Community Health and Wellness Team
The Community Health and Wellness team is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the community. Meet the team to learn how they help community members access quality health care and support safe and healthy communities.
About Our Community Health and Wellness Team
Supervisor, Health and Wellness Operations
Eleni Antzoulatos oversees many Health Promotion and Community Wellness initiatives at Suburban Hospital. She manages the healthy lifestyle program known as WellWorks which offers nutrition, safety and fitness classes to community members. She also coordinates Worksite Wellness initiatives which help local businesses encompass healthy lifestyle practices within the workplace. The Worksite Wellness initiative allows the Community Health and Wellness Division the opportunity to build strong ties with local businesses such as NASDAQ and Lockheed Martin.
In addition, Eleni arranges Suburban Hospital’s health and wellness seminars and special events, including the Annual Women’s and Men’s Health Symposiums, alongside the physician liaison, marketing and service line administrators. Eleni is also responsible for producing Suburban Hospital’s Community Benefit Report, which provides specific insight on the health improvement initiatives that service the community. Currently, Eleni is serving a two-year term as a member of the Montgomery County Food Council.
Eleni holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from McDaniel College and Masters of Public Health from the George Washington University.
Coordinator, Health Initiatives and Community Partnerships
Sara Demetriou coordinates Health Initiatives and Community Partnerships throughout Montgomery County. Sara works closely with the older adult population to enhance quality of life and aging in place efforts. Programs like Senior Shape encourage residents 50 and over to build strength, flexibility and improve balance. In addition, Sara’s oversight of ongoing blood pressure screenings conducted at various senior centers affords community members to access ongoing monitoring and links to other needed medical services. Throughout the academic school year, Sara leads the coordination and programming of the Medical Exploring Program in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America to provide a unique hands-on learning experience to students interested in pursuing careers in science and medicine. Furthermore, Sara collaborates closely with the local chapter of Hadassah to operate the Check It Out program which delivers breast cancer awareness and education to 11th and 12th grade female students. When Sara is not on the road conducting community health programs, she focuses her time engaging hospital colleagues to contribute and participate in organization wide initiatives that support the United Way as well as the Adopt-A-Family Program.
Sara holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Community Health Education from Towson University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Program Manager, Health Outcomes and Evaluation
Kate McGrail leads health improvement efforts specifically related to cardiovascular, diabetes, and stroke prevention for the Hospital’s community benefit service area as well as in Southern Maryland (Prince George’s and Calvert counties). In this capacity, Kate coordinates the planning, organization, development, and implementation of community education programs, health partnerships, and blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. As program manager of health outcomes and evaluation, Kate also leads the implementation planning process, which guides the work of the community health and wellness division and measures the impact of its programs on identified health needs. Kate also supports the county’s growing aging population through robust, collaborative approaches to aging-in-place. Through the Village Ambassador Alliance, Kate works to bridge the village-hospital connection through education, training and resource allocation to support those community members who wish to age in their own homes to be informed, safe, and connected.
Kate holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics-Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross and a Masters of Public Health from George Washington University.
Administrative Director, Community Affairs and Population Health
Monique leads Suburban Hospital’s health transformation and improvement commitment to the community, which aims to improve the quality of life and reduce hospitalizations. Aligning hospital and community assets as well as focusing on unaddressed identified needs, she links health partnerships, community initiatives, strategic affiliations and collaboration with health coalitions, outreach activities, wellness programs and corporate projects to address established health barriers, disparities and inequities.
Monique serves on the boards of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA, Nexus Montgomery, the Healthy Montgomery steering committee and the advisory council board for the Archdiocesan Health Care Network. She is a graduate of the American Hospital Association and the Health Forum’s Leadership Creating Healthier Communities Fellowship, as well as a 2013 graduate of Leadership Montgomery. An 18-year member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club, she has served for multiple years on the Board of Directors. As a member of the United States Peace Corps, Monique also volunteered as a Health Extensionist in Ecuador.
Monique completed her undergraduate degree at Washington College, Master’s degree at Middlebury College and Master of Business Administration at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Manager, Community Health Improvement
Patricia Rios is the Community Health Improvement Manager for Suburban Hospital. Through quantitative and qualitative data collection and research methods, Patricia leads Suburban Hospital’s triannual Community Health Needs Assessment process. As the liaison for ethnic and multicultural populations, Patricia seeks to reduce health disparities in Montgomery County by working closely with safety net clinics and local health coalitions that increase access to chronic disease treatment and prevention for uninsured and underserved residents. Specific efforts include screening and education for colorectal cancer, diabetes management, as well as coordination of access-to-care. Patricia is also responsible for overseeing the hospital’s quarterly blood drive, and is the primary contact for public health internships and volunteering.
Patricia holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotion from American University and Masters of Public Health from the George Washington University.
HeartWell Community Health Nurses
Sharon Shapiro, RN, Leni Barry, RN, CDE, & Mary Flynn, RN, CDE (left to right)
HeartWell is a free health education program designed for seniors to increase awareness about preventative guidelines, symptom recognition and management, medications, blood pressure monitoring, diet and lifestyle enhancements. The program is staffed by Suburban Hospital registered nurses at three senior centers in Montgomery County. Learn more about the programs, services, and locations of the HeartWell program.
Washington Metro Oasis
Anna Stokes, Janice Pliner, Susan Moser, Leah Russi, and Karla Lazarte (left to right)
Oasis is a national education organization designed to enhance the quality of life for mature adults. Offering challenging programs in the arts, humanities, wellness and volunteer services, Oasis creates opportunities for older adults to continue their personal growth and provide meaningful service to the community. Learn more about the programs, services, and location of the Oasis program.
For more information, please contact the Community Health and Wellness Department: