Manchester Hires New Health Equity Coordinator

MANCHESTER, CT: The Town of Manchester is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Amy Beaulieu as the Health Department’s new Health Equity Coordinator. The Health Equity Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include providing leadership in the review and development of public health policy that will advance efforts to improve population health outcomes linked to underlying determinants, including unequal economic and social conditions, especially related to race/ethnicity, disability status, and/or urban or rural environments.

Dr. Beaulieu holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Dr. Beaulieu joins us from The Village for Children and Families in Hartford, Connecticut, where she served as the Clinical Manager for the recently developed Adult Outpatient Services Program. Dr. Beaulieu provided clinical and administrative supervision to 13 staff members.

In this role, she also oversaw and monitored staff use of evidence-based interventions and outcome measures. Dr. Beaulieu recognized a need to better serve the vulnerable and diverse population of Hartford. In response, she developed and implemented the first Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Program at the Village.

Her passion for service began after high-school when she served four years of active duty in the United States Navy, including a brief tour in the United Arab Emirates during the Gulf War. Dr. Beaulieu is a combat service-connected disabled veteran. She went on to serve as a police officer in Massachusetts for almost 7 years, then returned to school full time and earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She worked in both the Connecticut Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a psychologist for a total of 12 years. Her roles included providing supervision, leadership, and program management oversight.  

Jeffrey Catlett, the Town’s Health Director, states, “Dr. Beaulieu’s unique skill set and diverse experience working with underserved, diverse and vulnerable populations will help serve our community as we continue to work to ensure health equality for the Town of Manchester.”

Dr. Beaulieu added, “My entire career has been focused on helping and serving vulnerable, underserved, and diverse populations. The Town of Manchester is clearly committed to ensuring every aspect of health care is equitable, available, and accessed by all community members. I am thrilled to be a part of this new initiative and look forward to building partnerships with the Town of Manchester and community stakeholders in order to ensure equitable health care services are available to the entire community.”

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Jeffrey Catlett, Director of Health, Phone: (860) 647-3171

Joel Cox, Director of Human Services, Phone: 860-647-3091

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