Brown Bag Lunch

Event Date: 

February 04, 2015

Event time: 

noon

Location: 

Amherst Room, Jones Library

Event Type: 

Come meet Cheryl Zoll, CEO of Tapestry Health, at our next brown bag lunch, Wednesday, February 4 at noon in the Amherst Room of the Jones Library. Find out more about Tapestry Health: what it does, who it serves, and what the current health needs of the Pioneer Valley are.

Founded as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts in 1973, Tapestry Health remains the only non-profit organization in the region to offer family planning and reproductive health care to often-marginalized individuals, such as young people, women living in poverty, recent immigrants, uninsured and underinsured persons, injection drug users, the homeless, and men and women with HIV/AIDS, regardless of their ability to pay.

Today, Tapestry Health continues to expand in the number of people that it serves and the range of services that it provides, from HIV/AIDS services to needle exchanges to free nutritional food for families in Springfield. It is committed to working on the cutting edge of public health through innovative and effective intervention programs.

Cheryl was the head of the Amherst Survival Center for seven years. During that time the organization moved from the basement of the former North Amherst Elementary School to a new $2.5 million building, added new programs such as free onsite medical care, and grew to 170 volunteers. Cheryl's background includes being site manager for the Literacy Project and an associate professor at M.I.T. She has a B.A. from Harvard, a M.A. from Brandeis, and a Ph.D. from UC at Berkeley.

Visit Tapestry Health on line.

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