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In the news: Manny Lopes
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Manny Lopes has been appointed as the new president and CEO of Fallon Health, a nationally recognized nonprofit health care services organization, according to an announcement by the organization’s Board of Directors.

He will assume his role July 1, 2024. He replaces Richard P. Burke, who retired Jan. 31. Todd Bailey, the CFO, will serve as Interim CEO until the end of June.

Lopes has a long and esteemed track record. He is the interim CEO of Fenway Health, one of the first health care organizations in the country to specifically address the health care needs of the LGBTQ+ community. He previously was the executive vice president of public markets and government relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and was the president and CEO of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, according to a press release announcing his appointment.

Lopes said he was honored and grateful for the new leadership role at Fallon Health.

“I look forward to leading the organization and its dedicated, passionate and caring employees in pursuit of its vision to be the leader in providing exceptional coordinated care and coverage that meets the unique, diverse and changing needs of its members,” he said in the press release.

“Manny’s extensive and highly relevant experience make him the ideal person to lead Fallon Health at this point in its history and in support of its strategy to predominantly focus on government markets,” said Fallon Health’s Board chairman Frederick M. Misilo, Esq. in the press release. “Throughout his career he has developed a deep and empathetic understanding of the health care needs of the communities that Fallon Health serves today and in the future. Manny and Todd are committed to ensuring a seamless transition for Fallon Health’s employees, members, and provider, business and community partners.”

Fallon Board member Deborah Enos, who chaired the search committee, said the committee worked diligently to find the right person to lead Fallon Health and continue to move the organization forward in its strategy to be the leading health care services organization committed to government-sponsored health insurance programs

“Manny has a deep understanding of and commitment to all that Fallon Health stands for — its mission, vision, values and its strong support of the community. His proven track record and passion for innovation, equity and improving health outcomes is unparalleled,” Enos said.

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