Maria Yolanda Parra
Clinical Supervisor and Manager at the Mass General Chelsea HealthCare Center


What inspired me as a woman to work in health care was growing up in a household with a mother with mental health issues and asking myself if mental illness could be prevented. I am so grateful to learn that new research provides solid ground on which we work on prevention with mothers and their babies. There are few industries with as much capacity for human kindness, and the people who drive this industry every day inspire me to push forward to build a stronger health care system for the future.