MCHC's Mission Statement

The mission of Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) is to improve the health and thereby help enhance the quality of life for diverse residents of Mattapan and surround-ing communities by providing exceptional primary care and preventive health and social services.

Families and individuals in and around Boston have turned to the Mattapan Community Health Center for a wide array of health care services. 

Mattapan Community Health Center is a compre-hensive health delivery organization that serves individuals from Mattapan and its surrounding areas of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Hyde Park, as well as adjacent Boston suburbs like Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton. It is the only community health center in Mattapan and Hyde Park.  

Established in 1972 as the Avenue Neighborhood Health Center; it was incorporated in 1974 with its current name. Mattapan Community Health Center was independently licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and still remains so today. Its Board members represent communities served by the Health Center. The Senior Executive Team and the MCHC staff are diverse, dedicated, experienced professionals.

Leadership Team

  • Azzie Young, PhD, MPA 
    President and CEO

    Dr. Young is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CE0) of MCHC.

  • Guale Valdez, MBA, CPA 
    Chief Financial Officer

    Guale Valdez is our Chief Financial Officeer (CFO) of MCHC.

  • Ramon Cancino, MD, MSc 
    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Cancino, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of MCHC.

  • Suzanne Council 
    Human Resources Director

    Suzanne Council is the Human Resources Director at MCHC.

  • Tarma Johnson, FNP-BC 
    Dir. Clinical Health Services

    Nurse Johnson is the Director of Clinical Health Services at MCHC.

  • Raymond Samuels, DMD
    Dental Director

    Dr. Raymond Samuels is the Director of Dental Medicine at MCHC.