Manny Lopes: Roots, Roles, and Rachel’s Night Club
This week Kip walks with Manny Lopes. Manny shares his incredible story of rising through various roles at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center starting when he was just 18 years old. Having grown up in East Boston, Manny talks about how rewarding it is to work in, and serve, the community that raised him. Kip and Manny also discuss the importance of lessons learned in the past year around racial justice and equity and the opportunity we now have as a society keep the momentum of those lessons going. In addition to his professional work in healthcare, Manny also reminisced about his love for music and his ten-year stint as a DJ. Manny Lopes is President and CEO of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, which provides easily accessible, high-quality health care to all who live and work in East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Everett, Winthrop, and most recently, the South End.