State Rep. Stephen Kulik and Cheryl Zoll, CEO of Tapestry Health, will speak on “How to Get Things Done: Lessons from a Career in Public Service” at a special event to kick-off the new academic year at the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy.
The luncheon event, which will also include a welcome from Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, takes place on Thursday, August 30, from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 at the Old Chapel.
Kulik has represented the First Franklin District in the Massachusetts House since 1993. During his time in office, he's been a leader on issues including public education, the environment and energy, economic development, health care, food and agricultural policy, and municipal government. He serves as the vice chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means. Kulik will retire from his seat at the end of this session.
Since 2014, Zoll has been CEO of Tapestry Health, which provides comprehensive community-based health services across western Massachusetts, offering high-quality care to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or income. She has also served as executive director of the Amherst Survival Center, was site director of the Literacy Project, taught at MIT, and volunteered with the Peace Corps in Senegal.
Guests from across the UMass Amherst campus are invited to join School of Public Policy faculty, students, and staff for the talks and free luncheon, to be followed by an ice cream social catered by Bart’s Ice Cream. Guests will also receive a free School of Public Policy T-shirt. Space is limited, so RSVP soon.