November Virtual Session: Leadership Commitments

Date: November 4, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Zoom (see reminder emails for meetings details for both Zoom meetings)

  • 9:00 LeadBoston alumni panel (open to supervisors, this year’s program speakers, and members of the LeadBoston alumni community)
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:30 Leadership Commitment presentations
  • 1:30 End

Complete the following readings before our program day:

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Expert Speakers

Chien-Chi Huang, Executive Director, Asian Women for Health, LeadBoston ’13

Chien-Chi Huang is the founder of the Asian Breast Cancer Project and the Executive Director of Asian Women for Health. Ms. Huang’s personal cancer journey led her to participate in national as well as local efforts on health equity and racial justice. Her remarkable passion for the community has changed the healthcare landscape for Asian women and created a pipeline of future leaders and peer health educators.

David B. Waters, CEO, Community Servings, LeadBoston ’03

David has been involved with Community Servings since its inception in 1989, moving from volunteer to board member, Board Chair, Director of Development, and eventually CEO, in 1999.

Under David’s leadership, Community Servings has evolved from a small neighborhood meals program, delivering dinner to 30 people, to a critical regional program that provides 15 medically-tailored meal plans to 2,300 people with acute life-threatening illnesses, their dependents, and their caregivers in 21 Massachusetts communities.

An advocate for integrating accessible, medically tailored meals into the healthcare system, David has formed partnerships with leading healthcare payers and providers to better link clinical care and social services, designing some of the country’s first health insurance contracts for prescription meals.

With 35+ years’ experience in food service management, David also created the highly cost-effective fundraising events, LifeSavor and Pie in the Sky, a Thanksgiving pie sale duplicated in cities around the country.

David is a member of the Tufts Friedman School’s Food and Nutrition Innovation Council. He is the former Board Chair of the Association of Nutrition Service Agencies, and is a founding member of the national Food Is Medicine Coalition. In recognition of his leadership and impact at Community Servings and within the Greater Boston community, David was named a Barr Foundation Fellow in 2017. A resident of Cambridge, he holds graduate degrees from Middlebury College and Boston University

Damian Wilmot, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk and Compliance Officers, Vertex, LeadBoston ’08

Mr. Wilmot is the Senior Vice President, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. He is responsible for leading the company’s Global Compliance (the Office of Business Integrity & Ethics), Global Litigation and Enterprise Risk Management organizations. Before taking on his current role in 2017, Mr. Wilmot was the chief litigation counsel and also served as the company’s interim head of
Compliance and interim head of Human Resources.

His previous professional experience includes serving as the chief litigation counsel for another global pharmaceutical company and as a litigation partner with Goodwin Procter LLP. Mr. Wilmot previously was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts and worked as a judicial law clerk on the State of Connecticut Supreme Court.

He has served on the boards and advisory committees of numerous nonprofit, civic, and for-profit organizations, including the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission (by gubernatorial appointment), the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. In 2010, the Boston Business Journal recognized him as one of Boston’s outstanding business leaders under the age of 40. He has also been honored as one of Boston’s most influential people of color in healthcare and life sciences.

Mr. Wilmot is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Suffolk University Law School in Boston.