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Administrative Team

James Breed, MPA

Division Administrative Director

James Breed is the Administrative Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital's Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine. He is focused on supporting the delivery of accessible high-quality healthcare for patients and their caregivers.

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Michelle StPaul, MA

Research Administrative Manager

Michelle StPaul is the Research Administrative Manager at the Center for Aging and Serious Illness. In this role she manages the operational and financial aspects of the center. She collaborates closely with Center leadership to support researchers and staff, manage finances, and coordinate strategic planning. Ms. StPaul received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She has over a decade of experience within research administration, training, regulatory compliance, and project management.


Benjamin J. Chen, DPM

Program Manager

Benjamin Chen is a Program Manager at the Center for Aging and Serious Illness. He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Rosalind Franklin University, Master of Biomedical Sciences from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He previously worked as a Program Development Coordinator at Harvard Medical School in the Office for External Education. Benjamin has also worked as an administrator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Naomi Gallopyn, MS

Program Manager

Naomi Gallopyn is a Program Manager at the Center for Aging and Serious Illness. In this role, she manages the National Home-based Primary Care Learning Network. Ms. Gallopyn received her Master's degree in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts – Boston and her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. She has worked on many research projects examining home and community-based services as well as the experiences of older adults and persons with significant disability at both MGH and in her educational career. She is passionate about improving the quality of care and accessibility of care to homebound older adults with serious illness and limited resources.

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