Thursday, June 30, 2022
Each year the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women names women from across the Commonwealth as Commonwealth Heroines. I nominated Rachel Lee for her extraordinary efforts in protecting the public during the COVID0-19 pandemic. Rachel, in her capacity with the Hamilton, Massachusetts Health Department, used her skill and knowledge as a registered nurse to become a leader in the process of collaborating with 10 surrounding communities to form the Greater Cape Ann Community Collaborative. As the incident commander for the collaborative, her team formed a command staff and conducted daily vaccine clinics in several of the participating communities. Under her oversight, the collaborative continues to vaccinate residents. Today, she continues to protect public health at the Eastern Essex Regional Public Health Coalition.