Leadership Team

Lisa Gibalerio, MPH
BWC Program Coordinator

Lisa Gibalerio is a Prevention Specialist with Wayside Youth and Family Support Network in Watertown.  She is a trained health educator and oversees the Belmont Wellness Coalition (BWC), administrating the five-year Drug Free Community grant which funds the BWC and directly impacts the youth of Belmont and their families.  Lisa has developed several prevention-centered workshops for both parents and teens around the areas of substance use prevention and mental health awareness.  She is also an Instructor for the Youth Mental Health First Aid training. Lisa received her Master’s Degree in Public Health Education from the Boston University School of Public Health and holds a BA in English and Public Relations from the University of Rhode Island. She is a long-time Belmont resident, and the parent of three children who have all gone through the Belmont school system.

Wendy Conroy, MPH
BWC Chair

Wendy Conroy is a trained Health Educator with a Master in Public Health from the University of Michigan.  She has been leading sexuality education programs for many years to  youth from Belmont, Arlington and surrounding areas.  She facilitates workshops to help parents navigate challenging conversations with their children bout relationships and sexuality.  In addition, she works to educate families about substance use and mental health issues that affect youth.  She is the parent of two teens and personally understands a lot of the challenges of today’s parenting.

Maeve Kennelly, LSW
BWC Program Assistant

Maeve Kennelly is a Prevention Specialist with Wayside Youth & Family Support Network at the Watertown Multi Service Center. She supports the Belmont Wellness Coalition (BWC) by assisting the Program Coordinator and engaging with the student volunteers and other members of the coalition. Maeve recently graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a minor in Criminal Justice. She currently working towards her Master’s in Social Work at West Virginia University’s online program. She grew up in a small town in Connecticut and moved to Massachusetts to join us at BWC!

Chantal Hoff, MPH
BWC Evaluator

Chantal Hoff, MPH, is an Evaluation Consultant at MXM Research Group. She received her Master in Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health in 2018. Since then, she has been working as an program evaluator in New York and Boston, supporting mission-driven organizations to understand the impact of their work using data and storytelling, specifically in the areas of mental health and substance use, maternal and child health, school health, youth development, and community health. When she’s not enthusiastically working with data, Chantal can be found reading, painting, or hanging out with her husband.