President's Welcome

A Message From Our Chapter President

Greetings from Greater Boston Chapter of NAHSE,    

On behalf of the National Association of Health Services Executives, Greater Boston Chapter, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you! 

NAHSE is a professional healthcare management society of black and many other minority health care professionals from around the nation who are actively pursuing diversity and inclusion at all levels of healthcare leadership, advocating for equity in healthcare among all populations and supporting students to achieve at all academic levels.  We strive to serve as a vehicle to help improve the health status, economic opportunities, and educational advancement of our communities.

Our Greater Boston leadership is a newly formed team of passionate developing leaders who will be working vigorously to ensure the development and sustainability of a robust and diverse body of members who will have a greater influence in healthcare. The Greater Boston Chapter was established to create a single platform for professionals of color to collaborate, design, and voice effective input into the New England health care delivery system. The continuous development of this Chapter will promote and bring awareness to Greater Boston and its surrounding areas of the continuously growing era of minority healthcare leaders.

Our theme for this year will be “We Are the Change”. Coming into 2022, remember, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for; we are the change that we seek”. I charge you all with continuing the legacy of our founding visionaries.

We hope that our vision and goals for Greater Boston commences your consideration for becoming a member of NAHSE. Join us on this evolving journey to cultivate a sustainable chapter that will embody NAHSE’s mission.

NAHSE Greater Boston is “Fired Up and Ready to Go”!


Deidre D. Smith, MHSA
National Association of Health Services Executives
Greater Boston Chapter, President