Community Servings Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services and a leader in “food is medicine” research, advocacy and policy, announced the appointment of Silifa Wallace, CPA, MBA as Chief Financial Officer. Wallace, who most recently served as the Chief Audit Executive for Boston University, brings more than two decades of experience in internal audit management, financial reporting, accounting and risk management to Community Servings. “Silifa assumes a very important position on our executive team, particularly as we continue to grow our mission and expand our relationships with payers and other health care partners,” said David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings. “Her experience will be a tremendous asset as she oversees our stellar team of finance professionals.”

Prior to joining Community Servings, Wallace served as the Associate Vice President for Internal Audit & Advisory Services at Boston University, providing guidance on risk and audit issues to the Board of Trustees and senior leadership. Previously at BU, she oversaw a team as Director of Clinical Finance for the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

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Community Servings’ Dinners4Dads Fundraiser Benefits Fathers in Need

Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services and a leader in “food is medicine” research, advocacy and policy, has launched its annual Father’s Day fundraiser, Dinners4Dads, in partnership with Eastern Standard Provisions. Gift givers can send a special dad in their life a small box of eight gourmet Liège Belgian waffles with four topping flavors for $65 or a large box of 22 soft pretzels and four gourmet salts for $95. Each purchase is a donation that will support a local father living with critical or chronic illness with the nutritious food they need to maintain and improve their health. The gift includes a card designed by local artist Susy Pilgrim Waters inscribed with a personalized message. Supporters can also choose to send just a card for a $30 donation.

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Community Servings Grows Food & Health Policy Program With Grant From Alletess Medical

Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain-based nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services and a leader in “food is medicine” research, advocacy and policy, today announced an expansion of its Food & Health Policy Program resulting from a grant from Alletess Medical Laboratory. The Rockland-based company recently contributed $75,000 in funding that has supported staff positions dedicated to policy work, coaching and technical assistance as part of the Food is Medicine Coalition’s Accelerator, and the advancement of research and policy initiatives at the state and federal levels. “Alletess Medical Laboratory is an important new partner to our organization and we are grateful for their generous contribution,” said David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings. “Our Food & Health Policy team is hard at work on ways to expand access to medically tailored meals, not only in Massachusetts but nationwide, and to accelerate the adoption of this life-saving intervention more broadly in health care.”

Alletess Medical Laboratory has been a leader in the field of allergy and immunology testing since 1980. The company has also supported Community Servings by sending groups of volunteers to help the kitchen team prepare meals that are delivered to chronically and critically ill people throughout Massachusetts.

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Community Servings’ Meals4Moms Fundraiser Benefits Mothers in Need

Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families in Massachusetts experiencing critical and chronic illnesses, is holding its annual Mother’s Day fundraiser, Meals4Moms, in partnership with McCrea’s Candies of Boston. Gift givers can send mom a box of handcrafted caramels – available in two sizes, 40 pieces for $65 or 80 pieces for $95 – with a Lake Champlain chocolate heart nestled within the box. Each purchase is a donation that will support a local mom with the nutritious food they need to maintain and improve their health. The gift includes a card designed by local artist Susy Pilgrim Waters inscribed with a personalized message. Supporters can also choose to send just a card for a $30 donation.

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