New head of operations at Harvard St. Health

Leonarda Santos

Leonarda Santos has joined Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center as Director of Operations. Santos comes to the Dorchester facility from her previous role as the practice manager for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) where she was responsible for the operations and management of two of their health centers.

“We are very excited to have someone with Leonarda’s experience and strong management abilities join our team and head the operations of our health center staff and facilities,” said Stan McLaren, president and CEO of Harvard Street. “As we move to a family practice model and expand the health center’s footprint, her skills will be essential in supporting our growth.”

Prior to her position at CHA, Santos served as the clinical operations manager at Whittier Street Health Center.

Santos received her MBA from Curry College and a bachelor in Liberal Arts from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

“My years of expertise in patient-centered and team-based care aligns directly with Harvard Street’s mission,” said Santos. “I am thrilled to join this organization of talented and dedicated health care professionals and look forward to ensuring that we are prepared for our next level of growth.”