Neal A. Boyd, Chair
Neal A. Boyd was the former President of NAMI Western Massachusetts, and was the Acting President for NAMI-Massachusetts, which is dedicated to helping families and individuals who struggle with mental illness have a better quality of life. He is a Mental Health Clinician and has been active in bringing support, education, and advocacy to the inter-cities in Western Massachusetts. A chaplain on the Springfield Police force, Neal Boyd teaches and gives encouragement to offices who serve the citizens of Springfield.
Neal Boyd has spent much of his professional career working with youth, showing and teaching them how to overcome the struggles in life while contributing to their successes. He taught elementary and middle school for 12 years in the Missouri public schools and most recently worked for Sunrise Behavioral Health Clinic and the Disaster Relief Team at the Behavioral Health Network in Springfield where he helped survivors and family members with support and referrals to get their lives back together after traumatic events. Mr. Boyd is a very passionate and caring individual with a huge amount of love and empathy for people in all walks of life, understanding that we all have a purpose and must help each other.
Dr. Abdifatah Ahmed
Dr. Abdifatah Ahmed is a member of Community Caring Clinic’s Board of Directors. Dr. Abdifatah Ahmed is also the Co-founder and President of Community Caring Clinic. Abdifatah was born in Somalia, raised in Kenya refugee camps, and resettled in Massachusetts as a refugee. Dr. Ahmed worked very hard and was driven academically. He is passionate about social justice, youth empowerment, civic engagement, and eliminating barriers to healthcare access.
Dr. Ahmed received a Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in May 2003. Over the past sixteen years, Dr. Ahmed has worked as Pharmacist and has spent a lot of time working with immigrant communities and refugees. In addition, Dr. Ahmed is also the founder of Atlantic Global Aid, non-profit organization established in 2010 for the purpose of bringing building experience, medical supplies, nutritional supplements, and medical personal volunteers to Africa to build and strengthen sustainable community development initiatives through peace-building and participatory approaches. Dr. Ahmed delivered 40 Ft. containers of medical equipments and supplies to the Garissa county of Kenya. He also spent a year in Kenya to help build an OB/GYN unit in the Ijara district of Garissa county, where there is a high rate of mortality death for pregnant women.
Dr. Ahmed is an advocate for people living in poverty and those struggling with mental health illnesses. His passion and focus is educational in nature as well, and he encourages those he interacts with to understand and engage with communities in need.
Dr. Mary T. Wilson
Dr. Wilson is the Medical Director of The Danielson Clinic at Boston University, a position she has held for over 17 years. She is a Board-Certified psychiatrist with over 35 years of experience, trained at the University of Toronto, Boston University, and Harvard University. Pre-specialization, Dr. Wilson’s general medical experience includes working as an Intensive Care Nurse at Detroit Medical Center, MI, and in her own practice as a Primary Care Physician in Toronto, ON. Her areas of expertise include psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorders among victims of violence.
At the Danielson Clinic, Dr. Wilson collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to help heal psychic pain though a unique combination of clinical expertise and spirituality, offering patients a relational approach to psychopharmacology while providing intercultural competency with empathy, compassion and respect.
Dr. Wilson considers it a privilege to support the mission of Community Caring Clinic and to be a committed member of its Board of Directors.
Cecil Carey is an educator in Boston Public Schools and an active rank-and-file member of the Boston Teachers Union. He was raised in Maine, where he organized his community and immigrant communities to have a voice in local and state-wide elections. He is a graduate of Vassar College and UMass Boston. He moved to Boston for graduate school and fell in love with the city. Cecil is passionate about anti-oppressive problem-posing education, eliminating opportunity gaps and the school-to-prison pipeline, and creating schools that serve the “whole child” through wrap around services and community partnerships.
Dr. Maza Mohamed
Dr. Maza Mohamed is a member of Community Caring Clinic’s Board of Directors.
Maza was born in Ethiopia, raised in Kenya refugee camps, and resettled in New York as refugee.
Dr. Mohamed received a Doctor of Pharmacist from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in May 2003.
She moved to Portland, Maine, and fell in love with the city. Over the past seventeen years Dr. Mohamed worked as Pharmacist and volunteers with Long Creek Youth Development Center.
Dr. Mohamed is passionate about empowering immigrant youth by teaching leadership, civic engagement and encouraging others to lead as example. Being a member of Community Caring Clinic’s Board of Directors gives Maza the opportunity to give back to her community.
Kwaku J. Acheampong
Kwaku has over 15 years working experience in the Non-profit industrywhere he currently holds a position as CFO and treasurer. Prior to his work with Non-profit organizations, Kwaku held positions in the insurance and banking industries.
He is a co-founder of Foundation for African Relief (FAR). A non-profit organization which provides health care to underserved population living in sub-Saharan Africa. Kwaku services on the boards of Bethel Institute for Social Justice, Bethel Institute for Community Development and African Public Broadcasting Foundation.
Kwaku holds a graduate certificate in administration and management from Harvard Extension School and is a Certified Public Accountant (WA).
Kwaku is a graduate of London School of Accountancy where he received a BA in Accounting.