Mission Hill Health Movement Board of Directors
James "Jim" Farrow, J.D.
President, Founding Member of MHHM
Jim retired from being a public school history teacher after thirty-two years. As president, Jim serves ex officio on all committees. With a J.D. from Suffolk School of Law, Jim is, also, an experienced mediator and negotiator. A longtime resident of Mission Hill, he has been involved many community activities. He serves as the Manager and Coach of the Boston Breakers Wheelchair Power Soccer Team.
Vice President & Building Superintendent
Angel is a local Contractor. He serves on many committees including finance, programs, and buildings and chairs the Health Fair Committee. Angel, a longtime Mission Hill resident, is also an active gardener.
Betty Commerford, MS
Treasurer, Founding Member of MHHM
Betty is a retired Psychiatric Social Worker. As one of MHHM founders she was involved in the creation of the Harvard Community Health Plan that began in Mission Hill and provided free health care for Mission Hill residents. She was instrumental in the opening of a health clinic at 1534 Tremont Street, elder housing programs, free children’s dental care as well as many other community projects. Betty is a trained mediator and serves on many committees and other neighborhood boards.
Carolina Cole Allen
Carolina Cole raised her family on Mission Hill as residents of Mission Main. A licensed registered nurse, she works for the Women, Infants, and Children program at Whitter Street Community Health Center improving maternal and child health in Boston.
Mary Ann Nelson
Mary Ann Nelson became Executive Director in 2016, after serving on the MHHM Board for 4 years. A long term Mission Hill resident, she formerly practiced law in the areas of environmental protection, conservation, and real estate. She has been involved with several national and local environmental organizations. She appreciates the support of her Mission Hill friends and neighbors in her recent battle in overcoming colon cancer. Mary Ann says the only Boston news item she remembers from 1977 was the announcement that the MHHM and other MH organizations had an agreement with the local hospitals for them to stay on their side of Huntington Avenue. As MHHM Executive Director, she works for a healthier hill.