HCFA Staff

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

Neetu Singh – DMD, MPH, Oral Health Project Director

Neetu Singh is the project manager of the Oral Health Integration Project (OHIP) at Health Care For All. The project promotes the health of all Massachusetts residents by advocating for the integration of dental and medical care in the healthcare delivery system. Dr. Singh is a licensed general dentist and earned her doctorate at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2010. She went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the Westchester Medical Center in NY in 2011 and subsequently practiced in NYC for several years. As a result of her academic and clinical experiences, Dr. Singh recognized the importance of access to appropriate oral & dental health care as a public health issue and thus obtained her Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health in the summer of 2016. Dr. Singh understands the critical role that oral health plays in overall health and is excited and passionate about pushing forward oral health integration efforts in Massachusetts.  

NSingh@hcfama.org | (617) 275-2801

Carlos Solis
Carlos Solis – Senior HelpLine Counselor

Carlos Solis moved to the U.S. in 2006 and has been employed by HCFA since 2008. In addition to his work at HCFA, he has served as a freelance reporter for several Hispanic newspapers, including La Semana, Siglo 21, El Planeta and El Mundo. Carlos continues to work as a correspondent for the major Nicaraguan newspapers, El Nuevo Diario. He is also an experienced filmmaker and co-director and co-producer of the 2005 documentary "NICA/ragüense," which was awarded Best Documentary at the XIV Costa Rican Film Festival.

csolis@hcfama.org | 617-275-2906

Sally Strniste – Chief of Staff

Sally Strniste serves as a member of Health Care For All’s Management team and as a liaison to the Executive Director. Sally leads the organizations development and fundraising work which includes major event planning activities. Additionally, Sally provides strategic support to the board of directors as well as to major organizational campaigns and programs. Sally began her career working as a community organizer, canvass director and campaign coordinator in Lowell, Cape Cod, South Boston and Dorchester. Sally graduated Magna Cum Laude from UMASS Boston with a B.A. in Political Science and is currently seeking her J.D. at night from Suffolk University Law School. 

sStrniste@hcfama.org | 617-275-2883

Alex Tappan – Development Team

Alex Tappan is working in the Development Department at HCFA. Alex is responsible for assisting the Development Team in donor cultivation and outreach, grant research, and event planning, among other responsibilities.

atappan@hcfama.org | 617-275-2939

Alyssa Vangeli – Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations

Alyssa’s work focuses on policy and advocacy related to private insurance, payment and delivery system reform, and prescription drug reform. Prior to HCFA, Alyssa worked as a Legal Fellow at Health Law Advocates, where she represented low-income clients experiencing difficulty accessing health care.  She earned a joint degree in law from Northeastern University School of Law and a Masters in Public Health from Tufts School of Medicine, completing legal internships at Greater Boston Legal Services Health Care Unit, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Physicians For Human Rights and the Massachusetts Federal District Court.  Prior to law school she worked for a number of years in the fields of reproductive health advocacy at Pathfinder International and immigrant health advocacy at Health Care For All.

avangeli@hcfama.org | 617-275-2922