Dan Driscoll, Consultant at the Galway Group, was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Harbor Health Services, Inc. a community health agency that was developed originally through the merger of Neponset Health Center, where Dan was serving as Administrator, and Columbia Point Health Center, the nation’s first CHC. This new agency went on to develop a network of five CHC’s in Dorchester, Plymouth and in the Cape Cod communities of Harwich and Hyannis. Harbor also served as a federal 330 grant sponsor for three additional CHC’s, which then became independent grantees.
In the early 1990’s, Harbor’s Board of Directors prioritized the development of additional services for the elderly. After reviewing a number of models, Driscoll learned about a new approach through a Robert Wood Johnson funded technical assistance program operated by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center: PACE. In 1996, Harbor opened a PACE in Boston at a time when there were very few programs operating in the country. Harbor’s PACE presence is being extended to Brockton, Massachusetts in 2017. Both programs are sited on beautiful campuses, which were developed using tax exempt bonds and New Market Tax Credits.
During Dan’s 40-year tenure at Harbor Health Services, Inc., the agency grew from a small one-site center with 23 staff and a budget of $375,000 to an agency with seven service sites, a staff of 550 and a budget of over $70 million.
Prior to serving as Administrator of the Neponset Health Center, Dan was the Director of Health Resources for the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and the Assistant City Planner for Quincy Massachusetts.
Dan has served as Chair of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Board of Directors as well as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee. He also served nearly 20 years as the Vice Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the National Association of Community Health Centers and as a member of the National PACE Association’s Public Policy Committee.
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Tufts University, Dan was awarded a Comprehensive Health Planning Traineeship to pursue a Master degree from Cornell University.