HCFA Staff

Amy Rosenthal – Executive Director

Amy Rosenthal brings almost 25 years of expertise in health care, public policy, politics, and philanthropy and a wide variety of prior experience in multiple sectors – hospitals, state government, political campaigns, a foundation, and non-profit advocacy organizations. She has worked previously as the Director of External Affairs & Campaigns at Community Catalyst (CC), where she has held several key positions since 2006. As such, she has played a leadership role within Protect Our Care, a coalition of national organizations engaged in the current health care defense efforts; worked with the White House and Health and Human Services during the Obama Administration on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); led CC’s federal agenda and work with other national organizations, Congressional offices, and agency staffers; and co-led CC’s campaign to pass the Affordable Health Care.  She also provided senior leadership for the Community Catalyst Action Fund, a c4 organization, and all organizational campaigns, including Medicaid expansion, children’s health care and the dental access project.

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Glitza Crowley – Human Resources Coordinator

Glitza Crowley is proud to be part of the Community Catalyst and HCFA’s Human Resources department as the HR Coordinator. Her responsibilities include supporting and coordinating the Human Resources Manager and the Director of Finances & Operations. Before joining both organizations as the Partnership Administrative Associate 5 years ago, Glitza worked for more than 5 years as the Human Resources Coordinator for an aviation staffing and security solutions firm. 

gcrowley@hcfama.org | 617-275-2927

Suzanne Curry – Co-Director of Policy and Government Relations

Suzanne Curry is currently an Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations at HCFA. She leads HCFA's public health insurance, health reform, and children's health policy and advocacy work. Suzanne manages multiple coalitions, including the Affordable Care Today (ACT!!) Coalition and the Children's Health Access Coalition (CHAC). Prior to joining Health Care For All, Suzanne held various positions, including an organizer for the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Boston University.

scurry@hcfama.org | 617-275-2977

Zaira Foster – HelpLine Counselor

Zaira Foster began her career working for Cardinal Health in Mexicali, Mexico as an Industrial Engineer.  Upon seeking further studies in Boston, she fell in love with the city and decided to call Boston her home.  She later moved with her family to New York City, and began her career in the Healthcare field working for Public Health Solutions, navigating the complexities of the newly implemented Affordable Care Act.  After returning to Massachusetts, Zaira broadened her experience working in the medical billing department of Emerson Hospital.  Now, at Health Care for All, Zaira is excited to be utilizing her diverse experience to advocate for the people of Massachusetts.

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Hannah Frigand – Director, Education & Enrollment Services

Hannah Frigand manages the day-to-day operations of the HelpLine. After starting out in art school, Hannah became interested in public policy after taking an introduction to government course. She decided to put down her paint brush and to focus her studies on public policy. Hannah started working at Health Care For All as an intern in 2006 while still in school. Upon graduating from Suffolk University, she joined the Health Care For All team as a HelpLine counselor.

hfrigand@hcfama.org | 617-275-2901

Rosana Gijsen – Outreach Coordinator

Rosana Gijsen is Health Care For All's Outreach Coordinator. In this role, she works to build the connection between health care and communities. Prior to joining HCFA, Rosana worked for the Scalabrini Center, Brazilian Community located in Everett and Somerville. During her time at the center, her work was focused on reducing disparities in the communities she served. Rosana has a background in nutrition and is very passionate about serving the community and helping to promote health access for all.

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María González Albuixech – Director, Communications and Immigrant Health

María R. González Albuixech is HCFA's Strategy and Communications Director. She also supervises outreach activities, community organizing and the HelpLine. A native of Spain, María earned a dual degree in Communications and German studies at the University of Valencia, Spain and Bremen University, Germany. She studied journalism at Carlos III University and worked as the editor of several specialized publications in the Madrid region. She also earned a master's degree in Political Science and International Relations at Suffolk University in Boston. She worked as an associate editor for “El Mundo” newspaper and as a reporter for Noticias Univision Nueva Inglaterra, where, in addition, she served as a news anchor and producer. Later, she was employed as the community education manager at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  

mgonzalez@hcfama.org | 617-275-2915

Denise Moran – Senior HelpLine Counselor

dmoran@hcfama.org | 617-275-2925

Chrystel Murrieta – MPH, Oral Health Organizer

Chrystel Murrieta is HCFA’s oral health organizer. She works with the Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce (OHAT) coalition partners to promote restoring full MassHealth adult dental benefits and support the integration of oral health into general healthcare systems. Prior to venturing to Massachusetts she served as a patient health navigator and health educator with AltaMed Health Services in Southern California. Chrystel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Community and Culture from UCLA and her Master of Public Health from Boston University specializing in Health Policy and Law and Maternal and Child Health. She is passionate about working towards the development of healthier communities rooted in social justice.

cmurrieta@hcfama.org | (617) 275-2928

Chris Noble – Health Justice Community Organizer

Chris Noble is Health Care For All’s Health Justice Community Organizer. Chris has been an advocate for people’s access to essential medicines and health resources since his diagnosis of type one diabetes back in 1995. Over the last 20+ years Chris has seen and heard far too many stories of peers and loved ones struggling to afford the medicines they need to thrive. Driven by a desire to ensure everyone has the right to life we are all guaranteed, Chris decided to get his Masters in Public Health specializing in Pharmaceutical Access from Boston University School of Public Health to better understand how to make medicines and health resources available to all those in need. Chris has worked in a number of different capacities including health education domestically and abroad, organizing and advocacy here in Massachusetts and nationally to protect and strengthen the ACA and improve prescription drug affordability, and as a health systems researcher with Harvard Medical School. He hopes to use his role at HCFA to connect the lived experience of people here in the commonwealth with the vast portfolio of health justice initiatives HCFA is pursuing.

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