TRAINEES & STAFF
Benjamin Bearnot, MD
2017-2019 Fellow, Kraft Center for Community Health
Benjamin Bearnot, MD is a Kraft Fellow in Community Health. Originally from New York, Ben received his medical training at New York University School of Medicine and then the Massachusetts General Hospital. He now practices as a primary care doctor at the MGH Charlestown Community Healthcare Center, and has a deep interest in caring for patients with substance use disorders. He is particularly passionate about transforming care for those with opioid use disorders, who suffer similar stigma to the HIV-infected and at-risk populations he previously worked with in NYC and Durban, South Africa as a Fulbright Fellow. He loves to employ existing methods – and is working to develop new ones – to improve the health of communities through the innovative execution of evidence-based interventions. When not practicing medicine, Ben loves to play pick-up basketball and run, cook elaborate meals, and spend time with his family.
Senior Director of Development
As Senior Director of Development for Community Health, Kathy leads efforts to raise funds for The Kraft Center and MGH’s Center for Community Health Improvement. Kathy brings 15 years of development leadership experience for organizations that address the needs of underserved communities. Prior to joining MGH in March 2017, she served as Executive Director of the Perkins Trust at Perkins School for the Blind where she led the organization’s first comprehensive campaign. She also oversaw the first-ever comprehensive campaign for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Her early development experiences include positions at Harvard University’s Divinity School and Wellesley College where she staffed the Business Leadership Council. Kathy earned a B.A. from Smith College and an M.Div. from Boston University.
Conor MacCorkle has been the Finance Manager and Grant Compliance Manager for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2018. He oversees the financial administration and finance management for The Kraft Center for Community Health, the Mass General Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI), and the Mass General Substance Use Disorder Initiative. As financial administrator and finance manager, he forecasts, develops and oversees operating budgets. As grant compliance manager, Conor ensures that all community health grants comply with federal, state and private financial and reporting guidelines. Conor has a passion for community health and is invested in strengthening the financial infrastructure necessary to carry out this vital part of the hospital’s mission. Conor brings 8 years of healthcare finance experience to his role, serving previously in oncology research finance and revenue cycle operations in the Partners HealthCare system. Conor received his BSBA from Salem State University and his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.
Winifred Tobin is the Communications Director for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. In that role, she balances high level strategic thinking with the identification and implementation of actionable steps to achieve the organization’s communications goals. An accomplished writer, editor and content developer, Winnie is responsible for driving external and internal communications across a wide variety of platforms and channels, including digital and print, media outreach, websites and social media. She is passionate about community engagement and empowerment in pursuit of safer, equitable healthcare and is driven by the desire to serve those who are marginalized and underrepresented. This spark was ignited during her years at a nationally recognized patient-driven non-profit organization dedicated to providing a stronger voice for patients and their families. Winnie has presented as conferences and workshops and participated on a number of statewide task forces. She received a BSBA from Suffolk University.
Rachel Cournoyer is the Administrative Assistant for The Kraft Center for Community Health, as well as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Rachel is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where she received her BA in Biology. She hopes to attend medical school in the future and is passionate about promoting health equity for underserved populations, especially regarding the prevention and management of chronic disease.