Tufts Health Plan’s Marc Spooner to Chair the Whittier Health and Wellness Foundation Board

  • December 16, 2015

December 2015, Boston, MA – Whittier Street Heath Center has announced that Tufts Health Plan’s President of Commercial Product, Marc Spooner, will assume the role of Chairman of its Health and Wellness Foundation Board in January 2016, succeeding Sonja Kelly, who is stepping down from the role of Chair. The Board was formed in 2005 to oversee Whittier Street Health Center’s overall fundraising efforts to support its programmatic, capital and endowment needs.


“We are pleased and honored to have Marc Spooner’s continued leadership and support on the Foundation Board,” said Frederica Williams, President and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center.  “On behalf of the board and the staff of Whittier we extend our gratitude and appreciation to Sonja Kelly for her leadership and commitment to the organization over the last four years as a board member and board chair of the Foundation.”


Mr. Spooner has an extensive background in the health care industry and is currently responsible for all aspects of Tufts Health Plan’s Commercial Products division, including strategy, sales, marketing and product development, network management and the definition of the division’s clinical care model. Tufts Health Plan’s Commercial Products division is consistently ranked among the top quality Commercial plans in the country by the National Committee for Quality assurance (NCQA).


Marc has served as Senior Vice President of Health Care Services, Vice President of Provider Contracting, and Vice President of Strategy and Product Development. Prior to joining Tufts Health Plan, Marc worked for Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on the health insurance market.


About Whittier Street Health Center (

Whittier Street Health Center is a Joint Commission accredited, private, non-profit, independently licensed community health center dedicated to providing high quality, reliable and accessible primary healthcare and support services for diverse populations to promote wellness and eliminate health and social disparities. Serving nearly 30,000 clients with over 100,000 clinic visits and 20,000 community outreach visits annually, Whittier has a patient base which is ethnically and racially diverse and includes significant numbers of individuals from Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the South End and Greater Boston. Whittier provides a comprehensive array of 40 healthcare programs and services designed to meet the primary health care, behavioral health, and social needs of the community. Whittier is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level 3 (highest level) patient-centered medical home. Learn more at



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