Hull native named new President and CEO of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

johnsilvaGreater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) is proud to announce that John M. Silva has been named the Health Center’s new President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective February 16, 2016.

Silva joins GLFHC with 40 years of experience in healthcare and community health centers.  In his most recent role at Morton Comprehensive Health Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma, John has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Under Silva’s leadership, the Health Center has grown substantially: by doubling the number of locations, increasing provider productivity by nearly 40%, and growing patient billable visits by 33%.

John has also served in various roles with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), including serving as President in 1993.  As a healthcare consultant, John has provided support and training to NACHC regarding community health center management, strategic planning, MIS and EHR transition projects, and operational improvements.  Working actively with the federal government healthcare agencies, John has also served as a Federal Receiver for troubled healthcare organizations, implementing major organizational turn-around capacities.    Under his leadership, John has promoted growth and achieved strategic goals at several health centers, adding sites and services, improving productivity and increasing revenues, and successfully stewarding capital campaigns.

“John’s familiarity with the unique challenges and value of community health centers will truly be an asset to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center,” states Charles Zanazzi, Chairman of the Board of GLFHC.  “His extensive experience at the helm of community health centers will guide GLFHC through its next stages of accomplishments and challenges.  We are very excited to welcome John to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and look forward to working together to improve health for residents in the Merrimack Valley,” concludes Zanazzi.


John is a native of Hull, Massachusetts.  He and his wife Helena have three adult children.  In the interim, current GLFHC President and CEO Bob Ingala will remain in his role until February 15, 2016.

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