Director of the Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities Interim Director of Social Services
Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, MS, CCC-SLP, FASHA, is the Director of the Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also has administrative oversight of Spiritual Care, Medical Interpreters Services at Massachusetts General, and is an assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Carmen’s career started in Miami, Florida, addressing the communication needs of pediatric and adult individuals who were primarily Spanish-speakers. Her career spans over 40 years in all settings across the continuum of care. During the last two decades her focus has been on leadership and administration, which has allowed her to influence the hospital’s mission to increase diversity, equity and inclusion.
Carmen was the recipient of the 2009 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Diversity Champion, 2009 Ernesto Gonzalez Award for Outstanding Service in the Latino Community and 2010 Boston Business Journal Champions in Health Care. Carmen is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and in 2015 was recognized as a Fellow of the Association.
Carmen is a member of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Foundation, which focuses on raising funds to support students at BHCC, many of who are students of color and/or first generation college students.