SMC Wins Chrysalis Center’s Can Creation Contest

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Chrysalis Center held its 3rd Annual “Donation Creation” Contest throughout the month of April. The competition this year involved the participation of 15 groups and a total donation of 2,998 nonperishable items to Freshplace, their wonderful food pantry.

A group at SMC created a soup can and bowl to represent the Empty Bowls event that the Center does each year.  We collected money from staff to buy 1162 items to build our sculpture!

A special shout-out goes to the building team for staying into the wee hours of the night to put it all together: Julia, Devan, Kara, Bryan, Mandy, Melissa, Gloria, Kiah, Shay, and Scott. S.!

SMC Welcomes Kiah McAndrew-Davis!

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Kiah McAndrew-Davis joins SMC Partners as a Consultant after working in the public and private sector of healthcare. Most recently, she was Program Director for a Centers for Disease Control initiative in Western MA, where she facilitated e-referral build between clinical and community sites, allowing providers to directly refer patients to additional community resources and increasing engagement of non-physician team members (nurses, pharmacists, community health workers) in the chronic disease management referral process. Prior to the CDC, Kiah was the Program Design Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where she partnered with information technology, client services, operations, and marketing to assess and prioritize product needs in the market, and managed the product lifecycle for all Prevention and Wellness products available to over 1.5 million members. Kiah started her career at BCBSMA as a Wellness Consultant, where she planned, implemented, and evaluated population health programs for over 100 accounts.


Kiah holds an MS from Springfield College and a BA from Wesleyan University, and has been transplanted in New England from North Carolina since ’06. You can find her tinkering around her “new” 1920’s home in Easthampton, MA or on the basketball court with her husband.

SMC Welcomes Charlotte Briggs!

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Charlotte Briggs joins SMC as a Senior Consultant after 15 years of leading large scale program implementation and change initiatives in higher education, including a course redesign and iPad initiative at Bay Path University, a transformational restructuring of the dental program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and creation of a community college teaching and learning graduate certificate program at Loyola University Chicago. Her move to SMC reflects her long term interests in technology and public health, and never ending curiosity about what other people do and how she can help them do it better. In her spare time, Charlotte likes to garden, cook and hike, and admits to having a small side hustle running her own tamale stand in Easthampton, MA.

SMC Partners is a Proud Sponsor of the Bronx Health & Housing Consortium

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The Bronx Health & Housing Consortium is a collaborative network of health, housing, social service and government agencies with the shared goal of streamlining client access to quality health care and housing in the Bronx.

There are nearly 70 nonprofits and government agencies actively participating in the Consortium. The range of services provided by these groups includes housing, community based health care, social services, behavioral health, harm reduction, and case management to name but a few. There are five government offices regularly represented at Consortium meetings and events. These government officials have been committed to supporting the Consortium’s efforts to formally organize, disseminate information, and advocate for services.

Welcome Andrew Elash!

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Andrew Elash joined SMC after five years working in the Connecticut General Assembly, during which time he managed multiple state legislative election campaigns. He most recently served as legislative aide to state Senator Mae Flexer, 29th District. Previously he worked as legislative coordinator for Sullivan & LeShane, Inc., a Hartford lobbying firm. Andrew graduated from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and resides in Hartford.

Welcome Brent Peiffer!

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Brent Peiffer has joined SMC as a Business Analyst. He lives in Fairfield, CT and graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science. He enjoys competitive sailing and running.

Welcome Julian Cook!

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Julian Cook recently joined us as a Technical Analyst. He is a self-taught programmer who started by making video games at the age of 13. Since then, he has had a fascination with programming and technology. Julian worked as a waiter for the Marco Polo restaurant in East Hartford for 5 years until they closed their doors. While working at Marco, he took various online courses on web development and various frameworks that have helped him grow as a developer.

Welcome Sarah Geller!

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Sarah Geller joins SMC as a Business Analyst. She graduated from Lafayette College with honors in Anthropology/ Sociology and a minor in Economics. While in college, Sarah was in a women’s a cappella group, ran a college preparation course at a local high school, and was a member of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta. She is originally from Madison, CT but has recently relocated to West Hartford. She most enjoys spending time with friends and family.