Lynn— Lynn Community Health Center is pleased to announce that Meaghen Hamill has joined their team as the Senior Director of External Relations and Strategic Communication.
For the past eleven years, Hamill’s career has focused on policy and community relations in the public sector. She has held a variety of strategic leadership positions representing the City of Lynn and the 3rd Essex District in the State Legislature and Mayor’s Office.
She most recently worked as a Senior Advisor to Mayor Jared Nicholson and his team during their transition into office at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. Her comprehensive knowledge of the office’s extensive responsibilities and of the City of Lynn were honed during her time as the prior administration’s Chief of Staff, serving directly as a trusted advisor of Mayor Emeritus Tom McGee.
As former Mayor McGee’s Chief of Staff, Hamill worked closely with the Lynn Community Health Center during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and specifically as LCHC’s operational partner within the City of Lynn to launch and maintain a Mass Vaccination Site during 2021. That partnership further revealed LCHC’s foundation as a social justice institution to ensure equitable care in the City of Lynn, and upon completion of her prior role, Hamill sought an opportunity to join LCHC in furthering this mission.
“I am honored to join the LCHC team,” said Hamill. “I look forward to putting my skills and relationships to work for the Health Center, while having an opportunity to work for a social justice-oriented organization that I have come to deeply respect and admire, and in whose future direction I am supremely confident. LCHC has been an integral care provider, employer, and advocate in service to the City of Lynn for over 50 years, and I am eager to usher in this next half century of care.”
“We are really excited to have Meaghen join us,” said Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, LCHC’s Chief Executive Officer. “LCHC is an integral piece of the healthcare landscape in Lynn, and we will continue growing the types of services we offer to the city. Having Meaghen on board will allow us to connect more closely with city stakeholders, participate more fully in the life of the city and ensure that we can hear what our community wants of us.”
Hamill is a lifelong Lynn resident and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Communications from Boston University.