Regarding Our Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors


Mattpan Community Health Center's Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner is an opportunity for the community, our stakeholders, and our partners to become abreast of MCHC's past year and learn of the direction we will chart for the upcoming year. Our Annual Meeting is open for you to attend and is held in the Community Room at the Health Center.

Dr. T. Leon Nicks served as a Board Member of Mattapan Community Health Center from June 1996 until his death in December 2005. He held many leadership positions during his tenure on the Board of Directors, including the position of Secretary/Clerk. Dr. Nicks was one of MCHC’s most consistent supporters. He always “Showed Up, Stood Up, and Spoke Up” for the health and well-being of our communities.

To honor Dr. Nicks, Mattapan Community Health Center created the Dr. T. Leon Nicks Exemplary Service Award for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions, such as health center employment, long-term participation in health center events, underwriting special activities, securing monetary or pro bono gifts, or contributing in other powerful ways not currently envisioned. Individuals who currently serve on the Board of Directors or members of the Senior Executive Team are not eligible.

This year we are thrilled to honor Mr. Willie Mayfield, long time resident of Mattapan and a former Mattapan Community Health Center Board Member and fellow employee Ms. Guirlene Jean-Simon, MCHC Family Nurse Practitioner, as reciepients of our Dr. T. Leon Nicks Exemplary Service Award. We are thrilled to congratulate this year's Awardees for their outstanding contributions and support of Mattapan Community Health Center.

Please Join me in congratulating our 2017 Dr. T Leon Nicks Award Recipients, Thank you. 

Azzie Young, PhD, MPA, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mattapan Community Health Center.

Daniel Cullinane

NP. Guirlene Jean-Simon has been an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at MCHC for 8 years. She works with OB/GYN, Behavioral Health, and other Departments. She is recognized for her years of service and dedication.


This Award is in memory of Dr. T. Leon Nicks who was a lifelong advocate for access to high quality, compassionate, affordable,  and culturally appropriate, health care and for leading a tireless effort to improve the health care industry.

Henry Workman

Willie Mayfield is a longtime Community Activist and Resident of Mattapan. He is also a past Board Member of MCHC. Mr. Mayfield is recognized for his generous and unwavering support of Mattapan Community Health Center.