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Tapestry selects new ED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 11, 2023 Press Contact: Lisa Andrews Title: Director of Development & Engagement Phone: 413-390-5476 Email:

Tapestry Welcomes Mavis Nimoh as New Executive Director: A Leader at the Intersection of Public Health and Social Justice

Tapestry is pleased to announce the appointment of Mavis Nimoh as its incoming Executive Director. With over 20 years of experience advocating for social justice and health equity, Mavis brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to Tapestry.

Mavis Nimoh joins Tapestry following her role as the Executive Director of the Center for Health and Justice Transformation in Providence, RI, where she led a dedicated team of experts in public health, physical and behavioral health, and the criminal legal system.

Mavis shared her enthusiasm for joining Tapestry, stating, "Now more than ever, Tapestry is leading the region and the state in best and better practices at the intersection of public health and social justice as it celebrates 50 years of high-quality care, free from stigma. I am honored to have been selected as the next Executive Director and inspired by the innovation, resilience, and dedication of our team, board, clients, and partners, whose light provides a spectrum of hope and healing for the Western Mass community. Please join us as we forge ahead with another 50 years of public health excellence."

With a profound commitment to health equity and community well-being, Mavis brings extensive experience in the public health sector, including programs that support the uninsured and underinsured, HIV early intervention, testing and counseling, and prevention services focused on addressing systemic health inequalities.

Mavis's remarkable journey also includes her role as an Associate Professor at Brown University School of Public Health and her tenure at the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, along with her leadership as the Executive Director of the Dauphin County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services. Her expertise in harm reduction and health equity aligns seamlessly with Tapestry's mission to provide non-judgmental, quality care for all.

"We are thrilled to welcome Mavis Nimoh as our new Executive Director," said Jeremy Melton, Chair of the Board of Directors at Tapestry. "Her dedication to social justice, coupled with her extensive background in public health and commitment to harm reduction, makes her the ideal leader for our organization. We look forward to the positive impact she will have on Tapestry and our community."

About Tapestry: Tapestry is a non-profit healthcare organization dedicated to providing non-judgmental, quality care for all in Western Massachusetts. Our comprehensive services encompass sexual and reproductive healthcare, harm reduction, mobile health, and food access and family nutrition programs. We are committed to building a healthier, more inclusive community where everyone has equal access to healthcare.

For interview requests or further information, please reach out to Lisa Andrews, Director of Development & Engagement at Tapestry.


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