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In the news: Stan McLaren

In the news: Stan McLaren

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center has selected Stan McLaren as their next Chief Executive Officer. HSNHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides quality, comprehensive patient-centered medical care and has been serving the community for 48 years. The health center is currently exploring a plan to buy city-owned property near its current location on Blue Hill Avenue to construct a new state-of-the-art facility. The health center provides entry-level jobs that have career ladders. A new building would ensure continued growth for the Health Center and provide a much-needed economic boost to the surrounding community.

McLaren and his family have lived in Dorchester for over 30 years, and as a result, he has developed a knowledge and passion for the community. He has a strong background in nonprofits and has worked in Public Health for over 15 years. He founded a fatherhood program that continues to serve low to no income men using a comprehensive case management approach to connect this underserved population to much-needed health and social services.

For the past eleven years, McLaren was the director of finance and operations for an independent tuition-free school in Grove Hall, which serves low-income girls and their families. He also worked with a variety of Boston nonprofits as an accounting consultant.

As a previous HSNHC board member, he served first as treasurer and then chairman. During his tenure on the HSNHC board, he spearheaded the economic turnaround of the health center during tough financial times. McLaren holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Boston and is currently completing his master’s in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

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