
Lucas Manley is the Senior Program Manager for Public Health Planning. This role is primarily responsible for the oversight of all emergency plans associated with BPHC's role as the lead public health authority for the City of Boston. Additionally, he collaborates closely with OPHP and BPHC staff on coordinating and planning efforts with internal and external agencies on planning, training, readiness exercises, and real-world activations.
Lucas received his MPH from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Global Health Leadership and Health Communication. He has worked for a variety of nonprofits and universities in the field of human rights and international development, spending much of his time living and working in the Middle East and North Africa. Before joining OPHP, he worked in education and outreach for BPHC’s Infectious Disease Bureau.
Teri Clover is the Program Manager for Response Operations in the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In this role, Teri is responsible for assisting in the activation and coordination of the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC). This includes acting as the Duty Officer during emergency situations that occur within the City of Boston and collaborating with various public health and healthcare agencies to protect and preserve the health of Boston residents.
Teri received her bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Boston University in 2020 and her Masters in Public Health from BU School of Public Health in 2021. There she received a certificate in Program Management and developed her interests in emergency preparedness, health education, and infectious diseases. Teri is also proud of the four years she has spent as an active EMT working at BU Emergency Medical Services and Trinity EMS in Haverhill and Lowell. She is excited to be starting a career with the Boston Public Health Commission, serving a city she loves.