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Mission Hill Health Movement

 1534 Tremont Street
 Roxbury, MA 02120
[P] (617) 427-6919
[F] (617) 427-6920
[email protected]
Mary Ann Nelson
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2581620

LAST UPDATED: 02/20/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

The Mission Hill Health Movement strives to improve the health of Mission Hill residents and the community through partnerships, collaborations, education, and health and wellness activities and programs.

Mission Statement

The Mission Hill Health Movement strives to improve the health of Mission Hill residents and the community through partnerships, collaborations, education, and health and wellness activities and programs.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $80,000.00
Projected Expense $100,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Exercise Programs
  • Farmers Market
  • Health Fair

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

The Mission Hill Health Movement strives to improve the health of Mission Hill residents and the community through partnerships, collaborations, education, and health and wellness activities and programs.

Background Statement

The Mission Hill Health Movement (MHHM) began as the Community Health Committee of Parker Hill/Fenway APAC, a local office of Action for Boston Community Development. In 1968-1970 the group negotiated an agreement for neighborhood based coverage by Harvard Community Health Plan [HCHP] which included the first Medicaid/Medicare HCHP eligibility, sliding scale premiums for residents, a local primary care office and neighborhood people in meaningful staff positions. The group also supported the establishment of the Fenway Community Health Center.

MHHM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1970. From 1970–1975, MHHM conducted door-to-door lead paint testing with neighborhood staff; established free neighborhood-based flu shots for elderly, coordinated with the Boston Dept. of Health & Hospitals; and created a school-based fluoride rinse and dental care program with Mission Hill moms working with Harvard Dental School staff.

We developed a pre-school program at the Hennigan School, integrating special needs students into mainstream classes. Between 1975-1978, we established HERE House in Mission Hill (which converted a 3-decker to subsidized elder housing) and the Mission Hill After School Program. In 1977, with Roxbury Tenants of Harvard and the Mission Hill Planning Commission, we negotiated a "Land Use Agreement" with Brigham and Women's Hospital, setting parameters for institutional expansion, with protections for community preservation.

In 1979, we acquired title to 1534 Tremont Street. We undertook major renovations to establish a doctor's office, staffed by Dr. Vince Perelli. In 1988, we partnered with Urban Medical Group to provide expanded primary care and elder services from our building. We supported the WIC program at 1534 Tremont Street, and negotiated with providers for accessible emergency and routine dental services for seniors.

In 2003 we added three community based non-profit groups as tenants. Focusing on Asthma, Substance Abuse, and Healthagreement with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and hired our first staff person (pert time.) We continue to develop educational workshops and collaborations with our neighboring institutions and other community organizations. Care Services, we began to conduct educational and advocacy activities with institutional partners and other community organizations.

In 2010 we negotiated a renewed Land Use

Impact Statement

2017- Held 8th Annual Health and Wellness fair attended by 100's of residents

Sponsored and supported 2 farmers markets at Roxbury Crossing and Brigham Circle, including sponsoring health education tables in conjunction with BPHC and 2 local university's Pharmacy Student Clubs and also provided afternoon snacks to 30-35 Boston youth a market; included expanded use of food support programs.

Completed 4 year strategic plan.

Conducted air quality study in conjunction with local university at day care centers

2018 Further develop the Farmers Markets as a source of health information and testing in conjunction with the Family Van; and reestablish summer youth lunch program at Farmers markets

Implement a neighborhood wide "KNOW YOUR NUMBERS" campaign, where every adult resident knows their personal health numbers and health implications of 4 health indicator numbers.

Hold health education sessions at the 2018 9th Annual Health and Wellness Fair with greater outreach to younger (25-40) population on Mission Hill

Fully rent office space at 1534 Tremont St

Conduct more neighborhood air quality testing, at a minimum one or two specific facilities, ideally neighborhood wide.

Needs Statement

Money to support ongoing operations of organization

5 year plan for building maintenance and repair

Funding for KNOW YOUR NUMBERS Campaign and Farmers Market

Better outreach and communication strategies

Develop more systemic fundraising program

More board involvement and development of less experienced Board members.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Mission Hill
Mission Hill includes an older neighborhood of 1- 2- and 3 family buildings and small apartment buildings, the Mission Main and Alice Taylor housing developments, and Mission Park, containing over 900 units of subsidized apartments. It includes the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, and abuts lower Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, and is served by both subway and bus lines. Zip Codes include 02120,

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Health Care - Alliances & Advocacy
  3. Food, Agriculture & Nutrition - Food, Agriculture & Nutrition NEC

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Exercise Programs

Budget  $7,000.00
Category  None of the above
Population Served Adults Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success  Absolute numbers of participants
Program Long-Term Success  Participants feeling healthier and losing weight
Program Success Monitored By  Instructors report participants results
Examples of Program Success  people feel good

Farmers Market

Operate and Support 3 neighborhood farmers markets to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to the neighborhood. These Farmers Markets serve as community gathering places to share health and nutrition information. Many residents use SNAP, WIC and donated subsidies to purchase food. In 2016, MHHM pioneered using its Farmers Market as a Free Lunch and Snack Location for Boston's youth.
Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  .
Program Long-Term Success  .
Program Success Monitored By  .
Examples of Program Success   .

Health Fair

Annual April Health Fair engages 300-400 neighborhood residents including families and children in learning about local and regional programs, services and opportunities to improve health as well as learn actions they can undertake to improve their health. Local University health care students have the opportunity to share knowledge or perform non-invasive health evaluations such as blood pressure with the MH community.
Budget  $28,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Care Issues
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success is defined by attendance including absolute numbers but also by the number of families that attend. Everyone who attends should learn something about how they can improve their health.
Program Long-Term Success  More needed.
Program Success Monitored By  We know what is working by the willingness of exhibitors to return each year. We have a visual clue of how residents are interacting with exhibitors.
Examples of Program Success  .

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director MS Mary Ann Nelson
CEO Term Start Apr 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Maggie Cohn -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 10
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Commercial General Liability

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mr. James Farrow
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Public School Teacher
Board Chair Term Jan 2012 - Jan 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Maynard Clark Harvard School of Public Health Voting
Elizabeth Commerford Retired Psychiatric Social Worker Voting
James Farrow Retired Public School Teacher Voting
Terrance Hall Community Volunteer Voting
Carolina Ivette Cole Allen Suazo Community Volunteer Voting
John Jackson Community Volunteer Voting
Rod Kersey Community Volunteer Voting
Cynthia Koebert Community Volunteer Voting
Katrina Morse Community Volunteer Voting
Theresa Parks Community Volunteer Voting
Angel Pizzaro Contractor Voting
​Eric Rivas Community Volunteer Voting
Larry Ronco Community Volunteer Voting
Barry Twomey Community Volunteer Voting
Dianne Williams Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 7
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 25%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Building
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Program / Program Planning

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $80,000.00
Projected Expense $100,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $58,742 $41,503 $139,360
Total Expenses $106,733 $106,870 $100,754

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $19,052 $19,052 $85,218
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $41,503 $22,451 $47,462
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-1,813 -- $4,720
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- $1,960

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $88,269 $88,269 $59,027
Administration Expense $18,464 $18,601 $41,727
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.55 0.39 1.38
Program Expense/Total Expenses 83% 83% 59%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $351,972 $405,117 $405,117
Current Assets $249,374 $311,528 $311,528
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $548 $5,702 $5,702
Total Net Assets $351,424 $399,415 $399,414

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 10.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 455.06 54.63 54.63

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990-EZs for FY16 and FY14 and per the Form PC on file with the state of MA for FY15, as the organization did not file a 990-EZ that year based on IRS filing requirements. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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