Andrea Burton, B.S., M.B.A.

Member at Large

Andrea Burton grew up on Copeland Street in Roxbury, less than one mile from the Health Center. Her family still lives in the Boston area.  She has a Master of Business Administration from Simmons School of Management. Andrea was elected to the board in 2016.

She co-founded Boggs Properties, LLC in 1998 as a carpentry sub-contractor on a $2.2 Billion HUD project in Boston, renovating over 100 housing units in the Roxbury/Dorchester area. She currently owns and operates Abigail Enterprises, LLC, which is a boutique real estate and asset management firm with six agents.  Andrea also facilitates Entrepreneur Workshops to help people identify ways to generate revenue streams based on their passions.

As the City of Brockton’s Director of Community Engagement and Liaison to the Mayor’s Small Business Council, Andrea is uniquely positioned to help people take steps towards fulfilling their dreams of success through home ownership, education, and business development.

Tanya Cabral


Born, raised, and still living in Upham’s Corner, Tanya M. Cabral is a graduate of Madison Park High School and Katherine Gibbs Business School, the latter of which she obtained an Associate’s Degree.  She was elected to the board in 2008 and currently serves as Secretary of the board.

As a product of the Dorchester community, her main tie to Dorchester, have been the relationships that she has fostered through love and service to the community.  From this loving community, Tanya, as a single parent, has raised two strong black young men.

Upham’s Corner Health Center has played a major role in her life as she, her great-grand parents, her parents, and now her children have all either been or are patients of the Upham’s Corner Health Center.

Maria Figueroa

Board Member

Maria Figueroa has been a patient of the health center for 40 years and was elected to serve on the board in 2017.  Her affiliation with the health center spans generations beginning with her parents, children, and now her grandchildren.

Maria started working at the health center in 1984 as a receptionist, and worked her way up to an accounts payable clerk.  She left the health center in 2012 and now works in the Business Office for the Match Charter School.  She resides in Dorchester and has always been very proud of her health center.

Althea Garrison, B.S., M.B.A.

Vice President

Althea Garrison has been a resident of Dorchester for over 50 years and has always been an active participant in the Upham’s Corner neighborhood and health center.  She has a Master of Business Administration from Lesley University.  She has served on the board since 1982.

Althea served as a State Representative from 1993 – 1994 and most recently was elected as a Boston City Councilor At Large.  She is proud to represent the neighborhood and the issues that most effect residents.

Clara Lennox

Board Member

Bio to follow

Dai Morehouse


Dai Morehouse was born, raised and has worked in Upham’s Corner for the better part of her life. She worked for the UCHC for more than twenty years.  Her family and her have been and still are patients of UCHC.

Dai has been serving the community and was appointed to the board in 2008.  Upham’s Corner Health Center has been an integral part of her life and her family members, all patients of the health center.  She is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the health center as a board member.

Winifred Pickett

Board Member

Winifred has been a board member for 10 years.  She grew up in Guyana, where she acquired primary and secondary education and worked as a midwife in a hospital before coming to the United States. Since her arrival in 1984, Winifred has continued to work in health care settings such as Mattapan Chronic Hospital and Boston Medical Center, using her medical skills to care for others and be an active contributor on the board.  She is a resident of Dorchester.

Carol Shamshak

Board Member

Bio to follow

Margaret Leahy Wirth

President of the Board

Bio to follow