Tobacco Free Mass Leadership
Executive Committee Members
Dennis Dimitri, MD, Chair
Ellana Stinson, MD, Vice Chair
Ray Considine, Massachusetts Public Health Association
Marc Hymovitz, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Sarah McColgan, Massachusetts Health Officers Association
Kevin O'Flaherty, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Allyson Perron, American Heart Association
Candace Savage, Massachusetts Medical Society
Cheryl Sbarra, Massachusetts Association of Health Boards
DJ Wilson, Massachusetts Municipal Association
Chair: Dennis Dmitri, MD
Dennis Dimitri, MD is Professor and Vice Chair for clinical services in the department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Read more.
Vice Chair: Ellana Stinson, MD, MPH
Dr. Stinson is a board a board certified Emergency Medicine physician practicing in the Greater Boston area. She is currently the President of the New England Medical Association and works as a consultant for Barrales Public Affairs. Read more.
Gwendolyn Stewart has been Tobacco Free Mass' Executive Director since 2017. She has over 20 years of experience in public health and has focused primarily on tobacco control. Gwen has worked in various facets of the movement, advising and supporting local tobacco control programs, mobilizing grassroots tobacco control efforts, and providing leadership from within the state's tobacco cessation and prevention program. With Gwen's departure in January 2022 to work on vaccine equity, the coalition has launched a search for its next director.
Shape our perspective!
Tobacco Free Mass is convening a new Membership Committee to focus on adding more perspectives to our coalition. We need help encouraging people from groups that are most impacted by tobacco to join us. With their perspectives and guidance, we'll be able to advocate for better, more effective policy decisions.