Connecticut, United States
Mark Masselli is a name to remember whenever issues about free clinics are discussed. This is because he was one of those who ensured the establishment of CHC clinic in 1972. Afterwards, he served with the National Free Clinic Council in San Francisco to help establish other free clinics throughout America. CHC, like other free clinics in existence at the time, faced its own challenges. One of the notable problems it had was lack of fund and support from the people. Medical experts in government and private hospitals did nothing to support its existence because they thought community health service should be discouraged. Owing to his strong conviction about the right to health for all Americans, Mark Masselli motivated other members of the CHC free clinic to work zealously. The result was seen within a short while as more CHC sites, which could boast of adequate health care delivery, were soon established.
Mark's experiences and knowledge paved way for him as he was entrusted many other leadership positions in several locations. Some of the places where he showed his leadership qualities include: Nehemiah Housing Corporation, New Horizons Battered Women's Shelter and Oddfellows Youth Playhouse. Mark Masselli is also someone who can take up human rights issues to any extent where solution can be granted. He was granted the opportunity to showcase this quality in several international institutions and with expatriates while they traveled from one country to another. He visited places such as Tibet, India, China and Nepal. His name will always be remembered in South Africa for the roles he played in establishing the Bishop Tutu Refugee Relief Agency during the apartheid system in South Africa. Presently, his qualities are being harnessed at Godspeed Opera House, where he is working as a board member and treasurer. Mark Masselli is versatile, working effectively in almost all sectors including health and business. He has obtained several awards such as the 2009 Doctorate of Humane Letters presented by the Wesleyan University.