Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH
Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH
Executive Director

Dr. Shtasel is a psychiatrist who has worked on the academic-community interface for the past thirty years and is deeply committed to providing access and care for underserved populations. She has held leadership positions in education and clinical services including the Director of Psychiatry Residency Education at the University of Pennsylvania, Chief of Adult Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, and Director of Ambulatory Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is currently the Director of the Division of Public and Community Psychiatry at MGH. Her work has centered on developing academic-community partnerships to improve health service delivery for people with severe and persistent mental illness, and to create innovative training models in community settings for medical students and residents. She is particularly interested in homelessness, has established resident rotations with this population, and provides clinical care at a local shelter weekly.
As Executive Director, Dr. Shtasel provides overall strategic leadership for the Center: directing post-residency multidisciplinary training programs, expanding the community health workforce, and creating a national leadership council for community health training and practice. She works closely with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Massachusetts General and the Brigham and Womens Hospitals, and the Harvard School of Public Health to inform program design and implementation, and to incorporate the strengths of each in Kraft leadership and scholarly activities.

Dr Shtasel is a graduate of Swarthmore College, Temple University School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. She is a recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Harriet Tolpin, PhD
Harriet Tolpin, PhD
Curriculum Director

Harriet is an economist and Professor and Dean Emerita from Simmons College in Boston where she developed and provided leadership for several graduate health professions education programs including primary health care nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and health care administration.  Since leaving Simmons in 2000, she has consulted for a number of health care organizations on projects related to workforce development and strategic planning and currently serves as Senior Advisor for Workforce Development and Community Health at Partners HealthCare.

She has served in leadership positions on several boards of nonprofit organizations that serve vulnerable populations including low-income children and families.  Harriet is a graduate of Wellesley College and Boston College.  As Director of Curriculum Harriet is responsible for the Kraft Center’s monthly learning days and oversees the Center’s Virtual Learning Community.

Mallory Collins, MPH
Program Manager

Mallory is a public health professional with a background in administration, program development and evaluation, and research. Her primary professional interests include serving vulnerable and underserved communities and addressing health inequities through her work. Most recently, she worked as a program coordinator for a nonprofit in Oakland, California that serves homeless veterans.  She worked as a consultant for a nonprofit that provides education, women’s health, and financial literacy programs in sub-Saharan Africa and served as a Community Health Commissioner for the City of Berkeley, CA. Prior to that, she worked on HIV interventions and research in Los Angeles and India, an environmental health intervention in the San Francisco Bay Area, and community-based initiatives and research projects in underserved communities of Memphis. Mallory graduated from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health degree and from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.  As Program Manager, Mallory is responsible for the overall administrative management of the Kraft Center.