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MCNP Concludes Special Meeting in Lieu of the Annual Meeting of the Members

Posted on 4/27/2021

Last evening, the MCNP concluded its Special Meeting in Lieu of the Annual Meeting of the Members with votes to amend the MCNP Articles of Organization and elect incoming officers.

The primary purpose for adoption of Restated Articles of Organization is to create a more workable governance structure so that the MCNP can effectively manage the operations of the organization and advance work to update the MCNP bylaws so they are consistent with current practices.

We are excited to welcome our new President, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary who will assume their offices on May 6th, 2021.

Incoming MCNP Officers  - May 2021


Laura Black, DNP, FNP-C
Laura Black has been a long-term active member of the MCNP, serving as President-Elect for the past year, Co-Chair of the MCNP Legislative Committee and member of the Legislative Steering Committee, having helped advance FPA legislative efforts.
Laura is the former Senior Vice President, Care Management and Clinical Services at Commonwealth Care Alliance and recently joined Tufts Health Plan as Vice President Population Health Management, where she is responsible for leading the development and implementation of innovative programs and services that manage medical costs, create clinical efficiencies, and improve member’s health and well being. Laura is excited to assume the role of MCNP President and lead the organization as we address new challenges and explore new opportunities following the passage of FPA.

Tracy Markwell,  MSN, GNP-C
Tracy Markwell is a long-term MCNP member who is currently practicing as a nurse practitioner on the Complex Care Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. Tracy is a clinical nurse practitioner instructor and term lecturer at MGH Institute of Health Professions and regularly precepts NP students, instilling in them the importance of professional involvement. Tracy is eager to bring her experience from the acute care setting and as an educator to the MCNP leadership team as the organization considers future organizational priorities.

Corresponding Secretary
Rachel Lien, MSN, FNP-C
Rachel Lien is a Family Nurse Practitioner currently practicing as a Primary Care Provider in Milford as she finishes her DNP program at Frontier Nursing University. During her recent involvement with the MCNP Membership Committee, Rachel has been interested in developing programs to better support novice Nurse Practitioners as they transition into practice. Rachel is excited to join the Board of Directors and bring her insights as a newer practitioner to help lead initiatives and program development to better support the needs of our members.