Center for Community Wellness

Team Bios

Paul Ridker, MD, MPH

Executive Director

Paul Ridker, MD, MPH, serves as the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is a preventive cardiologist at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) where he directs the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. Dr. Ridker has served on the Board of Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center for 9 years including two terms as Board Chair and was instrumental in the creation of the BWH Center for Community Wellness. With research interests ranging from inflammation biology to the social determinants of disease, Dr. Ridker has served on multiple panels for the US National Institutes of Health addressing inequality and access to health care. Formally trained in cardiovascular medicine, epidemiology, and public health, Dr. Ridker was designated in 2018 as a Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association.

Hallie Rozansky, MD

Chief Medical Resident, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Hallie grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA. She attended Yale for college, and afterwards, moved back to Philadelphia, where she attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2017, she moved to Boston for her residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the Division of General Internal Medicine Primary Care Program. She graduated residency in June 2020, and went on to complete a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center, which ended in June 2021. She is now serving as one of the Chief Medical Residents for the Brigham and Women’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. In this role, Hallie continues to help facilitate BWH physician involvement in programming at CCW. After her chief year, Hallie plans to practice addiction medicine and primary care medicine, and hopes to remain very involved with medical education.

Mandy Bass, RN, MS

Programs Director

Mandy Bass, RN, MS, has been at Sportsmen’s since 2016 as the Summer Camp Nurse, a Health and Wellness Advisor, and volunteer in the School to Sportsmen’s
program during the school year. Mandy has been a nurse for many years, in roles of nurse manager, clinical specialist and school nurse before joining Sportsmen’s.

The positive energy, curiosity and incredible potential of the students in this community are what draw Mandy to Sportsmen’s. She works to assist others in their own journey to healthy eating, wellness, understanding how opportunities and obstacles in their home community affect their health, and empowering the young people to better understand all these factors in order to reach their potential.

Paulette Chandler MD, MPH

Medical Advisor and Nutrition Director

Paulette Chandler, MD, MPH, is a primary care physician and cancer epidemiologist with a focus on preventive medicine. Dr. Chandler studies the connection between nutrition and cancer prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chandler is passionate about educating the public about the power of healthy lifestyle choices for preventing disease and promoting wellness.

Jackie Wiley

Community Engagement Coordinator

Jackie Wiley (she/her) is STEC’s Community Engagement Coordinator and has been with Sportsmen’s intermittently since before her 2012 graduation from Wellesley High School via the METCO program. She has held roles in summer camp, School-to-Sportsmen’s, development, and behind the front desk.

Jackie attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She continues to study computer science and data management. Jackie enjoys art, music, performance, and her cat named Ginger.