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.
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 Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s 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 holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics-Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross and a Masters of Public Health from The George Washington School of Public Health.
Director, Community Health and Wellness
As Director of Community Health and Wellness, 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 advisory council board for the Archdiocesan Health Care Network, the Healthy Montgomery steering committee and the B-CC YMCA board. 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. A 15-year member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club, Monique she has served for multiple years on the Board of Directors. Additionally, she is is a return volunteer of the United States Peace Corps, serving in Ecuador.
Monique completed her undergraduate degree at Washington College and her Master’s degree at Middlebury College; she is currently an M.B.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School.
Manager, Community Health Improvement
Patricia Rios is the Community Health Improvement Manager for the Community Health & Wellness Division of Suburban Hospital. Patricia leads diabetes education efforts for the community, and serves as a liaison for ethnic and multicultural populations. She works closely with safety net clinics and local health coalitions that increase access to chronic disease treatment and prevention for Montgomery County’s uninsured and underserved residents. Specific efforts include screening and education for colorectal cancer, hypertension and stroke, as well as nutritional counseling. She 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.
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